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Mixed Media in the Style of Romare Bearden - In Person

3 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

3 sessions from Sunday, February 4, 2024, to Sunday, February 18, 2024
Upcoming Session:
Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1E00BP
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Materials for this program

Empress of the Blues, 1974, by Romare Bearden

While Romare Bearden (1911-1988) worked in many mediums from oil and watercolor to printmaking, he is best known for his mixed-media collages and photomontages. His expressive compositions feature urban scenes, rural life, and the jazz scene. After looking at Bearden’s works of art and the coded messages in his collages, students try their hand at creating Bearden-inspired mixed-media compositions using a variety of fabrics, papers, stencils, photographs, paint, and drawing materials on a variety of surfaces. Elements of composition are covered alongside technical components like adhesives and supports. Development of personal style and visual storytelling are encouraged.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Sandra Warren Gobar.
  • This program includes 3 sessions, 5 hours each.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, February 2, 2024.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is in person and will not be recorded.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
  • Please note our Health and Safety guidance for this in-person program.
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