Arts, Crafts & Photography
Your sewing aspirations will be achieved when you learn the basic techniques for garment construction.
In this eight week sewing course, two projects will be completed and you will learn about fabrics, garment construction, finishing techniques and different functions of your sewing machine. Fashion designer, Venus Khosravani, will teach you step-by-step instructions on how to make casual pants and a tote bag. For both projects, you will be working with woven fabrics.
One session of the class will meet at a fabric store to assist you in choosing the right fabrics, tools and notions.
No prior sewing experience needed for this course.
Just bring your portable sewing machine and become a master in utilizing its advanced features.
This course is a study of the technical, realistic skills of drawing. It is suitable for beginner to intermediate levels.
Upon completing the class, you will be able to center a composition, render objects reasonably in proportion and perspective, and execute the four elements of shading. With still-life as the subject matter and graphite pencils as the media, you will learn how to begin and complete a large finished drawing. The first class is devoted to a detailed lecture, with examples, of the entire drawing process from development to review.
Instructor Jennifer Littleton is a graduate of MICA, experienced teacher, founder of the Littleton School of Art, and member of the Charcoal Club of Baltimore.
A supply list will be provided and discussed as well.
Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $50.
Enroll early, class size is limited to 10.
Start from the very beginning! Learn digital camera operation, photographic principles and get some hands-on experience with your camera.
Lunch will include a discussion of basic composition principles.
Bring your digital camera (charged or with fresh batteries), its manual and a bag lunch to class.
Instructor: Walter Calahan.
Enroll early. Class size limited to 12.
Jennifer Littleton, founder of the Littleton School of Art, international award-winning water-colorist, exhibitor with the AWS and NWS and MICA graduate, will guide you through an intensive study of realistic watercolor.
The first class is devoted to a detailed lecture, with examples, of the entire painting process from development to review. A supply list will be provided and discussed. In the following weeks, through discussion, demonstration and practice, you will learn to render a detailed line drawing, transfer it to watercolor paper, and practice flat washes with flat and round brushes. You will create one monochromatic painting.
Materials list will be distributed at the first class. Enroll early, class size limited.
Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $100.
Join educator and professional photographer Walter Calahan to learn and optimize the use of your smart phone. Create memorable images as you begin to understand various functions: exposure, focus, panorama, and high dynamic range. Experiment with composition and editing to enhance your photograph and improve your image.
Bring your smart phone (Apple or Android) and/or tablet and a snack or lunch.
Flash drive optional.
Spend two days making papers for collage and other art projects. Using acrylic paint, ink, stamps, watercolors, art tissue and other media, you will leave class with a glorious collection of one-of-a-kind materials.
You will create a supply of paper composed of various weights, textures and patterns. There are new techniques to explore and the class is great preparation for Painting and Collage, offered during the spring term.
Visit your local craft store before class to purchase and bring:
- 1 sheet of 140 lb. cold-press watercolor paper,
- 1 small bottle of Liquitex or Golden Brand Gloss Medium and Varnish,
- 4-6 favorite colors of acrylic paint.
- You should bring an apron, too.
Instructor Sharon Robinson brings professional experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to this course.
Sarah Matthews, a Corcoran School of Arts and Design graduate from George Washington University, offers a hands-on class in printmaking. You will have the opportunity to create richly layered surfaces over several press runs using Sintra relief plates, along with chine collé and various textured materials in the printing process.
This class is open to students of all experience levels.
Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $35.
Materials list will be distributed and reviewed the first night of class.
Discover an elegantly simple drawing technique that inspires creativity and mindfulness. Develop beautiful, personalized art by combining repetitive patterns, taught one stroke at a time. Learn the basic steps of the Zentangle method to explore pattern and design to create non-directional, non-representational works of art. This fun and relaxing workshop is ideal for novices and artists alike.
All materials provided by the instructor, Julie Allison.