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Nontraditional Ornaments

December 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm



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An In-Studio Workshop!

Sunday, December 10, 11am-5pm

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About this Workshop:

Gift-giving for holidays and special occasions is an honored tradition that is all the more special when items are hand-crafted. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to create small hanging mixed media artworks that can be individualized in many ways to fit any gift-giving occasion. The ornaments will be created using mini-canvases as the base, and enhanced with papers, paint, fabric, ribbon, cord, found objects, beads, and other materials. It will also be an opportunity to incorporate photos and other types of personal mementos, giving them new life in an alternate form.

Level: All levels welcome! No experience necessary.

Registration closes December 1, 2023. Material fees are included with your registration to cover the supplies provided in class. Students may/will need to gather/purchase additional materials for class (see the materials list below). This list will also be provided with the registration confirmation email.

Sample images by Sharon Robinson


Registration includes a $15 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including mini canvases, adhesives, and additional collage materials. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:

  • 3-5 personal photos (or copies) – images should be no larger than 2”x3”
  • Any favorite small found materials such as buttons, jewelry, beads, etc.
  • Any favorite papers and other collage materials.


Sharon Robinson is a mixed media artist specializing in abstract collage and assemblage and currently resides in the Washington, DC area.  Raised in New Jersey, she earned a master’s degree in urban design and community development from MIT, and worked in the and urban transit and planning field for over 20 years in Los Angeles and Portland, OR. Since 1999 she has been a full-time artist, muralist, teacher, and arts program contractor. As an artist she exhibits in the DC region, as well as other east and west coast cities. Sharon teaches mixed media and collage classes in the Smithsonian Associates  Studio Arts Program, The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and Montpelier Art Center in Maryland. She also provides administrative support for public art projects conducted by the Prince George’s County Arts & Cultural Heritage Division. Her community activities include serving on the national Board of Directors of SCRAP, a network of non-profit creative re-use centers; participating as a review panelist for DC Arts Commission and Maryland State Arts Council grants, and as an appointee to the Arts Commission of the City of Mt. Rainier, Maryland. Learn more about her work at www.therobinsonstudio.com.



“I enjoyed learning creative ways to use unconventional materials.”

—Previous workshop participant

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