Logo

Seattle
WA
206.328.2200

Mixed Media

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.

Pratt News Story

Mixed Media Monotype | 10.2

Romson Regarde Bustillo

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6596
10/2 - 10/23
6-10pm
Sunday
4
$213
$192

Explore monotype printmaking using a range of materials and techniques. Learn to work with a variety of inks including oil base, water soluble, and India inks to create rich painterly effects. Students are encouraged to bring imagery to incorporate into their work including past work, photos, and found images. Prerequisite: None Students Fridays available. Supply fee $20


Beginning and Intermediate Collage | 10.6

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6564
10/6 - 11/10
10am - 2pm
Thursday
6
$320
$288

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 $25


Mixed Media Book Arts | 10.6

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6592
10/6 - 11/10
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$320
$288

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 $30


ArtRX: Art for What Ails You | 10.13

Vedika Dietrich

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6584
10/13 - 11/17
10am - 2pm
Thursday
6
$320
$288

Take a break from your computer and visit your right brain! In this playful, innovative art class we explore the mysteries of creativity, useful techniques in learning how to get out of our own way, and secrets of the art making process. As your inner artist loosens up, so does your ability to breathe and flow, to problem solve and think outside of the box. Drawing, painting, mixed media and more, in a relaxed atmosphere where the inner critic is not invited!

Prerequisite: None  Supply Fee $15  ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED


Puppet Carving Studio | 11.8

Dmitri Carter

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6825
11/8 - 12/13
10am - 2pm
Tuesday
6
$300
$270

Attention all puppet lovers! Do you have a wood puppet project you'd like to take on? Students in this class can bring their own ideas for a puppet character.  It can employ any technique (hand puppet, rod puppet, string marionette, rod marionette, direct manipulation, etc…) as long as you want to carve it from wood. Dmitri Carter,  the class instructor, will help students figure out the articulated joints and the controls specific to their project and help facilitate the carving process.


Master Class: Intelligent Making | 11.11

Lori Talcott

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6832
11/11 - 11/14
9:30am - 5:30pm
Fri - Mon
1
$416
$374

When an artist's materials, techniques, concepts, and aesthetic are well considered and in alignment, the result is strong, compelling, and authentic work. This challenging but supportive workshop aims to develop the skills artists need to align and articulate the many aspects of their studio practice. Research strategies, both traditional and non-traditional, will be explored to help identify and investigate your interests and to locate your work in a cultural and historical context. Various modes of writing will be employed to generate, develop, and articulate ideas. The goal is to bypass artspeak and clichés and to focus on the features that make your work personal and idiosyncratic. This is an opportunity to carefully consider and hone the thinking and language that supports your work and to translate this into polished artist statements and presentations. Finally, in-class presentations and an exhibition will give you the chance to try out your new insights in front of an audience. This workshop will be of particular benefit to anyone preparing to apply for school, grants, or teaching opportunities, or those simply interested in pushing their practice to a new level.  Prerequisite: Participants should have at least a small, coherent body of work that is self-generated, not solely the result of class assignments. Supply fee: $10


Workshop: Mixed Media Sketchbook | 11.12

Larry Calkins, Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6598
11/12 - 11/13
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$213
$192

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: Indigo Bound | 11.19

Jodi Waltier

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6577
11/19 - 11/20
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$205
$185

This workshop is based on the rich tradition of textile dyeing as practiced around the world focusing on Japanese, African and East Indian bound resist techniques. Through the manipulation of natural fiber cloth by folding, clamping, winding, binding and sewing, you will create a resist-bound bundle that gets submerged into a deep pool of blue. During our two-day session, we will be using a cold indigo vat. There is an intrinsic mystery associated with the unique oxidization process associated with this dye bath that is endlessly inspiring. You can expect to be richly rewarded at the end of our session with a unique assortment of patterned cloth colored in a range of one-of-a-kind blues. Prerequisite: None


4 Week Collage | 12.1

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6565
12/1 - 12/22
10am - 2pm
Thursday
4
$213
$192

Starting with the basics, use paper, found materials, cloth and other elements for your collages. Learn image transferring techniques and how to integrate these images into your collages. Continue with your experiments by adding, paint, nails, stitching, wire, or other materials to create dimension. Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $10


Mixed Media Collage | 12.4

Romson Regarde Bustillo

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6597
12/4 - 12/18
6-10pm
Sunday
3
$160
$144

Discover and/or-rediscover collage in this 3 session intensive. Create artwork using traditional and non-traditional formats combining collage techniques with printmaking and non-rectangular formats. Participants are encouraged to bring imagery to incorporate into their work including past work, photos, and found images. Prerequisite: None Students Fridays available. Supply fee $20


Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 12.17

Larry Calkins, Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6600
12/17 - 12/18
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$213
$192

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


Travel Abroad: Study Mixed Media in Chacala, Mexico | 2.6

Miguel Perez, Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6824
2/6 - 2/10/17
10am - 5pm
Mon - Fri
1
$1750

If you would like to register for any of our classes in Mexico, please call the front desk at 206-328-2200. To learn more about the Silver Filigree Jewelry class, please click here.
Join Kamla Kakaria and Romson Bustillo for a week long mixed media printmaking intensive in Chacala, Mexico (one hour north of Puerto Vallarta). Work with Mexican artist Miguel Perez at his studio Grafica Chacala, and our own Larry Calkins to create works inspired by the environment of the beach and the jungle. We will visit and take rubbings from the petroglyphs at Alta Vista. This region was originally home to the largely unstudied Tecoxquin) native culture dating from approximately 2000 BC to 2300 BCE. It contains 56 petroglyphs whose antiquity cannot be accurately determined. Aside from its cultural and archeological importance, the site remains an important religious center for the Huicholes who still leave offerings and perform ceremonies here. Tuition includes lodging for seven nights (Saturday to Friday) giving students a day to explore Oaxaca before the workshop begins. Prerequisite: None