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Introduction to Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is now the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules.

Date of event
Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Have fun as you learn the fundamentals of floral design from Smithsonian Gardens horticulturist Sarah Tietbohl. She shares design techniques as well as handy tips and tricks as you create a stunning centerpiece for your holiday dinner table, foyer, or living room.

Date of event
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera: Moving Beyond Auto Mode

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Date of event
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Needle Felting for the Holidays: Elves and Ornaments

Add some handcrafted accents to the season by making a sprightly "elf-on-a-shelf" and an ornament of your own design as you explore the basics of sculpting, embellishing, and painting with a felting needle.

Date of event
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Memoir: Art From Life

Join Mary Hall Surface, instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, for a close look at Joan Miró’s The Farm to discover how memory informs the painting and can inspire your own reflective writing.

Date of event
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Orchids for the Holidays

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 holiday present to give to special someone on your list or to keep for yourself.

Date of event
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monoprints Without a Press

Love mixed media? This workshop offers the perfect way to expand your repertoire by creating an array of one-off prints using acrylic paints and other materials.

Date of event
Wednesday, December 11 and 18, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pysanky for the Holidays: Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Learn about the tradition of pysanky, the colorful Ukrainian Easter eggs, as you master the egg-waxing and dyeing processes used to create them.

Date of event
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wreath Making with Smithsonian Gardens

Bring home the beauty of the Smithsonian's inventive botanical holiday decorations when you create a wreath guided by a horticulturist from Smithsonian Gardens.

Date of event
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wreath Making with Smithsonian Gardens

Bring home the beauty of the Smithsonian's inventive botanical holiday decorations when you create a wreath guided by a horticulturist from Smithsonian Gardens.

Date of event
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Centerpieces with Smithsonian Gardens

Bring home the beauty of the Smithsonian's inventive botanical holiday decorations when you create a centerpiece guided by a horticulturist from Smithsonian Gardens.

Date of event
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera: Moving Beyond Auto Mode

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Date of event
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Beautiful Landscapes in Watercolor and Ink

Develop your technical skills in painting landscapes that vividly capture the atmosphere and elements of a scene.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 21 to February 25, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Introduction to Photography

Whether you want work in digital or film, this course offers a solid foundation for new photographers ready to learn the basics. Two on-location shoots offer chances to put your new skills into practice.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 21 to March 10, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Collage and Mixed-Media

Students are introduced to the materials, tools, and technologies used in collage and assemblage. They find inspiration in artists who worked in collage including Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and Gertrude Green.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 21 to March 10, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Painting Is for Everyone

If you’ve ever wanted to paint, here’s a class that offers the perfect introduction to the art—and will have you ready to pick up your brush with confidence.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 21 to March 10, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Beginning Drawing

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 21 to March 10, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Collage and Mixed-Media

Students are introduced to the materials, tools, and technologies used in collage and assemblage. They find inspiration in artists who worked in collage including Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and Gertrude Green.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 21 to March 10, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Joy of Photography

This non-darkroom course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital SLR camera as a creative tool. The goal is to gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 21 to March 10, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Introduction to Black-and-White Film Photography and the Darkroom

This course provides a thorough introduction to the 35mm camera and the basics of photo darkroom techniques. Students learn how to use the camera, compose a photograph, develop film, and make a print.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 21 to March 10, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain

Popular theory on right side brain activity holds that the right brain is primarily responsible for the intuitive understanding of visual and spatial relationships. Designed to improve the way people see and record objects on paper, this class provides a set of visual exercises to help build the ability to draw.

Date of event
Wednesday, January 22 to March 11, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Relief Printing: Linocut and Woodblock

Woodblock printing and linocut printing are ideal for creating bold images made up of patterns and textures. This course is an introduction to the relief print, from techniques of design and transfer through cutting and printing the block. Students design and produce their own editions, using nontoxic materials and employing both one-color and two-color techniques.

Date of event
Wednesday, January 22 to March 11, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Introduction to Photography II

Whether you work digitally or on film, this course is ideal for students who are familiar with their cameras but are interested in expanding their understanding of photography fundamentals.

Date of event
Wednesday, January 22 to March 11, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Oil Pastels

Both beginners and seasoned artists can learn to take advantage of the creative possibilities of this rich pigmented, vibrant, and versatile medium.

Date of event
Wednesday, January 22 to March 11, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Techniques in Modernist Painting

Experiment with a variety of painting styles such as cubism, suprematism, and abstract expressionism to learn practical applications of the concepts and techniques of modernism. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date of event
Wednesday, January 22 to March 11, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Continued Drawing

As an investigation of drawing beyond the introductory level, this course offers practice in using traditional media. Sessions focus on the four traditional subjects of drawing (still-life, landscape, portrait, and figure).

Date of event
Wednesday, January 22 to March 11, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand

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.

Date of event
Thursday, January 23 to March 12, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Beginning Oil Painting

In this course combining lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation, gain the technical background and experience you need to get started as a painter. Working from still-life arrangements, explore basic painting techniques, including color-mixing, scumbling, and glazing.

Date of event
Thursday, January 23 to March 12, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Open Darkroom Plus

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date of event
Thursday, January 23 to March 12, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Mastering Exposure

Take your skills beyond auto mode as you explore a myriad of your digital camera’s exposure options and features in this class designed for intermediate photographers.

Date of event
Thursday, January 23 to February 20, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

In this combination course, students work from still life, architectural interiors, and landscape to translate the world of three dimensions to two through the arts of drawing and painting.

Date of event
Friday, January 24 to March 13, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Grapevine Basket

Combine natural weaving materials and ribbing technique to creating a beautiful melon- shaped basket with grapevine handle and rim.

Date of event
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Figure Sculpture

Learn clay techniques and gain an understanding of the human body, gestures, and expressions as you sculpt a portrait, torso, or full-figure piece by working from life.

Date of event
Friday, January 24 to March 13, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Beginning Sculpture

Students work in clay to create portraits from plaster casts and a live model as they develop a basic understanding of the principles and techniques of sculpture.

Date of event
Friday, January 24 to March 13, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Traditional Oil Painting Techniques: Lessons from Museum Masterpieces

Explore the techniques of artists and schools from the early Renaissance to today as you practice the skills of the masters, using their exact colors, canvas types, and paint applications. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 21, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

Open Darkroom Plus

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 21, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

Introduction to Indian Textile Printing

Explore traditional Indian woodblock carving as you create beautiful pieces of textile and printed art.

Date of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 21, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

Using direct printing and water-based printing inks, create realistic looking schools of fish or a single artistic print simply by inking a whole fish and pressing it to paper.

Date of event
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt

Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making—including piecing, applique, and finishing techniques—as you work on a small-scale piece that can be used as a doll quilt or a wall hanging.

Date of event
Saturday, January 25 and February 1, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Open Darkroom Plus

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 21, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

This class gives students a chance to use Chinese brush and ink as they learn to write basic Chinese characters, short phrases, and poems.

Date of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 7, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

Learn To Paint From the Impressionists

By viewing paintings at the National Gallery of Art and hands on-practice in the studio, discover the techniques that artists like Monet, Renoir, and Degas used to created their signature styles—and learn to apply them to your own art. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 21, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

Portrait Drawing

In this class, students will be introduced to the basic steps of how to create a convincing portrait using charcoal or graphite. All levels of experience welcomed.

Date of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 7, 2020 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

Mixed-Media in the Style of Romare Bearden

After an illustrated lecture on the work of Romare Bearden, best known for his bold mixed-media collages and photomontages, students respond by creating Bearden-inspired mixed-media compositions.

Date of event
Sunday, January 26 to February 9, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The Joy of Photography

This non-darkroom course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital SLR camera as a creative tool. The goal is to gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images.

Date of event
Sunday, January 26 to March 22, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)

Beginning Drawing

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.

Date of event
Sunday, January 26 to March 22, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)

Figure Drawing and Independent Projects

Working from live models, students are encouraged to draw accurate or aesthetically strong works based on the figure. Open to all levels.

Date of event
Sunday, January 26 to March 22, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)

On-Location Photography

Great shoots start with great locations—and Washington offers plenty of unbeatable visual inspiration. Learn to capture this vibrant city and sharpen your way of thinking about shooting outdoors as you deploy a minimal amount of equipment and a lot of fresh perspective.

Date of event
Sunday, January 26 to March 22, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)

Knitting Circle

Expand your knitting skills and your creativity as you work with the instructor on a project, technique of special interest that intrigues you.

Date of event
Sunday, January 26 to March 8, 2020 – 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)

Introduction to Watercolor

Beginning students as well as experienced painters explore watercolor techniques and learn new approaches to painting through classroom demonstration, discussion, and experimentation.

Date of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Colored Pencils II

This one-day class is for students who have attended the Colored Pencil workshop or for those with experience who feel their skill may need a boost with this versatile medium.

Date of event
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Introduction to Pointed-Pen Calligraphy

The elegant script commonly known as Copperplate is unmatched in its usefulness for social stationery. Beginning with basic tools and mechanics, students discover how to develop their skills and to recognize the small details that make this style of writing so appealing.

Date of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Color Theory

Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experimentation, students enhance their experience of color as they learn about the color wheel, the Munsell color chart, and the attributes of value, chroma, and hue. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Tapestry Weaving

Develop skills in a range of weaving techniques as you design and create a one-of-a kind miniature tapestry on a small-frame loom.

Date of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Continuing Black-and-White Photography

This course is designed for students who have completed Introduction to Black-and-White Photography and wish to refine their black-and-white printing skills and their understanding of 35mm camera operation.

Date of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Introduction to Studio Portraiture

This photography course is designed for those who want to learn how to create portraits of men and women, using the special lighting controls of the studio.

Date of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Knitting for Beginners

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.

Date of event
Monday, January 27 to March 9, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Beginning Drawing

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.

Date of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Exterior Mosaics in Unglazed Porcelain: Retro Meets Modern

The natural look and earthy texture of unglazed porcelains make them a perfect choice to mimic traditional mosaics as you create an exterior project with a contemporary flair.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 28 to March 17, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Exterior Mosaics in Unglazed Porcelain: Retro Meets Modern

The natural look and earthy texture of unglazed porcelains make them a perfect choice to mimic traditional mosaics as you create an exterior project with a contemporary flair.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 28 to March 17, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection

Merge recent findings on visual perception with familiar elements of art to discover how your paintings can take on new and fresh creative edges.

Date of event
Thursday, January 30 and February 6, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Heart Basket

Use basic techniques to produce a basket that draws its beauty from a complex woven pattern that’s surprisingly easy to create.

Date of event
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Heart Basket

Use basic techniques to produce a basket that draws its beauty from a complex woven pattern that’s surprisingly easy to create.

Date of event
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Palestinian Waste-Canvas Technique

In the spirit of centuries-old embroidery traditions, learn to cross-stitch a traditional Palestinian design motif on an organic-cotton drawstring pouch.

Date of event
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Handmade Cards from the Heart

In celebration of all kind of occasions of the heart, learn to create one-of-a-kind cards for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and weddings.

Date of event
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Neon Light Sculpture

In this six-session course held at the instructor's Washington studio, explore the mysteriously compelling qualities of neon light and create your own illuminated object.

Date of event
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11 to March 10, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition

This intermediate-level photography course offers a better understanding of compositional elements and practices—such as simplicity, balance, and natural lighting—that promote taking better and more unique photographs.

Date of event
Wednesday, February 5 to March 4, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Watercolor Magic Tricks and Tips

Ready to experiment with some novel watercolor techniques? Try your hand at using some fascinating twists to add intriguing textures and nuances to your paintings.

Date of event
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Watercolor Magic Tricks and Tips

Ready to experiment with some novel watercolor techniques? Try your hand at using some fascinating twists to add intriguing textures and nuances to your paintings.

Date of event
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hand Embroidery for Today

Add the touch of your own hands to clothing as you apply basic hand-embroidery stitches to create modern designs to enhance knits, felted wools, and ready-made garments, including infant onesies.

Date of event
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Handmade Storybooks

Showcase your writing or art in a book as unique as you are. Book artist Sushmita Mazumdar guides students as they work with a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials to craft one-of-a kind storybooks.

Date of event
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera: Moving Beyond Auto Mode

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Date of event
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Manuscript Illumination in the Medieval Tradition

Explore the rich history of manuscript illumination as you use fine-tip markers or colored pencils to produce your own tiny masterpiece in the spirit of the medieval scribes who created some of the most beautiful and imaginative examples of the form.

Date of event
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Exhibiting and Selling Your Photographs

You’ve got a great portfolio of photos. What’s next? This valuable session covers how to prepare your images to exhibit or sell, get them seen by the public, and effectively market your work.

Date of event
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Paper Frenzy

Spend two days investigating new techniques as you have fun creating papers for collage and other art projects. Take home a glorious collection of one-of-a-kind papers accented by acrylic, inks, stamps, and other printmaking materials.

Date of event
Friday, February 14 and 21, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Composition

This class examines fundamental concepts of composition and their practical application in studio-art practice, offering participants tools to enrich their own work as well to analyze and appreciate visual art in general. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date of event
Thursday, February 20 to March 12, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive

Explore the materials, tools, and techniques used in collage and assemblage as you create an artwork that’s uniquely yours. The 2-day workshop, ideal for both nonartists and those with experience, is a great way to spark your creativity in two forms that offer wide possibilities for inventive expression.

Date of event
Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Grapevine Basket

Combine natural weaving materials and ribbing technique to creating a beautiful melon- shaped basket with grapevine handle and rim.

Date of event
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Indian Art and Calligraphy: An Immersive Exploration

This unique series combines detailed looks at Indian and South Asian artworks in the Freer and Sackler collections with the opportunity to try your hand at authentic calligraphy inspired by them.

Date of event
Sunday, February 23 to March 29, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Animal Portraits

Capture the essence of your favorite animal or pet in a one-of-a-kind acrylic portrait filled with color, personality, and affection.

Date of event
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Indigo and Shibori

Japan and India have a long history of using brilliant blue indigo dye to apply dramatic patterns to fabric. Learn to work with this timeless natural color as you create one-of-a-kind silk scarves using the classic Japanese shibori resist-dyeing technique.

Date of event
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Off-the-Wall Assemblage

Learn to spotlight personal mementos, objects, photos, and other materials in a unique three-dimensional form that can stand alone or be wall mounted.

Date of event
Saturday, February 29 to March 21, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Palestinian Embroidery 101: Birds of Palestine on Aida Cloth

Learn the basic Palestinian cross-stitch to create a traditional bird motif on 11-count aida cloth, a project that provides insights into an artistic language created, used, and taught by women to women across the generations.

Date of event
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Touch Painting

This unique adult finger-painting class provides an opportunity for artist and non-artists alike to enjoy the relaxing benefits of creative art-making by getting messy with paint.

Date of event
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Touch Painting

This unique adult finger-painting class provides an opportunity for artist and non-artists alike to enjoy the relaxing benefits of creative art-making by getting messy with paint.

Date of event
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art

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)

Date of event
Thursday, March 5 and 12, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting

Shooting a great photo is just the beginning. Get ready to show off your work by learning how to get your digital images printed accurately and to cut custom-sized windows in mat board. 

Date of event
Thursday, March 5 and 12, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Mandala Wall Hanging

Eastern sacred design meets Western textile techniques as students create a quilted mandala wall hanging based on the kolam tradition of Southern India.

Date of event
Saturday, March 7 and 14, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Exploring Encaustic and Mixed-Media Intensive

Spend a day discovering the creative possibilities of the centuries-old encaustic method, which offers rich and luminous color and great compatibility with collage materials.

Date of event
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.