Our mission is to support artists and arts education in the South Beach Area. We offer low cost arts education, and free arts classes.
FREE SPRING CLASSES 2015 to support and encourage participation in Coastal Composite “art in a 5×7 format”. All classes will be held at the Community Art Center
April 11, 2015 Zen Doodling
Fiber Art Collage Class, May 2, 2015 Time 1pm
Participants will create a 5X7 canvas with imaginative designs fashioned from fabric, ribbon, fancy threads, snippets of sewing trims and laces, beads, cording, tulle, sequins, glitter, fabric paint, chalk, crayons, colored pencils, permanent markers, found items, buttons, or perhaps a fiber medium you will find in the stash that hasn’t been used recently. It will be your choice as to the colors you choose and whether you attach them via glue, fusing agents or blanket stitches, or couching stitches sewn completely through the canvas. These collages are intended to let you express yourself through color and texture.
Beach Mosaics glass on glass in 5×7 Format May 16, and May 23 1-3pm
Art with found and re-purposed objects Date tbd
In this fun class we will make 5″x7″ masterpieces [that can be taken home or donated, ]
We will provide everything you will need, but feel free to bring your own found objects! Think beach objects, nature objects, objects from your junk drawer, bead box, toy box, garage or whatever, but remember to think small as our finished works of art will be only 5″x7″.
Barbara’s Landscape classes come to an end in March 2015 and preparation is underway for Spring Classes.
We finished the Simple Batik class and several students stayed late to get one more piece done. We are trying to talk Barbara into giving another class!
We have added another Basket Weaving class which starts on November 11, and goes for 3 consecutive Tuesdays. the cost is $10 for returning students, and for new students, the cost is $10 plus $25 for supplies.
We will be announcing a Holiday Swag class soon!
WESTPORT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: SEPT 2014
$50 members SBAA- $75 non membersThe workshop is a combination of field trips for capturing images, and class
work with Photoshop for enhancing them. We will spend one full day looking for
magical images in the field and then another full day exploring how to enhance
the images with Photography in the classroom.THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED FOR SERIOUS BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE ‘CAMERA USERS’ WITH A BURNING PASSION TO MAKE BETTER PHOTOGRAPHS.DAY ONE – 9:30 to 5:00
Before we start the field trip, we will discuss the basics of digital cameras
with comparisons of camera types, sensors, image formats (jpg – raw) to help in
making an informed decision about what camera best matches your photography
goals. We will talk briefly about the cameras, sensors and lenses and each
attendee’s expectations for the workshop.We will go to several local areas for inspiration and experience in the field.
We usually have active discussion about all things photographic while we are
looking for that magic situation.We look for situations that make your eyes light up and your shutter finger get
excited. Then we go over the technical considerations that will enable you to
capture what you are seeing and feeling: light, composition, camera settings. Is
the subject clear and distinct? Are you in the right position?My goal is to help you see the magical wonder of the natural world and then coax
you to get the best possible image within the constraints of the camera and the
conditions. Every image is a compromise. We will discuss how the trade-offs play
in the creative process.DAY TWO – 9:30 to 5:00 — A COMPUTER IS NOT REQUIRED (TAKE NOTES)
In the Photoshop session day we will begin with the basic tools at our disposal.
We will look at how every digital image an illusion, an electronic
representation built from numbers in a database. We will see how the software
designers have created useful gadgets that we use to manipulate these numbers,
changing colors, adjusting light, altering composition, retouching, etc.Here are some of the areas we will discuss:RAW vs JPG – what format to shoot
resolution sizing and saving images for print and Internet
correcting bad exposure
enhancing shadows and light areas
removing and retouching parts of the image
redefining the composition
2014 Fall Classes scheduled through Grays Harbor College and held at the:
Community Art Center 188 OCEAN AVE. Westport WA
This class is designed for the beginner and will teach watercolor skills and basic drawing skills simultaneously to build confidence in your ability. If you haven’t painted in a while and want a review, or are changing medias or have missed some of the basics this class is also for you. Bring pencil and paper to the first class. The materials list will be explained during the first class.
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|1:00 PM – 2:50 PM||South Beach Arts Association Center|
|Days: Sa||Address: Westport, WA|
|Sessions: 8||Room: MAIN|
|10/4/2014 – 11/22/2014||Fee: $55.20 (50+) $36.80|
Batik is an ancient process of waxing and dying fabric. This updated method is quick and easy using very safe materials. Bring a pencil, a piece of white cotton fabric and either a large embroidery hoop or cardboard box and pushpins to the first class.
|Item: 9361||BARBARA V SAMPSON|
|1:00 PM – 2:50 PM||South Beach Arts Association Center|
|Days: W||Address: Westport, WA|
|Sessions: 4||Room: MAIN|
|10/8/2014 – 10/29/2014||Fee: $34.50 (50+) $23.00|
FREE CLASSES…2014 Thanks to a grant awarded by Shoalwater Bay Tribe
January 18 Vision Board 2pm-4pm Ages 12 and up Jina Mackay
January 26 Valentine’s Cards12-2:30pm Ages 12 and up Connie Newto
February 6 Small Gift Box6-8pm Age 8 and up Betsy Brock
February 20 Jellyfish Model 2pm-4pm K-6 and parent Marsha Gonzalez
March 5 Wire Wrap your name
2pm-4pm Ages 14 and up Joanie McKinney
March 8 Call of the Wild Marsha Gonzalez
10:30-11:30 k-6 with parent
March 15 Fabric painted Canvas Bag 11:00-1:30 8 and up Jina Mackay
April 5 Knit a dishcloth 10-12 ages 12 and up Arlysa Hartze
April 12 Getting ready to sell your art 1-3pm artists and crafters Barbara Sampson
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