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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes

Studio Arts Workshop

Summer Orchid Care - In Person

Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

Just in time for summer, spend a fun, informative afternoon learning how to safely move and care for your orchids outside in the hotter months.

Studio Arts Course

Upcycled Jewelry with Alternate Materials

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Learn to convert scraps of metal, fabric, and paper destined for the trash (or recycling) bin into unique pieces of wearable art as you add new techniques to your jeweler’s toolbox.

Studio Arts Workshop

Mosaic and Architectural Treasures of Barcelona

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET

Mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald offers a close-up and colorful look at Barcelona’s beautiful mosaic installations and unique architecture, spotlighting buildings in Antonio Gaudi’s signature modernist style and works by Catalan architect and artist Lluis Domènech i Montaner.

Studio Arts Workshop

Hardy Orchids 101

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Hardy orchids are able to survive outdoors in winter. Learn how you can incorporate them into your orchid collection and successfully grow them in your backyard.

Studio Arts Course

The Art of Floral Design

Tuesday, July 5, 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 Course

Introduction to Beading

Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

In this class, 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.

Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand

Saturday, July 16, 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 Workshop

Orchids for Beginners

Saturday, August 6, 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.