Get your art on with the Create and Make Workshop Series

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jealous of all the creative outlets your kids have access to? Wish you could pull up and give way to creative abandon from time to time too? Look no further!! The Create and Make Workshops are here and are guaranteed to be tons of adult-creative fun!

All workshops are $35 each or get a season pass to all 5 workshops for $150,  the fun starts at 6:30pm at 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155 (in the Shoreline Center - Classroom wing). All supplies and materials will be included, so bring yourself (or round up a bunch of friends) and your sense of fun! Love all the workshops? Then don’t miss out: get the season pass for only $150, and get access to all 5 workshops and save money at the same time. Tickets available online

Join us for one of the following workshops and Get Your Art On!!

Tuesday, September 9 or Wednesday, September 10
Drawing in Silverpoint with Susan Jones

In Medieval and Renaissance times, before graphite (“lead”) pencils were available, artists such as Leonardo da Vinci used a piece of silver to sketch in their design for a painting on a canvas or create drawings on prepared papers. Today, you learn to draw with a sterling silver to create distinctive soft marks that warm and darken over time, creating a nature drawing that develops a beautiful patina with age. 

About the Instructor: Susan Jones is a Natural Science illustrator and instructor of botanical illustration at the University of Washington Extension Program.


Tuesday, September 23 or Wednesday, September 24
Sumi Painting with Angie Dixon

Students will learn basic Asian brush and ink techniques to create their own sumi paintings and write their own Haiku poems with brush and ink on rice paper. Angie Dixon will work with students to both write their poems and paint the images to accompany them.

About the Instructor: Angie Dixon attended college at the University of Washington in Seattle and graduated in 1976 with a BFA in sculpture and a BA in art history. In 1984 she traveled to do graduated studies in fine art and art history at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China.


Tuesday, October 7 or Wednesday, October 8
Relief Block Printing with Theresa Neinas

Relief block printing gives individuals a means of expression beyond a single drawing. When an image is transferred onto a block and carved it con be duplicated. In this workshop students will work with small woodblocks, developing an images (or working from a prompt) and carving the block. In the second hour of the class students will print their creations!

About the Instructor: Theresa Neinas is a Seattle, Washington based artist who transplanted from the mid-west at age 19.  That year was a turning point for Theresa as she had to make the choice to stay in Wisconsin or start a new life in Washington…with $200 in her pocket and a one way train ticket it was, at the time, a sound decision.  She started out the first year of her educational journey at Viterbo College in La Crosse, Wisconsin and after years of taking fun classes she finally knocked off the science and math classes she need to receive her BA in Art from the University of Washington in 1990 (To her surprise she enjoyed those classes as well).  Theresa has been doing lino block prints since 1995 (she is self taught in this medium) and has been enjoying its process ever since.


Tuesday, October 21 or Wednesday, October 22
Needle Felting with Erin Nix

A beginner needle felting workshop where participants will learn safety, techniques, and how fun, cheap, and easy of a craft needle felting is to start. Participants will run through common beginner mistakes, tricks to get around them and make your craft flourish, and most importantly spend time jumping right in and trying the process out. Erin Nix will be working with individuals as the group progresses, and will provide handouts on summary topics, as well as lists of places to find materials to continue working in needle felt.

About the instructor: Erin Nix has been needle felting for two years, during that time she has learned the art of needle felting, discovered some of the best materials, and found resources to help learn new techniques. Nix owns and operates “Felted Familiars: Soft. Adorable. Epic.”  A fine art and craft business specializing in custom needle felted animals.


Tuesday, November 4 or Wednesday, November 5
Acrylic ainting with Hester Mallonee

In this workshop students will learn the very core principles of acrylic painting: how to choose canvas shapes and brushes, how to get an exciting composition, how to make the background recede and the foreground come forward, how to get rich shadows and catchy highlights, how to get realistic rocks, grass, and trees, and how to archivally finish the painting. All supplies will be provided, so just come with your creativity! Get tickets for Acrylic Painting here

Got questions?  We got answers! More info available on our website or check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/SLFPAC . Want to talk to a human?  Email Kelly Lie or call the Art Council office at 206-417-4645.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.


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