Category Archive: Workshops

Learning opportunities from working artists

Call for July: Teach:LEARN Exhibit

Open Call for Juried Art: Calling all artEAST Students!

artEAST is presenting an exhibition for three weeks in July highlighting artwork inspired by classes at artEAST. This is an opportunity for artEAST students to experience a full jury process and have your work available to sell at artEAST.

In addition to student art, Instructor work will also be on …

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Figure Drawing Night Out

Friday, June 30, 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Eric Swangstu

Figure drawing is a powerful and enjoyable way to express humanity through art. Using pencil, charcoal and pastels, students will be able to sketch the nude model with instruction from Eric Swangstu. Whether you have never sketched figures before of you are a regular at the figure drawing …

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Clay Night Out

Friday, June 23, July 28 or August 25, 6:30-9:30pm

 

Instructor: Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger and Shelly Vollstedt

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 …

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Acrylic Paint Night Out

Friday, August 18, 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Ricco DiStefano

Spend an evening with professional painter Ricco DiStefano learning tips and tricks to to complete your own one of a kind art piece while NOT copying from the masters. Ricco will lead the group in exercises to create a vibrant painting with their own hands. All you need is the …

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“All About Line” Figure Drawing Intensive

Satruday & Sunday, November 3 & 4, 9am–5pm weekend intensive workshop

Instructor: Barbara Fugate

Perhaps the most intimate and direct expression in drawing is Line. Making Lines is a visual language that conveys both emotion and likeness. This class is designed to further your vocabulary in both ways, expressively and visually with a wide …

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Designing for Visual Dialogue

Wednesdays, September 6–November 1, 6:30–8:30pm 8-week course (no class October 18)

Instructor: Pamela Beer

Could your painting compositions use some fresh ideas? This class structure will give you creative confidence, the ability to discern good design, and strong tools for making well-designed abstracts. By the end of class some simple self-critique tools will remove …

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Watercolor Night Out

Friday, August 11, 6:30–8:30pm

Instructor: Priyanka Parmanand

 

This is a fun night out for watercolor lovers of all levels. Join us for light snacks and refreshments as we create beautiful watercolor images with instructor Priyanka Parmanand. She’ll show you ways to loosen up your paint style and express the feeling of summer through …

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Figure Drawing Open Studio

Mondays, 10am–1pm, drop in only ongoing, email to register

 

Coordinators: Ellen Borison & Lee Berry

These open model sessions offer participants the opportunity to practice drawing from the nude model without instruction.

Some prior figure drawing experience is helpful. Participants must supply their own papers and drawing materials. Drawing benches and easels are available for your …

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Plein Air Picnic

Saturday, May 20, 12pm–4pm

Facilitator: Rebecca Morrissey

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon painting at Lake Sammamish State Park. We’ll provide easels, art boards, picnic blankets, al fresco dining and good company for this “plein air” art event. Bring your art supplies of choice and the rest is done for you.

All art mediums welcome! …

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Watercolor Birds

Saturday, May 13, 10am–12pm

Instructor: Priyanka Parmanand

Loosen up your painting style. Learn to be more spontaneous and expressive! This workshop will encourage students to create paintings that are bold and loose. Instructor will use preliminary wet-on-wet technique to paint different birds and feathers which will be demonstrated during the workshop.

The end …

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Enjoy an Evening of Art

Friday and Saturday Nights at artEAST are full of excitement and of course: Art Making!

Join us for one or all of the following classes focusing on quality art instruction in a relaxed atmosphere:

Print Night Out, second Fridays monthly, March 10, April 14, May 12 & June 9, 6:30-9:30pm Quality instruction from …

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Spring Art Courses for 2017

New Courses Added! 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 …

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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

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Adventures in Printmaking Summer Camp

Monday–Friday 9am–12pm, June 26–June 30 Ages 11–17

Instructor: 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 …

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Mixed Media Summer Camp

Monday–Friday 1pm–4pm, June 26 – June 30 Teens Ages 11-17

Instructor: Gail Baker

Explore the 2-D world of paint and color in this fun and creative mixed media summer camp. Discover new techniques for creating paintings using different tools and materials to create your art.

Mixed Media allows you to mix it up: literally! While students experiment with various tools …

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Youth Comicbook Summer Camp

Monday–Friday 9am–12pm, July 5–July 7 (3 days only) Ages 7-11

Instructor: Benjamin Wills

BANG! POW! ZAP! Comics are a central piece of modern art and storytelling. This three day youth camp will equip students with the superpowers necessary to tell a sequential story, bringing their imagination to life in the world of comics!

Campers will work …

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“Anything but the Brush” Summer Camp

Monday–Friday 1pm–4pm, July 17 – July 21 Teens ages 11-17 or Wednesday–Friday 1pm–4pm, July 5– July 7 Youth ages 7-11

Instructor: Benjamin Wills

Splat, smear, poke, rip, smush, dab, destroy, reconstruct. If you were to take away a brush from your process of making, what tools would you use to render your image?

Taking a cue from the …

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Recycled Artist in Residence Summer Camp

Monday–Friday  9am–12pm or 1pm–4pm July 10–July 14 Ages 8-14

Instructor: Gabriele Phillips, Artist in Residence

We are pleased to announce our second Artist in Residence Gabriele Phillips who will be teaching a special camp this summer in conjunction with Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, Recology Cleanscapes and Parkadilly!

Gabi is a Recycled Materials Artist and …

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Teen Illustration Summer Camp

Monday–Friday 9am–12pm, July 17 – July 21 Ages 11-17

Instructor: Benjamin Wills

To illustrate is to exemplify a concept, to make an idea visible to better understand it. Illustration has historically been used as a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process. Illustrations are generally intended for published media, such as …

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Teen Handbuilding Ceramics Summer Camp

Monday–Friday 9am-12pm July 24–28 Ages 11-17

 

Instructor: Sandra Sinanan

Handbuilding is working with clay by hand, using simple tools. Slab, pinch and coil techniques open up an infinite world of creative possibilities and you’ll get great results fast.

You’ll use all three techniques plus learn about glazes and other surface decorations. You’ll complete several …

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