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.
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.
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.
Master Class: Exploring a Process, Forming a Language | 5.8
Every artist has his or her own way of generating ideas and making work; discovering these methods is a helpful tool for creating better work and for dealing with common daily challenges like starting a new piece, making aesthetic decisions, and overcoming creative blocks. In this workshop students will be introduced to a variety of ways to find ideas and understand how they make their work. Through hands-on and contemplative exploration with common materials, collecting visual inspiration, and simple writing exercises, students will consider their own individual artistic process. All exercises are based on Amy's unique experience defining her own process over the years. In addition, using Amy's experience sharing her process on social media through her blog and Facebook, students will begin to learn how to present their process in a public manner as they discover their own language for describing the why and how of what they create. Prerequisite: some Jewelry/Metals experience (or some experience in any media) Supply fee: $10
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