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Oregon Coast

Connect with nature, explore your creativity.

2017

Workshops & Events www.sitkacenter.org


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Our Story................................................................. 3 Support Sitka........................................................... 4 Directions................................................................ 5 Workshop Registration.......................................... 6-7 Listing of Workshops by Subject......................... 8-10 Workshops by Date........................................... 11-37 Accommodations/Food/Shops/Services............. 38-45 Events............................................................... 46-47

Board of Directors Sitka Staff : (front) Kimberly Ota, Joanne Daschel; (back) Mindy Chaffin, Ben Shockey, André Bouchard

Welcome to Sitka

A workshop experience like no other awaits you here on the Oregon coast. Most simply, Sitka’s unique environs provide a space, both physical and mental, that opens entirely different opportunities for reflection, contemplation, and inspiration. At Sitka, the coastal rainforest reaches to the sky and oversized trees unfold, revealing a soft understory with more shades of green than the eye can conceive. The air is fresh and the environment beckons you to explore. With the omnipresent backdrop of Cascade Head, the Pacific Ocean and the Salmon River Estuary, every step or glance can take your breath away and fuel inspiration. Add to this experience of place Sitka’s crew of dedicated, highly qualified instructors, and you have the perfect formula for deep inquiry and creative growth. Our instructors are experts in their fields, talented artists and ecologists whose passion for their subject matter is matched only by the joy they take in sharing it with others. We look forward to seeing you!

Kristin Walrod, President Bob Hazen, Vice President Christy Wyckoff, Secretary Dan Twitchell, Treasurer Heidi Beebe Ruth Spetter Barbara Triplett Martha Wylder

Staff Ben Shockey, Executive Director André Bouchard, Development Manager Mindy Chaffin, Events Coordinator Joanne Daschel, Operations Coordinator Kimberly Ota, Program Assistant (Sitka thanks Ernie Rose for his past service as Sponsorship Manager)

Cover Art: Scott Conary, Sitka instructor and Art Invitational artist, Blue Plate, Oil on Panel, 2016, 12” x 12”


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About the Sitka Center Located on Oregon’s central coast between Lincoln City and Neskowin, the Sitka Center has been providing life-changing workshop experiences for 47 years. Sitka’s coastal rainforest environment on the flank of Cascade Head, beside the magnificent Salmon River Estuary (page 5) is like no other an ideal place for creative learning and inquiry. Summertime brings close to 1000 students to attend more than 100 workshops at Sitka. Students experience in-depth workshops in visual art, writing, ecology and music designed for all skill levels (pages 11-37). Autumn transforms the campus from a buzzing hive of workshops to the quiet, contemplative retreat that is our residency program. From October to mid-May, selected artists, writers, ecologists and musicians live at Sitka for up to 3¹/₂ months. Housing and studio space are provided free of charge so that our residents can take a deep dive into their creative work.

OUR STORY

Free public events at Sitka offer opportunities to gain new experience and insight from talented instructors, residents and local community members (pages 46-47). Mingle and Muse programs combine enlightening presentations with fun social gatherings, while the Resident Show & Tell events introduce Sitka’s artists-in-residence and their work to the community. Every November, the Sitka Art Invitational takes us to Portland for a week that includes special workshops (page 37), presentations and an artist party that kicks off the exhibit and sale. Here you will find 450+ pieces of nature-inspired artwork by 120 Northwest artists invited to participate in the show. This exhibit celebrates artwork inspired by the natural world and mirrors the artmaking that happends during our workshop and residency programs. It’s the special combination of place, purpose, and people that creates the Sitka spirit. We invite you to become a part of enhancing the relationships between art, nature, and humanity.

To learn more, visit us on the web at www.sitkacenter.org.

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SUPPORT SITKA

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Show Your Support

Membership Levels $50 Individual

Memberships Become a member today and join a growing community that values creativity inspired by nature. Members receive benefits such as early workshop registration and more (see box at right). You’ll also stay connected to Sitka through our e-newsletter and receive our annual catalog by mail.

~ Early workshop registration ~ Subscription to Sitka’s e-newsletter ~ Discount on event tickets ~ Complimentary entry to the Sitka Art Invitational

$100 Supporter

Becoming a new member or renewing your membership is easy! Simply call the Sitka office at (541) 994-5485 or go online to our Gifts & Membership page at www.sitkacenter.org.

~ 10% member discount on tuition ~ All Individual benefits

Gift Certificates

~ 10% household discount on tuition ~ All Individual benefits

Give someone the gift of creativity! Gift certificates can be purchased in any amount and may be used for a workshop, membership or merchandise. To purchase, call the office.

Other Ways To Be Involved People like you make Sitka a place where creative thinking can thrive. We welcome you to join our community in a way that fits your life: volunteer, attend events or sign-up for our e-newsletter. Help make Sitka sparkle!

Please Join Our Sitka Community (Please write legibly. Thank you!)

name__________________________________________________ address_________________________________________________

$150 Household

$250 Sustainer

~ 20% discount on tuition ~ All Household benefits

$500+ Benefactor

~ 30% discount on tuition ~ All Household benefits

q I’d like to become a member at this level:_________________________ q Please accept my donation in the amount of:____________________

city/state/zip______________________________________________ q I wish to sponsor the following event: phone__________________________________________________ • Art Invitational email__________________________________________________

To pay with a credit card call 541-994-5485 or go online. To mail a check: Sitka Center, 56605 Sitka Drive, Otis, OR 97368

• Mingle & Muse

$______________ $______________

q I wish to donate $______________ to the Workshop Scholarship Fund

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DIRECTIONS

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Directions From Portland

From Portland, take I-5 South to Salem. Turn on Hwy 99 East/Salem Pkwy at exit 260A. Turn on Hwy 22 West, then on Hwy 18 West (follow signs for “Oregon Coast”). Turn on Hwy 101 North. Travel one mile north on Hwy 101 to N. Three Rocks Road. (Look for white barn on left.) Turn left on N. Three Rocks Road. Continue directions with “From N. Three Rocks Road.”

From Eugene

From Eugene, take I-5 North to Salem. Turn on Hwy 22 West at exit 253, then on Hwy 18 West (follow signs for “Oregon Coast”). Turn on Hwy 101 North. Travel one mile north on Hwy 101 to N. Three Rocks Road. (Look for white barn on left.) Turn left on N. Three Rocks Road. Continue directions with “From N. Three Rocks Road.”

From Lincoln City and South

Take Hwy 101 North toward Tillamook. After going under the Hwy 18 overpass just north of Lincoln City, go 1.1 miles on Hwy 101 to N. Three Rocks Road. (Look for white barn on left.) Turn left on N. Three Rocks Road. Continue directions with “From N. Three Rocks Road.”

From Tillamook and North

Take Hwy 101 South toward Lincoln City. After passing Neskowin, travel the road as it climbs up and over Cascade Head. At the bottom of the hill turn right on N. Three Rocks Road. Continue directions with “From N. Three Rocks Road.”

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You’re almost there . . .

From N. Three Rocks Road Travel west toward the ocean on N. Three Rocks Road. Drive 2.3 miles to a “Y” in the road. Watch for the blue Sitka Center signs. At the “Y” turn right on Savage Road. Go up the hill and take the first right, on to Ridge Road. Keep following the road around and turn left into the Sitka parking lot.

Please only park in the Sitka parking lots designated by the blue signs.

Lost? Call the Sitka office at (541) 994-5485. If stairs are a concern, we can offer assistance and an alternative drop-off point. Please call the office to make arrangements.

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WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Workshop Registration Register Online or By Phone • For online registration visit www.sitkacenter.org and go to the workshop page. • For phone registration call (541) 994-5485.

Wait Lists and Fees • If the workshop is full, you may choose to be added to a wait list. If an enrolled student cancels, Sitka will immediately notify the first person on the wait list. • Material fees are used to reimburse instructors for supplies they provide for students. Instructors may buy materials that are difficult to find or more economical to purchase in bulk. • Model fees are used to compensate the person who models.

Scholarships Through generous private donations, Sitka is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to individuals who request financial assistance. Scholarships are need-based and cover one-half of a workshop’s tuition. Recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition. Scholarships do not cover cost of travel, lodging, meals, materials or model fees. To apply, download an application from our website’s workshop page. For additional questions, please call or email info@sitkacenter.org.

Members-Only Registration begins February 28. Non-Member Registration begins March 14. It’s never too late to become a member! During members-only registration, you can purchase a membership and register early for a workshop.

Cancellations If a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified at least 14 days prior to the start of the workshop and you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel from your workshop, please call (541) 994-5485 or email info@sitkacenter.org. • Cancelling 21+ days prior to workshop = 100% refund less a $35 administrative fee. • Cancelling 14-20 days prior to workshop = 50% tuition and full materials fee refund with no administrative fee. • There is no refund for cancellations made less than 14 days before the first day of the workshop.

Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are not satisfied with your workshop experience, you may request a full refund.

Sitka does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Sitka Center reserves the right to change programs, dates, descriptions and fees noted in this schedule.


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WHAT TO BRING

In Preparation for Your Workshop Lodging

• Because there is no student housing, RV parking or camping available at Sitka, you will need to find accommodations in Lincoln City, Neskowin, Otis or Pacific City. • For lodging options, visit www.sitkacenter.org (workshop tab) or see pages 38-40 for a list of places that support Sitka. Some provide discounts to Sitka students. • More options are available online at the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau’s website at www.oregoncoast.org and at www.pacificcity.org for Pacific City.

Lunch pix(s)

• Bring your lunch! A refrigerator, microwave and dishes are in every studio. • Organic coffee and different teas are complimentary. A variety of cold drinks and snacks are available for purchase.

Bring

Workshop Supplies

• Material lists are posted on Sitka’s website and are included in your registration packet, which is emailed or mailed, depending on your preference, after registration.

Pets/Smoking

• Pets are not permitted at the Sitka Center, including in vehicles in the parking lot. • Students are asked to refrain from smoking on the campus.

Parking

• Please park only in the two lots with Sitka signs. Do not park in the nearby residential areas. • There are two parking spaces for people with disabilities. To make arrangements, please call ahead to (541) 994-5485 or email info@sitkacenter.org. • We can’t accommodate RVs or campers. • Parking at Sitka is limited. Please carpool to Sitka whenever possible.

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WORKSHOPS BY SUBJECT AND PAGE

BOOK ARTS & PAPERMAKING

12 Sitka Art Circle: Gravity Painting Krista Eddy • Jun 1

19 Rust Print Journal Sondra Holtzman • Jul 8-9

12 Bridge to Abstraction Ruth Armitage • Jun 2-4

22 Sitka Spruce Papermaking and Mixed Media Art Jane Ingram Allen • Jul 24-25

28 Book Binding Techniques for Work on Single Pages Mary-Ellen Campbell • Aug 14-15 29 Italic Handwriting Inga Dubay • Aug 22 31 Star Book in a Hexagon Box Ginger Burrell • Sep 1-2

DRAWING AND PAINTING

12 Nature Inspired Art and Text Rebecca Wild • May 30-Jun 1

17 Pulp Ecology: Papermaking with Plants, Pigments and Dyes Anne Covell • Jun 26-27

23 An Exploration in Meditative Bookbinding Erica Ekrem • Jul 27-28

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CALLIGRAPHY 32 Calligraphy: Roman Capitals Judy Detrick • Sep 5-6 32 Gilding on Paper Judy Detrick • Sep 7-8

COLLAGE

19 Exploring Mixed Media Collage Anna Fidler • Jul 5-7 30 Collage: Drawing with Shapes and Textures Margot Voorhies Thompson • Aug 29-30

CREATIVE THOUGHT

25 The Art of the Critique Elaine Henry • Jul 31

13 Abstracted Waterlines in Oil and Cold Wax Dayna Collins • Jun 5-8 13 Summer Vacation Art Journal Jacqueline Newbold • Jun 8-9 14 Portrait Studies in Oil Paint Aimee Erickson • Jun 9-11

17 Put a Little Science in Your Art Nora Sherwood • Jun 28-30 18 Painting the Story in the Still Life Scott Conary • Jun 29-Jul 1 19 Sitka Art Circle: Observing Nature Using Pencil and Paper Nora Sherwood • Jul 3 20 Painting for Pleasure: Seriously William Park • Jul 10-13 23 The Art of Insect Illustration Zebith Thalden • Jul 25-26 25 Defining a Sense of Place Through Contemporary Drawing Anne Godfrey • Aug 2-4

14 Watercolor Mixing Basics Patricia Schmidt • Jun 10-11 14 Watercolor White Rose Patricia Schmidt • Jun 12 14 Skies and Water in Pastel Sondra Holtzman • Jun 12-14 15 Spirit of the Rough Sketch Ken O’Connell • Jun 17-18

25 Teaching and Learning Creativity Elaine Henry • Aug 1-2

16 The Architecture of Memory: Building Intuitive Paintings Patricia Wheeler • Jun 19-22

26 Botanical Drawing in Graphite and Colored Pencil Janet Parker • Aug 3-4

27 Sitka Art Circle: Converse with Your Creative Self Jalene Case • Aug 9

16 Layers of the Forest: Mixed Media Painting Annamieka Davidson • Jun 23-25

26 Sand Painting & Exploring Water-Based Mixed Media Judy Vogland • Aug 6-9


www.sitkacenter.org 27 Painting with Color and Pattern from Nature’s Playbook Marlana Stoddard Hayes • Aug 11-13

WORKSHOPS BY SUBJECT AND PAGE

JEWELRY

20 The Alchemist’s Fire: Metalsmithing Debra Carus • Jul 10-13

27 Ethnobotanical Sketchbook Dorota Haber-Lehigh • Aug 12-13

28 20 Lessons for 20 Years Judy Morris • Aug 14-17

15 Interpreting Poetry through Clay and Cloth Carolyn Drake • Jun 16-18

29 Watercolor for Serious Painters Sally Cleveland • Aug 23-24

22 Suminagashi Paper Marbling Liz Walker • Jul 22-23

30 Drawing Intensive Larry Thomas • Aug 28-31 31 Watercolors on Yupo Carole Berren • Sep 1-3 31 Sitka Art Circle: Impressionist Painting Lynne Wintermute • Sep 3 32 Plein Air and the Dao of Seeing Jef Gunn • Sep 5-8 33 Introduction to Oil Painting Sarah Sedwick • Sep 11-12 33 Expressive Figure Drawing Natalie Craig • Sep 11-13 34 Sitka Art Circle: Folklore, Fantasy and Acrylic Painting Kendra Larson • Sep 13 34 Micro to Macro: Large Mixed Media Drawings Kendra Larson • Sep 14-15

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36 Watermedia Painting with Natural Materials Pamela Haunschild • Sep 20-21 37 Colors of the West: Landscape Watercolor (Portland Workshop) Molly Hashimoto • Nov 1-2 37

Autumn Botanicals: A Sampler of Techniques (Portland Workshop) Andie Thrams • Nov 3-5

25 Photo Manipulation: Analogue Approach Anne Godfrey • Jul 31-Aug 1 27 Digital Storytelling Chloë Hight • Aug 7-8 28 Wycinanki Papercutting Jennifer Kuhns • Aug 16 31 Gilded Leaves Karen Tanner • Aug 31

FIBER ART

12 Felted Handbags Laura Berman • May 29-31 15 Inkle Loom Weaving Suzie Liles • Jun 15-16 24 Pattern on Cloth with Shibori and Indigo Sylvia Emard • Jul 29-30 30 Silk Scarf Linda Swindle • Aug 26-27

MIXED MEDIA

MUSIC 11 Winds and Waves: Recorder Workshop Frances Blaker • May 6-8 20 Reflecting Place in Music Ben Cosgrove • Jul 9

NATURE

11 Pollination Ecology Linda Wiener • May 27-28 23 Trees of Cascade Head Pete Owston • Jul 26 29 Outdoor Survival for Plein Air Women Jane Pagliarulo • Aug 26-27 35 Salmon River Estuary A Physical Transformation Kami Ellingson • Sep 20


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WORKSHOPS BY SUBJECT AND PAGE

PHOTOGRAPHY

18 The Oregon Coast in Black & White Karen Ulvestad • Jul 1-2 21 Photographing Your 2D Artwork Kelly James • Jul 14

23 Sitka Art Circle: Cardboard Printing Krista Eddy • Jul 24

29 Hand-building: Abstracted Nature Ruri • Aug 22-25

28 Linoleum Block: Repeated Pattern Design Jenna Lechner • Aug 17

30 Sculptural Paper Boats Shannon Weber • Aug 26-28

33 Bring in the Light: Bamboo Pendant Lamp Charissa Brock • Sep 9-10

21 Figure Photography Kelly James • Jul 15-16

35 Clackamas Chinook Berry Gathering Basket Stephanie Wood • Sep 16-17

34 Making Meaningful Photographs Teresa Meier • Sep 14-15 34 Photographic Art with an iPhone Kat Sloma • Sep 16-17 PRINTMAKING

SCULPTURE

13 Create A Personal Shrine: Honoring Spirit Through Artmaking Sara Swink • Jun 5-7

13 A Collage Approach to Monotype Marcy Baker • Jun 2-4

18 Ancient Roots / Contemporary Baskets Kathy Karbo • Jul 2

16 Solarplate: A Spontaneous Printmaking Adventure Dan Welden • Jun 19-22

18 Recycled Metal Frame Kathy Karbo • Jul 3-4

16 The Beauty of Ink on Paper: Photogravure for Photographers Karen Hymer • Jun 23-24 17 Sitka Art Circle: Sun Printing Karen Hymer • Jun 25 19 Animal Magic Captured in Linocut Wuon-Gean Ho • Jul 5-7 21 Drypoint Printmaking Jennifer Anderson • Jul 17-19

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20 Mosaic Water Fountain Mark Brody • Jul 14-16

WOOD WORK

17 Addition and Subtraction for Woodworkers Stan Peterson • Jun 26-28 21 Carving a Totem Pole Face Jay Haavik • Jul 17-20 22 Carving and the World of Hardwoods Monica Setziol-Phillips • Jul 21-23 36 Carving & Painting the Sanderling Jim Burcio • Sep 22-24

22 Interpreting Nature with 3D Modeling and Low-Tech Fabrication Dylan Beck • Jul 20-21 24 Wet Carved Concrete Elder Jones • Jul 28-30 26 Sitka Art Circle: Classical Stone Mosaic Joanne Daschel • Aug 5

WRITING

11 Scattered Eden Kim Stafford • May 27-28 15 Writing Wild, Bold and True Charlotte Dixon • Jun 13-15 24 Mindful Writing: Listening to Land, Listening to Self Rebecca Jamieson • Jul 27-28 24 Lay It Bare: The Naked Heart of Personal Narrative Margaret Malone • Jul 29-30 26 The Writer Abroad Joanne Mulcahy • Aug 5-6 32 The Elemental Short Story Jennifer Springsteen • Sep 7-8 33 The Personal Essay Natalie Serber • Sep 9-10 35 The Art of Inspiration: A Hands-On Writing Workshop Jenny Bates • Sep 18-19 35 Mythic Voice Making Sandy Dorr • Sep 18-19

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36 Wielding the Pen to Make a Difference Laura Moulton • Sep 21-22 36 Writing the Understory Kim Stafford • Sep 23-24


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WORKSHOPS MAY

Kim Stafford

Scattered Eden

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin, Cléa Galhano and Saskia Coolen

Winds and Waves: Recorder Workshop Intermediate to Advanced | Age 16+

Work on a wide variety of music from the recorder repertoire with an internationally renowned recorder faculty. Classes are divided into three skill levels: intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced. The end of the day on Monday is a “Grand Consort” with all participants playing together. The hours for this workshop are Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5:15pm, and Monday 9am to 3pm. A ticket to the Faculty Concert and catered lunches included.

May 6-8

Sat & Sun 9am-5:15pm, Mon 9am-3pm Tuition: $275 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $275

Faculty includes Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin and Cléa Galhano all of whom perform, record and teach workshops in the United States and abroad. Frances, who composes for recorder and other instruments, and Letitia are based in the San Francisco Bay area and form the duo Tibia (www.tibiaduo.com). Cléa, originally from Brazil, lives and teaches in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is on the faculty of Macalester College and other Twin Cities institutions. Guest instructor Saskia Coolen studied recorder at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. She also studied the viola da gamba and musicology at the University of Utrecht. A leading thread through her work is historical improvisation. For years she taught at the conservatories of Hilversum and Amsterdam. and now she travels the world to teach at workshops, courses and masterclasses. She is the 2017 Recorder Artist-in-Residence at the Sitka Center.

Chinese painters brought wild nature inside. Using writing as visual and auditory art, we will record our encounters with a healing spring, a chapel of shade, a wild meadow that blessed us, and other sources in memory that will kindle your written record of spirited encounters with the natural world.

May 27-28

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $285 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $285

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, and author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. In addition to Sitka, he has taught writing workshops at the annual Fishtrap Writers Gathering and at colleges and literary centers in Oregon and abroad. www.kim-stafford.com

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Linda Wiener

Pollination Ecology

All Skill Levels | Age 12+

We will learn about the relationships among flowers and their pollinators by looking closely at the reproductive structures of flowers and learning how to classify groups of flowering plants. Learn to identify the groups of insects that visit flowers. First as a group and later individually, we will observe insects visiting flowers. Dress for weather and walking/hiking.

May 27-28

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $40 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $40

Linda Wiener is an entomologist living in Santa Fe, NM. Her recent research focuses on local biodiversity. She has found 498 species of insects and spiders living on the juniper trees in her backyard. Her teaching work emphasizes field observation, keeping a field notebook, and helping students to achieve their own relationship with nature as well as helping them to add to the body of scientific knowledge with their own observation and study. Linda was a Sitka Resident in 2016.


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MAY-JUNE

WORKSHOPS

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Laura Berman

Rebecca Wild

Krista Eddy

Ruth Armitage

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 14+

All Skill Levels | Age 10+ (under 16 with registered adult)

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

Felted Handbags

Nature Inspired Art and Text

Magic happens when wool fibers shrink and lock together without any sewing. Soft wool combined with novelty fibers will be wet felted to create a colorful, richly textured handbag. Emphasis will be on surface design, color usage, design layout, and adding unexpected details. This hands-on class will encourage risk-taking and play.

Explore new techniques to combine art with words. Working on small format paper we will incorporate handwriting (no matter how readable) with hand cut stencils based on images and forms from nature. Use drawing materials, paint and resists to create multiple transparent layers that beautifully sandwich image, text and texture.

May 29-31

May 30-Jun 1

Fiber artist Laura Berman, earned her BS & MS degrees in apparel and textiles from Oregon State University, but always took art classes to supplement her education. After years of sewing, she turned to surface design and felting. Today, Berman enjoys the magic of creating wearables, 2-D & 3-D felted artwork. Her work has been featured on OPB’s “Oregon Art Beat.” www.lauragberman.com

Rebecca Wild is an artist and calligrapher from Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Her work pairs a love of letter forms with the luminous characteristics of drawing materials and paint. She has a BA degree in studio art from Southern Methodist University and has taught workshops throughout the Northwest for over 25 years. www.rwildart.com

Mon-Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $250 Materials Fee: $55 Total Cost: $305

Tue-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $330 Materials Fee: $20 Total Cost: $350

Sitka Art Circle: Gravity Painting Sitka Art Circles are a way to come together in a casual atmosphere to enliven your creative spirit through facilitated projects. All ages invited, including family groups. Everyone is welcome—whether you’re a newcomer to art or a seasoned artist. In this session, experience the pure joy and freedom of painting with gravity. Process will guide your work with liquid acrylic paints. Explore three different processes to launch paint and create work. The hours of this workshop are 10am-2pm.

Jun 1

Thur 10am-2pm Tuition: $20 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $25

Krista Eddy has taught many adult and children’s art classes through a variety of non-profit organizations over the last 20 years. Her teaching style focuses on energy, fun and creativity. She received a BFA degree in illustration. www.kristaeddy.com

Bridge to Abstraction Learn to interpret your passion for nature through abstract painting with ultra-forgiving acrylic paint. Explore natural imagery by beginning with blind contour drawings. Your work will evolve through subjective color and mark-making exercises exploring shape, color and line. Leave with new skills and confidence.

Jun 2-4

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $255 Materials Fee: $20 Total Cost: $275

Ruth Armitage is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society. She has been featured on OPB’s “Oregon Art Beat” and her work has been exhibited nationally and is represented by Mary Lou Zeek, and Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery. Students enjoy her organized and creative approach to teaching. www.rutharmitage.com


WORKSHOPS JUNE

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Marcy Baker

A Collage Approach to Monotype All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Combine a variety of techniques to create layered monotype prints. Make hand-printed collage papers using your own stencils, printing blocks and relief plates. Develop a monotype series using your handmade tools, a ghost print technique, vibrant layers of oil based ink and the chine collé method of collage.

Jun 2-4

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $270 Materials Fee: $45 Total Cost: $315

Marcy Baker is a printmaker, painter and collage artist. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and is included in the collections of Hallmark and Kansas Wesleyan University. Baker has taught monotype and collage at Multnomah Arts Center and in private studio workshops for over 10 years. www.marcybaker.com

Dayna Collins

Abstracted Waterlines in Oil and Cold Wax All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Sara Swink

Create A Personal Shrine: Honoring Spirit Through Artmaking All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Explore imagery of abstracted waterlines—where the sky meets the river, ocean or lake. Oil and cold wax creates rich luminosity and interesting surfaces. Work intuitively and abstractly on multiple pieces, exploring texture, layers, composition and design, and the use of color through oil paint and pigment sticks. You will complete several pieces.

A personal shrine can reflect your innermost beliefs and give you a creative outlet to express goals and ideals. Incorporate your own mythology in the form of personal totems, family stories, cultural responses, and items from nature. Ideas will be made real with collage, paper construction and clay.

Jun 5-8

Mon-Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $275 Materials Fee: $20 Total Cost: $295

Mon-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $400 Materials Fee: $20 Total Cost: $420

Dayna Collins is an abstract painter who discovered oil and cold wax in 2012. She loves experimenting with texture, layers, and color, likening her paintings to going on an archeological dig. Her work can be found in two Northwest galleries and she is featured in several books. www.alleyartstudio.com

Jun 5-7

Sara Swink makes hand-built clay human and animal figures with a psychological stance and a dash of humor. She shows her work nationally in galleries, exhibits and events. Sara has been teaching classes and workshops in her studio, community colleges and other venues since 2000. www.saraswink.com

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Jacqueline Newbold

Summer Vacation Art Journal All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Combine working with watercolor paint and mixed media. Learn how to create interesting, colorful memories of your time spent on Oregon’s beautiful coast. In your journal, create a visual diary of flora and fauna paintings, text, poetry, and other artistic endeavors as you slow down and savor your time here.

Jun 8-9

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $220 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $230

Using a playful color palette, Jacqueline Newbold enjoys incorporating mixed media into her watercolor art journals. She teaches locally, nationally, and internationally. Her work has been published in magazines, books and DVDs such as Somerset Studio’s Art Journaling, Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, The Cloth Paper Scissors Book and Splash 17. www.djnewbold.blogspot.com/


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JUNE

WORKSHOPS

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Aimee Erickson

Patricia Schmidt

Sondra Holtzman

Patricia Schmidt

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Portrait Studies in Oil Paint Learn to see the essence of the face and translate it into two dimensions. Through morning exercises and afternoons spent painting from the model, you’ll become more familiar with oil paint and the human head, plus have good fun learning to see as a painter sees.

Watercolor Mixing Basics

Skies and Water in Pastel

Build a foundation for future watercolor growth, with just enough color theory to explain the “whys” of color mixing. Test your watercolors for transparent, opaque or staining qualities. Paint color wheels and color charts. Use your new knowledge to paint leaf shapes with wet-intowet techniques for glowing color.

Sky and water are two elements in a landscape that have inspired and challenged artists throughout history. Explore various techniques using pastels for painting cloud configurations, nocturnes, changing light and water, from reflective ponds and lakes to ocean waves.

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $310 Materials Fee: $0 Model Fee: $35 Total Cost: $345

Jun 10-11

Mon-Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $215 Materials Fee: $30 Total Cost: $245

Aimee Erickson is an award-winning freelance oil painter living in Portland. She teaches drawing and painting with a particular interest in what enables or inhibits our vision and progress as artists. She has a BFA degree in illustration and carries a sketchbook. www.aimeeerickson.com

Patricia Schmidt has been painting for over 30 years. She is a Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Colored Pencil Society of America and SPLASH, a professional artist group. Her paintings are published in Splash Retrospective, Splash 14 and Splash 12. www.patriciaschmidtart.com

Jun 9-11

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $255 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $265

Jun 12-14

Sondra Holtzman paints in watercolor, pastel and oil and leads workshops in Oregon, throughout the United States and abroad. For her, the true joy of being an artist also lies in the sharing of her passion with others, helping guide them along their own artistic path. www.sondraholtzman.com

Watercolor White Rose Enjoy a delightful day putting color theory into practice by painting a beautiful white rose with watercolor. With step-by-step instruction learn how to mix luminous shadows, earthy dark greens and yellow/greens. Learn how to create the dramatic glow of sunlight with value contrast, glazing, and soft or hard edges.

Jun 12

Mon 10am-4pm Tuition: $115 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $115

Patricia Schmidt has been painting for over 30 years. She is a Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Colored Pencil Society of America and SPLASH, a professional artist group. Her paintings are published in Splash Retrospective, Splash 14 and Splash 12. www.patriciaschmidtart.com


WORKSHOPS JUNE

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Charlotte Dixon

Suzie Liles

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Writing Wild, Bold and True Inspired by the wild Sitka landscape, we’ll throw words at the page with abandon, then explore ways to incorporate these wild truths we’ve expressed into novels, stories, essays and memoir. Learn strategies to keep the words flowing, overcome fear, find your unique voice and best writing métier.

Jun 13-15

Tue-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $210 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $210

Charlotte Rains Dixon is a novelist who has regularly taught writing workshops in Portland, Nashville and France since earning her MFA degree in 2003. She believes mastering the writing craft is imperative, but learning to keep one’s creative juices flowing is the most important skill of all. www.charlotterainsdixon.com

Inkle Loom Weaving Explore the basics of Inkle weaving or push your general knowledge to the next step. Learn how to warp an Inkle loom and how color placement makes pattern. Inkle looms are used to make belts, bands, sashes, bookmarks, shoe laces, and trim. You will leave with one or two finished items.

Jun 15-16

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $180 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $185

Suzie Liles has taught weaving workshops and seminars for adults and children in the United States and Canada for 30 years. Suzie has a MFA degree in fibers from the University of Oregon. She is the owner of Eugene Textile Center and co-owner of Glimakra USA. www.eugenetextilecenter.com

Carolyn Drake

Interpreting Poetry through Clay and Cloth All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Create an artwork that symbolizes your connection to a poem (or other text) in this process-oriented workshop. Explore colors, images, and words that resonate in your chosen text and translate them into a wall sculpture using smoke-fired clay beads, weaving, stitching, and found materials.

Jun 16-18

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $195 Materials Fee: $30 Total Cost: $225

Carolyn Drake is a self-taught artist and longtime visual arts and language arts educator. Her approach to teaching is guided by a belief that experimentation, self-reflection, and play are a necessary part of the creative process. www.carolynhazeldrake.com

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Ken O’Connell

Spirit of the Rough Sketch All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Learn to keep an exciting and memoryfilled travel sketchbook. Explore how to draw and paint using several media together including graphite, watercolor, ink, marker and colored pencil. Focus is on observational sketching. Begin a new sketchbook or dust off an old one and take your sketching to the next level.

Jun 17-18

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $285 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $295

Ken O’Connell is professor emeritus of art from the University of Oregon, founder and president emeritus of Imagination International. He brings energy and a love of sketchbooks to his workshops. He will show you how he filled his 87 sketchbooks and teach you how to fill yours. www.kosketch.blogspot.com


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JUNE

WORKSHOPS

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Dan Welden

Patricia Wheeler

Annamieka Davidson

Karen Hymer

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Solarplate: A Spontaneous Printmaking Adventure Solarplate is an exciting method of printmaking utilizing UV light and water instead of chemicals. Drawings, paintings, photographs or digital positives may be faithfully integrated for relief and intaglio results with multiple colors and many impressions. Artists will be able to produce several 8�x10� images during this intensive week.

Jun 19-22

Mon-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $465 Materials Fee: $45 Total Cost: $510

Dan Welden is the original pioneer of alternative printmaking and Solarplate. He educates with a sense of environmental and spiritual awareness. He is co-author of Printmaking in the Sun and has worked professionally in 53 countries. In 2016 he received a lifetime achievement award from A/E Foundation, NY. www.danwelden.com

The Architecture of Memory: Building Intuitive Paintings

Layers of the Forest: Mixed Media Painting

As you paint, begin to understand the layering and distressed surfaces of ancient places as metaphor. Transform personal vision into abstract paintings (work on 5 boards with niches) using limestone clay on board, acrylic paint, cold wax and bundles. Patricia will demonstrate how she processes memory through journals and repeated themes. She will share her practice of bundling, combining 2D and 3D.

Mixed media painting is a fun and approachable way to work. Learn to layer acrylic paint with collage to build a painting that has depth and beauty. Spend time drawing outside, gathering natural materials as we incorporate this imagery into our lushly layered paintings.

Jun 19-22

Annamieka Davidson is a Portland-based fine artist. She brings energy and a love of art-making to her workshops where students feel encouraged and at ease. She earned her BFA degree from the University of Oregon and worked at the Sitka Center from 2007-2008. www.annamieka.com

Mon-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $445 Materials Fee: $25 Total Cost: $470

Patricia Wheeler, a mixed media artist, focuses on community, connections, collective stories, traits and ghosts we carry as a society. Her work explores the intersections between language and image, searching for insight into the human story. www.patriciawheelerart.com

Jun 23-25

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $250 Materials Fee: $60 Total Cost: $310

The Beauty of Ink on Paper: Photogravure for Photographers Transform your photographs into stunning gravure etchings. Using non-toxic Solarplates we will produce beautiful intaglio prints. This environmentally friendly process translates photographic detail into ink on paper with unparalleled beauty. Participants will work from two digital photos to make 6 -7 prints. No prior printmaking experience required.

Jun 23-24

Fri-Sat 10am-4pm Tuition: $175 Materials Fee: $50 Total Cost: $225

Karen Hymer is a visual artist and educator from Tucson, Arizona. She holds a BFA, MA and MFA degrees in fine art photography and has taught for over 25 years. She explores nature and the body through the blending of photosensitive materials, digital media, printmaking and encaustics, specializing in photogravures. www.karenhymer.com


WORKSHOPS JUNE

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Karen Hymer

Sitka Art Circle: Sun Printing All Skill Levels | Age 10+ (under 16 with registered adult)

Sitka Art Circles are a way to come together in a casual atmosphere to enliven your creative spirit through facilitated projects. All ages invited, including family groups. Everyone is welcome—whether you’re a newcomer to art or a seasoned artist. In this session, play with printmaking. Collect natural elements for inspiration and use these materials to make two kinds of sun prints: Cyanotypes and Lumen prints. Surprises will happen - each person will make 3-4 images. The hours of this workshop are 10am-2pm, dress for weather, and time outside.

Jun 25

Sun 10am-2pm Tuition: $10 Materials Fee: $15 Total Cost: $25

Karen Hymer is a visual artist and educator from Tucson, Arizona. www.karenhymer.com

Anne Covell

Pulp Ecology: Papermaking with Plants, Pigments and Dyes All Skill Levels | Age 18+

Stan Peterson

Addition and Subtraction for Woodworkers All Skill Levels | Age 16+

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Nora Sherwood

Put a Little Science in Your Art All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Get comfortable drawing small, organic objects, borrowing techniques from the world of natural science illustration. Science illustrations are both accurate and visually engaging, are a wonderful way to share information about our beautiful world and can help inspire people toward greater responsibility and stewardship.

Delve into the world of papermaking with plants, earth pigments, and natural dyes. Learn dyeing and mark-making techniques, as well as how to embed materials and create thin veils to conceal and reveal elements. Once dry, further work the papers using natural processes of rusting, bleaching, and resist dyeing.

Learn to add as well as subtract in wood. Using advances in adhesives and safe carving techniques, carve away a nose and later add a bird’s beak as you design and refine a handheld, original woodcarving finished with milk paints. Leave with the skills and understanding of materials to continue on your own.

Jun 26-27

Jun 26-28

Jun 28-30

Anne Covell received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she studied papermaking with Timothy Barrett. She has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the UICB and the UGA Cortona program. Her work resides in over 35 collections worldwide. www.annecovell.com

Stan Peterson is a professional wood sculptor living in Portland. His art is represented by Waterstone Gallery in the Pearl District. His sculptures have also been exhibited in the San Francisco Bay area as well as New York. His studio/gallery is in northeast Portland. www.stan-peterson.com

Nora Sherwood has a professional certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington. Nora has work in galleries and she creates custom artwork on commission. She is inspired by the need to raise awareness of the challenges facing the planet. www.norasherwood.com

Mon-Tue 10am-4pm Tuition: $235 Materials Fee: $25 Total Cost: $260

Mon-Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $375 Materials Fee: $25 Total Cost: $400

Wed-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $210 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $215


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JUNE-JULY

WORKSHOPS

Scott Conary

Karen Ulvestad

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Painting the Story in the Still Life How we connect to a subject directs how a painting is made. Work in oils, on small still life paintings to explore the process—from thumbnail sketches, lighting the subject and composition, to the application of paint. Work towards building form with light, color and mark. Walk the line between technique and intuition, using the still life as a way to explore paint and why we make art.

Jun 29-Jul 1

Thur-Sat 10am-4pm Tuition: $300 Materials Fee: $40 Total Cost: $340

Scott Conary has been a working painter for more than 20 years with work in collections across the country. His approach to teaching is to give the students the tools to express their ideas. Fundamentally, drawing and painting are intuitive and expressive acts. Technique and craft should be honed, but the artist must remain open and willing to play. And so must those who teach them. www.scottconary.com

The Oregon Coast in Black & White Capture the dramatic and rugged Oregon coastline in classic, timeless black and white. Layers of clouds and headlands, frenzied ocean waves or tranquil sand beaches offer endless possibilities for amazing images and composition studies. After classroom orientation, most of your time will be spent in the field. In-classroom photo critiques will close out the days. Dress for weather, and walking/ hiking.

Jul 1-2

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $215 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $225

Karen Ulvestad’s work is represented by Photographers Direct, 500px, and Alamy stock agencies. Her images have been published both nationally and internationally in various media. She recently published her 3 eBook series “Digital Photography Basics” on Amazon.com. Her style evolved from photographing landscapes, people, and wildlife. Her work spans 25+ years. www.karenulvestad.com

Kathy Karbo

Ancient Roots / Contemporary Baskets All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Basketry, utilitarian and ceremonial, holds extraordinary possibilities for personal expression. Traditional Native American bark basket designs will inspire our contemporary vessels. A sense of fun and adventure guides us as we explore unconventional materials rooted in ancient techniques. Work with laminated papers, recycled metals, paint and found objects to create your own sacred object.

Jul 2

Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $85 Materials Fee: $30 Total Cost: $115

Kathy Karbo has passionately created vessels for 35 years. A deep exploration of materials, process and transformation drive her work and her workshops. As an artist and educator, she encourages her students to embrace discovery and surprise as they explore the possibilities of their materials, their work and lives. www.KathyKarbo.com

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Kathy Karbo

Recycled Metal Frame All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Handsome Mexican tinwork inspires us! Design and build your own recycled metal frame. Transform lightweight metals and embellish with found objects, using both traditional and unconventional tools and techniques. Explore form, function and texture while adding fun decorative touches. A sensitive, sculptural approach will guide you in creating a tinwork frame that beautifully enhances the art within.

Jul 3-4

Mon-Tue 10am-4pm Tuition: $135 Materials Fee: $30 Total Cost: $165

Kathy Karbo has passionately created vessels for 35 years. A deep exploration of materials, process and transformation drive her work and her workshops. As an artist and educator, she encourages her students to embrace discovery and surprise as they explore the possibilities of their materials, their work and lives. www.KathyKarbo.com


WORKSHOPS JULY

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Nora Sherwood

Sitka Art Circle: Observing Nature Using Pencil and Paper All Skill Levels | Age 10+ (under 16 with registered adult)

Sitka Art Circles are a way to come together in a casual atmosphere to enliven your creative spirit through facilitated projects. All ages invited, including family groups. In this session, learn about how to really observe and draw nature. The act of carefully drawing accurate illustrations opens your eyes in a way nothing else can. See twigs, pinecones, flowers and rocks in a new way! The hours of this workshop are 10am-2pm.

Jul 3

Mon 10am-2pm Tuition: $20 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $25

Nora Sherwood has a professional certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington. She is inspired to raise awareness of the challenges facing the planet. www.norasherwood.com

Anna Fidler

Wuon-Gean Ho

Sondra Holtzman

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Exploring Mixed Media Collage

Animal Magic Captured in Linocut

Through the exploration of a variety of materials learn to create both twoand three-dimensional compositions. Exercises using paper, cardboard, felt, paint, and magazines will focus on contour silhouette cutting, composition, narration, conceptual art, craftsmanship, and creativity.

Celebrate the animals that hold a special place in our hearts, and find ways of symbolizing them through color linocut prints. Learn how to make stunning color prints using different linocut techniques, including reduction lino and multiple block lino.

Jul 5-7

Jul 5-7

Wed-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $195 Materials Fee: $20 Total Cost: $215

Wed-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $295 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $305

Anna Fidler is an instructor at Oregon State University specializing in foundation courses, drawing and painting. Her fantastical works on paper have been exhibited worldwide garnering reviews in publications such as Art in America and The San Francisco Chronicle. www.annafidler.com

Wuon-Gean Ho was a Sitka resident in Spring 2007. She graduated from The Royal College of Art, and is a print fellow at the Royal Academy Schools. She works across print, animation and artist’s books, and is currently designing coins for The Royal Mint. www.wuongean.com

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Rust Print Journal

Create magical rust prints on mixed media paper, using found metal objects and inspiration from the Oregon landscape. Craft a one-of-akind rust print journal with weaving details on the cover. Your journal becomes a record of a journey into the geographical and inner landscapes, reflecting personal experience.

Jul 8-9

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $130 Materials Fee: $30 Total Cost: $160

Sondra Holtzman paints in watercolor, pastel and oil and leads workshops in Oregon, throughout the United States and abroad. For her, the true joy of being an artist also lies in the sharing of her passion with others, helping guide them along their own artistic path. www.sondraholtzman.com


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JULY

WORKSHOPS

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Ben Cosgrove

Debra Carus

William Park

Mark Brody

All Skill Levels | Age 13+

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

Intermediate | Age 16+

Reflecting Place in Music

The Alchemist’s Fire: Metalsmithing

Composers and songwriters in virtually every genre have written music that illustrates or responds to a particular place or landscape. We’ll look at several very different examples of this practice, and then design some music of our own that reflects some of the different places that matter to us.

Transform sheet metal and wire into jewelry that expresses your own style. This comprehensive metals course includes sawing/piercing, etching surface patterns, soldering, riveting, fold forming, forging and three dimensional techniques for silver, copper and brass. Learn to set a variety of cabochon and faceted stones.

Jul 9

Jul 10-13

Ben Cosgrove is a writer and traveling composer/performer whose work focuses on the human experience of landscape and place. He’s held fellowships with Middlebury College, Harvard University, and the Vermont Studio Center, and has served as artist-in-residence with the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, Sitka Center and other environmental organizations. www.bencosgrove.com

Debra Carus is a metalsmith and jeweler in Clackamas, Oregon. Her passion is for creating storied art jewelry that reflects her love of nature and her Norwegian roots. She is a full-time studio artist and metals instructor, and also a senior instructor for Art Clay World. www.elentari-handverk.com

Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $90 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $90

Mon-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $380 Materials Fee: $75 Total Cost: $455

Painting for Pleasure: Seriously Experience an open enthusiastic approach to painting. We’ll have many demonstrations and exercises designed to help each artist experience the joy of discovery through the pleasure of painting. Use multiple methods to apply and manipulate paint, creating many forms of contrast to achieve depth and energy. Work on at least two larger panels, taking advantage of the versatility of acrylic paints. Create smaller pieces to encourage experimentation and give opportunities to try many ideas.

Jul 10-13

Mon-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $420 Materials Fee: $15 Total Cost: $435

William Park has been painting full time for 30 years. That passion continues to drive him to finding new ways to grow and discover his essential self through this creative process. He thrives on helping others discover their true selves. www.williampark.net

Mosaic Water Fountain Adding water to a mosaic brings a whole new dimension to this exciting medium. Think of how the water will flow over each tile piece you place on this wall-mounted artwork for indoors or out. Learn techniques that simplify the water mechanics to make this fountain a big splash!

Jul 14-16

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $285 Materials Fee: $75 Total Cost: $360

Mark Brody has been a working artist since graduating from Lewis & Clark College with degrees in art and education. His passion for mosaic grew from his study of art and architecture in Spain and New Mexico. His mosaics are seen throughout Portland and in his new how-to book, Mosaic Garden Projects. www.markbrodyart.com


WORKSHOPS JULY

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Kelly James

Kelly James

Jennifer Anderson

Jay Haavik

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Intermediate | Age 21+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Intermediate | Age 16+

Photographing Your 2D Artwork Artists are often judged by the quality of the images they submit online. With a focus on 2D pieces, learn the basics of how to photograph your own art and how to prepare the digital images for submission online.

Jul 14

Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $85 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $85

Kelly James is a photographic artist based in Salem, OR. He received a BS degree in Technical Journalism from Oregon State University and has operated a commercial photography studio for more than twenty years. His fine art interests include documentary, figure, and landscape photography. Kelly is also an adjunct photography instructor at Chemeketa Community College. www.kellyjamesphoto.com

Figure Photography An intensive two days for intermediate and advanced photographers using professional studio lighting equipment and working with experienced figure models. Explore multiple lighting techniques to create expressive and empowering images that are in line with modern sensibilities.

Jul 15-16

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $200 Materials Fee: $0 Model Fee: $65 Total Cost: $265

Kelly James is a photographic artist based in Salem, OR. He received a BS degree in Technical Journalism from Oregon State University and has operated a commercial photography studio for more than twenty years. His fine art interests include documentary, figure, and landscape photography. Kelly is also an adjunct photography instructor at Chemeketa Community College. www.kellyjamesphoto.com

Drypoint Printmaking Great for fine-line illustrative work or expressive drawing, drypoint printmaking is created by scratching directly into copper and plexiglass plates. Tone and color will be added with chine collé and monoprinting. General guidelines for working in the print studio will be covered including press use, plate/paper preparation and more.

Jul 17-19

Mon-Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $250 Materials Fee: $50 Total Cost: $300

Jennifer L. Anderson is a book artist and printmaker working in many of the printmaking disciplines, primarily intaglio, relief printing, and stone lithography. Anderson has a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Connecticut and completed graduate course work in printmaking and education from Central Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut. www.ravenpressart.com

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Carving a Totem Pole Face Images on totem poles can include ravens, bears, sea snags, humans. Choose to carve a Haida-style bear or human face in Western red cedar. Carvings will be approximately 15” x 13” in size.

Jul 17-20

Mon-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $465 Materials Fee: $70 Total Cost: $535

Jay Haavik has always been interested in older cultures, their art forms and their tools and technology. This includes the art of the Northwest Coast native peoples and the Vikings and their culture; both of which have occupied much of his 40-year career. www.jayhaavik.com


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JULY

Dylan Beck

Interpreting Nature with 3D Modeling and Low-Tech Fabrication All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Learn 3D scanning, digital design and fabrication using your cell phone and laptop with free and easy apps. Digital scans of natural objects will be manipulated and edited before being built by hand with the aid of digitally created cardboard and paper templates.

Jul 20-21

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $260 Materials Fee: $25 Total Cost: $285

Dylan J. Beck is the Department Head of Ceramics and Digital Fabrication at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR. He earned his BFA from Ohio University, Post Baccalaureate Fellowship from Illinois State University, and MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. www.dylanjbeck.com

WORKSHOPS

Monica Setziol-Phillips

Carving and the World of Hardwoods All Skill Levels | Age 16+

In this process-oriented carving class, explore a selection of woods and tools. Focus on gaining a feel for the wood and what the material can and cannot do. After trying several woods, select one for carving either a tray or small wall piece. Optional post-class tour of Monica’s studio in Sheridan, Oregon.

Jul 21-23

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $280 Materials Fee: $25 Total Cost: $305

Monica Setziol-Phillips was fortunate to grow up around the sculptures of her father, Roy Setziol. The medium drew her in and she has now been carving for over 35 years. The character and feel of the wood continue to excite her. Her own work is mostly abstract which she finds most meaningful. www.atticgallery.com

Liz Walker

Suminagashi Paper Marbling All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Learn how to create beautiful marbled rice papers using sumi inks. Patterns and special colorful effects are achieved using a bamboo stylus and eye droppers. On Day 2, push the techniques further creating finished work using simple collage and painting methods to create imagery.

Jul 22-23

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $168 Materials Fee: $40 Total Cost: $208

Liz Walker, who creates award-winning marbled paintings in her studio in Portland, OR, has been teaching marbling (both acrylic and suminagashi) for nearly a decade. She received her BA in Art from Trinity University and is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS). www.lizwalkerart.com

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Jane Ingram Allen

Sitka Spruce Papermaking and Mixed Media Art All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Using the bark, needles and cones of the beautiful and majestic Sitka spruce trees create mixed-media art and handmade paper. Using materials that are specific to this part of the coastal forests. Discover unique techniques developed by the instructor during time spent at Sitka Center, in Asia and other parts of the world.

Jul 24-25

Mon-Tue 10am-4pm Tuition: $280 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $285

Jane Ingram Allen has taught workshops at universities, art centers and museums in the United States, Japan, the Philippines, Brazil, Nepal,Tanzania, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan. Her specialty is papermaking with local plants and creating environmental art installations. Jane’s approach to teaching is open and flexible, creating a friendly atmosphere. www.janeingramallen.com


WORKSHOPS JULY

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Krista Eddy

Zebith Thalden

Pete Owston

All Skill Levels | Age 10+ (under 16 with registered adult)

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Beginner | Age 12+

Sitka Art Circle: Cardboard Printing Sitka Art Circles are a way to come together in a casual atmosphere to enliven your creative spirit through facilitated projects. All ages invited, including family groups. Everyone is welcome—whether you’re a newcomer to art or a seasoned artist. In this session, learn a printing process using material out of your recycling bin! Corrugated cardboard can create mesmerizing texture lines throughout your design. The hours of this workshop are 10am-2pm.

Jul 24

Mon 10am-2pm Tuition: $20 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $25

Krista Eddy has taught many adult and children’s art classes through a variety of non-profit organizations over the last 20 years. Her teaching style focuses on energy, fun and creativity. She received a BFA degree in illustration. www.kristaeddy.com

The Art of Insect Illustration Celebrate the colors, patterns, and textures of insects. Emphasis will be on anatomical structure and aesthetic compositions. Various exercises explore drawing techniques as you work toward a finished piece. Demonstrations will cover traditional drawing and painting approaches as well as foundation design principals.

Jul 25-26

Tue-Wed 10am-4pm

Tuition: $160 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $160

Zebith Thalden is the owner and nature illustrator for Intersectus Design in Portland. She has taught woodworking, drawing, painting, copper-smithing and outdoor education. She received a BFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA degree in interdisciplinary studies, focused on painting and entomology, from Goddard College. www.intersectus.net

Trees of Cascade Head Learn the basics of tree identification and growth. The Sitka Center lies within one of the world’s most productive forest regions. Studio-based instruction on tree classification and identification will be followed by visits to nearby field sites to observe and discuss these amazing trees and forests. Dress for weather and walking/hiking.

Jul 26

Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $20 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $20

Pete Owston has a doctorate in forest science from the University of Michigan and has lived and worked in Oregon for the past 45 years. He retired from a 40-year career in the U.S. Forest Service that took him to forests in many other parts of the country and the world. He was also an adjunct faculty member of the College of Forestry, OSU, where he gave lectures and served as an advisor to graduate students.

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Erica Ekrem

An Exploration in Meditative Bookbinding All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Discover the meditative practice of bookbinding through the metaphor of flowing water. Explore bookbinding basics, consider ethical material sourcing and learn a decorative weaving technique. Have the opportunity to sit in tea meditation, tune into your breath, and practice journaling. Each student will take home a leather journal.

Jul 27-28

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $160 Materials Fee: $50 Total Cost: $210

Erica Ekrem is the founder of Odelae Tea & Book Arts and is known for her 100% biodegradable clam shell binding, Book of the Sea, recently featured in the “Paper Show” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is the internationally-published author of Bound: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books. www.odelae.com


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JULY

Rebecca Jamieson

Mindful Writing: Listening to Land, Listening to Self All Skill Levels | Age 18+

What does the land tell us when we truly listen? How does a river, honeysuckle, or clear-cut forest affect our bodies and minds? We’ll use writing and meditation to explore these questions, and help us wake up to the wisdom that arises when we listen deeply to ourselves or a place. Perfect for those who want to bring fresh awareness to their writing.

Jul 27-28

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $160 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $160

Rebecca Jamieson lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches writing and meditation. She holds an interdisciplinary BA from Marylhurst University in Writing, Mindfulness, and Psychology. Her work has been published the Shambhala Sun, Calyx, Stirring, and VoiceCatcher, and she has a chapbook of poems forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

WORKSHOPS

Elder Jones

Wet Carved Concrete All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Create a sculpture or large planter pot made of sand mix concrete. Sculpt your work while the material is soft setting to hard. No power tools are used. The 2nd day is focused on intensive physical sculpting sustained until the carving is done. Return on the last day for fine finishing work. Projects can weigh up to 40lbs. Friday 2pm-5pm, Saturday 9am-6:30pm and Sunday 10am-12pm.

Jul 28-30

Fri 2pm-5pm, Sat 9am-6:30pm, Sun 10am-12pm Tuition: $300 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $310

Elder Jones has been wet carving concrete for thirty years and traveling around the country teaching workshops in the technique for the past ten years. He was a member of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists for eight years and was represented by a number of galleries. www.sandpudding.com

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Sylvia Emard

Margaret Malone

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Pattern on Cloth with Shibori and Indigo

Lay It Bare: The Naked Heart of Personal Narrative

Create pattern on cloth using traditional Japanese Shibori or shaped-resist dyeing techniques. Manipulate and compress, then dye beautiful shades of blue on cloth or artisan paper in an environmentallyfriendly indigo dye vat. Using a variety of materials, practice dyeresist techniques, then complete a scarf to take home.

Most successful memoir combines self-imagination, a naked heart and a fearless dose of honesty: this workshop is about finding our way into this place. We’ll read, write, share work, and discuss ways to unearth material. Our focus will be on generating new work. You will leave with several fragments and starts.

Jul 29-30

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $165 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $170

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $200 Materials Fee: $30 Total Cost: $230

Sylvia Emard retired from the corporate world and now indulges her interests in textile art, hand weaving and surface design. A studio artist, she also teaches weaving and dyeing, and exhibits her work at various Portland-area venues. www.sylviaemard.com

Jul 29-30

Margaret is the author of the story collection “People Like You.” Her non-fiction has been published in The Missouri Review, Oregon Humanities, latimes.com and elsewhere. She’s facilitated workshops with Write Around Portland, taught creative writing as a visiting artist at Pacific Northwest College of Art, and co-hosts the artist & literary gathering SHARE. www.margaretmalone.com


WORKSHOPS JULY-AUGUST

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Anne Godfrey

Photo Manipulation: Analogue Approach All Skill Levels | Age 18+

Learn low-tech approaches to photo transfer and collage. Explore non-digital methods used in the creation of multi-media photographic based art. Experiment with 2D and 3D forms using a variety of materials from paper, to found objects. Influences range from Rauschenberg’s prolific photo transfer work to fine craft multi-media collage.

Jul 31-Aug 1

Mon-Tue 10am-4pm Tuition: $170 Materials Fee: $18 Total Cost: $188

Anne Godfrey has taught thousands of students at the University of Oregon, Lane Community College and the University of New Mexico. Godfrey is a member of the University of Oregon landscape architecture faculty and was named one of 30 Most Admired Educators by Design Intelligence in Architecture and Design in 2014.

Elaine Henry

Elaine Henry

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

The Art of the Critique Learn the basic structures used in critique. Techniques will focus on positive aspects of the work, constructive criticism, honest judgment and suggestions for improvement. Bring your own work or student work for the group to critique.

Jul 31

Mon 10am-4pm Tuition: $95 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $95

Elaine Olafson Henry is editor/publisher of Ceramics: Art & Perception and Ceramics TECHNICAL. She earned a BFA degree from the University of Wyoming and an MFA degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She taught at Emporia State University from 19962007 where she was the chair of the Department of Art from 2000-2007. www.elainehenry.com

Teaching and Learning Creativity Learn techniques to develop your own creativity (and that of your students, if applicable). Focus on methods to make the brain more flexible and more fluid through brainstorming and other techniques. Analyze your own artworks (as well as the work of others) and examine how you can take the work further. We will also explore several different theories for developing and enhancing creativity.

Aug 1-2

Tue-Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $220 Materials Fee: $17 Total Cost: $237

Elaine Olafson Henry is editor/publisher of Ceramics: Art & Perception and Ceramics TECHNICAL. She earned a BFA degree from the University of Wyoming and an MFA degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She taught at Emporia State University from 19962007 where she was the chair of the Department of Art from 2000-2007. www.elainehenry.com

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Anne Godfrey

Defining a Sense of Place Through Contemporary Drawing Intermediate | Age 16+

Experiment with contemporary drawing techniques to capture the complexity of the landscape. Approaches include extended contour line drawing, collage and abstraction. Gain confidence to express your artistic voice while learning to interpret your surroundings with a contemporary lens.

Aug 2-4

Wed-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $230 Materials Fee: $15 Total Cost: $245

Anne Godfrey teaches contemporary drawing and photography practices examining the American West. Godfrey is a member of the University of Oregon landscape architecture faculty and was named 30 Most Admired Educators by Design Intelligence in Architecture and Design in 2014. She has taught thousands of students at the University of Oregon, Lane Community College and the University of New Mexico.


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AUGUST

Janet Parker

Botanical Drawing in Graphite and Colored Pencil All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Learn techniques for drawing botanical subjects realistically, in graphite and colored pencil. Find out how to capture accurate proportions and create a value study in graphite. Apply colored pencil in a second study, slowly building up light layers of color.

Aug 3-4

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $235 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $235

Janet currently teaches Botanical Drawing classes at Oregon College of Art & Craft and Oregon Society of Artists. In May 2015, she earned the NY Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art certificate. She is a founder of Oregon Botanical Artists. www.janetparker-art-design.com

WORKSHOPS

Joanne Daschel

Sitka Art Circle: Classical Stone Mosaic

All Skill Levels | Age 12+ (under 16 with registered adult)

Sitka Art Circles are a way to come together in a casual atmosphere to enliven your creative spirit through facilitated projects. Everyone is welcome—whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned artist; youth ages 12-16 with registered adult. In this session, create a small mosaic with natural stone using classical motifs. This workshop’s hours are 10am to 2pm.

Aug 5

Sat 10am-2pm Tuition: $20 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $25

Joanne Daschel creates mosaics with traditional materials and techniques in her studio at Lincoln City Cultural Center. She teaches at Artists’ Studio Association, and her work is exhibited at the Artists’ Co-op Gallery in Lincoln City. She is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. www.joannedaschel.com

Joanne Mulcahy

The Writer Abroad

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

“Going Abroad” suggests travel into the unfamiliar, whether far afield or in a neighborhood close to home. We’ll write about our travels and encounters with new people, cultures, languages, and landscapes. We’ll work from photographs and memory, exploring craft issues and the ethics of writing about others.

Aug 5-6

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $225 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $225

Joanne B. Mulcahy teaches creative non-fiction at Lewis and Clark College and The Duke University Center for Documentary Studies. She has published essays in numerous journals and anthologies, as well as the books Remedios: The Healing Life of Eva Castellanoz and Writing Abroad: A Guide for Travelers (co-authored by Peter Chilson). www.joannemulcahy.com

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Judy Vogland

Sand Painting & Exploring Water-Based Mixed Media All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Explore this unique painting experience inspired by the Oregon coast. Using sand, mixed media, paint and found materials, students develop beautiful large surfaces on stretched canvas or panel reflecting the rugged coastal landscape. Optional canvas building workshop included prior to class. Designed for both new and returning sand painters. Class starts at 9am, dress for weather, walking and beach time.

Aug 6-9

Sun-Wed 9am-4pm Tuition: $355 Materials Fee: $15 Total Cost: $370

Judy Vogland, an Oregon painter, has taught surface building with sand and found materials on beaches for over 30 years. In addition to teaching at Portland State University, Hillsboro High School and Sitka, Judy creates public space and corporate artwork, and works in collage/assemblage for gallery exhibitions. www.judyvogland.com


WORKSHOPS AUGUST

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Chloë Hight

Digital Storytelling

All Skill Levels | Age 15+

Create stop motion animations using the iStopMotion App on iPads. Explore the aesthetic and narrative elements of storytelling through photography, drawing, painting, and poetry. The digital stories will be inspired by local ecology and will incorporate natural materials collected on the Oregon coast.

Aug 7-8

Mon-Tue 10am-4pm Tuition: $160 Materials Fee: $20 Total Cost: $180

Chloë holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Visual Art in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. As a teaching and practicing artist, her work is influenced by the seasonal local landscape. Chloë teaches art in K-12 schools throughout Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Vancouver, BC. www.chloehight.com

Jalene Case

Sitka Art Circle: Converse with Your Creative Self All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Sitka Art Circles are a way to come together in a casual atmosphere to enliven your creative spirit through facilitated projects. Everyone is welcome—whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned artist. In this session develop a relationship with your creative spirit by learning to communicate with it in new ways. We’ll explore methods involving lighthearted artistic activities made for people with no art experience. This workshop is from 10am-2pm.

Aug 9

Wed 10am-2pm Tuition: $25 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $25

Jalene is an enthusiastic life-long learner. In 2015, she resigned as Sitka’s Executive Director to embark on a motorcycle adventure with her husband from Oregon to the tip of South America. Now, she’s creating a business teaching and coaching in the areas of transition and leadership. www.jalenecase.com

Marlana Stoddard Hayes

Painting with Color and Pattern from Nature’s Playbook All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Drawn to the beauty of nature? Explore the larger meanings behind this need. Discover answers in a studio context that honors the abundance of form and palette found in the Sitka environment. Working with water-based pigments, learn approaches to coax your practice forward.

Aug 11-13

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $295 Materials Fee: $15 Total Cost: $310

Marlana Stoddard Hayes has 35 years of teaching experience and is a past Sitka resident. Her work has been exhibited internationally in France, China, Vietnam and Africa. Now a full time painter, she is represented by Butters Gallery in Portland. Since 1980, her work explores the tenets of eco-theology. www.marlanastoddardhayes.com

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Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Ethnobotanical Sketchbook All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Explore creative ways to keep an ethnobotanical sketchbook. Learn basic botanical drawing techniques using pencil, pen and ink and color pencils. Complete several entries into your sketchbooks incorporating botanical drawings and ethnobotanical notes while designing original sketchbook pages.

Aug 12-13

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $175 Materials Fee: $7 Total Cost: $182

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, and a naturalist. She is the author of two ethnobotanical coloring books: ABC of Coastal Native Plants and Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest. Dorota enjoys teaching ESL and Art of Ethnobotany at Seaside High School and Botanical Drawing at various community centers. www.dorotahaberlehigh.com


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AUGUST

Mary-Ellen Campbell

Book Binding Techniques for Work on Single Pages All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Learn five binding techniques over 2 days. Three bindings: Crown, Australian Flat and Slit based on concertina folds allow pages to be added and removed. Two sewn bindings: single page coptic and figure 8 stitch used to create sculptural books or hanging books. Incorporate heavy weight pages using various materials such as board, wood and metal.

Aug 14-15

Mon-Tue 10am-4pm Tuition: $160 Materials Fee: $25 Total Cost: $185

Mary-Ellen Campbell, holding advanced art degrees from Michigan State University and Pratt Institute, NY, has been a professor of art for 34 years. She has taught book arts workshops abroad and across the US at San Francisco Center for the Book, Mendocino Art Center and other art centers. www.mecampbellart.net

WORKSHOPS

Judy Morris

Jennifer Kuhns

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

20 Lessons for 20 Years Judy celebrates her 20th anniversary teaching at Sitka this summer. In honor of this milestone, Judy will share the 20 best lessons about watercolor that encourage new directions and inspire continued success. Bring your favorite watermedia supplies and be prepared to learn how to make every painting a winner.

Aug 14-17

Mon-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $575 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $575

Judy Morris has taught over 150 workshops for local, state, national and international watercolor societies. She enjoys sharing advice on new watermedia materials and contemporary painting ideas. Her workshops are designed to “stir up� your inspiration, painting techniques and painting passion. www.judymorris-art.com

Wycinanki Papercutting Create symmetrical designs and explore negative space in this introduction to papercut art. Use traditional Polish templates as a starting point, or as an inspiration for your own creativity. Learn techniques for smooth cutting and reduced tearing, composition and use of negative space, adding layers of color, and securing the design to a background for framing.

Aug 16

Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $95 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $105

While Jennifer Kuhns is known primarily for her work in mosaic, she has been exploring papercut art for about 5 years. What began as an exploration of her cultural heritage through traditional craft has become a body of work that celebrates our human interdependence with the natural world. www.jkmosaic.com

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Jenna Lechner

Linoleum Block: Repeated Pattern Design All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Learn to create your own seamlessly repeating patterns. Carve linoleum blocks to make your designs come to life in repeat. Explore various motifs and their application. Create a collection of 3 repeating patterns printed on cloth and paper.

Aug 17

Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $98 Materials Fee: $25 Total Cost: $123

Jenna Lechner is an illustrator, writer, and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Montana, she holds a BFA degree in printmaking from the University of Oregon. Some of her illustration and writing clients include Adobe, the Portland Mercury, Pentel Arts, Willamette Week, DailyServing, HTC Mobile, and Postfilm Design. www.jennalechner.com


WORKSHOPS AUGUST

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Inga Dubay

Ruri

Sally Cleveland

Beginner | Age 10+ (under 16 with registered adult)

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Intermediate | Age 16+

Italic Handwriting

Enjoy writing legible, handsome and easy-to-learn Italic handwriting. Besides being soul-satisfying, others will also enjoy reading the end result. Gain confidence in the basics of italic handwriting through instruction, practice and self-assessment techniques. See the exciting things you can do with twenty-six letters!

Aug 22

Tue 10am-4pm Tuition: $115 Materials Fee: $20 Total Cost: $135

Inga Dubay taught at the Oregon College of Art and Craft for 25 years. She is co-author of a new book Getty-Dubay Italic Calligraphy: for School & Home, as well as co-author of Write Now: The Getty-Dubay Program For Handwriting Success, Italic Letters, and Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series. She has presented over 170 handwriting seminars for medical professional with Barbara Getty and numerous public workshops. www.handwritingsuccess.com

Hand-building: Abstracted Nature

Watercolor for Serious Painters

Create hand-built, abstract clay sculptures that are inspired by the natural world. Explore basic clay construction techniques of coiling, pinching and slab building before choosing one technique to explore in depth. Time will be spent observing nature and planning for how best to translate our surroundings (clouds, waves, ocean, rocks, mountains, etc.) into clay. Focus on thinking through concepts and planning for surface textures. Works will be bisque fired.

Find ways to use watercolor that are both personal and sophisticated. Through support and guidance learn to retain the quality of the medium while exploring more subtle ways to depict an image. Receive knowledgeable help with technique and materials.

Aug 22-25

Sally Cleveland is a highly respected Pacific Northwest artist. She is known for her personal depictions of landscapes and cityscapes. Sally is a former Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and recipient of a grant from New York’s Artist’s Fellowship. www.sallycleveland.com

Tue-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $400 Materials Fee: $35 Total Cost: $435

Ruri apprenticed under Tatsuzo Shimaoka, National Living Treasure, Mashiko, Japan, before establishing her studio in Sheridan, Oregon. For over 37 years she has been focused on abstract clay sculptures and vessels fired in her anagama (FuuKooGama) kiln. www.RuriClayWork.us

Aug 23-24

Wed-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $575 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $575

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Jane Pagliarulo

Outdoor Survival for Plein Air Women

All Skill Levels | Age 13+

Be ready for anything! In a supportive women-only environment, we will learn how to stay found in the backcountry through lectures and practice outside. In remote headland and forest locations, practice: map & compass, ten essentials, hypothermia prevention, earthquake preparedness, first-aid, shelter and fire-building.

Aug 26-27

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $180 Materials Fee: $35 Total Cost: $215

Jane Pagliarulo has been a professional guide for 30 years. In Santa Fe, New Mexico she helped run a search and rescue team, and after 7 years of guiding whitewater and wandering in the mountains rescuing people, she moved to Oregon, where she loves sharing her knowledge of the great outdoors. www.ateliermeridian.com


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AUGUST

WORKSHOPS

Linda Swindle

Shannon Weber

Larry Thomas

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

Intermediate | Age 18+

Silk Scarf

Fall in love with painting on silk. Explore traditional techniques and some alternative methods as well. You need not have any prior experience with painting or drawing. Complete at least 4 projects of beautiful wearable art.

Aug 26-27

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $190 Materials Fee: $60 Total Cost: $250

Linda Swindle is a watercolor artist and silk painter who enjoys the spontaneity and freedom of expression each medium lends. For Linda, inspiration for subject matter comes from our walk through everyday life. Her teaching philosophy is, “if it isn’t fun, why do it?” www.LSWatercolor.com

Sculptural Paper Boats

Drawing Intensive

Explore the paper boat form using basic basketry skills. Apply handmade papers over a frame to form the hull, layer the surface with encaustic medium and glaze with oil sticks. Assemble objects to be held inside the boats from nature collected around the Sitka grounds.

Working from natural forms in the immediate landscape and from a nude model, practice making quick notes and sketches utilizing a variety of drawing materials and techniques. Further develop those sketches into more complex, deeper interpretations and responses to the natural environment.

Aug 26-28

Aug 28-31

Sat-Mon 10am-4pm Tuition: $280 Materials Fee: $50 Total Cost: $330

Shannon Weber is a full-time studio artist of merit with over two decades of teaching and exhibition experience. She works with hand collected and reclaimed materials combined with non-traditional applications of surface design layers. Shannon is most noted for her use of nature and kelp. www.shannonweber.com

Mon-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $435 Materials Fee: $10 Model Fee: $20 Total Cost: $465

Larry Thomas is the former dean of academic affairs and interim president of the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been exhibited widely, regionally and nationally, and is in many permanent collections. He has taught drawing, painting and printmaking at San Francisco Art Institute and at Stanford University, and has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities. www.larrythomas.info

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Margot Voorhies Thompson

Collage: Drawing with Shapes and Textures All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Experiment with a variety of papers, adhesives and techniques to develop an understanding of the craft of collage. Discover both conceptual and formal approaches to building a series of related images through the medium of collage.

Aug 29-30

Tue-Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $185 Materials Fee: $30 Total Cost: $215

Margot Voorhies Thompson is a painter, printmaker, calligrapher and designer of the Sitka Center logo. She is represented by Russo Lee Gallery in Portland. Her public art commissions include installations at Portland State University, Woodstock Public Library, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon State Library, Tualatin Kaiser Permanente and OHSU. www.margotvoorhiesthompson.com


WORKSHOPS AUGUST-SEPTEMBER

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Karen Tanner

Carole Berren

Ginger Burrell

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Gilded Leaves

Watercolors on Yupo

Star Book in a Hexagon Box

Leaves saved as a memento from a special day can hold a story or memory. Enshrine them in gold! Discover a new art form and learn a contemporary application for the ancient process of gilding. Techniques learned can be applied in a variety of ways. Leaves for embedding can be gathered at Sitka, or bring leaves that hold your story. You will leave the workshop with finished artwork.

Yupo paper allows for fun, playful exploration of how watercolors react on a non-absorbent surface. Experiment with a variety of washes to create unexpected effects and textures. Discover glazes that create darks while maintaining luminous transparent layers, continue exploring to enhance the surface. Results are unusual for watercolors.

Make an unusual book and box combination. You will create an exquisite hexagonal box featuring hinges and button-tie closure. The box will hold a beautiful star book we create that has magnets embedded in the covers to hold it open. You may display photos in your star book or the pressed natural materials that we will collect from our environment.

Aug 31

Sep 1-3

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $290 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $300

Sep 1-2

Carole Berren was recently granted Signature membership in the American Watercolor Society and has been teaching studio drawing and watercolor to adults for over 30 years. With enthusiasm, information and encouragement, she guides students from concept toward an exciting journey of discovery. www.caroleberren.com

Ginger Burrell teaches book arts at the Palo Alto Art Center in California. She has her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her artists’ books are held in private and public collections. www.gingerburrell.com

Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $95 Materials Fee: $20 Total Cost: $115

After a lifetime of making art, Karen Tanner views her art as her voice: “I begin by building depth and texture-showing the visual time passage and uncovering my message. Recently I’ve been exploring inner life symbols. I often work with metal foils. They represent the dueling of the spiritual/ material worlds.” www.karentannerart.com

Fri-Sat 10am-4pm Tuition: $260 Materials Fee: $20 Total Cost: $280

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Lynne Wintermute

Sitka Art Circle: Impressionist Painting

All Skill Levels | Age 12+ (under 16 with registered adult)

Sitka Art Circles are a way to come together in a casual atmosphere to enliven your creative spirit through facilitated projects. Everyone is welcome—whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned artist; youth ages 12-16 with registered adult. In this session, discover the beauty of Impressionism. Study the Impressionists with a focus on Monet then create two paintings in a similar style. The hours of this workshop are 10am-2pm.

Sep 3

Sun 10am-2pm Tuition: $15 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $25

Lynne Wintermute is a Pacific City artist with a BFA from Linfield College and graduate studies at Pacific Northwest College of Arts as well as Universities abroad. Her work can be seen in various galleries and shows all over the Northwest. www.lynnewintermute.com


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SEPTEMBER

WORKSHOPS

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Judy Detrick

Jef Gunn

Judy Detrick

Jennifer Springsteen

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Intermediate | Age 18+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Calligraphy: Roman Capitals

Plein Air and the Dao of Seeing

Roman Capitals have been in continuous use since their appearance over two thousand years ago. Their classic beauty and versatility is notable. They can stand alone or mix well with almost any other writing style. We will study letter form, proportion and spacing and will touch upon simple layout strategies. May be taken in conjunction with “Gilding on Paper” on Sept 7-8.

The Dao of seeing is centered between keen observation of landscape, the mystery of attention, and sound painting methods. The emphasis is on seeing, experimentation and playful abstraction and process. Color and composition are also emphasized. Meditation practice will be a part of every day. Come discover what painting en plein air can be.

Sep 5-6

Tue-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $410 Materials Fee: $25 Total Cost: $435

Tue-Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $175 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $180

Judy Detrick is a calligrapher and designer from the Mendocino coast of northern California. Her work can be found in several anthologies of calligraphy and graphic design, and she is represented in the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering at the San Francisco Public Library, and other public and private collections. www.judydetrick.com

Sep 5-8

Jef has been evolving his approach to painting for over four decades from Post Impressionist to Cubist and abstract Surrealist work. He is now painting from a stance of quiet resistance informed by Asian art and meditation. This variety and depth shows in his classes. www.jefgunn.com

Gilding on Paper

Two medieval methods of gilding on paper will be presented along with their accompanying tools, techniques and materials. In addition to gold, other types of metal leaf will be supplied. Part skill building, part laboratory, part creative exploration —this workshop will provide you with what you need to get gilding! May be taken in conjunction with “Calligraphy: Roman Capitals” on Sept 5-6.

Sep 7-8

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $175 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $185

Judy Detrick is a calligrapher and designer from the Mendocino coast of Northern California. Her work can be found in several anthologies of calligraphy and graphic design, and she is represented in the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering at the San Francisco Public Library, and other public and private collections. www.judydetrick.com

The Elemental Short Story A great short story must contain these elements: strong characters who undergo transformation, clear plot points, a defined climatic moment and a resolution. Anything else is a vignette or a “slice of life.” Write and construct in class to develop key story elements and receive individual feedback.

Sep 7-8

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $175 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $175

Jennifer Springsteen is the co-founder of PDX Writers where she teaches manuscript development and coaches writers individually. She is the recipient of the 2008 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship for fiction, and a 2015 Fishtrap Summer Fellow. Her stories have been contest finalists nominated for Pushcart prizes. www.pdxwriters.com


WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER

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Charissa Brock

Bring in the Light: Bamboo Pendant Lamp All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Bamboo’s unique anatomy and flexibility embody natural structure and pattern. Learn about bamboo’s unique properties by making a cylindrical lamp. Create different patterns out of stitching techniques, bamboo, and pre-made glass elements.

Sep 9-10

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $220 Materials Fee: $62 Total Cost: $282 Charissa Brock discovered bamboo in 1999 while earning her MFA degree at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is included in the Arizona State University Museum. Her most recent shows were at Riversea Gallery in Astoria OR and Portland’s Japanese Garden. www.charissabrock.com

Natalie Serber

Natalie Craig

Sarah Sedwick

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

All Skill Levels | Age 15+

The Personal Essay

Expressive Figure Drawing

Explore the many ways to convert the messiness of life into an essay that impacts readers with the same vigor and vitality as our lived experiences have affected us. Our essays will work to connect a truth we discover about ourselves with a larger truth.

The study of figure drawing provides a strong foundation for developing your overall rendering skills. In this class we will practice fundamentals and composition to help you improve your expressive imagery while learning the mechanics of drawing the figure.

Sep 9-10

Sep 11-13

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $188 Materials Fee: $9 Total Cost: $197

Natalie Serber is the author of a memoir, “Community Chest,” and a story collection, “Shout Her Lovely Name,” a New York Times Notable Book. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Rumpus, and Salon. Her teaching style is inclusive with the intent to create a space of safety and rigor for honest writing. www.natalieserber.com

Mon-Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $230 Materials Fee: $40 Model Fee: $35 Total Cost: $305

Natalie Craig’s teaching aims to encourage students to delve into the possibilities of their own expressive abilities. Natalie is a studio artist with a BA from San Diego State University, an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, exhibits in the US, and has participated in arts residencies and study in Europe, US, and South Africa. www.nataliecraigartist.com

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Introduction to Oil Painting Whether you’re new to oil paint, returning to painting, or an experienced artist looking to try a new medium, this workshop is designed to familiarize you with oil paint and energize your studio practice. Topics include: basic materials, color, value, and paint mixing, as well as the all-important question: “What should I paint?”

Sep 11-12

Mon-Tue 10am-4pm Tuition: $230 Materials Fee: $25 Total Cost: $255

Sarah Sedwick has a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art, and has lived in Eugene, OR since 2007. Her oil paintings celebrate the simple beauty of everyday objects, and are most often inspired by color combinations and perceptual effects. All are painted from life. www.sarahsedwick.com


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SEPTEMBER

Kendra Larson

Sitka Art Circle: Folklore, Fantasy and Acrylic Painting All Skill Levels | Age 10+ (under 16 with registered adult)

Sitka Art Circles are a way to come

together in a casual atmosphere to enliven your creative spirit through facilitated projects. All ages invited, including family groups. Everyone is welcome—whether you’re a newcomer to art or a seasoned artist. In this session explore enchanted worlds and translate them to paint. Start with shared stories and poems, illustrate your chosen literary tale and learn the basics of acrylic painting by using a collage approach to painting. This workshop is 10am-2pm.

Sep 13

Wed 10am-2pm Tuition: $20 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $25

Kendra Larson received her MFA degree in painting at the University of Wisconsin. She teaches at Portland State University and Pacific Northwest College of Art. www.kendralarson.com

WORKSHOPS

Kendra Larson

Micro to Macro: Large Mixed Media Drawings All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Often the area below our feet has just as much life, if not more, than the area above. Expand your drawing skills and sharpen observation techniques. You’ll learn to draw large, texture-rich images that capture Sitka’s tiny ecosystems using a mix of gesso and charcoal. Dress for weather and walking/hiking.

Sep 14-15

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $150 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $155

Kendra Larson received her MFA degree in painting at the University of Wisconsin, and she was awarded residencies at Signal Fire, Caldera and New Zealand’s New Pacific Studios. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and featured in publications. She teaches at Portland State University and Pacific Northwest College of Art. www.kendralarson.com

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Teresa Meier

Kat Sloma

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

All Skill Levels | Age 13+

Making Meaningful Photographs

Photographic Art with an iPhone

An introductory level class for anyone who wants to bring more meaning to their photographic practice. Learn how to manipulate the aesthetic qualities of photography to convey emotion and meaning while being immersed in the beauty and solitude of the natural area surrounding Sitka.

Create great images on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Explore the basics from how to take a good photograph to using apps for basic and artistic editing. Leave with multiple images of Sitka surroundings and the confidence to continue your photographic endeavors.

Sep 14-15

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $190 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $190

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $175 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $175

Teresa Meier is a multi-media artist based in Oregon. Her interests range from experiential travel photography to a fascination with telling stories through elaborately constructed photo-montages. She holds an MFA in photography and teaches photography classes at the Art Institute of Portland. www.teresameier.com

Sep 16-17

Kat Sloma is an Oregon fine art photographer, author, and instructor who found her medium when she started using an iPhone to create her photography-based art. Along with the two instructional photography books she has written, Kat teaches workshops and exhibits her work in the US and internationally. www.kateyestudio.com


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Stephanie Wood

Clackamas Chinook Berry Gathering Basket All Skill Levels | Age 12+

Weave a traditional Clackamas Chinook berry gathering basket using Western redcedar bark. Learn how to process materials, explore traditional weaving techniques and learn about tribal cultural history. Complete a basket by the end of the class.

Sep 16-17

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $140 Materials Fee: $50 Total Cost: $190

Stephanie Wood is Santiam and Yoncalla Kalapuya, Takelma Rogue River and Clackamas Chinook, and she is enrolled with the Grand Ronde Tribe. She grew up hearing weaving stories from her mother and aunts, and family baskets and weaving traditions have been passed down through six generations. www.Kalapuyaweaving.weebly.com

Jenny Bates

The Art of Inspiration: A Hands-On Writing Workshop All Skill Levels | Age 16+

What do we mean when we talk about inspiration and gaining new perspectives to empower our writing? This workshop is a hands-on quest to answer those questions by playing with words and images, as well as writing and creating mixed-media artworks, while growing in the creative process together.

Sep 18-19

Mon-Tue 10am-4pm Tuition: $205 Materials Fee: $15 Total Cost: $220

Jenny Bates loves great stories and the communities born out of writing them. Through both fiction and creative nonfiction, she guides students as they find their voices on the page. Jenny teaches creative writing and works as a writer and editor.

Sandy Dorr

Mythic Voice Making All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Come write your own myth, in prose or poetry, about this time in your life. Read and listen to sensual sea tales and poems by Isak Dinesen, Tillamook Clara Pearson and others as echoes of inner openings to explore. Gather elk bones, leaves, shells or cones to embed in a mask, which we’ll wear in a reading after discovering our own images and what the sea and trees have said.

Sep 18-19

Mon-Tue 10am-4pm Tuition: $220 Materials Fee: $7 Total Cost: $227

Sandra Dorr, a former Sitka resident, is writing a novel that takes place on the Salmon River. She lives in a canyon in western Colorado, the subject of her third book, Desert Water. A practicing Buddhist, she has led contemplative retreats and taught at eight universities. She is currently a poet in residence at a hospice. www.sandradorr.com

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Kami Ellingson

Salmon River EstuaryA Physical Transformation All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Be immersed in and learn about the hydrology of the Salmon River estuary. Travel into the estuary to experience the tides. Aerial photo and Laser image based lectures and discussion will help you understand the physical transformation of the estuary from a free flowing tidal system to an altered one and back again. Dress for weather and walking/hiking.

Sep 20

Wed 10am-4pm Tuition: $20 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $20

Kami Ellingson is a practical hydrologist with 20 years of field experience. For the past 10 years she has provided leadership in tidal wetland restoration of the Salmon River estuary. Kami takes an honest and direct approach to teaching and education through her passion and enthusiasm for this work.


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SEPTEMBER

Pamela Haunschild

Watermedia Painting with Natural Materials All Skill Levels | Age 16+

WORKSHOPS

Laura Moulton

Wielding the Pen to Make a Difference All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Create paintings by washing watercolors and acrylic inks over natural materials like plants, stones, shells, and sand. We will work on Claybord, a surface that allows for bright colors and special textural effects. The techniques learned can transfer to watercolor paper and other surfaces.

Examine writers and artists who use their work to affect social change. Generate new writing, identify your own causes and create a plan of action, emerging with new writing and art projects in mind, as well as strategies for getting your work into the world.

Sep 20-21

Sep 21-22

Wed-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $145 Materials Fee: $50 Total Cost: $195

Pam is a watermedia artist who devotes her time to capturing the beauty of nature in the American West. A retired college professor, she now paints and teaches workshops from her Ashland, Oregon studio. Her work is in southern Oregon galleries and many collections. www.pamhaunschild.com

Thur-Fri 10am-4pm Tuition: $165 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $165

Laura Moulton founded Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library for people living outside. Her service-learning university classes enable students in Portland to work with the library, interview patrons and find and document stories that would otherwise go untold. www.lauramoulton.org

Jim Burcio

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Kim Stafford

Carving & Painting the Sanderling

Writing the Understory

Carve a Sugar Pine or Basswood figure of a feeding Sanderling. The first day will be spent carving, the second and third day used to paint the subtle color tones of feathers. Learn a specific “scrubbing” technique with short-bristled brushes to create the soft textures associated with many of our shorebirds. Instruction will cover the anatomy and feather groups.

The natural world may serve to kindle a story you could not tell until now—stones by the river your line of clues. We will seek to tell the understory, the hidden narrative, the parable long denied by means of a beckoning from Earth.

All Skill Levels | Age 16+

Sep 22-24

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $262 Materials Fee: $25 Total Cost: $287

Jim has been carving wildfowl since 1974. He has competed and judged nationally, including the Ward World Championship in Ocean City, Maryland. Jim is the lead instructor for the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association, teaching five seminars a year since the early 1990’s. In 2010 and 2012 he was selected by the Ward Museum in Salisbury, Maryland, to be an instructor in their National Endowment for the Arts Grant.

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

Sep 23-24

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $280 Materials Fee: $0 Total Cost: $280

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, and author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. In addition to Sitka, he has taught writing workshops at the annual Fishtrap Writers Gathering and at colleges and literary centers in Oregon and abroad. www.kim-stafford.com


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Two Portland workshops are offered during the Sitka Art Invitational at the World Forestry Center in November.

Molly Hashimoto

Andie Thrams

All Skill Levels | Age 18+

All Skill Levels | Age 14+

Colors of the West: Landscape Watercolor Portland Location Learn how to sketch and paint many of the colorful landscapes of the Pacific Northwest: rain forest, ocean beach, mountain forest, and desert. Special attention focused on creating the palette for each region. Build skills on rendering specific objects like trees and rocks. Discover techniques to develop more finished looking paintings.

Fall leaves, fungi, light and mood will inspire a collection of studies using watercolor, gouache and ink. During gentle forays into the Arboretum we’ll collect ideas and materials. In the studio, we’ll build layers to capture form, detail and glow. A beautiful folio of responsive botanical studies will result.

Nov 1-2

Nov 3-5

Molly Hashimoto teaches watercolor landscape for the North Cascades Institute and the Yellowstone Association Institute. Her illustrations have been published by Pomegranate Communications for over 20 years. Mountaineers Books has just released her book Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Palette. www.mollyhashimoto.com

Andie Thrams makes paintings and artist’s books in wilderness habitats. Her art and teaching explore mystery, reverence and vanishing habitats. Her work is widely exhibited and held in numerous collections. She was a Sitka Artist-in-Residence in 2004, and holds a BA degree in art from the University of California, Berkeley. www.andiethrams.com

Wed-Thur 10am-4pm Tuition: $230 Materials Fee: $5 Total Cost: $235

Workshops at the Art Invitational in Portland are a great way to experience Sitka offerings with inspiring, expert instruction. Depending on the days of their workshop, students will even get to see the Invitational unfolding or visit the completed exhibit for creative inspiration. Join us for Sitka’s week in the city! See page 46 for more information.

Autumn Botanicals: A Sampler of Techniques Portland Location

Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Tuition: $310 Materials Fee: $10 Total Cost: $320


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LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS

AirBnB Listing

Salmon River Estuary Retreat Otis, OR

Queen Bedroom and full bath on first floor of house. Viewsbedroom of Salmon estuary. Private queen andRiver full bath on Walk to Sitka. For an additional fee a queen first floor of 2-story home. Kitchen/deck/livbedroom with shared bath is available. ing area shared with host. Overlooks Salmon River Estuary. Walk to Sitka. Inquire through Inquire AirBnB of or host. daubled@gmail.com.

Affordable Neskowin Rental

Cascade Head Ranch Pole House #1

Cozy cottage with beautiful ocean and golf course views. Quiet. Immaculately clean. Ocean-facing deck. Full kitchen. BBQ. Cable TV/DVD, WiFi, all linens and cooking utensils. 1BR/1BA. $115/night or $690/week.

Ocean view, sleeps 6. 3 BR—one queen, 4 single beds (bring sheets, blankets, towels). Full kitchen. No pets. Cost: $120/night plus 10% county tax. Call David Soelling or John Soelling.

206-445-9233 www.facebook.com/neskowin2006 neskowin2006@yahoo.com

3335 Ridge Road, across from Sitka Center 425-583-9919 or 360-907-3686 David Soelling: soellingmi@msn.com

Cascade Head Ranch Condo 14

Elderberry Cabin

Walk to your class at Sitka! Quiet 2 BR, 1.5 BA condo with meadow and ocean views. 4 person maximum. WiFi. NO SMOKING, NO PETS. $135 per night.

Cozy one room cabin. Walk to Sitka Center, trailhead. Two adults plus children. Queen sleeper sofa and sleeping loft. Wood stove and electric heat. Bring bedding and towels. Wind- sheltered sun deck. NO SMOKING, NO PETS. $100/night, including 11% lodging tax.

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503-789-6584 herzberg.judy@gmail.com

Sitka Center is located in Otis: 15 min. from Neskowin, 15 min. from Lincoln City, and 25 min. from Pacific City.


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Grey Fox Vacation Homes

888-720-2154 or 503-392-4355 www.neskowinbeachvacations.com

Grey Fox Inc. has been offering vacation rentals for over 25 years. Known for being a hands-on management firm.  We offer a variety of options to tourists that range from cottages, condos to luxury homes. 10% discount to Sitka workshop participants.

Lake House Bed and Breakfast

Cascade Head House #98 ON RIDGE ROAD

Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath house adjacent to Sitka Center. Large decks, pellet stove, gas BBQ, rowboat, community pool. Special rates for Sitka Center students and Nature Conservancy volunteers.

Call 1-888-720-2154 greyfox@oregoncoast.com

HIDEOUT STUDIO NEAR SITKA AND LINCOLN CITY

Plush • Serene • Convenient • Privacy • Value For more information: Email: reignforrest.inv@gmail.com Phone Toll free: 1-844-400-3700 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10418011 Mention this ad to get your Sitka / Veteran discount.

2165 NE East Devils Lake Rd, Otis, OR 97368 541-996-8938 or 888-996-8938 www.lakehousebb.com

Tranquility and peace on lake. 10 minutes from Sitka, discount for students staying 3 or more days. Smoke-free rooms with private baths, fireplace, hot tub, sleeps 2 or 4, hearty breakfast. $95 - $150/night.

Neskowin Resort

www.neskowinresort.com

Oceanfront Rentals, artist’s dream, where fresh ocean air mingles with Nature’s most alluring canvas. Featuring Hawk Creek, Proposal Rock, Cascade Head, and direct access to an intimate sandy beach. Visit website for more info.


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FOOD/RESTAURANTS YourLittleBeachTown.com 888-965-7001

Grateful Bread Restaurant and Bakery

34805 Brooten Road, Pacific City, OR 97135 503-965-7337

Bright, cheerful, relaxed atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegetarian specialties, fresh seafood, bakery breads and pastries, homemade soups, wine, beer, and espresso. Restaurant available for rent. Opens at 8am. Drive-thru espresso open 6:30am. Catering available. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Otis Café

Unique lodging accommodations in the heart of the Oregon Coast. Just 19 miles north of Sitka Center. 48988 Hwy 101 S • P.O. Box 790 Neskowin OR 97149

Just on the north side of Cascade Head you will find friendly and convenient accommodations at Neskowin’s Proposal Rock Inn. Your suite, studio or bedroom is a short walk from a spectacular beach.

Reservations: 866-404-4974 In the early 1800’s a love-struck sea captain rowed his sweetheart to a small wooded island to ask for her hand in marriage. The romantic legends of Proposal Rock still persist.

1259 Salmon River Highway Otis, OR 97368 541-994-2813 www.otiscafe.com otiscafe@live.com

Home cooked food. Lunch and dinner specials. Fresh baked bread, pies, and goodies. Open 7 days a week: 7am-8pm Thursday-Sunday, 7am-4pm Monday-Wednesday.


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Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Open Daily

Wood Fired Pizza • Salads Burgers • Steaks • Fresh Fish Pasta • and more . . . 4505 Salem Avenue Neskowin

(503) 392-4400 Fresh Local Produce vegetables, fruit, berries, herbs

Trillium Natural Foods Grocery

1026 SE Jetty Avenue, Lincoln City, OR 97367 541-994-5665 www.TrilliumNaturalFoods.net

Dory Caught Fish

Trillium has an excellent selection of organically grown foods including fresh produce, chicken, cheese, beans, grains, nuts, dried fruit and spices. Also top quality supplements at good prices. Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

Artisan Bread & Pastries Locally Pastured Meat poultry, lamb, pork

The Wildflower Grill

4250 N. Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367 541-994-9663

20% Off All Boars Head Sandwiches in Store and Small Plates in the Bistro, with coupon

Dining in a casual atmosphere. “A Little Bit of Everything.” Homemade desserts, excellent selection of beer and wine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open 7 days, 7am-4pm for breakfast and lunch. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday, 5-9pm. Catering available. Major credit cards accepted.

Homemade Granola Saturday 9am-1pm May 20 through September 30

Handmade Crafts SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Neskowin Farmers Market (located at Neskowin Beach Wayside) image © Judith and Ted Schlicting, rowboatgallery.com


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SHOPS/SERVICES

GALLERIES

1425 NW HWY 101 Lincoln City OR • 541-614-1294

Prehistoric welcomes you to join us in exploring the past. 3 4 9 5 0 B ro o t e n R d • Pac i i c C i t y d o w n to w n ~ j u s t n o r t h o f t h e l i g h t

503 • 965 • 4590

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Recent S itka Invitat ional Ar t ists at Rowb oat

W i l l i a m Pa rk S h a n n o n We be r Liisa Rahkonen Mindy Chaffin M i ch a el S ch l i c t i n g J o n n el C o vau l t S ta n Pe te r s o n S a ra S w i n k K el l y Ho w a r d J u d y Vo g l a n d

MJ Anderson Fra n k B o y d e n Pa t t y M a l y Pa t r i c i a W h e el e r R a n d a l K och D e bo ra h D e W i t J oh n S ta h l J u d i t h S ch l i c t i n g R e be c c a Wel t i G r eg W i l b u r

Freed Gallery

6119 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367 Tel: 541-994-5600 www.freedgallery.com

Located at Siletz Bay, this soaring two-story contemporary gallery features artists from around the world. Famous for glass, paintings, photography, wood, stone, bronze, ceramics, and jewelry.

Ryan Gallery 4270 N. Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367 541-994-5391 www.ryanartgallery.com mail@ryanartgallery.com

Long-established (since 1975) fine art gallery is at the north entrance of Lincoln City. The gallery exhibits original art and crafts of about 100 artists in a wooded garden setting. Offerings include paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, and jewelry by local and other Northwest artists. Open 10am-5pm daily.

Come enjoy our lifesize baby t-rex as it comes to life before your eyes. We offer the world’s finest fossils, minerals and meteorites. We have an extensive collection of educational toys for kids of all ages. Our fluorescent mineral room will wow you and our “break your own geodes” will make lasting memories for generations to come.

Prehistoric, where everything old is new again.

SCULPTURES

MINERALS

AMMONITES

Georgies Ceramic and Clay, Inc.

756 NE Lombard Street, Portland, OR 97211 1-800-999-2529 • Fax 503-283-1387 www.georgies.com

Clay­—the ultimate “centering” experience. Everything for the clay artist in you! Kilns, wheels, equipment, clay, glazes, even classes. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will guide you to successful clay creations.

TOYS

METEORITES

DINOSAURS

PETRIFIED WOOD

UV MINERALS

FOSSILS

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We put our money where our heart is: the community. • • •

Community minded, community made. We volunteer in the communities we serve. Our employees are empowered to give back.

Lincoln City Branch 541-994-9161 ColumbiaBank.com Member FDIC

Equal Housing Lender

Lincoln City’s home for arts and culture in the historic DeLake School ~ Performing & Visual Arts ~ Visitor Information & Gift Shop ~ Ceramics, Textiles and Sculpture Classes ~ Farmers Market every Sunday ~ Meeting & Event Space

541-994-9994 For the latest schedule: lincolncity-culturalcenter.org


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FRIENDS & PARTNERS

Skutt Ceramic Products, Inc.

6441 SE Johnson Creek Blvd. Portland, OR 97206 www.skutt.com Manufacturer of Kilns and Potters Wheels Pottery-Glass Fusing-Jewelry

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

McClain’s Printmaking Supplies 15685 SW 116th Ave, PMB 202 King City, OR 97224-2695 503-641-3555 or 800-832-4264 www.imcclains.com • mail@imcclains.com

A mail-order business dedicated to the art and artists of relief printmaking. Supplies are gathered from around the world for woodblock, linocut and engraving. Japanese-made supplies are our specialty.

Mills Ace Hardware

North 2047 NE 22nd Street, Lincoln City, OR 97367 541-996-3334 South 4910 SE Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367 541-996-2131

All your hardware needs now at two locations to serve you. Courteous and knowledgeable service. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-3pm.


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540 NE Highway 101, Lincoln City, Oregon 97367 • 541-994-9994 • lincolncity-culturalcenter.org

Lincoln City Cultural Center- Chessman Gallery Calendar of Shows April to Nov. 2017

APR

14 - May 8 ~ “All About Birds, 2017”

Paintings by Carrie Ann Reda and Arlon Gilliland, wood carvings by Leah Jewell and Randy Martin, assemblage art by Jeanne Drevas Opening Reception: Friday, April 14

This annual Bird themed Art Show features everything from watercolor, oil paint and graphite work to hand carved and stained birds and feathers.

MAY

12 - Jun 5 ~ Central Oregon Coast Spring ART ON THE EDGE STUDIO TOUR Opening Reception: Friday, May 12

The Chessmen Gallery will host an exhibit of all participating artists in this first annual Studio Tour. The tour will be based out of the Lincoln City Cultural Center which has four Studios on site that will be joined by a dozen more to make up this exclusive tour for the weekend of the 13th, 14th and 20th, 21st. www.artstudiotourlccc.com

JUN

9- Jul 10 ~ “Going Green” by the Toledo Arts Guild Opening Reception: Friday, June 9

“Going Green” will express themes of ecology, the environment, recycling and up cycling and of course, the color green in all its variation. The 25 artists of the Toledo Arts Guild will present pottery, glass, assemblage art, collage, paintings, needlepoint and more. www.toledoartsguild.com

AUG

11 - Sept 4 ~ “Loving, Studying and Restoring Our Public Open Spaces” by Nora Sherwood Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 11

This exhibit will shines a spotlight on the north Lincoln County open spaces from a natural science illustrator’s perspective, with renderings that highlight important species, projects, and restorations that are currently taking place.

SEP

8 - Oct 9 ~ Childrens’ Book Illustration Group Show with Sarah Gayle, Matt Fitzwater and Krista Eddy Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 8

This exhibit of Children’s book Illustrations will include framed, original illustrations, prints and the finished books by author/ illustrators, Sarah Gayle, Matt Fitzwater and Krista Eddy.

OCT

13 - Nov. 6 ~ ”Portals Into Fiber” Fiber Arts Group Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 13

This exhibit strives to share a part of each of the artists involved, focusing on both message and aesthetic. It is a portal to educate viewers on the diversity of fiber as a means of expressing the range of human conditions, as well as an art show of depth and quality.

NOV

10 - Dec. 4 ~ “A Colorful Confluence” by Carol Pulvermacher and Virginia Leonnig Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 10

JUL

14 - Aug 7 ~ Summer Members’ Show Opening Reception: Friday July 14

Every year the Lincoln City Cultural Center honors its membership by exhibiting work of all kinds exclusively done by our member artist. Photo Credit: Ernie Rose

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This collaborative show between two Oregon artists expresses a shared love of Pacific Northwest wildlife using different mediums and styles. Choosing like subject matter and size, these works create a surprising and unusual confluence of color, energy and creativity.


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Sitka Art Invitational

Miller Hall at the World Forestry Center, Portland

With deep appreciation

we thank those individuals and businesses who have given an early commitment to sponsoring this year’s special events. MINGLE AND MUSE Ace Hardware Chinook Winds Casino Resort Columbia Bank

Experience nature-inspired artwork in a variety of mediums and interpretations. Our 24th annual Art Invitational will showcase 450+ works of sculpture, ceramics, paintings, metalwork, glass, fiber arts, book arts and prints, by more than 120 Northwest artists. The event kicks off with a party with the artists on Friday evening. Sales are shared 50/50, which helps support the Northwest art community as well as Sitka’s programs.

Exhibit and Sale November 4 & 5

Party with the Artists November 3

$5 Admission Free for Sitka Members

Tickets: Sitka Members $45 Non-Members $65

Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm

Friday 6-9pm

Visit www.sitkacenter.org or call 541-994-5485 to learn more about the Sitka Art Invitational and how to become a sponsor.

SITKA ART INVITATIONAL Tom & Ellen Abrego Gordon Akeson Becker Capital Management The Crystal Hotel Bob Dayton & Judy Vogland Framing Resource Greenegaard Farms Bill Hale & Judy Matthies Mark Pyrch & Will Peterson McClain’s Printmaking Supplies Park Lane Suites and Inn Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Shearwater Inn Janine & Skip Stanton John Soelling Skutt Ceramic Products Margot Voorhies Thompson & George Thompson United Pacific Forest Products Join this list of donors to show your support for Sitka’s quality programs that have been celebrating creativity since 1970.


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Resident Show & Tell

Mingle and Muse

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Sitka Spruce-Up Day

At a Resident Show & Tell you will get a glimpse into the creative process of our artistsin-residence. These presentations are an opportunity for residents to share their work with the community. The event is free and open to the public; light snacks will be provided.

Rain or shine, help us make Sitka sparkle. Get to know other volunteers and have a bit of fun while sprucing up Sitka’s campus. Many hands make light work; tasks include weeding, washing windows, cleaning studios and more.

Tuesday, April 25 Tuesday, September 26

9am - 3pm (come for any amount of time)

Join us for Mingle and Muse, our free summer lecture series. This event is free and open to the public. Mingling begins at 4:30pm, presentations start at 5pm.

Thursday, June 1

Shea Steingass, a Ph.D. student at OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute shares about current harbor seal research

Wednesday, July 26

Saturday, Apr 29, 1pm Wednesday, Oct 4, 6pm Saturday, Jan 6, 2018, 1pm From October to mid-May, our Residency Program provides artists, writers, musicians and environmental scientists with time and space for reflection, artistic creation or scientific research. Tucked in the forest near Cascade Head, Sitka is an ideal location to withdraw from the distraction of daily life, find the solitude needed to push through creative boundaries.

Sarah Greene, retired forest ecologist shares about Sitka’s Reflection Program, a 200-year archive of artistic responses to landscape

Thursday, August 10

Gayle Hansen, OSU Associate Professor (Senior Research) Marine Phycologist shares about Oregon alga flora

Thursday, September 21

Kami Ellingson, hydrologist with the USFS shares about the Salmon River Estuary

Camera Obscura Visit Sitka’s camera obscura and see the natural world in a new way. This temporary art installation will be like standing in a giant pinhole camera. Outside images will be projected through low-tech lenses, turning a darkened room into a magical experience.

To find out more about volunteering contact info@sitkacenter.org or call 541-994-5485.

Saturday, July 8


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Sitka Center 2017 Workshop Catalog  

Over 100 nature-inspired workshops in art, writing and ecology on the Oregon coast.

Sitka Center 2017 Workshop Catalog  

Over 100 nature-inspired workshops in art, writing and ecology on the Oregon coast.

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