Aside from teaching at BAAY, I've also been doing a few fine arts classes at Jansen Art Center (JAC), in Lynden, WA since this summer. They have been trying to work with me to fill the art classes that we've worked on together, and a few have filled, but it is not the same kind of classes - as they are an art center that allows the public to register for classes at their center & not at the schools. It is a beautiful location with a cafe, art exhibits, 6 different art studios for all kinds of art ranging from painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry-making, dance, music, and textiles.
In addition to JAC, I'm going to have some future art classes to teach at Whatcom Community College (WCC), as a part of their Community Ed Art classes this winter quarter. To be an art teacher at WCC has been a goal of mine, ever since I was a student there. I've always loved that community college, the helpful professors, guides, advisors, and resources that they give to everyone. I'm super excited to be a part of WCC!
The classes that I will be teaching at WCC are:
Play with Clay: Ceramic Tiles
This hands-on workshop for beginners and novices alike is your chance to make a set of 3-6 decorative ceramic tiles with artist and instructor Rachel Simpson as your guide. All that will be needed is your own imagination as you create your own pattern or picture and learn how to transpose it onto clay. Rachel will teach you various techniques such as making grids in clay, design basics, working with positive and negative space, and glazing your fired tiles. Rachel invites anyone ages 15 and up to join. For class supply list, visit www.whatcomcommunityed.com and click on "Supply Lists & Class Info."
Mixed Media Meets Steampunk
Take a blank canvas and transform it into a creative work of Steampunk altered art! In this hands-on workshop you will create a mixed-media painting while utilizing a variety of techniques such as collage, antiquing, blackened canvas, photo transfers, and the use of found objects on canvas. Your finished painting will reflect an eclectic Steampunk style and you’ll leave with a treasure trove of skills to use on your next project. Prerequisite: a basic background in art. Experience in painting not required. Rachel invites anyone ages 15 and up to join. For class supply list, visit www.whatcomcommunityed.com and click on "Supply Lists & Class Info."
I will have my very first art booth at this event to sell my art, mixed-media, paintings, teacups, mermaids, prints in mats, and my book art! There will be over a hundred different artists and crafts tables at this event & they are open 7-days-a-week! All ages are welcome.
Cave Painting & Drawing Class
In this 1-day workshop art class, students will learn the history of Cave Paintings, then create their own version of cave paintings with use of recycling old brown paper bags, gesso, acrylic paints, charcoal, chalk & pastels, to draw and paint their marks of animals, people, and hand shapes to resemble the look of a cave wall picture. The use of the elements of art will be incorporated into this art class with use of line, shape, color, form, texture, and space.
I'm now a Teaching Artist at Allied Arts & will be doing a few kids art classes with them! While I have been a volunteer, taught workshops at their RARE event, and a member of Allied Arts, this is a first for me to be a Teaching Artist with them. It has also been on my list of goals as an art teachern Bellingham! I love what they do to help our community with the arts, schools, and artists!