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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.

Letterpress: Special Projects | 12.7

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6575
12/7 - 12/21
6-10pm
Wednesday
3
$213
$192

This class is for students who have already taken a letterpress class and need a place to print. An instructor will be available to assist as needed and demos will be offered as requested; this is a class that is customized to your needs. The studio is equipped with two C & P platen presses, a Vandercook 4T, a 5 x 8 Kelsey, several proof presses and a Kwikprint foil stamper. Use Pratt's collection of wood and metal type, rule, and cuts or bring your polymer plate/s (base is 6 x 9). Get started on that great project you've been dreaming of! Printmaking Workday Fridays available. Prerequisite: Letterpress experience Supply Fee: $20


Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 12.17

Larry Calkins, Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6600
12/17 - 12/18
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$213
$192

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 Screenprinting | 1.22

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6884
1/22 - 3/12
6-10pm
Sunday
8
$426
$383

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 | 1.23

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6878
1/23 - 3/20
10am - 1pm
Monday
8
$320
$288

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 Drawing | 1.23

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6877
1/23 - 3/20
6:30 - 9:30pm
Monday
8
$320
$288

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 Figure Drawing | 1.24

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6880
1/24 - 3/21
6-10pm
Tuesday
8
$426
$383

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


Beginning and Intermediate Etching | 1.25

Virginia Hungate-Hawk

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6885
1/25 - 3/1
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$320
$288

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 available. Experienced Etchers welcome. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $35


Creative Monotype | 1.25

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6886
1/25 - 3/1
10am - 2pm
Wednesday
6
$320
$288

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 $20


Beginning and Intermediate Collage | 1.26

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6887
1/26 - 3/2
10am - 2pm
Thursday
6
$320
$288

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


Beginning Oil Painting | 1.27

Garima Naredi

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6883
1/27 - 3/3
2-6pm
Friday
6
$320
$288

This class is catered to the beginning painter with little or no painting experience but a desire to learn, explore and create. You will learn the fundamentals of the material used and the techniques of oil painting. Through specially designed exercises you will learn how to work from observation, understand light and form and how to handle paint. The in-class time is primarily spent making paintings with ample guidance on the works in progress and periodic group critique and discussion of finished works to help you build a solid foundation for a sustained exploration into painting. Prerequisite: None


Beginning Drawing | 1.27

Julio Rene

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6976
1/27 - 3/17
6:30 - 9:30pm
Friday
8
$320
$288

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: Contemporary Sumi Painting | 1.28

Angie Dixon

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6945
1/28 - 1/29
10am - 4pm
Sat - Sun
$170
$153
$138

Sumi painting is a tradition from Asia that can be brought into the 21st century and be done by anyone in any culture. The classic brushstrokes are the key. This class will open the door to individual exploration of using brush and ink and its unique character with a variety of materials including mixed media and collage. It is meant to be exploratory and individual. We will each work with our own ideas and use the materials that work together to best express those ideas together with the sumi(ink). Bring your creative energy and curiosity Some previous experience with traditional sumi painting preferred.


Beginning Acrylic Painting | 1.31

Che Lopez

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6881
1/31 - 3/7
10am - 2pm
Tuesday
6
$320
$288

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 Drawing | 2.1

Sofya Belinskaya

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6941
2/1 - 3/8
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$320
$288

This class expands on foundational drawing principles and builds techniques to create completed life-like drawings. Students will begin by working from the still life and long-pose figure sessions, and move into independent drawing projects from photography. Working in charcoal, graphite and ink, this course challenges students to utilize value, line, mark making and composition, while considering their own stylistic preferences. Students will look at traditional and contemporary artists and engage in discussions about their own works. Pre-requisite: Beginning Drawing Model fee $20


Beginning Letterpress | 2.2

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6888
2/2 - 3/23
6-10pm
Thursday
8
$426
$383

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


Introduction to Bookbinding | 2.2

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6979
2/2 - 3/9
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  Supply Fee: $35


ArtRX: Art for what ails you | 2.2

Vedika Dietrich

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6882
2/2 - 3/9
10am - 2pm
Thursday
6
$320
$288

Take a break from your computer and visit your right brain! In this playful, innovative art class we explore the mysteries of creativity, useful techniques in learning how to get out of our own way, and secrets of the art making process. As your inner artist loosens up, so does your ability to breathe and flow, to problem solve and think outside of the box. Drawing, painting, mixed media and more, in a relaxed atmosphere where the inner critic is not invited! Supply fee: $15


Beginning Printmaking | 2.4

Dawn Endean

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
7001
2/4 - 3/18
2-6pm
Saturday
6
$320
$288

Learn the fundamentals of printmaking in this 6-class series. This course will introduce basic relief, intaglio and monotype printmaking techniques including painting on plexiglass, stenciling, 'Pronto' polyester plate lithography, shellac plates, collographs and linoleum cuts. First-time students are welcome; play and experimentation are encouraged! Student Fridays available. Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $35


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Travel Abroad: Study Mixed Media in Chacala, Mexico | 2.6

Miguel Perez, Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6824
2/6 - 2/10/17
10am - 5pm
Mon - Fri
1
$1750

Join Kamla Kakaria and Romson Bustillo for a week long mixed media printmaking intensive in Chacala, Mexico (one hour north of Puerto Vallarta). Work with Mexican artist Miguel Perez at his studio Grafica Chacala, and our own Larry Calkins to create works inspired by the environment of the beach and the jungle. We will visit and take rubbings from the petroglyphs at Alta Vista. This region was originally home to the largely unstudied Tecoxquin) native culture dating from approximately 2000 BC to 2300 BCE. It contains 56 petroglyphs whose antiquity cannot be accurately determined. Aside from its cultural and archeological importance, the site remains an important religious center for the Huicholes who still leave offerings and perform ceremonies here. Tuition includes lodging for seven nights (Saturday to Friday) giving students a day to explore Oaxaca before the workshop begins. Airfare not included. Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Gestural Ink | 2.11

Kiki MacInnis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6939
2/11 - 2/12
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$208
$187

'A single brushstroke can define even that which lies beyond the borders of the universe.' Shi Tao, 17th century Chinese painter. This two day drawing workshop will focus on mark making with brushes, ink and charcoal. Students will look at projected images of drawings by Shi Tao, Agnes Martin, John Cage, Pat Steir and Susan Hartnett whose work addresses the natural world: water, trees, rocks, grass. Class discussion will focus on the influence of Chinese calligraphy and Buddhist ideas manifest in the work of these five artists. Assignments in class will include drawing from observation and experimenting with a variety of marks in ink and charcoal. Students will create large format abstractions of nature for their final projects on the second day. Prerequisite: None


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Travel Abroad: Printmaking in Oaxaca, Mexico | 2.13

Enrique Flores

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6847
2/13 - 2/17
9am - 5pm
Mon - Fri
1
$1750

Join Kamla Kakaria and Romson Bustillo for a week long printmaking intensive in Oaxaca, the printmaking capital of Mexico. Experience what Oaxaca has to offer culturally. 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. Airfare not included. Prerequisite: None

 


Workshop: Bohemian Sketchbook Binding | 2.18

Peter Bill

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6971
2/18 - 2/19
10am - 5pm
Sat - Sun
1
$190
$171

Learn how to create your own sketchbooks the Bohemian way. Make true pocket sized sketchbooks you can carry with you wherever you go. Supply fee will include mini bookbinding kit, and everything you need to create your sketchbook. Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Mysteries of Acrylic | 2.25

Mark Takamichi Miller

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6970
2/25 - 2/26
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$213
$192

Acrylic is a mystery to many people. To make the full variety of beautiful effects acrylic is capable of many rely on acrylic workshops in stores that sell very pricey little bottles of modified acrylic. What many don't realize is that all of these varieties are easily made yourself in a few minutes through simple additives. The beauty of making it yourself, besides it being many times cheaper, is you can combine the ingredients to suit your whims. Just as oil painters traditionally modify and make their own mediums, acrylic painters can be equally in control of the process. Acrylic has a much wider array of choices available than oil with just a few additives. The great thing is that you can buy a gallon of plain acrylic and make it into many different varieties and types that you would have to buy individually in small bottles. For instance some people realize that they can add water to their acrylics to create watercolor like effects, but how many realize they can add cheap marble dust to make molding paste or various different thickeners to make self leveling or pasty gels? All of the additives are easily available locally outside the art supply stores or can be ordered from a few stores that specialize in helping artists make their own paint. In this workshop we will make all these materials and give you time to play with them. This workshop is offsite at Miller School of art in Georgetown. Prerequisite: None. All materials included for $50 fee.


Workshop: Hai-ga Japanese Ink Painting with Haiku Poetry | 2.26

Angie Dixon

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6942
2/26
10am - 5pm
Sunday
1
$97
$87

Learn the traditional art of Hai-ga, this specialized Japanese painting method that accompanies haiku poetry. In this workshop, you will paint a selection of classic images with brush, ink and color to accompany the poems of Basho and Buson. You will also create your personal haikus with paintings. Prerequisite: None


The Painterly Print | 3.7

Eric Chamberlain

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6889
3/7 - 4/11
10am - 2pm
Tuesday
6
$320
$288

Monotype is a printmaking process that can lend itself to gestural and expressive mark making. You will be instructed in the use of a variety of printmaking approaches, including trace monotype, additive (brush), and subtractive (roll and remove). We will use both oil base and water base inks. We will explore the qualities and results of both types of inks, and how to combine the two to achieve a wide variety in your prints. Students of all levels are welcome. Supply fee $30