workshops

Sculpture

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , School of Visual Concepts, 2300 7th Avenue ste B, Seattle, WA 98121

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Printmaking

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Seattle Pacific University Art Center, 3 West Cremona, Seattle, WA 98119

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Architecture

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Seattle Pacific University Art Center, 3 West Cremona, Seattle, WA 98119

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Mural

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Seattle Parks Department

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Life Drawing

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Seattle Pacific University Art Center, 3 West Cremona, Seattle, WA 98119
Jeff Hanada will lead LINK students through a session on drawing the human figure. Students will be led through an intensive few hours of gesture and timed drawings inspired by live models (this will be a clothed modeling session). From gesture drawing to drawing from a live model, life drawing is a powerful tool to catapult one's ability at rendering. We will stress completeness of the figure, speed drawing and rhythm of the pose. No matter what your favored area of focused artistic intent (photography, painting, sculpture, design etc.) life drawing can be a foundation for creative growth.
artist: Jeff Hanada

Character Development and Design: The Interplay of Story

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , School of Visual Concepts, 2300 7th Avenue ste B, Seattle, WA 98121
With the starting point of "divine triads" — found in most ancient cultures such as the ancient Greek and Roman Fates and the Norse Norns — the workshop will explore the importance of character arcs in character design. Making clear that a character's full story is integral to the character's "look" and briefly introducing a notion of thematic structure. The workshop's goal is to inspire students to process ideas through the full context available to their individual imagination and awareness. From this conceptual framework, they will be encouraged to "trust themselves" so they can move through the sea of possibilities into a practical execution of their workshop assignment. Students will illustrate a character of their design in triple form, along the lines of "maiden, mother, and crone", which could be different versions of the same character at three distinct points of that character's life story, or three characters that together well represent the key facets or boundaries of a story's theme.
artist: Stefano Gaudiano

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Dream Objects

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , School of Visual Concepts, 2300 7th Avenue ste B, Seattle, WA 98121
This month, artist and former LINK student, Zach Anderson, will lead students through a 3D laser-cutting workshop. Students will get the opportunity to explore their subconscious thoughts and then turn them into laser-cut 3D objects, giving physical form to their dreams. They’ll go about this by first thinking of a dream, identifying the shapes they saw within it and then reflecting on the emotions it evoked. Once they’ve chosen their shapes, they’ll sketch them from 3 different angles and choose their strongest. Then, using 3D modeling software and a laser cutter, they will bring these objects to the real world.
artist: Zach Anderson

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Mythical Beasts For Your Feet

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , Seattle Pacific University Art Center, 3 West Cremona, Seattle, WA 98119

Using mixed media on canvas (that happens to be in the form of shoes), we'll be expressing our personal mythology as wearable street art.  

artist: Terry Marks

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Small Paintings on Gold Leaf

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm , School of Visual Concepts, 2300 7th Ave B, Seattle, WA 98121

In this workshop we will be exploring the subject of rain in the city through the beautiful combination of acrylic paint on gold leaf. It is a multi-step process that is both ancient and contemporary.

Gold leaf is gold that has been hammered into thin sheets by goldbeating. Since pure gold is an element, it can be compressed to nearly the atomic level without destroying its structure. This means it can literally be pounded in a layer so thin sunlight could pass through it.

Artists have been inspired by the light that gold can bring to their paintings. "Gold-ground" paintings was introduced in mosaics in Early Christian art, while Japanese screen paintings and kinpaku are some of the worlds most beautiful uses of gold leaf on a large scale. Gustav Klimt created some of the most famous paintings employing the use of gold leaf in the beginning of the 20th Century. But perhaps the most interesting and mysterious uses of gold leaf in painting was done by Rembrandt. He would apply gold leaf to the surface of a sheet of copper and paint on top of the entire surface only allowing glittering dots in areas that were thinly covered with paint to show through.

Our artist for this workshop, Fred Lisaius, paints works that represent his exploration of man’s relationship to each other, the natural world, and the universe. He loves the misty Pacific Northwest, where he feels “The mystery of existence is all around you. It’s a place where you can dream out loud”. Fred Lisaius received a B.F.A. with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, R.I.) in 1981 and also studied at the Pratt Institute in New York. He has been a Northwest artist for over 20 years and his work can be found in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

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artist: Fred Lisaius