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Studio Arts: Mixed Media Classes

Collage and Mixed-Media

Live Streaming

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, July 8 to 29, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Build a Tiny House

Live Streaming

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

Date of event
Friday, July 10 to 24, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Image Transfers and Photo Alteration

Live Streaming

Bring extra impact to your mixed-media work by discovering a variety of methods for making and using image transfers and expanding your creative horizons with photo alteration.

Date of event
Saturday, July 11 to 25, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

Where's My Muse? Flexing Your Creative Muscle

Live Streaming

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

Date of event
Monday, July 13 to 27, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

Live Streaming

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
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Crepe Paper Flower Making

Live Streaming

Bring to life a tulip bouquet that requires no water, won’t be eaten by deer, and will last months or even years. Learn the skills and techniques to create realistic crepe-paper flowers petal by petal.

Date of event
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET