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Unlock your "inner artist" by exploring a wide variety of drawing and painting media and methods.
 
Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and a variety of techniques make acrylics a versatile, creative medium. Learn about color, value, composition, lighting, perspective, realism, impressionism, and 3-dimensionality. Students will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects. Class will also cover alternative techniques such as impasto, glazing, washes, dripping, dry-brush, and scraffito.  Here's a link to the supply list.

Start date: 04/08/2017

Class Fee:: $199.00

Materials Fee:: $0.00

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Drawing skills are essential for all types of artistic endeavors. Develop a rich depth of drawing skills by taking the Series, which includes Part 1 and Part 2. Click here for a supply list.

Start date: 04/08/2017

Class Fee:: $199.00

Materials Fee:: $0.00

Call   206-934-5339 to register
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Learn the painting basics: color, value, lighting, drawing, and proportion. Class covers basic brush handling techniques (blending, wet brush, dry brush, stippling) and how to draw a variety of subjects following step-by-step demos, including still lifes, birds, flowers, trees, and more. Click here for the supply list.

Start date: 04/08/17

End date: 05/06/17

5 sessions.

Weekly - Sat 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (4/8/2017-5/6/2017)

Instructor : Peter Barth 

Room :  CEC 102

Class Fee: $109.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Learn to paint a variety of new subjects including animals, landscapes, plant life, houses, buildings, and more. Review painting basics such as color, value, lighting, proportion, and learn a variety of new brush handling techniques: impasto, glazing, washes, and sponging. Click here for the supply list.

Start date: 05/13/17

End date: 06/17/17

5 sessions.

Weekly - Sat 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (5/13/2017-6/17/2017)

Instructor : Peter Barth 

Room :  CEC 101

Class Fee: $115.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Capture the beauty of plant life utilizing a variety of drawing and painting techniques. Learn a range of expressive and playful approaches to botanical illustration with step-by-step instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience, gaining the foundation you need to draw any botanical subject you like. Class is open to all levels of experience. Click here for the supply list. (No class 5/29) Call 206.934.5339 to register two or more people at the Friends Rate of $102.50 each.

Start date: 05/15/17

End date: 06/19/17

5 sessions.

Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (5/15/2017-6/19/2017)

Instructor : Peter Barth 

Room :  CEC 101

Class Fee: $109.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Learn to draw the basics, including highlights, shadows, details, and textures. You will also learn to draw a variety of exciting subjects in a series of step-by-step demos including still lives, animals, flowers, trees, and more. Drawing is applicable to all types of artistic endeavors. Click here for the suppy list.

Start date: 04/08/17

End date: 05/06/17

5 sessions.

Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4/8/2017-5/6/2017)

Instructor : Peter Barth 

Room :  CEC 102

Class Fee: $109.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: Supply list link in class description.

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Part 2 covers a variety of drawing skills and adds fascinating new techniques to your drawing repertoire! These include: drawing from still lifes and animal sculptures, capturing lighting and 3-dimensionality, the basics of perspective, how to draw gesture drawings of people and animals in motion, portraits and caricatures, and more! Take your drawing skills to a new level! Call 206.934.5339 to register two or more people at the Friends Rate  of $102.50 each. Click here for the supply list. (No class 5/27)

Start date: 05/13/17

End date: 06/17/17

5 sessions.

Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (5/13/2017-6/17/2017)

Instructor : Peter Barth 

Room :  CEC 101

Class Fee: $109.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: Supply list link in class description



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Explore creative forms of self-expression through the flowing techniques of Sumi painting in this class for beginning and continuing students. Class content is designed to suit each student's level of experience. Sumi (black ink) will be the primary medium used, with opportunities to work in color. Work with traditional tools, materials, brush methods, and approaches to subject matter, simplifying visual elements with minimal brush strokes to express your individual interpretation. (No class 5/16)

Start date: 05/02/17

End date: 06/13/17

6 sessions.

Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (5/2/2017-6/13/2017)

Instructor : Lois Yoshida 

Room :  CEC 102

Class Fee: $125.00

Materials Fee: $10.00

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Learn to paint landscape subjects using brush and ink on rice paper. This class is ideal for the first-time painter or for those looking to refine their skills, and offers step-by-step, hands-on instruction. Traditional sumi painting techniques will include spontaneous brushwork and washes. Discover the elements necessary to create a landscape painting in the sumi style with mountains, trees, and mist.

Start date: 05/07/17

End date: 05/07/17

1 session

Weekly - Sun 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (5/7/2017-5/7/2017)

Instructor : Lois Yoshida 

Room :  CEC 102

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $5.00

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Meg Steele is a certified Zentangle instructor and practitioner who will teach you the basics of the Zentangle Method - an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. This method has received international acclaim for its benefits to mental and physical wellbeing, and its links to Mindfulness and Meditation practices. Many individuals attribute Zentangle to decreased chronic pain, decreased depression, decreased agitation and irritability and increased happiness. Think you're not artistic enough for a drawing class?  Yes you are!  Many "non-creatives" claim Zentangle has brought out their inner artist, and they are no longer intimidated by putting pencil or pen to paper to make the first mark. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. This will be a fun, positive, uplifting learning experience that you will walk away from with a new appreciation for giving yourself the gift of time to let your creativity emerge.  

Start date: 05/06/17

End date: 05/06/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (5/6/2017-5/6/2017)

Instructor : Meg Steele 

Room :  OLY 105

Class Fee: $45.00

Materials Fee: $10.00

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Love watercolors? Pressed for time?  Take the mystery out of the technique and  brush up your skills in a relaxed and friendly setting. You will work from still lifes and study basic and intermediate techniques such as laying washes, pulling out color, and creating an effective composition.  Learn about complementary colors, transparent vs. opaque watercolors, and how to rescue an overworked painting.  Beginning watercolor experience is helpful but not required. Click here for a supply list. Call 206.934.5339 to register two or more people at the Friends Rate of $102.50 each.

Start date: 04/10/17

End date: 05/08/17

5 sessions.

Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (4/10/2017-5/8/2017)

Instructor : Peter Barth 

Room :  LHO 3

Class Fee: $109.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: Supply list link in class description.

Call 206-934-5339 to register


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