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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: 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


Beginning and Intermediate Figure Drawing | 3.24

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5203
3/24 - 4/28
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


Beginning Drawing | 3.26

Chandler Woodfin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5208
3/26 - 5/14
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


Beginning Drawing | 3.30

Chandler Woodfin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5207
3/30 - 5/18
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 Letterpress | 3.31

Lisa Hasegawa

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5232
3/31 - 5/5
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


In Search of the Muse: from Inspiration to Canvas | 4.9

Vedika Dietrich

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5233
4/9- 5/21
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$307
$276

This class is dedicated to the muse and the nature of inspiration.  We are inspired to create art by art itself.  Art that we love, quickens the soul, and the artists that create it, are agents of our muse.  Art that we love gives us a powerful clue to our own aesthetic. It is a mirror, and can guide us toward deeper contact with own inner aesthetic landscape. A landscape and language that we share with the artists that we love. They, and we, are part of the same creative family.  Painting, drawing, mixed media and art appreciation in a playful, non-critical environment.  We will experiment with the art that we love and play with exercises that are designed to open us to the muse. Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $20


Ink Drawing: Four Chinese Masters of the 20th Century | 4.6

Kiki McInnis and Bangjing Sun

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5333
4/6 - 4/27
10am - 2pm
Monday
4
$205
$185

For over 2000 years Chinese ink painting and calligraphy have been inextricably intertwined. In this 4 week class you will be introduced to the work of four major 20th Century Chinese artists whose work is rooted in tradition, influenced by calligraphy and simultaneously innovative--they are Zhang Daqien, Qi Baishi, Wu Changshuo and Pan tianshou.  Why are these artists considered innovative? How is their work influential to artists today?


Creative Monotype | 4.8

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5200
4/8 - 5/13
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 | 4.9

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5201
4/9 - 5/14
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


Beginning and Intermediate Etching | 4.14

Virginia Hungate-Hawk

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5329
4/14 - 5/19
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.  Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $30


Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 4.18

Kamla Kakaria and Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5340
4/18 - 4/19
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 .  Come with no expectations and play!   Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $25


Beginning and Intermediate Screenprinting | 4.29

Kerstin Graudins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5330
4/29 - 6/17
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


Workshop: Watercolor: Beyond the Basics | 4.25

Yulia Chubotin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5355
4/25 - 4/26
10am - 4pm
Sat-Sun
2
$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


Workshop: Public Art: Is it Right for You? | 5.2

Ellen Sollod

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5354
5/2
10am - 3pm
Saturday
1
$50
$45

Are you interested in placemaking and transforming community space? Do you want to create site specific work, either temporary or permanent, but aren't sure how to begin? Have you ever considered working with fabricators to realize a larger vision than you can individually achieve but are unsure about what that entails and how to retain artistic control? Have you ever wanted to apply for a public art project but don't know where to start?

 

This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore the field of public art and gain a greater understanding of the purpose, process and methods. It will provide an overview of the field, nuts and bolts of the process, methods and products, and help answer the question of whether this pursuit is right for you as an artist. It will include interactive, experiential activities as well as presentations and handouts. Ellen Sollod has been working in the public art realm in Seattle and elsewhere for many years.
Prerequisite: None


Establishing Your Studio Practice | 5.3

Kiki MacInnis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5334
5/3 - 8/23
6:30 - 9:30pm
Sunday
8
$307
$276

This four month class is part 'independent study' and part structured drawing seminar. The first month students will meet four times, the second month twice and the last two months once a month. People have busy lives.  A regular 'studio practice' does not necessarily require huge amounts of time--just a commitment to a regular dedicated period to draw, read, think, doodle, paint, explore ideas--it could be 15 minutes a day, 1 hour 3 times a week or some other regular scheduled amount of time that you decide for yourself.  You will keep a daily sketchbook.  Each class meeting will include a review of homework, a discussion about different drawing tools (ball point pen, brush and ink, pencil, charcoal etc.) looking at projected images of contemporary drawing, and in-class assignments.  On weeks when class does not meet you will check in with the instructor by email.


Workshop: Moku Hanga | 5.9

Francesca Lohmann

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5342
5/9 - 5/10
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.


Beginning Acrylic Painting | 5.13

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5325
5/13 - 6/17
10am - 2pm
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 Oil Painting | 5.13

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5326
5/13 - 6/17
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


Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting | 5.15

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5327
5/15 - 6/19
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


Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting | 5.15

Ruthie V

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5328
5/15 - 6/19
6-10pm
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


Mixed Media Printmaking | 5.17

Romson Regarde Bustillo

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5331
5/17 - 6/21
6-10pm
Sunday
6
$307
$276

Explore printing with a variety of techniques such as monotype, relief, chine-collé, and collograph.  Handwork will be introduced to further your own vision. We will explore composition and the potential of each technique as a contributing element to a cohesive print. Printmaking Workday Fridays available. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $30


Beginning and Intermediate Figure Drawing | 5.19

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5322
5/19 - 6/23
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


Intermediate Drawing and Composition | 5.26

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5324
5/26 - 6/16
10am - 1pm
Tuesday
4
$205
$185

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


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


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 - 8pm
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