ONLINE MASTER CLASSES:
Fee for a Master Class is $80. After registration, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to attend your purchased master class. Any questions please contact the Islip Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ancient Art of Chinese Calligraphy
With Winnie Tsai
- Learn the beautiful and ancient art of Chinese calligraphy
Class 1: The History of Chinese Calligraphy and Simple Characters
Understand the tools (brush, ink paper)
Learn to recognize & read simple characters
Class 2: The Eight Strokes of the Yong
Understand the importance of the YONG
Practice writing the YONG.
Learn to recognize & read more complex characters
Exercises to develop brush control and build fluidity - Straight strokes
Class 3: Writing Phrases
Learn to recognize & read advanced characters
Learn to fold a rice paper sheet to achieve artistic balance
Learn to Write phrases
Class 4: Painting (Writing) Bamboo
How to properly load your brush with ink
Learn to paint bamboo using calligraphic techniques
Signing your work
Art to Graffiti Poetry
with Isabella Calisi-Wagner
- Write your own work of art.
Class 1: Graffiti Poetry in Black and White
Intro to the “Color Meditations”
Exploring the freewriting process
Selecting words from your “Freewrite”
Drafting your Graffiti Poetry Artwork using a #2 Pencil
Class 2: The Color of Graffiti Poetry using Color Pencils
Practice the "Color Meditations” Freewriting process
Selecting the most colorful ideas from your “Freewrite”
Drafting your Graffiti Poetry Artwork using Color Pencils
Class 3: Blending the Colors of Graffiti Poetry with Pastels
Refining the editing process of your “Freewrite”
More considerations and editing and drafting your Graffiti Poetry Artwork
Considerations for Combining writing and color to the Graffiti Poetry
Class 4: The Dynamic Colors of Graffiti Poetry using Spray Spritzers
How to create a Spray Spritzer using acrylic paint and water
Considerations for combining writing and spraying color to your Graffiti Poetry Artwork
Upcycling: Turn Junk Mail Into Jewelry
with Melissa Ramos
- Your mailbox is a mine that is full of fabulous gems. Learn how to make jewelry out of restaurant menus, travel brochures, coupons and magazines.
Class 1: Rolling Out The Gems - Necklaces
Learn how to create the basic building blocks of necklaces, belts and bracelets using Crazy Glue, a chopstick and junk mail.
Class 2: Jewelry with a Twist - Earrings
Design unique earrings using the fashion ads.
Class 3: Coasters and More
Create colorful coasters for your coffee table using old restaurant menus and magazine pages.
Class 4: An Ear For Style - Headpieces
Turn those heavy, glossy real estate post cards or political mailings into perfectly pretty head wear.