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.

Dance

DANCES ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD

• Queer Dance

– 1st Saturdays 8:30PM – Midnight Admission is Free – Donations Welcome

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

• Blues and Fusion Dance – 3rd Saturdays 9:30 – Midnight, Beginners Class from 9:00 to 9:30.

Enjoy Blues and Fusion with us. Laurel Moore will teach the beginners fusion class. Later Blues and other advances and intermediate classes to be added. Partners are not required. Please wear shoes that can be used on concrete.

• Swing Dance – 4th Saturdays 7:30 – 11:00, Beginners Class from 7:30 to 8:00.

Interested in swing dancing, want a social dance, want to learn triple step swing? Iri Alexander will teach the beginners class in triple step swing. Partners are not required. Please wear shoes that can be used on concrete.

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.

Beginner’s Quilting Series – $25 per Class

Quilting 1 : Sep 26. 12 PM – 2 PM    Buy a Ticket

In this class we will go over the basics of quilting. How to figure out how much fabric you will need for your project, planning your project and then starting your project (if you have the fabric you need). Starting your project includes cutting all of the pieces of your project and starting to sew them together and make the quilt top. 

Instruction on how to use a sewing machine is included if needed. 

Quilting 2 : Oct 3. 12 PM – 2 PM    Buy a Ticket

In the second part in this series, we will go over putting together all of the pieces of your quilt. This includes how to put them all together and also includes the borders as well. 

Quilting 3 : Oct 10. 12 PM – 2 PM    Buy a Ticket

This class is the third part in this series. This is going over how to put together the final part of your quilt. This means putting your finished Quilt Top together with your batting and your Quilt Backing.

Free Events

• Queer Dance – 1st Saturdays 8:30PM – Midnight  Admission is Free – Donations Welcome

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

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 our friends over at Orca Books. 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.

Exploring Drawing – 6 Week Series,  Starting November 2nd from 6PM – 8PM. Tickets – 180.00 (Catch the Next Class in Spring)

Nov.2 | Nov. 9 | Nov. 16 | Nov. 30 | Dec. 7 | Dec. 14

Syllabus | Recommended Supplies

A 6-week course by Benjamin Saucier, exploring drawing and its many methods and iterations. Classes take place weekly on Tuesday evenings at 6PM till 8PM starting November 2nd.

“It is often said that Leonardo drew so well because he knew about things; it is truer to say that he knew about things because he drew so well” Kenneth Clarke

This course will explore drawing as an act of passion, discovery, and creativity.  Meant for both beginners and seasoned professionals, we will explore the many facets of this foundational medium.  Over the course of this six-week program we will focus on observation and seeing, mark-making and value, composition and decision making.  Through exploring various techniques and mediums we will strengthen your ability to express yourself visually through the language of drawing.

Ben Saucier is an Artist and Illustrator based in Olympia, Washington.  His work has been exhibited and published across the United States.  He has taught Drawing 101 at Maine College of Art and studied Studio Art at Hampshire College, Ringling College, Maine College of Art, and The Alternative Art School.

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.

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

Beginner Figure Drawing Class – Every Thursday – 4:45PM to 5:45PM – Preorder

Join us every Thursday for our Beginners Figure Drawing class. One model will be posing for varying lengths every week totaling one hour. This class is designed to work on technique and strengthening your drawing skills with a live model. Each week we will be working on different techniques. Plants are included for additional drawing practice, courtesy of Underhill Plants.

Bring your own art supplies with you. Masks and social distancing required. Tickets can be held for later Figure Drawing classes.

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

Classes taught by Iri Alexander and Ben Saucier.

Still Life Class – Starting Wednesday Sept. 15, and continuing every other Wed.  Tickets are 10.00, the Class is from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A still life is set up monthly in our front space, and we welcome artists to come practice drawing at any time while we’re open.

A Still Life Workshop will be help twice a month in order to provide methods and practices for still life artwork. The workshop is held by Iri Alexander.

Writing

 Writer’s Tea – 4th Tuesday 5PM – 8PM

4th Tuesday is Writer’s Tea with our friend’s over at Orca Books. 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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