Nine Lives Studio - Ellen Miffitt
Sumi-e, Collage, Mixed Media, Watercolor Pencil, PMC Jewelry, Block Prints and Art Instruction

Art Instruction

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501    www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit   Call 360.753.8380

 FALL ADULT CLASSES:

 

Beginning Drawing

Type: Standard Activity

Location: Meeting Room 204 at The Olympia Center

Fee: Registration Fee: $69.00 for Customer

6 Week Session

Thu, October 13 - Thu, November 17

Ages:  16 and up

Drawing is practiced observation and the goal of this beginners class is to practice observation through hand eye coordination exercises such as contour and adjusted contour line drawing. Upside down drawings of various images also increase hand eye coordination. Exercises with charcoal or graphite sticks aim to increase the skill of representing value and creating depth in a drawing. No prior art experience is required. Bring a soft pencil (4B is good), graphite stick, an eraser and a sketch pad no smaller than 11" x14" to class. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

4019    Meeting Room 204 at The Olympia Center    6pm to 8pm    Thu, October 13 - Thu, November 17    Th    Miffitt, Ellen

 

Introduction to Mandalas

Type: Standard Activity

Location: Meeting Room 205 at The Olympia Center

Fee: Registration Fee: $35.00 for Customer

Sat, October 15, 2016

Ages:  16 and up

The word "mandala" is a Sanskrit word that is over 2300 years old translated as "circle" or "sacred center." Circular patterns have been used throughout time in many cultures, including the Tibetan and Native American, as tools for centering and healing. In this workshop, we will explore the history of mandala patterns and you will create your own personal mandala, using water color pencil, scrapbook paper and your embellishments (buttons, feathers, shells, etc). This should be a time to let go, play with color and design, and to have fun! Most supplies included in class fee. Suggested embellishment list will print on registration receipt. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

4027    Meeting Room 205 at The Olympia Center    9am to 2pm    Sat, October 15, 2016    Sa    Miffitt, Ellen

Mixed Media Fall Garden Pages Monday October 17 and 24   from 6 to 8pm 2 classes

Create layers of mixed media on journal pages inspired by fall gardens and the Fall Equinox. Using a children’s board book, re-purpose the pages with gesso, acrylic paint, collage, stencils, doodles, words and stamped images to create a one-of-a-kind visual journal. Pages take shape with leaves made from cloth, ephemera and paper napkin collage.

 

It’s an abstracted life Tuesday October 18  to November 15th  from 6 to 8pm 5 classes

Explore the crazy world of abstract art as you learn to use color, shape, line and texture to represent the real world in a unique and creative way. This class provides the opportunity to think outside of your normal acrylic paint box by using a variety of tools and techniques to transform your work from ordinary to extraordinary.

 

Travel Sketching with Watercolor/Pencil

Wednesday October 19 to Nov 2  from 6 to 8pm 3 classes no fee Ages:  16 and up

Ever wonder why we rarely relive our travels through photos? Perhaps because taking a photo requires so little investment of one's attention. Artistic journaling slows your pace, as you observe a scene for at least as long as it takes to sketch it. Journaling is solely for pleasure - it doesn't require that you be an accomplished artist. Regardless of skill level, you'll be amazed how quickly you’re drawing and watercolor skills improve! Supply list available online and at registration.  Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

 

 

Handmade Paper for Embellishing Holiday Projects

Type: Standard Activity

Location: Meeting Room 204 at The Olympia Center

Fee: Registration Fee: $29.00 for Customer

Sat, October 22, 2016

Ages:  16 and up

Not only is making homemade paper a fun experience for you, but it's a good way to recycle waste into wonderful possibilities such as envelopes, greeting cards, artwork and more.  Making paper is a fun way to express your creativity and homemade papers are the perfect additions to holiday greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper and more! A supply list with directions for making a simple mold & deckle and press can be downloaded or mailed with your receipt. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

4023    Meeting Room 204 at The Olympia Center    9am to 1pm    Sat, October 22, 2016    Sa    Miffitt, Ellen

 

Drawing on your iPad

Type: Standard Activity

Location: Meeting Room 204 at The Olympia Center

Fee: Registration Fee: $25.00 for Customer

2 Week Session

Mon, November 7 - Mon, November 14

Ages:  16 and up

Among the many creative apps for iPad's, there is a wonderful portable non messy way of staying creative on the go! Art Set Pro Edition has the feel of using the real materials. It's a great way to plan projects, practice sketching and finish pieces to be used for prints. The app cost is approximately $7 and must be downloaded from the Apple App store prior to class. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

4020    Meeting Room 204 at The Olympia Center    6pm to 8pm    Mon, November 7 - Mon, November 14    M    Miffitt, Ellen

 

Holiday Art Cards

Type: Standard Activity

Location: Meeting Room 204 at The Olympia Center

Fee: Registration Fee: $29.00 for Customer

2 Week Session

Wed, November 9 - Wed, November 16

Ages:  16 and up

For the beginner to experienced student...come make your own holiday greeting cards combining collage, stencils, stamps and simple watercolor/watercolor pencil techniques. Discover how painting and collage techniques can lead to surprising and beautiful holiday greeting cards. Participants should bring blank note card/envelopes. Instructor: Elllen Miffitt

4021    Meeting Room 204 at The Olympia Center    6pm to 8pm    Wed, November 9 - Wed, November 16    W    Miffitt, Ellen

Paper Lanterns for the Holiday Monday November 21 from 6 to 8pm

Don't miss the opportunity to create two paper shades [Push Pin Design & Cut paper lamp] that can be set over a battery operated light or slipped over a jam jar that holds a tea candle. All supplies included in the class fee.