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Studio Arts: Mixed Media Classes

Studio Arts
Wednesday, October 14 to 28, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Delve deeply into the sources of inspiration as you learn to harness ideas and starting points for making art that expresses your individual creative point of view.

Studio Arts
Friday, October 16 to November 13, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (no class Oct. 30)

Learn to identify the elements of composition, and how to apply and expand design concepts in individual pieces.

Studio Arts
Monday, October 19 to November 9, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

In an artist-led series designed to provide a tranquil mid-day break, create small but satisfying works of art as a way to hit “pause” and incorporate a bit of creativity into your at-home routines.

Studio Arts
Tuesday, October 20 to December 15, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 24)

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.

Studio Arts
Tuesday, October 20 to December 15, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 24)

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 Green.

Studio Arts
Friday, October 30 to November 13, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Explore the materials, tools, and techniques used in collage and assemblage as you create an artwork that’s uniquely yours. The workshop, ideal for both nonartists and those with experience, is a great way to spark your creativity in two forms that offer wide possibilities for inventive expression.

Studio Arts
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Using direct printing and water-based printing inks, create realistic looking schools of fish or a single artistic print simply by inking a whole fish and pressing it to paper.

Studio Arts
Saturday, December 5, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Using direct printing and water-based printing inks, create realistic looking schools of fish or a single artistic print simply by inking a whole fish and pressing it to paper.