Adult Art Classes

Adult art classes are offered for practicing artists in a variety of mediums.
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2018 Classes

Doodle Piecing – Complex Curves Two Day Quilting Workshop with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts


When: March 17 – 18, 2018
Saturday 9 a.m – 5 p.m, Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Methow Valley Inn
Fee: $325 per student, includes box lunches both days
Lodging: Limited lodging available $175 for two nights. Make your reservations with Confluence Gallery
Register: Confluence Gallery (509) 997-ARTS (2787)
Online at Brown Paper Tickets

Patricia takes joy in teaching quilters how to add curves to their fabric compositions. Using her step-by-step approach, she gives quilt novices and veterans alike the skills to design and sew multi-directional curves that are completely flat.

In this two-day workshop, Patricia guides students in creating a curvy-pieced quilt top of their own design. Translating simple doodles into block designs and transferring the line work to freezer paper for making patterns.

You then walk through the steps for making a fabric version of your custom patterns. By the end of the workshop, you will have the confidence to add curves to your future quilt projects.

Patricia Belyea has taught curved piecing in the US, Canada and the UK.
Learn more about Patricia at her website Okan Arts

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Woodblock Printing as Mixed Media with Janet Fagan

Woodblock Print

When: July 28 – 29

Fee: $150 per student
Where: VMG Studios, Twisp WA

Register: Confluence Gallery (509) 997-ARTS (2787)

Janet Fagan will teach students general wood carving techniques, how to work with and layer different materials when working in mixed media, and how to plan efficiently for a mixed media piece using many different materials.

Students will learn step-by-step to draw, carve and print a relief print on pine board and incorporate prints into mixed media paintings as a collage element.

Janet Fagan is always searching for new ways to combine her two loves – painting and printmaking, because it is within the contrast of these two approaches to image making that she finds the truest expression of her heart’s response to life.

Janet’s love affair with printmaking began 30 years ago at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where she studied woodblock printing with Dan Miller. Janet has taught drawing, painting and printmaking classes for the past 25 years including classes at the Gage Academy, Seattle Art Museum, and the Frye Museum in Seattle. Inspired by the natural world, Janet is currently exploring a series of prints based on the wild creatures she shares her outdoor time with. Combining the graphic quality of relief printing with the spontaneity of mono-printing and painterly mixed media techniques is emblematic of Janet’s experimental and intuitive approach to painting and printing. Her work is available in Seattle at the Art Study in University Village and in the Methow at Confluence Gallery.

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