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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes

Studio Arts Course

Wirework Intensive

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Wrap, weave, hammer, and bend your way to a new set of wire-working skills. Learn how to create custom findings, such as ear-wires and clasps; no-solder chain; and designs for earrings and pendants using wire-wrapped DIY frames.

Studio Arts Course

The Art of Floral Design

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 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, and photographing your work are all among the practical areas covered. 

Studio Arts Course

Calligraphy: Introduction to the Italic Hand - In Person

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

In class exercises, learn how to use the elegant Italic script for basic projects using various colors and papers. The class is appropriate for beginners or intermediate students with some familiarity with the broad-edge pen who are ready to develop their calligraphy skills.

Studio Arts Course

Mosaics for Beginners

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Weekly lectures, demonstrations, and work-a-long periods provide a solid creative and technical foundation to working with mosaics. Select from 8 unique patterns designed by the instructor with the option to work either in glass tiles or unglazed porcelain.