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Summer Art Courses for 2017

Get Ready for Sunshine and Summer Art Making at artEAST! We’re rounding out spring at artEAST with beautiful art courses indoors and out! Take a look at our classes designed for your skill and interest level. In addition to nine weeks of Summer Art Camps for youth and teens, artEAST is excited to celebrate summer with special …

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Stretch Your Own Canvas

7pm–9pm, Tuesday, August 22

Facilitator: Susan Walker

Learn to stretch your own canvas and never have to rely on store bought canvas again!

Walk away with your own canvas, gessoed, wired to hang, and ready to paint on. Learn how to stretch your own 12″ x 12″ canvas using stretcher bars from Canada and #12 cotton …

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Plein Air Art at the Historic Shell

10am–1pm, Saturday, July 15

Facilitator: Rebecca Morrissey

Spend your morning relaxing and painting (or drawing) at the little triangle park next to the Historic Shell Station in downtown Issaquah. Light snacks provided. BYO coffee and preferred art supplies. Additional supplies will be on hand if you choose.

artEAST will provide easels, benches and stools …

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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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“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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Spring Art Courses Added at artEAST

From Plein Air to Mother’s Day Portraits, come see what’s new at artEAST.

Spring Felted Eggs Make felted eggs to celebrate the return of life after Winter’s thaw this spring. This drop-in workshop is open to all ages with parental participation as needed. Felting can be messy, please dress accordingly. 11am-1pm Saturday, …

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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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Exploring Light & Shadow in Painting

Saturday, May 6, 10am–12pm (1 session)

Instructor: Diana Grant

This class is about exploring the effect of light and shadows in painting through developing an understanding of the sun’s path, how to make an accurate looking shadow and what color to make the shadow. We will look at the work of contemporary artists and how …

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Oil Painting 6-Week Course

Second session now enrolling: Thursdays, March 2 -April 6, 6:30pm–8:30pm (6 sessions each)

Instructor: Linda Harold

Join Instructor Linda Harold and learn the basic “how-to’s” of oil painting. If you have painted before, join us for a refresher and quickly move on to working at your own pace. We will begin with different types of brushes and …

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Ceramic Wheel Throwing

Saturdays, May 6, 13 & 27, 6–9pm (3 sessions)

Instructor: Shelly Vollstedt

Bring a friend and enjoy 3 weeks of ceramics instruction on the potter’s wheel with instructor Shelly Vollstedt. Students will spend the first two weeks learning to throw pottery and successfully build ceramic pots using the hypnotic and tactile potter’s wheel. You’ll …

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Mono Print Portraits

Sunday, February 19, 1–5pm

Instructor: Gail Baker

Mono print portraits… with mixed media.

In this workshop we begin with Touch Drawing to create several mono print portraits (intuitive, quiet, sensual, slow) on archival tissue paper and rice paper. When these pieces dry (about 1/2 hour) We”ll embellish them with Nupastels, ink, and watercolor …

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Encaustic Collage

Saturday, March 4, 10am–4pm 

Instructor: Deborah Kapoor

Encaustic collage incorporates mixed media between translucent layers of beeswax onto two dimensional supports to create a rich and luminous surface. Bring your own fibrous ephemera such as printed images, old book pages, stencils, etc. to layer between encaustic.

The encaustic process involves heat fusing layers of …

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Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting

Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 10am–4pm (Sold Out) 

Instructor: Jacqui Beck

This two-day workshop will give you a great opportunity to learn many new ways of creating with acrylic paint and mixed media: collaging, stamping, stenciling, using mixed media, and other ways to apply and remove paint. You will learn to create art …

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Painting from the Fire Within

Sunday, March 26, 10am–4pm

Instructor: Gail Baker

Process Painting (Painting from the Fire Within) 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 in the painting process and in life. Paint for …

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Encaustic Sculpture

Saturday & Sunday, June 3–4, 10am–4pm (2 sessions)

Instructor: Deborah Kapoor

This workshop will explore the use of wire and plaster bandage to create simple sculptural forms, and treating the surface in encaustic. The application and heating of wax on a sculptural form as well as burnishing, incising, collaging and transferring onto …

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