Explore the basics of creative writing through readings, exercises, and discussions on various techniques and methods. Topics covered include characterization, plot, setting, point-of-view, and publication. By the end of the term, expect to have a firmer grasp on the styles and techniques employed by professionals. In addition, you will have a new drawer full of your own story ideas.
Jamie Herlich, Jack Loos & Gretchen Johnston
CHAMBER ARTS AWARDS: Recognizing the importance of the arts to economic
growth and civic well-being, the Edmonds Chamber Arts Awards celebrate businesses,
organizations and individuals who have made outstanding and exemplary contributions
to arts and culture in the Edmonds community.
NOMINATIONS: Individuals, businesses or organizations may nominate a business,
organization or individual for the following 2013 Chamber Arts Awards:
• Business Leadership – significant impact through various means of support.
• Individual Leadership – exceptional leadership to foster partnerships between arts
and culture and business.
• Creative Collaboration – partnerships in support of specific local arts and culture
programs or projects.
• Volunteer – significant volunteer service to the arts and culture community.
SELECTION PROCESS: Chamber Arts & Culture Committee members will review
nominations and select award recipients. Selection will be based on information
provided in the nomination in keeping with the stated criteria for
the Chamber Arts Awards.
Nomination deadline is February 14, 2013
Awards will be presented at a public event at the Edmonds Conference Center on
March 21, 2013
For Information go to website or call:
Jon Rader Jarvis
has been called a colorist and a neo-realist. His images come from the commonplace to show the beauty in everyday objects and places. Since an early age he has been called a Renaissance man. He is an accomplished web designer and uses web sites as teaching tools in his classes; class notes and student work are presented online as the class progresses.
His stated philosophy, repeated for his students, is that we should make choices from knowledge, not ignorance. The greater the knowledge about art making, the better the result. A firm believer in positive criticism, he leads a short critique at the end of almost every class. With a sense of humor and an appreciation of the joy that art making can bring, his classes tend to be popular and well attended.
Ever wonder how to take that first step in creating a character? Ever find yourself in a play and unsure why you are saying a line? Do you want to just get in front of an audience and show them a great story? With this class, you will be given simple tools and exercises to help you build a character and overcome stage fright. You will have fun developing your imagination and take that journey towards the spotlight.
Photoshop brushes offer the artist a world of creativity. In this hands-on class, you will explore the use of the following aspects of the Photoshop brush palette: Brush Presets (loading, replacing, creating), Brush Tip Shapes, Shape Dynamics, and Color Dynamics. The class will also discuss the use of layers, blending modes, the color palette, and gradients in creating original art and enhancing photographs.
Basic Photoshop knowledge needed.