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.

 

 

Jun
10
Sat
Shaping Your Watercolors ~ Carolyn Gates @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shaping Your Watercolors ~ Carolyn Gates

HoffmanThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day “Shaping Your Watercolors : Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners” class Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, students will learn basic concepts of creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques.

The concepts will be applied to painting from life and painting from photographs. The class is designed for adults 18 and older, beginning level. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.

Gates studied watercolor with Satoko Matouji at Lane Community College in Eugene as well as with premier watercolorists Carol Carter and Judy Morris.

She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil. Gates has had several shows around Oregon and has taught a beginning watercolor class at The Hoffman before. She says she enjoys helping people find their own voice of expression by sharing concepts that are fundamental to producing strong paintings.

“I investigate beauty, shape and color and in doing so, hope to uncover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.”

Gates lives with her husband and their cat, Nibbles. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cmgates.com.

Tuition will be $100, with an additional $4 materials fee for paper.
Students must bring materials from the materials list below.

Materials List for Hoffman art center class

 Paper
140# Arches Cold Press paper will be provided for all class projects. (Materials fee)

Sketch book
Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

Brushes
Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford. I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

No 12 round, No 8 round, No 4 round, 1″ flat (optional), 1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint
Bring any transparent watercolor paints that you have (NOT Gouache or Acrylic). The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):
1 Yellow (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)
1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)
1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)
1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)
1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

If you want to buy new watercolors, I recommend using “Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour” My suggested palette for the beginner is:
French Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna
Aureolin (Yellow)
Cadmium Red
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays. It has a nice mix of warm and cool tones.

Other Supplies
Palette: to put your paint on, and mix colors

HB Pencil
Kneaded eraser
2 plastic water containers (for example: Nancy’s yogurt containers)
Paper towels
Masking tape

Small spray bottle (optional)

For Day Two:
Photographs
On day two we will be painting from photographs. Please bring 2-3 photographs that you would like to work from. If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color.

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but also somewhat simple, perhaps a photo with one main subject matter, i.e. a flower, a bird, your pet, a still life, a vignette of a few objects.

Jun
11
Sun
Shaping Your Watercolors ~ Carolyn Gates @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shaping Your Watercolors ~ Carolyn Gates

HoffmanThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day “Shaping Your Watercolors : Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners” class Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, students will learn basic concepts of creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques.

The concepts will be applied to painting from life and painting from photographs. The class is designed for adults 18 and older, beginning level. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.

Gates studied watercolor with Satoko Matouji at Lane Community College in Eugene as well as with premier watercolorists Carol Carter and Judy Morris.

She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil. Gates has had several shows around Oregon and has taught a beginning watercolor class at The Hoffman before. She says she enjoys helping people find their own voice of expression by sharing concepts that are fundamental to producing strong paintings.

“I investigate beauty, shape and color and in doing so, hope to uncover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.”

Gates lives with her husband and their cat, Nibbles. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cmgates.com.

Tuition will be $100, with an additional $4 materials fee for paper.
Students must bring materials from the materials list below.

Materials List for Hoffman art center class

 Paper
140# Arches Cold Press paper will be provided for all class projects. (Materials fee)

Sketch book
Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

Brushes
Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford. I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

No 12 round, No 8 round, No 4 round, 1″ flat (optional), 1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint
Bring any transparent watercolor paints that you have (NOT Gouache or Acrylic). The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):
1 Yellow (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)
1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)
1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)
1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)
1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

If you want to buy new watercolors, I recommend using “Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour” My suggested palette for the beginner is:
French Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna
Aureolin (Yellow)
Cadmium Red
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays. It has a nice mix of warm and cool tones.

Other Supplies
Palette: to put your paint on, and mix colors

HB Pencil
Kneaded eraser
2 plastic water containers (for example: Nancy’s yogurt containers)
Paper towels
Masking tape

Small spray bottle (optional)

For Day Two:
Photographs
On day two we will be painting from photographs. Please bring 2-3 photographs that you would like to work from. If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color.

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but also somewhat simple, perhaps a photo with one main subject matter, i.e. a flower, a bird, your pet, a still life, a vignette of a few objects.

Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017 @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017

HoffmanThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a two-day “Strengthen Your Paintings: The Foundation of Composition and Value” workshop the weekend of July 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Led by Eugene-based Carolyn Gates, a frequent Hoffman Center instructor, the class is designed for students age 18 and up. Beginning level is fine. Some drawing skills preferred, but not necessary.

Tuition for the workshop will be $100, with a possible materials fee. The class will be limited to 10 students.

“Strengthen Your Paintings” will focus on concepts that are foundational to the art. “Day 1 will cover the elements of good composition. These are the bones of any painting,” said Gates. “Day 2 will explore value, the lights and darks, which are the muscle behind what makes a painting really work.”

“This class will include both lecture and hands on application of the concepts,” she added. “It is geared to the beginning student who wants to delve a little deeper. Examples and demonstrations will emphasize watercolor, but other mediums can also benefit from this class.”

Gates studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, Calif., and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. She won a commission in 2004 to paint the Stations of the Cross for a permanent installation at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church outside Portland.

She has been awarded several private commissions in watercolor and colored pencil and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Interested persons can register for “Strengthen Your Paintings” at the Hoffman Center for the Arts blog (http://hoffmanblog.org/ ). Deadline for registration is Saturday, June 24.

 

 

Materials List for Hoffman Center Class

 

Paper

 

1 full sheet (22” x 30”) 140# Arches Cold Press paper

 

Sketch book

Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

 

Brushes

 

Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford.  I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

 

No 12 round

No 8 round

No 4 round

1″ flat (optional)

1/2″ flat (optional)

 

Paint

 

Bring any watercolor paints that you have, but my recommendation is either Winsor Newton (Professional Artist level), M. Graham, or Daniel Smith.  If you are buying new paints a .5 ml size tube is fine.  The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):

 

1 Yellow  (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)

1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)

1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)

1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)

1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

1 Black (Neutral Tint, Ivory Black)

 

My suggested palette for this workshop is Winsor Newton Professional Artist level:

 

French Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Aureolin (Yellow)

Cadmium Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

Neutral Tint – for doing value studies


Other Supplies

 

Palette

HB Pencil

Kneaded eraser

2 water containers (minimum)

Paper towels

Masking tape

Small spray bottle

A metal or plastic yard stick (if you already have one) (for tearing paper)

 

Photographs

 

Please bring several photographs that you would like to work from.  If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color. 2-4 different photos will give you some options.  They can be printed off of your computer if you have digital photos.

 

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but please keep it somewhat simple.  Examples would be: one main subject such as a flower, a bird, your pet, an interesting object, a still life, or a very simple landscape.

 

Jul
8
Sat
Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017 @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017

HoffmanThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a two-day “Strengthen Your Paintings: The Foundation of Composition and Value” workshop the weekend of July 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Led by Eugene-based Carolyn Gates, a frequent Hoffman Center instructor, the class is designed for students age 18 and up. Beginning level is fine. Some drawing skills preferred, but not necessary.

Tuition for the workshop will be $100, with a possible materials fee. The class will be limited to 10 students.

“Strengthen Your Paintings” will focus on concepts that are foundational to the art. “Day 1 will cover the elements of good composition. These are the bones of any painting,” said Gates. “Day 2 will explore value, the lights and darks, which are the muscle behind what makes a painting really work.”

“This class will include both lecture and hands on application of the concepts,” she added. “It is geared to the beginning student who wants to delve a little deeper. Examples and demonstrations will emphasize watercolor, but other mediums can also benefit from this class.”

Gates studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, Calif., and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. She won a commission in 2004 to paint the Stations of the Cross for a permanent installation at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church outside Portland.

She has been awarded several private commissions in watercolor and colored pencil and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Interested persons can register for “Strengthen Your Paintings” at the Hoffman Center for the Arts blog (http://hoffmanblog.org/ ). Deadline for registration is Saturday, June 24.

 

 

Materials List for Hoffman Center Class

 

Paper

 

1 full sheet (22” x 30”) 140# Arches Cold Press paper

 

Sketch book

Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

 

Brushes

 

Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford.  I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

 

No 12 round

No 8 round

No 4 round

1″ flat (optional)

1/2″ flat (optional)

 

Paint

 

Bring any watercolor paints that you have, but my recommendation is either Winsor Newton (Professional Artist level), M. Graham, or Daniel Smith.  If you are buying new paints a .5 ml size tube is fine.  The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):

 

1 Yellow  (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)

1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)

1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)

1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)

1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

1 Black (Neutral Tint, Ivory Black)

 

My suggested palette for this workshop is Winsor Newton Professional Artist level:

 

French Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Aureolin (Yellow)

Cadmium Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

Neutral Tint – for doing value studies


Other Supplies

 

Palette

HB Pencil

Kneaded eraser

2 water containers (minimum)

Paper towels

Masking tape

Small spray bottle

A metal or plastic yard stick (if you already have one) (for tearing paper)

 

Photographs

 

Please bring several photographs that you would like to work from.  If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color. 2-4 different photos will give you some options.  They can be printed off of your computer if you have digital photos.

 

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but please keep it somewhat simple.  Examples would be: one main subject such as a flower, a bird, your pet, an interesting object, a still life, or a very simple landscape.

 

Jul
9
Sun
Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017 @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017

HoffmanThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a two-day “Strengthen Your Paintings: The Foundation of Composition and Value” workshop the weekend of July 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Led by Eugene-based Carolyn Gates, a frequent Hoffman Center instructor, the class is designed for students age 18 and up. Beginning level is fine. Some drawing skills preferred, but not necessary.

Tuition for the workshop will be $100, with a possible materials fee. The class will be limited to 10 students.

“Strengthen Your Paintings” will focus on concepts that are foundational to the art. “Day 1 will cover the elements of good composition. These are the bones of any painting,” said Gates. “Day 2 will explore value, the lights and darks, which are the muscle behind what makes a painting really work.”

“This class will include both lecture and hands on application of the concepts,” she added. “It is geared to the beginning student who wants to delve a little deeper. Examples and demonstrations will emphasize watercolor, but other mediums can also benefit from this class.”

Gates studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, Calif., and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. She won a commission in 2004 to paint the Stations of the Cross for a permanent installation at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church outside Portland.

She has been awarded several private commissions in watercolor and colored pencil and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Interested persons can register for “Strengthen Your Paintings” at the Hoffman Center for the Arts blog (http://hoffmanblog.org/ ). Deadline for registration is Saturday, June 24.

 

 

Materials List for Hoffman Center Class

 

Paper

 

1 full sheet (22” x 30”) 140# Arches Cold Press paper

 

Sketch book

Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

 

Brushes

 

Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford.  I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

 

No 12 round

No 8 round

No 4 round

1″ flat (optional)

1/2″ flat (optional)

 

Paint

 

Bring any watercolor paints that you have, but my recommendation is either Winsor Newton (Professional Artist level), M. Graham, or Daniel Smith.  If you are buying new paints a .5 ml size tube is fine.  The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):

 

1 Yellow  (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)

1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)

1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)

1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)

1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

1 Black (Neutral Tint, Ivory Black)

 

My suggested palette for this workshop is Winsor Newton Professional Artist level:

 

French Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Aureolin (Yellow)

Cadmium Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

Neutral Tint – for doing value studies


Other Supplies

 

Palette

HB Pencil

Kneaded eraser

2 water containers (minimum)

Paper towels

Masking tape

Small spray bottle

A metal or plastic yard stick (if you already have one) (for tearing paper)

 

Photographs

 

Please bring several photographs that you would like to work from.  If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color. 2-4 different photos will give you some options.  They can be printed off of your computer if you have digital photos.

 

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but please keep it somewhat simple.  Examples would be: one main subject such as a flower, a bird, your pet, an interesting object, a still life, or a very simple landscape.