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Master Series

Check this page often for new class series! We will feature special classes taught by master artists throughout the year. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and 4culture.

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Master Artist Workshop: Monoprint with Cesar Chavez | 9.25

Cesar Chavez

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6546
9/25 - 9/28
10am - 4pm
Sun - Wed
1
$320
$288

Cesar Chavez is a well know Oaxacan printmaker his work often is political in nature dealing with his take on current life in Mexico. He expertly uses additive and reductive monotype processes combined with the more graphic qualities of relief printing. In this workshop he will share his methods and techniques working with ink on plexiglass and linoleum carving and printing. Prerequisite: Printmaking experience.  Supply fee $30


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SGE: Extra Texture: Intermediate Caneworking at an Advanced Level | 10.5

Scott Benefield

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6227
10/5 - 10/9
9:30am - 5:45pm
Wed - Sun
1
$1000
$900

In this intense five-day workshop we will unzip all the secret compartments in the caneworking suitcase to reveal what lies beyond the basics of Venetian cane and murrine. Taking simple, traditional cane techniques as a starting point, this workshop will explore the potential that lies in combining and synthesizing methods of generating regular patterns in glass in order to achieve innovative, original results. Cane techniques can be understood a means of assembling a glass envelope, which offers a different starting point from the more usual methods of inflating a homogeneous mass of glass. As such, a glass object becomes more related to collage and opens new avenues of discovery. Prerequisite: Intermediate Glassblowing


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Master Artist Workshop – Sculpture from the Forge | 10.17

John Medwedeff

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6714
10/17 - 10/20
9:30am - 5:30pm
Mon - Thurs
1
$675
$608

Seven basic forging processes comprise the foundational visual language of blacksmithing, most often employed to create decorative and utilitarian objects. In this class, we will explore forging in the context of sculpture. Students will create sculptural volume from bar stock and sheet steel which expresses the strength, plasticity and organic qualities of the metal. Discussion of craftsmanship, content, composition, proportion, presentation, structural integrity, and finish will be balanced with hands-on work at the forge. Beginning Blacksmithing and Welding experience recommended.