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Studio Arts: Mixed Media Classes

Collage, Assemblage, and Mixed-Media

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.

Date of event
Wednesday, October 16 to December 11, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 27)

Collage, Assemblage, and Mixed-Media

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.

Date of event
Wednesday, October 16 to December 11, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 27)

Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive

Explore the materials, tools, and techniques used in collage and assemblage as you create an artwork that’s uniquely yours. The two-day 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.

Date of event
Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Exploring Encaustic and Mixed-Media Intensive

The luminescence, rich color and texture, and quick-drying properties of encaustics have made this a favorite medium for painters for centuries. Get a solid introduction to its technical and creative possibilities as you apply the encaustic method to mixed-media projects.

Date of event
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Handmade Storybooks

Showcase your writing or art in a book as unique as you are. Book artist Sushmita Mazumdar guides students as they work with a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials to craft one-of-a kind storybooks.

Date of event
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Painting and Printing: Leaves Two Ways

Transform contour drawings of leaf shapes into transparent watercolor paintings. Then, use a walking press to make leaf prints on a variety of papers using water-based ink.

Date of event
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Exploring Book Arts: Themes and Variations

Guided by book artist Sushmita Mazumdar, learn techniques to create three standard types of handmade books, then experiment with creative variations inspired by books she has made at workshops at Smithsonian museums.

Date of event
Sunday, November 3 to 17, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Image Transfers and Photo Alteration

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.

Date of event
Wednesday, November 6 to 20, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

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.

Date of event
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monoprints Without a Press

Love mixed media? This workshop offers the perfect way to expand your repertoire by creating an array of one-off prints using acrylic paints and other materials.

Date of event
Wednesday, December 11 and 18, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.