workshops and events

Workshops & Events

Throughout the year Dots ‘N Doodles will host various events such as our annual Open House and a variety of visiting artist workshops and product demonstrations. We also support our local community partners such as The Astoria Art Loft, listing their classes on our calendar as well as other local community events.

The workshops, demonstrations and events are listed below with sign up instructions and contact information. Each listing will provide a description of the event, the place, the time, the dates, the fees (if applicable) and other pertinent information.

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At this years open Mixed Media Open House 2016 we had fabulous reps, as well as being great people and friends,  from a variety of companies such as Speedball, Faber-Castell, Strathmore, Richeson and much more.  We had a great time – check out the pictures in our gallery.



Creativity and Composition (All Mediums) @ TEAA Center
Aug 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


Ruth Armitage
Creativity and Composition (All Mediums)
August 16,17,18
9:30 am-3:30 pm  

$350 per student. (Registration Deadline: July 19, 2019)
Whether you work in paint, pastels, or multi-media, Ruth Armitage’s workshop is a must to explore and develop your own style. Ruth has earned signature membership in the National Watercolor Society and member of several regional Watercolor Societies. She is President Emeritus of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and has served as Oregon’s Delegate to the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.

Get beyond working from a photograph to create expressive and creative paintings with a wow factor. We’ll cover letting go of ‘reality’ to different degrees, design and composition and choosing subject matter. Ruth breaks down the creative process and guides you through the trenches. You’ll walk away with new-found confidence and ideas for future work. Suitable for all levels and all media. Material’s List. More at Ruth can be found at