Classes & Workshops

Our mission is to support artists and arts education in the South Beach Area.  We offer low cost arts education, and free arts classes. 

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WESTPORT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: SEPT 2014

The SBAA is proud to offer a photography workshop with the amazing nature photographer Marlin Greene September 13 and 14 at the Creative Arts Center 188 W. Ocean, Westport.  We will be advertising to the general public beginning July 1.  This workshop will fill fast as there is a limit of 10 students.  Send your check made out to SBAA to hold your spot to P O Box 2643, Westport.98595
WESTPORT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP :: Nature photography — a magical journey
Marlin Greene / www.oneearthimages.com -Instructor
$50 members SBAA- $75 non members
The 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
correcting color
removing and retouching parts of the image
understanding layers
sharpening
redefining the composition

 

2014 Fall Classes scheduled through Grays Harbor College and held at the:

Community Art Center 188 OCEAN AVE.  Westport WA

Beginning Watercolor  

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.

Beginning Watercolor
Item: 9363 BARBARA V SAMPSON
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

Simple Batik

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.

Simple Batik
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

January 18                  Vision Board            2pm-4pm                Ages 12 and up            Jina Mackay

Want help achieving your goals? Wishing your dreams would come true?Then a Vision Board might be the answer!Your Vision Board will aide you in achieving what you want by depicting your goals and keeping them in the forefront of your mind on a daily basis; our conscious thoughts help to shape reality. You will use magazine words and images to create your individualized vision Board and we will offer ideas on how to use it to maximum effect. Feel free to bring photos, clippings, or images that will remind you of your goals, or use our supplies.
Then a Vision Board might be the answer.

January 26        Valentine’s Cards12-2:30pm                  Ages 12 and up    Connie Newto

Make a valentine’s card, and learn multiple paper arts techniques. The techniques learned in this free class translate to many different types of paper arts, such as card making, scrapbooking, art journaling, rubber stamping and even mixed media.
Fun and inky fingers guaranteed!

February

February 6                 Small Gift Box6-8pm                         Age  8 and up   Betsy Brock

Learn the basic design and cuts to turn a used greeting card into a small gift box.  Bring cards or card stock or select from our collection of cards.

February 20      Jellyfish Model        2pm-4pm     K-6  and parent    Marsha Gonzalez

 Ever see a “bloom” of jellyfish?
 Make a sparkling, colorful jellyfish
out of recycled clear plastic bags
and fast food containers. Learn
The Anatomy of a jellyfish, and
What makes them so unique.
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MARCH

March  5        Wire Wrap your name

2pm-4pm                Ages 14 and up             Joanie McKinney

 Learn how to write your name in wire.  Loop bails are part of the design and will make the name, or word ready to hang on a small chain.
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March  8                  Call of the Wild    Marsha Gonzalez

10:30-11:30               k-6 with parent

 Dress-up an unfinished wooden animal, with paint and glue-on decorations.  All supplies provided.

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March 15    Fabric painted Canvas Bag 11:00-1:30                           8 and up  Jina Mackay

In this class we will use a simple technique to “paint” a canvas bag that can be used in many ways: books, shopping, knitting, etc. there will be a small materials fee
(under $5.00) per bag.  Bring a hair dryer if you have one.
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April 5                      Knit a dishcloth         10-12                         ages 12 and up Arlysa Hartze

 Learn the basic knitting stiches to make a small exfoliating cloth or dish cloth.  All supplies provided.
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April 12     Getting ready to sell your art    1-3pm    artists and crafters   Barbara Sampson

 Learn how to market your work.

 

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2014 JAN.apr FREE CLASSES

 

 

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