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Buttonhole Stitch

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

In this workshop students will learn how to create a buttonhole stitch book with an exposed spine. We will spend the first half of the class learning how to complete this binding from start to finish, from prepping and punching signatures all the way through binding with two needles. Students will then get the opportunity to use this information...

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$75

Pronto Papermaking

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

Want to learn how to make paper, but don't have a lot of extra time? Come dip your toes in the pulp (not literally), and quickly learn how to form, press and dry sheets of handmade paper. You're sure to have a good time, meet other creatives, and leave the workshop with 20 sheets of handmade paper in a variety of colors.

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$75

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Experimental Copper Plate Etching

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

Etching doesn't have to be slow and scary! Learn quick, easy techniques that utilize traditional materials in non-traditional ways. Each student will receive three small copper plates, and after a few demos, combine techniques to create gorgeous textures in a snap! Previous etching experience is helpful, but not necessary.

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$250

2 sessions

Spinning Paper Thread

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

The art of making thread and using it to weave cloth dates back to the 7th-century in Japan. In this class, student will prepare papers to make shifu, or paper thread. Students will use rough surfaces and bricks, hand-held drop spindles, and spinning wheels to make the thread. The final stage is to weave a small piece of cloth with our hand-spun fiber....

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$160

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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

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

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

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

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

Candle Maker: Make Scented Candles - (Candle It IV)

at Yaymaker - Penn Quarter 400 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Candle Maker: Craft your own artisanal candles Join #TeamHappyTrees for Floral Arranging! No experience required! Create a stunning flower arrangement with our selection of carefully curated, seasonally inspired, fresh-cut flowers. Our expert host guides you through your creation with tried-and-true tips for a beautiful and balanced bouquet--perfect...

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$45

"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

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

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

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

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
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