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Thursday, August 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Thursday, Aug. 25
Paint with YOUR heART INTUITIVE PAINTING
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 S Steele St Tacoma, WA 98409
Intuitive Painting: Thur Aug 11,25, Sept 8 $25 per class or 3 for $60. Would YOU like to experience a MaGical and AmaZinG journey into the mysteries of your own creativity? Can you hold a brush? Then you can paint! I invite you on a journey of discovery of your creative process. The emphasis is on free expression. Tap into your inner self. Get out of your head and paint with your heart. When painting intuitively the focus is on the process not the end result. The approach is like dreaming, hence the name ARTFUL DREAMERS. Images and colors emerge from within, taking shape… expanding, changing form, you are invited to go with the flow, let go… to see what happens without any expectations. Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/paint-with-your-heart-intuitive-painting-2/
Sons Of Norway International Convention
Tacoma: Hotel Murano, Foss Seaport, Normanna Hall
Sons of Norway, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is holding its biennial International Convention in Tacoma, Washington, at the gorgeous Hotel Murano. The organization is the largest Norwegian organization outside Norway and has lodges in the United States, Canada, and Norway. Delegates from these three countries will be meeting during the week of August 24-27. The convention is organized by Norden Lodge 2-002 in Tacoma, Hovedstad Lodge 2-094 of Olympia, and Vesterdalen Lodge 2-131 of Kent/Auburn. This is a rare opportunity for those interested in Norway to attend the international convention as it is the first time since 1954 this event has been in the Puget Sound region! SON has over 5,000 members within 100 miles of Tacoma. Washington alone has 15 Lodges! We are a tremendous group and growing. We celebrate and preserve all Nordic cultures through activities in our lodges and in public. We sponsor education scholarships for our members, their children and grandchildren. We have camps for kids and adults at our 3 properties here in the PNW- Trollhaugen up on Stampede Pass, Nidaros in Gearhart, OR and Normanna in Snohomish Co. SON sponsors language, cooking and folkdancing classes and has huge genealogy resources. We participate in almost all of the regional festivals and parades, and work closely with the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle and the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University. Our members enjoy monthly socials where we have demonstrations on a variety of topics having to do with Nordic culture and history. Tacoma has an extensive library at our lodge- Normanna Hall on the corner of South 15th and MLK- which was built in 1924, with the help of Thea Foss. We have monthly Norwegian pancake breakfasts that are open to the public the second Sunday of most months as well as our folk dancing on the last Saturday of every month (Sept- June). We are collectively very proud of our NW history as immigrants, loggers, fishermen and entrepreneurs. We are thrilled to be sponsoring the International Convention this month, and hope that everyone will take this opportunity to get to know us. We will be having a huge folkart display and judging and many vendors at the beautiful Hotel Murano during the convention. Info: http://son.com
Apprentice Academy Summer Art Camps: EDGAR DEGAS’ HORSES - 9:00 am
Gig Harbor Art Studio, 13515 82nd Ave NW, Gig Harbor
Apprentice Academy is offering four brand new exciting summer art camps for kids and teens.Take a peek at famous artist Edgar Degas’ other side: sculpture. We will draw and model on his horse pieces and construct their sturdy equine physique out of workable wax. Join us and you’ll learn armature concepts, measuring methods and basic horse anatomy. All classes are held at Mardie Rees' professional art studio in Gig Harbor. Register at http://www.mardierees.com/apprentice or call (253) 279-3244 for assistance. Info: http://www.mardierees.com/youth/degas-horses
Mixed Media Explorations - 10:00 am
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave.
Encounter a variety of media and materials, and revel in the messy creativity of Becka’s Studios latest installation. Discover the nuances of color, texture, movement, line and space. Price: Donations accepted. Info: (253) 627-6031
Apprentice Academy Summer Art Camps: EDGAR DEGAS’ HORSES - 1:30 pm
Gig Harbor Art Studio, 13515 82nd Ave NW, Gig Harbor
Apprentice Academy is offering four brand new exciting summer art camps for kids and teens.Take a peek at famous artist Edgar Degas’ other side: sculpture. We will draw and model on his horse pieces and construct their sturdy equine physique out of workable wax. Join us and you’ll learn armature concepts, measuring methods and basic horse anatomy. All classes are held at Mardie Rees' professional art studio in Gig Harbor. Register at http://www.mardierees.com/apprentice or call (253) 279-3244 for assistance. Info: http://www.mardierees.com/youth/degas-horses
Apprentice Academy Art PAINTING A STORY - 1:30 pm
Gig Harbor Art Studio, 13515 82nd Ave NW, Gig Harbor
Apprentice Academy is offering four brand new exciting summer art camps for kids and teens. In this fun and fascinating class we’ll study the impact of shape, space, and color in composition as we develop our Jacob Lawrence paintings to tell a story. Students will follow a centuries-old technique in creating a ‘master copy’ of a famous artwork. All classes are held at Mardie Rees' professional art studio in Gig Harbor. Register at http://www.mardierees.com/apprentice or call (253) 279-3244 for assistance. Info: http://www.mardierees.com/youth/painting-a-story
TBASA, LocoMotive, I Dream of Darlene, & Sonic Obsession - 6:00 pm
Real Art Tacoma, 5412 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
An all ages venue bringing together 4 great bands! TBASA is a Seattle powerhouse with his own production talent! LocoMotive is a band with kids the ages of 12-15 years old who will bring out the classic PNW rock. I Dream of Darlene is a pop-punk band who brings humor to serious issues. Sonic Obsession is a one-woman show who brings teen-angst to a whole new level. Info: http://www.realarttacoma.com/show-calendar/2016/8/25/tbasa-loco-motive-i-dream-of-darlene-sonic-obsession
The Olson Bros Band - 6:30 pm
Franke Tobey Jones Retirement Community, 5340 N. Bristol St.
The Olson Bros Band burst onto the country music scene in 2013 winning the Lakefair Battle of the Bands and a national songwriting contest (The Texaco Country Showdown). Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 752-6621
T-Town Swing - 8:00 pm
Urban Grace, 902 Market Street, Tacoma
T-Town Swing is Back. Lesson at 8 p.m. Dancing 8:30-11 PM. $5 cover for everyone includes the lesson. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/222662608124112/