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Art for Everyone: Eight Classes from Metro Parks

25 Feb

Winter’s bluster bringing you down? Then it’s time to get creative. Why not start an art project – Metro Parks and Tacoma School of the Arts are offering eight visual arts courses including painting, photography, glassblowing, jewelry and ceramics.

Watercolor Lakeside
Find your inner Monet! Instructor Pamela Gassman leads students ages 15 and up in painting their own free-form watercolor lake or forest landscape.
Location: Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. NE in Tacoma; 253.591.5504
Fee: Center card $18; Tacoma resident $23; non-resident $25
#59950   02/23 – 03/01   Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

Glassblowing at M-Space
Experience the wonder of molten glass and make a unique blown-glass float with the artists at M-Space.
Location: M-Space, 2310 S. Holgate, Tacoma 98402
Fee: $66
#59943   02/25   Saturday   3:30 – 7:30pm

Ceramics, All Levels
Beginners ages 18 and up will learn basic wheel throwing in this class at Tacoma School of the Arts. Advanced students may explore relief-textured surfaces. Instructor: James Gosselin.
Location: Tacoma School of the Arts, 1950 Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma (enter through the gray door at the back of building in the alley)
Fee: Tacoma resident $99; non-resident $108
#59955   02/27   Monday   6 – 8:30pm

Passion for Pastels
Learn the vibrant power of pastel drawing in this class by Cynthia Snyder. Supplies provided: a $10 value!
Location: South Park Community Center, 4851 S. Tacoma Way; 253.591.5299
Fee: Tacoma resident $104; non-resident $114
#59939   02/28 – 03/20   Tuesdays   6 – 8pm

Drawing Techniques of the Masters     
Instructor Allison Morse teaches young artists, ages 11-15, the basics of still-life drawing, and how to create images that resonate with color, shading and depth. Supplies provided: a $70 value!
Location: Tacoma School of the Arts, 1950 Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma (enter through the gray door at the back of building in the alley)
Fee: Tacoma resident $109; non-resident $119
#59953   02/29 – 03/28   Wednesdays   5:30 – 7pm Continue reading

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SOTA and Thoughtbarn Team Up on “Ghost Prairie”

11 Nov

Budding artists from SOTA are assisting on a public art project with Thoughtbarn. Photo courtesy of Thoughtbarn

Thoughtbarn's Robert Gay gets the goods at FedEx. Photo courtesy of Thoughtbarn

Austin artist/architects Robert Gay and Lucy Begg (Thoughtbarn) rolled up their sleeves this week to build Ghost Prairie, their public art work for Tacoma’s Prairie Line Trail. Energetic students from the School of the Arts (SOTA) are assisting in assembling and installing the 25′-long sculpture, which glows at night and will be sited in the heart of the University of Washington-Tacoma (UWT) campus. Ghost Prairie and seven other temporary art works by Tacoma artists will be unveiled tomorrow, Nov. 12, during a free public tour starting at 2pm at Tollefson Square. Congratulations, artists!

Finishing touches: SOTA students attach zip ties to a cardboard armature. Photo courtesy of Thoughtbarn

Architect-artist Lucy Begg working on "Ghost Prairie." Photo courtesy of Thoughtbarn

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