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.

Follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.  For more information feel free to call us at 503-325-5081

 

 

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.

 

 

Apr
28
Sat
Hoffman Center for the Arts – Botanical Drawing @ Hoffman Art Center
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center for the Arts – Botanical Drawing

News Release

January 10, 2018

Hoffman Center Offers Botanical Drawing

Botanical

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer five Botanical Drawing classes throughout 2018, starting Saturday February 10. The first workshop will be Botanical Sketchbook, followed by spring, summer, fall and winter sessions.

Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, the series of workshops will focus on drawing from nature while being inspired by changing seasons.  The workshops can be taken independently or as a series. Each workshop will have a different seasonal focus while emphasizing sketching from observation. Students will experiment with new techniques, study botanical accuracy and the learn the importance of self-expression. The series is designed for students 18 and up, and all skill levels are welcome.

The first workshop will focus on keeping a botanical sketchbook. In this workshop, students will engage in creative, meditative, and structured exercises to dive into this practice. In this foundation class, students will learn sketching, measuring, tonal/shading, application, color blending and layering, and composition ideas. Using pen, graphite and color pencils for sketching and combining and adding text will give students the tools to embrace their personal style and use a sketchbook to record their botanical journey. By the end of the first class, students will complete several entries in their sketchbooks and will walk away with ideas on how to continue throughout the year.

Tuition is $45 per session, or $150.00 for all five sessions. ($30/per session).

Classes will be held February 10, from 1:00 to 4:00pm; and April 28, August 25, October 20, and December 1, from Noon to 4:00pm.

Haber-Lehigh’s art and teaching explore the ephemeral beauty of nature, magic of native plants and human connection with plants. She holds degrees in Art, Indigenous Studies, Spanish and Education. She authored two ethnobotanical coloring books. Her workshops are engaging, inclusive and fun. They are designed for all levels and abilities. She is currently working on a Diploma in Botanical Illustration through the Society of Botanical Artists in London. She has taught students whose age ranged from 10 to 90+, and of all artistic abilities in public schools, community colleges and art centers.

Additional information may be found at: http://hoffmanblog.org/register-for-workshops

May
25
Fri
Palette Puddlers hold art show @ Cannon Beach Visitor’s Center
May 25 @ 10:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Palette Puddlers hold art show, sale during Memorial Day weekend

Artists set up gallery, do demos at Cannon Beach Visitor’s Center May 25–28

Published on May 23, 2018 9:22AM

Last changed on May 25, 2018 4:10PM

A painting by Jane McGeehan

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Jane McGeehan

A painting by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

A painting by Judith Fredrickson noforsale

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Judith Fredrickson noforsale

Buy this photo

Linda Gebhart

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

Linda Gebhart

A painting by Mary Ann Gantenbein

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Mary Ann Gantenbein

A painting by Susan Bish

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Susan Bish

A painting by Suzanne King

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Suzanne King

 

CANNON BEACH — The Palette Puddlers’ annual Memorial Day weekend art show and sale will be held at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Spruce St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 25; Saturday, May 26; and Sunday, May 27.

We will also be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 28. Admission and refreshments are free.

In addition, our artists will provide demonstrations of their art styles throughout the weekend. It’s possible you will find something “just created” to purchase.

The Palette Puddlers are a group of professional women artists, many of whom have painted together for years. Every Monday, rain or shine, they paint in a Cannon Beach locale while providing mutual support, critiquing artistic efforts, sharing the joy of creativity and just having a great time.

Over Memorial Day Weekend, they create an art gallery at the Visitor’s Center to share and sell their original work.

Members Susan Bish, Judith Fredrikson, Mary Ann Gantenbein, Suzanne King, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Linda Gebhart, Debbie Loyd, Barbara Thacker and Jane McGeehan will show and sell original works of art, including watercolor, acrylics, mixed media and pastels.

Cards and print reproductions of their work are also available, as well as the bargain bin and bargain rack where framed and unframed paintings are available for a minimal price. Some of these artists show their work in other venues in the Northwest, and their paintings adorn homes throughout the state and nation.

Most of the Palette Puddlers display their work at trailsendart.org. If you are interested in a specific artist’s work, go to the website, then click on “artists” on the left hand menu. That will take you to the artist list.

But better yet, come to Cannon Beach over Memorial Day weekend, meet the artists, watch them work and check out these reasonably priced paintings.

 

May
26
Sat
Palette Puddlers hold art show @ Cannon Beach Visitor’s Center
May 26 @ 10:00 pm – May 27 @ 3:00 am

Palette Puddlers hold art show, sale during Memorial Day weekend

Artists set up gallery, do demos at Cannon Beach Visitor’s Center May 25–28

Published on May 23, 2018 9:22AM

Last changed on May 25, 2018 4:10PM

A painting by Jane McGeehan

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Jane McGeehan

A painting by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

A painting by Judith Fredrickson noforsale

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Judith Fredrickson noforsale

Buy this photo

Linda Gebhart

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

Linda Gebhart

A painting by Mary Ann Gantenbein

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Mary Ann Gantenbein

A painting by Susan Bish

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Susan Bish

A painting by Suzanne King

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Suzanne King

 

CANNON BEACH — The Palette Puddlers’ annual Memorial Day weekend art show and sale will be held at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Spruce St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 25; Saturday, May 26; and Sunday, May 27.

We will also be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 28. Admission and refreshments are free.

In addition, our artists will provide demonstrations of their art styles throughout the weekend. It’s possible you will find something “just created” to purchase.

The Palette Puddlers are a group of professional women artists, many of whom have painted together for years. Every Monday, rain or shine, they paint in a Cannon Beach locale while providing mutual support, critiquing artistic efforts, sharing the joy of creativity and just having a great time.

Over Memorial Day Weekend, they create an art gallery at the Visitor’s Center to share and sell their original work.

Members Susan Bish, Judith Fredrikson, Mary Ann Gantenbein, Suzanne King, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Linda Gebhart, Debbie Loyd, Barbara Thacker and Jane McGeehan will show and sell original works of art, including watercolor, acrylics, mixed media and pastels.

Cards and print reproductions of their work are also available, as well as the bargain bin and bargain rack where framed and unframed paintings are available for a minimal price. Some of these artists show their work in other venues in the Northwest, and their paintings adorn homes throughout the state and nation.

Most of the Palette Puddlers display their work at trailsendart.org. If you are interested in a specific artist’s work, go to the website, then click on “artists” on the left hand menu. That will take you to the artist list.

But better yet, come to Cannon Beach over Memorial Day weekend, meet the artists, watch them work and check out these reasonably priced paintings.

 

May
27
Sun
Palette Puddlers hold art show @ Cannon Beach Visitor’s Center
May 27 @ 10:00 pm – May 28 @ 3:00 am

Palette Puddlers hold art show, sale during Memorial Day weekend

Artists set up gallery, do demos at Cannon Beach Visitor’s Center May 25–28

Published on May 23, 2018 9:22AM

Last changed on May 25, 2018 4:10PM

A painting by Jane McGeehan

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Jane McGeehan

A painting by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

A painting by Judith Fredrickson noforsale

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Judith Fredrickson noforsale

Buy this photo

Linda Gebhart

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

Linda Gebhart

A painting by Mary Ann Gantenbein

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Mary Ann Gantenbein

A painting by Susan Bish

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Susan Bish

A painting by Suzanne King

Courtesy Palette Puddlers

A painting by Suzanne King

 

CANNON BEACH — The Palette Puddlers’ annual Memorial Day weekend art show and sale will be held at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Spruce St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 25; Saturday, May 26; and Sunday, May 27.

We will also be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 28. Admission and refreshments are free.

In addition, our artists will provide demonstrations of their art styles throughout the weekend. It’s possible you will find something “just created” to purchase.

The Palette Puddlers are a group of professional women artists, many of whom have painted together for years. Every Monday, rain or shine, they paint in a Cannon Beach locale while providing mutual support, critiquing artistic efforts, sharing the joy of creativity and just having a great time.

Over Memorial Day Weekend, they create an art gallery at the Visitor’s Center to share and sell their original work.

Members Susan Bish, Judith Fredrikson, Mary Ann Gantenbein, Suzanne King, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Linda Gebhart, Debbie Loyd, Barbara Thacker and Jane McGeehan will show and sell original works of art, including watercolor, acrylics, mixed media and pastels.

Cards and print reproductions of their work are also available, as well as the bargain bin and bargain rack where framed and unframed paintings are available for a minimal price. Some of these artists show their work in other venues in the Northwest, and their paintings adorn homes throughout the state and nation.

Most of the Palette Puddlers display their work at trailsendart.org. If you are interested in a specific artist’s work, go to the website, then click on “artists” on the left hand menu. That will take you to the artist list.

But better yet, come to Cannon Beach over Memorial Day weekend, meet the artists, watch them work and check out these reasonably priced paintings.

 

Jun
15
Fri
POCKET SKETCHING for FUN AND TRAVEL with KATH MACAULAY @ Trail’s End Art Association and Gallery
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

KATH MACAULAYPOCKET SKETCHING for FUN AND TRAVEL with KATH MACAULAY

Perfect for hiking, biking, sitting in a café or standing in line — take it anywhere, whip it out in a minute, preserve a memory in 25 minutes or less and put away with no clean-up.

When:  June 15 – 17, 2018     9:30-4pm

Where:  Trail’s End Art Association and Gallery

              656 A Street

              Gearhart, OR

Cost:     $342 with supplies (members)

  $417 with supplies (non-members)

Lunch:   Bring your lunch the first two days

Reservation or info:  Linda Gebhart, 503-351-0145 or   www.pocketsketching.com

Supplies:  Included at the workshop for paint set, paper, water soluble pen, water container, manual.

Instructor brings several extra things (such as the custom fanny pack), that are a pleasure but not essential!

 

Day one:  basic technique and landscape, finishing within 25 minutes. Perspective of contrast, color and focal point.  Techniques from John Singer Sargent’s watercolors.
Day two:  still life and people and color.
Day three:  on location, plein air, using the technique fearlessly anywhere.

Interactive critiques and demonstrations are both given constantly in a very positive, personal atmosphere. Instruction is geared to individual needs of each person so each achieves their goal.

Extra and different material will be available for advanced students who have taken this workshop before.

This workshop is ideal for timid beginners who want to fearlessly paint in public, and perfect for experienced artists who want mobility, minimal equipment and no clean-up.  Learn enough to play for a lifetime!

Jun
16
Sat
POCKET SKETCHING for FUN AND TRAVEL with KATH MACAULAY @ Trail’s End Art Association and Gallery
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

KATH MACAULAYPOCKET SKETCHING for FUN AND TRAVEL with KATH MACAULAY

Perfect for hiking, biking, sitting in a café or standing in line — take it anywhere, whip it out in a minute, preserve a memory in 25 minutes or less and put away with no clean-up.

When:  June 15 – 17, 2018     9:30-4pm

Where:  Trail’s End Art Association and Gallery

              656 A Street

              Gearhart, OR

Cost:     $342 with supplies (members)

  $417 with supplies (non-members)

Lunch:   Bring your lunch the first two days

Reservation or info:  Linda Gebhart, 503-351-0145 or   www.pocketsketching.com

Supplies:  Included at the workshop for paint set, paper, water soluble pen, water container, manual.

Instructor brings several extra things (such as the custom fanny pack), that are a pleasure but not essential!

 

Day one:  basic technique and landscape, finishing within 25 minutes. Perspective of contrast, color and focal point.  Techniques from John Singer Sargent’s watercolors.
Day two:  still life and people and color.
Day three:  on location, plein air, using the technique fearlessly anywhere.

Interactive critiques and demonstrations are both given constantly in a very positive, personal atmosphere. Instruction is geared to individual needs of each person so each achieves their goal.

Extra and different material will be available for advanced students who have taken this workshop before.

This workshop is ideal for timid beginners who want to fearlessly paint in public, and perfect for experienced artists who want mobility, minimal equipment and no clean-up.  Learn enough to play for a lifetime!

Painting Watercolor Florals @ HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
NEWS RELEASE
CLASS: Painting Watercolor Florals
Ikebana
May 2, 2018

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day workshop, “Painting Watercolor Florals: Inspired by the Japanese Art of Ikebana. The workshop is Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, this class will use beautiful, live Ikebana arrangements as subject matter.

Ikebana (literally translated) means ‘flowers kept alive.’ Arrangements appear simple, yet natural. But, they are complex and involve a symmetry of carefully planned relationships.

Students will learn more about composition and creating form when painting still life from traditional Japanese Ikebana arrangements. Training the eye to see both the complexity and simplicity of the Ikebana arrangements will enhance the skills of beginning to advanced watercolor painters.

This workshop is designed for adults 18 and older. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and has also taught several workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon. She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her student’s do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice. “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”

She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil and has had several shows around Oregon.

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

Gates is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cgates.com.

The two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 & 17, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with a break for lunch. Tuition is $100.

Students must also bring materials from the materials list that can be found on the Hoffman Center’s Blog post for this class at http://hoffmanarts.org/events/watercolor-florals/

Jun
17
Sun
POCKET SKETCHING for FUN AND TRAVEL with KATH MACAULAY @ Trail’s End Art Association and Gallery
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

KATH MACAULAYPOCKET SKETCHING for FUN AND TRAVEL with KATH MACAULAY

Perfect for hiking, biking, sitting in a café or standing in line — take it anywhere, whip it out in a minute, preserve a memory in 25 minutes or less and put away with no clean-up.

When:  June 15 – 17, 2018     9:30-4pm

Where:  Trail’s End Art Association and Gallery

              656 A Street

              Gearhart, OR

Cost:     $342 with supplies (members)

  $417 with supplies (non-members)

Lunch:   Bring your lunch the first two days

Reservation or info:  Linda Gebhart, 503-351-0145 or   www.pocketsketching.com

Supplies:  Included at the workshop for paint set, paper, water soluble pen, water container, manual.

Instructor brings several extra things (such as the custom fanny pack), that are a pleasure but not essential!

 

Day one:  basic technique and landscape, finishing within 25 minutes. Perspective of contrast, color and focal point.  Techniques from John Singer Sargent’s watercolors.
Day two:  still life and people and color.
Day three:  on location, plein air, using the technique fearlessly anywhere.

Interactive critiques and demonstrations are both given constantly in a very positive, personal atmosphere. Instruction is geared to individual needs of each person so each achieves their goal.

Extra and different material will be available for advanced students who have taken this workshop before.

This workshop is ideal for timid beginners who want to fearlessly paint in public, and perfect for experienced artists who want mobility, minimal equipment and no clean-up.  Learn enough to play for a lifetime!

Painting Watercolor Florals @ HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
NEWS RELEASE
CLASS: Painting Watercolor Florals
Ikebana
May 2, 2018

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day workshop, “Painting Watercolor Florals: Inspired by the Japanese Art of Ikebana. The workshop is Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, this class will use beautiful, live Ikebana arrangements as subject matter.

Ikebana (literally translated) means ‘flowers kept alive.’ Arrangements appear simple, yet natural. But, they are complex and involve a symmetry of carefully planned relationships.

Students will learn more about composition and creating form when painting still life from traditional Japanese Ikebana arrangements. Training the eye to see both the complexity and simplicity of the Ikebana arrangements will enhance the skills of beginning to advanced watercolor painters.

This workshop is designed for adults 18 and older. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and has also taught several workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon. She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her student’s do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice. “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”

She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil and has had several shows around Oregon.

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

Gates is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cgates.com.

The two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 & 17, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with a break for lunch. Tuition is $100.

Students must also bring materials from the materials list that can be found on the Hoffman Center’s Blog post for this class at http://hoffmanarts.org/events/watercolor-florals/

Jul
18
Wed
Wet or Dry: the Amazing Range of the Colored Pencil @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jul 18 @ 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

July

Kristy Kutch

Kristy Kutch leads Wet or Dry: the Amazing Range of the Colored Pencil

July 18 & 19 – Wednesday & Thursday

Cost:  $250 ~ Non-refundable hold my spot $75

www.artshow.com/kutch

Jul
19
Thu
Wet or Dry: the Amazing Range of the Colored Pencil @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jul 19 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 4:00 am

July

Kristy Kutch

Kristy Kutch leads Wet or Dry: the Amazing Range of the Colored Pencil

July 18 & 19 – Wednesday & Thursday

Cost:  $250 ~ Non-refundable hold my spot $75

www.artshow.com/kutch

Jul
28
Sat
Learn to Paint like Van Gogh @ Dots 'N Doodles Art Supplies
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SPECIAL EVENT 

Paint like Van Gogh

JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING MULTI-DAY EVENT
Product demos, workshops, live Q&A with Oscar nominated “Loving Vincent” artists, special pricing Giveaways & More
 
WHERE
Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies
& The Astoria Art Loft
303 Marine Drive Astoria, Oregon 97103
503-325-5081
 
Interactive Class

Saturday July 28th

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dots ‘N Doodles

Reservations Required

Call 503-325-5081

Fee $25.00

Join Tiffanie Mang and Charlene Mosely for a painting class at Dots ‘N Doodles Colors Of Holland Event.  Learn how to paint in the style of Vincent Van Gogh from two of the professional artist who worked on the Academy Nominated film Loving Vincent.
 
Tiffanie and Charlene will demonstrate and teach participants how to use Van Gogh oil paints in the style of famed artist Vincent Van Gogh.  All supplies will be provided and is included in the class fee.
An Evening with the artists from Loving Vincent @ Dots 'N Doodles Art Supplies
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evening Event with Loving Vincent artist, Feature Film and Refreshments
Saturday July 28th
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Astoria Art Loft
Reservations Required
Call 503-325-5081
Fee $25.00
Join us for a mixer up at The Astoria Art Loft where the feature film Loving Vincent will be presented along with refreshments.  Meet the artists and join us for a Q&A with Tiffanie and Charlene.  Promises to be lots of fun!!
Save $10.00 if you sign up for both events
Fee $40.00 for workshop & evening film and Q/A
call Scott at 503-325-5081 to sign up
Aug
15
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Aug
16
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Aug
23
Thu
Painting Watercolor Landscapes @ the Astoria Art Loft
Aug 23 @ 9:54 pm – 10:54 pm

August

Fealing Lin

Fealing Lin leads Painting Watercolor Landscapes

August 23, 24, 25  –  Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Special Pre-sale until May 30th ~ $325 ~ ~ After June 1st $375

Non-refundable hold my spot $75

www.fealingwatercolor.com

Aug
25
Sat
Hoffman Center for the Arts – Botanical Drawing @ Hoffman Art Center
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center for the Arts – Botanical Drawing

News Release

January 10, 2018

Hoffman Center Offers Botanical Drawing

Botanical

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer five Botanical Drawing classes throughout 2018, starting Saturday February 10. The first workshop will be Botanical Sketchbook, followed by spring, summer, fall and winter sessions.

Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, the series of workshops will focus on drawing from nature while being inspired by changing seasons.  The workshops can be taken independently or as a series. Each workshop will have a different seasonal focus while emphasizing sketching from observation. Students will experiment with new techniques, study botanical accuracy and the learn the importance of self-expression. The series is designed for students 18 and up, and all skill levels are welcome.

The first workshop will focus on keeping a botanical sketchbook. In this workshop, students will engage in creative, meditative, and structured exercises to dive into this practice. In this foundation class, students will learn sketching, measuring, tonal/shading, application, color blending and layering, and composition ideas. Using pen, graphite and color pencils for sketching and combining and adding text will give students the tools to embrace their personal style and use a sketchbook to record their botanical journey. By the end of the first class, students will complete several entries in their sketchbooks and will walk away with ideas on how to continue throughout the year.

Tuition is $45 per session, or $150.00 for all five sessions. ($30/per session).

Classes will be held February 10, from 1:00 to 4:00pm; and April 28, August 25, October 20, and December 1, from Noon to 4:00pm.

Haber-Lehigh’s art and teaching explore the ephemeral beauty of nature, magic of native plants and human connection with plants. She holds degrees in Art, Indigenous Studies, Spanish and Education. She authored two ethnobotanical coloring books. Her workshops are engaging, inclusive and fun. They are designed for all levels and abilities. She is currently working on a Diploma in Botanical Illustration through the Society of Botanical Artists in London. She has taught students whose age ranged from 10 to 90+, and of all artistic abilities in public schools, community colleges and art centers.

Additional information may be found at: http://hoffmanblog.org/register-for-workshops

Sep
6
Thu
Exploring the Magic of Watercolor @ the Astoria Art Loft
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

September

Mick McAndrews

Mick McAndrews leads Exploring the Magic of Watercolor

September 6, 7, 8   ~  Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Special Pre-sale until May 30th $350 ~ ~ After June 1st  $390

 Non-refundable hold my spot $75

www.mickmcandrewsfineart.com

Sep
8
Sat
McVarish gallery will host “America is Beautiful” @ McVarish Gallery
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This month McVarish gallery will host “America is Beautiful

a provocative series of paintings and installation by Astoria artist, Morrison Pierce.  The 30 piece show looks back at World War II to illustrate the tragedy of war, drawing imagery  from photos of real people and children who lived and died in effects of the biggest and bloodiest conflict in history.

McVarish gallery

Morrison painted this series of scenes in his unique expressionist style, playing ironically with candy colors associated with childhood and innocence, while capturing the sadness and devastation of war. Within the show is a story of two brothers for whom a sad fate is determined when one is sent to war. Works starting on the left entrance area of the gallery represent innocence and childhood under the foreshadow of the imminent war leading into the main exhibit room where the imagery became far more devastating as the conflict rages. He juxtaposes innocence and the presence of evil in a thought provoking way. Its a theme he’s been returning to in various mediums over 20 years. While it’s a reflection on the past it’s also meant to reflect the potential for history to repeat itself in our present political climate.

In Morrison’s words, “‘America is Beautiful’ is a return to the past events in history that can remind us of how far we have come as a society,

or how quickly we could find ourselves right back where we started. It’s a sad reminder of where we have been and how families can be ripped apart just for the color of skin… Love defeats hate and these paintings, although dark in content, seem to show there is light at the end of the tunnel”

   McVarish gallery

It’s certainly not an easy subject, but a noble one to undertake. “How to uncover evil with a mirror for all to see is never an easy task, but one worth the time, if anything is going to change.”

Morrison has been painting and traveling for over twenty years and it shows in his fluidity of ideas and execution. Originally a film major, the cinematic element is still very present in his work and presentation. It can be seen in the way his show is designed to tell a story, even bringing back certain characters in more than on piece. Another unusual characteristic is the linear order of the show.  The story begins on the left side of the gallery and then walks the viewer through the scenes. The final  piece  attempts to show light through darkness, bringing not a happy ending, but maybe an optimistic one. Then adding more drama to the spectacle, the show will also include an installation fraught with morbid symbolism.

 His decision to come to Astoria in 2017 was based on a coin flip. Having traveled to most other cities in the US, this was one he had not seen yet. This will be his first show in Astoria, which he now calls home. “I like the tight knit community of working artists, musicians and free thinkers… and the moody rainy winters.” He brings interesting and vibrant addition to the wealth of art here and has more theatric shows planned at McVarish Gallery in the coming years.

“America is Beautiful” opens with a reception from 5:00- 8:30pm Sat. September 8th and runs until November 11th at McVarish Gallery 160 Tenth Street.  mcvarishgallery.com

Sep
29
Sat
Fabulous Fotos from your Smart Phone @ The Hoffman Center for Art
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visual Arts Workshop

Fabulous Fotos from your Smart Phone
Saturday, September 29 | 10:00am to 4:00pm
Instructor: Photographer Dave Jensen
Tuition: $39.00

Dave JensenIn this one-day workshop, “Fabulous Fotos from your Smart Phone” led by photographer Dave Jensen, participants will learn how to use their smart phones to create effective compositions and capture the beauty of ordinary and extraordinary moments.

Jensen says, “in this workshop, we will discover a digital playground through the lens of our cameras and learn how to create compositions from the beauty that surrounds us.”

Students will explore the beach, the Hoffman garden, and surrounding areas with their eyes and cameras. Students will learn the rule of thirds, how to use lines and curves, and mixed textures, to result in pictures that will stretch the creative imagination.

The Instructor
Jensen started his career in photography in 1959 in Alaska. He has taken commercial photos for website production, events and landscape photos for clients in his landscape design business.

Today, he focuses on preserving “the light of your life” in digital photos.
More information about Dave Jensen can be found here

 

  • September 29, 2018
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Oct
20
Sat
Hoffman Center for the Arts – Botanical Drawing @ Hoffman Art Center
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center for the Arts – Botanical Drawing

News Release

January 10, 2018

Hoffman Center Offers Botanical Drawing

Botanical

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer five Botanical Drawing classes throughout 2018, starting Saturday February 10. The first workshop will be Botanical Sketchbook, followed by spring, summer, fall and winter sessions.

Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, the series of workshops will focus on drawing from nature while being inspired by changing seasons.  The workshops can be taken independently or as a series. Each workshop will have a different seasonal focus while emphasizing sketching from observation. Students will experiment with new techniques, study botanical accuracy and the learn the importance of self-expression. The series is designed for students 18 and up, and all skill levels are welcome.

The first workshop will focus on keeping a botanical sketchbook. In this workshop, students will engage in creative, meditative, and structured exercises to dive into this practice. In this foundation class, students will learn sketching, measuring, tonal/shading, application, color blending and layering, and composition ideas. Using pen, graphite and color pencils for sketching and combining and adding text will give students the tools to embrace their personal style and use a sketchbook to record their botanical journey. By the end of the first class, students will complete several entries in their sketchbooks and will walk away with ideas on how to continue throughout the year.

Tuition is $45 per session, or $150.00 for all five sessions. ($30/per session).

Classes will be held February 10, from 1:00 to 4:00pm; and April 28, August 25, October 20, and December 1, from Noon to 4:00pm.

Haber-Lehigh’s art and teaching explore the ephemeral beauty of nature, magic of native plants and human connection with plants. She holds degrees in Art, Indigenous Studies, Spanish and Education. She authored two ethnobotanical coloring books. Her workshops are engaging, inclusive and fun. They are designed for all levels and abilities. She is currently working on a Diploma in Botanical Illustration through the Society of Botanical Artists in London. She has taught students whose age ranged from 10 to 90+, and of all artistic abilities in public schools, community colleges and art centers.

Additional information may be found at: http://hoffmanblog.org/register-for-workshops

Dec
1
Sat
Hoffman Center for the Arts – Botanical Drawing @ Hoffman Art Center
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center for the Arts – Botanical Drawing

News Release

January 10, 2018

Hoffman Center Offers Botanical Drawing

Botanical

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer five Botanical Drawing classes throughout 2018, starting Saturday February 10. The first workshop will be Botanical Sketchbook, followed by spring, summer, fall and winter sessions.

Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, the series of workshops will focus on drawing from nature while being inspired by changing seasons.  The workshops can be taken independently or as a series. Each workshop will have a different seasonal focus while emphasizing sketching from observation. Students will experiment with new techniques, study botanical accuracy and the learn the importance of self-expression. The series is designed for students 18 and up, and all skill levels are welcome.

The first workshop will focus on keeping a botanical sketchbook. In this workshop, students will engage in creative, meditative, and structured exercises to dive into this practice. In this foundation class, students will learn sketching, measuring, tonal/shading, application, color blending and layering, and composition ideas. Using pen, graphite and color pencils for sketching and combining and adding text will give students the tools to embrace their personal style and use a sketchbook to record their botanical journey. By the end of the first class, students will complete several entries in their sketchbooks and will walk away with ideas on how to continue throughout the year.

Tuition is $45 per session, or $150.00 for all five sessions. ($30/per session).

Classes will be held February 10, from 1:00 to 4:00pm; and April 28, August 25, October 20, and December 1, from Noon to 4:00pm.

Haber-Lehigh’s art and teaching explore the ephemeral beauty of nature, magic of native plants and human connection with plants. She holds degrees in Art, Indigenous Studies, Spanish and Education. She authored two ethnobotanical coloring books. Her workshops are engaging, inclusive and fun. They are designed for all levels and abilities. She is currently working on a Diploma in Botanical Illustration through the Society of Botanical Artists in London. She has taught students whose age ranged from 10 to 90+, and of all artistic abilities in public schools, community colleges and art centers.

Additional information may be found at: http://hoffmanblog.org/register-for-workshops

Mar
13
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Mar
14
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Mar
19
Tue
Hoffman Center Offers Sketchbook Journaling
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm


The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita Sketchbook Journaling, a two-day workshop Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, led by local artists Melissa Young and Barbara Temple-Ayres.

Journaling is a gift you give yourself. Time spent reflecting where you are, right here, right now. This workshop will offer tools to help you incorporate creative expression into your life.

Art journals are a great place to experiment and play with yourself! Even if you think you cannot draw, you will find you can create beautiful pages. Melissa and Barbara will demonstrate and guide you through numerous techniques to help free your creative energies and spill them into your journal. Some entries will be messy and spontaneous and others more precise, with an emphasis on creative lettering.

You will work with pens and pencils, inks, watercolors, spray stains, and incorporate some collage, stencil and stamp techniques into your pages. Your journal experience is uniquely yours, based on your perspective and experiences, and can be filled with snips of the most ordinary things or the most unexpected.


Melissa Young’s career has been spent in family medicine. But she says:
“I’ve always used creative outlets to help keep me grounded.”

She has dabbled in ceramics, jewelry making, spinning & weaving, quilting, and acrylic and watercolor painting. Over the past few years, she enjoys sketchbook journaling for both everyday and traveling. She finds it a useful tool for spring-boarding other larger artworks from ideas developed on the pages of her journals.

Barbara Temple-Ayres has a degree in Art and German Literature, and a MAT in Art. Barbara says:
“Art knocked me over in college and I’ve been smitten ever since.”

Temple-Ayres began her career as a production potter. She helped found Fire Mt. School in Falcon Cove where she taught elementary kids over a span of 25 years. She started a summer art camp through the Cannon Beach Arts Association, which is in its 17th year. Temple-Ayres is a well-known artist, and host in the Hoffman Clay Studio and Gallery.

Dates: May 19-20, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tuition: $100
Materials Fee: $5

Mar
30
Sat
Hoffman Center Offers Bookbinding @ HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers Bookbinding

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Bookbinding, a two-day workshop March 30-31, from 10:00 am to 3:00pm each day.

This workshop will cover three different methods of bookbinding: a single signature hard bound book or journal with blank pages, an accordion style book made from a single large sheet of paper, and a “no glue” small book. Students will also practice painting techniques using marbling, chalk rubbing and paste to decorate papers for book covers.

Students will come away with three beautiful books of their own making ready to be filled with writing, sketching, doodles, collages, or gifts.

Bookbinding is an ancient craft practiced by cultures throughout the world. Palm leaf and bark were the early forerunners to paper. Bound by cords the hard covers were ornately decorated. Scrolls made from papyrus sheets were rolled to ease handling and storage. An estimated 700,000 scrolls were in Egyptian library in Alexandria when it was sacked and burned to the ground by Arabs in 640AD.  Early modern books were made from binding individual sheets of vellum.

Barbara Temple Ayres has a degree in Art and German Literature, and a MAT in Art. Ayres began her career as a production potter.  She helped found Fire Mt. School in Falcon Cove where she taught elementary kids over a span of 25 years. She started a summer art camp through the Cannon Beach Arts Association, which is in its 17th year. Ayres learned and practiced bookbinding and also entered the complex world of watercolor while teaching kids ten years ago. She is a well-known artist, and host in the Hoffman Clay Studio and Gallery.

Barbara says “art knocked me over in college and I’ve been smitten ever since.”

Dates: March 30-31, 2019

Time:  10:00am to 3:00pm

Tuition: $100

Materials Fee: $25 (paid to the instructor)

 

For more information follow this link to the Hoffman Center for the Arts: https://hoffmanarts.org/film-2/

Apr
4
Thu
Hoffman Center Watercolor Class @ Hoffman Center for the Arts
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

APRIL 8, 2019

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Shaping Your Watercolors: Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners May 4-5, 2019.

Tuition: $100

Materials Fee: $6.00

Come explore the world of watercolor! This class will present basic concepts dealing with creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques aimed at the beginning watercolor student. This class will give students everything they need to get started in watercolor.

This is a two-day workshop from 10am to 4pm each day with a break for lunch. On day 1 students will paint from life, and on day 2 they will paint from photographs.

Eugene artist Carolyn Gates has been working in watercolor for the past 15 years. The qualities that characterize her work are strong color and compositions that explore the relationships of shapes to make pleasing visual patterns. This results in an abstraction of the subject. Her work investigates beauty, shape and color. In doing so, she hopes to discover the interplay between the ordinary and extraordinary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches watercolor workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon.

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice.

          Gates says, “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”

Gates studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She studied watercolor with Carol Carter, Satoko Motouji, and Judy Morris. She is currently a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cmgates.com

You can find more information or register for this workshop at: https://hoffmanarts.org/register/

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Apr
5
Fri
Hoffman Center Watercolor Class @ Hoffman Center for the Arts
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

APRIL 8, 2019

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Shaping Your Watercolors: Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners May 4-5, 2019.

Tuition: $100

Materials Fee: $6.00

Come explore the world of watercolor! This class will present basic concepts dealing with creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques aimed at the beginning watercolor student. This class will give students everything they need to get started in watercolor.

This is a two-day workshop from 10am to 4pm each day with a break for lunch. On day 1 students will paint from life, and on day 2 they will paint from photographs.

Eugene artist Carolyn Gates has been working in watercolor for the past 15 years. The qualities that characterize her work are strong color and compositions that explore the relationships of shapes to make pleasing visual patterns. This results in an abstraction of the subject. Her work investigates beauty, shape and color. In doing so, she hopes to discover the interplay between the ordinary and extraordinary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches watercolor workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon.

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice.

          Gates says, “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”

Gates studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She studied watercolor with Carol Carter, Satoko Motouji, and Judy Morris. She is currently a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cmgates.com

You can find more information or register for this workshop at: https://hoffmanarts.org/register/

  • Hoffman Center
Apr
10
Wed
Painting the Portrait and Landscape/Seascape in Watercolor @ TEAA Center
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Picture

Stan Miller
Painting the Portrait and Landscape/Seascape in Watercolor
August 10,11,12
9 am-4 pm
$350 non-members $325 members (Registration Deadline: July 26, 2019)
A special opportunity to study under master Watercolor artist Stan Miller.  In 2018 , Stan won First Place for Portraiture in the Global Association of Watercolorists, International Competition and the Juror of Awards (3 judges) at the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York City.More about he and his work can be found at stanmiller.net​

Students are given an option each day of doing either a portrait, seascape, or landscape. Using pre-made notes, Stan demonstrate subjects, and they choose one of them.  Students also have the option of using their own images. Each student gets individual attention to cover technique, color, choosing paintable subjects, design, portrait backgrounds and more. Material’s List.
Apr
11
Thu
Painting the Portrait and Landscape/Seascape in Watercolor @ TEAA Center
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Picture

Stan Miller
Painting the Portrait and Landscape/Seascape in Watercolor
August 10,11,12
9 am-4 pm
$350 non-members $325 members (Registration Deadline: July 26, 2019)
A special opportunity to study under master Watercolor artist Stan Miller.  In 2018 , Stan won First Place for Portraiture in the Global Association of Watercolorists, International Competition and the Juror of Awards (3 judges) at the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York City.More about he and his work can be found at stanmiller.net​

Students are given an option each day of doing either a portrait, seascape, or landscape. Using pre-made notes, Stan demonstrate subjects, and they choose one of them.  Students also have the option of using their own images. Each student gets individual attention to cover technique, color, choosing paintable subjects, design, portrait backgrounds and more. Material’s List.
Apr
12
Fri
Painting the Portrait and Landscape/Seascape in Watercolor @ TEAA Center
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Picture

Stan Miller
Painting the Portrait and Landscape/Seascape in Watercolor
August 10,11,12
9 am-4 pm
$350 non-members $325 members (Registration Deadline: July 26, 2019)
A special opportunity to study under master Watercolor artist Stan Miller.  In 2018 , Stan won First Place for Portraiture in the Global Association of Watercolorists, International Competition and the Juror of Awards (3 judges) at the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York City.More about he and his work can be found at stanmiller.net​

Students are given an option each day of doing either a portrait, seascape, or landscape. Using pre-made notes, Stan demonstrate subjects, and they choose one of them.  Students also have the option of using their own images. Each student gets individual attention to cover technique, color, choosing paintable subjects, design, portrait backgrounds and more. Material’s List.
Apr
16
Tue
Creativity and Composition (All Mediums) @ TEAA Center
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Picture

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 rutharmitage.com

Apr
17
Wed
Creativity and Composition (All Mediums) @ TEAA Center
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Picture

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 rutharmitage.com

Apr
18
Thu
Creativity and Composition (All Mediums) @ TEAA Center
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Picture

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 rutharmitage.com

Apr
19
Fri
Oil and Cold Wax @ TEAA Center
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lynne Wintermute

Lynne Wintermute
Oil and Cold Wax
August 19, 20, 21
10 am-3 pm. 

$250 non-members $200 members  Registration Deadline: (August 5, 2019)
Lynne is a Pacific City, Oregon professional artist brings wicked good eclectic skills to this ancient process and a dynamic personality to her teaching.  Her oil and cold wax paintings are astonishingly unique and we are lucky to have her share her secrets.

Oil and Cold Wax is an ancient technique using Multiple layers of cold wax blended with Gamblin oils and Galkyd give a unique, luminescence and depth to each painting. Using scraping brings forth layers of color from underneath the wax glaze and add texture and form and multi-media techniques add more depth and texture. Includes some supplies. Material’s List. More about Lynne, lynnewintermute.com

Apr
20
Sat
Oil and Cold Wax @ TEAA Center
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lynne Wintermute

Lynne Wintermute
Oil and Cold Wax
August 19, 20, 21
10 am-3 pm. 

$250 non-members $200 members  Registration Deadline: (August 5, 2019)
Lynne is a Pacific City, Oregon professional artist brings wicked good eclectic skills to this ancient process and a dynamic personality to her teaching.  Her oil and cold wax paintings are astonishingly unique and we are lucky to have her share her secrets.

Oil and Cold Wax is an ancient technique using Multiple layers of cold wax blended with Gamblin oils and Galkyd give a unique, luminescence and depth to each painting. Using scraping brings forth layers of color from underneath the wax glaze and add texture and form and multi-media techniques add more depth and texture. Includes some supplies. Material’s List. More about Lynne, lynnewintermute.com

New Watermedia QoR & GOLDEN FREE Lecture & Demo @ The Astoria Art Loft
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Golden

New Watermedia QoR & GOLDEN FREE Lecture & Demo
Saturday April 20th 1-3 PM
Contact: Scott Leahing
leahing@rocketmail.com
to reserve your space

http://dotsndoodles.com/
503-325-5081 Astoria, OR

Discover the wide range of GOLDEN paints
that are fluid in motion: High Flow, Fluid Colors, and QoR Watercolor. Learn how to make the best archival choices from a collection of products. Beginning with traditional watercolor techniques using QoR Watercolor, we move into more contemporary ideas including using GOLDEN products in journaling. This will include an assortment of applications such as: pouring, staining, granulation, blooms, splash, and “white-out” tricks for saving that uncooperative watercolor painting. We will then work with QoR Watercolors in combination with GOLDEN Acrylics to explore the resoluability of watercolor and the permanence of acrylics. Finally, attendees will learn how to take advantage of GOLDEN and QoR Grounds to create myriad surfaces for their work: from paper-like surfaces with the QoR Grounds, to utilizing unique substrates such as wood panels, fabrics, and plastics with GOLDEN Grounds. Finally, we will cover the options of Archival Varnishing of watercolor surfaces, for preservation without using glass. Attendees will receive a selection of the products discussed to take home and explore the breadth and depth of GOLDEN’s professional product line.

Watercolors

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Modern Watercolors. The unique formulation of QoR Watercolors accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. QoR provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint.

Choose from 83 high-intensity colors, including three Iridescent colors. The addition of QoR Mediums and Grounds can increase gloss, improve flow or wetting and provide different textured surfaces, to expand the creative opportunities in watercolor painting.

Click on the swatches below to see a larger painted sample and detailed information for each color. U.S. Pat. No. 9,376,591

Hand-painted Color Chart      SDS for QoR Watercolors      QoR Colors Pigment Information    Labeling & Lightfastness Ratings

Apr
21
Sun
Oil and Cold Wax @ TEAA Center
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lynne Wintermute

Lynne Wintermute
Oil and Cold Wax
August 19, 20, 21
10 am-3 pm. 

$250 non-members $200 members  Registration Deadline: (August 5, 2019)
Lynne is a Pacific City, Oregon professional artist brings wicked good eclectic skills to this ancient process and a dynamic personality to her teaching.  Her oil and cold wax paintings are astonishingly unique and we are lucky to have her share her secrets.

Oil and Cold Wax is an ancient technique using Multiple layers of cold wax blended with Gamblin oils and Galkyd give a unique, luminescence and depth to each painting. Using scraping brings forth layers of color from underneath the wax glaze and add texture and form and multi-media techniques add more depth and texture. Includes some supplies. Material’s List. More about Lynne, lynnewintermute.com

May
4
Sat
Hoffman Center Watercolor Class @ Hoffman Center for the Arts
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

APRIL 8, 2019

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Shaping Your Watercolors: Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners May 4-5, 2019.

Tuition: $100

Materials Fee: $6.00

Come explore the world of watercolor! This class will present basic concepts dealing with creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques aimed at the beginning watercolor student. This class will give students everything they need to get started in watercolor.

This is a two-day workshop from 10am to 4pm each day with a break for lunch. On day 1 students will paint from life, and on day 2 they will paint from photographs.

Eugene artist Carolyn Gates has been working in watercolor for the past 15 years. The qualities that characterize her work are strong color and compositions that explore the relationships of shapes to make pleasing visual patterns. This results in an abstraction of the subject. Her work investigates beauty, shape and color. In doing so, she hopes to discover the interplay between the ordinary and extraordinary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches watercolor workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon.

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice.

          Gates says, “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”

Gates studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She studied watercolor with Carol Carter, Satoko Motouji, and Judy Morris. She is currently a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cmgates.com

You can find more information or register for this workshop at: https://hoffmanarts.org/register/

  • Hoffman Center
May
10
Fri
Hoffman Center Offers Rock Painting Workshop @ Hoffman Art Center
May 10 @ 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Hoffman Center Offers Rock Painting Workshop

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Rock Painting: a two-hour workshop from 6:15 to 9:15pm Friday, May 10, 2019. Tuition is $30 per participant. This workshop will be taught by Oregon City artist Angela Thomas.

Bring your family, friends or neighbors for this three-hour evening workshop. This workshop is open to adults and children 8 years and older. Kids aged 8 to 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (Accompanying adults must register as well.)

Participants will explore different types of rock painting from Mandalas to pointillism to more realistic images. Paint pens and acrylic paint techniques will be available. Simple step-by-step methods that easily transform a rock to a piece of art will be demonstrated.

Artist and teacher Angela Thomas earned a master’s degree in Art Therapy from Marylhurst University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Oregon University. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in metal health agencies as well as academic settings since 1999.

Thomas’s commitment, as an artist and teacher, is to inspire students to discover their inner artist and to facilitate self-expression. She believes in giving people the artistic tools and language they need to understand and explore art at their own pace and in their own way. Thomas says:

          “There is no right or wrong way to create art in my class.”

All materials, including rocks, are included in the $20 materials fee.

 

Date: May 10, 2019

Time: 6:15pm to 9:15pm

Tuition: $30

Materials Fee: $20

May
11
Sat
Origami Workshop @ Hoffman Center for the Arts
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers Origami Workshop

Origami

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Origami, a one-day workshop Saturday, May 11, from10am to 3pm, with an hour break for lunch. This workshop will be taught by Oregon City artist Angela Thomas.

This workshop is open to adults and children 8 years and older. Bring your family, friends or neighbors for this four-hour workshop. Kids aged 8 to 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (Accompanying adults must register as well.)

Origami, the art of paper folding invented by the Japanese in the 8th century, is today practiced by people of all ages around the globe. Join artist and instructor Angela Thomas to explore and experiment with the art of folding paper. Thomas will guide and demonstrate folding techniques that will encourage participants to learn and master models. More challenging models will also be demonstrated.

Artist Angela Thomas earned a master’s degree in Art Therapy from Marylhurst University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Oregon University. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in metal health agencies as well as academic settings since 1999.

Thomas’s commitment, as an artist and a teacher, is to inspire students to discover their inner artist and to facilitate self-expression. She believes in giving people the artistic tools and language they need to understand and explore art at their own pace and in their own way. Thomas says:

“There is no right or wrong way to create art in my class.”

Origami paper and instructions for making models will be provided to students and are included in the materials fee.

Date: May 11, 2019

Time: 10am to 3pm

Tuition: $30

Materials Fee: $10 (paid to instructor)

Origami

Aug
10
Sat
Painting the Portrait and Landscape/Seascape in Watercolor @ TEAA Center
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Stan Miller
Painting the Portrait and Landscape/Seascape in Watercolor
August 10,11,12
9 am-4 pm
$350 non-members $325 members (Registration Deadline: July 26, 2019)
A special opportunity to study under master Watercolor artist Stan Miller.  In 2018 , Stan won First Place for Portraiture in the Global Association of Watercolorists, International Competition and the Juror of Awards (3 judges) at the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York City.More about he and his work can be found at stanmiller.net​

Students are given an option each day of doing either a portrait, seascape, or landscape. Using pre-made notes, Stan demonstrate subjects, and they choose one of them.  Students also have the option of using their own images. Each student gets individual attention to cover technique, color, choosing paintable subjects, design, portrait backgrounds and more. Material’s List.
Aug
16
Fri
Creativity and Composition (All Mediums) @ TEAA Center
Aug 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

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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 rutharmitage.com

Aug
19
Mon
Oil and Cold Wax @ TEAA Center
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lynne Wintermute

Lynne Wintermute
Oil and Cold Wax
August 19, 20, 21
10 am-3 pm. 

$250 non-members $200 members  Registration Deadline: (August 5, 2019)
Lynne is a Pacific City, Oregon professional artist brings wicked good eclectic skills to this ancient process and a dynamic personality to her teaching.  Her oil and cold wax paintings are astonishingly unique and we are lucky to have her share her secrets.

Oil and Cold Wax is an ancient technique using Multiple layers of cold wax blended with Gamblin oils and Galkyd give a unique, luminescence and depth to each painting. Using scraping brings forth layers of color from underneath the wax glaze and add texture and form and multi-media techniques add more depth and texture. Includes some supplies. Material’s List. More about Lynne, lynnewintermute.com

Aug
22
Thu
Paint like Monet (All Mediums) @ TEAA Center
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Paint like MonetClaude Monet

Lynne Wintermute
Paint like Monet (All Mediums)
August 22, 23, 24
10 am-3 pm 

$250 non-members $200 members (Registration Deadline: August 5, 2019)
Join us this popular and lively workshop on impressionism. Monet’s techniques on impressionism are revealed and students will experience learning in the old master method of reproducing the effects.  Students will complete three paintings of their own. All  media including pastels, acrylic, watercolor or oil will enjoy this course. Includes some supplies. Materials List.  More about Lynne, lynnewintermute.com
Oct
9
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft