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Studio Arts: Mixed Media Classes

Studio Arts Workshop

Exploring Encaustic - In Person

Sunday, December 3, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Spend a day discovering the creative possibilities of the centuries-old encaustic method, which offers rich and luminous color and great compatibility with collage materials.

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Collage and Mixed Media

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Students are introduced to the materials, tools, and technologies used in collage and assemblage. They find inspiration in artists who worked in collage including Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and Gertrude Greene.

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Mixed Media Art Warmups

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Art warmups enable students to jump right into their projects knowing there are no wrong answers. Students work with positive and negative space, do quick sketches, go beyond the color wheel, and use mixed-media techniques to build layers and texture.

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Altered Books

Thursday, January 18, 2024 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Create your own story as you learn to upcycle book pages as surfaces for drawing, painting, and collage using gelatin plate prints, textures, photo transfers, drawing, painting, and text redaction.

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Hearts and Flowers: Cards for the Season

Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

This workshop focuses on card construction, sentiments, foreground, background, and embellishments that together produce unique personalized cards. All card-making supplies are provided, including a generous assortment of premium cardstock paper, stamps, stamp block, inkpads, gems, envelopes, and other embellishments to craft at least 12 cards.

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Painting and Collage - In Person

Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Try your hand at a mixed-media approach to the popular subject of landscapes. Experiment with layering pre-printed and handmade papers, fabric, and textured materials to create vibrant compositions featuring natural and built environments.

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Mixed Media in the Style of Romare Bearden - In Person

Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

While Romare Bearden worked in many mediums from oil and watercolor to printmaking, he is best known for his mixed-media collages and photomontages. After looking at Bearden’s works of art, students try their hand at creating Bearden-inspired mixed-media compositions.

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Illuminating Positivity: Transforming Inspirational Words into Art

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET

Discover inspiration in favorite writings as you bring light into your art and explore elements of the human experience, including hope, empathy, and resilience. Use white, metallic, and colorful art tools on black paper to create a luminous effect. No art experience necessary.

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Crepe Paper Greenery

Saturday, February 10, 2024 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Learn to make three types of crepe paper filler greenery, running the gamut from single stems to complex branches. During class, produce at least 6 of each stem: lavender, eucalyptus, and pine.

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Build a Tiny House

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

It takes a village! In this class, students construct their own tiny houses, which they personalize working in paper-mache, acrylics, and mixed media.

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Image Transfers and Altered Photos

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Discover a variety of methods for making and using image transfers and expanding your creative horizons with photo alteration. Both techniques can offer new dimensions and interest to your artworks.