In Pratt’s Mixed Media classes work with an array of materials and creative techniques. From fibers to bookmaking to collage and more, discover what speaks to you, Pratt’s mixed Media classes offer everyone the opportunity to play with materials and explore concepts. In Pratt’s Photography classes you have access to analog color photography printing. The Color Darkroom allows renters to print gallery-quality color using traditional color film negatives.
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
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!
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
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
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.