Monday, August 31, 2009

Workshop Dates for 2009-2010

Here is the final schedule of workshops for the coming year. (If you're at a Thursday school, notice the Thursday dates; if you're at a Friday school, notice the Friday dates.)

Myth and Mystery
Marianne Coble
October 8-9
Inspired by the work of Jesse Reno (b. 1974) of Portland OR, students will create their own mythological painting on rosin paper using a variety of media.

The Color of Snow
Birgit Snodgrass
November 12-13
This project will have students wondering what is the real color of snow. They will use watercolor, Maskoid, and salt to create their own unique landscape of birch trees, fences, and colored snow.

Pastel Wolf
Julia Tedesco
January 7-8
Students will draw a step-by-step portrait of a wolf and learn how to use chalk pastels. They will also learn about wolves and wolf conservation.

Mandala: The Complete Circle
YaVanna Baird
February 4-5
Students will explore patterns, shapes, and emotions as they create their personal mandala using prismacolor pencils.

The Poetry of Iron
Carrie Powers
March 11-12
Students will sculpt with wire and foil, adding black paint and a clay base, to create their own abstract sculpture inspired by the work of Spanish-born Julio Gonzolez (1876-1942).

Wild Things
Marianne Coble
May 6-7
Inspired by the popular children's book by Maurice Sendak, students will design a three-dimensional page with landscape and a creature, using a variety of techniques and media.

Our New Location!

For the 2009-2010 school year, South Bay Hands on Art docent training workshops will be held at Parras Middle School (see link in sidebar). We will meet in the Multimedia Room, an auditorium off the cafeteria.

Because the parking is quite limited at this location, we're encouraging carpooling (as usual), and also asking that docents use LEGAL* STREET PARKING whenever possible. The curb near the Multimedia Room should be kept open for school supply chairs, who are usually bringing bins full of supplies to the workshops. Docents who require closer parking for health reasons should also have priority for the few campus spaces we can use. Let's leave the close spaces for the folks who really need them, and enjoy a little walk in a nice neighborhood before and after our workshop fun.

*Use your eyes and common sense--look for signs about street cleaning and other restrictions on parking. Hands on Art will not pay your parking ticket if you fail to follow basic rules of parking to attend a workshop.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hands On Art Chair Meeting

The 2009-2010 Chair meeting will be held on August 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is an important meeting to attend. Email for location.