CHILDREN'S

• Field Study Art Class – Sept. 11th 10 AM – 11:30 AMPurchase Ticket $75

Teresa Staalcowley will be reading “Stand Like a Cedar” by Nicola I. Campbell and illustrated by Carrielynn Victor. Stand Like a Cedar is about Pacific Northwest Coast Salish children learning about nature from their elders. The workshop is best suited for elementary school age children with caregivers welcome to attend. Special needs are also welcome and highly encouraged!

The class will begin by reading the story, transition to a discussion about how children can care for their environment as the Coast Salish people in the Pacific Northwest have. Live Cedar bark and branches will be brought in for children to look at, touch, and smell.

Children will be provided with a Field Study Art Kit to take home, that will include a waterproof “Common Bees of Western North America” guide, Watercolor Pencils, “Pocket Guide to Mixing Color”, a Mini Art Journal, Paint Brush with Water Barrel, and a packet of Milkweed Seeds. Children will decorate and personalize their Field Study Art Kit in class with permanent paint markers and stencils provided by the teacher.

Spring Gala

Thank you for everyone who participated in our Gala. The raffle and online auction will conclude on May 8th!

Live entertainment for the Gala included:

Yanna Lenae 5:00pm-6:00pm 

Yanna is a Piano / Vocalist and a  singer songwriter. She writes her own music and has an amazing voice!  Come see Yanna perform at Lamplighters Gala and fundraiser April 23rd!

Mike Burdorff   6:00pm-7:00pm

Mike is a local guitar player vocalist and the host of the open mic at Hannah’s Bar and Grille on Wednesday nights at 9:00 pm. Mike plays a fun mix of classic songs that everyone knows and loves!

Black Lake Band 7:00pm-8:00pm

“Blake Lake Band” is a group of local musicians from Olympia and Shelton who enjoy playing a unique mix of late 70’s early 80’’s music! This group even practices at Lamplighters! 

“We love supporting Olympia Lamplighters Gallery and creative Workspace!”

Spring Online Art Auction & Raffle Ticket – $5

Dance

• Queer Dance

– 3rd Saturdays 9 PM – Midnight Admission is Free – Donations Welcome

Come join us in dancing the night away and celebrating the queer experience. All ages are welcome. DJs will change, if interested in DJing, please contact us through the contact form.

Masks encouraged

Fiber Art

• Darn It all and Stitch – 3rd Tuesday 5PM – 8PM 

3rd Tuesday is Darn it all and Stitch our own version of the classic Stitch and Bitch. Join us with your sewing, knitting, stitching, felting, what have you, and talk about whatever’s weighing you down.

Free Events

• Queer Dance

– 3rd Saturdays 9 PM – Midnight Admission is Free – Donations Welcome

Come join us in dancing the night away and celebrating the queer experience. All ages are welcome. DJs will change, if interested in DJing, please contact us through the contact form.

Masks encouraged

Free Night – Every Tuesday 5PM – 8PM

Come join us on Free Nights, where we open our doors and waive the use fee for the evening.

We have different theme for our free nights, although participation is not required:

1st Tuesday is game night, come play a board game with us, or run a tabletop game!

2nd Tuesday is Artist Hangout where we work on our latest artwork, and chat about whatever art drama we’ve been dealing with lately.

3rd Tuesday is Darn it all and Stitch our own version of the classic Stitch and Bitch. Join us with your sewing, knitting, stitching, felting, what have you, and talk about whatever’s weighing you down.

4th Tuesday is Writer’s Tea with tea provided by Rogue Teas. Come and join us with a mug of Tea and talk about your writing, whether it’s about your woes or triumphs.

Lighting

These classes are prospective, please contact olylamplighters@gmail.com to express interest.

• Intro to Lighting with Eos – This course is designed to get students working with moving lights in the Augmented3d environment quickly. We will setup a ground row of moving lights. Then we will examine channel selection and control, write sub-masters, and cues.

 Portable Power Distribution – This course covers Portable power distribution systems. We begin with a look at what electricity is, and how it is transported. We will examine single and 3 phase power and the type of power distribution equipment used on live events.

 Electrical Safety – The goal of this course is to help you identify and avoid Electrical hazards. Students will learn about the effects of electricity on the body. We will cover load calculation, cable protection and grounding.

 Electrical Math – In this course we will look at some of the math used in electrical calculations. We will examine Ohms Law, The Power Equation, and the formula wheel. We will cover memorization techniques. We will learn how to calculate resistance in parallel and series circuits.

 Introduction to Stage Electrics – This course covers information that is useful for those new to the Electrics department. We will cover tools needed, common types of lighting instruments, stage terminology, hanging, focusing, and striking lights. We will look at commonly used lighting accessories. The course offer an introduction to Dmx, and required knots.

 Capture 2020 – In this course will will learn to navigate within the Capture views. We will place objects in the Capture environment creating a stage on which we can design. We will setup lights in the space and create manual looks and learn how to patch in a lighting console. We will learn to create, apply and map materials. We will setup a virtual projector and connect it to a video player and external media server. 

 Projection Mapping – This course is designed to teach you projection mapping techniques using Madmapper software. We will look at various mapping techniques including Multi shape mapping, Single quad mapping, Lines, Mesh warping, Masking and Mirroring, and importing 3d models. We will learn to setup dmx and midi control. Students will learn to create and playback video mapping cues. We will patch and control Led fixtures with video converted to dmx.

 Media Servers and Eos – In this class students will learn how to control a virtual media server using Eos Nomad. We will place led par on booms in the augmented 3d environment. We will setup traditional control for these lights and merge it with the control from the Virtual Media Server (VMS). We will configure Pixel Maps. We will setup media layers and virtual effect layers to play back video and algorithmically generated content on the lights. We will learn to write these effect into sub-masters and cues. 

Music

•  Intro Class Synth Saturdays- Saturdays 12AM – 2PM  15.00 per Person – Purchase Tickets to Zoom Call

The intro class goes over the various types of equipment as well as software. As well as important questions to ask yourself when buying gear/software and where to start.

• Synth Saturdays- Saturdays 2PM – 4PM  20.00 per Person – Purchase Tickets to Zoom Call

Learn about creating electronic music and using synths with Joey Brown.
A class for people who are interested and have been thinking about making their own music. All the gear and software can be overwhelming. Synth Saturdays can help people figure out which equipment and software they might be interested in. And show them how most equipment works and can be connected with other gear/software.

Traditional Art

Artist Hangout – 2nd Tuesday 5PM – 8PM

2nd Tuesday is Artist Hangout where we work on our latest artwork, and chat about whatever art drama we’ve been dealing with lately.


Fundamentals of Drawing – 8 Week Series,  Starting August 10th from 6PM – 8PM. Tickets – 150.00

Aug. 10 | Aug. 17 | Aug. 24 | Aug. 31 | Sep. 7 | Sep. 14 | Sep. 21 | Sep. 28

Learn the Basics of Drawing, Sketching, and Illustrating

Have you wanted to learn how to draw still lifes and real-life objects? If you’ve always wanted to learn the basics and essentials of drawing, this class will teach you how to apply illustration techniques and basic concepts of drawing, along with how to put together and draw objects in daily life.

In this drawing class, you’ll learn how to create the basics of art, including:
Planes, lines, and shapes and how to develop non-representative artwork
Value and volume – providing a visible 3D look to your artwork, such as shading and shadowing
Mark making and lines – taking realistic-looking work and stylizing your art
Human form – find out how to live sketch and figure draw models in real-time
Art composition – how to organize your drawing to get the effect you want to achieve

In addition, you’ll learn how to critique your artwork and other artists’ artwork in a safe and nonjudgemental environment, find out how to use different mediums such as pencil and charcoal, and learn how to use an eraser effectively and adequately in your artwork.

Our once-a-week class for eight weeks art and drawing course explores drawing techniques and the fundamental tools and building blocks for drawing. You’ll also meet other budding and beginning artists, like yourself, so come and be ready to meet new people too!

Class Supplies are as follows, and can be purchased in a discounted package at 15% off, from our local art store Olyphant. Just let them know you purchased our art class, and they will do the rest.

Strathmore Smooth Newsprint 18×24
Strathmore Series 200 Drawing Pad 9×12
Tombow Knock Eraser
6B Carpenter Pencil
Kneaded Eraser Prismacolor Medium (Extra small)
General’s Jumbo Charcoal Sticks 3 Pack
Exacto Knife – Light Duty
Richeson White Synthetic W/C Brush Round 5


Watercolor – 6 Week Series,  Starting August 12th from 6PM – 8PM. Tickets – 100.00

Aug. 12 | Aug. 19 | Aug. 26 | Sep. 2 | Sep. 9 | Sep. 16

Learn the Basics of Watercolor Technique

Have you wanted to learn how to use tools and methods to learn the basics of watercolor? If so, this class is for you! Learn dry and wet brushing, how to do washes, and how to paint crisp lines, bloom, and fill techniques for applying color. Find out how to erase and lift your watercolor paint and find out how you can use a variety of other tools to create texture in this watercolor class. Utilize your imagination and come to our class to learn the basics of watercolor that you’ve always wanted to learn and take your first step in experiencing the art of watercolor.

The course features both classes that provide practice with techniques related to watercolor, and guided time to work on your own pieces. Whatever you’ve been interested in painting with watercolor, now if the time!

In addition, you’ll learn how to critique your artwork and other artists’ artwork in a safe and nonjudgemental environment, guided work time to work on your own unique pieces and learn how to use tools effectively and adequately in your watercolor artwork.

Our once-a-week class for six weeks of watercolor art explores using watercolor techniques and the watercolor artistic tools to create artwork to inspire further and develop your artistic talents. You’ll also meet other budding and beginning artists, like yourself, so come and be ready to meet new people too!

Class Supplies are as follows and can be purchased in a discounted package at 15% off from our local art store Olyphant. So just let them know you purchased our art class, and they will do the rest.

Van Gogh Half-Pan Watercolor Set (Basic Colors)
Fluid Cold Press Watercolor Block 9×12
Richeson White Synthetic W/C 3/4 Flat 8010
Richeson White Synthetic W/C Round 5
Richeson White Synthetic W/C Round 0


Figure Drawing – Every Thursday 6PM – 8PM  15.00 per person at door/ 12.00 Preorder.

Join us every Thursday for our Figure Drawing class. Two models will pose in half hour sessions, making for a drop-in friendly class. Plants are included for additional drawing practice, courtesy of Underhill Plants.

Bring your own art supplies with you. Masks and social distancing required. Due to restrictions, we will be limiting the number of attendees. Tickets can be held for later Figure Drawing classes. Please let us know if so.

Class is 18+ as models dress down to their comfort level. Some models will be nude.


Figure Drawing 101 – Every Saturday- 2:00PM to 3:00PM -15.00 per person at door/ 12.00 Preorder

Youth Friendly, Students 15 and over are welcome to come unsupervised. Students ages 11 – 14 are also welcome but must have an adult accompanying them.

Join us every Saturday for our Beginners Figure Drawing class. One model will be posing for varying lengths every week totaling one hour. This class is designed to be a launching platform for figure drawing, teaching basic techniques and methods.

Bring your own art supplies with you. Tickets can be held for later Figure Drawing classes. Please let us know if so.

Suggested Supplies

      • Newsprint 18″ x 24″
      • General’s Pressed Charcoal Assorted 4 Pack
      • Eraser

Classes taught by Iri Alexander.

Writing

 Writer’s Tea – 4th Tuesday 5PM – 8PM

4th Tuesday is Writer’s Tea. Come and join us with a mug of tea and talk about your writing, whether it’s about your woes or triumphs. Tea provided by Rogue Teas

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