Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011

Creative summer weekend workshops offered at Across the Bay Tent & Breakfast Adventure Company

Prices include water taxi transportation from the Homer Spit, rustic, yet cozy accommodations, delicious meals, and instructor's fee.

Hand Sewn Books and Painted Papers June 10--12

Artist Susan Joy Share will help students will create decorative paste papers that will be sewn into a soft cover pamphlet, with long stitch binding and a hard cover books. These can be used for journals, sketchbooks or albums. The spectacular natural setting will inspire color, pattern and texture. $390 per person, plus tax.

Fish Skin Basketry June 17--19

In this hands-on workshop, Audrey Armstrong will demonstrate contemporary fish skin basket making methods she developed using traditional native culture embellishments. Her work has been exhibited at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation, the Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer. $430 per person, plus tax.

Tidal Rhythms Watercolor June 24--26

Local artist Annie Olson will lead her 2nd annual watercolor class. She has been teaching watercolor locally for 20 years and internationally for 9 years. All skill levels welcomed. Come be inspired by the natural surroundings of the bay, where water meets color. $390 per person, plus tax.

Yoga and Mindfulness at The Bay July 15--17

Instructor Margi Clifford presents this workshop, for all skill levels, which will explore mindfulness and meditation on land, around a beach fire and in the dining room. Participants will develop self-awareness to bring a greater sense of peace and vitality to themselves and those around them. $390 per person, plus tax.

On Location Portraiture July 22--24

Retired photojournalist Jim Lavrakas demonstrates how to make the best of outdoor locations and natural light for dramatic and innovative portraits. Participants need digital camera, flash attachment, wide angle and telephoto lens and/or a zoom that covers that range. $385 per person, plus tax.

Photoshop Basics for Artists August 12--14

Instructors Mark McDermott and Cat Larrea lead this workshop for artists in any media at any level who would like to manipulate and compose digital images using Photoshop Elements. Practiced use may accelerate visualization and can become a key step in the process of transforming images to art in any media, whether your style is realistic, abstract, or somewhere in between. Please register by June 30. $390 per person, plus tax.

Visit www.tentandbreakfastalaska.com for more info, or call 907-235-3633.

Diamonds in the Rough to play free concert

Start the summer on the right note by attending a musical evening by The Diamonds In The Rough, a musical duo from Indiana, staying at the Diamond M Ranch this summer. Nat and Vicka play fiddle and guitar and sing gospel, country, folk and celtic. During the program at the Kenai Christian Church, Friday, May 27, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm many old favorites will be heard as well as originals written by the girls. Also featured will be our own KCHS students Tyler Cooper and Chelsea O'Hara. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served. Although a Summer Kick Off for youth to celebrate the end of school this music will appeal to all ages from preschoolers to senior citizens. To learn more about the Diamonds go to www.diamondsitr.blogspot.com. For more information call 283-9330.

Memorial Day Weekend Shindig at the Diamond M Ranch Resort

Dust off your Boots and come join the Party!

Contra Dance at the Ranch with live music by Diamonds in the Rough. Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m.; $5 per person. Lots of other fun activities all weekend. Get out your RV and come stay for the weekend.

Call 283-9424 for more information.

Pier One Youth/Teen Theatre Camps

Applications and information on Pier One Youth/Teen Theatre Camps are available at www.pieronetheatre.org or call 907-235-7333. Camps for ages 5 to 18, throughout the summer. First camps start May 31, 9 a.m. at the Mariner Theatre, Homer High School.

Summer Drama Camps at Triumvirate Theatre

Triumvirate Theatre will hold four drama camps this summer! Go to www.triumviratetheatre.org to register.

Soldotna Drama Camp

The Soldotna Drama Camp will offer three sessions this summer to better fit your busy schedule.

SESSION 1 will be held May 30 - June 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. This is a 3-week camp for grades 3rd and up. The production the children in the camp will be putting on is to be determined. Check back for updates. Show dates will be June 17 and 18. Late pick-ups and early drop-offs can be accommodated.

Instructor: A.J. Seims, an accomplished actor, writer, and director from Wasilla.

Producer: Joe Rizzo

Cost: $290.00 (We accept vouchers from the Connections and Galena programs.)

SESSION 2 will be held June 20 - July 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. This is a 3-week camp for grades 3rd and up. The production the children in the camp will be putting on is to be determined. Check back for updates. Show dates will be July 8 and 9. Late pick-ups and early drop-offs can be accommodated.

Instructors: Aubrey Rizzo

Producer: Joe Rizzo

Cost: $290.00 (We accept vouchers from the Connections and Galena programs.)

SESSION 3 will be held July 18 - August 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. This is a 3-week camp for grades 3rd and up. The production the children in the camp will be putting on is to be determined. Check back for updates. Show dates will be August 5 and 6. Late pick-ups and early drop-offs can be accommodated.

Instructors: Aubrey Rizzo

Producer: Joe Rizzo

Cost: $290.00 (We accept vouchers from the Connections and Galena programs.)

Get $100 off when you register online before midnight May 24, 2011 (the last day of school)!

For children 4 years old - 2nd grade, there is a special Drama Camp opportunity! This program will be once per week (Fridays, from noon-3 p.m.) plus every afternoon of the final week of the session. Cost for this program will be only $100.

Nikiski Drama Camp

The Nikiski Drama Camp will be held June 20-July 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday at Nikiski High School. This is a 2-week camp for grades 3rd and up. Show dates will be July 2. Late pick-ups and early drop-offs can be accommodated. This year's camp is generously sponsored by Arby's.

Instructor: Joe Rizzo

Cost: $99

Half price scholarships are available for the Soldotna and Nikiski Camp thanks to VFW in Soldotna, Elks of Soldotna, and HEA and will be awarded in May. To be eligible for a scholarship you must be registered for the camp.

Bluegrass Camps for Kids

Bluegrass Camps for Kids will be hosting a camp in Seward and Homer this year!

Bluegrass Camps for Kids is a one of a kind experience for your child to be exposed to bluegrass, old-time, and folk music. It is a well rounded camp including instrument instruction (beginning through advanced guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, banjo), to dance, singing, jamming, songwriting, and performing. Children gain a love for traditional music that will last them their entire lifetime.

Through an advanced registration form, children pick from a wide range of classes; all levels of guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle, songwriting, jamming, dance, and vocals are offered. Campers are also involved in a band class with their peers, daily jams, square dances, open mics, art projects, optional private lessons, and games, as well as an end of camp concert for their friends and family. Campers do not need to have any previous instruction, as Bluegrass Camps for Kids teaches beginners up to advanced levels. Bluegrass Camps for Kids is also supported by a camp songbook that includes many traditional bluegrass and folk songs, written music, chord sheets, recommendations for practicing and additional resources to encourage further study.

Homer -- Wednesday, June 8th - Friday, June 10th at Glacierview Baptist Church, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cost is $155 before May 27th; $180 after May 27th. For more information, contact Mo Wilkinson at 235-9355, 299-3573 or email mokibay@yahoo.com.

Seward -- Wednesday, July 20th - Friday, July 22nd at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $135 before July 8th, $150 after July 8th. For more information, contact Heidi Zemach at 224-6473 or email hzemach@gmail.com.

Note: Bluegrass Camps for Kids is not religiously affiliated with either the Glacierview Baptist Church or the Resurrection Lutheran Church.

More information and online registration available at www.bluegrasscampsforkids.com



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