Colored Pencils & Acrylics

The layering of colored pencils and acrylics is a fantastic technique for building up soft textures, sharp edges, and rich colors. Drawing from colorful photographs or still-life objects of flora and fauna, we will explore the techniques used to take colored pencils a step beyond their traditional use.

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Color Theory through Watercolor

Understanding color is essential to creating work that captivates the eye and evokes certain moods or emotions. Through a series of fun exercises, you will learn to understand tints, shades and tones, the color wheel, complimentary colors, warm and cool colors, and color schemes. You will also produce useful charts and swatches which you can consult for future reference.…

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Chinese Seal Printing Workshop

Following a brief discussion about the significance of the Chinese Seal (or chop), participants will translate their names into Chinese characters on paper. The characters will be transferred to soft printmaking blocks (Safety Kut) and cut out using carving tools. The carved blocks will inked and printed on blank greeting cards, with each student creating…

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Chinese Silk Painting

After painting the background on their silk scarf, participants will examine images found in traditional Chinese art (including bamboo, fish, birds, and Chinese characters) which they will draw on the silk using a liquid resist. Once the resist has dried, students will apply brilliant fabric paint to complete their design. Participants can expect to finish…

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Stenciling and Stamping on Fabric

Want to make your own stamps and stencils for decorating fabric? In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of versatile and easy fabric applications using water-based textile pigments. After first experimenting with direct-application painting, students will then create their own contact paper stencils and stamps using a variety of materials. The pigments provided are…

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Screen Printing Workshop

In this workshop, students will explore the expressive potential of screen-printing on fabric and discover ways to create unique patterns on cloth. Transparent textile pigments provide many color options for developing complex surfaces through layering simple shapes and textures. Participants will make crayon-rubbing silkscreen prints, produce simple contact paper stencils, and learn how to continue…

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World Beat Workshop

The World Beat Workshop, with drummer Robert Jospé and percussionist Kevin Davis, engages students in exploring the diaspora of West African rhythms in the Americas and their influence in current music styles. Using a map, percussion instruments and music charts, this interactive program brings musical, historical, cultural, and geographical information to life with the journey of clave. Join this musical journey from West Africa to Cuba, Trinidad/Tobago, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and New Orleans, all the while learning about the evolution of dance through the blending of cultures.

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The French Perspective

The D’Amore Duo brings together the outstanding young virtuosos: American guitarist William Feasley and Russian oboist Vladimir Lande. In performances marked by the distinct coloring of their contrasting instruments and musical heritage, they play with a musical vitality that sparkles with insight and originality. Winners of the 1990 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards and the 1993 Montpelier Recitalist Competition, The D’Amore Duo is quickly gaining recognition as a popular component of many chamber music series, and their workshops, master classes, and children’s programs are renowned. This ensemble concert features Feasley on the guitars and theorbo, and Lande on the oboe and baroque oboe. This concert includes works by composers including Napoleon Coste, Robert de Vissee, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure, Andreas Pfloger, Jean Francaix, and Jacque Ibert.

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