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Art Journaling
 
Open your creativity to art journals! Learn how to make a coptic stitch journal with pages of watercolor paper. Learn fun techniques to start filling the pages, including collage, zentangles, artists inks, embossed papers, rubber stamping using your own handmade rubber stamp, and more. Students are required to purchase their own materials for projects. A suggested materials list will be given during the first class.

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ARTJOUR
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Kornman 4/1 - 4/22 Mo 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $50.00 View 15

Basketry: Weaving with Paper
 

Weaving can be a mixed media adventure! Explore acrylic painting techniques then cut your painting into weaving strips. Use those strips to weave a square basket perfect for cocktail napkins or other storage.

Note: Students are required to pay a $7 supply fee to the instructor.



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BasketWeaving
Cohn School
119
18 - &up Vandyke 2/27 - 3/6 We 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $45.00 View 7

Beginning Leather Craft
 

The art of leather working is a craft that has been passed down for generations. Members of the South Central Leathercrafter's Guild will guide students through the basics of leather carving and tooling including how to transfer a pattern to leather and how to use carving tools including a swivel knife. All materials will be provided.



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FundLeather
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Leather Crafter's Guild 1/23 - 1/23 We 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $10.00 View 3

Beginning Sewing
 
Do you want to learn the basics of sewing? This class is geared toward complete beginners and is not suitable for returning students. Students are encouraged to bring their own machines. Students must purchase their own basic supplies and materials dependent upon projects throughout the class.

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BegSew2
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Dauenhauer 11/5 - 12/17 Mo 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $40.00 View -28
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BegSew
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Dauenhauer 1/28 - 3/18 Mo 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $50.00 View -4
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BegSewWed
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Richards 1/30 - 3/6 We 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $50.00 View -1
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BegSewiNG
Inglewood Elementary
Community Room 1
18 - &up Bernard 3/18 - 4/22 Mo 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $50.00 View 0
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BegSew2
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Dauenhauer 3/25 - 4/29 Mo 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $50.00 View -1

Ceramics
 

An introduction to working with clay. Learn hand-building techniques and how to pour, prep, decorate, and glaze a choice of hundreds of ceramic molds. Students will decorate their own designs, then fire them to use as beautiful everyday objects.

Note: Students are required to purchase additional supplies including a $25 clay fee.



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CERAMIC
Cohn School
Pottery
18 - &up Lusty 1/23 - 4/3 We 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM $25.00 View 3

Crochet Basics
 

Crochet, the act of pulling of yarn through other loops of yarn, can be used to make articles of clothing, housewares and works of art. Students will learn basic stitches and terminology as well as how to read a crochet pattern. Projects in class will include a basic scarf and making and joining granny squares. Materials for first project are included in the class fee. Students must provide their own yarn after the first project.



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BegCrochet
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Elder 3/21 - 4/11 Th 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $45.00 View 6

Drypoint Etching
 

If you like to draw, you will love drypoint etching! Learn the basics of etching the low-toxic way, without solvents or acids. Students will create drawings on small plexiglass plates that will be hand inked, and printed on an etching press. Students are encouraged to arrive prepared with ideas, or ready to improvise their imagery on the spot. Perfect for all levels from complete beginners to more experienced printmakers. All materials provided.



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Drypoint
Platetone
1
18 - &up Patterson-Marx 4/6 - 4/6 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $40.00 View 5

Explorations in Right Angle Bead Weaving
 

Explore the basics of a unique off loom bead weaving stitch - the right angle weave. Use the four-point system, placing the beads at right angles with needle and thread, to create flexible fabrics that can be used in jewelry, to cover objects, and to create miniature sculptures. Open to beginners and all levels of experience with bead weaving. $15 materials fee for starter kit.



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RightWeaving
Cohn School
105A
18 - &up Heustess 3/19 - 4/9 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $75.00 View 12

Explore Nashville's Public Art
 

Great art isn’t just in museums. All over Nashville there are sculptures, murals, and other artworks created to enhance our public places. While these artworks make bold visual statements, have you ever wondered about the stories behind them? Metro Arts staff  will guide you through the city’s public art collection, exploring the artists, inspirations, materials, commissioning organizations, and ongoing care and conservation of our most notable pieces. We’ll also show you how to use the handy mobile website, explorenashvilleart.com.

Note: This is an indoor “armchair tour” with slides. No walking is required, though participants will be provided with suggested routes and are encouraged to visit artworks on their own. 



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PublicArt
Cohn School
111
18 - &up Owens 2/26 - 3/26 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM $0.00 View 13

Folded Shibori
 

Students will learn about the folding techniques of Japanese Shibori, a manual resist dyeing technique that results in delightfully mysterious patterns and designs. Students will use man-made dyes with their folded silk scarves to create their own unique patterns.

Note: Students are required to pay a $15.00 materials fee which includes two silk scarves and dye chemistry.



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FoldShi
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Heustess 2/13 - 2/13 We 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $30.00 View 5

Handmade Books
 
Learn the history of making books as an art and the types of handmade books that are popular today. Learn the different types of bindings and stitching. Create your own handmade books that can be used for gifts or just for yourself.

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HMBOOKS
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Kornman 1/28 - 3/25 Mo 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $65.00 View 9

Handmade Leather Bags
 
There's nothing more classic or stylish than a simple leather bag. Students will be introduced to leather craft through the creation of a bag. Instruction includes how to stitch the leather, cut straps, edge and burnish, and set rivets. Students will leave class with a completed bag, all materials provided.

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LeatherBag
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Boutaud 3/21 - 4/11 Th 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $60.00 View 2

Intermediate Sewing
 
This class is meant for students who have completed our Beginning Sewing course and are ready to move forward with their sewing skills. Students are encouraged to bring their own machines. Students must purchase their own basic supplies and materials, including fabric, dependent upon projects throughout the class.




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InterSewing
Cohn School
119
18 - &up Dauenhauer 1/30 - 4/10 We 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM $40.00 View -4

Making Comics
 
Students will learn how to plot, plan, and prep an eight page mini comic, on the topic of their choice. Learn how to make daily journal comics, create recipe comics, or tell a short story in this immersive class. No drawing skills necessary- artists of all skill levels are welcome. Materials are provided.

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makcom
Cohn School
112
18 - &up Hillburn 1/24 - 2/28 Th 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $69.00 View 14

Oil Painting
 
Are you new to painting? Do you want to develop new techniques to bring to your canvas? Students will explore and experiment with new oils for landscapes, still life, and much more. Starter material kits are available for purchase the first day of class.


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OILPAINT.3
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Nidiffer 9/11 - 12/11 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $25.00 View -22
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OILPAINT.1
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Nidiffer 1/28 - 4/29 Mo 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM $25.00 View -3
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OILPAINT.2
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Nidiffer 1/28 - 4/29 Mo 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM $25.00 View -9
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OILPAINT.3
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Nidiffer 1/29 - 4/30 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $25.00 View -4

Photography Basics
 
Quality digital cameras are widely available, but owning one is only the first step in taking beautiful photos. Students will learn the basic functions of a DSLR camera to capture an image well! Topics like camera parts and functions, exposure, ISO and depth of field will be covered. Information about lenses, the WB Setting, and characteristics of light will also be discussed. Students must provide their own Digital SLR (camera with manual, not just automatic, settings).

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BasicPhoto
Cohn School
121
18 - &up Pack 1/22 - 2/19 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $55.00 View -1

Picture Framing
 
Never pay for this customized piece of art again. Students will learn how to create their own custom frames including materials selection, mat cutting, and framing methods for decor and gifts. Students should bring artwork to be framed (photos, paintings, needlework, etc.) to their first class. Additional materials will be purchased throughout class.

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PICFRAME.3
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Nidiffer 9/11 - 12/11 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $25.00 View -9
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PICFRAME.1
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Nidiffer 1/28 - 4/29 Mo 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM $25.00 View -4
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PICFRAME.2
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Nidiffer 1/28 - 4/29 Mo 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM $25.00 View -4
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PICFRAME.3
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Nidiffer 1/29 - 4/30 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $25.00 View -5

Pottery by Hand and Wheel
 

Have you ever wanted to master the art of pottery? You will use your hands to mold and manipulate wet clay. This session will teach sculpting, technique, and a variety of shapes and tools. You will walk away with a bowl, cup, or other small vessel that you can be proud of.

Note: Students are required to purchase additional supplies including a $25 clay fee.



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POTTERY
Cohn School
Woodshop
18 - &up Lusty 1/23 - 4/3 We 05:45 PM - 08:45 PM $89.00 View -4
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POTTERYMon
Cohn School
Woodshop
18 - &up Heustess 1/28 - 4/15 Mo 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $89.00 View -4
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POTTERYTues
Cohn School
Woodshop
18 - &up Heustess 1/29 - 4/9 Tu 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $89.00 View 8

Relief Printing Basics
 

Would you like to learn how to print your own cards using traditional techniques? Explore the basics of relief printmaking! Using hand tools to carve your own soft blocks, participants will learn a simple and satisfying process to create and print their own one-color designs, along with basic registration practices, ink techniques, and ways to continue exploring printmaking. Come prepared with ideas or improvise on the spot, and leave with cards and your own printmaking block!



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IntroPrint
Platetone
1
18 - &up Kelley 2/21 - 2/21 Th 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $40.00 View 12

The Natural Dye Kitchen
 
Students will learn how to use natural dyes to create colorful yarns and fabrics. Assist the instructor as he prepares and dyes wool yarns, silk fabrics and other materials using a variety of plant materials and mordants. The perfect class for knitters, weavers, quilters and those that love things from nature.

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NaturDye
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Heustess 4/25 - 4/25 Th 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $25.00 View 7

Weaving: Stick Loom Wall Hanging
 

Learn several weaving and tapestry techniques while making a rustic wall hanging on a tree branch. Choose yarns from many colors and textures for your own unique creation.


Note: Students will pay a $12 supply fee to the instructor.



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StickLoom
Cohn School
119
18 - &up Vandyke 1/22 - 1/29 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $45.00 View 8

Weaving: Tiny Tapestry Necklace
 

Learn to weave on a miniature wooden loom, then use your weaving for a pendant necklace. Several weaving techniques and several jewelry making skills will be covered. Keep your loom to make more projects later.


Note: Students will pay a $8 supply fee to the instructor.



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TapestryNecklace
Cohn School
119
18 - &up Vandyke 1/28 - 1/28 Mo 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $25.00 View 5

Wire Jewelry Basics
 
Learn the basic foundations of making your very own handmade wire jewelry including the tools, terminology and material utilized. Styles will include rings, bangles and beaded bracelets. Basic tools and materials included in the class fee.

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WireJewelry
Cohn School
102
18 - &up Beach 1/24 - 2/14 Th 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM $50.00 View 11