Here are the latest 2016 Events…

2016 Winter Workshops

Wycinanki: Polish Papercutting Workshop

P1000768This 3 hour workshop offers the opportunity to learn more about this beautiful art form along with tips and techniques to complete 1-2 basic wycinanki projects. Materials are included with the fee and tools will be available to use during the class. Fee: $30

Sunday, January 24 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, February 20 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (FULL! Waitlist only)

Mandalas: Paper-cutting Meditations 

Gwiazdy Garden II_bIn this 1 day workshop you will learn how to fold, cut and add layers to the mandala/gwiazdy form of circular paper-cut. This is a fun and meditative process that yields results that are often surprising and compelling. All materials are included with the fee and various cutting tools will be available to use during the class. I’ve added 2 hours to this workshop based on feedback from last year’s class. Fee: $60

Saturday, January 30 – 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 27 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (FULL!)

Pisanki Egg Decorating with Wax and Dyes Workshop

Ukranian Gift Shop PysankyThis fun and popular 1 day workshop is back! The fee is only $30 and all materials are provided. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Saturday, March 5 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (FULL!)

Sunday, March 6  – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


More workshop information:

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 4-6 people for each workshop. Additional dates may be added if there is enough interest. Email me (Alisa) at alisalahti@live.com for more information and to sign up!

Where: All workshops are held at my studio in West Seattle... 4316 SW Othello St, Seattle, WA 98136.  I usually provide a small selection of snacks and beverages to keep us energized and you are welcome to bring your own too. We typically work through lunch and take breaks as needed.

If you would like to set up a separate workshop for you and your friends at a different location, let me know!


2015 Events

The Building’s Open Studio – Saturday, November 14, 2015, 5:00PM

This is our yearly open house party where you can find art, music, wine, and guest artists in the halls. My studio will be open, come see what I’m working on!

Where: 4316 SW Othello St, Seattle WA 98116 (West Seattle just south of Morgan Junction.)

Polish Bazaar! – November 7-8, 2015, noon to 6:00PM daily

Polish food downstairs, Polish arts and crafts and other items for sale upstairs! I’ll have a table there with cards, prints, a few originals and maybe some surprises!

Where: Polish Cultural Center in Seattle

Alternative Space Exhibit at Edie’s on Capitol Hill – June/July

Edie’s is a very cool shoe store on Pike St. on Capitol Hill. I will have 10-12 pieces of my work on display. There is also an opening reception planned for June 11 during Art Walk. Shoes and art… I can’t think of a better combination!

Thursday, June 11 – Opening Reception during the monthly Art Walk, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Where: Edie’s, 500 E Pike Street on Capitol Hill in Seattle 

Scissors + Paper, ArtXchange Gallery, April 2 – May 2 Extended for 2 more weeks!Scissors + Paper

I will be in a 3 person exhibit with Lauren Iida and Ann Leda Shapiro. “Three artists explore storytelling, the cycles of life, and cultural heritage through differing approaches in cut paper art.” More details at http://artxchange.org/

Thursday, April 2 – Opening Reception during the monthly Art Walk, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 18 – Artist Talk, noon – 3:00 pm

Where: 512 First Ave S, Seattle WA 98104


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Watch this space for new workshop dates, or sign up for my mailing list and I will let you know when I have one scheduled. I am also available for paper-cutting workshops for your group, either here at my studio in West Seattle or a location of your choice, or for youth cultural events at schools, churches, etc.