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Paints, doodles, dances at Sou’wester

Workshops take place Sept. 19, 20, 22 and 29

Published on September 10, 2018 10:35AM

A pet painting.

Courtesy Sou’wester Lodge

A pet painting.

Cindy Geffel hosts a ‘Paint Your Pet’ workshop at the Sou’wester Lodge.

Courtesy Sou’wester Lodge

Cindy Geffel hosts a ‘Paint Your Pet’ workshop at the Sou’wester Lodge.

Artist Cynthia Mosser.

Courtesy Sou’wester Lodge

Artist Cynthia Mosser.

A 2017 piece by Cynthia Mosser.

Courtesy Sou’wester Lodge

A 2017 piece by Cynthia Mosser.

Sarah Brahim teaches dance therapy.

Courtesy Sou’wester Lodge

Sarah Brahim teaches dance therapy.


SEAVIEW, Wash. — The Sou’wester Lodge offers a host of workshops in September as part of its fall/winter workshop series.


Pet painting


Instructor Cindy Geffel teaches a “Paint Your Pet” workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Paint a 16-inch by 20-inch canvas of your pet or favorite animal with acrylic paint. Geffel will guide you to create an original portrait of your best friend. All materials, including paint, canvas and easels, are provided.

Bring an 8-inch by 11-inch photo of the animal; shoulders and head shot will get the best results. The photo should already be printed; the Sou’wester cannot print the image for you.

Geffel has more than 20 years’ experience of painting instruction, including paint parties and events.

Each “Paint Your Pet’ class is $30, plus an $8 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

Wear clothes that are OK to get paint on. Bring a sack lunch or snack. Coffee and tea will be provided.

This workshop is for students 11 and up; 12 students max.


Doodlin’


Cynthia Mosser teaches “Doodling for Creativity” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

The class will involve guided doodling, allowing your pen to wander without judgment, even using a meaningful word or shape around which to begin. Perfection isn’t the goal, but a process of discovery and exploration. By the end of the class, you may have a project in mind, or an idea for a piece of art.

Bring an 8.5-inch by 11-inch sketchbook and a pen or pencil. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Mosser received a B.A. in Art History from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., and attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She is represented by the Augen Gallery in Portland.

The class is $20, plus a $2 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

This workshop is for students 18 and up; 20 students max.

There will be an optional meet-and-greet 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the lodge living room.


Dance therapy


Finally, Sarah Brahim leads a class on dance therapy, “Healing Through Movement Practice and Creation,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

This workshop will help you find a deeper connection to your body and the way you move. There will be a creative portion of the class where (weather permitting) we will take movement therapy out into nature. We will also incorporate bodywork and massage to finish the workshop feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Brahim grew up studying, choreographing, performing and teaching jazz, ballet and tap in Portland.

Bring water, wear comfortable clothing (warm layers), socks and comfortable shoes. Bring a sack lunch or snack. Coffee and tea will be provided.

The cost is $40.

This workshop is for students 17 and up.

RSVP at souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542. The Sou’wester Lodge is at 3728 J Place, Seaview, Wash. Visit souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.



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