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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes

Studio Arts
Thursday, January 21 to February 4, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 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
Monday, January 25, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET and Monday, February 22, 2021 – 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, January 31 to March 21, 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
Tuesday, February 2 to March 9, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Find inspiration in both the ancient art of mosaics and the form’s international movement. Sessions guide students of all skill levels through the process of creating a mixed-media abstract mosaic. They also have the opportunity to experiment with several new mosaic fabrication techniques.

Studio Arts
Saturday, February 6, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

Learn the techniques needed to create unique fine mosaic jewelry as you create beautiful silver-plate mosaic pendants using a wide variety of materials.

Lecture/Seminar
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET

Guided by floral designer Sarah von Pollaro, modern-day romantics create a one-of-a-kind arrangement to gift to a loved one (or keep for themselves), and pick up great tips about buying and keeping flowers fresh.  

Studio Arts
Thursday, February 18 to March 25, 2021 - 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
Friday, February 26 to March 12, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Explore the creative possibilities of combining wool with other decorative elements such as metal, beads, and stones to make distinctive necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings, and other jewelry.

Studio Arts
Saturday, March 6, 2021 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Join an orchid-care expert for a fun, informative afternoon about the native orchids that grow in the northeastern United States, where to find them in nature, and how to grow hardy orchids in your backyard.

Studio Arts
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET

Escape into the unique world of mosaics in a lively pictorial lecture that travels to Ravenna, Barcelona, Chartres, and other locations to celebrate the beauty and expressive variety of the art form.