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Studio Arts: Mixed Media Classes

Studio Arts Course

Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 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 Course

Handmade Storybooks - In Person

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

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.

Studio Arts Course

Altered Books

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 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.

Studio Arts Course

Collage and Mixed-Media

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 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 Green.

Studio Arts Course

Exploring Abstraction

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Explore the basis of abstraction by studying color, line, and shape as they relate to composition. Learn to create exciting and innovative works of art, using a series of drawing and painting exercises designed to examine non-traditional ways of handling traditional materials and subject matter.

Studio Arts Course

Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 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 Course

Kitchen Table Collage

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Explore creating unique mixed-media artworks by using food and plant-based items, recycled materials, and household tools and implements to fashion colors, make stencils, and add textures.

Studio Arts Course

Build a Tiny Interior

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

In this mixed-media challenge, imagine your dream home, then bring its tiny interior to life using papier-maché, acrylics, and other techniques.