Come out and play!

Spend the afternoon literally “waxing poetic”! In this class, we will be making beautiful handmade valentines out of collage materials and melted beeswax. I will show you the basics of collage, and how to use warm beeswax with various items such as lace, rice paper, oil pastels, found text, and photographs. Your friends and family will truly appreciate your small works of art for Valentine’s Day! Saturday, February 12, noon-4 p.m. 40. + supply fee. Class will be located in downtown Everett, Washington. Register: call Michelle at 425- 257-8380. NEW! Online registration is now available! Just visit: http://www.schack.org/classes/beeswax-valentines/

(Yes! we will be working with lots of color!)


Happy Birthday Mom

Happy Birthday Mom...you would have turned 80 last Sunday. So hard to believe. Did I ever get a chance to thank you for introducing me to the world of art as a young girl. I'll  never forget our trips to Denver to see amazing works of art at the Denver Art Museum. I still remember attending opera, the ballet and the numerous plays you took me to. I'll never forget the first time I saw "The Hobbit" with you, and was gently, but firmly, pulled into the world of Tolkien. Oh, all those Saturday morning modern dance and art classes at the college. Those wonderful hikes through and up the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. 14,000 foot peaks! With you! I can only hope that I have done as well as you did, with my own two children (who you would have loved immensely). I understand now why Dad called you "Cheri" (not your real name of Marilyn), because this means "darling" in french. And you were exactly that...

Pictured above: Marilyn, 1955, taken by my father, Thomas Jones.


Mini Valentine Books Workshop!

Join me for an artful afternoon painting and collaging mini Valentine books! We will explore themes of love and special people in our lives–using images, fabric, paper, words and paint. This process-oriented class will open your eyes to many creative possibilities with mixed media. Most materials are supplied, beginners are welcome. These small books make wonderful gifts!

Course #10.0332, The Painted Page: Mini Valentine Books

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 5, 12-4 p.m.

Location: University of Washington, Seattle campus

Register: call 206-68 LEARN, or visit http://exco.org


B & W show at Fraker/Scott Gallery!

The gallery will be hung with the stunning new show "B&W" - showcasing the classic combination of Black and White.

January 6th is Seattle Art Walk Night, so please join gallery artists and guests for an interactive project ::SHADOW THEATER:: by Mike O’Day. Art Walk hours: 5-8 p.m.


Pictured above: "Enclosure", encaustic assemblage by Lisa JonesMoore