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Text & Image

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

This workshop is perfect for students who are looking not just to create a physical book structure, but want to fill it with content. We will start by exploring different methods to start developing a concept, then look at examples of artists books for inspiration on how to incorporate text and image. We will then experiment with various multimedia...

$150

Tunnel Books

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

The tunnel book structure is a charming way to view an inner world created by an artist. In this beginning workshop we will make two models to familiarize ourselves with the structure, the accordion-fold side panels, and how the expansion influences the viewer’s perception. We will also make a cover for one of our models. Most of the materials...

$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

Woven Fabric Basket

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

This craft project is a real scrap buster! Use a plastic needle, 1/2” wide strips of fabric, and some clothesline to weave together these handy baskets. No sewing machine needed: great for travel!

$20

Monday Mar 5th, 1pm

Simply a Pleasure Table Runner

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

This table runner is very attractive and actually very easy - so it matches its name - SIMPLY A PLEASURE to make! Showcase your favorite print in this vibrant table runner. We will make the runner in class, but the pattern also has instructions for 4 placemats. This pattern makes a runner that can be elegant or whimsical depending on your choice...

$38

Tuesday Mar 6th, 1pm

Pops-Ups for Miniature Books

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

Strategies for creating expansive structures are useful in miniature books, as they allow the artist to increase the drama and expand the content. Using cardstock and a small set of simple hand tools, students will build and bind a variety of structures that move above, beyond and behind the page. No experience is necessary, but previous experience...

$200

2 sessions

Woodcut: As Detailed As It Gets

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

Woodcut is considered to be the earliest of all printmaking methods. Students will directly draw their image onto a 16” x 20” wood block. They will begin carving their block after having different types of line carving demos to demonstrate the use and execution of black and white lines in the creation of an image, followed by printing their...

$300

4 sessions

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

The Dreamcatcher Reimagined

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

The purpose of this mixed media dream catcher isn’t to ward off bad dreams, but to capture moments in time from the past, present, or future. The base for this project is a metal tray (provided) which will be embellished with a lace doily “web”. Photos and other keepsakes will then be captured in the web. Additional embellishments will include...

$82

Soft-Ground and Open Bite Etching

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

This class will help students build up texture and depth on a copper plate quickly, and with a minimum amount of etching time. Soft-ground can be used to make impressions of objects such as fabric and leaves. Open biting is a quick route to a dramatic design. When both are combined, very exciting things happen! No printmaking experience nec...

$300

2 sessions

Paper Piecing: Mini Quilt Workshop

at Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio - Leesburg
102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20175

Learn to paper piece your quilts in this mini quilt workshop with Ceci! Paper piecing opens up a whole new world of quilt patterns. Learn this technique on a single block and make an adorable mini quilt. Supplies: Small amounts of fabric batting thread

$120

Kumihimo Braiding

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

Kumihimo braiding is a Japanese braiding technique that can be used to create unique pieces of jewelry, or cording/embellishments for fiber and mixed media art.  During the morning session, students will learn the basic braiding technique and create a necklace in the pattern of their choice. After lunch, the afternoon session will teach you how...

$92

Etching And Intaglio Techniques (Beg/Int)

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Beginning/ Intermediate Etching is a technique that allows the printmaker to achieve wide tonal range and unlimited detail. Using zinc plates students learn to produce images with line etching, aquatint, soft ground etching, and drypoint techniques as they print small editions. A $40 lab fee is payable to the instructor.  The Art League, through...

$220

9 sessions

"Notan"- Japanese Paper-Cutting Collages

at McLean Community Center - McLean
1446 Chain Bridge Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

"Notan" - Japanese Paper-Cutting Collages In Japanese, Notan means the relationship between light and dark. Negative and positive shapes, symmetrical, asymmetrical and geometric patterns are all explored in this exciting collage workshop. We will create beautiful designs of organic and geometric shapes using creative drawing and collage techniques.

$10

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