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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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Beginning and Intermediate Screenprinting | 7.8

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5471
7/8 - 8/26
6-10pm
Wednesday
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


Large Scale Screenprinting | 7.8

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5546
7/8 - 8/26
2-6pm
Wed
7
$375
$340

In  this class we will be making large prints maximizing the capacity of our  X-Vactor XL  exposure unit. The exposure unit can accommodate screens up to 35" x 49" . You will be burning large screens and printing them in pairs, taking turns printing. Water base inks will be used on paper or fabric. Prerequisite: Recent Screenprint experience   Supply Fee: $20


Ink and Color: Drawing/Painting with Matisse | 7.11

Kiki MacInnis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5509
7/11 - 7/12
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Matisse was a master of both line and color.  Late in life when Matisse was in ill health and confined to bed he 'drew' with scissors by cutting shapes from painted paper.  In this class students will look at projections of Matisse's ink drawings as well as projections of Matisse's painted paper cut-outs.  Class assignments will include drawing with brush and ink, basic color mixing and 'drawing' with scissors.  Prerequisite: None


Beginning and Intermediate Figure Drawing | 7.14

Jeanne Maria Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5477
7/14 - 8/18
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. Prerequisite: None   Supply fee $30.00


Beginning Letterpress | 7.14

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5520
7/14 - 8/18
6-10pm
Tuesday
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 Acrylic Painting | 7.16

Perri Howard

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5473
7/16 - 8/20
6-10pm
Thursday
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


Workshop: Single Sheet Books | 7.18

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5519
7/18-7/19
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

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


Workshop: Experimental Painting | 7.18

Mark Takamichi Miller

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5532
7/18 - 7/19
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.  Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Color Photography (analogue) | 7.25

Ish Ishmael

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5550
7/25 - 7/26
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Learn the fundamentals of color analogue printing and color theory. We will have weekly critiques, evaluating the content and color of prints. There will be plenty of guided print time.   Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Make Paint! | 8.1

Mark Takamichi Miller

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5551
8/1 - 8/2
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$225
$203

Have you ever wanted to use large quantities of oil or acrylic paint on big canvases but are afraid of the cost?  Learn easy ways to make your own pain at a fraction of the cost.   You can make your own archival Oil and Acrylic paint very quickly without tedious pigment grinding using common supplies and buying materials in bulk.   Also learn how to make your own stretcher bars and make a huge canvas for a tiny fraction of the cost of buying one.  This workshop is located offsite at Miller School of Art in Georgetown.  Most supplies are provided.  Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Advanced Watercolor | 8.1

Yulia Chubotin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5575
8/1 - 8/2
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Have you been doing watercolor for a while and understand the basic techniques and concepts? This workshop will be an opportunity to work with other watercolorists with individual attention from the instructor to create a body of work. Prerequisite: Intermediate watercolor


Portfolios, Pockets and Boxes | 8.6

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5548
8/6 - 8/27
6-10pm
Thursday
4
$205
$185

In this workshop you will learn how to create custom boxes and small books with pockets to hold prints, drawings, photos, and objects. We will start with a nested box sampler, consisting of 5 various slip cases and clamshell boxes, ideal for housing both objects and flat paper. We will also explore structures to create portfolios and more advanced options in box making. This class will appeal to both 2-D and 3-D artists who are looking to create custom enclosures and portfolios for their work.  No book binding experience necessary.  Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $25


Workshop: Exploring Pattern and Repetition | 8.8

Kamla Kakaria and Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5552
8/8 - 8/9
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: Letterpress Special Projects: Curving Type | 8.8

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
8/8 - 8/9
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Learn to create dynamic typographical letterpress designs with hand-set curved type. Students will learn different methods of setting type on a curve, from quick and dirty to stable forms printed on a platen press. Students will leave with a set of everything printed during class. Basic letterpress experience strongly encouraged. Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Ink Plus | 8.15

Kiki MacInnis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5508
8/15 - 8/16
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

In this drawing workshop students will work with brush and ink plus other media such as crayon, chalk, tempera, and gesso.  Students will look at projected images of artists whose work combines ink with other materials--Henry Moore, Richard Diebenkorn, Fay Jones and Juliet Shen for example.  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