Spring online classes, workshops with DCA


CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to present several new online classes for Spring. Selections include:

• Color My World: Explorations in Colored Pencil Art with Stephanie Przybylek This three-part virtual workshop will combine discussion and exercises. Subjects covered will include types and brands of colored pencils, including “student” vs. “artist” brands. Fundamental methods like blending, layering, and burnishing. How to get deeper darks and more contrast in colors, plus other tips and techniques to push color to its fullest and create surfaces for mixed media artwork. Three weeks April 14– 28, Wednesdays (6:30-8 p.m.

Stephanie Przybylek has a BA in Art from Gettysburg College and an MA in Art History from University of Delaware. Find Stephanie at CreativeAnimal.net.

• Intro to Pastels with Kelley Tanner In this four-week class, students will learn the basics of both chalk and oil pastels, including composition, value, color, and technique. Students will be drawing still lifes from direct observation, as well as drawing landscapes from photographs. Four weeks May 4–25, Tuesdays 5-6:30 p.m. Kelley Tanner is an artist from the St. Louis, Missouri area. She holds a BFA with an emphasis in painting from Southern Illinois University. Find Kelly at kelleytanner.weebly.com.

• DIY Block Printing with Emily Martin In this two-hour workshop, makers of all ages learn how to create dynamic printed fabric using collected materials. It is encouraged to use recycled or found items for printing as well as fabric to be printed on. May 22, Saturday 11 a.m.–1 p.m.) Children under the age of 12 free with adult registration.

Emily Martin is a New York based weaver, installation artist, and textile designer. She received her BFA in Fiber with a Concentration in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Find Emily at emilymartinart.com. • Gelatin Plate Demo with Caroline Coolidge Brown Get hooked on gelatin plate printing and create beautiful papers for journals, collages, and art projects. Learn how to make and use stencils, found objects, and plants for layered compositions. Students will compare DIY and commercially made plates, and the instructor will share a recipe for students to customize and make their own. One Day Workshop June 12, Saturday 10-11:30 a.m. Caroline Coolidge Brown teaches at the Delaware Museum of Art in Wilmington and at General Theological Seminary in New York. She has studied art at Duke University, Penland School of Crafts and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Find Caroline at CarolineCBrown.com.

For complete registration information, visit DCA online at dorchesterarts.org, call 410-228-7782, or stop by 321 High St. in Cambridge. DCA is open Thursday noon–6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.