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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 Letterpress | 5.26

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5332
5/26 - 6/30
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


Creative Monotype | 5.27

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5469
5/27 - 7/8
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 | 5.28

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5467
5/28 - 7/9
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


Painting: It’s a Material World | 5.28

Steve Veatch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5335
5/28 - 6/11
6:30 - 8:30pm
Thursday
3
$65
$59

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


Workshop: Figure Painting | 5.30

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5341
5/30 - 5/31
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

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


Workshop: Mastering Mixed Media | 6.6

Perri Howard

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5459
6/6 - 6/7
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

This class will provide you with radical solutions for creating two-dimensional, mixed-media artworks that lean into the third dimension.  Have you ever found yourself in the 'Acrylic' aisle of the art store, totally confused by the amazing array of offerings?  if so, this class is for you.  We will explore bold, non-toxic techniques for creating layers, textures, and structures, within the disciplines of painting and collage, as well as low-relief, wall-based sculpture.  This workshop is for acrylic painters who are ready to take a leap in technical proficiency and for artists of any media who are interested in learning how to develop richly imaginative surfaces, layers, and textures.  Prerequisite: Oil or Acrylic Painting experience.  Beginners are welcome!


Beginning Drawing | 6.8

Chandler Woodfin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5505
6/8 - 7/27
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


Workshop: Block Printing | 6.13

Theresa Neinas

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5531
6/13 - 6/14
10am - 6pm
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


Beginning and Intermediate Etching | 6.16

Virginia Hungate-Hawk

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5470
6/16 - 7/28
6-10pm
Tuesday
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.  NO CLASS ON 6/30/15. Prerequisite: None  Supply Fee $30


Mixed Media Book Arts | 6.18

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5518
6/18 - 7/23
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


Workshop: Mixed Media Sketchbook | 6.20

Larry Calkins and Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5517
6/20 - 6/21
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

In this mixed media workshop learn how to get in the habit of creating a working dialog with your sketchbook. You will begin by altering all of the sketchbook pages front to back with different media including photocopy transfer, inks, stamping, writing, collage, clay wash, and stenciling. By changing the clean white pages of your sketchbook it can become a more inviting surface on which to work and express yourself. Supply fee $10   Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Watercolor: Beyond the Basics | 6.27

Yulia Chubotin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5472
6/27 - 6/28
10am - 4pm
Sat-Sun
1
$154
$139

Learn, work, improve. Refresh the basics and receive one-on-one instruction based on your individual interests and inspiration. Bring your own photos to use as reference, work from still life or on a piece you wish to finish.  Prerequsiste: Watercolor experience


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
6:00pm-10:00pm
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