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I believe that drawing is as natural as reading or writing, and with instruction and focus, anyone can learn. I love sharing what I am most passionate about, and offer lessons in a variety of settings - workshops, residencies in schools and private lessons. For over two decades I have been teaching art techniques to students - young and old - and recently partnered with the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center in Belfair, WA, to provide creative opportunities for the community. 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 theirs.

For more information about art classes, private art lessons, art workshops, or residencies in schools,
please Email Janice or call 360-813-8387.

Art Classes with Janice Wagner

June 23 & 24, 2014
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.

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.

Art Classes at Pacific Northwest Salmon Center, Belfair, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Silverdale, Gig Harbor, Tacoma, WA

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. So our goal is to open doors to creative expression for those who may have put their love of art aside after childhood, and also for those who never thought they possessed the "talent." Although natural tendencies exist, talent is somewhat of a myth. If people love something, they tend to practice and eventually get good at it. The bottom line is, anyone can learn.