Register now for visual arts classes at Metro Parks

2 Oct

Fall registration is open for visual arts classes at Metro Parks Tacoma!

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS – 1950 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA, 98402-3101
Pottery Studio       Ages: 18+       Min: 6   Max: 10
Learn to throw a pot in a creative atmosphere with individualized instruction! Perfect your craft and practice new techniques.
Instructor: Jim Gosselin.
Fee: $171 resident; $181 non-resident
10/29-12/10, Mondays 6 – 8:30 pm  (no class 11/12)

Drawing and Painting Techniques 102: Dynamic Landscapes       Ages: 11 – 15       Min: 4   Max: 10
Create beautiful dynamic landscapes in a variety of mediums. Using oils, acrylic and watercolor study works of art by 19th century artists. Three paintings will be accomplished by the end of our session.
Instructor: Allison Morse
Fee: $84 resident; $92 non-resident
10/29 – 12/10, Mondays 6 – 7:30 pm (no class 11/12)

 

STAR CENTER – 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma, WA  98409
Little Artist Studio       Age: 5 – 8       Min: 5   Max: 12
Inspired by the autumn season, kids will learn to play with clay, paints, pastels and more as they explore the endless possibilities of visual art and take home finished masterpieces. Supplies provided.
Instructor: Keith Shaughnessy
Fee: $63 STAR Pass; $76 resident; $83 non-resident
10/27 – 12/08, Saturdays 9-10 am (no class 11/24) 

 

MT. TAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL4634 South 74th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409
Family and Friends Ceramic Studio       Age: 6+        Min: 4   Max: 8

Kids will learn wonderful ways to manipulate clay and create 4 projects to cherish for a lifetime.
Instructor: Jenifer Davis
Fee: $130 resident; $140 non-resident
10/25 – 12/06, Thursdays  4-6 pm (no class 11/22) 

Drawing and Painting Techniques 102:  Birds of the Northwest       Age: 11 – 15        Min: 4   Max: 10
This class will focus on rendering birds of the Pacific Northwest. We will look at the work of Audubon, Robert Bateman and others. Using oils, acrylics, pen, ink, pencil, and pastels, students will complete at least one artwork.
Instructor: Allison Morse
Fee: $84 resident; $92 non-resident
10/24 – 12/05 , Wednesdays 6 – 7:30 pm (no class 11/21)

 

AREA 253 GLASSBLOWING (formerly M-Space, 2514 Holgate Street in Tacoma)
Glassblowing 101        Age: 13+       Min: 3   Max: 6

Under the eye of experienced glassworkers, learn the basics of glassblowing and how to use essential tools to create works of art.
Fee: $450                           
11/07 – 12/05, Wednesdays 6 – 10 pm (no class 11/21)

Fall Harvest:  Pumpkins, Squash & Gourds       Age: 10+       Min: 8   Max: 16
With help from experienced glass artists create home decorations or gifts for the holidays!
Fee: $65
10/13, Saturday 3:30 – 7:30 pm

Holiday Ornaments:  Snowmen, Tree Decorations & Icicles       Age: 10+       Min: 8   Max: 16
Get a jump on holiday gift giving – professional glassworkers will guide you in creating decorative gifts perfect for the season!
Fee: $65
12/08, Saturday 3:30 – 7:30 pm

 

NORPOINT COMMUNITY CENTER– 4818 Nassau Ave N.E., Tacoma, WA  98422
Little Artist Watercolor       Age: 6-12       Min: 6   Max: 10
Kids get expressive with a splash of color in this lively watercolor class. A new piece will be taken home each day.
Instructor: Lynn Lee
Fee: $64 Card Holder; $76 resident; $83 non-resident
10/02 – 10/30, Tuesdays  4:30 – 5:30 pm
Fee: $42 Card Holder; $50 resident; $55 non-resident

11/06 – 11/27, Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm (no class 11/20)
Fee: $51 Card Holder; $62 resident; $68 non-resident
12/04 – 12/18, Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Toddler Time Paint & Play Art       Age: 1 – 3       Min: 4   Max: 10
Inspired by Reggio Emilia and the autumn season, little ones can prepare to get messy and have a blast as we explore new possibilities through art and creative expression. $10 for supplies required on the first day of class.
Instructor: Maura Toohey-Carlise
Fee: $53 Card Holder; $64 resident; $70 non-resident
11/06 – 12/18, Tuesdays 10 – 11:15 am (no class 11/20)

Make & Take Art        Age: 3 – 5       Min: 4   Max: 10
Using non-toxic and easy-to-manipulate materials kids learn to make play-dough, color rockets and more! Singing, dancing and other great activities also included!
Instructor: Maura Toohey-Carlisle
Fee: $76 Card Holder; $92 resident; $101 non-resident
11/06 – 12/18, Tuesdays 10 – 11:15 am (no class 11/20)

My Big Canvas        Age: 4 – 6       Min: 4   Max: 10
Youngsters will learn about color theory, play with pastels and acrylic paint, and explore layering techniques. They’ll take home a finished work of art on the last day of class.
Fee $42 Card Holder; $51 resident; $56 non-resident
10/09 – 10/30, Tuesdays 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Fee $42 Card Holder; $51 resident; $56 non-resident
11/06 – 12/04, Tuesdays 11:30 – 12:30 pm (no class 11/20)

For more information and to register for classes visit us at http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/ or call 253.305.1022

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