Fall Art Courses Now Available

artEAST’s fall schedule is now available for registration. Courses for youth and adults, now through the end of 2016. Click on any of the links below for more details and to register.

Adults

headshotJournaling: Altered Books, August 18 & 25, 6-9pm

Join Artist in Residence Lindsay Peyton for this altered book workshop: an exploration of different techniques used to transform old books into unique mixed media art pieces. $10/Members, $15/Non-members

EktaGuptaColored Pencil, Thursdays, 12-1:30pm

Experience the joy of coloring with pencils while learning additional techniques to use this versatile, portable and easily accessible medium. No drawing experience or expertise necessary. $78/Members, $83/Non-members

Expressive Drawing, Mondays, Dec 5 & 12, 6-9pm

Ever wanted to try drawing but felt it was too daunting? Join Gail Baker and learn to create marks and shapes in new and engaging ways. $105/members, $115/Non-members

Figure Collage of 6.2Figure Drawing, Mondays and Tuesdays, times vary

Open model sessions offer participants the opportunity to practice drawing from the nude model without instruction. Ten, twenty and forty hour session passes available. $71–$242

Figure Drawing Exercise, Wednesdays, 10am-12:30pm

This course is appropriate for both new and experienced figurists. This series will include figure drawing exercises that will help create a foundation for a new practice, as well as exercises to encourage an existing figurist to expand and explore. $160/Members, $170/Non-members

Fiessinger_Zentangle Beyond BasicsZentangle Introduction, 4 dates only

Zentangle® is an easy to learn drawing method that teaches you to create beautiful designs through the use of repetitive patterns. $43/Members, $48/Non-members

Zentangle Beyond Basics, Tuesdays, 12-2pm

Beyond Basics will build on what you learned in the Intro class and continue your journey by gaining additional depth and understanding. Monthly series, $172/Members, $182/Non-members

LeatherMaskBakerLeather Sculpture, September 18 & 25, 12-3pm

Create an original leather mask or sculpture by manipulating leather over a form built from modeling clay over and a bass relief  with master mask builder Gail Baker. $180/Members, $190/Non-members

iPadDemoiPad Art, September 24, 6:30-9pm

Learn the fundamentals of digital painting and drawing in a relaxed environment: with refreshments! Try out a new way to create using your fingers and an iPad. $45/MEmbers, $50/Non-members

Oil Pastel, September 10 & 17, 10am-2:30pm

Join Peggy in a relaxed, supportive workshop designed for beginning through intermediate artists interested in exploring some of the possibilities of working with oil pastels. $140/Members, $150/Non-members

Dry Pastel, October 15 & 22, 10am-2:30pm

Whether you have some experience with dry pastels, or are curious to know what this medium is all about you will find success by watching daily demonstrations, and receiving lots of personal assistance.  $140/Members, $150/Non-members

SchmittFloraExpressive Flowers & Mixed Media, August 20 & 21 or October 8 & 9, 10am-2pm

This two week series offers a variety of techniques to create unique and vibrant floral paintings with Carrie Schmitt. $118/Members, $128/Non-members

Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media, November 12 & 1310am-4pm

This two-day workshop will give you a great opportunity to learn many new ways of creating with acrylic paint and mixed media. $200/Members, $212/Non-members

Beck_Jacqui_AWatchfulEyeInto the Wild, September 24, 10am-4pm

Jump into painting without hesitation. Allow the illogical. Own the artistic license you’ve heard about. Spend the day with Gail Baker and Jacqui Beck and enjoy the process of discovering a wild selection of ways to free yourself up as you make art. $150/MEmbers, $160/Non-members

paint from the fire withinPainting from the Fire Within, August 14 or November 6, 10am-4pm

Process Painting is done in an environment where criticism is absent, where the painter is free from constraints. Intuitive spontaneous painting is a practice of releasing habits and honoring opportunities as they arise. $105/Members, $115/Non-members

image3Still Life with Tea, October 15 & 22, 3-5pm

If you love food & art then this workshop is for you. In this two day workshop, doodlers will draw fantastic food sketches of fruits, veggies, herbs, dessert and even pots and pans. Take home a fun illustrated recipe on the final day. $65/Members, $70/Non-members

Clay Play for AdultsCreative Clay Nights, Fridays monthly, 6:30-9:30pm

This is a fun and stress-free opportunity for the whole family to learn more about clay.  Each session will begin with a demonstration of a featured project, then students are free to explore hand building and ‘throwing’ clay on the potter’s wheel. $40/Members, $45/Non-members

Moon_Student print samplesPrint & Sip, Fridays monthly, 6:30-9:30pm

Not your run-of-the-mill Paint & Sip Class. This is quality instruction from Leslie Nan Moon while enjoying light snacks & refreshments. All block-printing materials provided. $45/Members, $50/Non-members

SchmittBelovedCollaborative Paint & Sip, July 23, 6:30-9:30pm

Experience the joy of collaborative painting with others as we share refreshments and snacks. Collaborative painting allows you to try new things, step into the unknown, practice non-attachment and letting go, and expand your art as you respond to other’s marks on the canvas. $76/Members, $81/Non-members

generic fused glassFused Glass, November 5, 19 & December 3, 9:30am-12:30pm

Experience glass fusing at one or all 3 of these colorful courses: 12″x12″ platter, a set of appetizer plates or holiday ornaments. Enjoy a fun and creative experience while also crossing a couple of gifts off your list. $45/Members, $50/Non-members

J.McKay Student Beads from Beadmaking ClassGlass Beadmaking, November 5, 10am-2pm

Have fun working with soft glass in a relaxed atmosphere as you are introduced to the beginning techniques of glass beadmaking on a bench mounted torch at Jamie McKay’s studio in Sammamish. $80/Members, $85/Non-members

J.McKay_Intro to Silver FusingSilver Fusing: Silver Bracelet, November 12, 10am-2pm

Create an exquisite fine silver link bracelet featuring a bead dangle and custom clasp. Session starts with torch & studio safety and covers all the tips and techniques needed to fuse fine silver wire at Jamie McKay’s studio in Sammamish. $90/Members, $95/Non-members

JMcKay Glass FlameworkingHoliday Flameworking, November 19, 10am-2pm

Get a jump start on making some fun holiday gifts for friends a family! Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of working borosilicate glass rod on a bench mounted torch to create unique holiday items at Jamie McKay’s studio in Sammamish. $80/Members, $85/Non-members

Youth

clay hand building imageClub Mud, Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm, ages 10-16

Did you know 1/3 of the earth is formed from dirt? Join instructor Cyndi Moring for Club Mud and turn dirt into pottery. You’ll learn techniques for hand building and  applying glazes, while creating architectural, sculptural and functional pieces. $140/Members, $150/Non-members

EktaGuptaColored Pencil, Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm, ages 11-17

Remember the joy of opening a new box of color pencils? The possibilities seemed endless. Come relive that feeling this summer. Spend your Thursdays learning how to use this versatile, portable and easily accessible medium. $60/Members, $65/Non-members

SchmittBelovedMixed Media for Teens, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 4-6pm, 11-17

Each four week series will offer a variety of techniques to create unique and vibrant paintings. Based on Carrie Schmitt’s book, Painted Blossoms: Creating Expressive Flower Art with Mixed Media. $150/Members, $160/Non-members

J.Liekhus_Childrens Art CollageYouth Art Series, Fridays, 4-6pm, 7-16

It’s no secret – kids love art! Painting and drawing stimulate creativity, teach patience through perseverance, and enrich the academic lives of young people. Instructor Jason Liekhus will expose young artists to new theories and concepts. $120/Members, $130/Non-members

Youth Portfolio Night, October date TBD, 6-8pm, free
Summer Camps, MondayFriday, July 11-August 26, ages 7-17

Fourteen different camps to choose from going on now through August 26, $120/Members, $130/Non-membersSummerCampCollage2016

 

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Painting with the Masters Summer Camp

Monday–Friday, 1–4pm, August 1–5 Ages: 7-11

Instructor: Priyanka Parmanand

Painting with the Master Camp imageThis Summer Art Camp “Painting with the Masters” will guide students on an exciting journey of creative discovery. We’ll create fun and innovative art projects inspired by famous master painters including Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, and more. Using famous paintings to understand the artist’s styles, children reproduce their own paintings. These lessons are classic examples of how mixing art history with simple techniques can create the most beautiful works of art that every parent will want to frame!

Each day will emphasize various elements of art. We will work with a wide range of mediums including acrylics, water color, oil pastels, and more. Kids of all experience levels are welcome.Painting with the Masters Image 2

Monday – Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
Tuesday – Monet’s Garden
Wednesday – Georgia O’Keeffe’s Flower
Thursday – Matisse’s Gold Fish
Friday – Picasso’s cubism

Each student needs to wear studio appropriate clothing. 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/nonmember
Prerequisite: None
Levels/Age: All/Ages 7-11
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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Jaipur Printmaking Summer Camp

Monday–Friday, 1–4pm, August 8–12
Ages: 711

Instructor: Priyanka Parmanand

jaipur printmaking summer camp elephantCalling all kids! Come spend the week creating your own designs and printing them on different mediums.Learn to carve your own blocks and how to print your designs successfully. Make greeting cards, print your own scarf or tote bags, make your own designs and print them on your shirt or skirt. How cool is that?!

You’ll have the chance to carve Indian elephants, make a futuristic design or keep it simple with a flower pattern. We will learn various techniques and make a different project everyday in this Jaipur inspired printmaking summer camp for kids.

blockprintingstock1Each student needs to wear studio appropriate clothing. 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 .

Class Fee: $120/member, $130/nonmember
Prerequisite: None
Levels/Age: All/Ages 7-11
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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Creative Illustration Summer Camp

Monday–Friday
9am–12pm, August 15–19
Ages 11–17

Instructor: Gail Baker

Creative Illustration is for students with active imaginations who like to draw and paint.  We’ll be diving into playful exercises, developing concepts and characters in their environments through illustration.
ColorIllustration2Basic design principles and color exploration set the foundation for your finished work. This is an expressive arts class. We play with tools and discover what works for each of us individually. No experience necessary.

Gail Baker is a professional artist. She received her MA from the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology in 2000 in Psychology with an emphasis on creative expression, learning styles and multiple intelligences. Gail has taught children and adults in private and public settings in Washington and Alaska for 28 years.

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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Sculpture & Recycled Art Camp

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Lion from 2015 Fantastic Fly-In

Monday–Friday
1–4pm Aug 2226
Ages: 11-17

Instructor: Rebecca Morrissey

Let’s get together and make art! In this camp you’ll learn to create the framework for sculptures of all sizes, how to support the “skin” for your final design and ways in which sculpture can express creativity not possible in two dimensional media.

Make salmon to float in a crowd. Create a fantastical cardboard creature from your imagination. This course will also touch on creating wearable sculpture pieces “Carnivale” style. Recycled materials will be a large part of this course along with the study of movement in art.

Rebecca Morrissey is the Education and Community Program Manager at artEAST. This camp is designed to be a catalyst for community building through art. Volunteers are welcome to help facilitate this camp. Email education@arteast.org to volunteer. Please note: a background check will be required for all volunteers interested in working with youth at artEAST.

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Salmon Days Puppet

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

Papier Mache “Clay” Recipe:
5 egg cartons
1 large glossy magazine
water, Wood Glue or PVA Glue

Tear the magazine and egg cartons into 1 inch pieces, mix well and soak in water over night. Strain, leaving some of the water behind and blend with a stand mixer (if you have one or a hand mixer if not). You can use a drill with a special mixing bit but it isn’t required. Make sure not to over fill the bowl when mixing, you need room to mash the “clay” into pulp.

At this point you can store the clay mixture by squeezing out the the excess water and letting it dry. I used cheesecloth to really dry out the mixture and formed balls for future use.

When you are ready to create with your Papier Mache Clay, simply add a glue and water solution to reach a desired consistency. I used 1 part glue to 2 parts water. Start with a little and add as you mix. Have fun!

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: Community Wanderings

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July 8–September 8, 2016, Blakely Hall
Opening Reception Thursday, July 14, 6–7:30 pm

Curated by Monique Catino and Anna Macrae

artEAST and the Issaquah Highlands Photography Club have joined forces to bring you an exhibition highlighting travel photography: Community Wanderings This diverse theme focuses on distant, exotic places as well as the everyday beauty in our own communities.

Each photographer has brought their own perspective to this show, whether through a focus on texture, composition, the play of light and shadow, or the abstraction of detail. The intention is that these images will give the viewer pause to reflect on the uniqueness and the beauty of the world we live in.

The Issaquah Highlands Photography Club (IHPC) is a dynamic group of photography enthusiasts who meet the third Saturday of every month at Blakely Hall, in the Issaquah Highlands. The IHPC offers monthly themes, guest speakers, and opportunities to share and discuss photography. An online community keeps the conversation going throughout the month.

Meetings are open to everyone, even if you don’t live in the Issaquah Highlands. If you don’t feel like attending the meetings, you can still join the IHPC group on Flickr, where you can share your photos, comment on others’ work, and get news about upcoming themes and speakers.

Whether you’re snapping shots in Instagram on your iPhone, traveling with a pocket sized “point-n-shoot”, or composing a complicated image in your dSLR, IHPC will have something for you.

Exhibiting Artists

Yana Alentyeva, Monique Catino, Steve Gaidos, Beverly Hanson, Brenda Hartman, Cathy Loftus, Heather Moffat, Scott Moffat, Rajesh Nanoo, CiCi Nwude, Jason Racey, Janani Vaidyanathan, Season Yoshida

 

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Summer Camps at artEAST

LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW in our Art Camps for kids ages 7-17 this July & August at artEAST in downtown Issaquah. Morning & afternoon camps available in printmaking, mixed media, colored pencil, ceramics, digital, sculpture & recycled arts:

Aug 1-5 (ages 7-11)
AM Muddy Buddies Clay Camp get dirty making 3-D art in this messy
& imaginative clay camp for kids
PM Painting with the Masters learn to paint like Monet, Matisse,
O’Keefe, Van Gogh & more

G.Baker_Jumping-mixed mediaAug 8-12 (ages 7-11)
AM Mixed Media Youth Camp mix it up with different media in this class
for art lovers of all mediums
PM Jaipur Printmaking Camp learn the art of Jaipur printmaking
on paper, fabric & more

Aug 15-19 (ages 11-17)
AM Creative Illustration Camp become an illustrator of your own stories,
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PM Paper Mache Mask Making Camp explore the world around you
& use it to create your own paper mache headdress

Aug 22-26 (ages 11-17)
AM Colored Pencil Drawing Camp experience the joy of creating with
Fantastic Lioncolored pencils as you learn to draw what you see
PM Sculpture & Recycled Art Camp collaborate to create large scale
sculptures with recycled materials

 

Register Here

All camps are $120/members and $130/nonmembers, $10 optional lunch bunch available between camps. Space is limited so please register early.

 

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