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Folk Art Dolls
with Karen O’Brien
Sat. 10/19, 1 – 4 pm
In this workshop you will learn primitive doll making techniques to create a simple doll. Karen will share her mixed media tips and techniques to create amazing, whimsical faces using a variety of media.
In this class you will make a simple "stump" doll. The term "stump doll" refers to an early design made from a single continuous shape, often without arms or legs with stitched or drawn features. She will provide a pre-sewn "body," so you can forgo sewing machines and cover each step in creating your doll.
You will cover pattern design, hand sewing, antiquing, clothing, drawing the face and options for adding "ears" for a black cat? - Halloween is just around the corner! No painting or sewing experience is required. This class is for all skill levels.
With Cindy Hernandez
Sat. 10/26, 1-4 pm
Students will create a mini-book and will also receive supplies to make an additional book. These mini-books are ideal for sketchbooks and are made with watercolor paper.
Get Social Media Fit
With Kelli Matthews
Friday, 11/8, 1 – 5 pm
$50 ($40 for non-profits)
Join us for an interaction workshop to build your social media muscles! Building healthy social media for your business or non-profit doesn’t have to take a lot of time. With a good plan, a practical calendar, and some simple tools, you can be social media fit in 10 minutes a day (or less). Learn how!
Kelli Matthews, Sr. Instructor, University of Oregon & Managing Director, Verve Northwest CommunicationsKelli has worked in public relations for nearly two decades. She’s a strategic communications professional with extensive experience providing counsel, researching, planning, implementing and evaluating communication initiatives. Her 15 years of teaching experience at the University of Oregon keeps her on the cutting edge of research and practice. Particular areas of focus include: digital strategy, media relations and crisis communications.
With Corbin Brashear
Saturday, 11/2, 12:30 – 4 pm
Needlefelting is a fun way to create small, soft sculptures out of wool. Corbin will teach you how to create the body shape, then add lots of exciting details. They always come out great. No experience is necessary. All the supplies are provided.
Origami Card Holders
With Linda Dunn
Saturday, 11/9, 1 – 4 pm
Join fabric artist Linda Dunn for a fun filled afternoon learning how to dress up those holiday gift cards with origami card holders using both paper and fabric variations…no sewing required!
Class instruction will walk you through the entire process from paper/fabric selection & preparation to simple origami construction and finally creative embellishing ideas for that artistic touch. The fabric cards holders are very durable, suitable for everyday use and are perfect for credit cards/store cards and business cards.
Class fee includes all material and supplies to complete 2 paper card holders plus 1 fabric card holder. Additional prepared fabric may be available for purchase.
Elements of Art – Space, Balance, & Composition
with Kristen O’Neill
Sat. 11/23, 1 – 4 pm
Part of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
How do artists create space, and use balance and composition in their artwork?
• All materials
• An art history exploration of works that focused on space, balance, & composition
• Art projects to explore all three: space, balance, composition
• Techniques for problem solving works in progress (you can bring in your own work in progress if you want)
• Looking at art in person, with a focus of applying what we have learned
Origami Fabric Boxes
With Linda Dunn
Thursday, 12/5, 1 -4 pm
Fabric artist Linda Dunn returns for another fun filled afternoon creating fabric origami boxes…no sewing required! This class will feature holiday themed boxes which are perfect for gift giving, stowing away small treasures or display as a unique decorating accent.
Class instruction will walk you through the entire process from fabric selection & preparation to simple box construction progressing to more complex variations and finally creative embellishing ideas for that artistic touch.
Class fee includes all material and supplies to complete paper “mock ups” plus 1 fabric box. Additional prepared fabric sets will be available for purchase.
Elements of Art – Emphasis & Movement
With Kristen O’Neill
Sat. 12/7, 1 -4 pm
Final class of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
Emphasis and movement can be key elements of art that help create interest and drama. Explore this concept in an art history presentation and learn how to:
• Create a strong center of interest or focal point
• Move the viewers eye through a piece in the way
• Explore the illusion of action
• Create a suspenseful moment and how to have use tension in your composition.
• Finish a piece with intention