Pratt Fine Arts

Seattle
WA
206.328.2200

Drawing|Painting|Printmaking

In Pratt’s two-dimensional classes, learn the fundamentals of making art, as well as add an array of creative techniques to your artistic palette. From printmaking to drawing and painting, Pratt’s two-dimensional classes offer everyone the opportunity to delve into art, master the basics, and experiment with a wide variety of materials and techniques.

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Travel Abroad: Study Mixed Media in Chacala, Mexico | 2.6

Miguel Perez, Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6824
2/6 - 2/10/17
10am - 5pm
Mon - Fri
1
$1750

Join Kamla Kakaria and Romson Bustillo for a week long mixed media printmaking intensive in Chacala, Mexico (one hour north of Puerto Vallarta). Work with Mexican artist Miguel Perez at his studio Grafica Chacala, and our own Larry Calkins to create works inspired by the environment of the beach and the jungle. We will visit and take rubbings from the petroglyphs at Alta Vista. This region was originally home to the largely unstudied Tecoxquin) native culture dating from approximately 2000 BC to 2300 BCE. It contains 56 petroglyphs whose antiquity cannot be accurately determined. Aside from its cultural and archeological importance, the site remains an important religious center for the Huicholes who still leave offerings and perform ceremonies here. Tuition includes lodging for seven nights (Saturday to Friday) giving students a day to explore Oaxaca before the workshop begins. Airfare not included. Prerequisite: None


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Travel Abroad: Printmaking in Oaxaca, Mexico | 2.13

Enrique Flores

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6847
2/13 - 2/17
9am - 5pm
Mon - Fri
1
$1750

Join Kamla Kakaria and Romson Bustillo for a week long printmaking intensive in Oaxaca, the printmaking capital of Mexico. Experience what Oaxaca has to offer culturally. Work with Mexican artist Enrique Flores and his assistants for five days to combine etchings with woodcuts to create uniquely layered prints in the tradition of Oaxaca. We will tour some of the many printmaking studios in the area and meet printmaking artists that reside in Oaxaca. Tuition includes lodging for seven nights (Saturday to Friday) giving students a day to explore Oaxaca before the workshop begins. Airfare not included. Prerequisite: None

 


Introduction to Bookbinding | 2.16

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6979
2/16 - 3/23
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$307
$276

In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of bookbinding structures and stitches. You will become familiar with binding tools and techniques; as well materials and best practices for completing a book from start to finish. We will cover a variety of folded and sewn structures, including accordion folds, pamphlet stitch, decorative long stitch, and a flat back case-bound book. Prerequisite: None  Supply Fee: $35


Workshop: Mysteries of Acrylic | 2.25

Mark Takamichi Miller

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6998
2/25 - 2/26
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$213
$192

Acrylic is a mystery to many people. To make the full variety of beautiful effects acrylic is capable of many rely on acrylic workshops in stores that sell very pricey little bottles of modified acrylic. What many don't realize is that all of these varieties are easily made yourself in a few minutes through simple additives. The beauty of making it yourself, besides it being many times cheaper, is you can combine the ingredients to suit your whims. Just as oil painters traditionally modify and make their own mediums, acrylic painters can be equally in control of the process. In fact acrylic has a much wider array of choices available than oil with just a few additives. The great thing is that you can buy a gallon of plain acrylic and make it into many many different varieties and types that you would have to buy individually in small bottles for many times the price. For instance some people realize that they can add water to their acrylics to create watercolor like effects, but how many realize they can add cheap marble dust to make molding paste or various different thickeners to make self leveling or pasty gels? All of the additives are easily available locally outside the art supply stores or can be ordered from a few stores that specialize in helping artists make their own paint. In this workshop we will make all these materials and give you time to play with them. This workshop is offsite at Miller School of art in Georgetown. Prerequisite: None. All materials included for $50 fee.


Workshop: Hai-ga Japanese Ink Painting with Haiku Poetry | 2.26

Angie Dixon

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6999
2/26
10am - 5pm
Sunday
1
$97
$88

Learn the traditional art of Hai-ga, this specialized Japanese painting method that accompanies haiku poetry. In this workshop, you will paint a selection of classic images with brush, ink and color to accompany the poems of Basho and Buson. You will also create your personal haikus with paintings. Prerequisite: None


Mixed Media Monotype | 2.28

Romson Regarde Bustillo

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7058
2/28 - 3/21
6-10pm
Tuesday
4
$213
$192

Explore monotype printmaking using a range of materials and techniques. Learn to work with a variety of inks including oil base, water soluble, and India inks to create rich painterly effects. Students are encouraged to bring imagery to incorporate into their work including past work, photos, and found images. Prerequisite: None Students Fridays available. Supply fee $20


The Painterly Print | 3.7

Eric Chamberlain

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7000
3/7 - 4/11
10am - 2pm
Tuesday
6
$320
$288

Monotype is a printmaking process that can lend itself to gestural and expressive mark making. You will be instructed in the use of a variety of printmaking approaches, including trace monotype, additive (brush), and subtractive (roll and remove). We will use both oil base and water base inks. We will explore the qualities and results of both types of inks, and how to combine the two to achieve a wide variety in your prints. Students of all levels are welcome. Supply fee $30


Workshop: Miniature Encaustic Painting | 3.11

Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7060
3/11 - 3/12
10am - 4pm
Sat - Sun
1
$160
$144

Miniature painting has a rich history in many cultures. You will learn to use the mini encaustic pen tool and other techniques for fine manipulation of the encaustic medium. Miniature paintings can be worked on metal, glass, or wood surfaces. Lots of examples will be provided. Supply fee $20  Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Portrait Drawing | 3.18

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7097
3/18 - 3/19
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$213
$192

This new drawing workshop will concentrate on the portrait. We will explore the anatomical and structural forms of the head and its features. We will study the particular proportions of the eyes, nose, mouth and larger forms of the forehead, jaw and cheek bones. There will be a different model each day. We will view other artist's work as well. Supply fee $20
Prerequisite: None


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Master Artist Workshop: Masu Box Progression | 3.18

Erin Sweeney

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7098
3/18 - 3/20
10am - 4pm
Sat -Mon
1
$320
$288

The Masu box is one of the most basic (and awesome) units of origami, and can be morphed into a myriad of structures. We'll start by making a selection of boxes, lids, and inserts and then we'll flatten the boxes and use them as sections in a 4-needle Coptic binding; as containers in the Chinese Sewing Box book by Hedi Kyle; and as a three-dimensional Jacob's Ladder variation. All of these structures will be able to house low-relief objects, prints, drawings, text, instructions, poems, and so on. Supply fee: $20 Prerequisite: None

Erin will give a special lecture on Sunday 3/19 at 6:30 in the Draw/Paint studio. FREE and open to the public.


Beginning Oil Painting | 3.24

Garima Naredi

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7011
3/24 - 4/28
2-6pm
Friday
6
$320
$288

This class is catered to the beginning painter with little or no painting experience but a desire to learn, explore and create. You will learn the fundamentals of the material used and the techniques of oil painting. Through specially designed exercises you will learn how to work from observation, understand light and form and how to handle paint. The in-class time is primarily spent making paintings with ample guidance on the works in progress and periodic group critique and discussion of finished works to help you build a solid foundation for a sustained exploration into painting. Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Exploring Watercolor | 3.25

Yulia Chubotin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7031
3/25 - 3/26
10am - 4pm
Sat - Sun
1
$160
$144

Explore watercolor techniques, composition, and color and practice watercolor painting. Prerequisite: some watercolor experience


Workshop: Block Printing | 3.25

Theresa Neinas

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7003
3/25 - 3/26
10am - 4pm
Sat - Sun
1
$160
$144

Learn to use linoleum-cutting tools and brayers safely and get the results you want. Get an overview of relief block printing that touches on composition, technique, and individual style as well as the basics of rolling and hand printing. Images are highly adaptable to cross over into other mediums such as collage and encaustic. This workshop will emphasize how to adapt this process to a home environment. Supply fee $20. Prerequisite: None


Beginning Acrylic Painting | 3.28

Che Lopez

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7012
3/28 - 5/2
10am - 2pm
Tuesday
6
$320
$288

Explore the basics of this versatile medium by learning about washes, thick impasto, glazes, and more. Demonstrations, discussions, and individual instruction will cover issues of color, design principles, paint consistency, and application. You will be introduced to compatible, non-acrylic materials to add to your paintings. Experimentation and the development of personal artistic process and direction will be encouraged. Prerequisite: None


Creative Monotype | 3.29

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7005
3/29 - 5/3
10am - 2pm
Wednesday
6
$320
$288

Create rich and intriguing surfaces using monotype, collograph, shellac and pronto plates. Using stencils, elements from nature, and drawings, you will create unique layered prints. These techniques may be used individually or combined. Emphasis will be on learning the print techniques for the beginner and experimentation, composition and exploring conceptual ideas for the more advanced printmaker. Student Fridays available. Prerequisite: None. Studio Fee $20


Beginning and Intermediate Collage | 3.30

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7002
3/30 - 5/4
10am - 2pm
Thursday
6
$320
$288

Use paper, cloth, found materials, and other unique elements to make a series of simple collages. Learn image transferring techniques and how to integrate these images into your collages. These collages will serve as a foundation for experiments using paint, stencils, crayons, nails, stitching by hand and/or sewing machine and other objects using alternate means of connections to add dimension. Prerequisite: None. Supply Fee $25


Workshop: Sumi Painting Spring | 4.1

Angie Dixon

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7090
4/1 - 4/2
10am - 4:30pm
Sat - Sun
1
$221
$199

Painting the seasons is a tradition in Asian Brush and Ink Painting, also known as sumi painting. This workshop will focus on painting subjects we see in the springtime of the year. We will paint flowers and spring foliage all sorts. Iris, tulips, and cherry blossoms are among the subjects we will cover in the two day spring extravaganza using traditional sumi painting techniques and materials. We will use both ink and color in this class. It will be delightful. Prerequisite: None


Mixed Media Collage | 4.4

Romson Regarde Bustillo

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7059
4/4 - 4/25
6-10pm
Tuesday
4
$213
$192

Discover and/or-rediscover collage in this 3 session intensive. Create artwork using traditional and non-traditional formats combining collage techniques with printmaking and non-rectangular formats. Participants are encouraged to bring imagery to incorporate into their work including past work, photos, and found images. Prerequisite: None Students Fridays available. Supply fee $20


Intermediate Drawing | 4.5

Sofya Belinskaya

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7010
4/5 - 5/10
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$320
$288

This class expands on foundational drawing principles and builds techniques to create completed life-like drawings. Students will begin by working from the still life and long-pose figure sessions, and move into independent drawing projects from photography. Working in charcoal, graphite and ink, this course challenges students to utilize value, line, mark making and composition, while considering their own stylistic preferences. Students will look at traditional and contemporary artists and engage in discussions about their own works. Pre-requisite: Beginning Drawing. Model fee: $20


Beginning Drawing | 4.7

Rene Julio

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7009
4/7 - 5/26
6:30 - 9:30pm
Friday
8
$320
$288

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts and anyone can learn to draw. These classes take a contemporary and individualized approach to the basics of drawing and offer 'out-of-the-box' approaches to tackle basic drawing issues. Learn to render realistically using line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth, proportion and perspective. Get acquainted with a range of drawing materials to translate perceptions onto paper and learn the principles of composition. Prerequisite: None


Workshop: The Wonders of Woodblock Printing | 4.8

Charles Spitzack

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7089
4/8 - 4/9
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$213
$192

In this class, you will learn the basics of moku-hanga, Japanese woodblock, and explore other variations within the medium. Moku-hanga differs from many techniques for its use of water based ink- and for being printed by hand, without a press. In this class you will start by using water based ink, but also explore the possibilities of printing by hand in the traditional style while using western oil-based inks instead. By the end of this workshop you will be able to take this technique and print at home, in an unventilated space and without a press! Prerequisite: None


Beginning Drawing | 4.10

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7007
4/10 - 6/5
6:30 - 9:30pm
Monday
8
$320
$288

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts and anyone can learn to draw. These classes take a contemporary and individualized approach to the basics of drawing and offer 'out-of-the-box' approaches to tackle basic drawing issues. Learn to render realistically using line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth, proportion and perspective. Get acquainted with a range of drawing materials to translate perceptions onto paper and learn the principles of composition. Prerequisite: None


Beginning Drawing | 4.10

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7008
4/10 - 6/5
10am - 1pm
Monday
8
$320
$288

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts and anyone can learn to draw. These classes take a contemporary and individualized approach to the basics of drawing and offer 'out-of-the-box' approaches to tackle basic drawing issues. Learn to render realistically using line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth, proportion and perspective. Get acquainted with a range of drawing materials to translate perceptions onto paper and learn the principles of composition. Prerequisite: None


Beginning and Intermediate Figure Drawing | 4.11

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7006
4/11 - 5/16
6-10pm
Tuesday
6
$320
$288

Working from a live model is a great way to hone your drawing skills and learn to translate what you see into a drawing. This fun and challenging class demystifies the drawing process by applying techniques also presented in drawing fundamentals classes such as line, form, value, and scale utilizing the figure. Develop a more confident connection between what you see and what you render. Prerequsisite: None. Model fee $20.00


Advanced Etching: Aquatint Techniques | 4.12

Virginia Hungate Hawk

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7086
4/12 - 5/24
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$320
$288

Largely tailored to student's interests and individual projects, students are encouraged to come to this class with a specific project in mind. In this class we will be working in the Intaglio method of printmaking and the focus will be on exploring the different techniques of aquatint including spit bite, water bite, and sugar lift. This class is best suited for those with an intermediate-advanced knowledge of etching and want to hone their skills or learn a new techniques. Lots of individualized attention will be provided. Prerequisite: Intermediate Etching, or permission of instructor. Supply fee $30


ArtRX: Art for What Ails You | 4.13

Vedika Dietrich

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7013
4/13 - 5/18
10am - 2pm
Thursday
6
$320
$288

Take a break from your computer and visit your right brain! In this playful, innovative art class we explore the mysteries of creativity, useful techniques in learning how to get out of our own way, and secrets of the art making process. As your inner artist loosens up, so does your ability to breathe and flow, to problem solve and think outside of the box. Drawing, painting, mixed media and more, in a relaxed atmosphere where the inner critic is not invited! Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $15. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED


Movable and Sculptural Book Structures | 4.20

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7085
4/20 - 5/25
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$320
$288

This class will explore a variety of interactive book structures. You will learn basic pop-up and paper engineering techniques to create a carousel book, a tunnel book, and inventive variations on accordion fold books, including a Jacob's Ladder. After making models of each structure, there will be time for further exploration to create unique artist books. Prerequisite: None Supply fee $25