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Figure Drawing Sessions at the Merlino Art Center

27 Jun

Drawing courtesy of Tacoma Academy of Fine Art

The Tacoma Academy of Fine Art is hosting Wednesday night drawing sessions at the Merlino! Come sketch from a live model at a studio in the Merlino Art Center, a vintage 1925 brick building home to the Grand Cinema and Tacoma City Ballet.
The three-hour sessions will take place throughout the year on Wednesday nights, 6:30-9:30. Cost is $15 per session on a drop-in basis. Easels will be provided but artists must bring their own materials. All skill levels are welcome. On the last session of each month there is an optional group critique that all artists are welcome to participate in.

Questions? Call Tim Mansen at 253-579-6908 or email

Puget Sound Sumi Artists at Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Garden

27 Jun

Art work by Bill Havens.

The Puget Sound Sumi Artists are presenting “Sumi-e Visions of Nature”, an exhibition and demonstration of sumi-e painting at the Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, June 30 through July 25, 2012. Come enjoy this homage to nature; on view are artworks celebrating the centuries-old art form of brush painting set amidst some of nature’s most exquisite creations – bonsai trees – trained into living sculpture by human hands.

The opening reception is Saturday, June 30, 1 – 3 pm, at 3366 Weyerhaeuser Way South in Federal Way. This event includes free admission to the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection.

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