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Exploring Street Photography

at Capital Photography Center - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 1616 H St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Street photography is very popular now more than ever because photographers have access to high quality cameras in mobile phones and smaller high resolution digital cameras. A camera’s ease of access and proliferation raises the issues of ethics and privacy in public places and the difference between a snapshot and a street photograph. This hands-on...

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$99

Paper Marbling

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Marbling is a fun art with an infinite variety of patterns and color combinations. The process is simple and in addition to bookbinding, marbled papers can be used for picture framing, placemats, notecards, desk sets, collages, origami, lampshades, and for covering just about anything such as boxes and cans. This workshop is a challenge of artistic...

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$55

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Pronto Papermaking

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

Want to learn how to make paper, but don't have a lot of extra time? Come dip your toes in the pulp (not literally), and quickly learn how to form, press and dry sheets of handmade paper. You're sure to have a good time, meet other creatives, and leave the workshop with 20 sheets of handmade paper in a variety of colors.

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$75

Japanese Papermaking

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

Japanese paper, known as washi, is characterized by its thinness and strength. Although the technique is applicable to all plant fibers, it is commonly made from the inner bark of the mulberry bush.  This class progresses through all the steps in Japanese papermaking, starting with pulp preparationall the steps of Japanese papermaking, starting...

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$115

"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.

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$10

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...

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$150

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 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...

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$160

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Bookbinding I

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

This one-day workshop will introduce students to the basics of bookbinding, including appropriate materials and tools needed to make your own notebooks, journals or albums. Book structures taught will be the pamphlet, accordion, and Japanese stab binding. Additionally, students will learn how to: properly cover boards for hard covered books...

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$160

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...

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$75

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...

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$160

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....

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$160

Collage: Discovery And Transformation

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

Using collected papers, images, odds and ends, participants will explore collage using the five universal shapes (circle, square, triangle, equidistant cross, and spiral) to discover and understand ones own individual current world view. We'll integrate both disparate and complimentary small fragments into new compositions that incorporate the universal...

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$175

6 sessions

Water/Color/Paper (Intermediate)

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

In this class the emphasis is on working with the elements that make watercolor unique and challenging the water itself, the hues of different paints, and the complexities of various paper surfaces. Attention to composition, exposure to works of other artists, and critique of our own work are a large part of the sessions. Class includes interior,...

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$290

8 sessions

Eco-Dyeing on Paper

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

In this one day class you will learn how to dye paper with leaves and other assorted materials. We will also make an accordion book to take home.  During our lunch break we will take a field trip around Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and identify plants that have the potential to dye natural fibers. You will also learn how to use rusty object to...

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$150

Buttonhole Stitch

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

In this workshop students will learn how to create a buttonhole stitch book with an exposed spine. We will spend the first half of the class learning how to complete this binding from start to finish, from prepping and punching signatures all the way through binding with two needles. Students will then get the opportunity to use this information...

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$75
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