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Upcoming Workshops
 

April

Mixed Media Collage with Maura McGurk
Saturday, April 12, 11 am
Saturday, April Start your own art journal using found images, scrap paper, and other mixed media techniques. Artists working in all mediums at different skill levels are encouraged to attend this workshop. Cost: $35 ($25 for members) Teachers can earn three clock hours. Tickets

Sewing Circle with Northwest Artist Marie Watt
Thursday, April 17, 5–8 pm
Saturday, April 19, 10 am–1 pm

Portland-based artist Marie Watt is coming to Tacoma to create memories with our community through the art of sewing. Sit with her as she teaches a stitch and leads the group in discussions about blankets and the memories attached to them. No sewing experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided. All ages are welcome and you can come and go as you wish. Cost: Free for Third Thursday

The artist is also collecting blankets from members of the community that will become part of a bronze sculpture she is creating for the front of the museum. Those who contribute a blanket will receive a screen print by Marie Watt. Don’t miss this opportunity to sit with a Northwest artist and create art together.

Gardening with Native Plants Workshop with Elise Krohn
Saturday, April 26, 10:30 am
Get your hands dirty learning about medicinal and edible Northwest plants from Elise Krohn, from Northwest Indian College Cooperative Extension. There will also be recipes and samples of native food dishes, teas, and topical medicines. Cost: $35 ($25 for members) Teachers can earn three clock hours. Tickets

May

Experimental Painting with Mark Takamichi Miller
Saturday, May 3, 11 am

Taught for the beginner, Northwest artist Mark Takamichi Miller will start participants off with simple drawing exercises and by the end of the session you will leave with a full-color painting after learning the basics of composition, color, and space. Miller is an established professional artist whose solo shows in New York's Chelsea galleries and Los Angeles' Chinatown district merit reviews in the New York Times and Art in America. He is known for combining common paint ingredients in unusual ways for unique effects in his art. Cost: $50 ($40 for members) Tickets

Sewing Circle with Northwest Artist Marie Watt
Thursday, May 15, 5–8 pm

Portland-based artist Marie Watt is coming to Tacoma to create memories with our community through the art of sewing. Sit with her as she teaches a stitch and leads the group in discussions about blankets and the memories attached to them. No sewing experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided. All ages are welcome and you can come and go as you wish. Cost: Free for Third Thursday

The artist is also collecting blankets from members of the community that will become part of a bronze sculpture she is creating for the front of the museum. Those who contribute a blanket will receive a screen print by Marie Watt. Don’t miss this opportunity to sit with a Northwest artist and create art together.

 
  
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