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Tunnel Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

The tunnel book structure is a charming way to view an inner world created by an artist. In this beginning workshop we will make two models to familiarize ourselves with the structure, the accordion-fold side panels, and how the expansion influences the viewer’s perception. We will also make a cover for one of our models. Most of the materials...

$160
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Handi-hour

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Downtown, Washington, D.C.
17th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

DC’s original crafting happy hour brings back SweetARTS valentines and cork crafting. Create your own Valentine’s Day cards and try your hand at wine cork and tile crafts. Enjoy craft brews from Denizens Brewing and live music from a local band while you work. Price includes two beers, snacks, live music, and all-you-can craft. Must be 21 or older...

$25
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Kumihimo Braiding

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Kumihimo braiding is a Japanese braiding technique that can be used to create unique pieces of jewelry, or cording/embellishments for fiber and mixed media art.  During the morning session, students will learn the basic braiding technique and create a necklace in the pattern of their choice. After lunch, the afternoon session will teach you how...

$92
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Framing Artwork

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Framing artwork can be very expensive. Students will learn to refurbish frames, cut mats, and fit frames for professional display. Materials fee includes all necessary materials, including two frames. Students will have the chance to cut a few extra mats and may bring photos or artwork 4x6 inches or smaller.

$100
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Woven Fabric Basket

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

This craft project is a real scrap buster! Use a plastic needle, 1/2” wide strips of fabric, and some clothesline to weave together these handy baskets. No sewing machine needed: great for travel!

$20
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"Notan"- Japanese Paper-Cutting Collages

at McLean Community Center - McLean
1446 Chain Bridge Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

"Notan" - Japanese Paper-Cutting Collages In Japanese, Notan means the relationship between light and dark. Negative and positive shapes, symmetrical, asymmetrical and geometric patterns are all explored in this exciting collage workshop. We will create beautiful designs of organic and geometric shapes using creative drawing and collage techniques.

$10
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Bookbinding II

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

In this one-day workshop, students will further their bookbinding skills to include three more advanced sewing structures, including: long-stitch Coptic sewing over tapes These three structures will allow for the binding of thicker books, which will be ideal in the creation of journals or sketchbooks.  We will use a variety of decorative...

$160
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Zentangle: Candle Art

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

The warm light from a candle adds a lovely ambience to any room.  Use a heat gun and tissue paper to transfer your Zentangle artwork to a pillar candle.  Add crystals for holiday glitter!  Great hostess gift! Please bring your Zentangle supplies and a white 3” x 6” (8” is okay, too) pillar candle 

$20
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Bookbinding I

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

This one-day workshop will introduce students to the basics of bookbinding, including appropriate materials and tools needed to make your own notebooks, journals or albums. Book structures taught will be the pamphlet, accordion, and Japanese stab binding. Additionally, students will learn how to: properly cover boards for hard covered books...

$160
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Simply a Pleasure Table Runner

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

This table runner is very attractive and actually very easy - so it matches its name - SIMPLY A PLEASURE to make! Showcase your favorite print in this vibrant table runner. We will make the runner in class, but the pattern also has instructions for 4 placemats. This pattern makes a runner that can be elegant or whimsical depending on your choice...

$38
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The Dreamcatcher Reimagined

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

The purpose of this mixed media dream catcher isn’t to ward off bad dreams, but to capture moments in time from the past, present, or future. The base for this project is a metal tray (provided) which will be embellished with a lace doily “web”. Photos and other keepsakes will then be captured in the web. Additional embellishments will include...

$82
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Playing with Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Learn how to make interactive book forms that can easily be adapted to many projects. We’ll start by exploring some ways to make books using just one sheet of paper. We’ll then move on to making simple books that require minimal sewing and gluing. The beauty of all the book forms covered in this workshop is that they can be made with any variety...

$75
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Fabric Embellishing Workbook

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Learn a variety of fabric embellishing techniques as you create a beautiful fabric book! Class sessions consist of demonstrations as well as hands on activities; you will leave with all the information and ability needed to complete your pages and additional “homework” on your own between sessions. Techniques from Fabric Embellishing — the Basics...

$175

6 sessions

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Text & Image

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

This workshop is perfect for students who are looking not just to create a physical book structure, but want to fill it with content. We will start by exploring different methods to start developing a concept, then look at examples of artists books for inspiration on how to incorporate text and image. We will then experiment with various multimedia...

$150
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A View to My Heart

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Create a lovely shrine/altar using the beautiful Relics and Artifacts line of craft blanks by Sandra Evertson. A beautiful Valentine’s gift, or for year-round display.  You will learn collage and layering techniques with paint, finishes, paper and more while assembling a one of a kind mixed media piece of art that will be ready to hang or display...

$85
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