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23A5K101 Photos to Canvas

TRANSFER PHOTOS TO CANVAS Turn your photographs into canvas art for your wall or a wearable canvas tote bag using a fun and accessible photo transfer technique! This workshop will take you step-by-step through the...

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23A7K1 Sgraffito Workshop

CERAMIC SURFACE DECORATION: SGRAFFITO Join us on a deep dive in this workshop exploring the ceramic surface decoration, Sgraffito. In Italian, Sgraffito means “to scratch”. In this workshop, participants will learn variants of this technique...

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23A7K4 Mandalas & Henna

MANDALAS & HENNA Join us on this exploration of traditional mandala and henna patterns while learning about the history of art in India. From medieval times to present day, students will be exposed to examples...

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23A7K2 Mishima Workshop

CERAMIC SURFACE DECORATION: MISHIMA Mishima is a technique of inlaying slip, underglaze, or even contrasting clays into the main clay body of a pottery piece. In this workshop, participants will learn about and use the...

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23A7K8 Artist Statements

EDITING ARTIST STATEMENTS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work with the Des Moines Art Center Curatorial Manager, Laura Burkhalter, and Des Moines Based artist,...

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23A7K5 Ink Wash & Sumi

2D ART WITH ILLUSTRATION AND PAINTING: INK WASH & SUMI ILLUSTRATION After its emergence in China during the Tang Dynasty, ink wash paintings and Asian calligraphy dominated the art scene. Using sumi ink and ink...

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23A7K9 Figure Drawing: Single

FIGURE DRAWING: SINGLE MODEL In this 3-hour figure drawing workshop, participants will have the opportunity to draw from 2 different models in separate spaces. You will have the chance to do quick pose gestures as...

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23A7K10 Figure Drawing

FIGURE DRAWING: POSES WITH TWO MODELS In this 3-hour workshop, participants will create drawings with 2 different models posing in a series of scenes. You will have the chance to do quick pose gestures and...

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23A7K3 Gilded Letters & Print

GILDED LETTERS & PRINTING Gain insight into the history of gilded letters and choose a piece to design and construct during this workshop. Students will imitate traditional pieces from the Middle Ages or contemporary pieces....

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23A7K11 Pysanky Egg

UKRAINIAN PYSANKY EGG DECORATION Continue to learn the art of Pysanky decoration in this fun workshop. Pysanka, coming from the verb pysaty meaning “to write” or “to inscribe”, is a Ukrainian egg decorating technique used...

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23A7K12 Pysanky Egg

UKRAINIAN PYSANKY EGG DECORATION Continue to learn the art of Pysanky decoration in this fun workshop. Pysanka, coming from the verb pysaty meaning “to write” or “to inscribe”, is a Ukrainian egg decorating technique used...

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23A7K6 Pop Punk Workshop

LETTER AND LOGO ILLUSTRATION: POP PUNK AND COUNTERCULTURE Pop-punk, Emo, and Scene Lettering and Logo Design It’s 2005, you’ve got your skinny jeans and Vans on, you’re rearranging your “Top 8” on MySpace, burning some...

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23A7K7 Spring Celebration

MIXED MEDIA: SPRING CELEBRATION IN MIXED MEDIA In this mixed media class, students will learn about spring festivals, rituals, and celebrations from around the world. A short lecture about color theory and spring celebrations from...

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