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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes

Master basket weaver Lori VanKirk Schue guides students of all levels in creating a round spoke basket in a pattern that combines twining and braiding techniques.

Event date Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Event date Thursday, March 28, April 4, and April 11, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Love mixed media? This workshop offers the perfect way to expand your repertoire by creating an array of one-off prints using acrylic paints and other materials.

Event date Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Spend an afternoon creating springtime holiday cards, as well as those to express thank-yous, congratulations, or birthday wishes, all in a memorably personal way.

Event date Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Event date Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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)

Event date Monday, April 15 to June 10, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class May 27)

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.

Event date Monday, April 15 to June 10, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class May 27)

Create beautiful 12-by-20-inch mosaic tapestries using glass and ceramic tiles, ball chain, costume jewelry, glass, and beads, and other items that spark the imagination.

Event date Tuesday, April 16 to June 4, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Learn the history and nuances of working with smalti, a traditional enameled-glass mosaic material, as you create a 10" x 10" mosaic artwork.

Event date Tuesday, April 16 to June 4, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In this combination course, students work from still life, architectural interiors, and landscape to translate the world of three dimensions to two through the arts of drawing and painting.

Event date Wednesday, April 17 to June 5, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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.

Event date Wednesday, April 17 to May 29, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (no class May 15)

Learn metalsmithing techniques while making a pair of asymmetrical statement earrings that are guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.

Event date Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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.

Event date Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Use simple wire-working techniques to create charms from mixed metals and stones. Instructions for a necklace, wrap bracelet, or pair of fringed earrings are provided.

Event date Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Create two pairs of earrings by hammering thick wires into a look reminiscent of sheet metal. Leave with one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

Event date Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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)

Event date Monday, April 29 and May 6, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

Event date Tuesday, April 30 to Thursday, May 2, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

Event date Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Create three different chain designs using wire-working, forming, texturing, and fusing techniques, and take home a necklace or bracelet.

Event date Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This three­-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)

Event date Tuesday, May 7 to 21, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Join painting instructor Adrienne Wyman for a “behind-the-easel” perspective on French and impressionist paintings exhibited at four of Washington’s leading art museums. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date Thursday, May 16 to June 6, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.