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Floor Cloth Fun

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Learn fun and easy techniques for creating a floor cloth. Match your home décor, paint a one-of-a-kind design, and make a floor cloth for the kitchen, the kids, and the entry-so many options. You will learn the quick and easy method of making a vinyl floor cloth. A number of colorful examples will be available to give you inspiration. This workshop...

$65

Saturday Dec 16th, 10am

Creative Painting

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Expand your painting skills with this ongoing class! You may choose to work in watercolor, acrylic, water mixable oils, pastel, oil pastel, mixed media, and/or printmaking. Receive personal instruction, critique, and guidance in an easy-going environment that encourages experimentation. All levels welcome!

$25

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Acrylics, Collage or Both

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Begin or continue your painting journey to create representational, abstract or experimental paintings using acrylic paint (tube or fluid), collage or a mixture of both. Individual instruction and a supportive environment will enable you to learn to paint, continue on your chosen path, or experiment with new techniques, processes and materials.

$200

8 sessions

Mixed Media Collage: Black Ink Papers

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Learn techniques to cut, fold, paint, and arrange handmade decorative papers on a canvas to create a unique and colorful 3D work of art. A variety of findings and materials will be available. Painting and drawing may be used in the piece but no drawing experience necessary. All supplies provided.

$50

Saturday Jan 6th, 10am

A View to My Heart

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Create a lovely shrine/altar using the beautiful Relics and Artifacts line of craft blanks by Sandra Evertson. A beautiful Valentine’s gift, or for year-round display.  You will learn collage and layering techniques with paint, finishes, paper and more while assembling a one of a kind mixed media piece of art that will be ready to hang or display...

$85

Saturday Feb 3rd, 10am

Intermediate Photography

at Sam D’Amico Photography - Penn Quarter
8th and F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Build on your already acquired basic SLR technique while adding skills and increasing your visual attention. You’ll strengthen your understanding and application of the craft of photography.  The intent of the class is to deepen the participant’s visual vocabulary and sensitivity while making personal and distinctive photographs. Already...

$275

4 sessions

Friday Jan 5th, 11:30am

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Zentangle: Candle Art

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

The warm light from a candle adds a lovely ambience to any room.  Use a heat gun and tissue paper to transfer your Zentangle artwork to a pillar candle.  Add crystals for holiday glitter!  Great hostess gift! Please bring your Zentangle supplies and a white 3” x 6” (8” is okay, too) pillar candle 

$20
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Vintage Accordion-Fold Book

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Combine transfers of vintage photos with fabrics, new and old, trims and embellishments to create a beautiful accordion-fold fiber book. A sentimental way to document a holiday or event, and makes a wonderful gift too! Learn to incorporate your favorite fabrics with mixed media sewing techniques, adding stitching and embellishing to complete a one...

$85
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Spinning Paper Thread

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

The art of making thread and using it to weave cloth dates back to the 7th-century in Japan. In this class, student will prepare papers to make shifu, or paper thread. Students will use rough surfaces and bricks, hand-held drop spindles, and spinning wheels to make the thread. The final stage is to weave a small piece of cloth with our hand-spun fiber....

$160
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Playing with Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Learn how to make interactive book forms that can easily be adapted to many projects. We’ll start by exploring some ways to make books using just one sheet of paper. We’ll then move on to making simple books that require minimal sewing and gluing. The beauty of all the book forms covered in this workshop is that they can be made with any variety...

$75
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Bookbinding II

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

In this one-day workshop, students will further their bookbinding skills to include three more advanced sewing structures, including long-stitch, Coptic and sewing over tapes.  These three structures will allow for the binding of thicker books, which will be ideal in the creation of journals or sketchbooks.  We will use a variety of decorative...

$160
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Introduction to Western Papermaking

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

This workshop covers the basic techniques of Western-style hand papermaking, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. It includes an overview of decorative techniques, including the use of pigments, inclusions, layering, and shaped deckles. Pulp additives such as sizing, retention agents, and formation aid are also...

$150
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Fabric-Stash Cloth Book

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

In this Play-with-Your-Fabric-Stash Cloth Book class, you will gather up your favorite fabrics, scraps — even those special heirloom handkerchiefs and laces — and turn them into a unique cloth book! Julie will lead you through adding stitched details, playing with appliqué techniques, and encourage you to get creative with layering fabrics. These...

$82
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Joomchi: Felted Paper

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Joomchi is a Korean technique for making textured, handmade paper. Students combine layers of mulberry papers of various shapes and colors to create a new piece of paper. This technique is similar to felting, but uses paper instead of wool. The resulting crinkled papers can be sued in surface design, bookmaking, collage, or anywhere one would use decorative...

$160
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Home Body Art Doll Assemblage

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Create a unique art doll using a wooden house body and found objects. Create a holiday ornament or an art doll suitable for year-round display: hang on a wall, or create it to be a “shelf sitter” (finished size is approx 8 in. tall, and 3 in. wide). We will use polymer clay to create the face from a mold, and then add color. Found objects such...

$70
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