Tuesday, September 25, 2012

So Many Choices, So Little Time!

As Fall has arrived in all it's glory it is time to take all the artistic inspiration the season brings and turn it into art!  We have so many great workshops to chose from it is truly hard to decide which ones to sign up for!

So here is a little teaser...

In the medium of Fiber we have ONE space left in Jane Dunnewold's "Complex Cloth" workshop.  If Mixed Media and Fiber are more your cup of tea, Kay Khan will be here in October offering "Quilted Vessels" and Katya Taylor rounds out the fiber slate with "Surface Design Wearable Art". 

Click here to view all these workshops and our 2013 Fiber Slate as well!www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org and click on "Fiber"

If you are a Mixed Media artist then we have four tantilizing options for you to consider....
Danielle Bodine's "Twined Tall Basket"  October 21-22 or
Patty Picco's "Hand Monoprinting" November 8th, 2012 or
Wendy Lee Lynd's "Intuitive Collage Books" November 17th or
Gerald Pike's "Mask Making" November 3rd and 10th

If painting is more your style then consider these five selections!
Frank Webb's "Watercolor" workshop still has a few spaces left, October 1-5
Mitch Albala's "Keys to Landscape" October 19-21
James Moore's "Painting with Intention", Oct 13, 20, 27th

Bobbi Bradley's "Wet on Wet Bob Ross Style" November 3rd AM or PM sessions and November 10th, AM or PM sessions
Deon Matzen's "Color Theory for all Mediums" is also available November 12-16th

Finally, we simply cannot forget PHOTOGRAPHY and we have a stunning way to end fall with
David Cobb's "Columbia River Gorge, October 25-28, 2012

To learn all the details of tuition, supplies fees and to sign up please click below to be directed to our website


Friday, September 21, 2012

Basket Makers Take note!

Danielle Bodine offers "Twined Tall Basket"
October 20-21, 2012 for $255, materials fee of $25

Learn the ancient technique of twining to create contemporary baskets out of a variety of materials. The class will learn various twining techniques on 5-6 foot bamboo or willow spokes. We will be experimenting with a variety of natural and manufactured weaving materials. Collaging with mulberry papers, stamp printing, painting, using dyes, and embellishing will all be explored. Danielle will bring samples and books and will give a digital presentation of contemporary basket makers’ works.

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for participants to experiment with a variety of materials to create a unique basket. This is a good workshop for art teachers and artists in all medias.

Two-day workshop – Beginner to Advanced

Friday, September 14, 2012

Enjoy a Fabulous Sunset and Some Art Tonight

How do you honor an iconic Whidbey artist?  You have an exhibition of course!  That is exactly what the family members of Joan Brosnahan are doing tonight and tomorrow and you are invited.  Come to the Pacific NorthWest Art Show this evening from 5-9 p.m. and see the wide range and depth of her work.

All work is for sale. So now is the time to obtain a piece of local history so to speak.  What a great way to honor Joan's memory...

There will be refreshments. We are located at 15 N W Birch Street, Coupeville (located kitty corner from Lind's Pharmacy).

Hope to see you all there....

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

One Year Under Our Belts

                                     students enjoying a reception after class....

Some Words From Your Humble Steward:

Well, it has been a little over a year since I became the Humble Steward of the Coupeville Arts Center dbaThe Pacific NorthWest Art School and so much has happened I wanted to take the time to re-cap the highlights and thank everyone who helped me along in my journey this past year.

It truly does take a village to make things happen, and we are no exception. We cannot even begin to complete our mission of offering exceptional visual arts education to our community and beyond without our "village" of students (who came from as far away as Israel, Kazakhstan, and Singapore), instructors (local, national and international), class assistants, volunteers, and of course our members, patrons and volunteer board members. We thank you one and all!

This past year we kept our pledge of offering free and low cost options to the local community in the form of free lectures and presentations from our visiting faculty (Sam Abell, Eddie Soloway, Robert Stahl, David Julian, Chuck Hindes) as well as two open houses and awarded 14 Youth Art Scholarships this past winter and spring. These are accomplishments we are very proud of.

We also offered, in the off season, Open Studio Sessions at $10 per session, and saw 119 local students pass through our doors to participate in these affordable programs. We took an Art Excursion group to the Gauguin Exhibit, held three Members' Gallery Exhibitions and Sales, and hosted the Juried Art Show as part of the Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival this past August. We partnered with the Boys and Girls Club, Sno -Isle Regional Library, Whidbey General Hospital, and the Oak Harbor Senior Center as well as many other local groups. We did this all with three staff members. We also held all our usual wonderful workshop offerings and watched with delight students honing their skills and taking their art to the next level.

So, if you like what we are doing, please consider showing your support by purchasing tickets and attending our annual fundraiser, Harvest Happening, on September 29th. We count on this fundraiser as it helps sustain us and funds our programs.

If you don't live locally you may still support this event by going online and donating to our annual "Fund The Programs". The Fund the Program Campaign will be accepting donations through December. We are a 501c3 non -profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

We really need Your help at this event, as this is Your art school. Can we count on Your help this September? As always, our doors are always open as are our minds and hearts to your suggestions and comments.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Kumihimo with Wire

Giovanna Imperia , Instructor

September 28-30, 2012
Tuition: $365/Deposit:

In this workshop, students will explore the creative possibilities of kumihimo with wire while working on the equipment of their choice (taka dai, maru dai, kaku dai, disk or square plate). In the process, they will learn the properties of wire and how they can impact a braided structure. Students will learn how to successfully handle wire, how to avoid typical challenges presented by this material, and explore how cores can expand their creative opportunities. Time will be set aside to discuss finishing techniques. Students should have some braiding experience as the workshop is not designed to teach kumihimo.

Material/Supply Fee: $35

go online at www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org to register, or call us toll free at 1 866 678 3396

with Instructor Ray Pfortner

September 26 (Wednesday, 6pm) – September 30 (Sunday, 12noon) Lodging info below.

An absolutely unique opportunity (1) to photograph one of the most beautiful wine regions in the nation at one of the best times of the year; and (2) to learn how to market your results to make a return on all your investments in your photography. Gain special access to shoot the harvest in the rolling Dundee hills plus the transformation of the grapes into wine. When the light is good and the harvest and crushing/fermenting is going on, we will shoot. At other times we will critique the results, discuss likely clients - how to reach them and how to work with them including licensing fees – and of course taste wine.

For all serious photographers who want to do more with your work, no matter what your age, level of experience, or type of camera.

Lodging Info:

Shilo Inns Suites Hotel

501 Sitka Avenue

Newberg OR 97132

503 537 0303

A block of rooms is being held under the "Pacific NorthWest Art School". Please note: these rooms will be released after September 11.