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May art classes in Auburn

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 29, 2009 at 6:00 am |
April 29, 2009 6:00 am

May is Arts Education Month, and to honor that the City of Auburn Arts Commission is beginning a series of year-round art classes through the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation.

From the press release:

“Art with Artists is an opportunity for participants to experience individual artists’ processes, techniques and inspiration while also learning the basic skills of a particular medium. Artist instructors will provide and explain examples of their own work, demonstrate their own creative process and inspiration, and lead participants to create their own artwork.”

There are two four-week May classes for youth:

-Beginning Stenciling for ages 11-plus.Participants will create their own set of stencils to compose an original poster while learning about composition, printmaking, negative/positive space and more. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 7-28. Les Gove Building, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn. $55 resident/$69 non-resident.

-Drawing Fundamentals for ages 7-12.The class will explore shading, space and form using charcoal and graphite alongside artist Danielle Meyers. Tuesdays, May 5 – 26, 5 – 6 pm, Les Gove Building. $45 resident/$57 nonresident.

Upcoming classes and workshops for all ages include Tia Matthies: Encaustic (June), Ellen Ito : Soft Sculpture (July), Susanne Werner: Mixed Media (August) Amy Reeves : Small Scale Metal Sculpture (September), Grace Willard: Textile Manipulation (October).

To register, contact the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043. For more information, visit www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

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