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Upcoming Spring 2018 Workshops

chinese paper cutting workshopChinese Paper Cutting
Two Fridays, March 23 & March 30, 2018 at 3:00–5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Admission: $20 (General) | $10 (Students/ Seniors)
Fee includes all materials for both sessions.
The workshop is limited to 30 people per session.

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Offered by the Confucius Institute, this workshop provides participants with insight into the history, culture, and folk traditions of paper cutting in China. Once participants have mastered the basic techniques, they will practice cutting paper into animals, flowers, and traditional Chinese patterns. Participants will be guided step by step to create their own artwork, and will be able to bring their work home or present them as gifts to family or friends.

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potato prints workshopPotato Prints
Friday, April 6, 2018
Session 1: 10 AM–12 PM
Session 2: 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Admission: $20 (General) | $10 (Students/ Seniors)
Fee includes all materials.
The workshop is limited to 30 people per session.
Please choose one of the two sessions at your convenience.

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Lead by artist/curator Jeffrey Allen Price and guest artist Puneeta Mittal, this workshop will showcase various potato stamp techniques you can use to create your own unique works of art. Puneeta Mittal will also discuss the ancient art of Indian block printing, as well as current trends in modern fashion and textile design and their connection to patterns Indian designers have been using for centuries.

Participants will print their own designs using the stamps and will take home 1–2 projects on various paper surfaces and one small 4 × 4 burlap canvas.

About the Instructors

Jeffrey Allen Price is a Long Island-based multimedia artist with a conceptual and process-based approach to making art. His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows at the National Museum in Kielce, Poland; the Islip Art Museum in Islip, NY; and the Chicago Art Source Gallery. He and his creations have also been reviewed or featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including the New York Times, Newsday, the Huffington Post, and the Food Network. His works can be found in the collections of the Islip Art Museum, the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, and numerous private collections around the world.

Originally from India, Puneeta Mittal discovered her passion for art when she relocated to Long Island to study at Adelphi University and Long Island University. Mittal expresses her art through oil paintings and ceramics. Her works have been featured in the New York Times, Newsday, and other Long Island news publications. She has also showed and marketed her artwork at various galleries across the United States and around the world, including New York, Texas, Turkey, and Austria. Mittal currently teaches at Suffolk County Community College.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Potasia: Potatoism in the East
March 15 through June 15, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

ART CRAWL
Guided Exhibition Tour by Jeffrey Allen Price
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

LECTURE
The Motif of Potatoes in Korean Media (Old and New)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Potatoism: A Global History of Potato Art
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Small Potatoes: Creating Crochet Amigurumi
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 

 

 

chinese calligraphy workshopChinese Calligraphy
3 Thursdays, April 12, April 19, & April 26, 2018 at 3:00–5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Room 101

Admission: $20 (General) | $10 (Students/ Seniors)
Fee includes all materials for three sessions.
The workshop is limited to 30 people per session.

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Chinese calligraphy is the traditional art of writing characters from the Chinese language using a brush and ink. It is the root of many other forms of Chinese cultural art, and works of calligraphy can be seen adorning the walls of shops, offices, and houses almost everywhere in China. The English word “calligraphy” literally means “beautiful writing,” and when you see good calligraphy, you can certainly appreciate the subtle aesthetics of line and stroke. The Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University offers a workshop that teaches participants how to create their own works of Chinese calligraphy.

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crochet amigurumi workshopSmall Potatoes: Creating Crochet Amigurumi
Friday, April 20, 2018
Session 1: 10 AM–12 PM
Session 2: 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Admission: $20 (General) | $10 (Students/ Seniors)
Fee includes all materials.
The workshop is limited to 15 people per session.
Please choose one of the two sessions at your convenience.

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Want to create an adorable 3-inch potato spirit? In this class taught by Thien Nguyen August, you’ll be able to make your own whimsical crochet potato spirit in the Japanese style of amigurumi! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed creatures out of yarn, and there is no limit to where your imagination can take you. Thien is a pattern designer, a crochet artist, and the owner of Tiny Island Handmade, and she specializes in crocheted toys and clothing. She will share her best tips for making amigurumi, from choosing the right yarns and hooks, to marking and counting stitches, to stuffing, assembling, and finishing your stuffed creature. Some experience with crochet or knitting is helpful, but not required.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Potasia: Potatoism in the East
March 15 through June 15, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

ART CRAWL
Guided Exhibition Tour by Jeffrey Allen Price
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

LECTURE
The Motif of Potatoes in Korean Media (Old and New)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Potatoism: A Global History of Potato Art
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Potato Prints
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 

 

 

maedeup korean knot workshopThe Elegant Art of Knot Jewelry for Mother’s Day
Two Fridays, May 4, May 11, 2018
Session 1: 11 AM–1 PM
Session 2: 2–4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Room 201

Admission: $30 (General) | $15 (Students/ Seniors)
Fee includes all materials.
The workshop is limited to 20 people per session.
Please choose one of the two sessions at your convenience.

Session 1: 11 AM–1 PM
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Session 2: 2–4 PM
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The unique art of Korean knot-making utilizes all sorts of braids and ornamental shapes to decorate dresses and accessories. There are around 38 types of Korean knot-making techniques, and the harmony and combinations of colors, braids, and patterns are what makes the art still much beloved by people today. Master artist Karen Ahn will demonstrate how to make the perfect handmade gift for your mom or loved one. You will leave with a special pin and necklace of your own design.

 

 

 

pojagi workshopCreating a See-Through Window Hanging Patchwork
3 Fridays: June 1, June 8, and June 15, 2018 at 12:00–4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Room 102

Admission: $100 (General) | $80 (Students/ Seniors)
Fee includes all materials for three sessions.
The workshop is limited to 15 people per session.
This is a hand-sewing class. A sewing machine is not required.

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Pojagi is a Korean form of patchwork using scraps of transparent or semi-transparent fabrics, such as silk organza, hemp, or ramie. It can lend a gorgeous look to any room, whether you hang it in a window (where the seams show up against the light) or away from a wall (so light can form colored shadows on the wall behind). Textile artist Wonju Seo will show how to create a large, functional hanging piece with simple block patterns of your own design.

 

 

 


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