Here are the rest of the listings for my Fall schedule at the Olympia Center through Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation…  City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation,   222 Columbia Street NW,   Olympia, WA  98501  Call 360.753.8380

Finger Painting on the Moon
Ages:  16 and up
Jump start your creative side! Awaken the muse within no matter how dormant you may feel your muse is. With activities designed to lead you gently into a creative space, everyone will enjoy this adventure. We will work with a variety of simple materials and explore how to develop our playful personal voice. The fun projects will help you overcome the fear of the blank page and find ways to start a series or develop a theme. This fun workshop is full of tips and prompts for a creative soul and is a great way begin or for the experienced artist to break out of a rut. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt
Sa           Sep 27                    9:00am-2:00pm                  $39         #1850

Special Effects Watercolor
Ages:  16 and up
Each week you will learn and implement a special effect to your watercolor painting-of-the-class-day. Increase skills and have fun experimenting with salt, wax paper, and more. Participants supply their watercolors and watercolor paper. Supply list will print on registration receipt. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt
Tu           Oct 7-28                                6:00pm-8:00pm                  $45         #1991

Make Art, Make Books
Ages:  16 and up
This hands-on class will focus on combining simple book structures that would be great as holiday gifts! Easy to learn bookmaking such as the Japanese stab binding stitch book will lead students to understand the formal qualities of the book. All supplies included in class fee. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt
Sa           Oct 11                    9:00am-1:00pm                  $35         #1926

Mixed Media Monotype
Ages:  16 and up
Enhance monotypes by incorporating hand stamped elements, decorative papers and various other collage elements into your prints to create beautiful texture and depth. By printing onto lightweight papers, you will layer imagery onto substrate/base paper. No need to have had previous printmaking experience to enjoy exploring a combination of monotype and mixed media elements. All supplies included in class fee. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt
Sa           Oct 25                    9:00am-2:00pm                  $39         #1907

Holiday Art Cards
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 simple transfer, painting and collage techniques can lead to surprising and beautiful holiday greeting cards. Participants should bring blank note card/envelopes. Instructor: Elllen Miffitt
Sa           Nov 8                     9:00am-2:00pm                  $35         #1942

Holiday Block Print Cards
Ages:  16 and up
Learn techniques for the relief printmaking process using the flexibility and ease of a linoleum type material (soft Kut). Block printing is a simple technique of carving into the surface using special tools to make a relief design that is then inked and printed for cards. This process is an excellent way of producing simple line designs. Instructor will provide many sample designs or students can create their own designs for holiday cards. All materials and supplies included in class fee. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt
M            Nov 17-24             6:00pm-8:00pm                  $35         #1832

Paint the Holiday,  a Snow Scene – Acrylics
Ages:  16 and up
Come paint a simple landscape featuring a snow scene with step by step instructions. Participants provide their own materials. Materials list will be provided at registration. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt
Tu           Nov 18-25             6:00pm-8:00pm                  $29         #1971

Introduction to Mandalas
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
Sa           Dec 6                      9:00am-2:00pm                  $39         #1949