Classes: (drop-in or 8 week series)

“I am An Artist”:

6-10 yrs:  Saturdays: 9-10:30 am - Begins September 21st 

Students will draw, paint and sculpt in this class. Students LAUGH, share and hold each other in a kind and creative space!

They will practice fine art skills, playing and transforming as AN artist. Each week, students will practice observing a different object, drawing or painting what they see - the lines, shapes, shadows and light. Students will learn about proportion, composition and value. Drawing pinecones, flowers, animals, skulls - they will grow their observational skills, ability to create what they see. Every four weeks students create a 3D project, getting messy and learning 3D skills.

Location: Paperwings (11739 95th PL SW, Vashon, WA)

Mixed Media:

11-14 yrs:  Saturdays: 2-4pm 

Do you have a middle school daughter/son that could use some space from the noise of crazy, middle school pressure? Who loves being creative? Who would thrive in a kind, fun art space?

Students will use many different art mediums in this class, using their ability to “see” and observe this magical world around them. Students will draw bones, glass bottles, pinecones, feathers and skulls. Students will paint anime characters and create new beings from their imagination. We will experiment, explore and create. Students will have space to talk about school, share about their lives and explore their personality as its developing in this important stage.

Explore with Pencil/Paint:

Adult 18+ : Mondays: 6:30  - 8:30 pm 

When you look at light, do you recognize a clear and inspiring energy? This is where creativity, divinity arrises from within ourselves.

In this class we will explore light and the creative process. Our first project is an abstract study of Wassilly Kandinksky, we will draw different forms, playing with space, overlapping colors and movement. Students will learn how to mix colors to get the hues they want, shade with watercolor and create washes.

Wassily Kandinksy “Improvisation #31”

Wassily Kandinksy “Improvisation #31”

The second project, we will explore Native American Symbols and their power in animal imagery. We will paint a watercolor of a chosen animal, practicing watercolor wash techniques, line and proportion with pencil.

Gretchen Del Rio Indigo

Gretchen Del Rio Indigo

Our final project will be a self portrait. We will draw a portrait in pencil, our features, a simple representation. We’ll paint our face with light washes, showing the direction of light, shade and give the artwork expression.

Holly Hudson

Holly Hudson