“I am not what I am, I am what I do with my hands…”Louise Bourgeois
The Imagine Studio, is bubbling with creative artists, working together to make a lovely art studio. Bellingham’s downtown art walk on September 7th, is the next one and…
You’re invited! Join us at the new art studio to see myself and 3 other local artists & artwork. It’s located at D5 Studio 301 West Holly Street - downstairs. We’ll have art on display & for sale, sharing stories, snacks & beverages for our reception.
You can find out more about all the events and art classes on my Instagram/Facebook pages Rachel’s Whimsical Art.
Bellingham SeaFeast is Around the Corner on September 22nd
Handbuilding & Sculpting Ceramics Classes @ Baker Creek Ceramic Studio!
in September & October - Each Class Session is 5 Weeks
Join local ceramic artist, Rachel Simpson, and learn to create your own cake platters and serving dishes in this 5 week class! Class sessions typically begin with a 30 minute demonstration of techniques followed by free time for students to work on their projects. Class will meet from 6:00pm to 8:30pm or from 9:30am - 12:00pm for five weeks (Select which class is best for you). The last gathering will be to pick up your final work. In this class, you will learn to work with slabs and coiling methods. Students will create their own cake plate using any of these methods. Class session is for $165 and the material fee for clay is $30 per bag. Please bring clay tools, a small hand towel and plastic to cover your work in progress. Dress for mess and come ready to have some fun! This is a beginning level class, meant for people new to clay or who only had a few classes, ages 12 and up. Register with Baker Creek: https://shop.bakercreekceramics.com/products/introduction-to-clay-thursdays-9-30-noon-8-slash-16-9-slash-13
Throwing Basics with Rachel @ Baker Creek Ceramics
Join us at Baker Creek Ceramics for this short and exciting throwing experience! This class is for absolute beginners. You will learn the basics in the introductory class. You will practice wedging, centering and throwing clay cylinders and bowls. In week three, you will trim and decorate your pieces. In week four, you will learn how to glaze. Class will meet Wednesdays 6 to 8:30 pm for 4 sessions. Bring your pottery tools, some plastic to cover your work in progress, a small hand towel, dress for mess and be ready for some fun! This is a beginning class, ages 16 and up. Register with Baker Creek: https://shop.bakercreekceramics.com/products/throwing-basics-dec
Ceramic Garden Masks Workshop at Tri-Dee Arts!
215 S. 1st Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273,
September 15th, Saturday, 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Join local ceramic artist Rachel Simpson at Tri-Dee Arts, and create a hanging garden mask, or a nautical mask! Choose to make a classic Green Man mask, Sun/Moon face, or a Nautical themed face with starfish, fish scales, and shapes of shells. Rachel will guide you in sculpting facial features in the right proportions for a realistic mask, or get creative and make it whimsical. Dress for mess and be ready to have some fun with clay! All levels, including teens ages 12 and up with a parent, are welcome. All materials included in class fee. Finished masks will be ready for pickup in 2 weeks. Register with Tri-Dee Arts!
School Arts Enrichment Programs
Thank you for all your enthusiasm for The Arts and keeping it alive within our community!
~ Rachel Simpson
~ Artist, Art Teacher, (K-12)