“Art – When it is really doing what it should do – teaches abstract thinking; it teaches teamwork; it teaches people to actually think about things that they cannot see.” —Bill T. Jones
Allied Arts 7th Annual RARE show - April 2019
Call to Artists! Pride Art & Dragtopia All-ages Variety Show!
Submissions Due Thursday, May 30, 2019 by 5pm
We’re happy to announce that this will be our first Pride event for the Sylvia Center! This is our first Sylvia Center Dragtopia & Variety Show for All Ages! The Juried Art Show will feature artists that focus on the inclusion, awareness, support, and acceptance of the LGBTTQQIAAP & Queer community, and can include any of the following with this theme in mind - pride, family, equality, transformation, community, & love. The art show will be held during the Bellingham downtown art walk on July 5th. There’s also a Dragtopia & Variety Show for All Ages – performance on Wednesday, July 10th, 7:30pm with auditions in May, TBD.
This show also promotes art organizations and facilities that incorporate inclusion and community for all genders, race, creed, religion, race, and backgrounds, in their facilities and programs. This will be the first Sylvia Pride event and will provide an entertaining array of events, such as Dragtopia & Variety Show for all ages on Wednesday, July 10th, raising funds for the Queer Youth Project with Northwest Youth Services, as well as hosting a strong program of educational workshops, speakers, panel discussions, and exhibit.
We invite Exhibiting artists, Performers, Presenters & Class Instructors with a passion for art created with the Queer & Pride theme to become a part of the first Pride event for Sylvia Center for the Arts. Attendees are inspired to take home innovative ideas that recognize the value of an all-inclusive group who support the Queer community.
To participate, email Sylviaprideshow@gmail.com , and fill out the application that’s sent to you for the Juried Art Show, and/or Presenters, Performers for the Dragtopia Variety Show for all ages. Applications are due on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 by 5pm. For more information contact: Pride Art Show Coordinators at Sylviaprideshow@gmail.com.
Kids Art: Summer Art Camps in June & July are happening!
Pirates & Mermaids Camp & Run Away to the Circus Camp
Art Teacher: Rachel Simpson
Dance Teacher: Patricia Grace
Unique Technique Dance Studio (Register with UTD)
3815 Bakerview Spur #1, Bellingham, WA 98226
Ages 6-12 years.
Pirates & Mermaids - June 24th - 28th, Mon-Fri, 9:00AM - 3:30PM, and
Run Away to the Circus - July 8th - 12th, Mon-Fri, 9:00AM - 3:30PM
In these two kids summer camps, you'll be a part of both Dance and Visual Art camps each day! We will also have fun games and a lunch break between 12:00-12:30PM every day. Lunch is not provided, so we ask that you pack and bring both a lunch, beverage, water bottle, and dress for mess!
Art Projects:Pirate/Mermaid Camp: Glowing Marine-Life Painting, Drawing Shells, Skulls & Games, Art with Movement & Music, Build a Mermaid & Pirate, Create a Treasure Chest, an Octopus & a Pirate Ship! The last day is a themed costume party with art show & dance performance for kids & families!
Run Away to the Circus Camp: Experiment with Art, Painting/Drawing Circus Animals - Elephants, Zebras, Bears, Giraffes, Seals, Lions, & Tigers, Mixed-Media Art of Circus Dogs in Silly Costumes, Delicate Dancers, Make a Mysterious Mask, & Trapeze Artists Collide! The last day is a themed costume party, with art show & dance performance for kids & families!
Art Class: Da Vinci’s Heart Pounding Studies in April @MoNA!
Art Teacher: Rachel Simpson
Museum of Northwest Art, (Register with MoNA)
121 South First Street, La Connor, WA 98257, (360) 466-4446
Ages 8 - 12 years and Adults
April 20th, Saturday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Heart Pounding Studies Class: Layering Authentic Scientific Illustration with the Emotional & Expressive Heart
Let’s study the science behind the function of the human heart, the details of how DaVinci studied an oxen heart & learn how to recreate a sculpture of a heart with clay & beeswax! We’ll also follow the intense curiosity of Leonardo and sketch onto paper, the outside of the heart, the inner chambers of the anatomical heart, with many references and techniques of the Renaissance Art. During this process, we’ll make our own quill pens with feathers, make egg tempera paints with eggs, use dip pens & nibs with ink, use watercolor paints for washes, and even use some fine Sharpies.
Next, the students will get to reveal their inner expressive heart by using a second drawing of the 4 chambers which are representations of different kinds of things that each one of us holds close to our hearts. For example; chamber 1 – Love, chamber 2 – Family, chamber 3 – Art, chamber 4 – Nature. What do you hold close to your heart?
Art Education & More!
Additionally, you can find out more about all the fun art events and art classes on my Instagram/Facebook pages Rachel’s Whimsical Art.
Thank you for all your enthusiasm for The Arts and keeping it alive within our community!
~ Rachel Simpson
~ Artist, Art Teacher, (K-12)