Sunday, April 18, 2010

SPRING AND SUMMER

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay May 1 from 9:30 to 3:00pm
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. Explore creating hollow beads and forms, construct a pendant, use patina and create your own unique jewelry in this class. 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. Materials and supply list will be forwarded to all registered students. PMC price depends on cost of silver, approximately $35-45. Centtralia Community College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099 www.centralia.edu


Watercolor: Textures and Techniques Monday May 3-24 from 6-8pm
In these classes you will try 15-20 techniques for achieving textures and special effects in your watercolors. You will employ colored pencils in the wash, ink line, markers, salt, wax paper, crayon, and other materials with the washes, both while wet and when dry. Part of the class will be spent experimenting and then completing a work combining different techniques. Some painting experience required. Supply list will print on registration receipt.
On Receipt: Supply list: Brushes- typical brushes for watercolor are #8 round brush, #4 round for detail and a 1' flat for wash [broad application].


Paint Set or Tube paint and a palette [a white plate or commercial palette]. Paper- Use any watercolor pad, block or loose paper with a weight of #140. Most WC paper is cold press [rough texture] or hot press [smooth surface]. Strathmore has a pad with samples of various papers. Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit


Ready! Set! Draw!: Drawing from the Right Side Tuesday May 4-June 22 6 to 8 pm 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. Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit




Introduction to Basic Enameling Wednesday May 5-26 from 6-8:30pm
The art of creating with enamel on metal is a well-documented art form. Come learn basic enameling procedure and simple techniques such as stenciling, sgraffito, overglazes and underglazes on copper. No prior metalwork experience necessary. The instructor will fire the pieces. All supplies and firing included in class fee. Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay May 15 from 9 to 3:30
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. Explore creating hollow beads and forms, construct a pendant, use patina and create your own unique jewelry in this class. 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. Materials and supply list will be forwarded to all registered students. Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit Call 360.753.8380


Introduction to Sumi-e Wednesday June 2 -30th from 6 to 8 pm
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. Materials provided for the first class students purchase their own paper for the remaining classes. Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit Call 360.753.8380


Introduction to Precious Metal Clay June 5th 9:30 to 3:30
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. Explore creating hollow beads and forms, construct a pendant, use patina and create your own unique jewelry in this class. 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. Materials and supply list will be forwarded to all registered students. Auburn Parks & Recreation 2840 Riverwalk Dr Se, Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 931-3907


Painting with Water Soluble Colored Pencils Monday June 7-28 from 6 to 8pm
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. 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.olympiawa.gov/experienceit


Art of Handmade Paper Saturday June 12 from 9 to 1 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 greeting cards, artwork, decoration for envelopes and more. Making paper is a fun way to express your creativity. A supply list with directions for making a simple mold & deckle in class will be mailed with your registration confirmation. Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380


Travel Sketching/Watercolor/Pencil Workshop June 26th from 9 to 2pm
Ever wonder why we rarely relive our travels through photos? Perhaps because taking a photo requires so little investment of one’s attention. Artistic journaling slows your pace, as you observe a scene for at least as long as it takes to sketch it. Journaling is solely for pleasure – it doesn’t require that you be an accomplished artist. Regardless of skill level, you’ll be amazed how quickly your drawing and watercolor skills improve – within hours! We'll visit and sketch some of Olympia’s interesting locales. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be dedicated to journaling. Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit Call 360.753.8380


Collage: Exploring the Written Word through Art Saturday July 10th
In this workshop, participants will create a series of five small collages, each with a Muse/Guide as the focal point. Creative people visually benefit from stretching their ‘writing legs.’ Likewise, for writers to confront visual material enhances their own process. After the completion of each collage, a short paragraph based on a writing prompt/exercise will be completed that ties into the particular piece of artwork like “Is this Muse/Guide trying to tell you something?” Material fee $5.00 Auburn Parks & Recreation 2840 Riverwalk Dr Se, Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 931-3907


Travel Sketching/Watercolor/Pencil Workshop July 17th from 9 to noon
Ever wonder why we rarely relive our travels through photos? Perhaps because taking a photo requires so little investment of one’s attention. Artistic journaling slows your pace, as you observe a scene for at least as long as it takes to sketch it. Journaling is solely for pleasure – it doesn’t require that you be an accomplished artist. Regardless of skill level, you’ll be amazed how quickly your drawing and watercolor skills improve – within hours! By the end of the workshop, you’ll be dedicated to journaling. Centralia Community College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099 www.centralia.edu


Travel Sketching/Watercolor/Pencil Workshop July 24th from 9 to noon
Ever wonder why we rarely relive our travels through photos? Perhaps because taking a photo requires so little investment of one’s attention. Artistic journaling slows your pace, as you observe a scene for at least as long as it takes to sketch it. Journaling is solely for pleasure – it doesn’t require that you be an accomplished artist. Regardless of skill level, you’ll be amazed how quickly your drawing and watercolor skills improve – within hours! By the end of the workshop, you’ll be dedicated to journaling. Auburn Parks & Recreation 2840 Riverwalk Dr Se, Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 931-3907


Handmade Artist's Journals – Saturday August 14 from 9 to 3:30pm
Mixed Media, Watercolor - In this workshop, fabric, embroidery floss, paper, paint, gesso, inks, and crayons are many of the mediums you use to create unique handmade stitched books which can be a personal journals or a record of a particular event or holiday. Construct books from scratch with decorative and unique covers and learn how to make wonderfully rich, organic pages and decorate them with stitching, incorporate windows, flaps, found objects, material, threads, beads and embroidery to create a richly embellished book. If you have an idea for a book, bring items you may want to put in your book/journal to use as inspiration - photos, dried flowers, leaves, tickets, letters, post cards, interesting poetry or prose, or any other kind of printed memorabilia. Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit Call 360.753.8380




Kids Summer classes


Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit Call 360.753.8380

Draw Your Own Comic Book Ages 8-12 July 6-9 (Tues-Fri), 9 to noon
Have you always wanted to create your own comic book? Have you been wondering if you could come up with your own super characters or silly family? Join this class to draw, doodle, and have oodles of creative fun! Learn how develop your ideas into a story line which then is translated into character studies for your comic strip. Get the ideas out of your head and into reality through basic drawing, sequencing, writing, production and character development techniques. Simple supply list will be printed on registration receipt. On receipt: Please bring a snack. Supplies: drawing pad/sketchbook, drawing pencils, eraser, markers and black marker or ink pen.


Week of July 12th possible kids morning and afternoon art classes at Shelton Parks & Recreation


Fantasy Sculpture Ages 8-12 July 19-23 9:30 to noon
Create imaginative, playful animals, monsters and masks using self-hardening clay, papier-mâché, found objects and wood. Students will learn about form, space and have a lot of fun! All supplies included in class fee.
On receipt: Please bring a snack. All supplies & materials included in class fee.


Art in the Middle Ages and Today Ages 8-12 July 19-23 1 to 3:30pm
Come explore medieval art and its influence in today's time! Student projects will include creation of a contemporary coat of arms, illuminated page, gargoyle sculpture, simple woven tapestry, and faux stain glass design. They will also learn about contemporary artists who combine text, symbols and images in altered books and create an altered book of their own.
On receipt: Please bring a snack. All supplies included in class fee.

Art from Around the World Ages 8-12 July 26-30 9:30 to noon
Take a trip with your creativity and imagination! Discover the secrets of art from faraway places. Create a range of art projects derived from various cultures around the world. Both 2D and 3D processes will be covered. Enjoy painting, drawing and mixed media as we learn about different countries. Simple supply list printed on registration receipt.
On Receipt: Please bring a snack. Please bring an all purpose sketch pad, pencil & eraser to class.


Ocean and Marine Life Art Adventure Ages 8-12 July 26-30 from 1 to 3:30pm Based on ocean theme, children will explore art materials and create different projects such as Paper Mache` fish, beach treasure wreath, ocean creature sock puppet, collage beach scene, mono print 'Swimmy' type story and much more! All supplies & materials included in class fee.
On Receipt: Please bring a snack. All supplies and materials are included in class fee.


Art Sampler Ages 8-12 August 2-6 from 1 to 4 Through the use of paint, pastels, watercolors and other materials explore nature from Aardvarks to Zebras and beyond. Students will be guided through step-by-step drawing and painting techniques that include subject development using basic shapes, shading, blending and the development of an environment/background. Simple supply list will print on registration receipt.
On receipt: Please bring a snack. Students need to bring a basic all purpose drawing pad.

Manga Ages 12-16 August 9-13 9 to noon Are you a fan of anime and manga? In Japan, people of all ages read manga ['whimsical pictures']. Are you interested in learning to draw in the black and white manga style - then this is the class for you! Illustrate your action-adventure, comedy, or fantasy writing in a single episode - to be continued in the next issue or collection of stories. Basic drawing skills and more that you need to know to develop your characters and storyline. Bring sketch book and pencil to class.
On Receipt: Please bring a snack. Supplies needed: Sketch book and pencil.


Explorations in Watercolor Ages 12-16 August 9-13 1 to 4pm Each day students will imitate an American watercolor artist's unique use of color, method of applying paint and subject matter. This is a great way for teens to gain skills, learn about American artists, and gain a sense of their own personal expression. All supplies included in class fee.
On receipt: Please bring a snack. All supplies and materials included in class fee.




Week of August 16th possible kids morning and afternoon art classes at Shelton Parks & Recreation