Explore the basis of abstraction by studying color, line, and shape as they relate to composition. Learn to create exciting and innovative works of art, using a series of drawing and painting exercises designed to examine non-traditional ways of handling traditional materials and subject matter.
In an artist-led series designed to provide a tranquil mid-day break, create small but satisfying works of art as a way to hit “pause” and incorporate a bit of creativity into your at-home routines.
Take your mixed-media ventures in a new direction with 3D constructions using wood, personal mementos, old jewelry, metal fixtures, photos, and other found objects. Experiment with molding objects from air-dry clay, along with techniques such as weaving, image transfers, and stitching with cord.
Learn to sketch animals and objects found in nature, then combine your drawings with painting and additional elements and textures to create whimsical or serious mixed media art.
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 Greene.
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.
Use colorful Akua water-based printmaking ink to create evocative spring-themed prints on fabric.
Collage is an amazingly versatile art form with no limit when it comes to techniques and materials. In this beginner-level course, learn about tools, adhesives, materials, and appropriate bases for supporting a collage.
Discover a variety of methods for making and using image transfers and expanding your creative horizons with photo alteration. Both techniques can offer new dimensions and interest to your artworks.
This course is a no-judgment zone to let you recapture your yearning to explore different media and let loose. Work with watercolor, pencil, pastel, collage, and printmaking, and learn the elements of art and principles of design. Easy projects with handouts and samples are provided.
Tell your story as you fill three unique handmade books with original art and writing. Each book presents an opportunity to work with different techniques and media.
Use pressed botanicals such as flower petals, grasses, and leaves, along with watercolors and colored pencils, to make seasonal artworks. Learn how to select and press plant materials and create compositions with both organic shapes and rigid shapes.
Art warmups enable students to jump right into their projects knowing there are no “wrong answers.” Students work with positive and negative space, do quick sketches, go beyond the color wheel, and use mixed-media techniques to build layers and texture.
White-line woodcuts are multicolor images printed from a single block of wood. Learn to create your own by cutting a nature print or simple line drawing into a single wood block with a knife or gouge, creating the “white lines” when printed.