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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes

Studio Arts Workshop
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Just in time for the holidays, create a modern wreath design with fresh evergreens on a metal hoop.  Using a method similar to floral arrangement, combine local textures, shapes, and colors in your design.

Studio Arts Course
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

The elegance of hand-lettered calligraphy is unmatched by machine. This class gives students a chance to learn the basics of this graceful and stylish art in a relaxed and supportive setting.

Studio Arts Course
Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

The beautiful decorations of religious and secular manuscripts are centuries-old Islamic traditions. Guided by a graduate of the Turquoise Mountain Institute, explore the elements of gold-leaf manuscript illumination in the Afghan tradition.

Studio Arts Course
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Discover how to “see” abstraction in everyday objects and scenes—and then interpret it in a mosaic in classes that highlight classical mosaic technique and include work-in-progress discussion, lecture, demonstration, and in-class projects.

Studio Arts Workshop
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Although flowers can be hard to come by in the wintertime, citrus and pomegranates are plentiful and can add color to nature's otherwise muted palette. Learn how to incorporate various fruits into your arrangements and tips on using them as part of a table-scape.

Studio Arts Workshop
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and learn the fundamentals of floral design with designer Sarah von Pollaro. Modern-day romantics create a one-of-a-kind arrangement to gift to a loved one (or keep for themselves) as they enjoy champagne, strawberries, and chocolates.

Studio Arts Course
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Discover how to make a content calendar full of ideas that reflect your business mission; create on-brand templates for Instagram posts, carousels, stories, and reels covers using Canva; make and edit video content including reels, GIFs, and animations using Canva; and create stop-motion videos using the Lifelapse app.

Studio Arts Course
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Explore the spectrum of floral design. Sourcing (with a focus on sustainability), making the most of seasonal flowers, creating centerpieces, wiring techniques, bouquet-making, and photographing your work are all among the practical areas covered. 

Studio Arts Workshop
Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Learn from an orchid-care expert how orchids grow in their native environments and beginner care instructions to keep your orchids blooming.

Studio Arts Workshop
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Enjoy a fun, relaxing afternoon learning about orchid care. The advanced class culminates with an orchid-mounting activity.