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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes

Studio Arts
Sunday, November 1, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Make a coiled chain in a beautifully fluid design that can be used to showcase a stone pendant or is gorgeous enough to be worn on its own. Learn the secrets to great-looking wire work, as well as hammering and finishing techniques.

Studio Arts
Thursday, November 5 to December 3, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 26)

In this class that focuses on the basics of drawing letters from scratch, students create a finished hand-lettered piece worthy of framing.

Studio Arts
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET

Sarinda Jones, a kiln-formed glass artist and alumna of the internationally renowned Pilchuck Glass School, guides you in creating a colorful fused-glass plate just in time for holiday table settings, gift giving, or everyday use.

Studio Arts
Sunday, November 22, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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
Sunday, December 6, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Take a break from the stress of the season to enjoy an entertaining and informative afternoon with an orchid expert and come away with an elegant orchid centerpiece.

Studio Arts
Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET

Inspired by the first lady crafting tradition, create a holiday ornament for your house, inspired by the people’s house: Michelle Obama’s meaningful hanging envelope.