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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes
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
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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
Monday, January 7 to March 11, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18)
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
Monday, January 7 to March 11, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18)
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
Wednesday, January 9 to February 27, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Calligraphy: Introduction to the Italic Hand

The elegant and enduring Italic script has a venerable legacy. Begin your study of these versatile hand-written alphabets, which translate well into many practical and artistic applications.

Date
Thursday, January 10 to February 28, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 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
Thursday, January 10 to February 28, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Introduction to Afghan Manuscript Illumination

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.

Date
Saturday, January 12 to March 9, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)
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
Saturday, January 12 to February 23, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)
Composition

This three­-session workshop 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
Monday, January 28 to February 11, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Art From a Broken Dish: Mosaics in the Pique Assiette Tradition

Take fresh to look at those chipped plates, old ceramic figurines, and other odds ends that accumulate in your home. Learn to transform them into the raw materials for one-of-a-kind mosaic pieces assembled in the centuries-old folk art technique called pique assiette.

Date
Tuesday, January 29 to March 19, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Art From a Broken Dish: Mosaics in the Pique Assiette Tradition

Take fresh to look at those chipped plates, old ceramic figurines, and other odds ends that accumulate in your home. Learn to transform them into the raw materials for one-of-a-kind mosaic pieces assembled in the centuries-old folk art technique called pique assiette.

Date
Tuesday, January 29 to March 19, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Bouquets

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) as they enjoy champagne, strawberries, and chocolates.

Date
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Penland Pottery Basket

Master basket weaver Lori VanKirk Schue guides students of all levels in creating a round spoke basket in a pattern that combines twining and braiding techniques.

Date
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 1:00 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
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.