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

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 in Mixed Media, October 29 & 30, 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 fall. 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 Portraits, Mondays 4:!5-6:15, 10-16

Discover the world of mixed media portraits with instructor Charles Morrison. You’ll learn to use pastels, paint, pens pencils and more in a layered portrait class for ages 10–16.

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

Drop-in space now available for the week of August 22–26 at $35 per day.

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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Colored Pencil Drawing Class

Thursdays, 12–1:30pm, September 8–December 22
monthly registration

Instructor: Ekta Gupta

EktaGuptaRemember the joy that a new box of colored pencils filled you with, as a child? Come experience the same thrill while learning additional techniques to use this versatile, portable and easily accessible medium. No drawing experience or expertise necessary.

Each month we will focus on a different theme such as florals, landscapes, still life, portraits, animals, birds, glass, metal, etc., and apply our newly learned skills to it.

See student supply list below. Additional supplies can be purchased as the need arises.

(see supply list below)

Monthly Class Fee: $78/Member, $83/non-Member,
November Class Fee: $60/Member, $65/non-Member
Drop-in Fee: $25/members, $30/nonmembers, call to reserve
Prerequisite: None
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

Session 1 – September 8, 15, 22 & 29
Session 2 – October 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session 3 – November 3, 10 & 17 (3 sessions only)
Session 4 – December 1, 8, 15 & 22

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Supply List

  • Prismacolor Premium colored pencils (12-24 pack)
  • 2B pencil
  • eraser
  • hand-held sharpener
  • kneaded eraser
  • brush (a cosmetic brush will work just fine)
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Zentangle Beyond Basics

Tuesdays, September 13–December 27, 12–2pm
4 sessions each

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…

Students need to bring the Zentangle® Starter Kit they previously received. All materials included in class price.

Class Fee: 4 week series: $172/Member, $182/non-Member per session (materials included)

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

Series 1 – September 13,20, 27 & October 4
Series 2 – October 11, 18, 25 & November 1
Series 3 – November 8, 15, 22 & 29
Series 4 – December 6, 13, 20 & 27

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Club Mud

Tuesdays, 4-6pm, September 13–December 20
(five week sessions)
Ages 10-16

Instructor: Cyndi Moring

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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.

All materials, glazes & firing included. Final pieces will be fired and ready for pick-up 2 weeks after the last class. *Due to the nature of ceramics, there is no guarantee that the work will survive the firing process. Work left for more than four months will be cleaned out.

Cyndi Moring worked as an elementary art teacher in the Issaquah School District for the past 22 years. She integrates the humanities into her art curricula, and builds structure and room for self-expression into every project.

Each student needs to wear studio appropriate clothing.
All materials provided.

Session 1 – September 13, 20, 27, October 4 & 11
Session 2 – October 18, 25, November 1, 8 & 15
Session 3 – November 22, 29, December 6, 13 & 20

Class Fee: $140/members, $150/nonmembers
Prerequisite: none
Levels/Age: All/10–16
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 courses 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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August is for ART

August is for ART at artEAST and all over Issaquah.
Join us for camps classes and free art in the park.

Pop Up Wednesdays

4-7pm every Wednesday in August at Pedestrian Park, join artist Charlie Morrison in creating a community mural for Fantastic Fly-In. Paint your way through canvases of paragliders over Issaquah, corner of Front St and Sunset Way. We provide all the supplies, we need you to provide the hands that paint! All ages welcome.

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

headshotJournaling: an Altered Books Workshop

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

SchmittFloraExpressive Flowers in Mixed Media

August 20 & 21 or October 29 & 30, 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

Summer Camps are in full swing at artEAST

It’s our last week of camps! Drop-in options available.

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

Plus we have Fantastic Fly-In August 26 & 27 and Highlands Day August 27. So come out and make some art this August with artEAST!
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