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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes

Studio Arts Course
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Join floral artist Arrin Sutliff to 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 Course
Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

This class offers an introduction in the basic calligraphic strokes that make up the Foundational Hand, the starting point for learning other hands such as Italic and Black Letter. Students will begin forming these letterforms first by using dual pencils and then the broad-edged pen.

Studio Arts Course
Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 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 Workshop
Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Henna tattoos reflect an ancient and beautiful practice of body art. Explore the form’s history as you learn to apply simple traditional Indian henna designs.

Studio Arts Course
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Combine mosaic and assemblage while exploring where traditional and non-traditional materials meet. Students will learn design and composition theories while working with the portrait as a subject.

Studio Arts Workshop
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Like the myriad of small pieces of colored stone, tile, and glass that make up a mosaic, the Washington, DC area contains a surprising number of works that together provide a picture of the styles and techniques that mark an art form that’s been practiced since ancient times. Join mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald for a virtual tour of a wide variety of local mosaic treasures at notable public sites, contemporary spaces, and federal and private buildings.

Studio Arts Workshop
Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

In their native environments, most common orchids grow above the soil attached to trees or rocks. Discover the unique attributes of orchids that allow them to grow this way.