Me.Lissa Klein

Artist. Writer. Educator. Owned by 2 horses, 1 cat & 1 dog.

Port Townsend School of the Arts Classes

Make Your Own Chalkboard Meme
(Ages 13+)
February 14, 21, 28 

Ever had a phrase that was an inside joke with you and your friends? Or a saying that inspired you, that you’d like to turn into a cool chalkboard meme? If you have ever had a saying or phrase that you would like to see in glorious chalkboard letters, this is your opportunity to make it and take it. Learn how to use guidelines to create beautiful and expressive lettering and designs to convey your message. 

It doesn’t matter if your handwriting sucks. Seriously - it’s OK… There are some really simple tricks that you can learn to make it look awesome!

 Beginners welcome.  Beginners are welcome!

Melissa Klein creates the wildly popular chalkboard signage for Nash's Organic Grocery store in Sequim! 

Materials fee: $35 to be paid directly to instructor at the beginning of class. Includes:  2 x 2 inch chalkboard, colored & white chalk, t-square, triangles, protractor, french curve which you get to keep, so that you can keep making memes!

Here's a link to see what we will be using in class:

Wear layers and clothes/apron that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. Chalk can get a bit dusty/smeary... 

Olympic Art & Office and The Mercantile in Port Townsend offers a 10% discount to PTSA students.  R

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Magic of Colored Inks
February 21-March 21
5 Sessions, Wednesdays

Here's a great way to beat the grey! Colored inks offer a huge range of versatility for creating layers with your painting. You will learn how to create glow and shadow effects to add more depth and light to your painting. Mix colors beyond the basics to make both more naturalistic and vivid effects. Ink is a perfect medium between drawing and painting, it's a great (and economical) way to explore and make the transition with confidence from drafting/drawing skills to painting. Inks can be used on their own or mix well with other water-based media to expand your range with watercolors.  

 Beginners are welcome!    

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Port Townsend School of the Arts Class List
REMEMBER MEMBERS: You get ten percent off this class! Use your discount code at checkout.  



Learn how to create still lifes with “juicy” colored inks and dynamic compositions. Go bravely beyond “the bowl of fruit” to explore the sensuality and vitality of fruits and vegetables and their expressive possibilities. 

Melissa Klein creates the chalkboard art at Nash's & illustrations for the 2017 & 2018 CSA Posters.  

 Item #: S007 

 Fee: $130.00

5 Thursday Sessions 5/3 - 5/31/2018


Room: Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 1033 N. Barr Road

Class fee includes all necessary art supplies, which students will keep.

 Wear layers and clothes/apron that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. Inks can cause permanent stains - which is OK, because that means that you were having fun ; ) A smile!

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You spend an inordinate amount of time looking at your cat/dog... but can you draw them? Create a lasting memory of your wonderful (or horrible) pet!  Learn basics of anatomy and techniques to help avoid common pitfalls in drawing animals and tips to make your drawings look more lively.. 

Item #: S009  

Fee: $130.00

5 Thursday Sessions 5/3 - 5/31/2018


Room: Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 1033 N. Barr Road

Feel free to bring what you have on hand. This list is a rough outline and provided that you have the basics, you should be completely fine.

Wear layers and clothes/apron that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. While most drawing materials wash out easily – it can still be a messy process.

Sources of Materials: Port Angeles: Olympic Stationers Silverdale: Michaels Arts & Crafts Online: – here’s a link to recommended supplies/brands:     

•    A  9”x12” notebook/sketchbook or larger for drawing •    Hard/soft pencils (6B, 4B, 2B, H)
•    Pens (ballpoint, Sharpie, rollerball etc. whatever you prefer to write with…)
•    Eraser
•    A ruler
•    Tracing paper
•    A smile!

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“Take ART seriously, but not yourself.”
-Me.Lissa Klein

The FAPC Experience

FAPC is my acronym for "Fucking Awful Possible Cancer" - it wasn't cancer, it wasn't "pre-cancer," it was atypical cells and they wanted them out. Now.

My experience with the healthcare complex, mortality and how I wanted to live the rest of my life.


Book in progress about what it's like to date post-divorce, after 18 years of being out of the game.

Me.Lissa Klein

Friends and family call me "Lissa"
I also answer to "Melissa"


PO Box 2272
Sequim WA 98382