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.

 

 

Oct
7
Sat
‘Robert Paulmenn’ Drawing & Oil Painting @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

October  ‘Robert Paulmenn’  Drawing & Oil Painting

Paulmenn’s class:  Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28  – –

 9:30 – 12:30pm

Cost:  $125 

About the Artist

Robert Paulmenn graduated from the du Cret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. in 1971 with a principle focus in sculpture. After working as a sculptor and mold maker at Great Adventure/Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson, N.J., I began painting scenery for a regional theater company. It was working on the large scale of backdrops, flats and other set pieces that sparked a new interest painting.

  In 1980, I moved to NYC and attended the Art Students League of NY and the National Academy of Art, where I had the opportunity to study with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr. More recently, in 2010, I took a workshop with Burt Silverman that not only helped me turn a more critical eye on my work, but also to remember many of the shared principles of my earlier  teachers.

Roots by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 8" x 10"
Last Daffodils by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 8"
For a Few Dollars More by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 14"
The Poet by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 16"
Contemplation by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 28"
Aidos(Reverence) by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 24" x 20"
Top Shelf by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 18" x 16"
Into The Vortex by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 24"
Guest Moorage, Lady Washington, Ilwaco, Wa. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Brass Bowl by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Sarah Weaving by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 30"
Tea and Sake by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Astoria Afternoon, West View on Franklin Street, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 40"
portrait of Felicia Forte by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 11"
Portrait of Evonne by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16"" x 12"
Portrait Study of Dana by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Portrait Study of Rose Grafton by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Sunset over Young's Bay, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Is The Looking Glass Half Full? by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 60"
Lindsay's Honeymoon by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Oct
14
Sat
‘Robert Paulmenn’ Drawing & Oil Painting @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

October  ‘Robert Paulmenn’  Drawing & Oil Painting

Paulmenn’s class:  Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28  – –

 9:30 – 12:30pm

Cost:  $125 

About the Artist

Robert Paulmenn graduated from the du Cret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. in 1971 with a principle focus in sculpture. After working as a sculptor and mold maker at Great Adventure/Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson, N.J., I began painting scenery for a regional theater company. It was working on the large scale of backdrops, flats and other set pieces that sparked a new interest painting.

  In 1980, I moved to NYC and attended the Art Students League of NY and the National Academy of Art, where I had the opportunity to study with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr. More recently, in 2010, I took a workshop with Burt Silverman that not only helped me turn a more critical eye on my work, but also to remember many of the shared principles of my earlier  teachers.

Roots by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 8" x 10"
Last Daffodils by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 8"
For a Few Dollars More by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 14"
The Poet by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 16"
Contemplation by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 28"
Aidos(Reverence) by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 24" x 20"
Top Shelf by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 18" x 16"
Into The Vortex by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 24"
Guest Moorage, Lady Washington, Ilwaco, Wa. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Brass Bowl by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Sarah Weaving by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 30"
Tea and Sake by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Astoria Afternoon, West View on Franklin Street, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 40"
portrait of Felicia Forte by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 11"
Portrait of Evonne by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16"" x 12"
Portrait Study of Dana by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Portrait Study of Rose Grafton by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Sunset over Young's Bay, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Is The Looking Glass Half Full? by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 60"
Lindsay's Honeymoon by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Oct
21
Sat
‘Robert Paulmenn’ Drawing & Oil Painting @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

October  ‘Robert Paulmenn’  Drawing & Oil Painting

Paulmenn’s class:  Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28  – –

 9:30 – 12:30pm

Cost:  $125 

About the Artist

Robert Paulmenn graduated from the du Cret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. in 1971 with a principle focus in sculpture. After working as a sculptor and mold maker at Great Adventure/Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson, N.J., I began painting scenery for a regional theater company. It was working on the large scale of backdrops, flats and other set pieces that sparked a new interest painting.

  In 1980, I moved to NYC and attended the Art Students League of NY and the National Academy of Art, where I had the opportunity to study with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr. More recently, in 2010, I took a workshop with Burt Silverman that not only helped me turn a more critical eye on my work, but also to remember many of the shared principles of my earlier  teachers.

Roots by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 8" x 10"
Last Daffodils by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 8"
For a Few Dollars More by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 14"
The Poet by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 16"
Contemplation by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 28"
Aidos(Reverence) by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 24" x 20"
Top Shelf by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 18" x 16"
Into The Vortex by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 24"
Guest Moorage, Lady Washington, Ilwaco, Wa. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Brass Bowl by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Sarah Weaving by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 30"
Tea and Sake by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Astoria Afternoon, West View on Franklin Street, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 40"
portrait of Felicia Forte by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 11"
Portrait of Evonne by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16"" x 12"
Portrait Study of Dana by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Portrait Study of Rose Grafton by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Sunset over Young's Bay, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Is The Looking Glass Half Full? by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 60"
Lindsay's Honeymoon by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Oct
27
Fri
“Sandi Kelley” Advanced Zentangle @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 27 @ 6:33 pm – 7:33 pm

October  “Sandi Kelley”  Advanced Zentangle

Greeting Cards & Gift Tags

Saturday, October 28th

Time:  10:00am  – – 4:00pm

Cost:  $30 – plus materials

Making the Dollar: Sandi Kelley, certified Zentangle teacher
Sandi Kelley teaches Zentangle.

Published on February 5, 2015 9:52AM

Last changed on February 5, 2015 10:11AM

Zentangle

EDWARD STRATTON — The Daily Astorian

Sandi Kelley is a certified Zentagle teacher based in Astoria

Sandi Kelley

Certified Zentangle Teacher

Warrenton

503-325-4442

info@tanglesandthreads.com

There’s a difference between Zentangle and mere doodling, says Sandi Kelley, and the difference is focus. She teaches Zentangle, a meditative process of drawing structured patterns (www.zentangle.com). Kelley, based in Warrenton, teaches classes by appointment and has pieces shown in various local galleries and at Coffee Addiction in Warrenton. Kelley can also be found on her website, www.tanglesandthreads.com/

What is it that you do?

“What I do is instruct and teach the art known as Zentangle. There’s been a lot of misconception when it comes to Zentangle. A lot of people, their knee-jerk reaction is how can they put a trademark on art. And that’s not what they’ve done. They’ve trademarked the name, the word Zentangle. But what Zentangle is, it’s not art, it’s actually a process of breaking down patterns and putting them into simple lines and simple strokes of the pen, to recreate them on paper.”

How did you get into this business?

“I was searching the big time-suck, Pinterest, and I came across some Zentangle work somebody had done, and I had never heard of it before. So immediately you go to the source, I went to zentangle.com, and found out more about it. Not only is it an art, it’s a very Zen-like, if you practice it every day. If you want to use it as a therapy, it works great, because it’s really easy to get lost in the focus of what you’re doing. I’ve been teaching now for two years, and it’s really hard to get into the school, because they only have five classes a year, and they’re usually booked within a week of notification. You have to go to the East Coast, to Providence, R.I., and you’re taught by the people who created Zentangle.”

Who are your main clientele?

“People who just are intrigued by the fact that we say there are no mistakes and anybody can do it. I was skeptical when I saw the stuff that was posted online. I doodled when I was in high school, but it never looked like this. This looks like doodling to me, and it looks like doodling to a lot of people. It’s been older, younger. I’ve had several men in my classes, but mostly women.”

What are some of the quirks or challenges of running your business?

“Mostly getting people to understand what it is and what it isn’t. I had a booth at the Sunday Market, and some people get really pugilistic about it being a trademark. And there was one lady who wouldn’t let me take a breath, she was so adamant that it was a terrible thing to do. My guess is that most people who think it’s not really an art to do this are people who could create this without a class, whose doodles actually look like something. But for those of us who had no talent and had doodles that were just pen marks, once I figured I could do it, anybody could do it, because I had no background, no talent, nothing when I started.”

Oct
28
Sat
‘Robert Paulmenn’ Drawing & Oil Painting @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

October  ‘Robert Paulmenn’  Drawing & Oil Painting

Paulmenn’s class:  Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28  – –

 9:30 – 12:30pm

Cost:  $125 

About the Artist

Robert Paulmenn graduated from the du Cret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. in 1971 with a principle focus in sculpture. After working as a sculptor and mold maker at Great Adventure/Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson, N.J., I began painting scenery for a regional theater company. It was working on the large scale of backdrops, flats and other set pieces that sparked a new interest painting.

  In 1980, I moved to NYC and attended the Art Students League of NY and the National Academy of Art, where I had the opportunity to study with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr. More recently, in 2010, I took a workshop with Burt Silverman that not only helped me turn a more critical eye on my work, but also to remember many of the shared principles of my earlier  teachers.

Roots by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 8" x 10"
Last Daffodils by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 8"
For a Few Dollars More by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 14"
The Poet by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 16"
Contemplation by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 28"
Aidos(Reverence) by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 24" x 20"
Top Shelf by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 18" x 16"
Into The Vortex by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 24"
Guest Moorage, Lady Washington, Ilwaco, Wa. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Brass Bowl by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Sarah Weaving by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 30"
Tea and Sake by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Astoria Afternoon, West View on Franklin Street, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 40"
portrait of Felicia Forte by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 11"
Portrait of Evonne by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16"" x 12"
Portrait Study of Dana by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Portrait Study of Rose Grafton by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Sunset over Young's Bay, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Is The Looking Glass Half Full? by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 60"
Lindsay's Honeymoon by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Nov
4
Sat
‘Robert Paulmenn’ Drawing & Oil Painting @ the Astoria Art Loft
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

October  ‘Robert Paulmenn’  Drawing & Oil Painting

Paulmenn’s class:  Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28  – –

 9:30 – 12:30pm

Cost:  $125 

About the Artist

Robert Paulmenn graduated from the du Cret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. in 1971 with a principle focus in sculpture. After working as a sculptor and mold maker at Great Adventure/Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson, N.J., I began painting scenery for a regional theater company. It was working on the large scale of backdrops, flats and other set pieces that sparked a new interest painting.

  In 1980, I moved to NYC and attended the Art Students League of NY and the National Academy of Art, where I had the opportunity to study with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr. More recently, in 2010, I took a workshop with Burt Silverman that not only helped me turn a more critical eye on my work, but also to remember many of the shared principles of my earlier  teachers.

Roots by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 8" x 10"
Last Daffodils by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 8"
For a Few Dollars More by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 14"
The Poet by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 16"
Contemplation by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 28"
Aidos(Reverence) by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 24" x 20"
Top Shelf by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 18" x 16"
Into The Vortex by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 24"
Guest Moorage, Lady Washington, Ilwaco, Wa. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Brass Bowl by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Sarah Weaving by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 30"
Tea and Sake by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Astoria Afternoon, West View on Franklin Street, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 40"
portrait of Felicia Forte by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 11"
Portrait of Evonne by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16"" x 12"
Portrait Study of Dana by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Portrait Study of Rose Grafton by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Sunset over Young's Bay, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Is The Looking Glass Half Full? by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 60"
Lindsay's Honeymoon by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Nov
11
Sat
‘Robert Paulmenn’ Drawing & Oil Painting @ the Astoria Art Loft
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

October  ‘Robert Paulmenn’  Drawing & Oil Painting

Paulmenn’s class:  Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28  – –

 9:30 – 12:30pm

Cost:  $125 

About the Artist

Robert Paulmenn graduated from the du Cret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. in 1971 with a principle focus in sculpture. After working as a sculptor and mold maker at Great Adventure/Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson, N.J., I began painting scenery for a regional theater company. It was working on the large scale of backdrops, flats and other set pieces that sparked a new interest painting.

  In 1980, I moved to NYC and attended the Art Students League of NY and the National Academy of Art, where I had the opportunity to study with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr. More recently, in 2010, I took a workshop with Burt Silverman that not only helped me turn a more critical eye on my work, but also to remember many of the shared principles of my earlier  teachers.

Roots by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 8" x 10"
Last Daffodils by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 8"
For a Few Dollars More by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 14"
The Poet by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 16"
Contemplation by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 28"
Aidos(Reverence) by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 24" x 20"
Top Shelf by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 18" x 16"
Into The Vortex by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 24"
Guest Moorage, Lady Washington, Ilwaco, Wa. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Brass Bowl by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Sarah Weaving by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 30"
Tea and Sake by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Astoria Afternoon, West View on Franklin Street, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 40"
portrait of Felicia Forte by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 11"
Portrait of Evonne by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16"" x 12"
Portrait Study of Dana by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Portrait Study of Rose Grafton by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Sunset over Young's Bay, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Is The Looking Glass Half Full? by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 60"
Lindsay's Honeymoon by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Nov
18
Sat
‘Robert Paulmenn’ Drawing & Oil Painting @ the Astoria Art Loft
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

October  ‘Robert Paulmenn’  Drawing & Oil Painting

Paulmenn’s class:  Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28  – –

 9:30 – 12:30pm

Cost:  $125 

About the Artist

Robert Paulmenn graduated from the du Cret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. in 1971 with a principle focus in sculpture. After working as a sculptor and mold maker at Great Adventure/Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson, N.J., I began painting scenery for a regional theater company. It was working on the large scale of backdrops, flats and other set pieces that sparked a new interest painting.

  In 1980, I moved to NYC and attended the Art Students League of NY and the National Academy of Art, where I had the opportunity to study with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr. More recently, in 2010, I took a workshop with Burt Silverman that not only helped me turn a more critical eye on my work, but also to remember many of the shared principles of my earlier  teachers.

Roots by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 8" x 10"
Last Daffodils by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 8"
For a Few Dollars More by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 14"
The Poet by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 16"
Contemplation by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 28"
Aidos(Reverence) by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 24" x 20"
Top Shelf by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 18" x 16"
Into The Vortex by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 24"
Guest Moorage, Lady Washington, Ilwaco, Wa. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"
Brass Bowl by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Sarah Weaving by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 36" x 30"
Tea and Sake by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Astoria Afternoon, West View on Franklin Street, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 40"
portrait of Felicia Forte by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 14" x 11"
Portrait of Evonne by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16"" x 12"
Portrait Study of Dana by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Portrait Study of Rose Grafton by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 16" x 12"
Sunset over Young's Bay, Astoria, Or. by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 12" x 20"
Is The Looking Glass Half Full? by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 38" x 60"
Lindsay's Honeymoon by Robert Paulmenn Oil ~ 20" x 18"