Northwind Art presents slate of summer art classes for youth

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Posted 5/12/21

Northwind Art recently announced a summer packed with new youth classes.

From buttons to patterns to papers and more, this collection of 10 classes has something for every youth ages eight and …

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Northwind Art presents slate of summer art classes for youth

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Northwind Art recently announced a summer packed with new youth classes.

From buttons to patterns to papers and more, this collection of 10 classes has something for every youth ages eight and up.

Faculty from all over will lead each online session and bring art alive through the virtual platforms.

Curated by education director Shin Yu Pai, this year’s sessions include opportunities to work with ceramics, papermaking, comics, drawing, wearable art, and more.

“Without online learning platforms, we wouldn’t be able to work with talented faculty from all over the country and bring them into the PT community,” she noted. “We’ll host New York artist Lauren Altman who will Zoom in from the East Coast to offer workshops in papermaking using your home kitchen, clay charm and button-making fired in an everyday oven, and embroidered photography using your own collections of personal images.”

“We made the decision to offer our summer youth classes online because it is simply too early in the COVID recovery to risk the health of our unvaccinated youth. Plus, with online classes we can open our doors to a wider audience,” added Teresa Verraes, executive director of Northwind Art.

Students can get an environmental education while making art with the help of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. In the course “Kaleidoscope from the Sea,” they will follow the journey of marine debris and make art out of salvaged materials.

In “Graphic Novels and Comix with Dana Sullivan,” students can hone their illustrating and story-telling chops.

Justin Rueff will lead a workshop this summer dedicated to painting a custom skateboard deck.

And the online class series, “Cardboard Creations: Wearable Armor Art,” will be offered to youth eager to construct wearable fashions.

The online classes are scheduled from June through August. For the complete schedule and more information, head over to northwindart.org.

Scholarships are also available; visit the website to learn how to apply.

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