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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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Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 12.20

Kamla Kakaria and Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4903
12/20 - 12/21
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 . Prerequisite: None

Supply Fee $25


Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 1.17

Larry Calkins and Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5129
1/17 - 1/18
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 and Intermediate Figure Drawing | 1.20

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5106
1/20 - 2/24
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  Supply fee $30.00


Etching: Independent Projects | 1.20

Kim Van Someren

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5112
1/20 - 2/10
6-10pm
Tuesday
4
$205
$185

This special 4 week class is designed for advanced students in etching who need time, space, and instructor direction for working on a specific project, body of work, or technique. Supply fee $20


Beginning Oil Painting | 1.21

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5103
1/21 - 2/25
6-10pm
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 and Intermediate Screenprinting | 1.21

Virginia Hungate-Hawk

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5116
1/21 - 2/11
6-10pm
Wednesday
4
$205
$185

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 Drawing | 1.22

Chandler Woodfin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5123
1/22 - 3/12
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


Beginner’s Brush | 1.22

Vedika Dietrich

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5107
1/22 - 3/5
6-10pm
Thursday
7
$307
$276

'In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few.' --Shunryu Suzuki

'Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.' --Pablo Picasso

At the beginning of any endeavor there is a natural innocence, freshness, and availability. The beginner is not yet patterned by habit or experience. There is an open 'not knowing' that when understood and supported, can be a great asset to the art-making process.
This class will introduce you to a variety of new media and materials while cultivating the beginner's attitude. We will explore in drawing, painting, sumi brush and ink, mixed media, collage and art play in a critic-free environment. Great for the beginner or the seasoned artist beginning again. Prerequisite: None  Studio Fee $20


Mixed Media Book Arts | 1.22

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5117
1/22 - 2/26
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 $25


Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting | 1.23

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5127
1/23 - 2/27
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


Workshop: Portraits | 1.24

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5128
1/24 - 1/25
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

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: Moku Hanga Workshop | 1.24

Francesca Lohmann

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5135
1/24 - 1/25
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

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 $10


Beginning Drawing | 1.26

Chandler Woodfin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5122
1/26 - 3/16
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 Watercolor | 1.26

Willow Heath

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5120
1/26 - 3/2
10am - 1pm
Monday
6
$230
$207

Deepen your understanding of watercolor through the exploration of various traditional techniques such as dry brush, wash, wet on wet, glazing and more. Sharpen your skills and understanding of value, brush technique, and composition in watercolor. Explore combining watercolor with graphite, ink, and masking fluid, to produce various textures and outcomes. Work from photographs and found objects, abstraction and imagination to create your own unique watercolor studies. This class is good for those new to watercolor as well as experienced painters.  Prerequisite: None


Beginning Letterpress | 1.27

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5118
1/27-3/3
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


Intermediate Drawing and Composition | 1.27

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5121
1/27-3/3
10am - 1pm
Tuesday
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


Expressive Drawing and Painting Techniques (Ages 11-13) | 1.31

Jessica Damsky

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5054
1/31 - 3/28
2:30 - 4:30pm
Saturday
8
$170
$153

Interested in drawing and painting, and want to learn how to use the materials in exciting new ways? This class will teach students how to take their art beyond basic line drawing and express themselves with visually striking images. Students will cover techniques in pencil, charcoal, watercolors, and acrylics. Students will advance their skills of observation and will cover concepts such as form, value, light and shadow, color, and proportions-- and, how to utilize these concepts to convey their personal vision. This is a fun class for anyone, regardless of previous experience level. All supplies provided.


Workshop: Block Printing | 1.31

Theresa Neinas

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5136
1/31 - 2/1
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 $15
Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Hai-ga: Japanese Brush Painting | 1.31

Angie Dixon

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5134
1/31
10am - 4pm
Saturday
1
$88
$79

This one day workshop explores the art of Japanese brush painting combined with haiku poetry. We will be creating a variety of haiku poems and images to accompany them using classic Japanese brush and ink painting techniques and materials. We will look at historic and contemporary examples of both haiku and paintings. Then we will work with our own personal experiences to write and paint original compositions on rice paper. This class is creative, fun and insightful into Japanese tradition using your personal stories.


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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


Beginning Drawing | 2.3

Chandler Woodfin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5124
2/3 - 3/10
2:30 - 5:30pm
Tuesday
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


Color Photography (Analogue) | 2.4

Ish Ishmael

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5131
2/4 - 3/11
6-9pm
Wednesday
6
$307
$276

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   Studio Fee $30


Teen Drawing | 2.5

Chris Crites

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5060
2/5 - 3/26
3:30-5:30pm
Thursday
8
$175

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.


Portfolios, Pockets and Boxes | 2.7

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5119
2/7 - 2/8
10am - 2pm
Sat-Sun
1
$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 created custom enclosures and portfolios for their work.  No book binding experience necessary.  Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $25


Workshop: The Alchemy of Color | 2.7

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5137
2/7 - 2/8
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Increase the subtlety, vibrancy, and effective harmony of color in your paintings. In this two day workshop we will explore the use of color from theory to application. On the first day Jeanne Marie Ferraro will cover color relationships using the theories of Josef Albers as well as the history of color. On the second day Ruthie V will lead you through the alchemy and applications of paint pigments. She'll walk you through a full palette of artists' colors, and lead you through pleasant explorations and discoveries in color mixing, and color application. With lectures, demonstrations, and lots of individual attention, you'll learn how to create the colors your paintings, drawings and prints need. Supply fee $30  All supplies provided.


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


Creative Monotype | 2.11

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5113
2/11 - 3/18
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 $30


Beginning and Intermediate Collage | 2.12

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5114
2/12 - 3/19
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 $20


Workshop: Miniature Encaustic Painting | 2.14

Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5130
2/14 - 2/15
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Miniature painting has a rich history in many cultures. You will learn to use the mini encaustic pen tool and other techniques for fine manipulation of the encaustic medium. Miniature paintings can be worked on metal, glass, or wood surfaces. Lots of examples will be provided. Supply fee $20  Prerequisite: None


Continuing Creative Monoprint | 2.17

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5115
2/17 - 3/24
10am - 2pm
Tuesday
6
$307
$276

Refine your skills in this continuing class and see what's next. The structure of this class is customized to your needs and demonstrations will be offered as requested with lots of time to work. Chine colle, shaped plates, drypoint, and collographs are all options. Individual critiques will be offered. Prerequisite: Creative Monoprint or instructors permission   Supply Fee: $30


Workshop: Exploring Abstraction | 2.21

Perri Lynch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5126
2/21 - 2/22
10am - 2pm
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


Teen Screenprinting | 2.25

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5061
2/25 - 4/1
3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday
6
$160

Experiment with stencils, direct drawing, and photographic process while you learn to create a silkscreen image. In this class you will gain an understanding of silkscreen equipment and tools. Bring in found objects, photographs, and drawings to create your own t-shirts, posters, and more! All supplies provided except t-shirts.