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Pictures That Speak: Word Art from Ancient “Alphabets”

In this time-travelling workshop, learn to draw and paint pictures that actually spell words—using the oldest syllabaries, alphabet signs, and symbols in the world.

Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sip and Sample: Try Your Hand at Three Studio Arts Classes
3-Session Evening Course

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

Date
Tuesday, September 12 to 26, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Smithsonian-Inspired Floral Design
3-Session Evening Course

Sarah von Pollaro of Washington’s Urban Petals Floral Design leads you through assembling some artful arrangements and passes along a pro’s tips for unleashing your creative flower power.

Date
Tuesday, Sept. 12 to 26, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Contemporary Mosaics: Dimensional Landscapes
8-Session Daytime Course

Explore a range of compositional techniques as you create a stylized representational landscape filled with texture and dimension using materials including smalti, stained glass, milleflori, shells, pebbles, and found objects.

Date
Tuesday, October 10 to December 5, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand
8-Session Daytime Course

The elegance of hand-lettered calligraphy is unmatched by machine. This class gives students a chance to learn the basics of this graceful and stylish art in a relaxed and supportive setting.

Date
Tuesday, October 10 to December 5, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Relief Printing: Linocut and Woodblock
8-Session Evening Course

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.

Date
Tuesday, October 10 to December 5, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Calligraphy: Introduction to the Italic Hand
8-Session Evening Course

The elegant and enduring Italic script has a venerable legacy. Begin your study of these versatile hand-written alphabets, which translate well into many practical and artistic applications.

Date
Tuesday, October 10 to December 5, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Mosaics: Ancient Motifs, Modern Materials
8-Session Evening Course

Students create a modern interpretation of a classical mosaic design using unglazed ceramic porcelain, an ideal material to mimic the look of traditional mosaics. The class includes a review of the history of mosaics to provide an understanding of classical design and fabrication. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Tuesday, October 10 to December 5, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Color Theory
8-Session Evening Course

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)

Date
Thursday, October 12 to December 7, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Introduction to Pointed-Pen Calligraphy
8-Session Evening Course

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.

Date
Monday, October 16 to December 4, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art: Or, Who Was Fibonacci and What Did He Do for Art?
2-Session Daytime Course

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
Tuesday, October 17 and 24, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sogetsu Ikebana: Modern Japanese Flower Arranging
6-Session Evening Course

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 25 to December 6, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 22)
Curly Basket Workshop

Learn to embellish a flat-weave basket with curling accents that offer plenty of color, dimension, and interest.

Date
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Composition
2-Session Weekend Course

This two­-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)

Date
Saturday, October 28 and November 4, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Gourd Basket Workshop

A hollow dried gourd provides the foundation for a beautiful basket sure to accent your autumn décor. Learn to apply a coil-woven rim and long-leaf pine needles to complement the gourd’s natural beauty.

Date
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wirework Workshop: An Abacus Pendant

Learn the terminology, tools, and techniques of wirework as you create a colorful abacus-style beaded pendant.

Date
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunburst Wire-Wrapped Earrings

Inspired by the rays of the sun, create a gorgeous pair of earrings that make a huge statement while being lightweight and easy on your earlobes.

Date
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Egyptian Coil Chain Bracelet

Egyptian-inspired jewelry was all the rage in the 1920s. Learn the secrets to great-looking wire work and hammering and finishing techniques as you create a fluid coil chain any flapper would be proud to wear.

Date
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Introduction to Beading
3-Session Evening Course

Learn to create unique bracelets, necklaces, and earrings as you cover the basics of bead stringing, wire-working, and pearl knotting, as well as other aspect of beadwork in this three-night workshop.

Date
Monday to Wednesday, December 4 to 6, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fiber Jewelry: Put a Tassel on It!

Learn to work with metal discs and wire to create two styles of tasseled adornments that can be used to make earrings or as pendants for necklaces.

Date
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 9, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tempered Glass Mosaic Workshop

Learn to add a shimmering, mosaic-like quality to your artworks by adding a tempered-glass overlay. This workshop, packed with practical tips and techniques, is the ideal way to experiment with its possibilities.

Date
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pendant Necklaces: Stones and Bails

Students learn how to design stone pendants that have tricky hole placement such as doughnuts and top-drilled and front-to-back-drilled pieces. With just wire and a few tools and beads, several stunning pendants may be finished during the class.

Date
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 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
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.