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Art Classes for Art Docents

Local artists teach free classes at Art East to support volunteer Art Docents at every school in the Issaquah School District.

 

Through the Artistic Support program, the Issaquah Schools Foundation provides ongoing training and classes for volunteer Art Docents. In partnership with Issaquah's Art East Art Center, volunteer Art Docents throughout the Issaquah School District are invited to sign up for FREE lessons taught by talented local artists.

In addition to these classes, we hold an annual Artistic Support Conference to kick off the new school year.  Scheduled for February 9, 2018, this fun day of interactive classes provides inspiration, instruction and an opportunity for Art Docents throughout the Issaquah School District to connect. 

Upcoming classes are listed below. Please check back for updated information and more classes as they become available!

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March 7, 2019
6:30 - 9pm

Art East Classroom

Watercolor

Topic TBD
Local Artist Naveen Khan will teach you how to use watercolors with your elementary school students. She will cover several resist methods and other techniques specific to water color paints. Your students will get to experience the ah-ha moment of taking the masking tape off of their painting and finding white trees underneath!

Teacher: Naveen Khan

 

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April 5, 2019
12 - 2:30pm

Art East Classroom

Art Bots & CollageJoin Angela Bizzari, your Grand Ridge fearless coordinator and master photographer in making two projects.  She will teach you how to create Art Bots, a great STEAM lesson encouraging creative thinking and problem solving skills. Plus, it's a total blast for the kids.  We will spend the second half of the workshop creating giant pizza slice collages based on Pop artist, Claes Oldenburg.  If you have seen the giant eraser in front of MoPOP, then you know his work.  Angela teaches a fun and fast paced class that your students will clamor for again and again.

Teacher: Angela Bizzari

 

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April 19, 2019
12 - 2:30pm

Art East Classroom

 

Details Coming Soon!
 

Teacher: Laurelle Graves

 

Registration Link coming soon

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May 10, 2019
12 - 2:30pm

Art East Classroom

Felted Germs
Join Elizabeth Jackson, a seasoned art docent and felting instructor, to make felted shapes that resemble germs.  She will walk you through the basics of felting with your students, where to purchase materials and how to tie this into science curriculum.  Your students will love the opportunity to create their own "germ" and mount it onto a slide complete with Latin name.

Teacher: Elizabeth Jackson

 

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PAST CLASSES

January 25, 2019
12 - 2:30pm

Art East Classroom

Oil Pastels
Ekta Gupta, local artist and instructor, will each you how to utilize oil pastels to their full potential. We will discuss and practice how to create shading, layers of color, depth, and vibrancy similar to an oil painting with your students. 

Teacher: Ekta Gupta

 

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January 31, 2019
6:30 - 9pm

Art East Classroom

Drawing
Yes, you can teach drawing effectively even if you yourself are new to it! Drawing is a critical art skill that can be broken down into logical, teachable steps. In this class, you will learn how to teach drawing from observation, and how to construct and teach the human form on paper from a simplified skeleton, both of which are suitable for 4th and 5th grade. Time permitting, the class will include a third lesson on drawing patterns, ornamental doodles, and the like, suitable for any age.

Teacher: Michelle Clay

 

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February 1, 2019
12 -2:30pm

Art East Classroom

Glass Fusing
Come and learn the basics of purchasing, planing, safety, cutting and fusing glass projects for your students.  Juliette will teach several projects and you will leave with an example (to be fired at your school) of a project which works with the age group you work with.  2nd - 5th grades.

Teacher: Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger

 

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