Face Painting - Students will be introduced to and learn the art of face painting. Focus will be on using face painting as a fundraising for individual artists as well as art classes. We will practice the various holidays as well as animals and various themes that have proven to be popular with children. Each participant in the Face Painting workshop needs to be willing to paint him or herself as well as be painted by others and paint others' faces as well. Instructor Christina Barlow
Working Inside the Box: The Art of Assemblage- Drawing upon foundations laid down by the likes of Picasso, Joseph Cornell, and Louise Nevelson, assemblage connects the worlds of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Students taking this course will infuse a wooden box of their making with meaning using a variety of techniques. The resulting pieces are highly unique, reflecting elements of painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and/or found objects...the possibilities are endless! Instructor Kat Palmer
Drum Making- Making a traditional Tlingit Hand Drum and Drum Stick. Students will work with raw hide and bent wood to create a round drum similar to those used by dance groups of the Northwest Coast. Instructor: Skip Johnson
'THE ART OF PAPER MASK MAKING': instructor Ashley DuRoss. Simple easy materials used (alot of glue and lunch bags) to create limitless volumes of masks. The theme will be the 'spirit of the animal.' Students attending this workshop should bring a PROFILE image of the animal they believe they are connected to in any kind of way (a couple images would be fantastic). If you're not sure, ask yourself this question: 'If you could be one animal for the day- which would it be?' Students are also encouraged to bring along any broken jewelry or small shinny items. *Masks may be wearable or to be hung on the wall. This workshop is based after the techniques taught by Juneau artist: Charles Buggs.
Carving Tlingit Alder Spoon- Students will be carving an alder spoon using a crooked and a not so crooked knife. Time permitting, students will design and paint on the spoon. Instructor Jon Rowan.
Metal Work- This workshop will give the students a foundation in working with sheet metal to create art. Students will make a miniature Tlingit Tinaa then move on to additional copper and nickel work using the skills developed. Instructor Eli Hanlon III.
Raven's Tail Weaving- Students will explore this hand weaving by creating a small, double-sided bag. Students will learn basic design, hand twining techniques, three strand braid, open and compact weaving, and the use of a rope machine. Instructor Carol Pate
Northwest Coast Formline Drawing- Students will be taken through the process of creating traditional formline templates for carving. Students will be introduced to the rules of the artwork, colors used, and the use of ovoids. Instructor Fred Bemis
Pottery- The Pottery Course is an introduction to pottery and will include instruction in both wheel thrown and hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling, and slab built pottery. We have eight wheels available for students. We will be using a self-hardening clay which will allow us to decorate our work in acrylic paint and finish with a lacquer. We will discuss form and function in student work.
Graphic Design- Every wonder where all the print media you encounter everyday comes from? Album designs, movie posters, t-shirts, logos for companies or bands, packaging for your box of cereal and even movie credits are all done by graphic designers. Come learn the basics of design and create your own amazing print media in the process. Instructor Sarah Spencer
Wire sculpture with an emphasis on line drawing- The process we use to transfer from a 2 dimensional drawing to a 3 dimensional sculpture is most interesting. Engineers, artists and anyone that works with form usually starts with a 2 dimensional concept or drawing. Line is one of the basic elements of art and can be used to express form in a simple but powerful way. We will be working with 16 gauge bailing wire for one piece and a softer aluminum wire for another piece. We will be using basic hand tools to bend wire and I will bring wood to use for the base. Instructor Anna Luetkemeyer
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewelry, mobiles etc. The most popular and versatile technique is that of rolling. The paper strip is rolled in fingers or using a tool. The coil is then released and then glued at the tip and then shaped. These shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns. Instructor Gaylen Needham
Block Printing- Using standard "v" and "u" groove tools, carve a 4x6" printing plate from Soft-Kut block and print it in classic back ink. Then carve and print from wood, as a traditional Japanese "hanga." Compare the texture and line quality. Plan a multi-colored design and learn about registration of prints with more than one block, possibly working up to 9x12, if time and commitment allow. Instructor Heather Ridgeway
Art from Nature- Teresa and Rhonda are offering a class in tie-dying and felting, with use of local wood and driftwood materials to design frames and hangars for display. Students will each make one tie-dyed shirt and one felted piece which they can frame or hang for display. Several informational signs will be constructed of driftwood for use on state and forest lands to learn basic construction and wood-burning skills. This will be used as an example of use of local materials in everyday life. Potential translated uses could include address and informational signs, house numbers, family name and crest signs, picture frames, furniture and decorative display items for your home. Instructors: Rhonda Coston and Teresa Swanson
Basket Weaving- Students will learn a Spruce Root style of weaving using waxed linen. Students will learn traditional twining techniques as well as design options. Finished products may include a small basket or a weaving around another object. Instructor Jennie Wheeler
Beading- Students will explore the art of Tlingit beading with Yakutat artist Carolyn Donohue. Students will have the choice of a variety of designs and will be able to create either a patch or a barrette during the class.
Form-Line on Skate Decks- This year, I plan on teaching the art of painting Form-line Northwest coastal design on Blank skateboard decks. The first part of the class will be a lesson on how to drawn Northwest coastal Form-line which will include the basic shapes- Ovoid, U-shape, Split-U, Trigon and S-shape. From there we will draw a few basic crest designs. I will teach how to fill the entire area of space provided and how to balance all the shapes. Also the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. After we draw we start sanding the skate deck down to raw wood thru the protective clear coat. Once we get to bare wood we will draw the designs. Paint starts next and we begin with the secondary and tertiary color. The primary color comes last and then we will put a clear coat of polyurethane on them. Then they can take them home! Instructor Ronnie Fairbanks
Oil Painting- In this workshop Kadashan will teach how he does his (soft) oil color paints- how to use large brushes to lay in the sky and background and how to use large brushes to smooth out and blend clouds, mountains, etc. Students will also be shown how to use a pallet knife to lay in basic shapes. Soft oil paints will be used to do a wet-on-wet painting with medium and large brushes. Students will also learn how they can go back to a painting and finish a surface after it has dried. Instructor Bert Adams Sr.
Watercolor Painting- Students will work with watercolor paints to create landscape paintings. Skills will include basics of brush techniques, color mixing, and will also be using masking fluid, among other techniques. Instructor Andrew Larsen
Miniature Totem Pole Carving- Come learn how to carve a miniature totem pole from Robert Baty. Students will learn the basics concepts, skills, and designs of carving with this smaller project. Students will create either a raven or an eagle totem to take home. Instructor Robert Baty.