Spring Art Courses for 2017

Defy the rain and soak yourself in art this spring!

Whether you’re looking for a Night Out or have your days free, we’ve got art courses for everyone. Are the Kids Going Stir Crazy? Are you a Serious Artist or just wanting to Dip Your Toe in the Art Pool? Have a look at our classes designed for your skill and interest level.

Adult Courses

artEAST Studio Group, members only, Mondays 7-9:30pm or Wednesdays 12:30-3pm, $60
Ceramic Wheel Course, 3-week course Saturdays, May 6, 13 & 27,
6-9pm, $150/$160
Colored Pencil, Thursdays, 12-1:30pm, $100/$110 returning in March
Encaustic Collage, Saturday, March 4, 10am-4pm, $165/$175
Encaustic Sculpture, Saturday & Sunday June 3 & 4, $265/$275
Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media, Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 10am-4pm, $202/$212
Figure Drawing, Mondays 10am-1pm, drop-in only, email figuredrawing@arteast.org for calendar and more details
Photography Composition
, 2-week course Saturdays, May 20 & June 3, 1-4pm $80/$85
Intro to Mixed Media, Saturday February 25, 10am-4pm, $150/$160
Exploring Light & Shadow in Painting, 4-week course May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10am-12pm, $130/$140
Oil Painting, 6-week course on Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6, 6:30-8:30pm, $200/$210
Painting from the Fire Within, Sunday, March 26, 10am-4pm, $105/$115
Creative Clay Night, fourth Fridays monthly, February 24 March 24, April 28 & May 26, 6:30-9:30pm, $60/$65
iPad Art Night, March 11, 6:30-9pm, $45/$50, iPad required
Paint Night Out, Friday, March 17, 6:30-9:30pm, $60/$65
Print Night Out, second Fridays monthly, March 10, April 14, May 12 & June 9, 6:30-9:30pm, $50/$55

Youth Courses

Interested in pursuing a career in art? Join us for a free informational Portfolio Creation Night on Monday February 27th at 7pm.

monthly registration:
PreK Art
, Tuesdays, 10-10:45am, ages 4-6, $60/$65
Muddy Buddies, Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm, ages 7-11, $120/$130
Club Mud, Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm, ages 12-16, $120/$130
Colored Pencil, Thursdays, 4:30-6pm, ages 11-17, $105/$115
Teen Illustration, Mondays, 4:30-6pm, ages 11-17, $110/$120
Youth Art Series
, Fridays, 4-5:30pm, ages 7-16, $110/$120
Youth Painting, Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm, ages 8-12, $110/$120

Spring Break Camp, Creative Illustration 9am-12pm or Ceramics & More 1-4pm
Monday-Friday, April 10-14, ages 8-12, $170/$180 per week
Dive into art this summer! Youth & Teen Summer Camp Registration Now Open. 
Family Art Time

Spring Felted Eggs, Saturday April 1, 11am-1pm, $15/$20
Fenders with Dad, Sunday June 18, 11am-1pm, $15/$20

Soak up the art at artEAST this Spring! As always, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please email us and we’ll try and connect you with the right instructor to suit your needs.


Rebecca Morrissey & everyone at artEAST in Issaquah


Summer Art Camps at artEAST 2017

DIVE INTO CREATIVITY THIS SUMMER with our Art Camps for kids & teens at artEAST in downtown Issaquah. Morning & afternoon camps available in a variety or art forms. See below for details and registration.

AM Camps run from 9am to noon, PM camps run from 1pm to 4pm.

June 26–30 (ages 11–17)
AM Printmaking Teen Camp Make your mark on the world by carving and printing your own creations
PM Mixed Media Teen Camp Explore the 2-D world of paint and color in this fun and creative mixed media summer camp

July 5–7 (ages 7-11)
AM Youth Comicbook Art Camp Explore the world of storytelling through images for art lovers of all mediums
PM Anything but the Brush” Youth Camp Splat, smear, poke, rip, smush, dab, destroy and reconstruct your art any way you can without using a brush

July 10-14 (ages 8-14)
AM & PM Recycled Artist in Residence Camp Junior artists will assist the Friends of Lake Sammamish and artEAST Artist in Residence in creating a 2-month installation piece for Lake Sammamish State park using upcycled and repurposed supplies for this one-of-kind art week.

July 17-21 (ages 11-17)
AM Teen Illustration Camp If you want to exemplify a concept, make an idea visible, or better understand it, Illustration is the right camp for you.
PM Anything but the Brush” Teen Camp Splat, smear, poke, rip, smush, dab, destroy and reconstruct your art any way you can without using a brush.

July 24-28 (ages 11-17) 
AM Teen Ceramics Camp Learn techniques to create clean works of hand built art from clay.
PM Teen Multi-Media Drawing Camp is the core of any 2-D artist’s ability. Spend the week drawing in various media expanding and honing your innate drawing skills. Includes a special trip to Issaquah’s Chalk Art Festival.

July 31-Aug 4 (ages 7-11)
AM Drawing Basics Youth Camp Learn the elements of drawing in this camp designed to bring out the creative artist in everyone.
PM Messy Kids Paint Camp Art is messy and fun in this hands on paint camp. Includes a trip to the Issaquah Community Center for Issaquah’s annual Splash Day.

Aug 7-11 (ages 7-11)
AM Mixed Media Youth Camp Create 3-D art with multiple media, including ceramics, paper mache and more.
PM Color Pencil Youth Drawing Camp Feel the joy as you learn to draw what you see with colored pencils.

Aug 14-18(ages 11-17)
AM Colored Pencil Teen Drawing Camp Feel the joy as you learn to draw what you see with colored pencils.
PM Teen Photography Camp Create your own pin hole camera and see the world through the lens of your imagination

Aug 21-25(ages 11-17)
AM Creative Illustration Teen Camp Become an illustrator of your own stories and see where your imagination takes you.
PM Teen Mask Making Camp Explore the world around you & use it to create your own paper mache animal mask.

Registration now open for nine weeks of Art Camps at artEAST.
Delve into these week long art camps and embrace a deeper love for art this summer.
All camps are $120/members and $130/nonmembers, $30 optional lunch bunch available between camps (waived if enrolling in both AM & PM camps) Space is limited so please register early.

Register Here

Each student needs to wear studio appropriate clothing. Please bring a nut-free snack and labeled water bottle to each class. If registering for both AM & PM Camps, be sure to bring your lunch MEALS NOT PROVIDED

Not ready for summer? You can view and register for Spring Break Camp here.

All Levels/Ages 7-11 or 11-17
Min/Max: 6/12 per camp
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: ArtEAST Art Center 95 Front Street N. in Issaquah

artEAST is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose vision is to be a catalyst for a vibrant and enduring visual arts community. Thanks to generous grants by the City of Issaquah, Robert B. McMillen Foundation and an anonymous grantor, artEAST is able to offer our summer camps for kids without a supply or processing fee. artEAST is a proud supporter of art in our schools through the Issaquah School art docent programs as well as presenting multiple free community events throughout the year, including Art Walks, Parkadilly, Salmon Days, Highlands Day, the Sammamish 55+ Program and more.



Current Exhibit Happenings


Join us for these current shows! Click on any exhibit title for more information.

The 39 Steps

At artEAST and Village Theatre
On display through March 5, 2017
Opening Reception Sunday, January 22, 5-6:30pm

Dorothy Bonneau – A Retrospective

January 24–April 4, 2017, Blakely Hall
Opening Reception Wednesday, February 1, 6–8 pm


Thank you to our sponsors: the Issaquah Highlands Council, 4Culture, City of Issaquah, Protingent StaffingRowley Properties, Aero Safety Graphics, and Shelter Holdings.



Our Benefit Gala: Swirl

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Pickering Barn, Issaquah

Save the date! Our annual gala and auction is back at Pickering Barn. Last year we sparked creativity; now it is time go beyond. The spark is now wild; join us on April 22, 2017 for an evening of great art and wildly creative experiences.

Ready to join us? Purchase tickets here

Our Education and Community Events Project Manager, Rebecca Morrissey, stated that Swirl

gives us an opportunity to both celebrate and invigorate artEAST,” and that the gala “ is about supporting artEAST, about supporting our inner community, about ensuring we have a place for creativity and culture. That is art in our community as well.

100% of the funds raised during the gala will support our mission to promote the visual arts through creating art, teaching art, learning art, exhibiting art, selling art, gathering to discuss art, and supporting local artists and the community with venues and opportunities to engage in the visual arts.

artEAST is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization # 20-2462207



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