Sunday, December 23, 2012

2013 Spokane Art School Winter Classes

2013 Winter Classes
are now open for registration. Sign up early as class size is limited.
Classes start January 8th

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Spokane Art School Faculty Show

Wheeled Daemon
Harold Balazs
Spokane Art School Faculty Show Artist's Reception, Friday, November 30th - 5 to 8 pm
The Spokane Art School is pleased to present its inaugural Faculty Art Show. An invitational group exhibit, it will feature the artwork of faculty members who teach for the Spokane Art School, past and present.
This years particapating artists:
Harold Balazs
Liz Bishop
Colleen Clark-Loomer
Gloria de los Santos
Roger Dubois
Mari Anne Figgins
Jo Fyfe
Patty Haag
Lynn Hanley-Tompson
Jery Haworth
Mason McCuddin
Mel McCuddin
Shelly Murney
Tresia Oosting
Judy Patterson
Sami Perry
Sally Simmer
Rick Singer
Nicholas Sironka
Ken Spiering
Katie Staib
Cindy Wilson
Tinman Gallery
811 W. Garland Ave.
Spokane, WA 99205

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ornament Show

Holly and Ivy
Louise Kodis
This annual 3-day event will feature handmade Christmas ornaments from a variety of popular local artists. Materials include paper, beads, wire, glass, feathers and found objects. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Art School.
This years particapating artists:
Sondra Barrington
Pat Boyd
Virginia Carter
Nan Drye
Brenda Everett
Dina Fernandez
Jo Fyfe
Louise Kodis
Tresia Oosting
Patti Reiko Osebold
Sally Simmer
Tinman Gallery
811 W. Garland Ave.
Spokane, WA 99205

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Classes with Tresia Oosting

2012 Spokane Art School November Classes with Tresia Oosting

Let’s Paint                                                                                                       
Ages 4 to 7                          1-2pm                   $10 per class
Come in and create a fun project using tape, collage, cardboard, and found objects. Then finish it up with paint!  

SAS-FALL30         Tuesday, November 6th

SAS-FALL31         Tuesday, November 13th

SAS-FALL32         Tuesday, November 20th

SAS-FALL33         Tuesday, November 27th

After School Workshops / Experimental Painting                
Ages 8 to 12                        4-5:30pm             $15 per class

Students will explore different types of materials used to create art. Projects are inspired by famous 20th century artists. This class is so fun you’ll never want to leave.

SAS-FALL34         Robert Rauschenberg                    Friday, November 2nd

SAS-FALL35         Jasper Johns                                    Friday, November 9th

SAS-FALL36         Patrick Heron                                  Friday, November 16th

SAS-FALL37         Alberto Giacometti                         Friday, November 23rd

Girls Just Want to Make Art                                                            
High School - Adult          4-5:30pm             $15 per class                      

If you can’t draw you’ll love this class! Painting projects are designed to get your creative juices flowing! This class will explore color, collage, and fun ways to get ideas. Sign up for one or ALL four classes!

SAS-FALL38         Tuesday, November 6th

SAS-FALL39         Tuesday, November 13th

SAS-FALL40         Tuesday, November 20th

SAS-FALL41         Tuesday, November 27th

Preregistration is a required for all classes. Please call to register 24 hours before the class.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gordon Wilson 'Brunch at Wasnick's"

Brunch at Wasnick's
Gordon Wilson will open an exhibit of new paintings based on his annual travels in France, Italy and Germany. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Art School
Artist's reception Friday, October 26th 5 to 8 pm
Friday, October 26th - Saturday, November 24th

Tinman Gallery
811 W. Garland Ave.
Spokane, WA

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ken Spiering [Mosaic]

Ken Spiering
September 12st - October 20th
Artist reception Friday, September 21st, 5 to 8pm

An exhibit of a new body of work in various media such as watercolor, enamel, sculpture and oils. All proceeds benefit the Spokane Art School
Tinman Gallery
811 W. Garland Ave.
Spokane, WA. 99205


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2012 Spokane Art School Fall Classes with Tresia Oosting


Mommy and Me Let’s Paint                                       Ages 4 to 7                 1-2pm                   $10 per class
Come in and create a masterpiece using collage and paint. Develop your own style and learn about a famous 20thcentury artist. This class is so fun you’ll never want to leave.

SAS-FALL07         Claude Monet                                   Tuesday, September 4th

SAS-FALL08         Georgia O’Keeffe                             Tuesday, September 11th

SAS-FALL09         Henri Matisse                                   Tuesday, September 18th

SAS-FALL10         Paul Klee                                            Tuesday, September 25th

SAS-FALL11         Vincent Van Gogh                           Tuesday, October 2nd

SAS-FALL12         Andy Warhol                                      Tuesday, October 9th


After School Workshops / Experimental Painting   Ages 8 to 12       4-5:30pm        $15 per class
Students will explore different ways to get ideas for a painting and then create a masterpiece on a real canvas board.

SAS-FALL01         Adopt an Artist                                 Friday, September 7th

SAS-FALL02         Pick an Object                                   Friday, September 21st

SAS-FALL03         Magazine Ideas                                 Friday, September 28th

SAS-FALL04         Still Life                                                Friday, October 5th

SAS-FALL05         Self Portrait                                        Friday, October 12th

SAS-FALL06         Looking Outside                                 Friday, October 19th


Art Fun for Diva’s                                                    Adult              4-5:30pm             $15 per class                     
Let your creative Diva come out in a friendly, fun painting class. You will explore color, collage, and different ways to get ideas.

SAS-FALL13         Georgia O’Keeffe                             Tuesday, September 18th

SAS-FALL14         Small Diva Objects                           Tuesday, September 25th

SAS-FALL15         Magazine Magic                               Tuesday, October 2nd

SAS-FALL16         Diva Chair (abstract style)             Tuesday, October 9th

SAS-FALL17         Self Portrait (animal)                      Tuesday, October 23rd


Preregistration is a required for all classes
Spokane Art School

809 W. Garland Ave.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Yuletide Applications are Now Available


 Yuletide 2012

         November 15-17, 2012


YULETIDE 2012   Yuletide is the SAS’s fun, holiday indoor event of fine arts and crafts.  Yuletide will be held at the MAC in the two classrooms, the Gilkey Room, and hallways on two levels.  Booth space is available for up to 30 artists.  The event will open on Thursday noon, November 15 and will continue through Saturday, November 17.  That weekend will be regular Campbell House and gallery hours, so we are anticipating festive crowds.  (For information about the MAC visit its website at Yuletide will end its event Saturday at 4:30 pm with Artist Awards, this year of $50 in cash or equivalent each for “People’s Choice” and “Artists’ Choice.” 

ART AND CRAFT WORKS   Yuletide seeks high quality, original, individually produced works that display consistent craftsmanship.  Acceptable media include ceramics, paintings, prints, drawings, mixed media, photographs, jewelry, glass, woodwork, specialty food items, sculpture, and fiber arts.   In addition, we are looking for seasonal holiday items such as cards, wreaths, menorahs, wrapping paper, clothing, toys, candles, soap, and ornaments.  We will accept nothing made from kits or commercial molds, or with the help of an instructor.  Although there are some sales of work over $200 for an item at Yuletide, the bulk of sales occur between $20 - $50.  Think about your own gift giving to friends and family in considering your Yuletide sales strategy.  

ARTIST SELECTION   Both new artists and established artists are encouraged to apply.  Artists will be juried on the basis of digital images of their work.  The jury will select participants representing a balanced variety of media.  DIGITAL images and application must be received by Friday, September 7, 2012, to be considered.  Jury results will be sent before or by Friday, October 5, 2012, along with more detailed information.

OPERATIONS and FINANCIAL INFORMATION   For Yuletide 2012 participating artists will pay a flat booth fee of $200, due upon your acceptance.  There are no other commissions or added fees.  It is acceptable for two artists to share a booth (and expenses and booth tending) by submitting their images as one application.  SAS reserves the right to reproduce accepted images for advertising purposes. Artists must have a current city business license and are responsible for collecting sales tax. SAS will advertise for the event through mailings, newspaper and media as well as email the Yuletide announcement to participating artists to send to their customers.  Booths must be manned by artists or their representatives throughout the event.  Yuletide volunteers will help direct customer traffic, booth-sit, sell raffle tickets, and other things throughout the event.  There will be a security guard on duty, and the building will be locked at night.  Yuletide is free to the public, but the galleries and Campbell House are subject to the MAC’s admission fee.  Free parking is available in the MAC garage and on the street.  Beyond our costs, proceeds from the Yuletide event will directly support SAS educational programs.  

DEADLINE   Applications must reach us no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, September 7, 2011.  Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to the Spokane Art School 809 W. Garland Ave.  Please refer to the next page for complete mailing or hand delivery details.


Also, please note that as the event evolves, some details may change in hours or similar arrangements.  The Spokane Art School reserves the right to make such changes but we will let you know of any that come about.



 1. A completed APPLICATION FORM.
 2. 10 DIGITAL IMAGES on a CD or electronically to representing the work you intend to bring to YULETIDE.  LABEL EACH IMAGE with title, dimensions and price.  If the work you bring to Yuletide is not consistent with submitted images it will be removed from the show.
 3. A brief RESUME indicating your exhibition and showing history. Please, do not send other support materials.
 4. A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE with proper postage (for return of CD.)

Send to:      YULETIDE 2012 c/o Spokane Art School      809 W. Garland Ave.     Spokane, WA  99205

We will mail jurying results by Friday, October 5, 2012. There is no application fee.  The $200 booth fee will be due upon acceptance as your commitment to participate in YULETIDE 2012.

Name                                                                                                                                      Phone                                                                                                                                          


City                                                                                                                                                                         Zip 

E-mail address                                                                                                                                                          _____________________

Description of your work (for publicity materials): 

                                                                                                                                Price Range: 


Return by 5 PM, Friday, September 7, 2012 to:    YULETIDE 2012    c/o Spokane Art School 809 W. Garland Ave. Spokane, WA 99205

Thursday, July 12, 2012

SAS Summer 2012 Classes

Summer Painting Studio Youth Workshop at The Tinman                           
Instructor: Tresia Oosting            Age: 4 – 12 yrs                        
Fridays: July 13, 20, 27,
August 3, 10, 17, 24                    1- 2:30 pm
$10. per session + $5. Lab fee

Come in and create a masterpiece using collage and paint.  Develop your own style and learn about a famous 20th century artist, such as Monet, Matisse, or Warhol.   This class is so much fun you’ll never want to leave!  Paint with acrylics on a real artist’s canvas board.

Beginning Ceramics at Center Pointe   
Instructor: Michael McCarthy        Age: 11+
Mon, Wed                             
July 16, 18, 23, 25, 30          3:30 – 5:30 pm
Aug 1, 6, 8, 13, 15                
$80+           $10. Lab fee
Students will learn to work with clay and glazes to create functional and creative works of art.  An emphasis on craft and structural integrity will be taught so that students work will last throughout the ages!

Youth Introduction to Ceramics at Center Pointe
Instructor: Mark Moore                 Age: Adult 11+
Tues, Thurs                                     
July 17, 19, 24, 26, 31             3:30 – 5:30 pm
Aug 2, 7, 9, 14, 16,     
$80+           $10. Lab fee                 

Ceramics students will learn the skills they need to create lasting three-dimensional objects using clay and glazes.  This introduction to hand building and throwing teaches studio techniques and clay characteristics.  Participants will develop knowledge of the materials and processes needed to successfully construct functional and sculptural work.

Ceramic Sculpture at Center Pointe
Instructor: Michael McCarthy        Age: Adult
Mon, Wed                             
July 16, 18, 23, 25, 30          6:30 – 8:30 pm
Aug 1, 6, 8, 13, 15                
$80+           $10. Lab fee

Students will learn the fundamentals of hand building and casting ceramics along with glazing and joinery techniques so that they can create lasting and dynamic ceramic sculptures and functional ware.

After School Art at Center Pointe
Instructor: Michael McCarthy        Age: Adult
Mon, Wed                             
July 16, 18, 23, 25, 30          6:30 – 8:30 pm
Aug 1, 6, 8, 13, 15                
$80+ supply list

Students will learn art appreciation and basic techniques in a variety of media creating expressive and beautiful works of art that will last for generations.  K-12 Visual Arts instructors welcome!  EALRS and CBPA requirements met.

Drawing at Center Pointe
Instructor: Michael McCarthy        Age: Adult
Tues, Thurs                            
July 17, 19, 24, 26, 31             3:30 – 5:30 pm
Aug 2, 7, 9, 14, 16,               
$80+ supply list

Students will learn the fundamentals to represent what they see in still lifes.  Each class will introduce new skill set and will enable the student to develop quickly and gain appreciation of what the artist sees.

To register call 509-325-1500

About the instructors….

Tresia Oosting has been a working artist for many years and is especially known for her creative rapport with young students.  Oosting is currently the instructor with the SAS’s Crosswalk program. She offers workshops and classes for young people throughout the region.  

Mark Moore creates ceramic art using recycled and natural materials.  He has been making stoneware pots for over 25 years.  Moore is the co-owner of Trackside Studio, a contemporary ceramic gallery in downtown Spokane, Washington.  He and collaborators fire the “Boxagama” wood fired kiln.

Michael McCarthy has many years of experience in the educational field including diverse populations such as physically and developmentally disabled adults and seniors.  He has worked in several capacities for the Spokane Art School, including summer camp instructor, and coordinator of its senior Artreach program.  McCarthy has a BFA from Eastern Washington University.

Monday, May 14, 2012

By Tobe Harvey

With Cyndy Wilson and Tobe Harvey
Spokane Art School’s Tradition Lives On
Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, 2012 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Spokane Art Supply, 1303 North Monroe St. Spokane
Tuition: $100. + $30 model fee
Adults 16+ years Tobe Harvey

Supply List Available 

Spend the weekend completely absorbed in an intensive investigation of seeing and drawing. This marathon involves working
with models in an energetic atmosphere of exploration. This workshop gives you an opportunity to work with two different
instructors for six hours a day over a two day period. Helpful to students and teachers of all levels, figure drawing is the
ultimate challenge for an artist.

Two nude models will be provided for the two days. Each instructor brings his/her own perspective to the figure drawing
process and works in a different way, setting up problems and contexts for working with a model. These instructors are
particularly passionate about drawing, both work distinctly, and both are experienced with the teaching and drawing of the

About the Artist/Instructors
Cyndy Wilson teaches art at Spokane Falls Community College and is a printmaker.

Tobe Harvey was born and raised in Eastern Montana and currently works as an artist and instructor at Spokane Falls
Community College. He holds degrees from WSU and Montana State University-Bozeman. Harvey says of his work, “As
an artist I am able to create the best moments of my existence through personal reflection and the arrangement of visual

For more information contact or to register, send a check and a copy of the attached form to:
The Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. Spokane, WA 99205


Registrant Name:______________________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address:_____________________________________City/State:________________________________ Zip_____________
Day Phone________________________Evening Phone_________________________ email_________________________________
Makes checks payable to: Spokane Art School

You can also register at Drawing Marathon

Friday, May 11, 2012

Spokane Art School Upcoming Events

Spokane Art School is working hard to reestablish its place in the Spokane and regional art community. Although there have been setbacks some programs continue with the help of generous donors, and the MAC Foundation. We are pleased to say that our work with outreach programs such as Crosswalk and the Martin Luther King, Jr. after school program were reinstated last year.  Of course, Yuletide was back thanks to scores of volunteers and the turnout was great.  Many of you expressed a real delight in seeing the return of this annual tradition.  Plans are in the works for some new partnerships. 

Here is a look at what we have in store for 2012

·         The Volunteers of America Crosswalk Program continues…

·        A partnership with Center Pointe to begin ceramics classes in the summer of 2012

·        Partnership with Holy Names Music Center to begin after school classes at Havermale School incorporating music and art for the fall of 2012.

·        Drawing Marathon, a two day drawing workshop in partnership with Spokane Art Supply in June 2012.
Visit for more information