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DRAWING & PAINTING

Watercolor, pastels, oil painting, drawing, collage, art studio sampler classes and more are taught by talented local artists at Strawberry Hill Center (7666 NE High School Rd in Strawberry Hill Park).

“…  I love the Park District classes because I get to see what others are painting, and I can share my years of painting with other students.  I learn new things each time I begin a new painting, or see what other painters have done.  It keeps me young.”

Oils and Acrylics with Sylvia Carlton

Oils and Acrylics with Sylvia Carlton

Sylvia has been teaching painting and abstract art at Strawberry Hill Center for over 12 years. She welcomes students of all levels with great encouragement and enthusiasm for having fun with color and composition. Sylvia studied with Eileen Nelson, Susan Sarback, Lois Griffel, Guido Frick and other artists who represent the two main schools of impressionism in the United States taught under Henry Hensche and Sergei Bongart.

Watercolors with John Adams

Watercolors with John Adams

“I encourage my students to learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting and design in a positive, creative environment where all levels of experience are welcome”. John welcomes students of all levels in his evening and daytime classes. He also teaches drawing and holds some of his summer classes outside in the parks. http://www.johnadamsdesign.com/watercolors.html

Life Drawing with Gregg Onenwein

Life Drawing with Gregg Onenwein

Gregg Onewein has been the Life Drawing volunteer coordinator at Strawberry Hill Center for over 20 years! This Friday morning open session is for artists at any level who wish to improve their skills drawing and/or painting from life. Gregg’s work can be found in many local NW galleries including Bainbridge Arts & Crafts.

Sketchbook Journaling with Paula Ensign

Sketchbook Journaling with Paula Ensign

Drawing the world around you is not only a great way to practice and improve drawing skills, it opens one’s eyes to see everyday beauty and design. In this class we will focus on basic skills to do quick, simple drawings of familiar objects. Artist/instructor Paula Ensign has been filling sketchbooks and journals with her drawings since she was 10 years old. Paula especially enjoys teaching drawing to beginning artists of all ages and firmly believes that anyone can learn to draw.