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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes
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.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sip and Sample: Try Your Hand at Three Studio Arts Classes

Get a taste of three of our most popular studio arts courses—in printmaking, drawing, and mixed-media—for a single night each as you enjoy a glass of wine and stimulate the artist within.

Thursday, March 28, April 4, and April 11, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 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.

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pysanky: A Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Workshop

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

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Handmade Cards: Mother’s Day and More

Spend an afternoon creating springtime holiday cards, as well as those to express thank-yous, congratulations, or birthday wishes, all in a memorably personal way.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Orchid Afternoon: Orchids for Beginners

Learn from an orchid-care expert how orchids grow in their native environments, and pick up care instructions to keep your orchids blooming.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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)

Monday, April 15 to June 10, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class May 27)
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.

Monday, April 15 to June 10, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class May 27)
Create a Mosaic Tapestry

Create beautiful 12-by-20-inch mosaic tapestries using glass and ceramic tiles, ball chain, costume jewelry, glass, and beads, and other items that spark the imagination.

Tuesday, April 16 to June 4, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Introduction to Smalti Mosaics

Learn the history and nuances of working with smalti, a traditional enameled-glass mosaic material, as you create a 10" x 10" mosaic artwork.

Tuesday, April 16 to June 4, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 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.

Wednesday, April 17 to June 5, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Sogetsu Ikebana: Modern Japanese Flower Arranging

The elegance and aesthetic harmony of ikebana—Japanese flower arranging—have inspired poets and artists since its founding. In this course for beginning and continuing students, participants learn basic styles of ikebana as taught by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Japan.

Wednesday, April 17 to May 29, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (no class May 15)
Abstract Silver and Gemstone Earrings

Learn metalsmithing techniques while making a pair of asymmetrical statement earrings that are guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Riveted Bangle Bracelets

Add a bit of jingle to your holiday season with a set of beautiful, made-by-you, bangle bracelets. The class is perfect for beginners and those with previous wire or metalsmithing experience.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jewelry Workshop: Charming Designs

Use simple wire-working techniques to create charms from mixed metals and stones. Instructions for a necklace, wrap bracelet, or pair of fringed earrings are provided.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hammered Hoop Earrings

Create two pairs of earrings by hammering thick wires into a look reminiscent of sheet metal. Leave with one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 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)

Monday, April 29 and May 6, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Introduction to Beading

In this three-night workshop, learn to create your own hand-crafted jewelry. This experience is perfect for the student new to jewelry making, or those with experience who want to refresh their skills.

Tuesday, April 30 to Thursday, May 2, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fabulous Findings and Dramatic Dangles

In this workshop, create one-of-a-kind necklaces and earring sets using wire. Students explore different designs and methods for headpins, clasps, ear wires, hoops, and charms.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jewelry Workshop: Creative Chains

Create three different chain designs using wire-working, forming, texturing, and fusing techniques, and take home a necklace or bracelet.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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)

Tuesday, May 7 to 21, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Out and About with an Artist

Join painting instructor Adrienne Wyman for a “behind-the-easel” perspective on French and impressionist paintings exhibited at four of Washington’s leading art museums. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Thursday, May 16 to June 6, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.