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ART EDUCATION, LESSONS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS

ART EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY

I believe that drawing is as natural as reading or writing, and with instruction and focus, anyone can learn. My systematic approach to teaching from the ground up has given even the most reluctant student a handle on their creativity. Although natural tendencies exist, talent is somewhat of a myth. If people love something, they tend to practice and eventually get good at it.

Budget cuts have negatively impacted art education, however, it remains an essential part of a person's development. Art stimulates imagination, and fosters creative thinking skills, problem solving and healthy social interaction. Students hone their ability to express themselves creatively and share what is uniquely their own.

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

I'm currently the art teacher at Bremerton High School, which keeps me busy throughout the school year. During the summer, however, I'm available to lead art workshops or teach private lessons.

Please Email Janice or call 253-225-8514 for more information.


Art Classes with Janice Wagner



PAINTING WITH JANICE WAGNER
June 23 & 24, 2014
10:15-12:15
Location: Mercer Island (private residence)
$100 - Register by June 16


From conception to completion, I'll provide guided support as needed in this two half-day workshop. Be inspired by the color harmonies found in a cottave garden right out the studio door, or bring your own photos to pain from. Palette choices, color mixing, creating depth, simplifying values, defining and losing edges are some of the concepts we'll focus on. Acrylic or Oil.

Bring your lunch and painting supplies (viewfinder, sketch book and pencils, too!). An easel and small portable table will be helpful if you plan to paint outdoors.

For more information or to register, email Janice.



MULTI MEDIA WORKSHOP
8 Tuesdays, April 8-June 3, 2014
(No class May 6)
3:15-5:00, Grades 6-12
Location: PNW Salmon Center, Belfair, WA
$165 Register by March 31


Keeping in mind our theme of ecology, artists experience the joys of creating mosaics, masks, small books & other 3-D projects. There's time before class to unwind with a snack, visit the farm animals and enjoy springtime on the estuary.