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Future Self Portraits

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Seattle Pacific University Art Center, 3 West Cremona, Seattle, WA 98119

 

 

 

Students will explore their relationship with technology and use chalk pastels to create compelling futuristic self-portraits. During the workshop, students will learn basic head structure and pastel rendering techniques.  While drawing, they will reference sci-fi artists, fictional cyborg characters and virtual reality spaces to develop their own tech-human portraits.  We will discuss the role technology plays in our lives and depict how we see it evolving. 

 
artist: Caitlin Fennelly

Flip Book Animation

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Seattle Pacific University Art Center, 3 West Cremona, Seattle, WA 98119

Rather than watching Saturday morning cartoons, our students will be creating them! After designing their own character, students will learn traditional hand-drawn animation techniques and how to break down motion and timing into key frames and in-betweens. They’ll leave with a flipbook featuring a complete run cycle of their character in action.

artist: Tony White

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Pinhole Photography

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , School of Visual Concepts, 2300 7th Avenue ste B, Seattle, WA 98121

Join us for a photography workshop with a twist. We'll be using modern, high-end digital cameras & pairing them with the oldest form of lens known. Find out what happens when you hack 21st century technology to use a lens design that is at least 3000 years old.  What do we lose when we take away the technology of modern camera lenses? More importantly, what do we gain? 

artist: Ric Ewing

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Terry Marks Mural

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Gasworks Park Picnic Area 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103
This is a group and an individual project at the same time. Borrowing from the surrealist exquisite corpse where the cohesive whole is made from the unseen connections between drawings, this is a large-scale painting that will be brought to life in the color and painting of each individual artist. 
 
Each artist will select a shape/canvas without the knowledge of where it will fit into the greater work. 
 
THE TASK of painting will be to paint what you wish to see in the world. This can be what you hope for the world, what you hope for yourself, or another. It can be representational aka specific things or people, or it can be abstract or it can incorporate words. You can execute your painting however you wish, as long as you are putting forth your best hope for the future.
 
Once complete, the entire piece will be assembled and create a 16 foot long, 4 foot high vision of the world that could be. 
 
artist: Terry Marks

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Intuitive Painting

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Seattle Pacific University Art Center, 3 West Cremona, Seattle, WA 98119

In this workshop, you will learn the art of letting go and embracing creative experimentation. Through the deliberate practice of “mistake-making,” you will learn how to turn artistic bloopers into material for even better beginnings and remove the fear of making “bad art."

During our time together you will paint using exploratory techniques and found objects (what other people call “junk”). We will begin the process of unlearning the rules, letting go of preconceived notions, and embracing the courage to freely explore the beginner’s mind. This workshop is not about talent or skill but about finding the intuitive artist within.

Wear clothes you can ruin or turn into other works of art.

artist: Steffanie Lorig

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Letterpress

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , School of Visual Concepts, 2300 7th Avenue ste B, Seattle, WA 98121

 

The printed word holds power and weight. And in letterpress, a form of relief printing using pressure and ink, that weight is tangible. Visual designer and letterpress printer Amy Redmond will lead students through a hands-on exploration of how a typeface’s style, size, & placement — combined with color and imagery — amplify the meaning words have. Working in the letterpress studio at Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts, students will use wood type and existing imagery to experiment both on- and off-press with hand-inking and overprinting. We’ll discuss our how the limits of these tools enhance the creative process, creating delightful effects that are unique to letterpress. Students will walk away with a small collection of their printed work and a basic understanding of how the limitations of historic, analog technology has relevance in the modern digital age.
artist: Amy Redmond

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Skate Decks

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Artefact 619 Western Avenue #500 Seattle WA 98104

Renowned designer and illustrator Robynne Raye leads our students through the design and development of custom skate decks using vinyl and paint. 

Super cool instructor/ super cool results.  

 

artist: Robynne Raye
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Illumination, Exploration, Illustration, and Typographication

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Seattle Pacific University Art Center, 3 West Cremona, Seattle, WA 98119

In this workshop, we'll be looking at the history of illuminated letters and their effect on typography.  Each student will design their own illuminated letter, carve it into a printing block and print it as part of a poster.  The end result will be a personal piece of illustrated typographic art, as well as a collaborative poster of the entire alphabet.  

 

artist: Jeff Barlow

Poster Design

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , School of Visual Concepts, 2300 7th Avenue ste B, Seattle, WA 98121

Controversy and vocal opinions are prominent elements of American culture.  For every major issue (or minor one) there seem to be an extreme range of opinions available in our media, either for or against.  Current events are continually being read or reported through prisms that reflect bias, political or otherwise.  Graphic design plays a role in all this through the conveyance of content.  A designer is generally hired in service of a client-who wishes to influence the public by crafting a specific message in print, video or packaging.  Here's your assignment:  Select a story that interests you from the newspapers provided and create a collaged poster (newsprint, paper, pen, pencil etc.) that includes images and text.  Once you have created the poster, change the text to take the opposite stance.  See if the image still works.  The assignment is crafted to pose questions like these:  How do messages and images combine to influence opinion?  Who responds to certain types of messages and why?  What is the role of the designer in society? 

 

artist: Daniel R Smith