Category Archive: Workshops

Learning opportunities from working artists

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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“Be Brave, Bold and Quick: Gesture Figure Drawing”

Satruday & Sunday, November 3 & 4, 10am–5pm weekend intensive workshop

Instructor: Barbara Fugate

Gesture drawings capture a sense of the model’s life spirit and action—of how they are, not what they look like. Such a drawing practice teaches us to be more compassionate observers and enthusiastic participants in our drawings.

In this weekend …

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Youth Painting

Wednesdays, beginning October 4–November 8, 2017 4–5:30pm monthly registration Ages 9–12

Instructor: Ashley Richard

Art helps kids to think creatively and gives them an outlet for self expression.

Instructor Ashley Richard will teach students painting techniques and color theory beginning with watercolor painting and moving into various paint styles at each student’s own pace.

This ongoing course allows for each …

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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

Enjoy this summer evening painting watercolor fruits and flowers. One part inspiration and one part instruction, this will not be a usual “follow step by step” class, but relaxing interactive session to encourage artists to develop their own style and techniques. 

Snacks & refreshments provided. No previous art …

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Figure Drawing Open Studio

Mondays, 10am–2pm, 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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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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Dive Into Creativity This Summer!

Summer Art Camps at artEAST We have art camps for kids & teens at artEAST in downtown Issaquah, morning & afternoon options in a variety or art forms.

Note: All camps are $120 for members and $130 for nonmembers. 

June 26–30 (ages 11–17) AM Printmaking Teen Camp Make your mark on the world by …

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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 Class Full 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, …

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Teen Handbuilding Ceramics Summer Camp

Monday–Friday Class Full 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 …

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Teen Multi-Media Drawing Summer Camp

Monday–Friday almost FULL! 1pm–4pm, July 24– July 28 Ages 11-17

Instructor: Benjamin Wills

Drawing skills are the core of any two-dimensional artist’s ability. Whether you’re an experienced artist or novice, this camp will allow you to expand your abilities over the course of the week.

Spend your afternoons drawing in various media, increasing and honing your innate drawing skills. Includes …

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Youth Drawing Summer Camp

Monday–Friday 1pm–4pm, July 31 – August 4 Youth Ages 7–11

Instructor: Ekta Gupta

A whole week filled with cute little animals? Count me in! There will be lions, and tigers and bears, oh my! As well as animals that go quack, moo and baa. And ones that fly, swim and slither. Drawing has never been so …

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