Artist Trading Cards with Miss-Elaine-eous – Tuesdays

In this class students will have the opportunity to use a vast variety of materials and art techniques to make their miniature art.

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Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of art measuring 2.5” x 3” For young artists their appeal lies in their small “manageable” format, extensive media/technique options, the joy of collecting their art in a binder, and the opportunity to trade their work with others. Past Bryant club members have traded their cards with students in neighboring schools, and with young artists in Guatemala!

Each week students will be presented with a sample card for inspiration, but they are always encouraged to follow their own creativity and interests. There will be opportunities to experiment with painting, weaving, and sewing, as well as create paper engineered cards that spin, jump, and surprise!

Due to an emphasis on process and the individual exploration of materials and subject matter, repeat students are welcomed and encouraged. Session content varies so projects will be fresh to both new and returning students!

Instructor: Elaine D Woodhouse, Cert.Ed, CQSW

Found Object Artist, Visual Arts teacher, and Artist in Residence with over 30 years teaching experience. She has been teaching Artist Trading Cards to both children and adults for over two decades.
Her teaching style and philosophy favors process rather than product driven activities. She aims to encourage creative confidence and intelligence through experimentation, individuality, risk-taking and problem-solving.

Day of Week: Tuesdays

Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Dates of classes: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20 no class, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 – 13 classes

Location: Room 102

Grades: K-5

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Elaine_Woodhouse_300Originally from England, Elaine trained in Early Childhood Education, and Fine and Applied Art, before moving to the United States in 1982. Since then she has acquired over 20 years of teaching experience, including several years in the Head Start Program. The majority of her experience however has been providing after school art enrichment classes at Seattle Public Schools.

She has also been retained as an Artist in Residence,

Elaine’s interest in folk art led to authoring a book on metal repujado, and several television appearances. She is responsible for developing and popularizing metal embossing techniques and products in the crafting industry.

Elaine has also received certification as a social worker, specializing in child care. Most recently she completed training as a sign language interpreter.

“Traditionally, folk art was created by people who did not even have a word for art in their culture. Art was simply what people did. It was a part of being human. My classes foster this philosophy in a contemporary setting. Folk art often has a practical purpose or meets a specific need. Many of my classes utilize found objects and recycling, reflecting our society’s need to conserve and repurpose”

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