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Japanese Papermaking

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Japanese paper, known as washi, is characterized by its thinness and strength. Although the technique is applicable to all plant fibers, it is commonly made from the inner bark of the mulberry bush.  This class progresses through all the steps in Japanese papermaking, starting with pulp preparationall the steps of Japanese papermaking, starting...

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$115

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...

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$82

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Fabric-Stash Cloth Book

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

In this Play-with-Your-Fabric-Stash Cloth Book class, you will gather up your favorite fabrics, scraps — even those special heirloom handkerchiefs and laces — and turn them into a unique cloth book! Julie will lead you through adding stitched details, playing with appliqué techniques, and encourage you to get creative with layering fabrics. These...

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$82

Collage: Discovery And Transformation

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Using collected papers, images, odds and ends, participants will explore collage using the five universal shapes (circle, square, triangle, equidistant cross, and spiral) to discover and understand ones own individual current world view. We'll integrate both disparate and complimentary small fragments into new compositions that incorporate the universal...

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$175

6 sessions

Secret Belgian Binding

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

Shhhhhhhh. Why don’t we just call it Belgian Binding? It’s really not a secret since so many people are making them now! This non-adhesive binding style is very popular with artists and writers because it opens flat, making it a great book for writing and sketching. The cover boards and the spine are covered as three separate pieces, and then...

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$160

Home Body Art Doll Assemblage

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

Create a unique art doll using a wooden house body and found objects. Create a holiday ornament or an art doll suitable for year-round display: hang on a wall, or create it to be a “shelf sitter” (finished size is approx 8 in. tall, and 3 in. wide). We will use polymer clay to create the face from a mold, and then add color. Found objects such...

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$70

"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.

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$10

Vintage Accordion-Fold Book

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

Combine transfers of vintage photos with fabrics, new and old, trims and embellishments to create a beautiful accordion-fold fiber book. A sentimental way to document a holiday or event, and makes a wonderful gift too! Learn to incorporate your favorite fabrics with mixed media sewing techniques, adding stitching and embellishing to complete a one...

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$85

Paper Piecing: Mini Quilt Workshop

at Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio - Leesburg 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20175

Learn to paper piece your quilts in this mini quilt workshop with Ceci! Paper piecing opens up a whole new world of quilt patterns. Learn this technique on a single block and make an adorable mini quilt. Supplies: Small amounts of fabric batting thread

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$120

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Pops-Ups for Miniature Books

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

Strategies for creating expansive structures are useful in miniature books, as they allow the artist to increase the drama and expand the content. Using cardstock and a small set of simple hand tools, students will build and bind a variety of structures that move above, beyond and behind the page. No experience is necessary, but previous experience...

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$200

2 sessions

Soft-Ground and Open Bite Etching

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

This class will help students build up texture and depth on a copper plate quickly, and with a minimum amount of etching time. Soft-ground can be used to make impressions of objects such as fabric and leaves. Open biting is a quick route to a dramatic design. When both are combined, very exciting things happen! No printmaking experience nec...

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$300

2 sessions

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Introduction to Western Papermaking

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

This workshop covers the basic techniques of Western-style hand papermaking, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. It includes an overview of decorative techniques, including the use of pigments, inclusions, layering, and shaped deckles. Pulp additives such as sizing, retention agents, and formation aid are also...

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$150

Tiny Book Party (Valentine's Edition)

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

In this workshop students will learn how to make a series of tiny books that are perfect for gift-giving, personalization, and decoration! We will cover a few simple pamphlet variations as well as a slightly more complicated buttonhole stitch and a softcover with wraparound ties. Everyone is encouraged to experiment and come up with their own ways...

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$75

Encaustic (hot wax) + Mixed Media Workshop

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Discover encaustics! Workshop includes painting and collage with wax, fusing, carving into wax, and more experimenting with techniques. You can upcycle existing art (drawings, prints, photos) if you like. See how encaustic painting can be a sculptural art form. Apply tools and techniques to create relief emphasizing positive and negative space and...

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$150

Metallic Finishes (Ages 8-13)

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville 155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

Looking for a fun and intriguing way to explore painting and mixed media projects? Then this 7-week class is the perfect answer. Techniques include block printing, silver tooling, metallic oil pastels and crayons, laquerwork and iridescent watercolors. All materials are included and new projects every week.

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$125

7 sessions

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