Welcome to the Tinman Too website! We are a locally owned children’s bookstore located at 809 W Garland in Spokane, Washington, right across the street from the Milk Bottle and Ferguson’s. We are designed to provide the creative experience in literature and art for children. Let your artist grow!
In addition to a great selection of hand-picked books, we also have workshops and classes to give your child hands-on experience with art. These classes will be taught by our local artists who have years of experience both as artists and teaching children.
We are open from 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday. For more information, please call (509) 325-3001 or e-mail email@example.com.
Liz Bishop is an accomplished art teacher from Spokane Valley Washington. With BA in Fine Arts from Whitworth, Liz successfully taught at the Spokane Art School for ten years and managed the Ceramic Studio over four years. She has exhibited in New York City and the Ambassadors Program in Tunisia, and in various galleries though out the United States. Liz collaborated with students to create seven large murals at Liberty Lake Elementary School.
“My artwork is a personal journey that is always evolving and moving into spiritual discovery. I believe strongly that art is important to all our lives and it’s the process in being in the moment that enriches oneself”.
Tresia Oosting is a sculptor and dollmaker. She has taught art for School District 81, the Spokane Art School, and SFCC Youth Camp. She has shown at Tinman Gallery and at Art in the Garden.
Judy Patterson Communicating through the visual arts has been the essential thread throughout my life’s work. As a child I was encouraged by my father who was a writer, illustrator, and designer. During high school and university I worked in Grey Studios learning the art of layout design, and illustration and production development. After two years in a fine arts program at Ohio Wesleyan University, I enrolled at Ohio State University to obtain a B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy because of a newfound interest in teaching artistic skills as a therapeutic exercise. Upon graduation, I worked as a Psychiatric Occupational Therapist utilizing art as therapeutic communication. The thread of developing as a fine artist continued with drawing and oil painting, and Master artist classes at Washington State University. Continuous practice enabled the showing of my work in several galleries in the Northwest, including Portland and Seattle, in both group and solo shows. Other artistic activities included designing and illustrating the Spokane Symphony Orchestra programs, teaching art courses at Spokane Art School and Whitworth College, and giving private lessons in my studio, enabling individual and corporate clients to develop.
Andrea (Turnbough) Perry has an AFA from Spokane Falls Community College where her area of emphasis was in drawing; Andrea’s BA is from Western Washington University where she double majored in Art History and Studio, with an emphasis in drawing and printmaking. She is currently working on her M.Ed. at Eastern Washington University and her major is elementary education. Andrea will graduate with a Master’s this summer and plans to complete her k-8 art endorsement this winter.
“All children are born with the natural desire to create and express themselves; as soon as a child can hold a crayon they are making marks. My philosophy for teaching children to draw is to cultivate this natural desire by introducing a variety of materials to work with and creating inspiration by showing children different styles of artwork. My lessons are designed to adapt to the individual needs and interests of the children in my classes. I work carefully to give constructive feedback to help each child reach their full potential, without imposing my own vision of art on their individual creativity. Lessons on basic skills such as composition, repetition, use of value, color, and scale are interwoven into individualized projects so students feel they are expressing their own voice in their work, while learning the essential skills that professional artists use in their work”.