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Intro to Colored Pencil

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Join colored pencil artist Deborah Maklowski for a full day of exploration and expression, learning about colored pencil as a fine art medium. You can try out 18 different brands/types of oil/wax-based and water-soluble pencils on a variety of surfaces—including drawing, printing, and watercolor paper, sanded pastel paper,...

Saturday Mar 23rd, 1pm - 4pm

Sumi-e: Peony

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Explore the beauty of sumi-e brush painting and learn to paint peony, known as the King of Flowers and the symbol of prosperity in the East. Learn to paint this showy flower in transparent watercolor and white gouache on rice paper.

Saturday Jun 8th, 1pm - 4pm

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Sumi-e: Rose

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Learn to paint roses, America’s favorite flower, in simplistic strokes with watercolor and white gouache on rice paper in which every stroke becomes a petal or leaf.

Sunday Aug 18th, 1pm - 4pm

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Paper Marbling

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Marbling is a fun art with an infinite variety of patterns and color combinations. The process is simple and in addition to bookbinding, marbled papers can be used for picture framing, placemats, notecards, desk sets, collages, origami, lampshades, and for covering just about anything such as boxes and cans. This workshop is a challenge of artistic...

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$55

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

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

"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

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

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...

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$160

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...

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$160

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...

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$75

Joomchi: Felted Paper

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

Joomchi is a Korean technique for making textured, handmade paper. Students combine layers of mulberry papers of various shapes and colors to create a new piece of paper. This technique is similar to felting, but uses paper instead of wool. The resulting crinkled papers can be sued in surface design, bookmaking, collage, or anywhere one would use decorative...

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$160

Water/Color/Paper (Intermediate)

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

In this class the emphasis is on working with the elements that make watercolor unique and challenging the water itself, the hues of different paints, and the complexities of various paper surfaces. Attention to composition, exposure to works of other artists, and critique of our own work are a large part of the sessions. Class includes interior,...

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$290

8 sessions

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

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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