teaching + workshops

Kristin and her husband, Chris, both hold MFAs in Fine Art and met 21 years ago, teaching at Skagit Valley College. Both are still adjunct art faculty members there today – Kristin teaching drawing &/or painting and Chris teaching beginning and advanced ceramics, drawing, & 3D Design.

In addition to teaching classes at the college level, both Kristin & Chris have taught various workshops to a variety of students, visited grade school classrooms, and worked one on one with students.

KLT: Studio 2019
Summer ART sessions
(sign up by emailing us at studio@kristinloffertheiss.com)

Painting & Collage - July 22nd & 23rd
Ages 10-16
In this 2-day art workshop, kids will have an opportunity to learn some painting techniques & use collage materials to create a one of a kind masterpiece. Classes are small - 2 person instruction (4 kids max). Material fee included.
Instructors: Kristin & Chris Theiss
10am-Noon
$150

Clay Heads- July 24th & 25th
Ages 10-16
In this 2 -day clay workshop, kids will have the opportunity to sculpt & paint a fun character or self-portrait in a small group with lots of individual attention - 2 person instruction (4 kids max). Kiln firing & material fee included.
Instructors: Chris & Kristin Theiss
10am-Noon
$150

Block Printing - August 19th – 20th
Ages 10-16
In this 2-day workshop, kids will have the opportunity to draw, carve & print with a linoleum block in a small group setting with lots of individual attention- 2 person instruction (4 kids max).
Instructors: Kristin & Chris Theiss
10am-Noon
$150 (includes material fee)

Whirligig Making - August 21st- 22nd
Ages 10-16 (must be able to handle a glue gun)
Art meets engineering in this 2-day workshop. Kids will have the opportunity to recycle & repurpose items to create fun & kinetic sculptures that spin in the wind, in a small group setting with lots of individual attention. (2-person instruction & 4 kids max). The plastic recyclables you bring with you will be the stuff that will become your sculpture. After sculptures are assembled, they will be decorated with paint.
Instructors: Chris & Kristin Theiss
10am-Noon
$150

Family or Friends Art Night
Screen Printing- July 27th
You and your loved ones can have some fun learning some screen printing basics and each print your own original design on a tee, tote, or tee towel. Please indicate what each member of your group would like to print on. There will be a $5 per person material fee- to bypass the fee, bring your own items.
Instructors: Kristin & Chris Theiss
6-8pm
3 People - $175
4 People- $200

Clay Handbuilding- August 17th
You and your loved ones can have some fun playing with mud, learning hand building techniques and making clay items to treasure forever.
Instructors: Chris & Kristin Theiss
6-8pm
$200 (includes material fee)

Maker Date Nights
7pm- 9pm
Available Friday Nights:
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
If you and your mate are looking for a creative way to spend some time together, Maker Date Night is for you. Chose from working with clay, printmaking, or drawing & painting together. We’ll provide a nurturing environment to create, expertise in chosen medium, materials, music (of your choice) & wine or beer.
Instructors: Chris & Kristin Theiss
$100

Summer Art Club
3pm -5pm
Available Friday Afternoons:
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
This is an opportunity to work in a casual, supervised, creative work environment. Studio “art play” includes access to clay, collage materials, painting, drawing, & printing ages 7-16.
$30 per session - includes supply, equipment, & supervision/artistic advice from 2 artists (Chris & Kristin Theiss).
A punch card will be available for purchase.

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Whiirligig Test: @chrisptheiss made this awesome whirligig out of recycled items as an example for our August "Whirligig Making Workshop" (ages 10-16). I love how it turned out! Chris is a master at making treasures out of trash. #makersgonnamake #SummerArtSessions #workshop #whirligig #kineticsculpture #recycled #arteacher

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{Pictures}
Textile Printing Workshop at Anchor Art Space - Taught by Kristin
Kristin teaching a printmaking project to a 3rd grade classroom at Lincoln Elementary School.
Drawing Fundamentals -Art 101- Skagit Valley College - Taught by Kristin at night & Chris during the day
Drawing Fundamentals- Art 101 -Skagit Valley College - Taught by Kristin at night & Chris during the day
Drawing Fundamentals -Art 101 -Skagit Valley College- Taught by Kristin
Ceramics - 242 & 242- Skagit Valley College - Taught by Chris
3D Design- Western Washington University - Taught by Chris
First Grade Ceramics Project at Lincoln Elementary - Taught by Chris & Kristin
Ceramics Class Taught by Chris at Skagit Valley College
Fiber Arts Camp- Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber- Summer 2017
Four & 5th Grade Printing Project- Jefferson Elementary School - Spring 2018
KLT Studio- Screen Printing Party -Taught by Kristin - Winter 2019
KLT Studio - Stencil making with Chris- Winter 2019.