Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2017 – September 23 and 24

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It’s that time of year again. Art market, craft fairs, and holiday shows! Get an early start to your holiday and gift shopping. Find the perfect artwork for your home. Or treat yourself to some handmade art supplies to create your own treasures. I’ll be inside the Eliot School with my fellow faculty artists. Drop by for a visit! Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24 from 11am to 6pm in Jamaica Plain, Boston.

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Photo Workshops – Taking Better Pictures – The Eliot School – Fall 2016 and Winter 2017

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Understanding photography’s basics is essential to making great images. Cristina’s 6-week intensive will start with basic photographic principles and camera controls and expand to composition, color theory and issues of visual perception. Exciting homework assignments will focus on your specific shooting subjects, you’ll gain familiarity with all the camera’s buttons, and expand your personal vision. The Eliot School, Jamaica Plain, MA

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Altered Books – Adult Workshop – The Eliot School – Sunday, May 1, 2016

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Come join Cristina’s altered book class! Transform books, old or new, into art objects. The book becomes a canvas, a sculpture or a reliquary of personally meaningful content. Draw inspiration from the book’s author or content, or purely use the book as a structure. Incorporate paper cutting, collage, bookmaking and other processes. Cristina will have books on hand, or bring your own, along with small objects and images to include. Transform used books into art objects. Learn bookmaking, paper cutting, drawing, collage and decollage techniques to reinvent used books into something new. Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 9am to 3pm

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Paper Marbling – Adult Workshops – The Eliot School – Spring and Summer 2016

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  Paper Marbling – Adult One-Day Workshops  The Eliot School, 24 Eliot St., Boston (Jamaica Plain, off Centre St.), MA 02130 Create beautiful swirls and mottling colors on paper with marbling. Learn “ebru”, the Turkish-style of marbling, on water thickened with carrageenan (Irish moss). Experiment with a range of materials, colors and papers to create […]

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Paper Marbling – Adult Workshops – The Eliot School – Winter 2016

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Create beautiful swirls and mottling colors on paper with marbling. Learn “ebru”, the Turkish-style of marbling on water thickened with carrageenan (Irish moss). Experiment with a range of materials, colors and papers to create lovely, unique designs. Marbled paper is striking when used as book end papers, portfolio covers, and more. Beginners and repeat students are welcome. If you know the basics, get marbling immediately. Refresh your skills or learn from scratch! Paper Marbling – Adult Workshops – The Eliot School – Winter 2016

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Basic Photography: Taking Better Pictures – Adult Workshop – The Eliot School – Winter 2016

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Understanding photography’s basics is essential to making great images. Cristina’s 6-week intensive will start with basic photographic principles and camera controls and expand to composition, color theory and issues of visual perception. Exciting homework assignments will focus on your specific shooting subjects, you’ll gain familiarity with all the camera’s buttons, and expand your personal vision. Winter 2016. The Eliot School, Jamaica Plain, MA

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