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.

 

 

Jan
20
Sat
Mixed Media Composition and Collage @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

Mixed Media Composition and Collage
with Artist Heather MH Brien

CBAA2

Date: Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 1387 S Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
(Cannon Beach History Museum)
Cost: CBAA Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50
Contact the Gallery at 503-436-0744

Meagan Sokol, MA, LPC, ATR
Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts Education Director

Art Workshop Questions: meagan@cannonbeacharts.org
Summer Art Camp: artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org
Register: (303) 351-2401

Jan
24
Wed
Watercolor Seascapes with Artist Linda Gebhart @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

Watercolor Seascapes
with Artist Linda Gebhart

CBAA

Date: Wednesday, January 24th, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: 1064 S Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
(Cannon Beach Gallery)
Cost: CBAA Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35
Contact the Gallery at 503-436-0744

Jan
27
Sat
Bring Your Favorite Still Life Plants to Life @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring Your Favorite Still Life Plants to Life
with Artist Brianna Ortega

 Brianna Ortega

Date: Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Location: 1387 S Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
(Cannon Beach History Museum)


Cost: CBAA Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35
Contact the Gallery at 503-436-0744

Meagan Sokol, MA, LPC, ATR
Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts Education Director

Art Workshop Questions: meagan@cannonbeacharts.org
Summer Art Camp:
artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org
Register: (303) 351-2401

Feb
3
Sat
Mixed Media – HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
NEWS RELEASE
Mixed media CLASS

Hoffman Center Offers Mixed media Painting Class

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a one-day “Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage” workshop Saturday, February 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mixed media

Led by Astoria artist Patti Breidenbach, a former junior high and high school art teacher, the class is designed for students age 18 and up. Beginning to professional artists are welcome.

Tuition for the workshop will be $80, plus a $20 materials fee. The class will be limited to 10 students.

“Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage” will focus on creating art using paint, collage, stenciling and fabric. Participants will be able to apply these methods and techniques to future works of art. Students will leave with a finished 8×8 piece of art.

“The goals are to introduce another way to interpret personal thoughts and personal environment while lifting the perceived limitations of materials,” said Breidenbach.

“Ergo the freedom of feeling there is no wrong way,” she added.

Although all materials are provided, students are encouraged to bring any materials that they want to use such as their own acrylic paints, brushes, stencils, or fabric.

Breidenbach, who has a BFA in Jewelry Design, is also a certified high school teacher. She is the former Executive Director of the Granville Arts Council in Oxford, North Carolina. She enjoys teaching oils, watercolor, ceramics, drawing, paper making and book binding, and basket weaving.

To register or find additional information, follow this link to the Hoffman Center: http://hoffmanblog.org/http:/hoffmanblog.org/mixed-medium-acrylic-painting-collage

Questions about the “Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage” can be addressed to Breidenbach at pattiannb123@yahoo.com.  A sampling of her art can be found at http://www.astoriavisualarts.org/patti-breidenbach.html

Painting in Pastels @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

Painting in Pastels with Artist Drenda Duff

Drenda Duff

Date: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: 1387 S Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110

(Cannon Beach History Museum)

Cost: CBAA Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50

Contact the Gallery at 503-436-074


1387 S Spruce St
Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Meagan Sokol, MA, LPC, ATR
Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts Education Director

Art Workshop Questions: meagan@cannonbeacharts.org
Summer Art Camp:
artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org
Register: (303) 351-2401
USA

 

Feb
7
Wed
Intro to Weaving Chain-Mail Jewelry @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

Intro to Weaving Chain-Mail Jewelry with Mark Sokol

Mark Sokol

 

Mark Sokol

with Artist Mark Sokol

Date: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: 1064 S Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110

(Cannon Beach Gallery)

Cost: CBAA Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35

Contact the Gallery at 503-436-0744

1387 S Spruce St
Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Meagan Sokol, MA, LPC, ATR
Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts Education Director

Art Workshop Questions: meagan@cannonbeacharts.org
Summer Art Camp:
artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org
Register: (303) 351-2401
USA

 

Feb
10
Sat
Hoffman Center Offers Botanical Drawing @ Hoffman Art Center
Feb 10 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am

Hoffman Center for the Arts – Botanical Drawing

News Release

January 10, 2018

Botanical

Hoffman Center Offers Botanical Drawing

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

Acrylic Basics: Painted Lovebirds @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

Acrylic Basics: Painted Lovebirds artist Blue Bond

with Artist Blue Bond

 Blue Bond

Date: Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 1387 S Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
(Cannon Beach History Museum)
Cost:  CBAA Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35
Contact the Gallery at 503-436-0744


Art Workshop Questions:
meagan@cannonbeacharts.org
Summer Art Camp:
artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org
Register: (303) 351-2401
USA

Meagan Sokol, MA, LPC, ATR
Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts Education Director


 

Feb
17
Sat
Intro to Mixed Media Journaling Pages @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

Intro to Mixed Media Journaling Pages

Patti Breidenbach
with Artist Patti Breidenbach

Patti Breidenbach

Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 1387 S Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (Cannon Beach History Museum)
Cost: CBAA Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50
Contact the Gallery at 503-436-0744

Relaxed, semi unstructured environment; students encouraged to explore their unique artistic vision employing a variety of mixed media.

Supplies provided.  Bring your creative juices!!

Art Workshop Questions: meagan@cannonbeacharts.org
Summer Art Camp:
artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org
Register: (303) 351-2401
USA

 

Meagan Sokol, MA, LPC, ATR
Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts Education Director

Mar
10
Sat
Painted Pears with Artist Blue Bond @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

Acrylic Basics: Painted Pears
with Artist Blue Bond

Blue Bond

Blue Bond

Date: Saturday, March 10th, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 1387 S Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
(Cannon Beach History Museum)
Cost: CBAA Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35
Contact the Gallery at 503-436-0744

Art Workshop Questions: meagan@cannonbeacharts.org
Summer Art Camp:
artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org
Register: (303) 351-2401
USA

 

Meagan Sokol, MA, LPC, ATR
Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts Education Director

Mar
17
Sat
Japanese Notan Cut Paper Design @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

Japanese Notan Cut Paper Design
with Artist Bev Cordova

 

Bev Cordova

Bev Cordova

Bev Cordova

Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 1387 S Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (Cannon Beach History Museum)
Cost: CBAA Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50
Contact the Gallery at 503-436-0744

Art Workshop Questions: meagan@cannonbeacharts.org
Summer Art Camp:
artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org
Register: (303) 351-2401
USA

 

Meagan Sokol, MA, LPC, ATR
Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts Education Director

Mar
31
Sat
Art, Grief and Reconciliation Workshop @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

See Like an Artist: Art, Grief and
Reconciliation Workshop
with Artist Beth I. Robinson

 

Beth I. Robinson

Beth I. Robinson

Beth I. Robinson

Date: Saturday, March 31st, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Includes time for a 1 hr lunch break

Location:
1387 S Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (Cannon Beach History Museum)
Cost: CBAA Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35
Contact the Gallery at 503-436-0744

Art Workshop Questions: meagan@cannonbeacharts.org
Summer Art Camp:
artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org
Register: (303) 351-2401
USA

 

Meagan Sokol, MA, LPC, ATR
Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts Education Director

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/

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
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
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

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/

  • Hoffman Center
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

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/

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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

May
13
Mon
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS

Hoffman Center

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Watercolor in the Garden: Painting Plein Air led by Oregon artist Carolyn Gates. This two-day workshop is July 13-14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Tuition is $100.

If you love gardens and watercolor painting, this is the class for you! You will spend two days in the lovely Hoffman Center garden learning about composition, interpreting what you see, and the unique experience of painting outside. Some watercolor experience is preferred, as there will be no emphasis on explaining materials or beginning techniques.

Carolyn has been working in watercolor for the past fifteen years, and 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 the extraordinary.

She 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.

Hoffman Center

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. “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.”

Carolyn Studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She has 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

A materials list and more information may be found on the Hoffman Center’s website: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/plein-air-watercolor/

May
14
Tue
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS

Hoffman Center

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Watercolor in the Garden: Painting Plein Air led by Oregon artist Carolyn Gates. This two-day workshop is July 13-14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Tuition is $100.

If you love gardens and watercolor painting, this is the class for you! You will spend two days in the lovely Hoffman Center garden learning about composition, interpreting what you see, and the unique experience of painting outside. Some watercolor experience is preferred, as there will be no emphasis on explaining materials or beginning techniques.

Carolyn has been working in watercolor for the past fifteen years, and 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 the extraordinary.

She 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.

Hoffman Center

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. “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.”

Carolyn Studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She has 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

A materials list and more information may be found on the Hoffman Center’s website: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/plein-air-watercolor/

Jun
1
Sat
Mixed Media Beaded Painting @ HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Art Workshop

Mixed Media Beaded Painting
with Beth Yazhari
June 1, 2019 | 10:30am to 3:30pm

Tuition $100 | Materials Fee: $35
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita

Beaded Painting

Mixed Media Beaded Butterfly Workshop: Painting with Reflection

Beaded Painting

This is a one-day workshop led by Portland artist, Beth Yazhari, the workshop will focus on creating one-of-a-kind painted backgrounds and on embellishing butterflies with hand-sewn beads. A simple technique employing acrylic paint and saran wrap will be used to create richly textured backdrops on canvases, which will be built up using layers of complementary colors and allowed to dry. Fabric butterflies will be collaged onto the canvases. Beads will be sewn on by hand with the canvases functioning as embroidery hoops.

Participants will be provided with a variety of beads, butterflies cut from different patterned fabrics, and a variety of vintage textiles to create their collages. While all materials are provided, Yazhari encourages participants to bring their own family heirloom textiles or jewelry to incorporate into their pieces. Yazhari says:

“It is a great opportunity to incorporate personally meaningful
artifacts into an original piece of art!”

Yazhari, who holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and BA in English Literature from Northwestern University turns to a range of influences, from the abstract work of Mark Tobey and Miriam Schapiro to vintage beadwork and traditional textile techniques for inspiration. The themes of her work revolve around elevating the status of women, honoring and purposefully bringing together design motifs of diverse cultures, and creating harmony and beauty out of bits and pieces.

She is often drawn to the motif of butterflies, which not only lend themselves to ornamental and balanced compositions, but symbolize change, hope and the soul in many spiritual traditions. Examples of her intricate beaded paintings, many of which incorporate antique hand-embroidered fabrics from around the globe.

Jun
22
Sat
Painting Watercolor Florals: Inspired by the Japanese Art of Ikebana
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 22 and 23. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, this class will use beautiful, live Ikebana arrangements as subject matter.

Ikebana

Learn more about composition and creating form and find inspiration to paint from flowers arranged in the traditional Japanese method of Ikebana.

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

This is a two-day workshop that includes 5 hour sessions each day for a total of ten hours of class time, plus a lunch break. This workshop is designed for adults 18 and older. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.

Carolyn Gates has been working in watercolor for the past 16 years, and 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 the extraordinary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches 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.”

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.cgates.com.

The two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23, 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.

https://hoffmanarts.org/events/ikebana_c_gates/

Jun
23
Sun
Painting Watercolor Florals: Inspired by the Japanese Art of Ikebana
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 22 and 23. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, this class will use beautiful, live Ikebana arrangements as subject matter.

Ikebana

Learn more about composition and creating form and find inspiration to paint from flowers arranged in the traditional Japanese method of Ikebana.

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

This is a two-day workshop that includes 5 hour sessions each day for a total of ten hours of class time, plus a lunch break. This workshop is designed for adults 18 and older. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.

Carolyn Gates has been working in watercolor for the past 16 years, and 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 the extraordinary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches 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.”

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.cgates.com.

The two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23, 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.

https://hoffmanarts.org/events/ikebana_c_gates/

Jul
3
Wed
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
5
Fri
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
6
Sat
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
7
Sun
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink