Category Archive: Open Studio Workshops

Classes held on a recurring, sometimes drop-in basis, with minimal instruction

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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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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artEAST Studio Group

Mondays 7–9:30pm or Wednesdays 12:30–3pm, January 24–June 26 (monthly enrollment)

Coordinators: Ellen Borison and Cynthia Hall

Members only. Artists of all levels welcome.

If you are a member committed to growing as an artist then engage with your peers in one of our weekly studio groups and be part of this supportive and inclusive group.


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Print Night Out

Fridays, 6:30–9:30pm March 10, April 14, May 12 or June 9

Instructor: Leslie Nan Moon

Not your run-of-the-mill Paint & Sip Class. This is quality block printing instruction from Leslie Nan Moon while enjoying light snacks & refreshments. All materials provided. Perfect for a date night or fun with friends. Celebrate a relaxing Friday …

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Creative Clay Exploration: a Facilitated Ceramics Studio

Fridays, 6:30–9:30pm January 20, February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26 or June 23

Instructor: Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger

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 …

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iPad Art Night

Saturday, March 11, 6:30–9pm 

Instructor: Pamela Holderman

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.

This class is designed for beginners and traditional artists looking to expand their abilities while still having …

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Figure Drawing Open Studio

Mondays, September 12–December 19, 9:30am–11:30am (short pose), 12–2pm (long pose) No sessions October 10 (14 weeks)

Coordinators: Ellen Borison & Lee Berry

These open model sessions offer participants the opportunity to practice drawing from the nude model without instruction. For the morning short pose session, the first hour will typically be spent on 1, 2, and 5 …

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Evening Figure Drawing Open Studio

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22 & December 13, 7–9:30pm (7 sessions)

Facilitator: Ellen Borison

This will be a mixed session, consisting of both nude and clothed, short and longer narrative poses, suitable for gesture painting as well as drawing.

Some figure drawing experience is helpful. …

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