December 13, 2009
art experiences for youth
• open ended discovery of various mediums, techniques and concepts
• engaging projects seen through from beginning to completion
• exposure to art history and contemporary movements
Next session begins January 29th, 2010.
More information available at STUDIO TIME with Counsel Langley
THIS YEAR GIVE THE GIFT OF ART EXPERIENCE.
SPECIAL SEASONAL DISCOUNTS!
DON’T WAIT – ENDS DEC. 24TH!
3 classes for $39
6 classes for $72
9 classes for $99
Seasonal class punch card comes in the form of a pocket booklet with some cool shapes to color, cut-out or use in a project . . .
Regular rates (after Dec. 24, 2009):
Single class/drop-in rate $15
Half-Pass: 6 classes for $80
Full-Pass: 12 classes for $150
A note about materials: Generally materials and tools are included in the price of the class. Now and then, I may suggest bringing something from home to fit a particular project. And, occasionally there may be a suggested donation of a few dollars if materials for a project run high. I aim to keep costs down, but access to high-quality materials and tools are what make an arts education truly enriching.
CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE:
The following classes are geared for ages 7 through 12. Those 5 and 6 years of age who show particular interest and focus will also benefit. All classes stand alone or can be taken in sequence of 3 or full session of 12.
Who am I? What do others easily see? What do I see?
Jan. 29 Artist’s Journal (2D Focus)
Feb. 5 If I Were a Robot?! (3D Focus)
Feb. 12 Bits-and-Pieces Art Box (Learning from the Masters: Louise Nevelson)
A Sense of Place
Think about a place you like to be—where you feel particularly happy . . . How does the place smell, feel? What sounds do you hear there? What colors do you see? Textures? What is the light like? Why is that place important to you?
Feb. 19 Textured House: A Portrait of My Home (2D Focus)
Feb. 26 A Place to Play (3D Focus)
Mar. 5 NO CLASS
Mar. 12 Scenery Mural (Learning from the Masters: Marc Chagall)
Many artists tell stories—autobiographical, fictional, fantastical—in their work.
Mar. 19 Illustration: Telling a Story (2D Focus)
Mar. 26 Triptych Panel with Story Book Cut-outs (2D Focus)
Apr. 2 Responding to Music (Learning from the Masters: Various Artists)
Spring! What a great time to observe and think about growing things.
Apr. 9 You’ve Discovered an Edible Plant! (2D Focus)
Apr. 16 NO CLASS
Apr. 23 An Island All My Own (3D Focus)
Apr. 30 Spin Garden (Learning from the Masters: Damien Hirst*)
*Hirst deals with many themes and imagery not suitable for the age and scope of this session. This will be a highly edited and age appropriate exposure to the artist; taking inspiration only from his series of spin paintings (the ones with kiddo friendly titles).
Classes are 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Drop-ins are welcome, although class sizes are limited, reserving a spot ahead of time is recommended. To reserve for a particular class, sequence or session email me at email@example.com with your request. You will receive a confirmation when your reservation is set.
December 9, 2009
These images combine the linear symmetry of Rorschach Test inkblots with images that seem to come out of fairy tale realms. Inkblots and fairy tales alike have the quality of shifting depending on the perception of the viewer.
Symmetry entices me, always has, but it leaves me cold when perfect. It is moments of imperfect symmetry, the off-balance within the balance that is rich and intriguing–full of life.
Here be . . . brave princesses, wolves, ice, potions, true love, envy, strange obstacles, conjurers, nymphs, palaces, artful gentlemen, treasures beyond compare, resolve, mythic beasts, challenges, fluid passage of time, honorable princes, escape, foresight, quests, treacherous seas, inconstant fairies, hidden cities, noble reasons to attempt the impossible . . . .
This is a selection of the near 50 images I’ve made so far. The first batch of “images-on-the-house” have gone out — so if you signed up to receive one expect it soon! And, thanks for joining in on the fun.
December 9, 2009
Am letting you know about two especially sparkling opportunities to see art, make a toast or two, give the gift of art and all that sort of thing:
1) Miniature Art IV
Ghost Gallery/Laurie Kearney does it right with her genuine love for miniature art this show is once again spectacular. This year hosted by three venues Mini Art gets big!
Part 1: Stylus, 2321 Second Ave in Belltown, now thru Jan.4th
Part 2: Solo, 200 Roy St in Lower Queen Anne, now thru Jan.4th
Part 3: Gossamer Collective, 1406 18th Ave in the CD, Dec. 11th thru Jan.4th, opening 12/18
2) Home for the Holidays
An intimate holiday sale in Port Townsend featuring gorgeous handmade items from select artisans set to the tune of live piano. Take a seat on a chaise lounge, sip something warming, visit, pick up the perfect gift.
Friday the 18th of December, 4pm to 8pm
832 Willow Street
Port Townsend, WA