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Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing Classes Coming up in Washington DC

Sumi-e Stargazer Lily

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 stargazer lilies with expressive strokes. You will learn how to load the brush with multiple colors and how to use a wet-on-wet technique to attain beautiful petal patterns. All supplies provided.

Saturday Sep 29th, 1pm

Encaustics

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

Come experience the art of painting with hot wax! This fun workshop is for those who have little familiarity with encaustics and would like an introduction, and for those who have experienced working with the medium, but seek to refine their skills.  Diversity of learning is covered, including the basic materials and techniques, safety issues...

Sunday Sep 30th, 1pm

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Picture Writing, Heiroglyphics, Cuneiform-Word Art

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

Invigorate your skill in drawing and composing works using color. Explore pictures, word signs and letter forms from ancient civilizations of Middle Eastern Mesopotamia and Egypt. Draw and paint words using pictures that actually spell words—the oldest syllabaries and alphabet signs in the world.  No prior experience necessary. All supplies...

Saturday Oct 6th, 10am

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Watercolor Pencil Techniques

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

Come learn how to use watercolor pencils! Whether you want to use them on their own or combine them with watercolor or in a mixed media collage, watercolor pencils have a lot to offer. They are convenient, portable, and flexible. We will explore many techniques for using them. We will also discuss papers and supports. All supplies provided.

Saturday Oct 13th, 1pm

Basic Mat Cutting Techniques

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

Learn how to properly measure your art, determine your mat size and begin cutting mats. We will discuss when and why to mat, exploring the materials and equipment and an introduction to mounting your art. All supplies provided.

Sunday Oct 14th, 1pm

Intuitive Silhouettes in Watercolor

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

The fluid nature of watercolor invites us to paint in a free and suggestive manner rather than be overwhelmed by detail. In this workshop, learn how to paint a loose, full-body silhouette intuitively in watercolor. We will begin by looking at the art of several artists who explore and celebrate the human form in their work.  Techniques,...

Saturday Oct 20th, 1pm

Sumi-e Rabbits and Carrots

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

Explore the fun of painting cute rabbits and bunnies. Learn to create furry rabbits in simplistic brushwork. Add carrots and other vegetables for the bunnies to enjoy. All supplies provided.

Saturday Oct 27th, 1pm

Advanced Mat Cutting Techniques

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

Learn how to cut double mats, multiple window mats and specialty mats like V-grooves and Raised Top mats for shadow boxing. We will explore best practices on how to choose the best colors of mat and alternate mounting as part of the design. We will also go further into the multitudes of different mounting techniques including best conservation practices....

Sunday Oct 28th, 1pm

Uncial Script Calligraphy

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

Learn two European Manuscript Hands: Unical of Late Antiquity and Half-Unical of the Early Middle Ages. All supplies provided.

Saturday Nov 3rd, 10am

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Mixing Vibrant Darks in Watercolor

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

Learn to create clean, vibrant, dark colors to give your watercolors an extra glow and how proper mixing helps add dynamism to your work. Taught by the lead teacher of the Washington Metropolitan Artist Society. All supplies provided.

Saturday Nov 10th, 2:30pm

Making it All Fit - Comprehensive Framing Techniques

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

Let’s learn how to take our newly acquired knowledge of matting and mounting and learn how to actually create a finished framed piece. Alex will show you how Master Framers put it all together so you can create professional-looking framed art at home. We will cover everything from simple fits into ready-made frames as well as fitting canvases and...

Sunday Nov 11th, 1pm

Sumi-e Poinsettia and Snow

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

Celebrate the holiday season with red poinsettias in sumi-e art, where every stroke becomes a petal. We will learn how to use white gouache to create a snowy background! All supplies provided.

Saturday Nov 17th, 1pm

Color vs. Value with Gouache: Which Comes First

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

Ever wonder why your perfectly planned artwork can have all the right colors, but no real spark? Then it’s time to truly think about the role of value in your art. In this workshop, we will learn about value and how it translates to color by completing a series of exercises that will open your eyes to the importance of value. All supplies provi...

Sunday Nov 18th, 1pm

Modern Illumination Capitals

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

Explore memories and ideas for making pictures and symbol imagery that can be fitted together, forming a playful composition by drawing and painting inside, outside, or perhaps all around the Alphabet Letter(s) that you invent. This class is an adventure for individuals to invent, taking from within themselves a story to be told through fanciful, colorful...

Saturday Nov 24th, 10am

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Hand Lettering

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

What is “Brush Lettering?” Brush lettering is beautiful hand lettering that looks like calligraphy, but is created with a brush pen rather than a dip pen and ink. Brush pens provide a great way to get started with brush/hand lettering without the messy cleanup of traditional calligraphy.  Heather will teach you how to create beautiful and...

Sunday Nov 25th, 1pm

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