This class is an opportunity to create a book based on a theme of your choice. Your theme or concept may lean on anything from daily life to memories, or even a color or a word. Together we will explore ways to create individual pages and by the end of class bind them into a finished piece. If you have needed the discipline, time, space and support to finish a project (a huge self-esteem booster!) this is a place to make it happen. This class is for all levels, from beginning creator to those more experienced. Techniques will include collage, photography, drawing, ink, pop-up pages, stencil, abstraction and more — along with weekly free-writing sessions. Each week includes a slide show with discussion, an exercise in technique, plus a longer assignment followed by a group critique. We also have Show-and-Tell where students may introduce an artist or writer they like to the class or show work they have done during the week. If you are currently working on a project, Edie will be glad to shape your assignments to it. Homework is given but optional.

No class on January 16th.

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Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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