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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes
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.

Date
Wednesday, October 24 to December 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Holiday Cards: Making Memorable Masterpieces

Create one-of-a-kind holiday greeting cards while learning the tips and techniques of professional card making from expert crafter Karen Cadogan. Take home a generous assortment of supplies to design more greetings with your personal touch.

Date
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Art Deco Peacock Earrings

Create your own bit of peacock-inspired elegance with earrings that incorporate Swarovski crystals and wire-working techniques.

Date
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 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.

Date
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A Riveted Ring

Create a stunning ring in textured sterling silver using a rolling mill, jeweler’s saw, and cold-connection riveting techniques.

Date
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Orchids for the Holidays

Take a break from the stress of the season to enjoy an entertaining and informative afternoon with an orchid expert and come away with an elegant holiday present to give to special someone on your list or to keep for yourself.

Date
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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)

Date
Monday, December 3 and 10, 2018 – 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.

Date
Monday, December 3 to Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 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.

Date
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pendant Necklaces: Stones and Bails

Learn how to create gorgeous designs using stone pendants with tricky hole placement. Experience with basic wirework, hand tools, and making open and closed loops is recommended.

Date
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Personalized Best-Friend Necklaces

Create the perfect unique gift for a friend or loved one—and get a beautiful necklace for yourself in the bargain: Using metal texturing, wire wrapping, and basic metal-stamping techniques, create a monogrammed silver pendant with a gemstone bead accent.

Date
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wreaths with Smithsonian Gardens

Bring home the beauty of the Smithsonian’s inventive botanical holiday decorations when you create a wreath guided by a horticulturist from Smithsonian Gardens.

Date
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wreaths with Smithsonian Gardens

Bring home the beauty of the Smithsonian’s inventive botanical holiday decorations when you create a wreath guided by a horticulturist from Smithsonian Gardens.

Date
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
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.