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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes

Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Beading

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

In this class, learn to create handcrafted jewelry. This experience is perfect for students new to jewelry making and those with experience who want to refresh their skills.

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Contemporary Mosaics: Ancient Motifs, Modern Materials

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Work with unglazed porcelain to create a modern interpretation of a classical mosaic inspired by motifs and subjects from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

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Calligraphy: Introduction to the Italic Hand

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Learn how to use the elegant Italic script for basic projects using various colors and papers. The class is appropriate for beginners or intermediate students with some familiarity with the broad-edge pen who are ready to develop their calligraphy skills.

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Introduction to Blackletter Calligraphy: Textura

Saturday, January 27, 2024 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Students discover the history, origins, and special characteristics of the Textura style of Blackletter calligraphy, one of the major typefaces in the history of Western typography. Learn the use of proper proportions and construction of minuscule and majuscule letters, numbers, and punctuation marks.

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The Art of Floral Design

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Explore the spectrum of floral design. Sourcing (with a focus on sustainability), making the most of seasonal flowers, creating centerpieces, wiring techniques, and photographing your work are all among the practical areas covered.

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Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

Saturday, February 10, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

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.

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Wirework Intensive

Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Wrap, weave, hammer, and bend your way to a new set of wire-working skills. Learn how to create custom findings such as ear-wires and clasps, no-solder chain, and designs for earrings and pendants using wire-wrapped DIY frames.

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Upcycled Jewelry with Alternate Materials

Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Learn to convert scraps of metal, fabric, and paper destined for the trash (or recycling) bin into unique pieces of wearable art as you add new techniques to your jeweler’s toolbox.

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Native Orchids of Longwood Gardens

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Pierre du Pont started Longwood Gardens’ native orchid collection in 1923 when he brought in Galearis spectabilis, an orchid that’s native to Pennsylvania. This class takes you on a tour of Longwood’s native orchids and shows you how this purchase blossomed into a world-renowned conservation, plant breeding, and collections project.

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Takuga: Botanical Prints in Sumi Ink and Watercolor

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Explore the Japanese art of takuga, the intersection between printmaking and watercolor. Use sumi or blockprinting ink to handprint leaves, flowers, or vegetables. Then learn how to paint these prints with watercolor. Leave with many colorful prints, ready for framing or sending as a greeting card.

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Tempered Glass Mosaics - In Person

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Tempered glass, also known as crash glass, creates a jewel-like surface and adds pizzazz to a finished mosaic piece. Combine collage and mosaic techniques using an overlaying technique that incorporates printed imagery, tissue paper, foils, stamps, metallic papers, glitter, and Mylar.

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Orchids for Beginners

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

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

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Orchids Gone Wild - In Person

Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

In their native environments, most common orchids grow on trees. This class teaches you how to free your orchid from the confines of its pot and mount it on a piece of wood. You receive an orchid and supplies to complete the mounting activity at the end of class.