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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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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
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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


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
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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


Workshop: Beginning Watercolor | 8.9

Yulia Chubotin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4624
8/9-8-11
10am-6pm
Sat-Mon
1
$299
$268

Learn traditional watercolor techniques such as wash, wet into wet, dry brush, and much more. Learn to combine watercolor with drawing media and materials such as ink and graphite. You will be encouraged to work with subject matter ranging from still lifes and photographs to abstraction and imagination. The skills you will gain can be used in illustration or fine art. Prerequisite: None


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Master Artist Program: The Hidden Narrative | 8.16

Gail Grinnell

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4739
8/16-8/18
10am-4pm
Sat-Mon
1
$223
$200

Fabric, cardboard, tarps, old clothing, old art, different papers-our lives are full of potential sculpting materials that are at once common and unique to us. Bring a selection of yours to class. Working sculpturally, we will investigate scale and different methods of construction as we create forms and spaces that reflect our individual life experiences. Bring your favorite mark-making tools to further personalize your work. See supply list for additional suggested materials.

 

Prerequisite: None

Supply fee: $30


Workshop: Dyeing & Screenprinting on Cloth & Clothing | 8.22

Kerstin Graudins & Jodi Waltier

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4715
8/22-8/24
12-6pm
Fri-Sun
1
$223
$200

In this three day intensive you will learn ways of quickly dying cloth while creating screens to print onto your fabrics and clothing items.  This process is designed to make sure the cloth retains a desirable softness.  This is a chance to make old things new while making your own personalized look.  The sun will be out and the studio doors open while we play with colors and images on cloth.

 

Prerequisite: none

Supply fee: $30


Teen Art Week: Drawing | 8.25

Chris Crites

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4411
8/25-8/29
9:30am-12:30pm
M-F
1
$180
-

Develop your drawing skills while learning to observe the world around you.  Working with line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth you will further your observations skills and build your creative ideas.  We will work from still-lifes and clothed models in this class for beginning to advanced students. There is a supply list for this class.


Teen Art Week: Drawing | 8.25

Jessica Damsky

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4412
8/25-8/29
9:30am-12:30pm
M-F
1
$180
-

Develop your drawing skills while learning to observe the world around you.  Working with line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth you will further your observations skills and build your creative ideas.  We will work from still-lifes and clothed models in this class for beginning to advanced students. There is a supply list for this class.


Teen Art Week: Painting | 8.25

Jessica Damsky

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4481
8/25-8/29
1:30 pm-4:30 pm
M-F
1
$180
-

Working from direct observation and building on the foundation of drawing you will explore basics painting concepts.  Using oil paint we will explore color and basic concepts of form, light, composition, and perspective.  Special emphasis will be placed on the different stages of the painting.  There is a supply list for this class.


Teen Art Week: Printmaking | 8.25

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4482
8/25-8/29
1:30 pm-4:30 pm
M-F
1
$190
-

Expand your visual vocabulary and learn to reproduce images with different printing techniques. Using traditional and non-traditional printmaking processes we will create multiple works on paper using block printing, monotype, and stenciling techniques. Explore color while learning to mix inks and gain confidence in working with the presses. This class is for beginners and advanced students. All materials are included.


Screenprinting on Glass | 9.8

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4905
9/8-10/27
6-10pm
Mon
8
$515
$464

This class will cover silk screening techniques such as preparing a hand drawn, digital artwork or photograph and transferring it to a screen in preparation for printing. You will learn how to work with enamels, print your image onto glass and fire the glass. You will also learn powder printing techniques, a screen printing method that uses dry glass powder to create images with rich textures and colors. Experimenting with processes that require multiple firings and explore layering to create thicker work will be covered.


Beginning Drawing | 9.15

Chandler Woodfin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4852
9/15-10/20
6:30-9:30pm
Mon
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


Beginning and Intermediate Screenprinting | 9.17

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4842
9/17-11/5
6-10pm
Wed
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


Workshop: Block Printing | 9.20

Theresa Neinas

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4846
9/20-9/21
10am-4pm
Sat-Sun
1
$154
$139

Learn to use linoleum-cutting tools and barins 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.

 

Prerequisite: None

Supply fee $15


Watercolor: Nature’s Details | 9.23

Willow Heath

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4889
9/23-10/28
10am-2pm
Tue
6
$307
$276

In this class we will find inspiration in nature's design, from painting a still-life of feathers and ticks to practicing techniques to paint the texture of a stone or the iridescent reflection of a water-drop. Mimic nature's textures, colors, and watery hues with your brush. Paint a water droplet that stands out on your paper, the faceted edged of a quartz crystal, and a feather that appears weightless. Explore timeless watercolor techniques in glazing, washes, brush technique, and masking.
Prerequisite: None


Beginning & Intermediate Figure Drawing | 9.23

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4859
9/23-11/11
6-10pm
Tue
8
$410
$369

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 Acrylic Painting | 9.24

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4848
9/24-10/29
10am-2pm
Wed
6
$307
$276

This class covers the fundamentals of painting with acrylics. Explore a variety of techniques and applications focusing on the versatility of acrylic paint. Learn basic painting concepts and studio practices to make your foray into painting safe, easy, and fun. Learn color, paint application, and composition while studying from still life, landscape, and exploring abstraction.

 

Prerequisite: None


Intermediate Oil Painting | 9.24

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4851
9/24-10/29
6-10pm
Wed
6
$307
$276

This class is for anyone with previous oil painting experience who wants to refresh their knowledge or develop their technique. Expand your knowledge of color, composition, and personal expression through painting from observation, creating master-copies, and individual projects. You will take an in-depth look at mixing color, organizing a color palette, and the role of color in your artistic development. Receive feedback from one-on-one critiques.

 

Prerequisite: Oil Painting experience


Beginning Oil Painting | 9.24

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4850
9/24-10/29
6-10pm
Wed
6
$307
$276

Oil painting is a vibrant and versatile medium. In this beginning class, learn the basics from preparing surfaces and choosing and organizing your color palette, to exploring brushwork and painting mediums. You will work from a variety of sources including still lifes and historical references. While developing skills in oils, you will learn how to create structure, volume, and atmosphere in your painting by using value, color, and brush work. A particular focus will be on the important role of value (light and dark) in painting.

 

Prerequisite: None


Creative Monotype | 9.24

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4843
9/24-10/29
10am-2pm
Wed
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 $20


Intermediate Acrylic Painting | 9.24

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4849
9/24-10/29
10am-2pm
Wed
6
$307
$276

Continue to develop your knowledge of acrylic paint and mediums in this informative class. Discussions and demonstrations on why and how to choose alternative materials to incorporate into your paintings will be taught. Focus on understanding and troubleshooting obstacles. Individual instruction will be given to assist you in developing a body of work.

 

Prerequisite: Acrylic painting experience


Beginning Drawing | 9.25

Chandler Woodfin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4854
9/25-10/30
10am-1pm
Thur
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


Beyond the Press: Alternative Techniques for Works on Paper | 9.25

Emma Levitt

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4892
9/25-10/16
6-10pm
Thur
4
$199
$179

In this class we will explore non-press techniques for printmakers and for those working on paper. We will learn a number of transfer techniques, batik on paper, and how to fold origami book structures. These processes are ideal for building upon the printed image and for expanding your visual vocabulary. In addition, we will address effective ways to layer imagery and we will investigate the best strategies for mixing media. This class is for beginners and will challenge practicing artists.

 

Prerequisite: None

Supply fee $30


Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 9.27

Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4858
9/27-9/28
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

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


Portraits | 10.4

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4878
10/4-10/5
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

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: Single-Sheet Books | 10.4

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4868
10/4-10/5
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

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: Drawing from Photographs | 10.18

Sofya Belinskaya

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4861
10/18-10/19
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

Photography has strongly influenced the ways in which we view and relate to the world of images.  This class will address image making which takes its source from photography. The workshop aims to discuss the manipulation of a photograph within drawing, pushing the work past the duplication of its reference.  We will briefly cover survey of artists who use photographic reference material and discuss the limitations and possibilities of working from photographs. You will bring in 3 - 5 photographs as a reference point to creating a drawing. Then we will consider the techniques to choose to approach the photograph and the method of representation of the subject matter.

 

Prerequisite: Drawing experience


Workshop: Moku Hanga Workshop | 10.25

Francesca Lohmann

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4871
10/25-10/26
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

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 $20


Workshop: Figure Painting | 11.1

Ruthie V.

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4879
11/1-11/2
10am-6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$180

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