Vikram Madan: Journey of a Thousand Smiles

Exhibition: May–June, Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 13, 7–8:30 pm, Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands
Poetry Reading & Book Signing: Friday, June 14, 4:30 pm

Look What I Found by Vikram MadanCome celebrate spring with this delightful exhibition of whimsical pop-surrealist paintings by local artist (and artEAST member) Vikram Madan. The show will run from May 1 through July 1 at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands, and features oil and acrylic paintings that are sometimes humorous, sometimes quirky, sometimes light-hearted, sometimes metaphorical, sometimes thought-provoking, and sometimes all of these at the same time.  With bright colors and fun, engaging imagery, this family-friendly show will appeal to everyone who feels young-at-heart. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday May 13 at 7pm at Blakely Hall.

The Parting Gift by Vikram MadanArtist-author Vikram Madan was born and raised in India, where he developed an early love for humor and art. An engineer by training, as well as a former award-winning editorial cartoonist, Vikram has studied drawing and painting at Seattle’s Gage Academy of Art. He is also the author and illustrator of ‘The Bubble Collector’, an award-winning book of original humorous poetry that was nominated, by invitation, for the 2014 Washington State Book Awards and is frequently compared to the works of Shel Silverstein.

Vikram Madan says “I paint whimsical invented narratives that engage viewers through the use of humor, color, and imagery that seems both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. My work, at its heart, celebrates the best of what makes us human: curiosity, pluck, persistence, friendship, adventure, laughter, love and more. My style and technique is heavily influenced by both traditional art study and by my own background in illustration and cartooning. In the end, I aspire to create experiences that engage viewers in a light-hearted and thoughtful way, that invite embracing a more innocent view of the world, and that hopefully help make the world a better place one small shared moment of levity at a time.”

 

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Family Art Time!

Saturdays, May 9, 23, June 6, 20, July 11 or 25, 3–5 pm

InstructorMoumita Ghosh

Ghosh_Wine & PaintDo you sometimes wish you could attend an art class with your child? Now you can! Here at artEAST, we want you to be able to experience your child’s creativity first hand and get a chance to take part in the fun yourself!! Spending quality time with your child is rewarding for you both, and you will each get to take home a beautiful piece of art that will always remind you of the fun time you had together.

Whether it is just one parent and child or you’re bringing the whole crew, you’ll each get to create a new work of art. All skill levels are welcome as the friendly instructor walks you steps by step through the featured art activity. All workshop materials are included.

Class Fee: $20/Member, $25/non-Member per adult per session; $12/child per session
Prerequisite: None
Levels/Age: All/age 4 and up, must be accompanied by adult
Min/Max: 8/16
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

Registration

Note: Change quantity in cart to enroll mulitple children

PT2-MG-1:  Saturday, May 9, 3–5pm

PT2-MG-2:  Saturday, May 23, 3–5pm

PT2-MG-3:  Saturday, June 6, 3–5pm

$20/$25
$12 per child

PT2-MG-4:  Saturday, June 20, 3–5pm

$20/$25
$12 per child

PT2-MG-5:  Saturday, July 11, 3–5pm

$20/$25
$12 per child

PT2-MG-6:  Saturday, July 25, 3–5pm

$20/$25
$12 per child

 

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Zentangle Beyond Basics

Tuesdays, May 12, 19, 26, June 9, 16, 23, 12–2pm or
Wednesday, May 20, 6:30-8:30pm or Saturday, June 20, 12:30-2:30 pm

Instructor: Juliette Fiessinger, CZT

Fiessinger_Zentangle Beyond Basics2The Zentangle Beyond Basics classes will build on what you learned in the Intro class and continue your journey by gaining additional depth and understanding of the Zentangle® method. These classes will help you expand your tangle patterns library and techniques and look at how to keep balance in your tangles. Topics covered may include: ZIA-Zentangle Inspired Art, more advanced tangle combinations, working with white ink on black tiles, shading, mono-tangles, Renaissance tiles, etc…

Flexible Registration! Sign up for any number of sessions. Sign up for three or more and save $5 per class!

Students need to bring the Zentangle® Starter Kit they previously received. Materials fee of $3-8 payable to instructor at time of class (cash or local check only) for paper tiles used in class.

Class Fee: $35/Member, $40/non-Member per session (plus materials fee as listed above)
Prerequisite: Intro to Zentangle
Levels/Age: All/18+
Min/Max: 4/12
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

Registration

Register for 3 or more sessions and receive $5 off each one, automatically!

DR2-JDF-4:  Tuesday, May 12, 12–2pm

DR2-JDF-5:  Tuesday, May 19, 12–2pm

DR2-JDF-6:  Tuesday, May 26, 12–2pm

DR2-JDF-7:  Tuesday, June 9, 12–2pm

$35/$40

DR2-JDF-8:  Tuesday, June 16, 12–2pm

$35/$40

DR2-JDF-9:  Wednesday, June 17, 6:30–8:30pm

$35/$40

DR2-JDF-10:  Saturday, June 20, 12:30–2:30pm

$35/$40

DR2-JDF-11:  Tuesday, June 23, 12–2pm

$35/$40

 

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Club Mud: Explorations in Clay Camp

Monday–Thursday, June 29–July 2, 10am–3pm (4 sessions)

Instructor: Karen White

White_Club Mud collage 600

Have your ever wondered what you can make with clay?  Well, it’s time to get your hands a little dirty!  Club Mud will help you stimulate your mind and encourage your creativity while learning ceramic techniques like coil, slab, pinching, molding, carving and manipulating forms to create both functional and sculptural works of art.

Students will come away with basic hand-building skills, as well as an introduction to surface design processes while discovering the endless possibilities of working with malleable clay.  Get fired up with your friends and see what you can make!  No experience necessary, just come with an imagination!

$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-15:  Monday-Thursday, June 29–July 2, 10am–3pm (4 sessions)

$240

 

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Introduction to Watercolor Painting Camp

Monday–Thursday, July 6–9, 10am–12:30pm (4 sessions)

Instructor: Janis Smith

J.Smith_Watercolor ClassWatercolor is an exciting medium that gives an artist a great amount of freedom.   Working from photos, students will explore watercolor media and learn valuable skills and techniques to create replicas of your favorite subject.

Instructor demonstrations in brushwork, mixing color, opacity and translucency will give any student the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade to explore future painting.  No experience necessary!

A $15 materials fee paid to the instructor at time of class (cash or local checks only) covers all paint, tool use, canvas, and paper to create your masterpiece.

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

PT2-EDU-1: July 6-9, 10am–12:30pm (4 sessions)

$145

 

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Introduction to Block Printing Camp

Monday–Thursday, July 13–16, 10am–12:30pm (4 sessions)

Instructor: Leslie Nan Moon

Moon_Teen print campPrintmaking will literally show you how to make your mark on the world as there are more ways to work with ink on paper than simply with a paintbrush or pen.

Moon_Student print samples

Previous student work

Students will learn how to express imagery through gestural shapes and lines while discovering the art of relief printmaking, a process allowing multiple copies of the same image to be created.

Exploring skills of designing, carving, printing and replicating images will give students a foundational background in printmaking.

$20 materials fee materials fee paid to the instructor at time of class (cash or local checks only) covers all papers, tool use, and inks.

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

PR2-EDU-2: Mon–Thurs, July 13–16, 10am–12:30pm

$145

 

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Crossing Threads

May 29–July 26, 2015
Opening Reception Friday, May 29, 6–8 pm

Artist Talk Thursday July 16, 7 pm

Curated by Anna Macrae

Please join us this summer for a textile exhibit of works by Lynne Rigby and Maura Donegan, entitled Crossing Threads.

Maura Donegan - Plato'sSolids

Plato’s Solids by Maura Donegan

The weaver, knitter and felt-maker work with their hands, and make a new fabric as they cross their threads. A new fabric telling a new story!

Detail from Keeping Watch by Lynne Rigby

Detail from Keeping Watch by Lynne Rigby

Donegan and Rigby take the beauty of the traditional crafts of lacemaking and felting and translate them into 21st century contemporary art.

Their work is very much about the process.  The work is ethereal and seems fragile, but the underlying structure – the Crossed Threads – gives it strength. A metaphor for our bodies and our world. Their materials and methods evoke the past and the present, memories of events, people and places. Coded words and marks keep thoughts private, while the viewer can make his or her own interpretation.

Artist Talk, Thursday July 16, 7 pm

You are invited to come and join in the conversation with the talented fiber artists Maura Donegan and Lynne Rigby, as they take you on their journey of personal narratives behind the technique, development, and process of creating their unique work.

 

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