Friday, March 23, 2012

Art Party Info Video

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Article

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Facebook Event Page for Art Party 2012

Planning to attend the Great Spokane Art Party on April 28? Check into the 2012 Art Party Facebook event page to see who else is attending, RSVP, and invite others.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2012 Artist and Activity List

Community Building Children’s Center Teachers
Silk Scarf Printing
Using vibrant tissue paper shapes you’ll arrange your design and then “print” it onto the silk using an amazingly simple technique. The results are breathtaking.

Eva Silverstone
Collage Magnets
Collage is the combination of many materials to make something new. You can “borrow” others’ ideas and designs and with a little reworking make something unique from the materials that you started with.

Greg Pritchett
Watercolor Painting
Explore watercolor painting in a loose impressionistic style as an introduction to this medium. Watercolors are translucent, they allow light to reflect from the paper’s surface creating a luminous effect

Diane Rowen Garmire
Wiggle Wire Ornaments

If a squiggle is a line that meanders and moves, never closing on itself, then a wiggle wire must be its three dimensional cousin. Wiggle wire ornaments are made from re-claimed copper wire, turned and twisted into glorious, natural, organic lines. Once shaped to the crafter’s liking, the ornaments are pounded flat with hammers on metal. They are dressed at last with a glint of sparkling color from glass beads. These ornaments can be hung anywhere, inside or outside, to bring charm and aesthetic joy to the observer.

Loris Stupel
Iris Paper Folding

This paper craft creates eye catching, three dimensional cards. It has its origins in the Netherlands and gets its name from the spiraling design like the iris of an eye or the shutter of a camera

Susan Whaley - Inland Northwest Drawing School
Designer Gourds

Explore your creativity by transforming a common gourd into a work of art. Be inspired by a variety of designs & patterns derived from different cultures.

Gloria Fox
Japanese Bookbinding

Japanese bookbinding is a creative, versatile process for personalizing anything you would like in book form. It's fun and easy, limited only by your imagination.

Rings and Things

Dig through bins of beads and findings to create earrings! Simple, asymmetrical, elegant or contemporary - you choose!

Dani Pavlic
Xerox Transfers

I will be demonstrating a transfer technique to apply images on a variety games and puzzles. These small pieces will then be manipulated to create pendants and key chains.

Teya Kuhle
Mixed Media Papermaking

Papermaking is known to have been traced back to China (about 105 CE), when an official during the Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE) created a sheet of paper using mulberry and other bast fiber along with fishnets, old rags, and hemp waste. Try your hand at this ancient craft and incorporate materials from nature into your sheet.

Rolf Goetzinger
Community Mural Painting

Work in pairs or small groups painting a section of a larger mural depicting our surrounding neighborhood. The tiles will be puzzled together & hung in the schools entryway to celebrate community

Kit and Peter Jagoda
Milagros: a metal tooling relief activity

The delicate craft of Milagros (mee LAH gro) making is a folk art tradition that has played an important role in many cultures. A milagro is a little metal pendant that symbolizes a request , a prayer, or a wish.

Heidi Arborgast – MAC museum

Get hooked on printmaking as you watch your print appear before your eyes – you’ll want to make more than one.

Ashley Frensdorf
Handmade Clay Tiles

Contribute your creativity to our community with a handmade clay tile. Together with tiles made by the preschool children, it will become a mosaic mural-a permanent work of beauty on our playground

Dave Perham
Spirograph Art

Everyone loves a slinky but remember The Spirogrhaph? How much did you love this toy? With a little color and a steady hand you can recreate the art of your childhood. Simple circular lines make complex designs that you can hang on your fridge."

Amp’d Entertainment
Photo Booth

A photo booth, costume props, being creative with ourselves as the subject. Fun! Prints to keep.