Summer Workshops 2013
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Demystifying the Drawn Image

Instructor:  Natalie Dotzauer
Sat & Sun,  June 8 & 9,  9am-4pm

Fee: $160 + no materials fee

Workshop Description
The greatest hurdle to overcome in drawing from your own observation is the mind’s eye! Learn to let go! This workshop focuses on the meditative nature of observational drawing. You will explore the techniques of gesture sketching, observational drawing and compositional strategies to better understand the objects of our everyday. We will experiment with a mixture of drawing materials and tools to develop a unique picture. All levels, no experience required, just an open mind.

Supplies: List sent on registration.
Skill level: All skill levels welcome.
Class size: Limit 20.

Dotzauer
Chicken Scratch by Natalie Dotzauer

Clay Bells Ring

Instructor:   Rachel Dorn

Sat,  June 15, 1pm - 2:30pm 

Fee: $50 per adult & $25 per child (limit two)

Workshop Description:

Enjoy an afternoon of art and creativity with your kids, grandkids or favorite young person. You will make a working clay bell or rattle of your own design—or families may work together. The complexity of the project can vary, based on the age and skill level of the participants. Rachel has years of experience helping adults and children express themselves with clay. She will help you understand how to successfully build a working bell out of clay and decorate it using clay, tools and added color. The bells will be fired and you may pick up your work at Larson Gallery when it is ready.

 

Supplies: List sent on registration

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 12 adults. (above price includes a materials fee)

 

 

Pepin Wakefield

The Art of Food Presentation

Instructor: Jessica Smith

    

Sun, June 16, 9am - 4pm 

Fee: $80 + $30 materials fee

 

Workshop Description

Food styling and simple plate presentation techniques to impress your most gourmand friends.

Take an ordinary dish and make it extra-ordinary by learning the tools of the trade of Plate Presentation with Chef Jessica Smith. You may also bring your cameras and learn set up and styling for photographing food.

Not only will you learn the art of food presentation but you will also enjoy the fruits of your labors.

Supplies: List sent on registration.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 25.

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Example of Tartlet by Jessica Smith

Intro to Sumi Painting

Instructor:   Lois Yoshida

Sat & Sun,  June 22 & 23,  9am-4pm

Fee: $160  +  $60 materials fee

 

Workshop Description:

You will experience the serenity of expression through the techniques of sumi painting. Explore creative forms of self-expression using sumi (black ink) to interpret images as well as changes in color through tonal value. Introduction to brushwork through studying the Four Paragons, the traditional subjects of bamboo, wild orchid, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom and branch.

Materials fee includes everything you need to complete this workshop with two finished pieces.

 

Supplies: List sent on registration.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 25.

 

Yoshia
Bamboo by Lois Yoshida

Beginning Lampwork

Instructor:   Serena Smith

Saturday  June 29, 9am-4pm

Fee: $90 + $15 materials fee

 

Workshop Description:

You will grow comfortable working with a torch for creating beautiful glass beads suitable for jewelry making. Many more skills will be covered than can be mastered in one weekend, but you will be well on your way toward creating your own unique glass bead designs.

Materials fee is for a kit you will be able to use in the workshop and take home as you continue working on your own.

 

Supplies: Wear cotton clothing, closed toe shoes and sunglasses.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 10

 

Smith
Garden Bead by Serena Smith

Printmaking Workshop

 Instructor:  Gloria Gonzáles García

Sat & Sun, July 13 & 14, 9am-4pm

Fee: $160 + $20 materials fee

 

Workshop Description:

Discover and explore printmaking, creating monoprints using additive and subtractive techniques on YVCC DoVA’s new, state of the art etching press. You will also learn viscosity and registration methods. Workshop will focus on using oil-based inks, but water-based inks will also be available. This is also an opportunity for advanced students to bring prepared relief or etched plates to proof and print. Gloria is a visual artist from Yakima and is a rostered Teaching Artist with the Washington State Arts Commission’s Arts-In-Education Program.

 

Supplies: List sent on registration.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 20.

Smith
Shimmer by Gloria Gonzáles García

Watercolor Techniques

Instructor:   Steve Henderson

Sat & Sun,  July 20 & 21, 9am-4pm

Fee: $200        no materials fee

Workshop Description:

Steve Henderson’s eye for color causes his paintings to jump out at the viewer. Achieving this high emotional realism without garishness takes a combination of boldness and discipline, thoughtfulness and audacity. In this watercolor workshop, Steve will discuss and demonstrate how to incorporate rich, vibrant color onto paper.

 

Supplies: List sent on registration.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 18.

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Untitled by Steve Henderson

Suminagashi

Instructor:  Joan CawleyCrane

Sat. July 27 , 9am-4pm

Fee: $80 + $25 materials fee

Workshop Description:

Suminagashi means “floating ink” and is the art of creating Japanese marbled paper. It is a zen process of floating sumi ink and paint on clear water. The design is manipulated by your breath and floated onto and absorbed into Japanese waterleaf paper. The finished paper has all kinds of wonderful uses.

You will prepare the Japanese inks and float them on clear water - producing patterns of great fluidity and infinite variety.

Supplies: List sent on registration.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 14.

CawleyCrane
Example of Suminagashi Paper

Book Sewing Forms

Instructor:  Joan CawleyCrane

Sun. July 28, 9am-4pm

Fee: $80 + $25 materials fee

Workshop Description:

You will learn many of the elements of bookbinding, from “simple” flexible paper covers to protective board covers and from sewn single signatures, to more elaborate multi-signature sewn books.

You will also learn techniques that will allow you to make your books function as you want them to.

 

Supplies: List sent on registration.

Skill level: All skill levels welcome. 

Class size: Limit 14.

 

Cawley Crane
Daily Log (detail) by Joan CawleyCrane