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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET

Join mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald for an inside look at a variety of mosaic treasures at notable public sites, contemporary spaces, and federal and private buildings that contain unexpected gems in Washington, DC.

Thursday, September 3 and 10, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Erase those memories of the ’70s as you discover that micro-macramé is actually a beautiful and contemporary way of creating intricate-looking earrings, pendants, and bracelets. In this 2-part class, learn the basic knotting techniques needed to make an attractive cuff bracelet with beads of your choosing. 

Tuesday, September 8 to 29, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET

Get an introduction to stylized lettering, including altered block letters, botanical borders, and illuminated initials with vines and flourishes.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Join an orchid-care expert for an enjoyable, informative, and interactive afternoon focused on America’s favorite household plant. The session is perfect for both experienced collectors and beginners and features a hands-on activity that teaches how to re-pot an orchid at home.

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

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.

Monday, September 21 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

In this three-night workshop, learn to create your own hand-crafted jewelry. This experience is perfect for the student new to jewelry making, or those with experience who want to refresh their skills.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET

Selecting substrates, materials, and adhesives that can endure weather year-round is the secret to successful exterior mosaics. Learn how to make those choices and find inspiration in fantastic examples of works by artists from around the world.