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



Art Journaling

Ages: 16 and up

Art journaling is a safe space to play, to practice, to see what kind of art YOU like to make, and to experiment with using art supplies in new ways. An art journal is the ultimate place to turn the page for a fresh start. Please see required supply list upon registration. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Sa           Jun 16                       9 AM-1 PM                $35         #5891

Summer camps


Draw Your Own Comic Book

Ages: 8-12

Design characters by starting with doodles and bringing them to finished drawings! Learn exercises to develop your ideas into storylines, which then become character studies for your comics. Get the ideas out of your head and into reality through basic drawing, sequencing, writing, production, and character development. Bring drawing pad, pencils, and erasers. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt. Staff to camper ratio is 1:12.

M-F        Jun 25-29      1 PM-2:30 PM                         $49         #5608

M-F        Aug 6-10        1 PM-2:30 PM                         $49         #5615



Fantasy Fun

Ages: 8-12

Use your imagination or take inspiration from fantasy stories to build artistic skills. You'll draw, paint, & sculpt to create a realm where woodland animals talk and mythical creatures like fairies, chimeras, and dragons roam. All supplies provided. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt. Staff to camper ratio is 1:12.

M-F        Jul 9-13      1 PM-2:30 PM             $59         #5610



Art Discovery Sampler

Ages: 8-12

Draw your favorite animals, characters, still lifes, vehicles, and more, while learning basic art elements like line, shape, texture, color, value, & space. You'll develop drawing & painting skills within a theme, while also encouraging individual creativity. You'll work with your vision to create a unique final piece. All supplies provided. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt. Staff to camper ratio is 1:12.

M-F        Jul 16-20     1 PM-2:30 PM            $59         #5612



Art in the Middle Ages

Ages: 8-12

Step back in time to imagine epic battles and
tournaments, royal feasts, and knights of the
realm! Legends of Medieval times will come to
life through the creation of a coat of arms, illuminated page, gargoyle sculpture, simple woven tapestry, and faux stained glass. All supplies provided. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt. Staff to camper ratio is 1:12.

M-F        Aug 13-17    1 PM-2:30 PM           $59         #5619



Explorations in Watercolor Textures and Techniques

Ages: 12-16

We will explore 25+ techniques for achieving textures and special effects in your watercolors. Some techniques include: colored pencils in the wash, ink line, markers, salt, wax paper, crayon, and other materials with the washes, both while wet and when dry. After making a reference sampler, you will complete paintings combining 5 or 6 different techniques. All supplies provided. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt. Staff to camper ratio is 1:12.

M-F        Jun 25-29      9 AM-Noon              $109       #5607



Manga

Ages: 12-16

Come share your skills with other fans of anime and manga. In Japan, people of all ages read manga. You'll practice basic drawing skills to develop your characters and a storyline in black and white manga style. Illustrate your action-adventure, comedy, or fantasy writing in a single episode - to be continued in the next issue or collection of your stories. Please bring a sketchbook and pencils to camp. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt. Staff to camper ratio is 1:12.

M-F        Jul 9-13      9 AM-Noon  $89         #5609



Recycled Art (Collage/Mixed Media)

Ages: 12-16

Create a series of collages using a variety of materials - this is recycled art at its best! Come prepared to learn the basics of collage, materials, and techniques. We'll emphasize fun - collage is a spontaneous art! Working with miscellaneous materials and found objects is like putting a puzzle together. All supplies provided.

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt. Staff to camper ratio is 1:12.

M-F        Jul 23-27       9 AM-Noon              $109       #5613



Pen, Brush & Ink Drawing

Ages: 12-16

Learn to use dip pens, brush pens, inking brushes, felt tip pens, and calligraphy pens to create striking high-contrast images. You'll also learn how to do feathering, hatching, cross-hatching, and more. All supplies provided. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt. Staff to camper ratio is 1:12.

M-F        Aug 6-10      9 AM-Noon $109       #5614



FUNdamentals of Acrylics

Ages: 12-16

Acrylics are one of the most versatile art media! Bright colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make it a boundless, creative choice. Get one-on-one support to take your creative ideas from beginning to end. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects - bring ideas with you! We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective and delve into alternative techniques like washes, layering, dripping, sponging, spraying, texture, and collage. All supplies provided. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt. Staff to camper ratio is 1:12.

M-F        Aug 13-17      9 AM-Noon             $109       #5616



Sketchbook Drawing

Ages: 12-16

Comprehensive drawing skills are taught in conjunction with your selected subject interest. You will have the opportunity to design long-term projects, while also being taught the skills needed to express yourself visually. Drawing exercises include: upside down drawing, contour & gesture, value scale & blending, and using a basic unit & sighting. You will use a variety of media, including graphite/pencil, charcoal, pastels, pen & ink, colored pencils, and watercolor pencils to develop your unique style of illustration. All supplies provided. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt. Staff to camper ratio is 1:12.

M-F        Aug 20-24      9 AM-Noon             $109       #5617