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1st - 3rd Grade Art: Ignite the imagination offering kids a fun, hands-on, creative outlet to explore the world of art and nature! Visual art in a variety of mediums and nature inspired themes is taught by amazing local artists. Clay, paints, prints and more inspire kids to get messy, think outside the box and have fun!
4th - 6th Grade Art: Explore techniques for more advance artisits offering kids an indepth, hands-on, creative outlet to explore the world of art and nature! Visual art in a variety of mediums and nature inspired themes is taught by amazing local artists. Clay, paints, prints and more inspire kids to get messy, think outside the box and have fun!
Session 5: Wild and wilderness ready: Weeks of April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, April 30th, May 7th
Tuesdays for 1st - 3rd Graders: April 10th, 17th and 24th, May 1st and 8th REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Amber Zimmerman is a third generation woman artist. She grew up in her parents art glass shop equipped with a well-stocked art room. Art is a way of life for her and her family. Amber earned her B.A. from The Evergreen State College in Environmental Art, in 2000. She has also taken continued educational workshops in glass fusing, glass casting, glass blowing, painting and natural building. Amber worked several years as a designer and glass fabricator at Silvermoon Studio, her family art studio. She has been active in the local arts community and has participated in several group and solo gallery shows throughout North Central Washington. Among the community events, she also volunteers as an invited artist for Empty Bowls, Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Chalk Artist, served 2 years on the board of Artis, lead the Creative Arts for the local 4H chapter, and was the "In House Program Coordinator" at Artis. In 2016 she also began a new business with a friend providing sip and paint classes. She continues to teach after school arts programs and LEAAP art. She lives an authentic life in a creative handmade house with her husband and two daughters.
Wednesdays for 4th - 6th Graders: April 11th, 18th and 25th May 2nd and 9th REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
In this session students will use clay to tell a story. They will learn the basic ceramic techniques of slab rolling, coil building, and sculpting to create a variety of products. We will explore various methods of surface decoration through textures and colors.
Mijanou Fortney is a ceramic artist and teacher whose work is influenced by her love of nature and her experiences traveling the world. After she and her family landed in Leavenworth in 2012, Mijanou began her work at the pottery studio at Tierra Learning Center. In addition to creating her pottery there, she also teaches classes to artists of all ages and abilities. She sells her wares at the Leavenworth Farmer’s Market and various other retailers in town as well as on etsy.com.
Rachel Bishop received her Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Education from Western Washington University. Since graduating she has been working at a multitude of environmental education organizations across Washington state. Living on the eastside of the Cascades is new to Rachel and she is very excited to connect youth to this beautiful ecosystem. Outside of work you will find Rachel climbing, skiing, mountain biking, basking in the sunshine and/or relaxing with a book.