Thursday, May 27, 2010

Enamel samples and June-August class schedule

sample of enamel projects that I made while teaching my Introduction to Enameling at Olympia Center for Olympia Parks & Recreation...

working on the fall class schedule but still plenty of my classes before the end of June

Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA

Kids Summer classes

Draw Your Own Comic Book Ages 8-12 July 6-9 (Tues-Fri), 9 to noon

Fantasy Sculpture Ages 8-12 July 19-23 9:30 to noon

Art in the Middle Ages and Today Ages 8-12 July 19-23 1 to 3:30pm

Art from Around the World Ages 8-12 July 26-30 9:30 to noon

Ocean and Marine Life Art Adventure Ages 8-12 July 26-30 1 to 3:30pm

Art Sampler Ages 8-12 August 2-6 from 1 to 4

Manga Ages 12-16 August 9-13 9 to noon

Explorations in Watercolor Ages 12-16 August 9-13 1 to 4pm

Shelton Parks & Recreation - Shelton Civic Center, 525 West Cota Street, Shelton, WA 98584 - 360-426-9731

Draw Your Own Comic Book Ages 8-12 August 16-20 9 to noon

Art from Around the World Ages 8-12 August 16-20 from 1to 4 pm

Olympia Parks and Recreation – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA

Adult Classes

Introduction to Sumi-e Wednesday June 2 -30th from 6 to 8 pm

Painting with Water Soluble Colored Pencils Monday June 7-28 from 6 to 8pm

Art of Handmade Paper Saturday June 12 from 9 to 1 pm

Travel Sketching/Watercolor Pencil Workshop June 26th from 9 to 2pm

Handmade Artist's Journals – Saturday August 14 from 9 to 3:30pm

Centralia Community College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099 Continuing Ed Adult Classes

Travel Sketching/Watercolor Pencil Workshop

July 17th from 9 to noon

Auburn Parks & Recreation 2840 Riverwalk Dr Se, Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 931-3907

Collage: Exploring the Written Word through Art

7/10/2010 from 9:30 to 3:30pm $5 material fee

Travel Sketching/Watercolor Pencil Workshop July 24 26th from 9:30 to 3:30pm

Sumi-e at Artrageous At Auburn’s Les Groove Park

August 7th from 11 to 4 pm

ArtRageous in Auburn on Saturday August 7

I've been selected Project Leader for Auburn’s ArtRageous: Artist in Action Art Fair to lead a Sumi-e art project:   Sumi-e, the ancient art of Japanese ink painting. Participants learn to use Japanese painting equipment [ink stone, ink stick, Sumi-e brush, Sumi paper] to paint subjects while spontaneously expressing with the brush. I will have samples for participants to copy or they can paint their own subjects.

Saturday August 7th from 11 am to 4pm
City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Les Grove Park- for information 253.804.5043

6x6x2010 Fundraiser news - online gallery link

6x6 entries arrived from all around the world and it took RoCo staff and volunteers a week to count them! You more than doubled our goal of 2010. 6x6x2010 will consist of over 5000 artworks! Thank you for your generous contributions!

Preview Hours: June 2, 3 & 4, 1-10pm

Opening & Artwork Sale: June 5, 6-10pm  admission: $5

International Online Buying: June 7th at 10am

Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 11, 12, 13 & 14
An online gallery of all 6x6x2010 artworks will be made available for viewing first, then opened for International Online Buying June 7 @ 10am! Visit the 6x6x2009 Online Gallery and buying Instructions can be found in the HELP section here:
Rochester Contemporary Art Center

137 East Avenue,
Rochester, NY 14604         585.461.2222

Olympia Regional Learning Acdemy Fall 2010 Art Classes

Here are my fall 2010 class offereings @ ORLA
Olympia Regional Learning Academy  360) 596-7730
Home school classes @ the old Rogers Elementary School

"A Timeline of Art" - time travel and create as one of the earliest artists – students begin as artists making the cave paintings of Lascaux. Each week we progress up the art time line portraying Greek, Byzantine, Middle Ages and more styles while helping to broaden the understanding of historically significant artwork.

Projects include:

portraits in charcoal, prehistoric cave animal style paintings [watercolor], rock animals [acrylic], Greek pottery design [sharpies], Byzantine style mosaic [paper], Celtic-style “stone” carving [plaster board], resist painting [watercolor], Middle Ages dragon design [embossed metal], Renaissance style drawing [pencil], Art Noveau floral design [colored pencils], Gustave Klimt design [collage and scratch paper].

Week 1 – portraits & animal paintings

Charcoal, gummy easers, stumps, oil pastels, WC paper/ or brown craft paper

Week 2 – rock animals

Acrylic paint, brushes, water dishes, rocks

Week 3 – Greek pottery design

Sharpies, orange paper, newsprint

Week 4 - Byzantine mosaic

Colored paper cut into squares, glue, newsprint to plan, poster board

Week 5 – Celtic style stone carving

Plaster board… something to carve into with linoleum cutters

Week 6 – Celtic style resist painting

Watercolors, watercolor paper, white wax crayons

Week 7 – Middle Ages – dragon

Foam core, embossing metal, embossing tools, newsprint, tape

Week 8 – Renaissance style drawing

Pencils, drawing paper, erasers

Week 9 – Art Noveau – floral designs

Colored pencils, fine point sharpies, paper, newsprint paper for sketch

Week 10 – Gustave Klimt design

Scratch paper, newsprint, scratch paper tools, glue and magazines

Unique Collaborations: bring your imagination to this series of two dimensional drawing and painting projects using art materials in unusual ways.

Projects include: self-portrait face card design [markers], patterned ink drawing [sharpies], watercolors of fall leaves, French "tole painting" [acrylic], "Hard Edge" abstraction [poster paint], tessellation design [colored pencils], monochromatic painting [watercolor], relief painting [acrylic], paper casting/embossing, painting" with colorful paper pulp, glue batik [watercolor]

Week 1 – Design Face card

Drawing paper 11X18, markers, light box, newsprint, pencils

Week 2 – patterned ink drawings

Paper, pencil, colored sharpies

Week 3 – fall leaves watercolor

Watercolors, watercolor paper, wax crayons

Week 4 – French “tole painting”

Acrylics, brushes, canvass paper, water dishes

Week 5 – “hard Edge” abstraction

Poster paint, poster board, brushes, pencils, newsprint, water dishes

Week 6 – tessellation design

Colored pencils, pencils, drawing paper, newsprint

Week 7 – monochromatic painting

Watercolors, watercolor paper, pencils, brushes, newsprint and water dishes

Week 8 – relief painting

Acrylic, mat board, brushes, pencil, newsprint, water dishes

Week 9 – paper casting/embossing

Various paper pulp, blender, paper casting screens, spoons, paper vats

Week 10 – glue batik

Glue, acrylic paint, brushes, fabric, water containers, newsprint, pencils, markers

Mixed Media Exhibit @ State of the Arts, Olympia WA

I've been accepted to a Mixed Media/Digital Exhibit at the State of the Arts in downtown Olympia...
The drop off dates are June 10,11,12 or between 10 and 12 on June 15. 

The show will remain up till the end of July.

Swash Foam



Mystic's Goal

State of the Arts Gallery, 500 Washington St. S.E.,
Olympia, WA 98501  360/705-0317
Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10 to 5:30 Saturday 11 to 4-ish

Hands on Children's Museum fundraiser Sumi-e donations

A few years back I donated four pieces to the Hands On Children's Museum. 

We have had them framed and are preparing to use them as fundraising pieces in our SandBlast! Waterfront Gala and auction on August 27th.
They want to be able to give you credit as well as let folks know what they are looking at so I sent them some information...

The four pieces are: one frog, one cat with a spider, one cat with a bird and a goldfish with a snail.  They snapped a few quick shots of three of them.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Nine Lives Studio News

Where has May gone????

Here's the news:
Just a few more days left for the 40th Annual Art Competition @ the Sidney Museum and Arts Association, 202 Sidney Avenue, Port Orchard WA 360-876-3693

Shipped "Sequester" to annual Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works... Dates: Friday May 28 to Saturday July 10, 2010 - Opening reception: Friday May 28th, 6:30 to 9 pm Location: New Arts Program, 173 West Main Street, Kutztown, PA 19530-0082

Olympia's Artist Garage Sale was great - lost my voice from talking sooooo much when handing out my class schedules...  Sold a few cards, bookmark and one small original collage and had lots of fun!

Sanded, put wood putty on, re-sanded, and have 1.5 coats of Primer on my Adirondack chair for the Ruston Parks silent auction fundraiser.  Can' wait for this tendious stuff to get done so I can paint my actual design that is sooooo clear in my mind!  Fundraiser... June 21-July 4th - benefits Arts & Parks activities in Ruston.

I've been selected as a Project Leader for Auburn’s ArtRageous: Artist in Action Art Fair to lead a Sumi-e art project on August 7th from 11 to 4 pm at Les Grove Park in Auburn!