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Studio Arts: What's New

Studio Arts Course
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Learn the fundamentals of knitting, including casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. Students learn by practice, and may start a knitting project during class.

Studio Arts Course
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Greet spring with flowers you create in an intensive 3-session course that welcomes both beginners and seasoned crafters.

Studio Arts Course
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

This two-part workshop focuses on the art of self-portraiture through photography and students will have the opportunity to create their own self-portraits.

Studio Arts Course
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Create a house-shaped book of personal experiences with artist Sushmita Mazumdar as she guides students through an exploration of the themes of loved ones, strangers and heroes, and spaces and places.

Studio Arts Course
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Create a lovely bouquet as you explore the basics of wet-felting techniques in a two-day workshop ideal for both beginners and more experienced felters.

Studio Arts Course
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Explore creating unique mixed-media artworks by using food- and plant-based items, recycled materials, and household tools and implements to fashion colors, make stencils, and add textures.

Studio Arts Course
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

In an in-person class, learn to create unique lightweight wearable art using the nuno felting technique, which combines wool blended with fine mulberry silk finished with felted designs.

Studio Arts Course
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this workshop, which provides a solid introduction to these cameras’ features and potential.

Studio Arts Course
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Through lectures and drawing exercises, learn how Renaissance artists used the Golden Ratio, the Rule of Thirds, three-point perspective, and the Fibonacci spiral—as well as how these elements can provide dynamic visual interest to your own compositions, no matter the medium. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Studio Arts Course
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

Learn the basics of filmmaking from pre-production to shooting to post-production, working with your iPhone. Each participant creates a short video to share with the class.

Studio Arts Workshop
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

Tangled up in a knitting problem? From dropped stitches to difficult pattern instructions to twisted stitches and more, learn a protocol to follow when you’re stuck on a project.