Sunday, January 30, 1pm–3:30pm
Gift giving for special occasions, celebrations, and holidays 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 a Valentine’s theme or any other gift giving occasion you’d like. 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!
Registration closes January 21, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.
Registration includes a $8 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:
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.
“Thank you for all you do to create an amazing community art space!”
—Attendee, Screenprinting on Fabric workshop with Gretchen Schermerhorn