David Sessions @ The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island gave me a great compliment on Wednesday when I switched out art and later did a demo sponsored by them at the Madison Retirement facility around the corner from The Gallery. The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts is going to list online older work of their artist members but my older stuff from 2002/3 doesn't fit the $300 + rule because I was mostly doing very small pieces [14X11" framed]. I brought some 2004's and said that was when I really started to produce as I was such a late bloomer. David said my work was very mature for some one who had only been creating for basically 4/5 years. He was also disappointed that I quit painting sumi-e and encouraged me to not give up. I wish I had more gallery people like him who really believe in the worthiness of my work and support/encourage me to grow and create. I said three people recently, including Ellen Duffy the youth services director for TRL, said I need to send out my Sumi-e to art departments at publishing house. David said he should hook me up with a local published author – Experience shows that you really need an in to get your stuff seen at publishing houses or even many galleries. I will remind David – as it would be worth the drive back up to Bainbridge to talk with her!
David absolutely loved the new collages that I recently made and kept nine of the 12 collages that I brought with me. He said they are so restful due to the Zen aspect that he may hang some in the Silverdale Hospital as part of BAC’s rental program - then I get paid rent for them to be on display there!
Upcoming Spring and summer classes:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts will offer twelve sessions of “Out and About Drawing” taught all around town by a variety of teachers. The students will bring whatever materials they like: portable easels, folding chairs, sketchbooks, drawing boards, and the drawing tools of their choice.
Wednesday June 4 from 2-4 p.m I will present Watercolor Pencils - the ability to explore line within color sketches; the option to add water to blend some or all of the areas of the sketch and are very portable when working outside.
Introduction to Basic Enameling - Thurs. 5/22-6/5 from 1 -3 pm Lakewood Community Center 9112 Lakewood Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 call for class fee and registration (253) 798-4199
Painting with Water Soluble Colored Pencils –Sat. 5/31 from 9 to 4 pm Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380
Introduction to Precious Metal Clay – Monday 6/ 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 9:30 to noon Mason County Senior Center, 826 Railroad Avenue, Shelton, WA http://www.mcsaa.org
Design Principles: An Introduction – Monday 6/ 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & 7/7 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380
Travel Sketching/Watercolor Pencil Workshop – Sat. 6/7 from 9 to 4 pm Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380
Art of Papermaking – Thurs. 6/12-7/3 from 1-3 pm Lakewood Community Center 9112 Lakewood Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 call for class fee and registration (253) 798-4199
Design Principles - 6/18-7/23 Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm Shelton Parks & Recreation - Shelton Civic Center, 525 West Cota Street, Shelton, WA 98584 - 360-426-9731
Art of Papermaking – Sat. 6/21st from 10 to 4 Burien Recreation & Cultural Services, 425 SW 144th Street, Burien, WA 98166-1545 - 260-988-3703 http://www.burienparks.net/
Relief Printing: Lino Cut – Sat 6/28 from 9-4 pm Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380
Children’s Art Classes -
Draw Your Own Comic Book Ages 8-12 - 7/21-25 from 9 - noon and Art from Around the World - Ages: 8-12 from 1 to 4 pm - Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380
All day Art Class - July 28, 29, 30 & 31 Lakewood P & R 4 classes 9 to 3 pm [each day different class – Art around the World, draw your own comics, fantasy sculpture and mixed media]
Art for Adults – Sat. 8/2 - all day workshop Shelton Parks & Recreation - Shelton Civic Center, 525 West Cota Street, Shelton, WA 98584 - 360-426-9731
Nature Journaling/Watercolor Pencil Workshop Sunday 8/3 afternoon workshop at the Bloedel BAC - Bainbridge Is
Last set of Children's Summer Classes:
Already working on the fall schedule of proposals for various teaching venues, I have been asked to teach three classes this fall for the home school students at the Olympia Regional Learning Center located in the J Rodgers Elementary School that is used as their base.
Mimic the Masters: part two
Each week a different artist will be featured. Students will use various media such as watercolor, pastel, or acrylic paint to mimic the artist’s style.
Grades 6 to 8 Monday 9:30 Sept 8-Nov 17
Open Studio: Explore your art area interest, enhance your skills and further develop techniques in the media of your choice in this open studio class.
Grades 9-12 Monday 10:30 Sept 8-Nov 17
Explorations in 3-D: Students will explore a variety of techniques to create three-dimensional art. Imaginations will soar while exploring this creative discipline, constructing a variety of original artwork using found objects, papier mâché or other materials to experiment with sculptural forms.
Grades 6-8 Thursday 11:30 Sept 11 – Nov 20
Evergreen Extended Education wants to repeat “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” and “Sumi-naghashi” [Japanese paper marbling]. Need to set some dates ASAP.