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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: Japanese Stab Binding | 8.22

Jessica Hoffman

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Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5549
8/22
10am - 6pm
Saturday
1
$98
$88

Learn to create elegant journals using traditional Japanese Stab Binding techniques in this one-day workshop.  We will work with Japanese papers and silk thread to make 3 sewing styles. Afterwards, we will assemble a protective enclosure to house all 3 books. Students will also become familiar with essential book binding tools and materials and make sewing cards to continue making books at home. This class is ideal for beginners looking to get started in book arts, as well as experienced binders who want to expand on techniques.  Supply fee $10  Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Exploring Pattern and Repetition | 8.29

Kamla Kakaria and Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5552
8/29 - 8/30
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

In this class we will push ideas of pattern and repeating forms.  This way of making images has been utilized from ancient times and from every culture.  It has been used in textiles to sculptures to cave paintings.  Examples include paisley from India, dots from Australia, sacred geometry from the Middle East, folk arts from Africa to name a few.  We will employ a variety of methods and materials including encaustic wax, stamping, tracing and stenciling, and work on multiple surfaces including paper, cloth and wood.   Come with no expectations and play!   Prerequisite: None


Mixed Media Book Arts | 10.1

Jessica Hoffman

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Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5678
10/1 - 11/5
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$307
$276

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


In Search of the Muse: from Inspiration to Canvas | 10.1

Vedika Dietrich

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5690
10/1 - 11/5
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$307
$276

This class is dedicated to the muse and the nature of inspiration.  We are inspired to create art by art itself.  Art that we love, quickens the soul, and the artists that create it, are agents of our muse.  Art that we love gives us a powerful clue to our own aesthetic. It is a mirror, and can guide us toward deeper contact with own inner aesthetic landscape. A landscape and language that we share with the artists that we love. They, and we, are part of the same creative family.  Painting, drawing, mixed media and art appreciation in a playful, non-critical environment.  We will experiment with the art that we love and play with exercises that are designed to open us to the muse. Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $20   ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED


Beginning and Intermediate Collage | 10.8

Rickie Wolfe

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5673
10/8 - 11/12
10am - 2pm
Thursday
6
$307
$276

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


NEW: Workshop: Miniatures: Collage, Encaustic and Accordion Books | 10.10

Larry Calkins and Kamla Kakaria

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5731
10/10 - 10/11
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

Miniature painting has a rich history in many cultures.  Create small intimate pieces using collage techniques and beeswax micro tools on a variety of surfaces. Make a series of related works either on individual surfaces or on accordion books.  We will provide small pieces of metal, wood and 100% cotton rag paper.  Prerequisite: None  Supply fee $25


NEW: $99 One-day workshop: Recycled Books | 10.11

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5697
10/11
10am - 5pm
Sunday
1
$99
$89

This workshop makes use of recycled materials to create unique books.  We will use unconventional bookbinding materials, such as plastic bags and cereal boxes to explore simple book structures.  We will also cover bookbinding basics, including terminology, tools, and techniques. This class is for all levels.  ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.


NEW: $99 One Day Workshop: Paste Papers | 10.25

Jessica Hoffman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5698
10/25
10am - 5pm
Sunday
1
$99
$89

Paste papers have been made for centuries for use in books, boxes and portfolios. Students are encouraged to bring acrylic paints in favorite colors, combs, chunky rubber stamps, or any other mark making objects. The papers you create can be used for collage, cards, mixed media and more. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED


Workshop: Encaustic with Mixed Media | 11.4

Larry Calkins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5701
11/14 - 11/15
10am - 6pm
Sat-Sun
1
$205
$185

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