Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fall Classes

Ellen Miffitt
Nine Lives Studio
PO Box 11133
Olympia, WA 98508-1133
http://www.nine-lives-studio.com/



FALL Class Schedule 2008
Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, & Oct 6 Introduction to Sumi-e – Fall Themes
Monday from 6 to 8:30 pm [five 2.5 hour classes]
Instructor Ellen Miffitt will introduce you to the four treasures: ink stick, ink stone, brush and paper. The simplicity and spontaneity of brush painting begins by learning to hold the brush, making the basic strokes, and loading the brush to create tones and depth. The goal is to break away from logical thinking and to be spontaneous in expressing with the brush.
Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380

9/17-10/22 Introduction to Sumi-e- Fall Themes
Wednesday 9:30 to 11:30 6 weeks
Shelton Parks & Recreation - Shelton Civic Center, 525 West Cota Street, Shelton, WA 98584 - 360-426-9731

9/30 to 10/28 Ready! Set! Draw!: Drawing from the Right Side
Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Have you always wanted to draw - are looking for a way to express your creativity? This basic course in drawing will introduce the participant to a number different exercises that help you understand how an artist sees. These will include: upside down drawing; contour and gesture drawing; the value scale and blending techniques; and using a basic unit and sighting. Suggested reading: The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. Bring a soft pencil (4B is good), an eraser and a sketch pad no smaller than 8 x 11 to class.
The Evergreen State College Extended Education Program - Call for more information 360-867-5515 or extendededucation@evergreen.edu

10/4 Art of Handmade Paper
Saturday 10:00AM-1:00PM
Go Green, recycle waste and have fun creating homemade papers that are perfect additions to holiday greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper and more! You will explore the techniques of layering and the final touches of embellishment. Some supplies are provided by the instructor, others you provide. Visit http://www.hawksprairie.org/ and follow the links to Community Education to print out the supply list.
South Puget Sound Community Collage Community Ed. 2011 Mottman Rd, Olympia WA - www.spscc.edu/class_descriptions or call 360-596-5365 SPSCC CE256WD

10/7 to 11/11Introduction to Sumi-e – Fall Themes
Tuesdays from 1 to 3 pm [6 weeks]
Instructor Ellen Miffitt will introduce you to the four treasures: ink stick, ink stone, brush and paper. The simplicity and spontaneity of brush painting begins by learning to hold the brush, making the basic strokes, and loading the brush to create tones and depth. The goal is to break away from logical thinking and to be spontaneous in expressing with the brush.
Tacoma Community College Extended Ed, 6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA call for class fee and registration [253] 566-6031

Oct 11 Artistic Holiday Cards
Saturday workshop from 9 am to 3 pm
Make your own holiday greeting cards [ pop-ups, collage, and some simple watercolor techniques]. Discover how simple folding, transfer, painting and collage techniques can lead to surprising and beautiful holiday greeting cards. For the Beginner to Experienced Student.
Tacoma Community College Extended Ed, 6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA call for class fee and registration [253] 566-6031

10/18 Sumi-nagashi - Floating Ink
Saturday from 9 am to noon
Marbleize paper in beautiful unexpected patterns the Japanese way. Work with traditional black ink as well as modern colors to create incredible designs to be used as backgrounds for watercolor paintings, stationery, gift wrap, collage, or work of art in their own right. These techniques are effective in watercolor or acrylic painting.
The Evergreen State College Extended Education Program - Call for more information 360-867-5515 or extendededucation@evergreen.edu

Oct 20, 27 & Nov 3, & 10 Painting with Water Soluble Colored Pencils
Monday from 6-8 pm – [4 two hour classes]
Want the look of watercolor and the control of colored pencil? Water-soluble colored pencils can match anything watercolor do, plus have the ability to create effects impossible with watercolor. Discover this medium's exciting versatility with techniques such as wet-on-dry, dry-on-wet, wet-on-wet, and much more! Learn about materials, tools, and techniques, and then apply this information to create a painting. Participants bring watercolor paper & watercolor pencils to class.
Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380

October 25 Holiday Art Cards -
Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm
Make your own holiday greeting cards [ pop-ups, collage, and some simple watercolor techniques]. Discover how simple folding, transfer, painting and collage techniques can lead to surprising and beautiful holiday greeting cards. For the Beginner to Experienced Student.
Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380

10/29-11/19 Zen with Color –
Wednesday 9:30 to 11:30 am - 4 classes
First begin by practicing brush control and continue the basic stroke study by painting the “Four Gentlemen” and the “Four Seasons” in color (with a flower representing each season). Using the refined sumi-e style, students learn to paint flowers, insects, birds, and animals with simple strokes in color.
Shelton Parks & Recreation - Shelton Civic Center, 525 West Cota Street, Shelton, WA 98584 - 360-426-9731

Nov 1 Enamel Projects for Holiday Gifts
Saturday from 9 to 4 pm
The art of creating with enamel on metal is a well-documented art form. Participants will learn basic enameling procedure and simple techniques such as stenciling, sgraffito, overglazes & underglazes on copper to create holiday pendants or pins. No prior metalwork experience necessary.
Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380

11/4 to 11/18 Collage in a Container
Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00pm
In this workshop, we will create a work of art around a container or box of the students’ choice using a variety of intriguing techniques. Many of us have collections of ephemera in the form of old photographs, postcards, buttons, twine and found objects from everyday life. In this workshop, we will choose a form to collage (box, suitcase, your choice) incorporating interesting collage techniques to transform it into a work of art. Lastly, we will create our own altered paper doll as resident. For the Beginner to Experienced Student
The Evergreen State College Extended Education Program - Call for more information 360-867-5515 or extendededucation@evergreen.edu

Nov 8 Precious Metal Clay
Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm
Just in time for the holidays - Precious Metal Clay, fine silver in clay form, is used to create unique jewelry pieces in a short amount of time and then is simply fired in a kiln. Before working directly with the PMC, modeling clay will be used to explore the basic forming techniques. After you have gained the basic skills needed to work with Precious Metal Clay, the creative possibilities are endless.
Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380

Nov 15 Handmade Paper for Embellishing Holiday Projects
Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm
Not only is making homemade paper a fun experience for you, but it's a good way to recycle waste into wonderful possibilities such as envelopes, greeting cards, artwork and more. Making paper is a fun way to express your creativity and homemade papers are the perfect additions to holiday greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper and more!"
Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.ci.olympia.wa.us/par Call 360.753.8380

11/18 Become a Handmade Paper Artist –
Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm
Not only is making homemade paper a fun experience for you, but it's a good way to recycle waste into wonderful possibilities such as envelopes, greeting cards, artwork and more. Making paper is a fun way to express your creativity and homemade papers are the perfect additions to holiday greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper and more!"
Tacoma Community College Extended Ed, 6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA call for class fee and registration [253] 566-6031

Nov 22 Holiday Gifts with Enamel on Metal
Saturday from 9 to 4 pm
The art of creating with enamel on metal is a well-documented art form. Participants will learn basic enameling procedure and simple techniques such as stenciling, sgraffito, overglazes & underglazes on copper to create holiday pendants or pins. No prior metalwork experience necessary.
Tacoma Community College Extended Ed, 6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA call for class fee and registration [253] 566-6031