Creative Clay Exploration: a Facilitated Ceramics Studio

Fridays, January 22, February 26, March 25, April 22 or May 27, 6:30–9:30pm

Instructor: Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger
Clay Play for Adults

This is a fun and stress-free opportunity for the whole family to learn more about clay in a historic building with a gallery atmosphere.  Each session will begin with a demonstration of a featured project, then students are free to explore hand building and ‘throwing’ clay (using the potter’s wheel).  If you have a project in mind, our on-site artist instructors will work with you to create it. Advanced skills will be taught as requested, however there are no prerequisites. Feel free to join as much as you would like!

Family Art-making Opportunity! This workshop is open to ages 12 and up, children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Class fee includes all materials, tools, wheel & a single kiln firing.  Your work will be fired and available for pick up by the next class date.

Featured Projects (Always your choice to make or not!)

Note for returning students:

“Clay Play” If you have created a piece in the past that you would like to glaze AND you want to build something new as well, then please sign up for the regular Clay Play workshop.

“Glazes Only” If you are looking to finish your past work and not build anything new, then please sign up for “Glazes Only”.

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

Clay Play Class Fee: $40/Member, $45/non-Member
Glazes Only Class Fee: $20/Member, $25/non-Member
Prerequisite: None
Level/Age: All/12+
Min/Max: 6/15
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

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“Color Exploration” Workshop

Sunday, June 5, 10am–4pm

Instructor: Gail Baker

I’m a painter, a fiber artist, and a teacher. I want to offer you as much as I can about color, especially how to make the most of pigments and paints and the relationships between colors. This workshop is about testing, pushing, mixing and adjusting colors. You experiment; you learn. We will be exploring 3 different color wheels, basic color terms, harmony and balance, neutrals, mother colors, and color mixing. It’s possible to devote an entire life to the study of color. We’re jumping in for six (6) hours.  What you learn depends on how much you can absorb. I’ll present at least six (6) color study exercises you can use for reference, but allow yourself to breathe. Color is about voice and feeling as much as it is fact.

 

Class Fee: $86/member, $91/non-member
Prerequisite: None
Levels/Age: All/18+
Min/Max: 4/10
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

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Supply list:

3 -5 brushes (#4, 6, 8 filberts and a 1” brush – acrylic brushes)
Water dish
Rag or paper towel
Pad of 140# watercolor paper (Canson is good and you can get a deal at Aaron Brothers) or 1 full sheet of 140! watercolor paper.
Acrylic medium liquid (gloss or matt or satin)
Acrylic paint: Titanium white, Mars black, Quinacridone Magenta, Pthalo blue (green shade), Hansa Yellow medium      OR        Alizarin crimson, Cobalt blue, Cadmium yellow medium hue with black and white
Palette for mixing paint
Pencil and eraser
Ruler or straight edge
Notebook for taking notes.
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Adventures in Printmaking Camp

Monday–Friday
9am–12pm, July 11–July 15

Ages 11–17

Leslie_Moon3Instructor: Leslie Nan Moon

There are more ways to work with ink on paper than simply with a paintbrush or pen. Printmaking will literally show you how to make your mark on the world. Use your hands, your thoughts, and new skills to give your unique voice a new form of expression.

Especially designed for tweens and teens and with no previous experience necessary. Taught by Leslie Nan Moon, teens will discover the art of relief printmaking, a process allowing multiple copies of the same image to be created – design, carve, print and repeat.  L.Moon_Chine Colle

Leslie Nan Moon is an experienced and award-winning printmaker, nationally published illustrator and arts educator. She will help you become a proud printmaker, showing off new capabilities with confidence, laughing and learning all the way.

Please bring a nut-free snack and labeled water bottle to each class.

Optional Lunch Bunch available from 12-1pm. Cost is $10. (If enrolling in both AM & PM camps, then Lunch Bunch fee is waived). Please bring a nut–free bag lunch.

All materials provided.

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Class Fee:
$120/members, $130/nonmembers
Prerequisite: None
Levels/Age: All/11-17
Min/Max: 4/12
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

Register Here

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 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, Fantastic Fly-In, Salmon Days, Highlands Day, the Sammamish 55+ Program and more.

 

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“Constructive Concepts” Drawing Camp

Monday–Friday
9am–12pm July 18–22
Ages: 11-17

InstrConcept Drawing Campuctor: Abigail Platter

For 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 introduction to concept drawing summer camp, 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 construction of 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 concept drawing camp. This week will be a fantastic springboard into making all types of drawings, paintings, illustrations, and more!

Please bring a nut-free snack and labeled water bottle to each class.

Optional Lunch Bunch available from 12-1pm. Cost is $10 unless enrolling in both AM & PM camps, then fee is waived. Please bring a nut–free bag lunch .

All materials provided.

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Class Fee:
$120/members, $130/nonmembers
Prerequisite: None.
Levels/Age: All/11-17
Min/Max: 4/12
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

Register Here

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 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, Fantastic Fly-In, Salmon Days, Highlands Day, the Sammamish 55+ Program and more.

 

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Colored Pencil Drawing Camp

Monday–Friday
1–4pm July 18–22, or 9am12pm Aug 2226
Ages: 11-17

Instructor: Ekta Gupta

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Remember the joy of opening a new box of color pencils? The possibilities seemed endless. Come relive that feeling this summer. Spend a week (or two) with us and learn how to use this versatile, portable and easily accessible medium.
No drawing experience or expertise necessary. Instruction will be tailored to suit each individual’s skill level.
Each day we will focus on a different subject, including florals, landscapes, portraits, abstracts and more.
Ekta Gupta has more than 13 years of teaching experience in Oklahoma and Washington. She honed her art skills under the tutelage of Duane Dudley, one of the illustrators of the Scooby Doo movies.

Please bring a nut-free snack and labeled water bottle to each class.

Optional Lunch Bunch available from 12-1pm. Cost is $10 unless enrolling in both AM & PM camps, then fee is waived. Please bring a nut–free bag lunch .

All materials provided.

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Class Fee:
$120/members, $130/nonmembers
Prerequisite: None.
Levels/Age: All/11-17
Min/Max: 4/12
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

Register Here

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 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, Fantastic Fly-In, Salmon Days, Highlands Day, the Sammamish 55+ Program and more.

 

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“Woodland Creatures ” Paint & Digital Exploration Camp

Monday–Friday
9am–12pm July 25
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Instructor: Pamela Holderman

Step through a virtual forest while you create your woodland surroundings out of paint and on the iPad. Become an artistic explorer of the woods and create what you’ll see in the nooks and crannies around you. Create masks and bunting. Print out your designs to make 3-D sculptures. You’ll also create a paper mache raccoon bust on a wooden round.

Discover the animals that live in the trees and paint them all while immersing yourself in a wooded wonderland. An iPad and your imagination are all that are required for this one-of-a-kind digital adventure. Each student needs to bring his/her own fully-charged iPad with the Brushes XP application already downloaded.

Please bring a nut-free snack and labeled water bottle to each class.

Optional Lunch Bunch available from 12-1pm. Cost is $10 unless enrolling in both AM & PM camps, then fee is waived. Please bring a nut–free bag lunch .

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Class Fee:
$120/Member, $130/non-Member
Prerequisite: None
Levels/Age: All/7-11
Min/Max: 4/8
Note: Workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center

Register Here

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 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, Fantastic Fly-In, Salmon Days, Highlands Day, the Sammamish 55+ Program and more.

 

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Exhibit: The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human

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April 22–July 8, 2016, Blakely Hall, artEAST, and Swedish Issaquah

Curated by Kate Vrijmoet

The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, the provocative, nationally acclaimed art exhibit designed to explore the stigma of mental illness, is coming to Issaquah. See the full list of events, below. The artwork itself is displayed slightly off kilter — a little too high, a little too low and not quite level — to convey the idea that people living with mental illness inhabit the world differently from those better able to observe socially constructed norms. Join us, and join in the conversation.

The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human was conceptualized and curated by three award-winning artists living in the Pacific Northwest. In the exhibit, twenty-six Pacific Northwest artists mix media to express how mental illness affects their loved ones, or themselves. In addition to the visual displays, The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, includes an on-going series of talks and performances about mental illness and its effects.

“By talking about mental illness, we reduce the shame surrounding it, and create a space where the prejudices and the fears we all have can give way to the compassion and the humanity we all have,” said Kate Vrijmoet, The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human Curator and contributing artist.

The stigma surrounding mental illness is powerful and pervasive. Shame and silence often hinders people from getting help and sharing their struggle with friends and family. Yet, people with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

Please join us for the initial opening reception, Friday April 22 at Blakely Hall, and the grand opening reception, Friday April 29, 2016 in the Issaquah Senior Center followed by a reception at artEAST Art Center. Speakers will include Ellen Forney, author of Marbles; Issaquah’s Mayor Butler; Robin Callahan, Director of Issaquah School Foundation, and Kate Vrijmoet, exhibit curator. Then, join us at artEAST, where Ellen will be signing copies of her best-selling book. There will be refreshments and live music by the Issaquah School District Evergreen Orchestra String Quartet, including a selection from composers with known mental illnesses.

You can purchase a general show catalog for $10, or a special limited edition catalog for $24.

Exhibiting Artists: artEAST

Jackie Barnett, Patti Bowman, Chris Crites, Ezra Dickinson, Jody Jolderosma, Elsie Mahler-Scharff, Holly Ballard Martz, Lynn Schirmer, June Sekiguchi, Ann Teplick, Kate Vrijmoet

Exhibiting Artists: Blakely Hall

Jennifer Ament, Patti Bowman, Monique Catino, Chris Crites, Emily Dunkelberger, Rebekah Tenbroek Hansen, Larissa Herbert, Melissa Herzog, Bonnie Johnson, Bonnie Johnson, Becky Kaufman, John William Keedy, Kristi Kincheloe, Holly Ballard Martz, Leslie Nan Moon, Victoria Raymond, Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger, Carol Ross, Lynn Schirmer, June Sekiguchi, Ann Teplick, Kate Vrijmoet, Season Yoshida

Exhibiting Artists: Swedish Issaquah

Jackie Barnett, Rebekah Tenbroek Hansen, Jody Joldersma, John William Keedy, Holly Ballard Martz, June Sekiguchi, Nicki Sucec, Ann Teplick, Michelle de la Vega, Kate Vrijmoet

Calendar of Events

Soft Opening Reception, Friday, April 22, Blakely Hall, 6–8 pm
Grand Opening Reception, Friday April 29, Issaquah Senior Center, 6–7 pm  and artEAST, 7–9 pm
Exhibit Tour, Wednesday May 4, artEAST, 6–7:30 pm

Co-led by Holly Ballard Martz & Jenna Genzale, with a focus on anxiety and depression in youth

Exhibit Tour, Friday May 6, Blakely Hall, 6–7:30 pm

Co-led by June Sekiguchi, Quin Breeland, and Katie Jo Glaves, with a focus on schizophrenia and drugs

Poetry Reading, Thursday May 12, Blakely Hall, 6–7:30 pm

Poetry by Ann Teplick

Video Awards, Tuesday May 17, X-3 Teen Center, Sammamish, 6–9 pm

Viewing and awards for the winning videos of The Influence the Choice Drug Prevention Alliance for Youth video contest. The 2-minute videos were created by Issaquah School District boundary students grade 6-12.

Panel Discussion, Thursday, May 19, Swedish Issaquah, 6–8:30 pm

Lauren Davis, Ketema Ross, Theresa Winther and Megan Chiarelli will discuss the stigma of mental illness

Exhibit Tour, Friday May 20, artEAST, 6–7:30 pm

Co-led by Lynn Schirmer and Karen Fuller, with the topic “Is it cool to have parts?”

Talk, Saturday, May 21, Issaquah Police Station, Eagle Room, 12–1:30 pm

Youth Truth: Straight Talk With Parents and Teens is an opportunity for parents and teens to dialogue about school and community environments that lead to stress, anxiety and depression.

Workshop, Tuesday May 24, Friends of Youth, 414 Front St N, 9–11 am

Creative Writing for Self-Care, facilitated by Ann Teplick, will include reading and inspiration from poetry

Film Screening, Thursday May 26, artEAST, 6–7:30 pm

Screening of “Mother for you I made this” and Q&A with Ezra Dickinson on schizophrenia

Author Talk, Thursday, June 2, Blakely Hall, 6–8 pm

Cinda Johnson, author of Perfect Chaos, A Daughter’s Struggle to Survive Bipolar and a Mother’s Journey to Save Her

Student Exhibit, Tuesday, June 7,  Issaquah High School, 5–7 pm

Student art & social change exhibit featuring the work of Issaquah High School and Issaquah Middle School students in conjunction with artist Michelle de la Vega and poet Ann Teplick,

Exhibit Tour, Thursday, June 9, artEAST, 6–7:30 pm

Co-led by Elsie Mahler-Scharff and Scott Johnson

Workshop, Friday June 10, artEAST, 6–8 pm

Ekphrastic poetry workshop with Ann Teplick

Artist Talk, Wednesday, June 15, artEAST, 6–7 pm

Michelle de la Vega presents outcomes of social change art, made possible by an Artist Trust Fellowship Grant


 

Issaquah Schools Foundation

This exhibit is made possible by sponsorship from the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

 

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