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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes

Studio Arts
Saturday, March 6, 2021 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Join an orchid-care expert for a fun, informative afternoon about the native orchids that grow in the northeastern United States, where to find them in nature, and how to grow hardy orchids in your backyard.

Studio Arts
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET

Escape into the unique world of mosaics in a lively pictorial lecture that travels to Ravenna, Barcelona, Chartres, and other locations to celebrate the beauty and expressive variety of the art form. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Studio Arts
Monday, April 12 to May 3, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET

Alcohol inks can be used on a variety of surfaces, including glossy paper, plastic, metal, and glass. Classes focus on materials and techniques.

Studio Arts
Tuesday, April 13 to May 18, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Students of all skill levels are guided through the process of creating a contemporary glass mosaic as they master cutting techniques and embrace classical mosaic sensibilities.

Studio Arts
Saturday, April 17 to May 1, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Create a unique and functional decorative book perfect for journaling and note-taking.

Studio Arts
Saturday, April 17 to June 12, 2021 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET (no class May 29)

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.

Studio Arts
Sunday, April 18 to June 13, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET (no class May 30)

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.

Studio Arts
Friday, April 30 to May 21, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Optimize your Instagram profile and create fun and engaging posts using the Canva platform and Lifelapse (stop motion) apps.

Studio Arts
Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Inspired by how you understand the meaning of “house,” construct a house-shaped star book with internal pockets using cardstock, mat board, ribbon, and special surface design techniques.

Studio Arts
Sunday, May 23, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Henna tattoos reflect an ancient and beautiful practice of body art. Explore the form’s history as you learn to apply simple traditional Indian henna designs.

Studio Arts
Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Just in time for summer, spend a fun, informative afternoon learning how to safely move and care for your orchids outside in the hotter months.