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Studio Arts: Mixed Media Classes

Studio Arts Course

Creating a Tunnel Book

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Learn paper cutting, collage, and other techniques as you create a 3-dimensional  tunnel book that tells its story through several layers.

Studio Arts Workshop

Coptic Binding and History

Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

The nearly 2,000-year-old art of Coptic stich binding is still used in contemporary book binding. Create a Coptic-bound journal and learn about Coptic language, literature, and book culture in a class that is perfect for beginners interested in art, history, and bookbinding.

Studio Arts Workshop

Cards for Dads

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

In this workshop, create cards that celebrate all of life’s events with a nod to the masculine. Attention is given to card construction, sentiments, a bit of masking, and statement embellishments. Beginners and experienced card makers are welcome

Studio Arts Course

Image Transfers and Photo Alteration

Monday, June 6, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

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.

Studio Arts Course

Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Explore the materials, tools, and techniques used in collage and assemblage as you create an artwork that’s uniquely yours. The two-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.

Studio Arts Course

Build a Tiny House

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

It takes a village! In this class, students construct their own tiny houses, which they personalize working in paper-mache, acrylics, and mixed-media.

Studio Arts Course

Collage and Mixed-Media

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

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.

Studio Arts Course

Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind

Monday, July 11, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

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.

Studio Arts Course

Going 3D – Explorations in Alternative Surfaces and Forms - In Person

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Experiment with this mixed-media form as you create tactile pieces working with wood panels and boxes. Explore ways to enshrine personal mementos, objects, photos, and other materials in a three-dimensional format.