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Upcoming Classes


Mosaic Rocks for Serenity

Instructor: Janice Mallman

Class Description:

Renew your spiritual connection to the earth by creating a mosaic rock to enhance your garden space or to use as a sacred rock for your personal altar. 

Placing the tiles with intention can be a meditative like experience and very relaxing as you mindfully place each tile. All students will design and create a mosaic rock to take home and use however they choose. Janice’s extensive and colorful collection of glass mosaic tiles, stones, and embellishments will be yours to use! Rocks will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own special rock, make sure it is fairly smooth and somewhat flattish.

Date and time: 

Saturday, October 14 th, 1-4pm

Class fees:  $75 total ($60 class fee + $15 materials fee) Instructor will
supply all materials.

Experience Level:  Beginner and Intermediate

Class size: Maximum 8 (requires minimum of 5 people for class to run)

About the Instructor:

Janice, a lifelong artist spent 32 years working for VCA in Arts Education
and Gallery Curation. Having retired in 2017, she now spends her time
gardening and making art focusing on paper collage and mosaics. Janice
teaches in the Puget Sound area, on Vashon Island and in Mexico. She is
thrilled to help people create something truly beautiful and find their own
creative spirit.

* Must be paid to be fully registered

** Registration Deadline is October 6th

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Swiftwater Class Cancellation Policy

* Canceling 7 days before the start of class, you will receive a full refund, including materials fee.

* Canceling 6-2 days before the start of class, you get a 50% refund, minus materials fee.

* Canceling less than 48 hours in advance forfeits 100% of both class and materials fee.

* Once a class begins there are no refunds. (unless extenuating circumstances)


Linocut Printmaking

Instructor: Brian Fisher

Class Description:

Explore the art of linocut printmaking in this 2 day class with one of Vashon's most notable printmakers, Brian Fisher!

 

In this hands-on printmaking class, all the basics will be covered.  Whether you are brand new to it or already have some experience making linocuts, this class will help you develop and hone your skills.  Students will learn to create images with print in mind and transfer images to linoleum (using various methods).  Cutting strategies, hand printing, and printing with a press will also be covered.  The class will carve linoleum on Day 1 of the workshop at Swiftwater Gallery and on Day 2, print the linoleum at Quartermaster Press.

Date and time: 

Saturday, October 28 at Swiftwater Gallery, 1-4:30pm
Sunday, October 29 at Quartermaster Press, 1-5pm

 

Class fees:  $150 ($120 class fee + $30 materials fee) Instructor will
supply all needed materials.

Experience Level:  Beginner - Intermediate (all are welcome)

Class size: Maximum 8 (requires minimum of 5 people for class to run)

About the Instructor:

Brian is a longtime member of Quartermaster Press. He is passionate
about printmaking and in the past has taught many linocut, collagraph and
monotype printmaking workshops.
It is Brian’s hope to educate and recruit artists to carve and print large scale
linocuts for “The Nature of Vashon” a themed print event, during Vashon
Center for the Arts 2024 Summerfest. If you are interested in his
Swiftwater / Quartermaster Press workshop or in finding out more about the
“The Nature of Vashon” big print event, please email
Brian@BrianFisherArtStudio.com.

* Must be paid to be fully registered

** Registration Deadline is October 21st

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Swiftwater Class Cancellation Policy

* Canceling 7 days before the start of class, you will receive a full refund, including materials fee.

* Canceling 6-2 days before the start of class, you get a 50% refund, minus materials fee.

* Canceling less than 48 hours in advance forfeits 100% of both class and materials fee.

* Once a class begins there are no refunds. (unless extenuating circumstances)


Eco-Printing

Instructor: Dianne Grob

Class Description:

This 2 day class will include instruction and demonstration of two different methods of using botanicals to make eco-prints.  Students will go home with several of their own eco- prints and also with instructions for further experimentation and exploration.  This class requires students to take their projects home at the end of the first day to cook in their own oven.  Students will return to class on second day, with their cooked project, to complete eco-prints.

Date and time:

Coming soon. This class has been postponed, new dates will be posted when available.

Class fees:  $70 total ($60 class fee and $10 materials fee)

Students must bring the following to class:

  • 2 pieces of 6” x 9” cardboard

  • 4 large black binder clips, see photo*

Supplies needed at home:

  • 1 metal oven pan, at least 2 inches deep, approx. 9” x 13”

  • white vinegar

  • water

  • steel wool pads  

Experience Level:  Beginner

Class size:  5-12 (requires minimum of 5 people to run) 

About the Instructor:

Dianne has taught many friends how to make fun botanical eco-prints! She has offered writing workshops, and for 40 years worked as a psychotherapist teaching marriage enrichment workshops for couples.  Quite simply, Diane loves to teach and share with others her enthusiasm for art.

* Must be paid to be fully registered

** Registration Deadline is TBD

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