Mixed Media and Writing

Mixed Media and Writing Classes


Click on the plus sign (+) for a full description. Our mixed media and writing classes are open to all levels unless otherwise noted in the descriptions. Members receive 15% off all classes and workshops.

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ClassRegister NowClass NumberInstructorDescriptionDatesTime Members Price (15% off) Non-members PriceAdditional Fees / Materials
The Art of BookbindingCANCELEDS19A26MMJong-Yoon KimIntroducing the art of bookbinding, these workshops will cover various types of non-adhesive long stitch binding techniques such as linking stitches and coptic sewing. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, this is the place to start.Thursdays July 11 - Aug 16-9 PM$230$270
Collage (Fr: coller, "to glue") (Summer Session)CANCELEDS19A06MMPatty CastelliniBorn circa 200 BCE along with the invention of paper by the Chinese, the art of collage was revived in France about a hundred years ago. You’ll invent your own style by building surfaces using paint, pastels, markers, pencils, and cloth. Push and pull, scrape and carve with a variety of surprising tools. Learn to isolate color and play with color combinations. Bring any materials that grab your eye. Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 1410 am - 4 pm$230$270$20
Don't Mop Up That Splash of Color! (Summer Session)

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S19A05PRobin WeisburgerDesign and paint your own floor cloth! A painted floor cloth adds spice to any floor. First used on floors in the 1700s, these beautiful, functional pieces of art are a cozy addition to any home, in any season. Learn the history of craft as you begin with a 2' x 3' floor cloth. Adding a durable finishing coat will assure you have an heirloom piece that will stand up to everyday use and the test of time. Stencils and other tools to assist with patterns will be provided.Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 119:30 am - 12:30 pm$94$110$30
Memoir Writing WorkshopRegister NowF19A01MMJenny GelfanOur lives are full of stories: comedies, dramas, mysteries, the wonders of everyday moments. This class will guide you to dive in and gather images, sounds, fragrances, feelings, and experiences, that you can capture in words. These fragments together tell a story about each life. The class' focus will be on exploration. You will write from prompts, have an opportunity to read what others have written, and enjoy each other’s creativity.Tuesdays, Sept 24 - Nov 1212 - 2 PM$25$25

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