Upcoming Workshops

Cyanotype Printing with Liz Zhang

Saturday, April 9 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1 hour lunch)

In this workshop, participants will explore the medium of cyanotypes and photographic contact printing at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design with Liz Zhang, a Virginia-based artist. She will lead a workshop using India ink on mylar to create “negatives” for cyanotype printing outside in the sun. During the workshop, participants will be able to discuss the relationship between image and surface, as well as the traditional function of cyanotypes as the architectural “blueprint.”

Liz Zhang works in painting, printmaking, and textiles. Her work is often characterized by scenes of figures or the spaces those figures might inhabit, through which she explores exclusion, alliance, isolation, and coexistence. She received at Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (Painting and Printmaking) in 2018 from The University of Virginia with Highest Distinction. She is currently based in Virginia.

Past Workshops

Art as a Place - Workshop

Saturday, October 23 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (1 hour lunch)

In this full day workshop, participants will learn to create hand-cut paper collages of inspiring places using magazines, catalogs, and personal photographs.  Following a four-step method of Observation, Deconstruction, Rehearsal, and Assembly (ODRA), the course will cover inspiration, planning, composition, and art production. 

Steven Rudin creates multilayered collages of imagined places.  Rudin’s vast interiors and panoramic landscapes invite the viewer into a world of discovery and reflection.  His work explores art as a place inside of all of us.

Light refreshments will be provided for a lunch break at 12:00-1:00 PM, or participants can bring their own lunch. Masks will be required. All levels are welcome. The deadline to register is October 20th. 

There are two scholarships available granted by the Education Department. If you are unable to cover the workshop and material fee, please contact us at [email protected]

Steven Rudin

Steven Rudin is a visual artist, teacher, and former psychiatrist based in New York City.  Rudin reimagines hand-cut paper collage as a metaphor for memory and identity. His multilayered compositions draw viewers into a dialogue about the dynamic nature of the mind. Rudin’s art philosophy examines how stories can be put together in different ways using the same parts.  His exhibitions, talks, and classes encourage participants to visualize their inner lives as collage.

In mid-2017, Rudin made the shift to art full time after nearly two decades in clinical, academic, and leadership positions at Columbia University.  He holds degrees from Columbia University, Cornell University, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  As adjunct faculty at the Art Students League of New York, Rudin leads workshops delving into collage as memoir.  Committed to sharing ideas about art and emotional resilience, his recent speaking engagements include the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the New York Film Academy.  His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, public spaces, and art fairs.

Interested in his practice? Check out Steven Rudin’s Artist Talk HERE.