Art at Sahale Learning
Weavery is a studio and outdoor space, available for artistic
retreats, workshops and classes.
Using Chinook jargon, the Weavery is
called tupshin which means needle.
Tupshin mamook means to sew.
Surrounded by 68 acres of
natural beauty, the Weavery is also part of Sahale Learning Center, and
offers a rich environment to nurture the creative spirit. Gardens,
orchards, river and stream, native plant restoration, and wilderness
provide numerous places for reflection and inspiration and a broad array
of subject matter for the plein air artist.
Drawing from Life: the Botanical World at Sahale Retreat Center
Explore drawing with nationally known artist Claudia Fitch
Draw from the extraordinary environs of Sahale Retreat Center - and discover the magnificent and surreal beauty of the botanical world. Explore drawing from the minutely detailed to the wildly expressive! Participants will learn to draw from direct observation of plant life, exploring a fascinating subject through an aesthetic lens. Beginners welcome! Class is limited to 10 students!
Friday evening through Sunday, June 22-24, 2012
Fee: $350; (early registration $300 before May 15th)
Includes accomodations and meals.
(participants bring their own supplies – list is provided upon registration)
Location: Sahale Retreat Center, one hour from Bremerton on the Kitsap Peninsula
- Learn to apply the basic building blocks of drawing: line, texture, shape, tone, and composition.
- Gain proficiency and confidence using pencil, charcoal, brush/ink and more through a rich variety of techniques.
- Discover your personal aesthetic: What you are most drawn to in your creative process.
Instructor Claudia Fitch, a well-known Seattle artist and teacher, will guide you through a carefully sequenced, step-by-step drawing process. Examples of historical and contemporary drawing, plus readings, will present and illustrate lessons.
Supplies: List to be provided upon registration. Students also free to bring drawing materials of their choice.
SIGN UP! Email Claudia at email@example.com
Sahale Retreat Center provides comfortable accommodations and delicious meals for participants.
For more information and to register for the course contact Kirsten Rohde at (206) 719-5364 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register on-line, below.
The Workshop Studio
The Workshop Studio is a dedicated space
fiber arts and
fine arts. The studio is
approximately 500 square feet, with good lighting
and plenty of
electrical outlets. It is designed to accommodate groups of about
10 people for quilting, other fiber arts, and fine art. Additional space
is available on the second floor of this two story building as well as
an attached covered outdoor area.
The Weavery campus comfortably houses up to 12, in two buildings
the main house (Tum Tum) and Homestead Cabin, while the Sahale
Learning Center has additional housing for up to 35 people plus camping.
Room and board costs are reasonable.
Meals and Cooking Facilities
Quality meal service is available or guests
may cook for themselves in one of two kitchens.
On the Tahuya River, one hour from Gig Harbor.