Starting May 10, Amy will be teaching a 7-week series of watercolor classes. Spring - Shifting Skies, Blooming Flowers will revolve around the composition and execution techniques as we interpret compositions with changing emphases using sky (background) or floral (foreground) motifs. Some of the sessions will meet outdoors, weather permitting.
WHEN - Fridays 1-4p
WHERE - The Olympia Center, Rm 204. 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia WA
COST - $210 per series. Drop-ins may be available, space permitting
CONTACT - For more information or to sign up write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-359-1600
May 4th, 2013
Amy has 12 paintings in oil, acrylic, mixed media, and watercolor hanging at Dino’s Coffee Bar 1822 Harrison Ave (360-489-0848) next to Olympia Framemakers. The work was completed in 2012 and 2013 and includes many oils, a medium she’s been having fun using again after decades working primarily in watercolor and acrylic.
Please stop in to see the work!
Dino’s is open Monday - Friday 6a - 4p; Sat-Sun 8a - 4p
They serve wonderful coffee beverages, as well as breakfast and lunch.
February 20th, 2013
I am continuing to teach weekly watercolor classes in Olympia at the Olympia Center. We meet from 1-4 in Rm 204. Currently the focus of instruction is on painting drapery. Our challenge is to see the hues (warm to cool) and value range within any local color. The set up uses a single light source to emphasize light and shadow which define form. Color mixing and paint application exercises will be included this month and next.
This series is scheduled through March 22. I have plans to teach on Fridays on a more or less ongoing basis. In May and into June I’ll begin a floral series and perhaps repeat plein air painting or drawing from nature classes during the summer.
If you want to be on my mailing list for weekly updates of class content or have more questions, please contact me.
February 20th, 2013
Start the new year with a stimulating 6-week class in watercolor painting. Each class will include drawing exercises to improve your observation, perspective drawing, and composition skills. We will start with simple still life set ups and build complexity in subject and interpretation over time. Instruction in use and application of watercolor materials will be integrated into each class to meet the needs of each student (all levels welcome).
When - Fridays 1-4p
Where - Olympia Center 222 N Columbia, Olympia, WA Room 204
Duration - January 4 - February 8, 2013
Fee - $210 for the series or $45 drop-in (if space is available)
Contact - Amy by email at email@example.com or by phone at 360-359-1600
January 1st, 2013
I have 2 oil paintings in a group show in Olympia. See the info below!
What - Group Show of oil paintings by artists in a summer Jordan Wolfson plein air workshop “Landscape as Source”
Where - Dino’s Coffee Bar (www.dinoscoffeebar.com) 1822 Harrison Ave NW Olympia WA 98502 360-489-0848
When - On display now through September 29th
Reception - Sunday September 23rd, 2:30 - 4:30
Hope you can drop by. Dino’s has excellent coffee.
September 19th, 2012
Beginning Friday September 14th Amy will be teaching a series of 10 classes over a 12 week period, ending December 14th. The classes will meet Fridays 1-4 at the Olympia Center Rm 204. These classes are offered by Amy and one cannot sign up at the Center.
The overarching topic for this series of classes will be Perspective. A recurring hurdle for students has been the challenge of perspective. Perspective refers to our angle of view to the subject. Perspective also refers to a method artists employ to draws objects so they look solid rather than flat. Some subjects require a greater understanding of how to apply this method.
Typically we think of perspective in terms of rendering architecture accurately. We will include boxes, piers, boats and buildings in our work and the surrounding water and/or sky. Our location near the marina affords views of water and boats as well as some urban architectural features.
Since this is a painting class we will study perspective not only in line, but also in the geometry of color shapes used to suggest light and shadow, and the use of warm/cool contrast to influence form and composition.
If you’d like to sign up or get more information, email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 2nd, 2012
Beginning August 10, I will be teaching The Sketchbook: Keeping a Field Journal.
My sketchbooks are my most cherished output of decades of creative work.
This set of classes will meet outside at various locations in the Olympia, WA area on Fridays 1-4p. Fees are $140 for 4 classes or $45 drop-in.
In this series we will tap into the stylistic elements of nature and travel journals. The primary foci will include 1) Steps to identify various flora and fauna features; 2) Translating observations to written and sketch notes; and 3) Personalizing your nature journal.
Demos will focus on different subjects each week such as trees, birds, water…but individuals may deviate subject-wise to apply demonstrated materials and techniques to that which is relevant to personal threads of intent.
The most important material needed is the sketchbook itself. You may have one already or want/need to buy one for the purposes of this class. Look for one with paper that feels heavy enough to accept water media. We will explore different combinations of writing, drawing and painting tools but some will require water.
Contact me if you are interested in joining us or have questions.
July 25th, 2012
Contact me at email@example.com for more information on classes in Drawing May 11 and May 18 as well as Watercolor: Flowers - from Table to Garden May 25 - June 29 in Olympia. All classes will meet from 1-4p at the Olympia Center 222 Columbia St NW Olympia Room 204
May 8th, 2012
Beginning March 23, I’ll be teaching a 6 - week Watercolor class at Olyphant Art Supply 117 Washington St NE Olympia WA 98501.
This series of 6, 3-hour Friday afternoon sessions (3/23/12 - 4/27/12) will begin with an introduction to the materials which distinguish watercolor as a versatile medium uniquely dependent on the interaction of the materials used. Each week, lessons will build sequentially from the basics of paint properties and application, through the necessary visual interpretation skills, to enable each student to set up and paint a complete still life by week 6. See the syllabus for weekly topics.
Contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store 360-352-6348 for more information.
Be sure and contact me if you would like to be on my mailing list to receive future announcements.
February 25th, 2012
I will be a vendor at a wonderful fundraising event for the Providence St Peter Foundation. It is new this year and is called LADIES NIGHT OUT for guests 21 and over.
What - Ladies’ Night Out - a night of beverages, savory and sweet treats and shopping! A shopping bag and one complimentary drink are included and most vendors will be giving away small gifts as well as selling a wide variety of gift items. I will have paintings prints cards and ceramic tiles. Please come see me and have fun while supporting a worthy cause.
Wear casual holiday attire!
When - Monday November 28, 6-9 pm
Where - Olympia Red Lion Hotel
2300 Evergeen ParK Dr
Tickets - $50 - Purchase by calling 360.493.7981
November 13th, 2011