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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.

Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 5.28

Larry Calkins and Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6391
5/28 - 5/29
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


Beginning Letterpress | 6.1

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6394
6/1 - 7/13
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 | 6.1

Virginia Hungate-Hawk

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6381
6/1 - 7/13
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. Student Fridays availabloe. Experienced Etchers welcome. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $35  No class on 6/8/16.


Introduction to Bookbinding | 6.2

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6423
6/2 - 7/7
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


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Master Artist Program: Additive and Reductive Monotype | 6.4

John Willis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6383
6/4 - 6/6
10am - 4pm
Sat - Mon
1
$307
$276

Using a method of monotype printing with a simple permanent registration system that John Willis developed for his own work, you will have the ability to easily run an image through the press multiple times to build up dense, subtle colors. We will work in a reductive manner by wiping away parts giving a relief look as well as additively using rollers, paint brushes and sponges. You may also apply solvents to flats of colors to create reticulation patterns. We will use dry media by drawing on the monotype plate with pencil, charcoal, or other drawing media that will emulsify when an ink binder is laid over it. You will be able to lay down multiple thin layers of subtle colors to build up a rich overlapping surfaces.
Prerequisite: Printmaking experience


Painting: It’s a Material World | 6.6

Steve Veatch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6393
6/6 - 6/20
6-9pm
Monday
3
$115
$104

What is the anatomy of a brush and how is it made?
What raw materials do you use to make acrylic paint?
What are the differences between dyes and pigments?
What is the pigment index, and how can it help me?
Why is the use of rabbit skin glue unadvisable on a flexible substrate?
Why has zinc white been recently been discovered to be deleterious in oil painting and what is the alternative?
This class answers these questions and more. We will cover pigments, oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, egg tempera, solvents, varnishes, substrates, brushes, mediums and some odd facts as well as the handling of toxic materials This class will give you comfort with your material choices and processes and demystify the art supply store.
Prerequisite: None


Mixed Media Collograph | 6.12

Romson Regarde Bustillo

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6459
6/12 - 7/3
6-10pm
Sunday
4
$293
$264

Explore printing many different collograph techniques. Handwork will be introduced to further your own vision. We will explore composition and using each technique as a contributing element to a cohesive print. Printmaking Workday Fridays available. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $35


Beginning and Intermediate Figure Drawing | 6.14

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6389
6/14 - 7/19
6-10pm
Tuesday
6
$307
$276

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 $30.00


Workshop: Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza! | 6.17

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6457
6/17 - 6/20
10AM - 6PM
Fri - Mon
1
$410
$369

In this 4-day workshop, you will learn four book structures and explore various letterpress printing techniques. You will walk away with a collection of books made by both you and your classmates. We will focus on traditional and experimental methods of combining content and structure. No experience necessary. Be prepared to have fun!  Prerequisite:   None   Supply fee $25


Exploring Watercolor | 6.18

Yulia Chubotin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6470
6/18 - 6/19
10am - 4pm
Sat - Sun
1
$154
$139

Have you taken the watercolor classes or have basic understanding of watercolor methods? Continue to explore watercolor techniques, composition, and color while learning to create a body of artwork. Prerequisite: Watercolor experience


Beginning and Intermediate Screenprinting | 6.21

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6379
6/21 - 8/16
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: $30


Beginning Drawing | 6.23

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6385
6/23 - 8/11
6:30 - 9:30pm
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


Workshop: Block Printing | 6.25

Theresa Neinas

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6502
6/25 - 6/26
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 Drawing | 6.27

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6386
6/27 - 7/25
6:30 - 9:30pm
Monday
4
$205
$185

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  No class on 7/4/16. 


Creative Monotype | 7.13

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6384
7/13 - 8/24
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


Beginning and Intermediate Collage | 7.14

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6377
7/14 - 8/25
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


Intermediate Printmaking | 7.16

Dawn Endean

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6382
7/16 - 8/20
1-6pm
Saturday
6
$440
$396

Further exploration of techniques covered in Beginning Printmaking. Focus will be on individual projects with instructor providing guidance on selection of techniques for desired results, composition, color and development of individual style. Students will participate in instructor-guided critiques. Supported printmaking processes include: Monotype; Collograph: Linoleum Print; Shellac Plate; Polyester Plate Lithography. Pre-requisite: Beginning Printmaking or Instructor permission.


Workshop: Portrait Drawing Intensive | 7.16

Cait Willis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6421
7/16 - 7/17
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$205
$185

Want to be able to draw portraits with emotion? This workshop is for you. Using charcoal (both vine and compressed) conte crayon, and chamois, lift the planes of the face to a new level. Discuss the life behind the eyes and abstraction as a means to convey emotion, narrative and character. Will discuss the anatomy of the facial muscle groups and bone structure and creating form through different techniques of line and high light, shadow and tone. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing