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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.

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

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. Tuition is $1650.00  


Workshop: Ink Drawing with Matisse | 2.13

Kiki MacInnis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6065
2/13 - 2/14
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Students will develop a personal vocabulary of marks and shapes using brush, reed pens and ink in this 2 day workshop. The first day students will look at projected images of Matisse's ink drawn landscapes, still life compositions, figure drawings, plants and flowers. What is Matisse's vocabulary of marks? How does he use those marks to create pattern, volume space? Students will draw organic objects from observation--leaves, flowers, seeds, branches, extracting and developing their own vocabulary of marks. On Day 2 students will make new drawings using marks and shapes collected in their personal vocabulary of marks from the previous day. Prerequisite: None


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

ONE SPOT LEFT!  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   *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


NEW: Workshop: Figure Drawing Intensive | 2.20

Cait Willis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6063
2/20 - 2/21
10am - 4pm
Sat - Sun
1
$154
$139

Hone your skills using dry materials such as conte, toned paper, gum erasure and chamois to emphasize the muscular form under the skin. Explore how tone, mark making and the build up and removal of material can lend a drawing a certain painterly finish.


NEW: One Day Workshop: Sgraffito | 2.27

Cait Willis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6081
2/27
10am - 6pm
Saturday
1
$98
$88

Sgraffito - 'to Scratch' is generally seen throughout the world as a technique used in pottery. In this one day intensive, We will paint on panel using a limited palette. Once the under painting dries, we will scratch into the wet upper layers to create layers and lines. Create highly graphic work with this timeless yet modern technique.


One Day Workshop: Aqautint | 2.28

Ben Moreau

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6170
2/28
10am - 5:30pm
Sunday
1
$99
$89

This one-day workshop is for students familiar with etching and intaglio printmaking, but want to develop and refine their knowledge of the aquatint process, specifically with spray-paint. Students should have an image/plate they are working on that they would like to add or develop with tonal variation. Prerequisite: Etching experience


Workshop: Watercolor: Beyond the Basics | 3.5

Yulia Chubotin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6061
3/5 - 3/6
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


Workshop: Block Printing | 3.12

Theresa Neinas

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6151
3/12 - 3/13
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


Workshop: Experimental Painting | 3.12

Mark Takamichi Miller

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6156
3/12 - 3/13
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$205
$185

Have you ever wanted to see the range of things you can do with your paints? The possibilities will open you up and get you out of any rut. From learning about traditional oil mediums to thick clear layers of glossy acrylics we will try it all. We pour, brush, scoop, squeegee and soak. Many of the processes are completely unpredictable and surprising. Even if you only plan to paint traditionally this will show you ways to use your materials that you never considered.. This workshop is located offsite at Miller School of Art in Georgetown ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED. Prerequisite: None


NEW: Workshop: Ink and Color-Drawing with Matisse | 3.12

Kiki MacInnis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6082
3/12 - 3/13
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$205
$185

Matisse used pattern as a compositional tool in both his ink drawings as well as his paintings. Students will look at projected images of Matisse's paintings and ink drawings examining the function that pattern serves beyond simply visual sensation. The first day of the workshop will focus on drawing simple objects from observation. Students will experiment using pattern to manipulate composition and to alter pictorial space. On Day 2 students will make large finished ink drawings of objects (plants, vegetables, dishes etc.) integrating pattern as well as color to push the still life drawings into new dimensions.


NEW: Workshop: Clamshell Box | 3.19

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6040
3/19 - 3/20
6-10pm
Sat - Sun
1
$205
$185

In this two-day workshop you will learn the skills to create a custom clamshell box to house a small book, suite of prints, or small 3-D object. The first day of the class, you will create a box from pre-cut materials to develop an understanding of tools, techniques, and basic box construction. The second day of class, you will create a box of your own design to house the object of your choice. The emphasis on the second day will be on measuring and cutting pieces by hand. No Prerequisite Supply fee $15


NEW: Workshop: The Self-Portrait: Drawing Hands and Faces | 3.19

Deanne Belinoff

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6133
3/19 - 3/20
10am - 4pm
Sat - Sun
1
$154
$139

Using drawing pencils, collage and water media learn to put on paper what you see and feel using familiar techniques and common materials. Suitable for abstract as well as realist painters: beginners as well as advanced students. Prerequisite: None


Creative Monotype | 3.23

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5940
3/23 - 4/27
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. Student Fridays available. Prerequisite: None Studio Fee $35


Advanced Etching | 3.23

Virginia Hungate-Hawk

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5944
3/23 - 5/4
6-10pm
Wednesday
7
$307
$276

Work on projects with the help of an experienced instructor. Lots of individualized attention! Prerequisite: Intermediate Etching. Student Fridays available. Supply fee $35


Beginning and Intermediate Collage | 3.24

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5942
3/24 - 4/28
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


NEW: Workshop: Matisse – the Cut-Outs | 3.26

Kiki MacInnins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6083
3/26 - 3/27
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$205
$185

Matisse considered his late work cutting shapes from painted paper the ultimate synthesis of combined drawing and painting. In this 2 day workshop students will look at projected images of Mattise's ink drawings and painted cut outs, they will draw with brush and ink as well as mix color and paint sheets of paper, concluding the workshop with color cut-out compositions. The first day will focus on drawing shapes in ink along with experimenting with mixing colors. On Day 2 students will abandon the ink and work strictly with painted paper, drawing shapes with scissors and gluing the shapes to a surface for a final synthesized drawing Prerequisite: None


NEW: Movable and Sculptural Book Structures | 3.31

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6039
3/31 - 4/28
6-10pm
Thursday
5
$205
$185

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


Beginning Drawing | 4.4

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6055
4/4 - 5/23
6:30 - 9:30pm
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 | 4.5

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5946
4/5 - 5/24
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. Student Fridays available. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee: $40


Beginning Letterpress | 4.6

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5948
4/6 - 5/11
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 Oil Painting | 4.6

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6046
4/6 - 5/25
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 Drawing | 4.6

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6056
4/6 - 5/25
10am - 1pm
Wednesday
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 Acrylic Painting | 4.7

Che Lopez

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6052
4/7 - 5/26
10am - 2pm
Thursday
8
$410
$369

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


Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting | 4.8

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6049
4/8 - 5/27
10am - 2pm
Friday
8
$410
$369

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 | 4.8

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6050
4/8 - 5/27
6-10pm
Friday
8
$410
$369

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


Workshop: Exploring Pattern and Repetition | 4.9

Larry Calkins and Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6073
4/9 - 4/10
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