'Exotic Terrane' artists to offer workshops starting Saturday in Port Angeles

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Artists 18 and older have a chance this month to take workshops in clay, paper and other materials with a sculptor, ceramist and printmaker visiting from across the Puget Sound region.

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is presenting four separate classes at two of the city's community centers, with a fee of $40 per person per workshop. Classes begin Saturday.

The instructors are the artists displaying their work in the fine arts center's current show, “Exotic Terrane”: Kristin Schimik and Carol Gouthro of Seattle, and Sheila Sondik of Bellingham.

To find out more about or register for the workshops, visit www.PAFAC.org or phone the center at 360-457-3532.

Here's the lineup of classes, each to run from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

■ Saturday: A “Mandala Session” has Schimik discussing the history and various types of mandalas, and then inviting participants to create mandalas at the senior center, 328 E. Seventh St.

■ Sunday: Schimik will host a clay form study session replete with her large collection of shells, seed pods and assorted natural objects. Students will be encouraged to pick out an object or two and create several studies of the form in clay at the senior center.

■ Friday, March 28: Sondik will give a lecture and demonstration of painting on crinkled Masa paper, combining Asian and Western techniques.

In this workshop at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., participants will have a chance to try the first step in the process: crinkling and painting with diluted Japanese ink.

■ Sunday, March 30: “Exuberant Clay!” is the name of the class in which Gouthro will discuss how her work has progressed over the past three decades and demonstrate her building methods and surface design techniques.

This class also will take place at the Vern Burton Community Center.

To see Gouthro's, Schimik's and Sondik's creations in the “Exotic Terrane” show, visit the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., where admission is free.

The center's indoor gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays, while Webster's Woods, the 5-acre art park surrounding the center, is free and open daily from dawn till dusk.

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Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: March 04. 2014 7:36PM
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