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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 Printmaking in Oaxaca, Mexico | 2.2.15

Enrique Flores

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4603
2/2/15-2/6/15
9-5
M-F
1
Deposit: $800
-

Join us 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 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. Half the tuition is due November 1,2014.  The other half is due December 10, 2014.  For more information please contact our Printmaking Studio Manager, Kamla Kakaria, at kkakaria@pratt.org


Travel Abroad: Study Stone Lithography in Oaxaca, Mexico | 2.9.15 -FULL

Enrique Flores

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4604
2/9/15-2/13/15
9-5
M-F
1
Deposit: $800
-

Join us 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) giving students a day to explore Oaxaca before the workshop begins. Half the tuition is due November 1,2014.  The other half is due December 10, 2014.  For more information please contact our Printmaking Studio Manager, Kamla Kakaria, at kkakaria@pratt.org  Prerequisite: None


Teen Art Week: Drawing | 8.25

Eric Swangstu

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4411
8/25-8/29
9:30am-12:30pm
M-F
1
$180
-

Develop your drawing skills while learning to observe the world around you.  Working with line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth you will further your observations skills and build your creative ideas.  We will work from still-lifes and clothed models in this class for beginning to advanced students. There is a supply list for this class.


Teen Art Week: Drawing | 8.25 – FULL

Jessica Damsky

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4412
8/25-8/29
9:30am-12:30pm
M-F
1
$180
-

Develop your drawing skills while learning to observe the world around you.  Working with line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth you will further your observations skills and build your creative ideas.  We will work from still-lifes and clothed models in this class for beginning to advanced students. There is a supply list for this class.


Teen Art Week: Painting | 8.25

Jessica Damsky

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4481
8/25-8/29
1:30 pm-4:30 pm
M-F
1
$180
-

Working from direct observation and building on the foundation of drawing you will explore basics painting concepts.  Using oil paint we will explore color and basic concepts of form, light, composition, and perspective.  Special emphasis will be placed on the different stages of the painting.  There is a supply list for this class.


Teen Art Week: Printmaking | 8.25

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4482
8/25-8/29
1:30 pm-4:30 pm
M-F
1
$190
-

Expand your visual vocabulary and learn to reproduce images with different printing techniques. Using traditional and non-traditional printmaking processes we will create multiple works on paper using block printing, monotype, and stenciling techniques. Explore color while learning to mix inks and gain confidence in working with the presses. This class is for beginners and advanced students. All materials are included.


Screenprinting on Glass | 9.8

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4905
9/8-10/27
6-10pm
Mon
8
$515
$464

This class will cover silk screening techniques such as preparing a hand drawn, digital artwork or photograph and transferring it to a screen in preparation for printing. You will learn how to work with enamels, print your image onto glass and fire the glass. You will also learn powder printing techniques, a screen printing method that uses dry glass powder to create images with rich textures and colors. Experimenting with processes that require multiple firings and explore layering to create thicker work will be covered.


Beginning Drawing | 9.15

Chandler Woodfin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4852
9/15-10/20
6:30-9:30pm
Mon
6
$230
$207

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 | 9.17

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4842
9/17-11/5
6-10pm
Wed
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


Workshop: Block Printing | 9.20

Theresa Neinas

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4846
9/20-9/21
10am-4pm
Sat-Sun
1
$154
$139

Learn to use linoleum-cutting tools and barins 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.

 

Prerequisite: None

Supply fee $15


Watercolor: Nature’s Details | 9.23

Willow Heath

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4889
9/23-10/28
10am-2pm
Tue
6
$307
$276

In this class we will find inspiration in nature's design, from painting a still-life of feathers and ticks to practicing techniques to paint the texture of a stone or the iridescent reflection of a water-drop. Mimic nature's textures, colors, and watery hues with your brush. Paint a water droplet that stands out on your paper, the faceted edged of a quartz crystal, and a feather that appears weightless. Explore timeless watercolor techniques in glazing, washes, brush technique, and masking.
Prerequisite: None


Beginning & Intermediate Figure Drawing | 9.23

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4859
9/23-11/11
6-10pm
Tue
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

 

Supply fee $30.00


Beginning Letterpress | 9.23

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4719
9/23 - 11/11
6-10pm
Tuesday
8
$410
$369

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 $35


Beginning Acrylic Painting | 9.24

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4848
9/24-10/29
10am-2pm
Wed
6
$307
$276

This class covers the fundamentals of painting with acrylics. Explore a variety of techniques and applications focusing on the versatility of acrylic paint. Learn basic painting concepts and studio practices to make your foray into painting safe, easy, and fun. Learn color, paint application, and composition while studying from still life, landscape, and exploring abstraction.

 

Prerequisite: None


Intermediate Oil Painting | 9.24

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4851
9/24-10/29
6-10pm
Wed
6
$307
$276

This class is for anyone with previous oil painting experience who wants to refresh their knowledge or develop their technique. Expand your knowledge of color, composition, and personal expression through painting from observation, creating master-copies, and individual projects. You will take an in-depth look at mixing color, organizing a color palette, and the role of color in your artistic development. Receive feedback from one-on-one critiques.

 

Prerequisite: Oil Painting experience


Beginning Oil Painting | 9.24

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4850
9/24-10/29
6-10pm
Wed
6
$307
$276

Oil painting is a vibrant and versatile medium. In this beginning class, learn the basics from preparing surfaces and choosing and organizing your color palette, to exploring brushwork and painting mediums. You will work from a variety of sources including still lifes and historical references. While developing skills in oils, you will learn how to create structure, volume, and atmosphere in your painting by using value, color, and brush work. A particular focus will be on the important role of value (light and dark) in painting.

 

Prerequisite: None


Creative Monotype | 9.24

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4843
9/24-10/29
10am-2pm
Wed
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 $20


Intermediate Acrylic Painting | 9.24

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4849
9/24-10/29
10am-2pm
Wed
6
$307
$276

Continue to develop your knowledge of acrylic paint and mediums in this informative class. Discussions and demonstrations on why and how to choose alternative materials to incorporate into your paintings will be taught. Focus on understanding and troubleshooting obstacles. Individual instruction will be given to assist you in developing a body of work.

 

Prerequisite: Acrylic painting experience


Beginning Drawing | 9.25

Chandler Woodfin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4854
9/25-10/30
10am-1pm
Thur
6
$230
$207

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 Etching | 9.25

Kim Van Someren

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4841
9/16-10/21
6-10pm
Tue
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 $30


Beyond the Press: Alternative Techniques for Works on Paper | 9.25

Emma Levitt

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4892
9/25-10/16
6-10pm
Thur
4
$205
$180

In this class we will explore non-press techniques for printmakers and for those working on paper. We will learn a number of transfer techniques, batik on paper, and how to fold origami book structures. These processes are ideal for building upon the printed image and for expanding your visual vocabulary. In addition, we will address effective ways to layer imagery and we will investigate the best strategies for mixing media. This class is for beginners and will challenge practicing artists.

 

Prerequisite: None

Supply fee $30


Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 9.27

Larry Calkins & Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4858
9/27-9/28
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

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.

 

Prerequisite: None

Supply fee: $25


Teen Drawing | 9.30

Chris Crites

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4835
9/30-11/18
3:30-5:30pm
Tue
8
$180
NA

Advance your skills in drawing while working from objects and photographs.  Learn to observe and render the real world using line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth.  Drawing is the foundation of visual arts and will help you further your observational skills and your creative ideas.

 

There is a supply list for this class.


Workshop: Portraits | 10.4

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4878
10/4-10/5
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

The human face is one of the most fascinating subjects to paint, and also one of the most challenging. But how do you get that face onto the canvas? We will go through a step-by-step process, 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 workshop is appropriate for beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills.

 

Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Single-Sheet Books | 10.4

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4868
10/4-10/5
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

Make exciting creations with a limited amount of materials. You will be introduced to the basics of making books, using single sheets of paper. We will experiment with several book structures, using a variety of paper materials. We will also cover simple printing techniques, such as rubbings and pouchoir, to create an edition of single-sheet books to trade with the other students. The final collection will be housed in a slipcase made out of a single sheet of paper. This class is perfect for beginners looking to get started in book arts, as well as experienced binders who want to expand on techniques.

 

Prerequisite: None

Supply fee $20


Intermediate Drawing and Composition | 10.6

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4860
10/6 - 11/10
10am - 1pm
Monday
6
$230
$207

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


Letterpress Special Projects | 10.8

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4920
10/8 - 10/29
6-10pm
Wed
4
$205
$185

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 $35


In Search of the Muse: from Inspiration to Canvas | 10.9

Vedika Dietrich

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4886
10/9-11/13
6-10pm
Thur
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


Workshop: Exploring Pattern & Repetition | 10.11

Larry Calkins & Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4891
10/11-10/12
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

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.

Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Drawing from Photographs | 10.18

Sofya Belinskaya

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4861
10/18-10/19
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

Photography has strongly influenced the ways in which we view and relate to the world of images.  This class will address image making which takes its source from photography. The workshop aims to discuss the manipulation of a photograph within drawing, pushing the work past the duplication of its reference.  We will briefly cover survey of artists who use photographic reference material and discuss the limitations and possibilities of working from photographs. You will bring in 3 - 5 photographs as a reference point to creating a drawing. Then we will consider the techniques to choose to approach the photograph and the method of representation of the subject matter.

 

Prerequisite: Drawing experience


Mixed Media Book Arts | 10.23

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4869
10/23-11/13
6-10pm
Thur
4
$205
$180

This class will explore the possibilities of creating content in books, while working with a variety of processes and materials, such as rubbings, collage, cut paper, and found objects. We will also explore techniques to combine text with imagery. By the end of the class, you 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 experience binders who to expand on techniques and add content to their books.

 

Prerequsiste: None

Supply fee $25


Workshop: Moku Hanga Workshop | 10.25

Francesca Lohmann

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4871
10/25-10/26
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

The traditional technique for woodblock in Japan, Moku Hanga is entirely water based and non-toxic. Moku Hanga does not require a printing press and is an ideal medium for printmaking at home with limited resources. This workshop will familiarize you with the materials involved and cover basic carving and printing techniques, including gradation printing (bokashi) and kento registration for multiple color projects.

 

Prerequisite: None

Supply fee $20


Workshop: Figure Painting | 11.1

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4879
11/1-11/2
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

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