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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 Lithography in Oaxaca | 2.8.16

Enrique Flores

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5609
2/8 - 2/12/16
9am - 5pm
Mon - Fri
1
$825
$743

Join Kamla Kakaria and Romson Bustillo for a week long printmaking intensive in Oaxaca, the printmaking capital of Mexico. Work with Mexican artist Enrique Flores and his assistants for five days working with lithography on marble stones 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 Feb 6-12) giving students a day to explore Oaxaca before the workshop begins.


Travel Abroad: Monoprint in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | 2.15.16

Ireri Topete

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5611
2/15 - 2/19/16
9am - 5pm
Mon - Fri
1
$825
$743

Join Kamla Kakaria and Romson Bustillo for a week long printmaking intensive in Puerto Vallarta, on the west coast of Mexico. Work with Mexican artist Ireri Topete for five days working combining Monoprint techniques with India ink. We will tour some of the many printmaking studios in the area and meet printmaking artists that reside in Puerto Vallarta.  Tuition includes lodging for seven nights (Saturday to Friday Feb 13-19) giving students a day to explore Puerto Vallarta before the workshop begins. Tuition is $1650.00  Half the tuition is due upon registration.  The other half is due November 10, 2015.  *Check out Ireri Topete on Facebook.  Prerequisite: None  Limited to 10 students..  For more information please contact our Printmaking Studio Manager, Kamla Kakaria, at kkakaria@pratt.org  Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Portraits | 8.22

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5553
8/22 - 8/23
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

The human face is one of the most fascinating subjects to paint. It's also one of the most challenging. How do you get that face onto the canvas? We will go through a variety of processes, with plenty of room for personal style. We'll discuss the structure of a painting, skin tones, 'sculpting' the face, and how to stay loose with a complicated subject. This is a 'Start Where You Are' workshop, appropriate for beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills.  Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Japanese Stab Binding | 8.22

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5549
8/22
10am - 6pm
Saturday
1
$98
$88

Learn to create elegant journals using traditional Japanese Stab Binding techniques in this one-day workshop.  We will work with Japanese papers and silk thread to make 3 sewing styles. Afterwards, we will assemble a protective enclosure to house all 3 books. Students will also become familiar with essential book binding tools and materials and make sewing cards to continue making books at home. This class is ideal for beginners looking to get started in book arts, as well as experienced binders who want to expand on techniques.  Supply fee $10  Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Exploring Pattern and Repetition | 8.29

Kamla Kakaria and Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5552
8/29 - 8/30
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

In this class we will push ideas of pattern and repeating forms.  This way of making images has been utilized from ancient times and from every culture.  It has been used in textiles to sculptures to cave paintings.  Examples include paisley from India, dots from Australia, sacred geometry from the Middle East, folk arts from Africa to name a few.  We will employ a variety of methods and materials including encaustic wax, stamping, tracing and stenciling, and work on multiple surfaces including paper, cloth and wood.   Come with no expectations and play!   Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Beginning Watercolor | 9.12

Yulia Chubotin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5694
9/12 - 9/13
10am - 4pm
Sat-Sun
1
$154
$139

Learn traditional watercolor techniques such as wash, wet into wet, dry brush, and much more.  Combine watercolor with drawing media and materials such as ink and graphite. You will be encouraged to work with subject matter ranging from still lifes and photographs to abstraction and imagination. Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Block Printing | 9.12

Theresa Neinas

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5680
9/12 - 9/13
10am - 4pm
Sat-Sun
1
$154
$139

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 and Intermediate Figure Drawing | 9.22

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5685
9/22 - 11/10
6-10pm
Tuesday
8
$410
$369

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. Prerequisite: None   Model fee $30.00


Beginning Oil Painting | 9.23

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5686
9/23 - 11/11
6-10pm
Wednesday
8
$410
$369

Many people aspire to learn how to paint, but few know where to begin. This class is catered to the beginning painter, with ample support and exercises provided for pleasant exploration into the foundations of painting. This class will provide technical information to get you started (brushes, basic mediums, color, surface, and applications), with the room to access and grow your own personal style. With lectures, discussions, demos, 'Painter of the Day' emails, and lots of individual attention, you'll expand what is possible, and develop the skills necessary for a sustained exploration into painting. Prerequisite: None


Beginning Acrylic Painting | 9.23

Robert Sparrow Jones

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5742
9/23 - 10/28
10am - 2pm
Wednesday
6
$307
$276

Many people aspire to learn how to paint, but few know where to begin. This class is catered to the beginning painter, with ample support and exercises provided for pleasant exploration into the foundations of painting. This class will provide technical information to get you started (brushes, basic mediums, color, surface, and applications), with the room to access and grow your own personal style. With lectures, discussions, demos, 'Painter of the Day' emails, and lots of individual attention, you'll expand what is possible, and develop the skills necessary for a sustained exploration into painting.  Prerequisite: None


Beginning Drawing | 9.24

Robert Sparrow Jones

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5692
9/24 - 11/12
10am - 1pm
Thursday
8
$307
$276

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


Class Spotlight Image

Master Artist Ken Parker: The Unexpected Image | 9.25

Ken Parker

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5699
9/25 - 9/28
10am - 4pm
Fri-Mon
1
$399
$359

Irish Master Printmaker Ken Parker returns to Pratt to teach his unique collograph workshop: The Unexpected Image. A collograph is essentially a collage that is inked both by wiping and by rolling. This creative technique leaves room for lots of experimentation, and pushes the definition of a print. During this four day workshop we will cover ideas for the images, how to make the plate, the inking, and the printing, hopefully breaking rules along the way to create a collection of work to enhance any portfolio. All this and with Ken's great communication skills, not to mention Irish charm, magic is sure to happen!


Workshop: Exploring Abstraction | 9.26

Perri Howard

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5691
9/26 - 9/27
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Abstraction allows one to explore the intrinsic nature of things.  This comprehensive workshop is designed to help you bridge the gap between representational drawing and abstraction. We begin with a series of fun, easy exercises to explore new directions in drawing, composition, proportion, and scale.   Emphasizing both technique and perception, you will learn how to draw 'the essence' of any subject you choose.  Students will receive individual guidance and support.  All levels are welcome. Prerequisite: None


NEW: Create a Body of Work | 9.28

Perri Howard

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5696
9/28 - 11/9
6-10pm
Monday
6
$307
$276

Creating a body of work is mystifying to many artists, but is often the key to finding common threads within your creative practice and individual works.  Over the course of six weeks we will explore themes, materials, and working methods to create a unified, cohesive, and coherent series of paintings.  This is a great class for those who struggle with knowing 'when it's done' or simply, just don't know where to begin.  We will be working on multiple paintings at once to create a series in acrylic, oils, or the mixed media technique of your choice.  Bring your unfinished paintings or boldly begin your first body of work!  Prerequisite: Beginning Painting in Oil or Acrylic   No class 10/12.


Beginning Drawing | 9.28

Robert Sparrow Jones

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5693
9/28 - 11/16
10am - 1pm
Monday
8
$307
$276

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 Screenprinting | 9.29

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5677
9/29 - 11/17
6-10pm
Tuesday
8
$410
$369

Discover the exciting possibilities of screenprinting! In this class you will gain an understanding of the equipment, tools, and the history of screenprinting. Experiment with photographic, reductive, and drawing processes while learning how to use and register multiple colors. The class combines instructor demonstrations with time for individual projects.  Water-based inks will be used. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee: $40


Beginning Letterpress | 9.30

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5759
9/30 - 11/4
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$307
$276

Learn all the basics of letterpress printing. Through a variety of projects, learn to hand-set metal type, lock up a typeform, ink up, set up, and operate the press. You will be introduced to good design practices and explore printing imagery with letterpress cuts, linoleum cuts, and wire printing. On the last day of class, you will exchange prints and create a portfolio to take home. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $25


Beginning and Intermediate Etching | 9.30

Virginia Hungate-Hawk

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5676
9/30 - 11/4
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$307
$276

Learn intaglio etching, a term that means 'to incise'. You will incise metal plates to create line and shade. We will cover line etching, drypoint and aquatint shading using hard and soft ground. Learn how to plan multi-plate printing, layering with color, and developing etching techniques that enable you to make editions (multiples). Individual instructor attention will encourage experimentation and development of your work. Experienced Etchers welcome.  Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $35


Mixed Media Book Arts | 10.1

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5678
10/1 - 11/5
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$307
$276

This class will explore the possibilities for creating content in books, while working with a variety of processes and materials, such as collage, found objects, and printmaking without a press.  We will also explore a variety of experimental book structures, such as map folds, flag books, and paper engineering.  By the end of the class, students will have created visually compelling one of a kind books.  This class is great for beginners looking to get started in book arts, as well as experienced binders who want to expand on techniques and add content to their books.  Prerequsiste: None   Supply fee $30


Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting | 10.2

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5687
10/2 - 11/6
10am - 2pm
Friday
6
$307
$276

The most important endeavor for any artist is to find an authentic way to express themselves. This class is catered to the continuing painter, with an ever-changing series of project ideas that will strengthen your skills, unlock your potential, and open new areas of self- expression. Now that you know which end of the brush to hold, we can get into more challenging aspects of painting. We'll cover advanced color theory, mediums, applications, composition, and more. This class is suitable for realists and abstract painters alike. No class is ever the same. With lectures, discussions, demos, 'Painter of the Day' emails, and lots of individual attention, you'll expand what is possible, and develop the skills necessary for a sustained exploration into painting. Prerequisite: Oil or Acrylic painting experience


Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting | 10.2

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5688
10/2 - 11/6
6-10pm
Friday
6
$307
$276

The most important endeavor for any artist is to find an authentic way to express themselves. This class is catered to the continuing painter, with an ever-changing series of project ideas that will strengthen your skills, unlock your potential, and open new areas of self- expression. Now that you know which end of the brush to hold, we can get into more challenging aspects of painting. We'll cover advanced color theory, mediums, applications, composition, and more. This class is suitable for realists and abstract painters alike. No class is ever the same. With lectures, discussions, demos, 'Painter of the Day' emails, and lots of individual attention, you'll expand what is possible, and develop the skills necessary for a sustained exploration into painting. Prerequisite: Oil or Acrylic painting experience


Figure Painting | 10.2

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5689
10/2 - 11/6
6-10pm
Friday
6
$307
$276

Working from a live model, take the skills you have developed in earlier drawing and painting classes and apply them to a study of the figure. You will explore different ways of approaching the complexity of the figure, breaking it down and slowly building on your process and palettes. The focus will be on using your visual experience of the figure to study composition, shape, edge, color, light, and mark, and explore these facets through the language of paint.  Prerequisite: Painting Fundamentals  Model fee $25


NEW: Beginning Printmaking | 10.3

Dawn Endean

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5683
10/3 - 11/7
11am - 3pm
Saturday
6
$307
$276

Learn the fundamentals of printmaking in this 6-class series. This course will introduce basic relief, intaglio and monotype printmaking techniques including painting on plexiglass, stenciling, 'Pronto' polyester plate lithography, shellac plates, collographs and linoleum cuts. First-time students are welcome; play and experimentation are encouraged!  Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $35


Mixed Media Printmaking | 10.4

Romson Regarde Bustillo

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5674
10/4 - 11/8
6-10pm
Sunday
6
$307
$276

Explore printing with a variety of techniques such as monotype, relief, chine-collé, and collograph.  Handwork will be introduced to further your own vision. We will explore composition and the potential of each technique as a contributing element to a cohesive print. Printmaking Workday Fridays available. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $35


Intermediate Drawing and Composition | 10.6

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5684
10/6 - 11/10
10am - 1pm
Tuesday
6
$307
$276

Find a fresh approach to strengthen drawing skills and creativity in this class. Acquire a practical visual vocabulary by exploring paintings and drawings using graphite, charcoal, and ink. Study the work of famous artists, learn several approaches to drawing, and how to separate the elements of line, shape, negative space, and value. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

 


Continuing Creative Monoprint | 10.6

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5671
10/6 - 11/10
10am - 2pm
Tuesday
6
$307
$276

This continuing class can be project based, help you create a body of work, or learn new techniques to resolve your prints and get ready for access in the Pratt print studio. The structure of this class is customized to your needs and will support your print project in a variety of monoprint techniques, both traditional and experimental. Demonstrations will be offered as requested with lots of time to work. Individual critiques will be offered. Prerequisite: Creative Monoprint or instructor's permission. Supply fee $35


Creative Monotype | 10.7

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5672
10/7 - 11/11
10am - 2pm
Wednesday
6
$307
$276

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.  Prerequisite: None Studio Fee $35


Beginning and Intermediate Collage | 10.8

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5673
10/8 - 11/12
10am - 2pm
Thursday
6
$307
$276

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


In Search of the Muse: from Inspiration to Canvas | 10.8

Vedika Dietrich

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5690
10/8 - 11/12
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$307
$276

This class is dedicated to the muse and the nature of inspiration.  We are inspired to create art by art itself.  Art that we love, quickens the soul, and the artists that create it, are agents of our muse.  Art that we love gives us a powerful clue to our own aesthetic. It is a mirror, and can guide us toward deeper contact with own inner aesthetic landscape. A landscape and language that we share with the artists that we love. They, and we, are part of the same creative family.  Painting, drawing, mixed media and art appreciation in a playful, non-critical environment.  We will experiment with the art that we love and play with exercises that are designed to open us to the muse. Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $20   ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED


NEW: Workshop: Miniatures: Collage, Encaustic and Accordion Books | 10.10

Larry Calkins and Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5731
10/10 - 10/11
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Miniature painting has a rich history in many cultures.  Create small intimate pieces using collage techniques and beeswax micro tools on a variety of surfaces. Make a series of related works either on individual surfaces or on accordion books.  We will provide small pieces of metal, wood and 100% cotton rag paper.  Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $25


NEW: $99 One-day workshop: Recycled Books | 10.11

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5697
10/11
10am - 5pm
Sunday
1
$99
$89

This workshop makes use of recycled materials to create unique books.  We will use unconventional bookbinding materials, such as plastic bags and cereal boxes to explore simple book structures.  We will also cover bookbinding basics, including terminology, tools, and techniques. This class is for all levels.  ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.


NEW: Workshop: Nihonga: Japanese Style Painting | 10.17

Julian Pena

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5729
10/17 - 10/18
10am - 4pm
Sat-Sun
1
$154
$139

The east meets west as you learn various mixed media applications influenced from the Japanese art of Nihonga. Nihonga painting follows traditional Japanese painting conventions combined with more current styles. Learn to create paper substrates, do gold leafing, common Japanese motifs and prepare mineral pigments to use as paint (ground oyster shells, dyes and inorganic minerals). Western traditions will also be observed to utilize Nihonga in your very own works. We will explore works from Nihonga artists and their relevance to Japanese art history, as well as contemporary Nihonga artists. Explore this form of ecological painting as you create beautiful textures and surfaces.


Workshop: Watercolor: Beyond the Basics | 10.24

Yulia Chubotin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5695
10/24 - 10/25
10am - 4pm
Sat-Sun
1
$154
$139

Learn, work, improve. Refresh the basics and receive one-on-one instruction based on your individual interests and inspiration. Bring your own photos to use as reference, work from still life or on a piece you wish to finish.  Prerequsiste: Watercolor experience


NEW: $99 One Day Workshop: Paste Papers | 10.25

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5698
10/25
10am - 5pm
Sunday
1
$99
$89

Paste papers have been made for centuries for use in books, boxes and portfolios. Students are encouraged to bring acrylic paints in favorite colors, combs, chunky rubber stamps, or any other mark making objects. The papers you create can be used for collage, cards, mixed media and more. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED


Workshop: Beginning and Intermediate Sumi Painting | 10.31

Angie Dixon

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5700
10/31 - 11/1
10am - 4pm
Sat-Sun
1
$154
$139

Learn classic Sumi painting techniques as a new way of seeing nature. We will use traditional materials to paint timeless subject matter such as bamboo and pine. We will also paint fruits and vegetables that are timely to the fall season. You will discover it is a uniquely satisfying experience to create an image with just a few strokes of the brush.Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 11.4

Larry Calkins and Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5701
11/14 - 11/15
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Explore encaustic painting using traditional and non-traditional approaches with mixed media. Work with beeswax, pigment, paints, drawing materials, inks and collage materials. Explore techniques on paper and panels using stamping, draw-through and photocopy transfer. Create line with the encaustic pen tool.  Along with two dimensional pieces create one of a kind books and sculptural objects. Come with no expectations and play!   Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $25


NEW: Workshop: Shellac Plate Printing | 11.14

Dawn Endean

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5682
11/4 - 11/15
10am - 5pm
Sat-Sun
1
$175
$158

Shellac Plate printmaking is a low-tech and versatile technique for creating etching-like intaglio prints as well as subtly textured collographs. Through demos and lots of hands-on work we will create and print plates using both shellac and water-based polyurethane on an illustration board matrix. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the wide range of effects that can be achieved with shellac plates to express their own visual ideas and aesthetic. Some printmaking experience helpful but not required.