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.
In this mixed media workshop learn how to get in the habit of drawing and creating a dialog with your sketchbook with an emphasis on abstract thought and imagery. You will begin by altering the front and back of sketchbook pages with different media including photocopy transfer, inks, writing, collage, clay wash, and stenciling. Change the clean white pages of your sketchbook into a more inviting surface on which to work and express yourself.
Master Artist Program: The Hidden Narrative | 8.16
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.
Supply fee: $30
Workshop: Non Traditional Approach to Forgotten Mediums | 8.16
In this workshop you will be introduced to unusual mediums with unique qualities that have been mostly lost and forgotten. Silverpoint from the Gothic/early Renaissance era emerged as a fine line drawing technique. You will make your own using a small fine rod of silver inserted into a wooden rod. Egg tempera has been used in panel painting in the European Medieval and Early renaissance. It is a fast-drying paint that we will make from colored pigment mixed with egg yolk. Casein paint has been used since ancient Egyptian times. This fast-drying, water soluble medium we will make from milk casein (milk protein) and pigment.