Filtering by: Ellen Miffitt

Beginning Drawing
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Dates and Times: Mar 16, 2016 to Apr 20, 2016 (6 Wednesdays) 6pm to 8pm

Price: $69.00 for Customer

Ages: At least 16 but less than

Spaces: 6 openings remaining

Registration Dates: Standard registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am
Internet registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am

Register: Call or visit Olympia Parks & Rec at 360.753.8380   222 Columbia St NW, Olympiahttps://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksartsrec/Activity_Search/beginning-drawing/2258  

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Beginning Drawing
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Dates and Times: Mar 16, 2016 to Apr 20, 2016 (6 Wednesdays) 6pm to 8pm

Price: $69.00 for Customer

Ages: At least 16 but less than

Spaces: 6 openings remaining

Registration Dates: Standard registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am
Internet registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am

Register: Call or visit Olympia Parks & Rec at 360.753.8380   222 Columbia St NW, Olympiahttps://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksartsrec/Activity_Search/beginning-drawing/2258  

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Beginning Drawing
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Dates and Times: Mar 16, 2016 to Apr 20, 2016 (6 Wednesdays) 6pm to 8pm

Price: $69.00 for Customer

Ages: At least 16 but less than

Spaces: 6 openings remaining

Registration Dates: Standard registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am
Internet registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am

Register: Call or visit Olympia Parks & Rec at 360.753.8380   222 Columbia St NW, Olympiahttps://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksartsrec/Activity_Search/beginning-drawing/2258  

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Beginning Drawing
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Dates and Times: Mar 16, 2016 to Apr 20, 2016 (6 Wednesdays) 6pm to 8pm

Price: $69.00 for Customer

Ages: At least 16 but less than

Spaces: 6 openings remaining

Registration Dates: Standard registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am
Internet registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am

Register: Call or visit Olympia Parks & Rec at 360.753.8380   222 Columbia St NW, Olympiahttps://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksartsrec/Activity_Search/beginning-drawing/2258  

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Beginning Drawing
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Dates and Times: Mar 16, 2016 to Apr 20, 2016 (6 Wednesdays) 6pm to 8pm

Price: $69.00 for Customer

Ages: At least 16 but less than

Spaces: 6 openings remaining

Registration Dates: Standard registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am
Internet registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am

Register: Call or visit Olympia Parks & Rec at 360.753.8380   222 Columbia St NW, Olympiahttps://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksartsrec/Activity_Search/beginning-drawing/2258  

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Beginning Drawing
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Dates and Times: Mar 16, 2016 to Apr 20, 2016 (6 Wednesdays) 6pm to 8pm

Price: $69.00 for Customer

Ages: At least 16 but less than 

Spaces: 6 openings remaining

Registration Dates: Standard registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am
Internet registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am

Register: Call or visit Olympia Parks & Rec at 360.753.8380   222 Columbia St NW, Olympiahttps://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksartsrec/Activity_Search/beginning-drawing/2258  

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Artist Trading Cards
Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

Artist Trading Cards

Instructor:  Ellen Miffitt

Date:  Feb 20, 2016

Time:  9am to Noon

Price: Registration Fee: $25.00 for Customer

Ages: At least 16 but less than 99

Gender: Coed

Spaces: 12 openings remaining

Registration Dates: Standard registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am
Internet registration opens: Dec 7, 2015 8am

https://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksartsrec/Activity_Search/artist-trading-cards/2201

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Zen Ink Camp
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Zen Ink Camp

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Dates:  Monday - Friday / Aug 24-28  -  1:00pm-3:00pm                  

Cost:  $75    All supplies included in class fee     

Ages:  12-16

Calling all artists, doodlers and pen-wielding daydreamers! Using design principles and elements, you will create fun patterns and textures. Finished drawings can be plain black and white or you can add a little color to some or all of your designs. You’ll be surprised at the results! This is a great right brain activity.

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Recycled Art (Collage/Mixed Media)
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Recycled Art (Collage/Mixed Media)

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Cost: $105 

Dates:  Monday - Friday /  Aug 10-14  -   1:00pm-4:00pm   

All supplies provided. 

Ages:  12-16

Join us for this daily camp where you will create a series of collages using a variety of materials - this is recycled art at its best! Come prepared to learn the basics of collage, materials and techniques in a supportive environment. Emphasizing fun - collage is a spontaneous art! Enjoy finding and sort­ing objects, bits and pieces in the most unlikely places and putting a puzzle together. 

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Fantasy Sculpture
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Fantasy Sculpture

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Dates: Monday - Friday / Aug 10-14     9:00am-Noon                     

Cost:   $109       

Ages:  8-12

Create imaginative, playful animals, monsters and masks using self-hardening clay, papier-mache, found objects and other materials. You will learn about form, space and have lots of fun! All supplies included in class fee. 

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Draw Your Own Comic Book
Jul
27
to Jul 31

Draw Your Own Comic Book

In­structor: Ellen Miffitt

Dates:  M-F  -  Jun 15-19   -  9:30am-Noon   &    M-F  -  Jul 27-31    -   9:30am-Noon      

Ages:  8-12

Have you been wondering if you could come up with your own super characters or silly family? Join this class to draw, doodle, and have oodles of creative fun! Learn how to develop your ideas into a story line which then is translated into character studies for your comic strip. Get the ideas out of your head and into reality through basic drawing, sequencing, writing, production and character development techniques. Students should bring a drawing pad, pencils and erasers. 

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Art Sampler
Jun
22
to Jun 26

Art Sampler

Instructor: Ellen Mif­fitt

Cost:  $89

Dates:  M-F        Jun 22-26              1:00pm-3:30pm           

Ages:  8-12

All supplies included in class fee. 

Through the use of paint, pastels, watercolors and other materials, we will explore nature from Aardvarks to Zebras and beyond. You will be guided through step-by-step drawing and painting techniques that include subject development using basic shapes, shading, blending, and the development of an environment/background. 

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Manga
Jun
22
to Jun 26

Manga

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Cost:  $80

Dates:  M-F  - Jun 22-26   -  9:00am-Noon 

Ages:  12-16

Are you a fan of anime and manga? In Japan, people of all ages read manga “whimsical pic­tures.” If you’re interested in learning to draw in black and white manga style - then this is the class for you! Illustrate your action-adventure, comedy, or fantasy writing in a single episode - to be continued in the next issue or collection of stories. Learn basic drawing skills and more that you need to know to develop your characters and storyline. Please bring a sketchbook and pencils to class. 

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Summer Solstice Mandala
Jun
20
9:00 AM09:00

Summer Solstice Mandala

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Cost:  $39

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 oil pastel, colored pencil and collage. Using principles of geometry and symmetry present in nature, along with your own personal creativity, you will come away with new knowledge of yourself. This should be a time to let go, to play with color and design, and to have fun! Some supplies included in class fee. Supply list will print on registration receipt.

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Printing: Linoleum Cut
Jun
15
to Jun 19

Printing: Linoleum Cut

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Ages:  12-16

Dates:  M-F  -   Jun 15-19   -  1:00pm-4:00pm 

Cost:  $109  

All materials and supplies included in class fee. 

Learn techniques for the relief printmaking process using the flexibility and ease of linoleum. A relief is achieved by carving into the surface using special tools to leave raised images. These images are then inked and printed without a press to create a dynamic and textured print that can have many layers and colors. Students have the option of creating a multi-block image or themed cards to exchange with students to complete an edition.

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Draw Your Own Comic Book
Jun
15
to Jun 19

Draw Your Own Comic Book

In­structor: Ellen Miffitt

Dates:   M-F  -  Jun 15-19   -  9:30am-Noon   &    M-F  -  Jul 27-31    -   9:30am-Noon          

Ages:  8-12

Have you been wondering if you could come up with your own super characters or silly family? Join this class to draw, doodle, and have oodles of creative fun! Learn how to develop your ideas into a story line which then is translated into character studies for your comic strip. Get the ideas out of your head and into reality through basic drawing, sequencing, writing, production and character development techniques. Students should bring a drawing pad, pencils and erasers. 

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Travel Sketching with Watercolor/Pencil
Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Travel Sketching with Watercolor/Pencil

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Cost:  $25

Ages:  16 and up

Do you  wonder why we rarely relive our travels through photos? Perhaps because taking a photo requires so little investment of one’s attention. Artistic journaling slows your pace, as you ob­serve a scene for at least as long as it takes to sketch it. Journaling is solely for pleasure - it doesn’t require that you be an accomplished artist. Regardless of skill level, you’ll be amazed how quickly you’re drawing and watercolor skills improve - within hours! We’ll sketch around Olympia’s Percival Landing and by the end of the workshop; you’ll be dedicated to journaling! Supply list available online or at registration. 

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Enticing Your Personal Writing Muse
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Enticing Your Personal Writing Muse

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Cost:  $69

Dates:  May 7-Jun 11       6:00pm-8:00pm

Ages:  16 and up

This creative writing class will develop your vibrant writer’s voice by letting the words flow, stream of consciousness style. Two twenty minute writing exercises with nonjudgmental sharing encourages writing from your heart. Pen or pencil and a spiral notebook are all you need to begin this creative journey! If you wish to use an electronic device, please be sure the keyboard doesn’t make “typing” sounds. 

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Introduction to Sumi-e
May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Sumi-e

Instructor: Ellen Miffit

Cost: $69

Dates:   May 6-27    6:00pm-8:00pm

Ages:  16 and up

Instructor Ellen Miffitt will introduce you to the four treasures: ink stick, ink stone, brush and paper. The simplicity and spontaneity of brush painting begins by learning to hold the brush, mak­ing the basic strokes and loading the brush to create tones and depth. The goal is to break away from logical thinking and to be spontaneous in expressing with the brush. All supplies included in class fe

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Paint What You Love - Acrylics
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Paint What You Love - Acrylics

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Cost: $69

Ages:  16 and up

This course is an instructional class for beginning in acrylic paint that will cover the essential ele­ments of basic sketching skills, composition, accurate values, color harmonies and expressive tex­tures. Bring your ideas/sketches for either realistic or abstract paintings to the first class. Partici­pants provide their own materials. Please download supply list or pick one up when you register for the class. 

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Block Printing: Linoleum Cut
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Block Printing: Linoleum Cut

 Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Cost $49

Ages:  16 and up

Learn techniques for the relief printmaking process using the flexibility and ease of linoleum. A relief is achieved by carving into the surface using special tools to leave raised images. These im­ages are then inked and printed without a press to create a dynamic and textured print that can have many layers and colors. Students have the option of creating a multi-block image or themed cards to exchange with students to complete an edition. Open to both teens and adults. All materi­als and supplies included in class fee. #2662

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Simple Book Making
May
2
9:00 AM09:00

Simple Book Making

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Cost: $59

Ages:  16 and up

This hands-on class will focus on combining simple book structures to make small art books/ journals. Easy to learn bookmaking such as the Japanese stab binding stitch, ribbon & chopstick book and other simple forms will lead students to understand the formal qualities of the book. Book covers will be created using mixed media/collage approach. 

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Zen Ink Doodles
Apr
18
9:30 AM09:30

Zen Ink Doodles

Cost: $29  

Calling all artists, doodlers, and pen-wielding daydreamers! Using design principles and ele­ments, participants will create patterns and textures. Finished drawings can be plain black and white or you can add a little color to some or all of your black and white designs. You'll be sur­prised at the results! This is a great right brain activity. Supply list available upon registration. 

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Simple Book Making
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Simple Book Making

Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Mondays     Apr 6-27       6:00pm-8:00pm   

Cost: $59         

This hands-on class will focus on combining simple book structures to make small art books/ journals. Easy to learn bookmaking such as the Japanese stab binding stitch, ribbon & chopstick book and other simple forms will lead students to understand the formal qualities of the book. Book covers will be created using mixed media/collage approach.

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Zen Brush with Color
Apr
11
9:30 AM09:30

Zen Brush with Color

Cost:  $59 

We will first begin by practicing Sumi-e brush control and continue the basic stroke study by painting the "Four Gentlemen" and the "Four Seasons" in color (with a flower representing each season). Using the refined Sumi-e style, you will learn to paint flowers, insects, birds, and ani­mals with simple strokes in color. All supplies included in class fee.

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Simple Book Making
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Simple Book Making

Mondays     Apr 6-27       6:00pm-8:00pm   

Cost: $59         

This hands-on class will focus on combining simple book structures to make small art books/ journals. Easy to learn bookmaking such as the Japanese stab binding stitch, ribbon & chopstick book and other simple forms will lead students to understand the formal qualities of the book. Book covers will be created using mixed media/collage approach. 

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Mar
28
9:30 AM09:30

Free Form Acrylics

  Cost: $55         

This is not your formal painting class. Come and experiment with acrylic paints. You’ll learn to use acrylic extender and gel to create flowing, dripping, separating and unusual methods of ap­plying paint to substrate. Bring brushes, basic acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue) and mixed media paper or mat board or canvas board. 

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