Spokane Art School Summer Classes
Get creative this summer and attend one or more of our summer classes! Options include, Acrylic Painting: In this class students will be introduced to the highly forgiving, versatile medium of acrylic paint. For high school and adult students. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., June 28, July 5, 12 and 19. $80; The Art and Science of Color: Based on Johannes Itten’s “Elements of Color” we will focus on the “Seven Contrasts of Hue” approach to develop and enhance our understanding of color. This class does not rely on drawing skills, but will focus purely on color, mixing and developing color harmony. For students ages teen to adult. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 10, and 17. $120; Charm Bracelet: Create a sparking charm bracelet in this fun class using rainbow moonstone beads, shimmering crystals, freshwater pearls and antique silver charms. Learn jewelry making basics, including design considerations, tool use, assembly techniques and professional finishing methods. For students ages 12 and older. July 25, 5-9 p.m. $40 + $30 lab fee; Etched Metal Book: Create a small personal journal filled with beautiful pages. Learn the basics of acid etching to transform metal. Design and etch brass book covers. Make embellished pages to fill the book. Assemble the book and adorn it with charms. Students must bring work apron and glasses. For students ages 16 and older. July 15, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. $60 + $50 lab fee; Handbuilding: Students will learn about the clay process of handbuilding and glazing in Liz Bishop’s studio. For ages 10 and older. June 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $100 + $35 supply fee; Painting in Oil with Jery Haworth: This class will help students better understand the process of painting with oils and the various mediums used to thin or thicken, speed drying time and preserve the painting. Working from a class still life or image of choice, students will receive instruction in composition, color, perspective and proportion as well as instruction with a focus on “individual” style. For students ages teen to adult. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon, July 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, and 18. $120; Pen and Ink Drawing - Beginning: Basic instruction on equipment (pen types and papers), on tool use and maintenance, differences in drawing styles, exploration of individual drawing styles. Using lots of various exercises and practice. For students ages 12 and older. Mondays, 5-7 p.m., June 26, July 3, 10 and 17. $80; Pen and Ink Drawing - Advanced: This class will continue to improve abilities with pen and ink drawing, using lots of various exercises and practice. We will focus on techniques learned in the basic class; however, the basic class is not a pre-requirement for this class. For students ages 12 and older. Mondays, 3-5 p.m., June 26, July 3, 10 and 17. $80; Pottery Wheel: Students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and the different stages of manipulating clay. For ages 10 and older. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, June 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 26. $100 + $35 supply fee; Russian Impressionistic Portrait Painting: Henry Stinson will lecture on the impressionistic approach, helping you gain a maximum understanding of color and relationships as you develop a solid foundation for creating paintings. For adult students, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., July 8, 15, 22 and 29. $120 + $48 model fee; and Watercolor Painting: This class is a survey of the basic techniques in the luminous medium of transparent watercolor. For high school and adult students. Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., June 28, July 5, 12 and 19. $80. Pre-registration is required for Art School classes; classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be registered only on receipt of payment. Enrollment requirements: 3 students minimum, 12 student maximum (in most cases). Classes with low enrollment are cancelled 48 hours before the class is scheduled to begin.