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Mixed Media | Photography

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.

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Workshop: Framing and Matting | 4.19

Todd Jannausch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4529
4/19-4/20
9am-5pm
Sat/Sun
1
$303
$273

The ability to make your own frames and mats will not only save you money it will allow you total control over your artistic process. In this weekend workshop students will have the opportunity to create a mat and build a frame from start to finish for an existing piece of work.  We will discuss layout, spacing, mounting work, types of glass, as well as different styles of wood frame construction. Students are encouraged to bring a piece of their own art work with them that is 16”x20” or smaller. Prerequisite: none. Supply fee $65


The Soul Spark of Art | 4.24

Vedika Dietrich

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4501
4/24-5/29
10am-2pm
Thu
6
$299
$269

Each of us has a native genius. It's what makes us unique and is the signiture of our aesthetic. There is a deep longing to give voice to who we are, and we aren't quite satisfied with our artwork, unless we are in contact with it.

In this class, we will uncover the gem of our authentic expression, true vision and voice, and inner aesthetic landscape. Once uncovered and activated, then fueled with passion, our artwork can take on a life of it's own. Innovative, playful exercises in painting, drawing and mixed media in a tender, non-critical environment.

Great for the novice, or more seasoned artist, desiring deeper contact with the soul spark of their art.
Prerequisite: None Supply fee $20.00


Workshop: Miniature Encaustic Painting | 5.3

Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4491
5/3-5/4
10am-6pm
Sat/Sun
1
$199
$179

Miniature painting has a rich history in many cultures. You will learn to use the mini encaustic tool and other techniques for fine manipulation of the encaustic medium. Miniature paintings can be worked on metal, glass, or wood surfaces. Lots of examples will be provided. Supply fee $25
Prerequisite: None


Beginning and Intermediate Collage | 5.8

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4457
5/8-6/12
10am-2pm
Thu
6
$299
$269

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


Workshop: Cyanotype Blue Prints | 5.10

Emma Levitt

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4499
5/10-5/11
10am-6pm
Sat/Sun
1
$199
$179

Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process that uses sunlight to create rich, Prussian blue images.  Cyanotype can be combined with printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture.  In this workshop you will learn how to mix cyanotype chemistry; to select and sensitize a printing surface; and, to expose, develop and tint your image.  In addition, we will explore a variety of ways to create imagery from negatives, transparencies, stencils and found objects.  Prerequisite: none.


Workshop: Sculptural Collage | 5.10

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4494
5/10-5/11
10am-6pm
Sat/Sun
1
$250
$225

This workshop combines collage, sculpture, printmaking, and beeswax. You will begin by learning collage techniques: working to combine a variety of papers, mat board, fabric, photographs, printed materials, and tracings. Then incorporate text, wire, wax, and found objects to create unique sculptures. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $30


Mixed Media Printmaking | 5.15

Romson Bustillo

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4458
5/15-6/19
6-10pm
Thu
6
$299
$269

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


Workshop: Rethinking Collage | 5.17

Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4531
5/17-5/18
10am-6pm
Sat/Sun
1
$199
$179

Collage is a simple art form, anyone can do it. However it can develop into a complex and interesting form of expression that can be thoughtful and idea driven.  In this class we will build collages using cut paper, vintage ephemera, old photos, tissue paper, watercolors and drawing materials, homemade modeling clay stamps, old letters, and postage stamps.  You will be encouraged to create a stockpile of images by carefully cutting out many pieces with a scissors or a blade. We will start with simple 1-10 element collages then move on to more complex multi element work. Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 5.31

Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4679
5/31-6/1
10am-6pm
Sat/Sun
1
$230
$207

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


Portfolios, Pockets and Boxes | 6.3

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4622
6/3-7/1
10am-2pm
Tue
4
$199
$179

In this class you will learn how to create custom boxes and small books with pockets to hold prints, drawings, photos, and objects.  We will begin with folded structures created out of single sheets of paper, such as envelopes and mini scrapbooks.  Then we will create a nested box sampler, consisting of various slip cases and clamshell boxes. If you are either a 2-D or 3-D artist who is looking to create custom enclosures and portfolios for your work this class is for you.  Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $25  No Class 6/24


Beginning and Intermediate Collage | 7.10

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4620
7/10-8/14
10am-2pm
Thu
6
$299
$269

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


Summer Camp: Scissors, Tape and Glue Everything (Ages 7 – 9) | 7.14

Aaron Murray

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4425
7/14-7/18
9am-3pm
M-F
1
$325
-

This camp is all about putting things together and building.  They will transform drawings into 3 dimensional works of art while working on concepts like visual balance and narrative.  Students will create collages, wall-hangings, buildings, spaceships and cars out of cardboard, plastic, paper, wood and much more.


Summer Camp: Scissors, Tape and Glue Everything (Ages 10 – 12) | 7.14

Beth Zirngible

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4426
7/14-7/18
9am-3pm
M-F
1
$325
-

This camp is all about putting things together and building.  They will transform drawings into 3 dimensional works of art while working on concepts like visual balance and narrative.  Students will create collages, wall-hangings, buildings, spaceships and cars out of cardboard, plastic, paper, wood and much more.


Workshop: Traditional Hardcover & Case Bookbinding | 7.19

Dara Solliday

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4652
7/19-7/20
10am-6pm
Sat/Sun
1
$199
$179

In this workshop we will go through the binding process from start to finish, creating a traditional round or straight back hardcover book using everyday tools. We will discuss materials, techniques, restorations, and the history of Book Arts. Topics will also include: making your own book press and bookcloth, as well as constructing a slipcover or clam shell box to hold your one of a kind book. You will leave with your own book press. This class is for all levels; from the beginner to experienced bookbinder looking to improve technique and individual style.  Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $15


Workshop Framing and Matting | 7.19

Todd Jannausch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
4689
7/19-7/20
9am-5pm
Sat/Sun
1
$320
$288

The ability to make your own frames and mats will not only save you money it will allow you total control over your artistic process. In this weekend workshop students will have the opportunity to create a mat and build a frame from start to finish for an existing piece of work.  We will discuss layout, spacing, mounting work, types of glass, as well as different styles of wood frame construction. Students are encouraged to bring a piece of their own art work with them that is 16'x20' or smaller. Prerequisite none. Supply $65