Sou’wester Arts & Ecology
Workshops 2022

Saturday Workshops

Adults and Families are invited to learn a new craft or trade with Sou’wester Artist-In-Residence Instructors

Saturdays (time varies)
Youth under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Workshop cost varies


Sou’wester Arts Specialty Camp at the Dylan Jude Harrell Community Center

Campers will spend mornings exploring in the field and afternoons learning with visiting Teaching Artists in a hands-on art workshop.

M-F 9-4PM
July 11-August 26
Youth 3rd-8th grade

If you are interested in accommodations for part-time attendance, please contact or visit for more info

Sign up here!
Scholarships and transportation available!

Youth After-school Program

More information about our Artist-led After-school Program coming soon!

Saturday Workshops

October 8th – Working w/ Natural Materials: A Small Basket In Bark and Leaf with Rose Covert

In this workshop we will use plaiting and twining to create a small basket. We will be weaving with hand harvested and natural materials, including cedar bark, cherry bark, sea grass and iris leaf. We will be creating unique shapes and designs using these 2 techniques. This workshop is 10-2PM and cost is $80. Register

October 22nd – Sculptural Painting with Ondrea Levey

Create 3D textured paintings using acrylic paint, joint compound, and cardboard. This is a media and process focused workshop where students explore how to create textural paintings using easily found and scavenged materials. This workshop is 10-2PM and cost is $60.


Summer Camp Schedule

Sign for the entire camp week M-F 9-4PM, or just the hands-on art workshops in the afternoons on T, W, Th from 1-4PM. To sign up for afternoon art workshops only please email to make arrangements.

July 12-14 Clay Creatures and Miniature Things with Kaitlyn Nelson
Students will use clay and underglaze to develop hand-building skills and make small clay objects such as coil pots, tiles, and animal figurines.

July 19-21 Mixed Media Tapestries with Kaitlyn Nelson
Students will create mixed-media wall hangings utilizing canvas, paint, thread and yarn to push the boundaries between painting and sculpture.

July 26-28 Drawing Club with Heather McLaughlin
In this workshop students will use a variety of drawing implements to create imagery while exploring elements of design, such as: value, texture, pattern, rhythm, composition, line, realism, abstraction, and fractals!

August 2-4 Painting the Natural World with Jess Graff
Students of this creative workshop will explore nature themes using a variety of drawing and painting materials. Techniques for using pencil, pen, ink, watercolor medias, and more will be covered in this program.

August 9-11 Animation with Cynthia Star
In this workshop students will work with simple apps to make unique stop motion animations using everyday objects like LEGO’s, clay, and more! On our last day we will end with an animation festival of our creations. Instructor Cynthia Star has fabricated for Laika Movies Coraline, ParaNorman and Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken.

August 16-18 Story Collages with Jess Graff
Explore creativity and personal stories through collage! Students of this hands-on workshop, will draw, paint, cut, and paste their way to layered  finished projects that showcase their own imagination and unique perspectives. 

August 23-25 Mythical Creatures with Heather McLaughlin
Students will use paper mache to sculpt Mythical Creatures by expanding on their current animal knowledge and imagination. Students will also make a painting that depicts their creatures’ habitat and behavior.