Sunbathe : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Sunbathe is the devastatingly catchy, fuzzed-out pop band brought to you by songwriter Maggie May Morris. Suffused with lyrical honesty and a raw performance style, Morris can command the stage coasting along on an abundance of hooks and lighthearted guitar. Backed by an all-star band of Pieter Hilton (Typhoon), Adria Ivanitsky, and Brian Edwards, Sunbathe has quickly gained notoriety for their captivating live performances. The self-titled debut from Sunbathe shows the many sides of Morris’ songwriting abilities yet maintains a cohesive structure through it’s radiantly pop-minded arrangements and with another release on the horizon in 2020, Sunbathe proves to be one of today’s most promising acts.

Coach Phillips : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Coach Phillips Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Initially formed in 2017 as an acoustic duo of vocalists Wade Phillips and Jessica Kim, Coach Phillips is a 5-piece band including Chet Baughman (drums/saxophone), Joe Oakes (guitars/misc.) and Tom Moskal (bass). The Seattle-based project has produced one full-length record to date and two EPs— the most recent being ‘Three-Chord Songs, Vol. 1’ released in May 2022.

‘…in the same sandbox as Hovvdy or the like, breaking bread with old emo tendencies and dipping it in the wine cup of present bedroom pop.’ – Nathan Lankford, Austin Town Hall

LAITH : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

LAITH : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Laith, known by some as Hutch Hartford, hails from the suburban hurricane of Houston, Texas. Laith’s music is soaked withmemories of Grandma and Grandpa’s bayou house, rides on a red vintage lawn mower packed with cousins, and smoky, music filled bars

Nick Delffs : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Nick Delffs : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Nick Delffs grew up in Mendocino County, a lawless stretch of coastline that’s hard to get to and, for many, hard to escape. Nick did — emerging in the early aughts as the frontman for Portland band The Shaky Hands, whose sharp, jittery rock was anchored by Nick’s quavering vocals and questing lyrics. The Shaky Hands were mainstays of Portland on the verge of a major shift, and they rode that shift a while, signing to Kill Rock Stars and touring internationally with some of the bigger names in indie rock. But a hiatus in 2011 became indefinite and Nick Delffs was once again cast into the world: working as a sideman, releasing solo records, doing manual labor, going deeper into his spiritual practices, and, crucially, becoming a father.

Becoming a parent can affect different artists in different ways. Nick rode that change with surpassing grace and maturity. 2017’s Redesign, his first full-length under his own name, reflected the transition. In “Song for Aja”, Nick touched on other concerns familiar to those who follow his work: love of the natural world; longing for spiritual and physical connection; the desire to suffer with meaning and exult with abandon, to embrace somehow the world in its maddening contradictions and find the unity at the core.

Childhood Pastimes, his second release on Mama Bird Recording Co., is both more focused and, despite being technically an EP, more ambitious. It’s a four-song cycle — one song with many movements or four songs that bleed into one another, depending on how you hear it — that can be viewed either as a personal journey or an archetypal passage of a human being through four discrete stages: roughly, the movement from childhood innocence into adolescent adventure (The Escape); the sudden immersion into a life of discovery and excitement (The Dream); the first experience of romantic love, followed by the onset of heartbreak, dissolution, breakdown of self (The Affair); the emergence into a new way of thinking, a fresh perspective that encompasses all the suffering and joy into a balanced whole (The Outside).

Nick plays nearly all of the instruments here and the result is a unified aesthetic, born ultimately of his deep-seated love of rhythm: the thrum and throb of the acoustic guitars, the percussive melodic bang of the elegantly-crafted piano lines, and always, always the insistent, driving drums, propelling the record, and the listener, on this journey as the four tracks bleed into one another, one body, one blood, one beating heart. The concept of four songs that are really one suite of music requires a sure hand, and Nick’s never shakes: the way the songs blend together while retaining their distinctiveness — from the poppy exaltation of “The Escape” to the cold intensity, almost like an acoustic Kraftwerk, of “The Affair” — shows a songwriter and musician who has fully grown into his powers.

Those who have followed Nick’s career may see this as a culmination of years and years of honing and fine-tuning his bountiful gifts, and wonder with delight what might come next. For those who haven’t listened to Nick before, Childhood Pastimes is the perfect entry point, a distillation of what’s come before and the promise of a new beginning.

AC Sapphire: Presented by Sou’wester Arts

AC Sapphire: Presented by Sou’wester Arts

The Mojave is a desolate dreamscape, a vista of mind-bending scenery that seems to transform with every sand-swept step. There’s something exquisitely wild about it, tinged with a hint of danger. On the surface it can appear sparse—even foreboding—but a deeper examination proves it teaming with all the tragedy and transcendence of life. 

The same can be said for the music of longtime desert denizen AC Sapphire. It has the same surreal qualities, the same sense of constant metamorphosis, the same expansiveness and emotional evocation, the same sense of wonder and revelation, and the same wild and perilous spirit. Her cosmic sound blends disparate elements into an ethereal folk rock while her strong voice shakes listeners awake as she spins her passionate, dust-blasted tales. All these qualities can be heard on her upcoming EP, Omni Present and upcoming album Desert Car.

Sapphire’s life began in Eastern Pennsylvania where her household overflowed with eight home-schooled children. When she was 14, she was given a singing part in a Shakespeare production. “I had no idea I was even able to sing and then I found my purpose,” she explains. “My father, an antique dealer, had this really beat up guitar with one string. I would just play that one string and pretend I was shredding. Eventually, my dad helped me ad the other five. I started writing songs right away. By the time I was 17 I was gigging.”

Sapphire soon teamed up with two of her siblings to form Sisters3, finding regional success. Then her younger sister quit the group. For AC, it was devastating. She needed a change and knew just where to find it. For years, she had been selling pizza at music festivals around the country. “I worked for a company of outsiders, artists, and travelers,” she explains. “Every year after working at Coachella I would spend two weeks in Joshua Tree. I was entranced by the desert. I wanted to live there.” She followed that Siren’s song west to her new home. “I really feel like I came into my own there,” she says. “It was a sense that I was doing what I wanted with my life. The desert changed me. There’s mental clarity because you can see everything. There’s room. There’s space.”

This freedom and awe influenced songs like Omni Present’s “Desert Stars,” about the death of a friend and mourning the inability to share the marvels of the sandy wilds, and “Rock and Roll Van,” a more lighthearted fantasy about escaping the 110-degree heat via musical road trip. A different California landscape inspired Desert Car’s “Stick and Poke Tattoo,” a story of one of Sapphire’s real body decorations set against the backdrop of a brief affair with an Irish blacksmith and the crashing waves of the Big Sur coastline. “The Thrift Store Song” features Particle Kid and details what Sapphire describes as the best feeling in the world, “going to the thrift store and finding something that fits you perfectly.”

Despite her affinity for the arid expanse, Sapphire eventually decided to move on. These days she can be found in Portland, Oregon where she has put together a new band while also singing harmony and recording with Kyle Craft. She is preparing for a national tour in support of Omni Present. 

Sapphire feels strongly about championing women in the music industry. She has volunteered as a vocal coach for the Portland Rock & Roll Camp for Girls and plans to raise money for the organization throughout her tour.

Jed Crisologo : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Jed Crisologo : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Jed Crisologo is a soulful Seattle singer- songwriter, who mixes Americana, Punk Rock and Soul influences into heartfelt, catchy, honest tunes.  His introspective and thoughtful songwriting sets an honest, alive and intensely human core to their songs.  This combination of earnestness and swagger creates a sound that travels from wonderfully noisy and ambient to stripped down and raw, from raucous and bombastic to swinging and groovy all while emphasizing the truth and humanity in the songs.

Quattlebaum: Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Quattlebaum: Presented by Sou’wester Arts

“Armed with banjo, guitar, and a dream, Southern-fried troubadour, Austin Quattlebaum, spreads around his wildly swampy blues and backwoods folk.”

-The Sacramento Bee
 
“An upholder of tradition who jolts new light into vintage practices, Quattlebaum’s a talented player…”

-Connect Savannah

Jeremy James Meyer: Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Jeremy James Meyer: Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Jeremy James Meyer is an artificer of song. A songwriter’s songwriter. He crafts redemptive songs full of woody rock ‘n’ roll tones. His deep, penetrating voice has a wide range, and is especially captivating in his droning, lower register. He spent the last decade drifting around, a tool belt troubadour, working carpentry by day, bringing folk music to the people at night. As with most well traveled songwriters it’s hard to tell where the road ends and Jeremy James Meyer begins. His songs seamlessly blend plain-language and poetic lyricism. They wander from personal truth to outlaw legends. He’s capable of cathartic protest songs, cosmic country canticles, and dive bar sing-a-longs. Whenever, and however your path crosses with Jeremy James Meyer’s (and it will) prepare for an enchanting, psychedelic trip through cosmic American music.

– Sean Jewell American Standard Time

“Alive and OK by Jeremy James Meyer is a lesson in what country music can be. This is not the pop country of Nashville. This is real country music with stories and melodies that keep the listener engaged. Whether it’s a foot stomper or a song made for slow dancing, Meyer delivers songs that will get you moving.”

-Americana Highways

“Last year was a devastating time for fans of Americana, country, and pretty much anyone who loved a well-written song with the passing of Walker, Prine and Billy Joe Shaver all in the span of six months. It’s heartening though to know there is another generation of talented singers and songwriters eschewing current trends and fads and focusing simply on writing timeless, relatable music agnostic of specific genres. Meyer is certainly one of those acolytes to the greats, alongside peers like Todd Snider and Hayes Carll carrying that tradition into the future.”

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!mindparade (unplugged) : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

!mindparade (unplugged) : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

!mindparade is a psychedelic/experimental project that formed in Bloomington, Indiana. Originally the solo bedroom project of Alex Arnold, the live show and recordings are fleshed out by a revolving cast of musicians utilizing electronics and orchestration. !mindparade’s beautiful cacophony of bombast is pleasantly bewildering. Wild flourishes of dreamy psychedelic instrumentation zoom past you in all directions like standing in the middle of a busy intersection.

Currently based in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Printmaking With or Without a Press with Jane Pagliarulo

In this workshop we’ll explore elemental printmaking techniques, creating multiples or one-of-a-kind prints with a rolling pin or tiny press. Monotypes are a painterly print, using Akua Non-toxic soy and honey based inks with brushes, brayers, stencils and templates, ferns, feathers or leaves. We’ll do Trace monotypes, Foil printing and Collograph to create fantastic textured surfaces. We’ll also explore Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing, using rubber fish to transfer ink onto paper or fabric. Other elements addressed will be chine Colle’, making a stamp, relief printing, printing on fabric, everyday items you can use for art, Scratch Foam printing, Stamping with Easycut, Tape design plates and more! Workshop is 10AM-2PM and cost is $90.

Jane Pagliarulo received a BFA in Printmaking from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She cut her teeth as a fine art printer at Hand Graphics in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From 1989 to 1996 she printed lithographs, woodcuts and etchings. As a monotype printer she has worked one-on-one in creative collaboration with artists having tremendously varied conceptual and technical approaches. As a result Jane strays beyond the traditional boundaries of printmaking.  In 1996 Pagliarulo moved to Oregon, founding a printmaking workshop in Hood River. In 2007 she co-founded Atelier Meridian, a collaborative membership printmaking studio in Portland, where she teaches workshops and prints editions. In her own prints, Pagliarulo approaches the landscape with an abstract realist’s eye for the edges and shapes found in the expanses  of the American West. Unique spacial tensions are created with the push and pull of brush strokes and erasures. Unpredictable marks and subtle veils of color are employed as the printmaking process delivers mysterious surfaces  of ink in confluence with paper.  She exhibits nationally and is represented in Portland by the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery and Print Arts Northwest.

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Lindsay Clark : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Lindsay Clark : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

 

“A rare exhibition of the weight that minimalism can bear in contemporary, reflective folk music. ”

— POPMATTERS, 2018

Lindsay Clark finds balance between traditional and english folk, country, and her own version of experimental folk that seems to come from within. Exquisite and pitch perfect, her music speaks of quiet revelation, with a background of (usually her own) multi-tracked vocal arrangements. With influences ranging from the Beach Boys, Elizabeth Cotton, Joni Mitchell, Appalachian folk, her classical upbringing, and her father’s record collection, she blends many worlds into a uniquely warm sound. She has carved out a vibrant place as an artist with a penchant for poetry, rich harmony, and a style of self-taught fingerpicking influenced by Nick Drake, John Fahey, and others.

Originally from the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA, she now resides in Portland, OR. Her sound has been described as “folk with angelic vocals washing over smooth edges” (1859 Magazine). She has shared the stage with musicians such as Alela Diane, Adam Torres, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Michael Hurley. “Crystalline” was released in 2018 via boutique German label Oscarson.

Her forthcoming full-length album (which she wrote, produced and co-arranged), Carpe Noctem, features guitarist William Tyler, Alela Diane, Sage Fisher (Dolphin Midwives), Alexis Mahler (Shook Twins) & Andy Rayborn (Paper Gates). It was engineered and arranged with Jeremy Harris (Vetiver, Adrienne Lenker, Hand Habits), and is out 6/24/22 with Audiosport Records (NL). She has also recently collaborated on Michael Hurley’s latest release, Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter Records). She is currently at work on her first collection of lyric memoir-in-essays. PRE-ORDER CARPE NOCTEM

 

DJ Papi Fimbres : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

DJ Papi Fimbres : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

David “Papi” Fimbres creates sound out of thin air that feels familiar at first, but at a second thought, is nothing you’ve ever heard before. As a percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Fimbres wields an arc of pure infectious energy, and a rare and cosmic control over the rhythmic and melodic spectrum.Born & raised in the Pacific West Coast, his Latino culture is immersed in not only his music, but his way of life as he sees it. Everything is here for a reason, and within that, everything has a sound that can be curated and understood.

Hanna Haas : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Hanna Haas : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Hanna Haas is a folk singer-songwriter based in Portland whose warm guitar and soft vocals carry songs that speak to the constant rising and falling of life and the eternal beauty of it all.

Mike Coykendall : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Mike Coykendall : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Veteran songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Coykendall has been amazingly prolific over the last three decades or so. Currently most well known for his duties as a sideman, producer, and recordist via his work with M Ward, Blitzen Trapper, She & Him, Annalisa Tornfelt, & Tin Hat Trio, to name a few, Coykendall has been making his own unique outsider records since the mid ’80s.

Coykendall (pronounced “Kirk-in-doll) was raised near the dead center of the contiguous 48 states of America in rural Norwich, Kansas. In early high school he began playing drums and guitar and went on to perform in mid-western regional cover bands during the early 80’s. In the mid 80’s he started writing and recording his own songs on cassette 4-track and soon formed Wichita, Kansas based prarie-psych popsters Klyde Konnor. Klyde was a prolific and daring band that self-released approximately nine cassette albums between ’86 and ’91.

In ’91, he moved to San Francisco where he and wife Jill formed The Old Joe Clarks. The Old Joes worked hard and made three nuanced, highly acclaimed Americana-esque records. 1996’s Town of Ten, 1999’s Metal Shed Blues, & 2003’s November.

In ’99 after relocating to Portland, Oregon, Coykendall was able to expand his home studio and begin working other artists. One of those artists was M Ward. Their first collaboration was Ward’s 2003 masterpiece Transfiguration of Vincent. Soon after, Coykendall became a member of Ward’s touring band (also with She & Him).

In 2012 Coykendall released his third solo record titled Chasing Away the Dots via Portland’s Fluff & Gravy Records. Dots is a widely varied, moody yet playful record with a lived-in feel and is the perfect vehicle for Coykendall’s unfurnished vocals.  This tidy little diamond in the rough also contained guest appearances by some of Coykendall’s musical friends including M Ward, Zooey Deschanel, Eric Earley, & Ben Gibbard.

Translating Dots to a live setting was an undertaking, as the record itself was filled with guest performances and layers of studio psychedelia. Coykendall met that challenge by essentially turning the record inside-out and stripping it down to it’s basic elements. He took to rocking these songs out with an oversized Kay electric guitar while stomping a tin can kick drum and swishing away on a huge set of high-hat cymbals. He began calling it the “rig”, and it stuck. These spontaneous performances are often a thick mix of Coykendall’s own compositions and reinterpretations of other writer’s famous or not-so-famous gems. Not working from a set list and seemingly testing each situation to see what boundaries can be pushed.

In late 2015 Coykendall released Half Past, Present Pending, partnering again with Fluff & Gravy Records. On this record, Coykendall takes the listener closer to the live “rig” performances by mixing excellent new compositions (check out “Hard Landing”) with compositions from his back catalogue (check out “East of Cheney” or “Spacebaker Blues”) in with fresh interpretations of other writers songs (he covers Roger Miller, Syd Barrett, etc) to great effect. 

He continues to write, perform, produce, engineer, and wander SE Portland. 

Memoir Writing Workshop with Nick Jaina

Let’s write some memoir! This workshop will help us move past resistance and start to unlock memories and develop them into stories. The key is to start to understand the events of your life into elements that you can use to tell the most effective story you can. Let’s get into some of the particulars of how memoir functions and do some writing in class to get momentum with our stories.

Nick Jaina is a writer and musician living with his family in Oakland, California. He was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in 2015 for his memoir Get It While You Can. He has composed music for film and ballet, and toured the world playing a unique mixture of music soundscapes, songs, and readings.

Workshop cost $20

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Build A Bath Bomb With Hannon

In this workshop students will be guided in making bath bombs from everyday household items and found materials from the surrounding natural landscape of the Sou’Wester. Using optional scents and/or herbs, students will create a personalized set of bath bombs filled with unique intentions and return home with a set of hand made bath bombs.

Hannon is a white, nb queer creative and care worker who’s been living for nine years in Portland, Or. on the occupied indigenous lands of the Cowlitz, Multnomah, and confederate Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Hannon is a facilitator of introspective space, and creator of Tender Tank, drawing baths meant to be in conversation with each bather’s internal tides. You can learn more on their website: hannonhannonhannon.com or instagram.com/tendertank

Workshop cost $77

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Embroidered Botany with Chloe Jacobson

In this workshop students will learn basic embroidery techniques (5 basic stitches) through stitching your favorite  plant, vegetable, or herb using recycled materials and/or through altering a piece of clothing: hats, jackets, patches, or bags (Please bring your own piece of clothing to alter). Participants will be guided through a process of choosing a plant you identify with, learning about its properties, then experimenting with multimedia techniques to create a piece of hangable or wearable art.

Chloe Jacobson grew up in the dry, oaky lands of Southern Oregon and headed north to the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest to pursue a major in Visual Arts and Psychology from The Evergreen State College. She chose to pursue the healing power of the art process professionally through getting graduate degree in Transpersonal Art Therapy at Naropa University, and now practice as full time art therapist with the LGBTQIA population in Portland, Oregon. She is a multimedia artist specializing in embroidery, painting, and collage to express sensations, feeling spaces, and to tell stories of empowerment and liberation. She walks the edge of fine art and craft to explore the natural world through my lens as a queer art therapist. She blends media to reframe and re-contextualize, while offering simple messages. She especially seeks narratives of natural perseverance, adaptation, justice, and resilience in the face of adversity or human constructs. Her background in art therapy informs my process as being a platform for healing self-reflection, through making the latent, blatant.

Workshop cost $60

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Intro to Transmission Arts: Build Your Own DIY Open Wave Radio! With Ryan Stively

In this workshop, students will learn how to build your own DIY radio receiver using found materials, fools gold, and galena. Experience the happenstance beauty of the airwaves and explore the possibilities of what a radio can be.

Ryan Stively is a musician and transmission artist from Portland, OR. As curator and host of Radio Bandolero, a weekly program showcasing secret music, unsung masterpieces, international rarities and obscure ear worms, he seeks to share his love of radio art and music with anyone interested. 

Workshop cost $85

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Caffenol & Eco Motion Picture Film Processing with Stephanie Hough

In the last workshop in Stephanie Hough’s film workshop series, students will learn to develop your Super 8 or 16mm film using at-home, plant-based eco brews. Registration for previous classes is reccomended but not at all required! Workshop is 10-2PM and cost is $70.

Stephanie Hough is an experimental filmmaker, production coordinator and director of photography whose work explores repetition, gender, relationships and emotional landscapes. Her films HOW TO FEEL (DV, 2010), HEART (16mm, 2013), SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE (Super 8, 2016) have screened in the NW Filmmaker’s Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Experimental Film Festival PDX, BendFilm, The Boathouse Microcinema, TriBeca Film Center and more. As an educator with the Northwest Film Center, Pacific University and the PNCA, Hough has a passion for sharing analog film techniques and making learning accessible for all. 

Workshop cost $70

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Analog Film Textures in Super 8 and 16mm Film with Stephanie Hough

In this workshop students will learn to shoot in the classic, home movie, analog format and become part of a community of Super 8 and 16mm enthusiasts. Explore the “bucket method” of hand processing your film, and how to care for your negatives.

Stephanie Hough is an experimental filmmaker, production coordinator and director of photography whose work explores repetition, gender, relationships and emotional landscapes. Her films HOW TO FEEL (DV, 2010), HEART (16mm, 2013), SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE (Super 8, 2016) have screened in the NW Filmmaker’s Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Experimental Film Festival PDX, BendFilm, The Boathouse Microcinema, TriBeca Film Center and more. As an educator with the Northwest Film Center, Pacific University and the PNCA, Hough has a passion for sharing analog film techniques and making learning accessible for all. 

Workshop cost $70

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Blue Mood: Cyanotype on 16mm Film with Stephanie Hough

In this workshop students will use transparent objects to create moving image cyanotypes without the use of traditional filmmaking equipment. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to clear coat 16mm film with cyanotype solution, compose creative film sequences with pre-coated stock, properly expose in the sun, and develop and tone images using household chemicals. At the end of the workshop, we will splice and project our sequences. Participants are encouraged to bring translucent fabrics, objects, 16mm negatives, transparencies and other materials to enhance their creative journey.


Stephanie Hough is an experimental filmmaker, production coordinator and director of photography whose work explores repetition, gender, relationships and emotional landscapes. Her films HOW TO FEEL (DV, 2010), HEART (16mm, 2013), SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE (Super 8, 2016) have screened in the NW Filmmaker’s Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Experimental Film Festival PDX, BendFilm, The Boathouse Microcinema, TriBeca Film Center and more. As an educator with the Northwest Film Center, Pacific University and the PNCA, Hough has a passion for sharing analog film techniques and making learning accessible for all. 

Workshop cost $70

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Mythical Creatures with Heather McLaughlin – Summer Camp Series

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.

Youth can sign up for the entire camp week M-F 9-4PM, or just the Sou’wester Arts Artist-led Workshops in the afternoons on T, W, Th from 1-4PM. If students would like to only sign up for artist-led workshops, they can email claire@djhcc.org to make arrangements. Please visit DJHCC.org for more information.

Story Collages with Jess Graff – Summer Camp Series

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. 

Youth can sign up for the entire camp week M-F 9-4PM, or just the Sou’wester Arts Artist-led Workshops in the afternoons on T, W, Th from 1-4PM. If students would like to only sign up for artist-led workshops, they can email claire@djhcc.org to make arrangements. Please visit DJHCC.org for more information.

Animation with Cynthia Star – Summer Camp Series

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.

Youth can sign up for the entire camp week M-F 9-4PM, or just the Sou’wester Arts Artist-led Workshops in the afternoons on T, W, Th from 1-4PM. If students would like to only sign up for artist-led workshops, they can email claire@djhcc.org to make arrangements. Please visit DJHCC.org for more information.

Painting the Natural World with Jess Graff – Summer Camp Series

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.

Youth can sign up for the entire camp week M-F 9-4PM, or just the Sou’wester Arts Artist-led Workshops in the afternoons on T, W, Th from 1-4PM. If students would like to only sign up for artist-led workshops, they can email claire@djhcc.org to make arrangements. Please visit DJHCC.org for more information.

Drawing Club with Heather McLaughlin – Summer Camp Series

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!

Youth can sign up for the entire camp week M-F 9-4PM, or just the Sou’wester Arts Artist-led Workshops in the afternoons on T, W, Th from 1-4PM. If students would like to only sign up for artist-led workshops, they can email claire@djhcc.org to make arrangements. Please visit DJHCC.org for more information.

Mixed Media Tapestries with Kaitlyn Nelson – Summer Camp Series

Students will create mixed-media wall hangings utilizing canvas, paint, thread and yarn to push the boundaries between painting and sculpture.

Youth can sign up for the entire camp week M-F 9-4PM, or just the Sou’wester Arts Artist-led Workshops in the afternoons on T, W, Th from 1-4PM. If students would like to only sign up for artist-led workshops, they can email claire@djhcc.org to make arrangements. Please visit DJHCC.org for more information.

Clay Creatures and Miniature Things with Kaitlyn Nelson – Summer Camp Series

Students will use clay and underglaze to develop hand-building skills and make small clay objects such as coil pots, tiles, and animal figurines.

Youth can sign up for the entire camp week M-F 9-4PM, or just the Sou’wester Arts Artist-led Workshops in the afternoons on T, W, Th from 1-4PM. If students would like to only sign up for artist-led workshops, they can email claire@djhcc.org to make arrangements. Please visit DJHCC.org for more information.

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. 

Rose Covert is a constant maker and an artist who creates in many directions. Her paintings, sculptures and woven works have been displayed throughout the Pacific Northwest. Most recently Rose has been engaged in woven sculptural work made of plants growing within a 30 mile radius of where she lives. Rose makes these very intricate and wild shapes by weaving one stick at a time, thus creating pathways to follow and build upon. As a member of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild and a childhood educator Rose moves seamlessly between student and teacher, learning from the materials, the process and the people she works with.

As a teacher Rose is drawn to engagement and embodiment, beginning by exploring the mediums and materials we’ll be working with then using our senses and intuition to get a feel for what we’ll be making. Her teaching style has an emphasis on the magic and play of making, using questions and conversation as a way to encourage connection and imagination. 

Workshop cost $80

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