Events

 

Events with Yvonne….

From 2009 to present I have presented at many, many elementary schools and bookstores in Seattle, Washington, Portland, Oregon and in the Minneapolis-St Paul area in Minnesota.  I have done author visits based on Dragon Fire, Ocean Mist to grades kindergarten to 6th grade, emphasizing (age appropriately) what it takes to write, illustrate and publish a “real” book.  I always include sumi painting demonstrations in these author visits, much to everyone’s delight.

Beginning in 2011 I have also been offering sumi painting instruction as an artist-in-residence to 4th-6th graders based on the lessons in Super Simple Sumi-e.  One of the most exciting events was to be a guest instructor at the Student Creativity Festivals to hundreds of  students in the Metro Area of  Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. 

 Upcoming Events:

Jan 9 -11, 2018
Success Beyond the Classroom
Student Creativity Festival
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Teaching Sumi painting – Grades 3-5

Jan 30-Feb 2, 2018
Rush Creek Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Teaching Sumi painting – 4th grade

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Detailed Listing of Past Events

Jan 10-12, 2017
Kenosha Montessori School
Kenosha, WI
Artist in Residence, teaching simple Sumi painting techniques for Wisconsin animals

Jan 31-Feb 2, 2017
Rush Creek Elementary SchoolMaple Grove, MN
Teaching Sumi painting – 4th grade

Feb 9-10, 2017
Bel Air Elementary School
New Brighton, MN
Dragons and Sumi painting

July 10, 2016, 1-3pm
Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue, WA
Class for adults and families (children 8 and above)”Experience the Art of Sumi Painting”
by learning to paint the animals in your garden!

May 13, 2016
Teaching Sumi painting
Whidbey Island AcademyWhidbey Island, WA

April 23, 2016
Demonstration of Sumi painting for
Puget Sound Sumi Artists Association
Cherry Blossom Festival of Japanese Cultural Arts
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

February 26, 2016
Dragon presentations and painting with 2nd graders
Bel Air School
New Brighton, MN

February 8, 10 and 11, 2016
Dragon presentations with 3rd graders
Painting with 4th graders
Rush Creek Elementary School
Maple Grove, MN

February 6, 2016
10:30am – noon – Sumi painting class for children, ages 8-12
1:30pm – 4:30pm – Sumi painting class for adults
Wet Paint Art
St Paul, MN

January 31, 2016 – 1:30-3:30pm
Ridgedale Library, Minnetonka, MN
Sumi painting class with Families with Children from Asia

May 15, 2015
Northwest sumi painting with 3rd graders
Ben Franklin Elementary School
Kirkland, WA

May 7 and 8, 2015
Northwest sumi painting with 3rd and 4th graders
South Whidbey Elementary School
Langley, WA

January 31, 2015 – 2-4pm
Ridgedale Library, Minnetonka, MN
Sumi painting class with Families with Children from Asia

February 5, 2015 – 5:30-7:30pm
Sumi painting demonstration at Wet Paint Art
St Paul, MN

February 12, 2015
Dragon presentations and painting with 2nd graders
Bel Air School
New Brighton, MN

February 21, 2015
10:30am – noon – Sumi painting class for children, ages 8-12
1:30pm – 4:30pm – Sumi painting class for adults
Wet Paint Art
St Paul, MN

May 30, 2014
“Wall of Sumi-e”
Whidbey Arts Festival
South Whidbey High School
Langley, WA

May 9, 2014
Teaching sumi-e to 3rd-6th graders
Island Christian Academy
Langley, WA

April 26, 2014
Demonstrating artist at Cherry Blossom Festival
Seattle, WA

April 25 & 29, 2014
Teaching sumi-e to 3rd and 4th grades
South Whidbey Elementary School
Langley, WA

March 27, 2014
Featured “Famous Artist”
Island Christian Academy
Langley, WA

February 19-20
Dragons and painting with 3rd & 4th graders
Rush Creek Elementary School
Maple Grove, MN

January 30, 2014
Dragons and painting with 2nd graders
Bel Air  Elementary School,
New Brighton, MN

January 25, 2014
1-3pm
Super Simple Sumi-e class at Wet Paint Art
St Paul, MN

January 23, 2014
5:30-7:30pm
Super Simple Sumi-e demonstration at Wet Paint Art
St Paul, MN

January 12, 2014
Ridgedale Library, Minnetonka, MN
Super Simple Sumi-e with Families with Children from Asia

November 6, 2013
Conference for Young Artists
Marshall, MN
Teaching sumi-e to gifted children from schools in western Minnesota
Sponsored by the SW/WC Service Cooperative whose mission is
“To help students find their passion in life”

October 10, 2013
Author/Artist Visit to Holy Cross School
Kimball, MN

August, 2013 – July, 2014
Exhibiting artist at the Whidbey Art Gallery
Langley, WA

August 22, 2013
Guest presenter at the Art Therapy Group
Cancer Partnership, Providence Hospital
Everett, WA

Summer, 2013
Featured author and artist at various Farmer’s Markets on Whidbey Island

May, 2013
South Whidbey Elementary School
Artist in Residence – 3rd and 4th grade classes

May 9 and 16, 2013
Seattle HomeSchool Network, Seattle, WA
Sumi painting classes

April 26-28, 2013
Japan Cultural and Cherry Blossom Festival
Seattle Center, Seattle
Sumi painting demonstrations and instruction

April 19, 2013
Ben Franklin Elementary School, Kirkland, WA
Sumi painting instruction grades 3-4

April 2-May 6, 2013
Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
Paintings in Instructor Exhibit Show

February 11-13, 2013
Elm Creek Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Author visit and sumi painting instruction grades K-6

February 4-8, 2013
Rush Creek Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Author visit and sumi painting instruction grades 3-4

January 29, 2013
Bel Air Elementary School, New Brighton, MN
Author visit and painting instruction to 2nd grade

September, 2012
Painting “North Cascades” exhibited in National Sumi Society show
Burnsville, MN

June 1-2, 2012
Whidbey Island Festival of the Arts
South Whidbey HIgh School
Demonstrating and teaching sumi painting

April 26, 2012
Benjamin Rush Elementary School, Redmond, WA
Author visits with grades K-5

April 19, 2012
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kirkland, WA
Teaching sumi-e to grades 3-4

April 13-15, 2012
Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival
Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center
Teaching Super Simple Sumi-e

February 16, 2012
Rush Creek Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Author/dragon visit to 3rd grade.

February 13-15, 2012
Fernbrook Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Artist/author in residence, teaching sumi painting to 6th grade and presenting dragons and the writing process to grades 3-5!

January 31, 2012
Weaver Lake Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Teaching sumi painting to all of 4th grade!

January 23, 2012
Bel Air Elementary School, New Brighton, MN
Presenting dragons and Dragon Fire to 2nd graders.

January 18-20, 2012
Racine Montessori School, Racine, WI
Teaching sumi painting to grades 4-8.

January 10-11, 2012
Student Creativity Festival for Grades 3 and 4 from Metro area schools  at the University of Minnesota. I was the featured sumi painting instructor for over 200 students.

November 29-December 2, 2011
Student Creativity Festival at the Minnesota Science Museum. Featured sumi painting instructor for  over 400 selected students in grades 5-7  from many Twin Cities Metro area schools.

November, 2011
Paintings on exhibit at Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank, WA

June 10-11, 2011
Whidbey Arts Festival
South Whidbey High School, Langley, WA
Demonstrating and teaching sumi-e

May 28,2011
Sumi painting class for families
Freeland Library, Freeland, WA (on Whidbey Island)
Yvonne’s paintings on display at the library during the month of May

April 28, 2011
Parent’s Night – Author presentation to PTO families
Robert Frost Elem School, Kirkland, WA

April 23, 2011
Young Author’s Conference
Kirkland, WA

April 21, 2011
Young Writer’s Festival
Langley Middle School, Langley, WA

April 7, 2011
Benjamin Franklin Elem School, Kirkland, WA
Author visit and teaching sumi-e painting to various grades

March 19, 2011
Bloomington Writer’s Festival – Author’s table
Bloomington Arts Center, Bloomington, MN

March 17, 2011
Oak Crest Elem School, Belle Plaine, MN
Teaching sumi-e to 6th grade

February 22-March 1, 2011
Earle Brown Elementary School,Brooklyn Center, MN
Dragon presentations to Kindergarten, First Grade

February 15-17, 2011
Woodland Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Author visit grades 3-6

February 8-10, 2011
Basswood Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Author visit grades 3-6

February 1, 2011
Rush Creek Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Author visit 3rd grade

January 24, 2011
Bel Air Elementary School, New Brighton, MN
Author visit  2nd grade

January 21, 2011
Oak Crest Elem School, Belle Plaine, MN
Teaching sumi-e to 3rd grade

December 15, 2010
Oak Crest Elementary School,Belle Plaine, MN
Multiple author presentations, Grades 3-5

Saturday, October 9, 2010 – 12-5pm
Fin Fest – Welcome the Salmon and Orcas (and Dragons!)
Freeland Hall, Freeland, WA

July 15, 2010
Sumi Painting Class for Middle and High School Teens
SouthWhidbey Commons CoffeeHouse Bookstore

July 27, 2010
Clinton Library, Whidbey Island
Public presentation of dragon book

June 10, 2010 – Arts Explosion Evening
Juanita Elementary School, Kirkland, WA
Teaching sumi painting to elementary achool students

May 29, 2010
SW Commons Coffeehouse and Bookstore
124 2nd St, Langley, WA
Reading before “How to Train Your Dragon” at the Clyde Theater

May 22, 2010
Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom
Dragons in Puget Sound! – Reading and Sumi painting for ages 8 and up

May 19, 2010
Juanita Elementary School, Kirkland, WA
Author visit, grades 3-4

May 14, 2010
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kirkland, WA
Author visit grades 3-4

April 23, 2010
Aunties Book Store, Spokane, WA
Public reading and painting demonstration

April 18, 2010
Cherry Blossom Festival
Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Sumi Painting demonstrations

April 15, 2010
Chapman Elementary School, Portland, OR
Author visit grades 2-5

April 13-14, 2010
Findley Elementary School, Portland OR
Author visit  K-5

March 13, 2010
Young Authors Conference
Kirkland, WA
Local author in residence

Feb 10-11, 2010
Rush Creek Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Author visit grades 3-5

Feb 5, 2010
Palmer Lake Elementary School, Brooklyn Park, MN
Author visit  grades 1-6

Feb 3, 2010
Bel Air Elementary School, New Brighton, MN
Presentation to excited 2nd graders

Jan 11-13, 2010
Armitage Adacemy, Kenosha, WI
Teaching sumi art to 5-8th grades

Dec 15-16, 2009
Oakview Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Author visit grades 3-5

Nov 21 – Dec 13, 2009
Barnes and Noble, Maple Grove, MN
Multiple school Bookfairs – Painting demos and booksignings

Aug. 20, 2009
Edmonds Book Shop – Edmonds Art Walk
Sumi-e painting demonstration and book signing
Edmonds, WA 98020

Nov 3, 2009 – Open Window School, Bellevue, WA
Author visit grade 5

Sept 13-Oct 11, 2009
Artwork from dragon book in “Vision, Myth and Magic IX” show at the Kirsten Gallery in Seattle  www.kirstengallery.com

Aug. 20, 2009
Edmonds Book Shop – Edmonds Art Walk
Sumi-e painting demonstration and book signing
Edmonds, WA 98020

July 24, 2009
Children’s Book Discussion and Sumi-e Painting Lessons
ParkPlace Books, Kirkland, WA

June 2, 2009
Red Flyer Readers Celebration
South Whidbey Intermediate School

May 30, 2009
Reading and booksigning, Southpark Community Room
Portland, Oregon

May 7-18, 2009
South Whidbey Intermediate School
Author Visit grades 3-4

April 29, 2009
Island Books,  Mercer Island, WA
Yvonne Palka presents at “Spring 2009 Inside Story”,  an evening celebrating recently published children’s book authors and illustrators.

March 16 and 17, 2009
Armitage Academy, Kenosha, WI
Author visit grades 4-8

March 10 and 11, 2009
Fernbrook Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Author visit grades 3-6

March 9, 2009
Weaver Lake Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
Author visit grades 2-5

February 3, 2009
Puget Sound Sumi Artist’s Association, Bellevue WA
Presentation of illustration techniques