Layered Stories

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July 9–September 7, 2015, Blakely Hall
Reception Thursday, July 23, 6–8 pm

Curated by Anna Macrae

 

Please join us this summer for an exhibit of collage work by by Anne La Fever and Liz Ruest entitled Layered Stories.

La Fever - Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise, Anne La Fever

Layers of art that tell a story: that is collage. Does it matter if the layers are visible? Should the stories come first, or be built from the whole? Two collage artists explore these questions in different ways.

Anne La Fever’s collage work is grounded in traditional methods of the 20th century.  She enjoys the feel of the paper, the physical manipulation of the collage elements, hand coloring many of the archival images, collecting the antique source material and frames, and the actual cutting and gluing process itself.  The computer only comes in to use for research and storing images.

Liz Ruest’s work propels collage into the digital age of the 21st century. She uses traditionally created collages and printmaking elements, but then scans them to use along with her digital photographs.  All of the layered elements are integrated, nuanced, and manipulated on the computer screen.

 

can summon fire (detail): Digital collage  by Liz Ruest


can summon fire, Liz Ruest

Both artists however share a common desire to create work containing compelling images that are able to portray a story for the observant onlooker.  Anne generally has a story in mind before beginning her work, while Liz prefers to allow the story to unfold intuitively as the piece is being built.

So what comes first, the chicken or the egg?  It really doesn’t matter to these artists as long as the work evokes a memory, creates a conversation, or gives you a moment of enjoyment.

Artist Talk, Thursday July 23, 7 pm

Anne and Liz will each be speaking briefly about their work at the reception. Come hear about the layers and stories directly from the artists, and see how your impressions compare with their thoughts during the creative process.

 

 

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Introduction to Concept Drawing Camp

Monday–Thursday, July 27–30, 10am–12:30pm (4 sessions)

Instructor: Abigail Platter

Platter-ConceptFor centuries, artists have used the same basic techniques to learn how to draw everything, from what they see in front of them, to what they see in their imagination.  In this class, students will take the steps to learn how to draw in those same, time tested ways. By first learning how to see and build form through simple shapes, students will begin the exciting journey of creating. Come explore the realistic and imaginative techniques of drawing, investigate perspective and reference, and sample a variety of media to gain a better understanding of drawing, and therefore enhance imaginative drawings as well.  Get your pencils sharpened as you won’t want to miss this class.  This class will be a fantastic springboard into making all types of drawings, paintings, illustrations, and more!

A $10 materials fee paid to the instructor at time of class (cash or local checks only) covers all papers, materials and drawing utensil use.

Class Fee: $145 (plus materials fee as listed above)
Prerequisite: None.
Levels/Age: All/12-18
Min/Max: 6/12
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

Registration

DR2-EDU-5: July 27–30, 10am–12:30pm

$145

 

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Drawing in Color – Explorations in Colored Pencil Camp

Monday–Thursday, August 3–6, 10am–12:30pm (4 sessions)

Instructor: Janis Smith

J.Smith_Colored Pencil ClassTake your colored pencils out of the box and discover a new world of artistic possibilities! Come learn how to choose the right tools, have fun mastering basic drawing techniques and see for yourself how to embrace this wonderful medium.

We will draw and color a painting from start to finish with demonstrations along the way.  Color, value and composition will be discussed and you will take a finished drawing home, along with the passion to keep those pencils moving!

A $15 materials fee paid to the instructor at time of class (cash or local checks only) covers all papers and materials.

Class Fee: $145 (plus materials fee as listed above)
Prerequisite: None.
Levels/Age: All/12-18
Min/Max: 6/12
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

Registration

DR2-EDU-6: August 3–6, 10am–12:30pm

$145

 

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The Clay Tile Quilt – I AM Issaquah!

Saturday, August 8, 10am–4pm

Instructor: Karen WhiteCeramic Quilt

Are you 12 to 18 years old and looking for a unique art adventure close to home this summer?  Well, artEAST has the perfect opportunity with a special one-day ceramics workshop at Blakely Hall.  As you’ve heard before, a picture says a thousand words and, creating a sculptural community clay tile quilt using your photo is a great way to let your true colors shine.  Come explore the surface of clay by transferring and etching your photo and patterns to create tiles that will be stitched into a ‘quilted’ outdoor sculpture for the Issaquah Highlands community. Discover how to design your clay tile using colored slips, printing and carving to adorn your tiles and achieve realistic and textural results.  This class will dissect what you know about portrait photography and ceramics to give you a whole new perspective!

*Participants are encouraged to come to class with designs they wish to share and apply to individual tiles.  The tiles will be fired and turned into a sculptural quilt just in time to debut at the Issaquah Highlands Days on Saturday, August 29, 2015.  Don’t miss your chance to contribute to this unique community sculpture and leave a lasting impression in your community.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Students will need to provide a 300 dpi jpeg file close-up photograph of their face prior to the class.  Instructions for photo up-loads will be given upon registration.

Class Fee: $35 (all materials included)
Prerequisite: None
Levels/Age: All/12-18
Min/Max: 6/18
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: Blakely Hall

Registration

CR2-KLW-18:  Saturday, August 8, 10am–4pm

$35

 

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Club Mud & Spin Yourself Silly – Ceramics and Wheel Throwing Camp

Monday–Thursday, August 10–13, 10am–3pm (4 sessions)

Instructor: Karen White

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Get your hands and wheels turning and learn how to make cool functional pottery pieces that can be used every day!White_Spin Me Silly

Students will learn basic techniques on the potter’s wheel, as well as skills in hand building to create whimsical sculptures, traditional pottery pieces or hand-made tiles.  Surface design will also be discussed.  Come grab some clay and bring your creations to life.

A $25 materials fee paid to the instructor at time of class (cash or local checks only) covers all clay, glazes, alternative materials, and firings.  Pieces will be ready for pick-up within 3 weeks of the last day of class.

*Due to the nature of ceramics, there is no guarantee that your work will survive the firing process. Work left more than four months will be cleared out.

Class Fee: $240 (plus materials fee as listed above)
Prerequisite: Bring a sack lunch.
Levels/Age: All/12-16
Min/Max: 6/12
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

Registration

CR2-KLW-16:  August 10–13, 10am–3pm (4 sessions)

$240

 

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Pondering Apocalypse

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July 28–August 30, 2015, Front St
Opening Reception Saturday, August 1, 6:30–8:30 pm

Curated by Anna Macrae

Please join us for a mixed-media exhibit of works by Carla Dimitriou entitled Pondering Apocalypse.

Big Daddy by Carla Dimitriou

Big Daddy by Carla Dimitriou

Waiting by Carla Dimitriou

Waiting by Carla Dimitriou

Heads Up by Carla Dimitriou

Heads Up by Carla Dimitriou

Pale Horse by Carla Dimitriou

Pale Horse by Carla Dimitriou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

artEAST member Carla Dimitriou brings an offering of mixed media works to share for the month of August. In this exhibition, Dimitriou builds a bridge between the personal and the political and uses a shaker of edge and humor. In her usual anthropomorphic style, Dimitriou uses a variety of unconventional and traditional materials, including tar, ceramics, craft paper, wax, and bone to explore ideas of life, death, and happy hour.

For more information about the artist and the statement for this exhibit, see her artEAST profile.

 

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