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FREE DEMO: Acrylic Ground, Gels & Mediums with JANICE BERKEBILE. Sept 30, 2016. 10-11:30am

APPLICATIONS in ACRYLIC GROUNDS, GELS and MEDIUMS
with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE DEMO!
Friday, September 30, 2016
10:00 - 11:30 am

Join Janice in experimenting with all these polymer based acrylics to see what they can do! They all look the same on the outside, but all can be used to create some 3D effects. Besides the basics, Come see what they are all about!
    A list of mediums experimented with
  • various acrylic paints
  • Stencils
  • Light molding paste
  • Molding paste
  • Coarse molding paste
  • Glass Bead Gel
  • Fiber Paste
  • Crackle paste
  • Hard molding paste
  • High solid gel gloss
  • High solid gel matte
  • Liquitex Flexible molding paste
  • Coarse Alumina
  • Clear Tar Gel
  • Self leveling Clear gel
  • and Pearl mica Flake

2-DAY WORKSHOP: The Depictive and the Evocative with ANITA LEHMANN. Oct 1-2, 2016. 10-4.

THE DEPICTIVE AND THE EVOCATIVE:
An Introduction (Mixed Media)

with Anita Lehmann

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, 2016.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
See supply list at bottom of this post
Register at 223-9599


FREE DEMO!
Saturday, September 17, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Architect/Artist Anita Lehmann is a sought-for-teacher around the world.

This workshop is about drawing, sketching, and painting places and objects; we will begin by observing to learn through drawing. There is a fine granularity and layering to a place or a thing, and drawing the elements requires rigor and attention to detail: awareness. This reigor, focus, and awareness will enhance your skills in the evocative understanding of mark making.

Sketches, paintings, drawings, collages will be collected; and after initial studies are completed, we will continue to create 'evocative' works, furthering concept of 'place and objects'. Tools to be used include paint, pastel, charcoal and graphite.

TWO FREE DEMOS: Creating Travel Journals in Ink and Watercolor with LISA SNOW LADY. Oct 1, 2016. 11am-12pm, 1-2pm

CREATING TRAVEL JOURNALS in INK and WATERCOLOR
with LISA SNOW LADY

TWO FREE DEMOS!
Saturday October 1, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm and
1:00 - 2:00 pm


WORKSHOP! $100
Saturday October 22, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Create beautiful sketches with ink and watercolor washes!
With quick, easy techniques and simple materials, using an intuitive approach, Lisa will demonstrate how to create a “watercolor journal” that captures your travels whether they be to exotic locations, cafes, or your own backyard.

In the workshop, students will begin with fun warm up exercises in pen and gradually layer in watercolor to make their drawings pop!

Instructor Lisa Snow Lady has a BFA in painting from the University of Washington and has been has been sketching and painting for over 20 years. An active member of Urban Sketchers, Lisa has a passion for travel sketching. She loves to encourage students of all artistic levels.

SIX-WEEK DRAWING CLASS for adults: Basic Drawing-Materials and Methods with MARY SHEA. Oct 2-Nov 6, 2016. 2-4pm

BASIC DRAWING:
Materials and Methods for adults

with MARY SHEA

SIX-WEEK DRAWING CLASS: $150
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
November 6, 2016

Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
See the supply list at the end of this post.


FREE DEMO!
Sunday, September 11, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This drawing class for adults is appropriate for beginners as well as people with some drawing experience who want additional instruction and practice.

We have many, many materials available to draw with. Yet we often restrict ourselves to pencil, especially when studying basic drawing. In the six weeks of class we will use pencils (and erasers, a sometimes neglected tool). But we will also focus on other basic drawing materials: charcoal, Conté crayon, ink, colored pencil or pastel, and paper!

6-WEEK CLASS: Sketching for Beginners with SUE HESTON. Tuesdays 5-7pm, Oct 4-Nov 8, 2016

SKETCHING FOR BEGINNERS
with SUE HESTON

6-WEEKS: CLASSES
$150 for all six

Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Sketching is such a basic artistic activity - just a pen and a sketchbook. But getting started can be daunting. Whether you want to take your sketchbook on a trip around the world, a local hike, or just spend an afternoon in a coffee shop, this class is aimed at helping you learn how to draw what you see.

In this class we will try out various techniques with pen, pencil and simple washes. We will learn methods for drawing more accurately, talk about “practical perspective”, and also balance those skills with gesture exercises for drawing expressively. You will get advice on putting together your own sketching kit, and practice exercises to help you see like a sketcher.

From Sue:
I have been traveling with a sketchbook ever since college – almost 30 years of sketching! Sketching and travel are inseparable activities for me. I don't even go to the grocery store anymore without my sketchbook. In recent years my sketchbooks have been to Australia, Turkey, Ireland and New York, as well as many local hikes and camping trips. I make occasional forays into block printing, screen printing, paper cutting and collage. To see my work, check out my blog or my Flickr Stream.


FREE DEMO and BOOKSIGNING: Artful Paperclay with ROGENE MAŇAS. Oct 7, 2016. 4-6pm

ARTFUL PAPERCLAY
with ROGENE MAŇAS

FREE DEMO! and BOOK SIGNING
Friday, October 7, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $200
PAPER CLAY FUNDAMENTALS

Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2016
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Painter and mixed media artist Rogene Mañas specializes in paper clay bas-relief on canvas and panels. Formerly a graphic designer, illustrator and owner of her own international card company, Rogene transitioned into being a fine artist more than 15 years ago. As a teacher, she loves helping people discover and develop their creative abilities using her own innovative and forgiving mixed media methods.

In 2011, Rogene was featured on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat. She has developed a new art form and written a book about it called Artful Paper Clay: Techniques for Adding Dimension to Your Art, for North Light Books (due out in August 2016). She teaches workshops in Oregon, Washington and California and is planning special workshop tours to Mexico. Rogne Mañas'work may be seen at the Guardino Gallery in Portland, OR, The Salem Art Center in Salem, OR, and on her website.

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Paper Clay Fundamentals with ROGENE MAŇAS. Oct 8-9, 2016. 10:30am-5pm.

PAPER CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
with ROGENE MAŇAS

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $200
Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2016
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

FREE DEMO! and BOOK SIGNING
Friday, October 7, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Join mixed media artist, Rogene Mañas to learn the basics of this new medium. Paper clay is a fun, flexible and forgiving art form that lets you make art that jumps right off the page.

On Day 1, you will learn the basics of paper clay work with an emphasis on designing a composition, sculpting forms and developing details. Using a series of small exercises, you will create elements to incorporate into a larger finished piece by layering and adhering wet and dry clay to a board.

On Day 2, learn acrylic painting, finishing and collage techniques as you take your project to completion. The result is a wood-carved effect that leaves people wondering how it was made. This unique and innovative process is perfect for beginning and advanced students alike. The instructor will provide patterns for all elements.

FREE DEMO: No Fear Portraits (Acrylic) with ALICIA HARVEY. Oct 8, 2016. 12:30-2pm


NO FEAR PORTRAITS (Acrylic)
with ALICIA HARVEY

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, October 8, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Painting portraits does NOT need to be scary! Join Alicia Harvey as she discusses basic tips about the human face. She will discuss how to practice making portraits using your imagination (instead of a “real person”).

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO!: The Essentials of Paper with GLENN BRILL (Strathmore). Oct 9, 10:30am-12pm

with GLENN BRILL

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, October 9, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Glenn Brill, Artist Educator for Strathmore Artist Papers™, will present The Essentials of Paper, a 90-minute hands-on presentation exploring Strathmore Fine Art Papers. He will focus on how understanding a paper’s fiber, weight, texture, surface, grade and permanency affect an artist’s, your choice and usage of fine art paper.

Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises, using a selection of papers and drawing materials. The goal of the presentation is to provide you with information to select the right papers for their medium and techniques as a working artist.
    The presentation will cover all aspects of fine art drawing papers including:
    • History of Writing Surfaces: parchment to papyrus to paper
    • History of Paper: from China to Europe
    • How Paper is Made: past and present
    • Handmade paper vs Machine made paper
    • Components of Paper: fiber, watermark, surface texture, sizing, weight, permanence
    • Environmentally friendly papers and alternative fibers: cotton, wood, hemp
    • Types of Paper: newsprint, sketching, drawing, Bristol, illustration, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, mixed-media, printmaking
    • Grades of Paper: 300, 400, 500 Series: for students, artists, professionals
    • Paper Storage
      Attendees will receive FREE:
    • Strathmore papers& literature
    • Selection of drawing materials
    • Watercolor brush

Two Sundays in October! FREE Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, Oct 9 & 23, 2016 10:30-Noon


SOCIAL WATERCOLOR!
with JODI STEELE

Two Sundays in October
October 9 and 23, 2016
10:30 - Noon


FREE and Hands-on!

Come on in.

October 9: Whites!
October 23: Holiday Cards

Share and paint with other artists.
Social Watercolor -- Coffee and Treats provided!