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.

 

 

Feb
20
Sat
LEARNING Oil Painting @ The Astoria Art Loft
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Robert Paulmenn for 4 instructional oil painting classes in the LEARNING TO PAINT IN OIL series.

Robert Paulmenn, the painter
Robert Paulmenn, a professional artist, brings a rich background in many aspects of art including sculpture, stage design, drawing, painting, and teaching art. Coming from New Jersey, he and his wife reside in Astoria where he maintains a studio, teaches part-time for Clatsop Community College and participates actively in community activities.
This is a class in oil painting that will cover basic drawing skills necessary for developing form and value in your paintings, understanding hue and chroma, the importance of color charts and use of the limited palette. We will use a direct or ala prima method of painting while we work.

 

Necessary Materials

Paints
Ivory black
Flake white substitute Gamblin)
Ultramarine blue
Alizarin crimson
Yellow ochre
Cadmium yellow (light)
Gamblin gel medium

Additional
Gamsol
Pot for the thinner
Palette
Palette knife (spade shape)
Roll of heavy duty paper towels
Canvass or panel (no larger than 16 x 20)
Drawing pad and graphite or charcoal

Brushes
#6, #10 flat bristle
#4, #6, #8 long filbert bristle

P1015422 P1015745 P1015765

About Robert Paulmenn
I was born in 1950. I graduated from the duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ in 1971, where my principle focus was sculpture. After working at Great Adventure / Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson, NJ as a sculptor and mold maker, I began painting scenery for a regional musical theater company. It was working on the large scale of backdrops, flats and set pieces that sparked a new interest in painting.
  In 1980, I moved to NYC and attended the Art Students League of NY and the National Academy of Art, where I had the opportunity to study with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr. More recently, in the summer of 2010, I took a workshop with Burt Silverman that not only helped me turn a more critical eye on my work, but also to remember many of the shared principles of my earlier teachers.
  My life has led me in a number of directions, which on the surface seem to have been great distractions from the path I started out to take. But these side trips and experiences have made me who I am today with the two constants along the way being drawing and painting.
My work can be seen at RiverSea Gallery, 1160 Commercial Street, Astoria, Oregon.
 
Feb
23
Tue
Natural Science Illustration @ Columbia River Museum
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Natural Science Illustration at Barbey Center, Columbia River Maritime Museum
February 2, 9, 16, 23, Time: 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Fee: $ 40 members, $ 65 non-members

Dorota
Skull

Eagle Scull by Dorota Haber-lehigh
Explore art techniques in drawing natural objects related to rivers and
oceans. Investigate how to render form, use line, value, shape, texture, and
perspective. Combine scientific inquiry with artistic rendition. Practice
drawing from observation: seashells, crab shells, sea urchin shells,
driftwood, animal bones and skulls, preserved birds and other objects. Warm
your art making skills at the Barbey Maritime Center during this winter
workshop. All skill levels welcome. Please bring a seashell or two to the first
class. Most materials provided.
Instructor: Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Questions? Email: dorota@iinet.com
Register by calling Columbia River Museum at: 503-­‐325-­‐2323

Feb
27
Sat
LEARNING Oil Painting @ The Astoria Art Loft
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Robert Paulmenn for 4 instructional oil painting classes in the LEARNING TO PAINT IN OIL series.

Robert Paulmenn, the painter
Robert Paulmenn, a professional artist, brings a rich background in many aspects of art including sculpture, stage design, drawing, painting, and teaching art. Coming from New Jersey, he and his wife reside in Astoria where he maintains a studio, teaches part-time for Clatsop Community College and participates actively in community activities.
This is a class in oil painting that will cover basic drawing skills necessary for developing form and value in your paintings, understanding hue and chroma, the importance of color charts and use of the limited palette. We will use a direct or ala prima method of painting while we work.

 

Necessary Materials

Paints
Ivory black
Flake white substitute Gamblin)
Ultramarine blue
Alizarin crimson
Yellow ochre
Cadmium yellow (light)
Gamblin gel medium

Additional
Gamsol
Pot for the thinner
Palette
Palette knife (spade shape)
Roll of heavy duty paper towels
Canvass or panel (no larger than 16 x 20)
Drawing pad and graphite or charcoal

Brushes
#6, #10 flat bristle
#4, #6, #8 long filbert bristle

P1015422 P1015745 P1015765

About Robert Paulmenn
I was born in 1950. I graduated from the duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ in 1971, where my principle focus was sculpture. After working at Great Adventure / Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson, NJ as a sculptor and mold maker, I began painting scenery for a regional musical theater company. It was working on the large scale of backdrops, flats and set pieces that sparked a new interest in painting.
  In 1980, I moved to NYC and attended the Art Students League of NY and the National Academy of Art, where I had the opportunity to study with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr. More recently, in the summer of 2010, I took a workshop with Burt Silverman that not only helped me turn a more critical eye on my work, but also to remember many of the shared principles of my earlier teachers.
  My life has led me in a number of directions, which on the surface seem to have been great distractions from the path I started out to take. But these side trips and experiences have made me who I am today with the two constants along the way being drawing and painting.
My work can be seen at RiverSea Gallery, 1160 Commercial Street, Astoria, Oregon.
 
Apr
9
Sat
Brusho watercolor workshop @ The Astoria Art Loft
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sign Up Now:

BRUSHO Workshop

Ward Jene Stroud – watercolor artist

Saturday, April 9th 1:00 pm

Brusho Brusho

Join Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies & The Astoria Art Loft

in welcoming watercolor artist Wade Stroud and Cindy Black

for a day of BRUSHO watercolor painting.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm …. Dots ‘N Doodles –  demonstration & question and answers

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm …….. Art Loft –  Watercolor painting with BRUSHO – $20.00/person

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm …….. The Astoria Art Loft –  demonstration & question and answers

sign up by calling 503-325-5081 for the $20.00 2/hour workshop

Ward Jene Stroud
A modern renaissance man…
Brusho
Some of Ward’s earliest memories are of sitting with his mother, a Yaqui Indian Native, making music and drawing. She would make a small scribble on a piece of paper and
challenge him to “make something” from it.  She inspired, through her encouragement of vision and imagination, Ward’s joy and love of art.

BrushoArtist Statement
“In every moment of our lives, everything we do and who we are is a culmination of what we have experienced. I have assembled some of life’s greatest lessons working as a professional artist, musician, photographer, and dancer. My life’s body of work, lessons, and experiences is the well that I draw from in order to create. It is my “butterfly-chasing, dreamer” journey.
Please join me!” / Ward Jene Stroud 

What Is BRUSHO?
BrushoBrusho Crystal Colors are amazingly versatile watercolor ink crystals that can be used in a myriad of different ways. Incredibly vivid, vibrant, and brilliant, they open up a world of possibilities for painters, mixed media artists, and crafters of every level, from student to professional.

Totally intermixable, Brusho Crystal Colors can be used on paper, canvas, or even wood. Sprinkle them directly on a wet substrate and watch intriguing organic patterns appear almost like magic. Or sprinkle Brusho Colors on a wet brush, painting knife, or texture tool to create a variety of gorgeous effects. You can dissolve them in water and apply them with a spray bottle, or add them to wax paste or gel mediums for body. The instructional leaflet shows you all the basics and is sure fuel your drive to experiment.

Manufactured in Sheffield, England, for more than 35 years, Brusho Crystal Colors are completely non-toxic and non-hazardous.

 Brusho

 

 

 

 

Apr
16
Sat
Sheila Brown – Drawing Class @ The Astoria Art Loft
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sheila Brown – Drawing Class Picture1

Astoria Art Loft

Sheila Brown

Class DATES & HOURS:

   April 16, 23, 30 & May 7th

   1:00pm  – –  4:00pm

COST for 4 Sessions:

         $80.00

 http://www.astoriaartloft.com/workshops-classes.php

 Sheila Brown lives and works in the inspiring town of Astoria, Oregon, on the north coast.  Known locally for her black and white linoleum block prints she also ventures into other mediums like pen and ink and watercolor.

Art has always been “the thing” for Sheila.  It makes her happy, satisfied, fulfilled.   After receiving much adoration for painting Christmas scenes on her father’s office window and posters for the local rodeo parade, she moved on to enjoy all manner of art adventures.  Sheila loves the challenge of learning to work with a new ‘toy’.  Over the this has included: clay, acrylic, linoleum block prints, colored pencil, pen and ink, graphite, watercolor, not to mention basket, painted bowls, and barn-door murals.

This award-winning artist has been juried into the Benefit Show and Sale at the Portland Art Museum 2 years running, 2009 and 2010.  Sheila has taught classes in linoleum block printing and drawing and donates artwork to several local nonprofit organizations each year.  As a member of 3 local art groups, Sheila shows her work at a variety of venues.  Look for her work at the “Palette Puddlers Show and Sale” in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Recently busy exploring this lovely corner of the world, Sheila again experiment with watercolors, and her present project creating an all ages coloring book.

SUPPLY LIST

#2 and other assorted graphite pencils

1 White Plastic Eraser

A Kneaded Eraser is also helpful

Drawing tablet 8” X 10” or larger

Apr
23
Sat
Sheila Brown – Drawing Class @ The Astoria Art Loft
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sheila Brown – Drawing Class Picture1

Astoria Art Loft

Sheila Brown

Class DATES & HOURS:

   April 16, 23, 30 & May 7th

   1:00pm  – –  4:00pm

COST for 4 Sessions:

         $80.00

 http://www.astoriaartloft.com/workshops-classes.php

 Sheila Brown lives and works in the inspiring town of Astoria, Oregon, on the north coast.  Known locally for her black and white linoleum block prints she also ventures into other mediums like pen and ink and watercolor.

Art has always been “the thing” for Sheila.  It makes her happy, satisfied, fulfilled.   After receiving much adoration for painting Christmas scenes on her father’s office window and posters for the local rodeo parade, she moved on to enjoy all manner of art adventures.  Sheila loves the challenge of learning to work with a new ‘toy’.  Over the this has included: clay, acrylic, linoleum block prints, colored pencil, pen and ink, graphite, watercolor, not to mention basket, painted bowls, and barn-door murals.

This award-winning artist has been juried into the Benefit Show and Sale at the Portland Art Museum 2 years running, 2009 and 2010.  Sheila has taught classes in linoleum block printing and drawing and donates artwork to several local nonprofit organizations each year.  As a member of 3 local art groups, Sheila shows her work at a variety of venues.  Look for her work at the “Palette Puddlers Show and Sale” in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Recently busy exploring this lovely corner of the world, Sheila again experiment with watercolors, and her present project creating an all ages coloring book.

SUPPLY LIST

#2 and other assorted graphite pencils

1 White Plastic Eraser

A Kneaded Eraser is also helpful

Drawing tablet 8” X 10” or larger

Apr
30
Sat
Sheila Brown – Drawing Class @ The Astoria Art Loft
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sheila Brown – Drawing Class Picture1

Astoria Art Loft

Sheila Brown

Class DATES & HOURS:

   April 16, 23, 30 & May 7th

   1:00pm  – –  4:00pm

COST for 4 Sessions:

         $80.00

 http://www.astoriaartloft.com/workshops-classes.php

 Sheila Brown lives and works in the inspiring town of Astoria, Oregon, on the north coast.  Known locally for her black and white linoleum block prints she also ventures into other mediums like pen and ink and watercolor.

Art has always been “the thing” for Sheila.  It makes her happy, satisfied, fulfilled.   After receiving much adoration for painting Christmas scenes on her father’s office window and posters for the local rodeo parade, she moved on to enjoy all manner of art adventures.  Sheila loves the challenge of learning to work with a new ‘toy’.  Over the this has included: clay, acrylic, linoleum block prints, colored pencil, pen and ink, graphite, watercolor, not to mention basket, painted bowls, and barn-door murals.

This award-winning artist has been juried into the Benefit Show and Sale at the Portland Art Museum 2 years running, 2009 and 2010.  Sheila has taught classes in linoleum block printing and drawing and donates artwork to several local nonprofit organizations each year.  As a member of 3 local art groups, Sheila shows her work at a variety of venues.  Look for her work at the “Palette Puddlers Show and Sale” in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Recently busy exploring this lovely corner of the world, Sheila again experiment with watercolors, and her present project creating an all ages coloring book.

SUPPLY LIST

#2 and other assorted graphite pencils

1 White Plastic Eraser

A Kneaded Eraser is also helpful

Drawing tablet 8” X 10” or larger

May
7
Sat
Sheila Brown – Drawing Class @ The Astoria Art Loft
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sheila Brown – Drawing Class Picture1

Astoria Art Loft

Sheila Brown

Class DATES & HOURS:

   April 16, 23, 30 & May 7th

   1:00pm  – –  4:00pm

COST for 4 Sessions:

         $80.00

 http://www.astoriaartloft.com/workshops-classes.php

 Sheila Brown lives and works in the inspiring town of Astoria, Oregon, on the north coast.  Known locally for her black and white linoleum block prints she also ventures into other mediums like pen and ink and watercolor.

Art has always been “the thing” for Sheila.  It makes her happy, satisfied, fulfilled.   After receiving much adoration for painting Christmas scenes on her father’s office window and posters for the local rodeo parade, she moved on to enjoy all manner of art adventures.  Sheila loves the challenge of learning to work with a new ‘toy’.  Over the this has included: clay, acrylic, linoleum block prints, colored pencil, pen and ink, graphite, watercolor, not to mention basket, painted bowls, and barn-door murals.

This award-winning artist has been juried into the Benefit Show and Sale at the Portland Art Museum 2 years running, 2009 and 2010.  Sheila has taught classes in linoleum block printing and drawing and donates artwork to several local nonprofit organizations each year.  As a member of 3 local art groups, Sheila shows her work at a variety of venues.  Look for her work at the “Palette Puddlers Show and Sale” in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Recently busy exploring this lovely corner of the world, Sheila again experiment with watercolors, and her present project creating an all ages coloring book.

SUPPLY LIST

#2 and other assorted graphite pencils

1 White Plastic Eraser

A Kneaded Eraser is also helpful

Drawing tablet 8” X 10” or larger

May
9
Mon
Watercolor Workshop Carl Dalio @ The Astoria Art Loft
May 9 @ 9:00 am – May 12 @ 5:00 pm

watercolor workshop

Watercolor Dynamics – Think outside the box of your photos

Astoria, Oregon -Watercolor Workshop Carl Dalio

Learn to create powerhouse watercolors using your own photo references in a watercolor workshop with master painter Carl Dalio. Are you tired of struggling with your photos and being disappointed with your watercolor results? Painting fromWatercolor Workshop Carl Dalio life is certainly the best teacher for the Watercolor Workshop Carl Dalioeffects of light and color. But when that’s not possible, many artists turn to their photo references and get trappedWatercolor Workshop Carl Dalio into “reporting” what the photo is dictating, detail by detail. Learn how to transform static camera images into inspired, passion-filled paintings that celebrate our human selves in this watercolor workshop. AWS and NWS Signature member Carl Dalio, will show you how to create vibrant paintings that not only get into exhibitions but win awards.

In this watercolor workshop, Carl will guide you through the necessary steps to obtain valuable, quality photo references, to develop story line concepts, to edit and simplify subject matter and to evolve dynamic compositions filled with light-energized color. His watercolor workshop will also cover simple concepts to a pain-free understanding of perspective.

Each day in this four day watercolor workshop Carl will begin with a demonstration painting, followed by brief concept exercises and lots of personal painting time. There will be daily critiques and, whether individual or group, they will be positive and honest and are always intended to support and inspire.

Watercolor Workshop Carl Dalio

Watercolor Workshop Carl DalioWatercolor Workshop Carl Dalio

About Carl Dalio

International artist, Carl Dalio, is well known for his expressive use of color and his friendly, easy-going teaching style. He has conducted inspiring watercolor workshop demonstrations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe anWatercolor Workshop Carl Daliod Indonesia. His paintings, infused with vibrant light and saturated color, have appeared six times on the covers of national art magazines. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), National Watercolor Society (NWS) and Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society. He has served as a juror for numerous national exhibitions including the AWS and NWS. In joyfully sharing his experiences as a professional artist, Carl’s goal is to encourage students to find and engage their own personal and creativeWatercolor Workshop Carl Dalio spirits.watercolor workshop

See his latest Inspirational Painting Videos @ www.carldalio.com

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Dalio Painting Workshop

Watercolor Dynamics – Paint outside the box of your photos

May 9-12, 2016

Astoria, Oregon

Suggested Supply List

For this four day workshop, I will be using the following supplies for watercolor demonstrations and class exercises. I do not require that you purchase supplies that match this list; however, if you decide to use art supplies/brands you already own and use ( economical as well as personal taste ), expect some variations in painting results.

Please bring resource photographs from which to work (15 – 20 or more!… allows for better choices). Your own photographs are best. Please do not bring magazine ads or reproductions of paintings as resource photographs. Please include the following subjects: landscapes, buildings, street scenes, still life. Also include subjects of your choice if you like. In choosing subject photos, consider the variety and size of shapes to fill the format in developing an interesting composition. Consider: Is their enough substance in the photograph to create an understandable, visual communication? Is the subject too simple? Is the subject too complex?

 

Supplies for Watercolor Painting

Watercolors

            (I use mostly Winsor/Newton large tube colors )

            French Ultramarine Blue

            Cerulean Blue

            Winsor Green (Blue Shade)

            Cadmium Lemon

            Cadmium Orange

            Raw Sienna

            Burnt Sienna

            Permanent Rose

            Cobalt Violet ( ‘Holbein’ cobalt violet light or equivalent )

Watercolor Paper

            140# Cold Press Arches – a minimum of 6 full sheets

            We will be working on 1/4 ,1/2 or full sheet sizes from these. Feel free to include other papers on which to        experiment. I do not recommend watercolor pads or student grade watercolor paper because these products do     not usually consist of 100% rag material and will not deliver optimum results in most painting situations.

Brushes

            Good quality watercolor brushes that will hold adequate amount of pigment / water mixture and provide a point        when needed. These can be natural hair such as sable, a combination of sable and synthetic, or totally synthetic.            Among your collection of brushes, I suggest:

            #12 round Richeson synthetic (#9000 signature series)

            #16 round Richeson synthetic (#9000 signature series)

            #20 round Richeson synthetic (#9000 signature series) or larger!

 

Other

            Bond paper or sketch pad for drawing or painting exercise

                        ( @11” x 14 “ or larger)

            Soft vine charcoal – @ four sticks

            Soft pencils

            Kneaded eraser

            Paper tissues (Klennex, etc.) Large watercolor palette (I use a John Pike palette),

            Painting board/table easel, water container, paint rags, good humor, patience, etc. etc.

May
14
Sat
Lynne Johnson – Collage Class @ The Astoria Art Loft
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 am

Lynne Johnson – Collage Class

Astoria Art Loft

COLLAGE: Creating with Whatever

 Instructor:  Lynne Johnson
Dates:  Saturdays, May 14 and 21, 2016
Time:  10am – 1:30pm  (3 hours + ½ hour for lunch)
Lynne Johnson
Cost:  $70.00C

ome learn about the beginnings and history of collage and explore the many variations of this playful medium.  Then, design and create your own unique collages using whatever materials you choose.  There will be plenty of tie each day to play and experiment with this medium as well as time for interacting and collaborating with classmates.

MATERIALS
Glue stick  –  –  an old phone book (or plenty of scrap paper)
Scissors  – –  Exacto knife  (#11 blades)   Cutting mat or piece of cardboard
Collage ingredients of you choosing:  old magazines, catalogs, calendars, maps, stamps, greeting cards, old posters, pressed plants, & flowers, travel brochures, fabric, photo, etc.
Also, please bring your lunch.  Coffee, teas, and water will be provided.

ABOUT LYNNE JOHNSON
Lynne is a lifelong artist who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and a Teaching Master’s in art.  She has worked in many different media:  graphic design and illustration, drawing, watercolor, printmaking ceramics, stained glass, colored pencil, and collage. She has lived in Astoria for the past 27 years.  In 1991-1992, she produced the “Astoria Doorway” Calendar from a series of ink drawings of historic home and downtown buildings. Currently, she is creating a series of miniature surrealistic landscape collage in her Astoria studio.

May
21
Sat
Lynne Johnson – Collage Class @ The Astoria Art Loft
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Lynne Johnson – Collage Class

Astoria Art Loft

COLLAGE: Creating with Whatever

 Instructor:  Lynne Johnson
Dates:  Saturdays, May 14 and 21, 2016
Time:  10am – 1:30pm  (3 hours + ½ hour for lunch)
Lynne Johnson
Cost:  $70.00C

ome learn about the beginnings and history of collage and explore the many variations of this playful medium.  Then, design and create your own unique collages using whatever materials you choose.  There will be plenty of tie each day to play and experiment with this medium as well as time for interacting and collaborating with classmates.

MATERIALS
Glue stick  –  –  an old phone book (or plenty of scrap paper)
Scissors  – –  Exacto knife  (#11 blades)   Cutting mat or piece of cardboard
Collage ingredients of you choosing:  old magazines, catalogs, calendars, maps, stamps, greeting cards, old posters, pressed plants, & flowers, travel brochures, fabric, photo, etc.
Also, please bring your lunch.  Coffee, teas, and water will be provided.

ABOUT LYNNE JOHNSON
Lynne is a lifelong artist who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and a Teaching Master’s in art.  She has worked in many different media:  graphic design and illustration, drawing, watercolor, printmaking ceramics, stained glass, colored pencil, and collage. She has lived in Astoria for the past 27 years.  In 1991-1992, she produced the “Astoria Doorway” Calendar from a series of ink drawings of historic home and downtown buildings. Currently, she is creating a series of miniature surrealistic landscape collage in her Astoria studio.

Jun
4
Sat
Sketch Astoria @ Dots 'N Doodles Art Supplies
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sketch Astoria

Ron & Derek Ron sketching Ron Sketching Rons sketch Ron with his accoridan sketchbook

Join National AWS member Ron Stocke and Derek Gundy for a day of sketching around beautiful Astoria.

Ron D Stocke & Derek Gundy of Sketch Seattle travel to Astoria, Oregon for an amazing day of sketching June 4th, 2016. We’ll be hosted by Scott Leahing of Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies, a well known local art supply store that brings a lot of Art Education opportunities to Astoria locals throughout the year. Using them as our home base, we’ll have access to the waterfront, views of the bridge, and the heart of downtown.

In 2013, Northwest artists Ron Stocke & Derek Gundy decided they wanted to collaborate on a special art educational project. In 2014, they created Sketch Seattle. They wanted it not only to inspire artists to sketch regularly, but also have it be one of the most powerful tools in their studio work as well. Locations have included Gas Works Park, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, & Port Townsend, WA. In addition to adding Astoria, Oregon to their list, Ron & Derek also hope to begin in Portland, Oregon & San Francisco California in the future.

The very first Sketch Astoria will be held Saturday June 4th, 2016. Cost is $85 for each student. The event features a full day of sketching instruction around key areas of Astoria, and we’ll be based out of Dots and Doodles Art Supplies at 303 Marine Drive. Our hosts Scott and Tim will help supply all students with the supplies they will need. Details will be released soon. Watch the video above to get a sense of how fun our workshops are!

Our workshops sell out months Ron Stocke on locationin advance. We are now accepting registrations below. It is better to reserve a spot now than to be put on a waiting list later. Our cancellation policy is we always go rain or shine, if it rains we will have already scouted indoor venues where we can sketch, including Dots & Doodles. If we cancel the event, everyone receives a full refund. Any registered student may cancel outside of 30 days before a class and receive a full refund. 30 to 15 days before an event cancellation we issue 50% refund. We do not issue refunds for cancellations made 14 days or under before any class.

If you have any questions please email us at sketchseattle@gmail.com

Sketch Astoria, June 4th, 2016, $85

 

 

Jul
23
Sat
Brigitte Willse Carving workshop @ The Astoria Art Loft
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 am

Brigitte Willse Driftwood Owl Workshop

Astoria Art Loft

DRIFTWOOD  OWL  WORKSHOP


Brigitte Willse Carving workshop

  Instructor:  Brigitte Willse

Date:  Saturday, July 23

Time:  10:00 – 3:30 

           (5 hour class – ½ hour lunch)

Maximum number of students:  12 only

Cost:  $48.00 workshop fee

          $12.00 for all supplies

In this Brigitte Willse Driftwood Owl Workshop class you will be making an owl using ocean worn driftwood.  With basic carving and painting techniques provided by the instructor, you will give both style and personality to your creation.

Your owl will add a whimsical touch to any room in the house or it will make a charming addition handing outside from a tree.

Brigitte is an artist who recently made Astoria her home.  She specializes in up-cycling as she works in many mediums.  Metalsmithing, jewelry design, and collage are some of the mixed media art forms that she enjoys.

So come and join in the fun as we make our own “parliament” of owls.

Bring your own lunch or pick up a quick bite to eat at one of several nearby restaurants.

Aug
5
Fri
Drawing Workshop @ The Astoria Art Loft
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm
Drawing Workshop @ The Astoria Art Loft | Astoria | Oregon | United States

David Kitler – International wildlife artist
in Astoria, Oregon

Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies and The Astoria Art Loft are proud to present international wildlife artist, David Kitler, to Astoria where he will lead a 3 day comprehensive drawing workshop. David will provide intensive instruction to a limited number of participants

Day 1, am:
David will spend the the morning introducing and reviewing drawing materials (different types of pencils, paper and accompanying materials), after which he will then discuss concepts related to basic shapes and values.

Day 1, pm:
In the afternoon David will engage student participation – either a still life grouping of collected material from outside, going outside to draw, or working from reference brought in by students.

Day 2, am:
On the second morning David continue to explore more on textures and techniques as well as more work on previous days drawing.

Day 2, pm:
On the second afternoon David will introduce water soluble graphite to the mix as well as some journaling discussion. If the weather permits then David will have participants do some drawing outside.

Day 3, am:
On the third morning David will touch on more advanced techniques (airbrushing graphite, drawing on gessoed board, scratch board, etc, and the workshop would finish with an introduction to adding color to a pencil sketch.

David Kitler Video(below) from CCP video Productions

Suggested Supplies – Drawing / Sketching
Pencils
3H, HB and 3B

Erasers
kneadable
Staedtler (white)

Paper
loose sheets (for practice)
sketchbook
tracing pad (highly recommended)

Additional Supplies (optional)
blending stump (small or medium)
erasing shield
pencil sharpener (hand held)
sandpaper pad
scalpel (to create chisel edge on pencil)

 

Background

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, David’s appreciation of nature began in his youth, as he explored the Canadian outdoors.  Once he realized that the whole world was only a plane trip away, David embarked on longer reference gathering trips to places such as Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal, India, Brazil, Panama, and Costa Rica, as well as through most of the U.S.A. and Alaska.  In the meantime, David taught himself to draw and paint, experimenting with a variety of media and techniques.

Because of his love of wildlife, David had initially geared his education towards becoming a veterinarian, believing that art could only be treated as a hobby.  Still, while growing up, David received support and encouragement from his mother, who sometimes allowed him to stay up late on school nights so he could finish a drawing.  David still vividly remembers one of the last things his mother ever said to him: “Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you are not an artist.”  Unfortunately soon after, at the age of 17, David lost that source of support in a tragic manner, when David’s mother was killed by his father.  This terrible event impacted David’s life, and that of his four younger siblings, in immeasurable ways.  Introduced abruptly into the adult world, David had to find ways to support himself and secure his future, so he gave up his dream of attending university, and started work at a local factory.

Soon, however, David’s sketches and paintings, which he continued to work on whenever he had a free moment, began to garner attention, opening a door to a world he had not known existed.  It was then that he decided to pursue a degree in art, hoping this would further demonstrate his professional commitment and enhance his credibility.  Fending for himself, David overcame incredible odds and eventually graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art.

David’s paintings have quickly gained recognition, and are part of corporate and private collections the world over.  David is a member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists and the Artists for Conservation Foundation (formerly Worldwide Nature Artists Group), and has been invited to exhibit in some of North America’s major art shows, where he has received a number of Best of Show and Excellence awards.

In 1993 David relocated his studio to Calgary, Alberta.  Besides painting, David spends time with his wife, on research trips, and with the many students in his art classes and workshops, with whom he enjoys sharing his passions for nature and art.  Furthermore, he has had the opportunity to spend time in the field with some of the world’s top wildlife artists, including Robert Bateman and Carl Brenders.  A strong supporter of conservation projects and of his community, David continues to donate works in support of fund-raising activities by numerous organizations.

Click Here to see more about David Kitler

 

 

Aug
13
Sat
Zentangles with Sandi Kelley @ The Astoria Art Loft
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Sandi Kelley – Zentangles

Astoria Art Loft

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Sandi Kelley

ZentanglesJoin  Sandi  for a 4 session class.

When:  August 13, 20, 27, and/or Sept 3 or 17

Time:  1:00PM  – –  4:00PM

Where:  Astoria Art Loft

                106  3rd Street

                AstoriaArtLoft@gmail.com

Cost:    $TBA

I first discovered Zentangle while browsing through Pinterest in the fall of 2011. I fell in love with the images of small white tiles with black ink patterns that somehow looked more like art than doodle.  Once I went to the Zentangle website I was hooked. I enjoyed the process and knew others would too so I decided to become a certified teacher.

Zentangle has enriched my life and I believe, through the process of Zentangle I have become an artist. Almost everyone who sees my art assumes that I must have doodled a lot when I was younger. No so. I came to Zentangle with no artistic experience or talent and with doubts aplenty about the philosophy of “there are no mistakes in Zentangle”.  Once that truth became part of my creative mind set I have discovered untapped self confidence not only with my art but with my life.

Like anything else in life, you will get from Zentangle what you put in. It takes daily practice to truly come to embrace the awesome truth that “Anything is possible, one stroke at a time”.

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The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.

We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.

We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and artform.

Aug
20
Sat
Zentangles with Sandi Kelley @ The Astoria Art Loft
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Sandi Kelley – Zentangles

Astoria Art Loft

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Sandi Kelley

ZentanglesJoin  Sandi  for a 4 session class.

When:  August 13, 20, 27, and/or Sept 3 or 17

Time:  1:00PM  – –  4:00PM

Where:  Astoria Art Loft

                106  3rd Street

                AstoriaArtLoft@gmail.com

Cost:    $TBA

I first discovered Zentangle while browsing through Pinterest in the fall of 2011. I fell in love with the images of small white tiles with black ink patterns that somehow looked more like art than doodle.  Once I went to the Zentangle website I was hooked. I enjoyed the process and knew others would too so I decided to become a certified teacher.

Zentangle has enriched my life and I believe, through the process of Zentangle I have become an artist. Almost everyone who sees my art assumes that I must have doodled a lot when I was younger. No so. I came to Zentangle with no artistic experience or talent and with doubts aplenty about the philosophy of “there are no mistakes in Zentangle”.  Once that truth became part of my creative mind set I have discovered untapped self confidence not only with my art but with my life.

Like anything else in life, you will get from Zentangle what you put in. It takes daily practice to truly come to embrace the awesome truth that “Anything is possible, one stroke at a time”.

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The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.

We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.

We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and artform.

Aug
27
Sat
Zentangles with Sandi Kelley @ The Astoria Art Loft
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Sandi Kelley – Zentangles

Astoria Art Loft

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Sandi Kelley

ZentanglesJoin  Sandi  for a 4 session class.

When:  August 13, 20, 27, and/or Sept 3 or 17

Time:  1:00PM  – –  4:00PM

Where:  Astoria Art Loft

                106  3rd Street

                AstoriaArtLoft@gmail.com

Cost:    $TBA

I first discovered Zentangle while browsing through Pinterest in the fall of 2011. I fell in love with the images of small white tiles with black ink patterns that somehow looked more like art than doodle.  Once I went to the Zentangle website I was hooked. I enjoyed the process and knew others would too so I decided to become a certified teacher.

Zentangle has enriched my life and I believe, through the process of Zentangle I have become an artist. Almost everyone who sees my art assumes that I must have doodled a lot when I was younger. No so. I came to Zentangle with no artistic experience or talent and with doubts aplenty about the philosophy of “there are no mistakes in Zentangle”.  Once that truth became part of my creative mind set I have discovered untapped self confidence not only with my art but with my life.

Like anything else in life, you will get from Zentangle what you put in. It takes daily practice to truly come to embrace the awesome truth that “Anything is possible, one stroke at a time”.

ZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentangles


The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.

We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.

We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and artform.

Aug
30
Tue
Dots ‘N Doodles Mixed Media Open House @ Dots 'N Doodles Art Supplies
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mixed MEdia Open House

Come and join us at Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies on Saturday December 3rd for a fun mixed media Open House.

We will have some fun products to play with and some of our vendors will be on hand for questions and answers at Dots ‘N Doodles Mixed Media Open House.  There will be free samples and door prizes.  Call us Mixed Media Open Houseat 503-325-5081 for more information.

Watch demonstrations and find out more about products that might interest you. Add to your mixed media ideas.  It will be a fun day at Dots ‘N Doodles and we will be offering a store wide discount also.

One of the new exciting products will be Johanna Basford Coloring Canvases and markers.

Some of your favorite scenes from Johanna Basford’s inky adventures have leapt off the page onto ready-to-hang artist-quality canvases! Explore all of Johanna’s worlds from the Secret Garden to the Enchanted Forest to the depths of the Lost Ocean. Each canvas features an intricate original design printed on 8 oz. primed cotton that is stretched around an acid-free paper board and a 3/4″ deep pine frame. Pair Johanna Basford coloring canvases with sets of coloring markers, pens or paint for a truly creative experience!

Also New will be the new coloring markers

Mixed Media Open HouseCombine vibrant and easy flowing inks with dual nibs. Perfect  for coloring on canvas, paper, art board and many other surfaces. These professional quality alcohol-based ink markers compliment the Johanna Basford Coloring Canvas series which are available in 5 color sets. The markers are quick drying, non-smearing and feature both a brush and a bullet nib for easy filling and precision coloring.

Sep
3
Sat
Labor Day Weekend Sale Saturday 3rd @ Dots 'N Doodles Art Supplies
Sep 3 all-day

20% Off Everything

Labor Day Sale  –  JoinLabor Day Sale - 20% off everything us on Saturday September 3rd for a Super Saver sale. Framing, gift certificates not included.

 

 

Saturday Labor Day Weekend Sale
September 3rd
Check out our sales sheet for spectacular specials this Saturday
at Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies.
Akua
Akua printing Ink
Remaining stock
80% off
Originally formulated for intaglio printmaking, this ink can also be applied with a brayer for relief printmaking, monotype, and collagraphs; and it will print from any plastic, wood, linoleum or metal plate. They contain no driers, offering a long working time for monotype or wiping the plate.
Komtrak Sketch Notebooks
 50% off
KOMTRAK® SKETCHBOOK
Our unique loose-leaf capable KOOOLBIND™ and INSPIRAL® binding elements let you easily remove, edit, rearrange and replace pages in your sketchbook to create a custom Sketchbook/Portfolio of your artwork on high quality acid-free paper without the need for a separate art portfolio binder.

 

Canson Drawing Paper
40% off
Selected single sheets
PENTALIC
Traveler Pocket Journal
25% Off
Wherever you go, capture life as it happens with this art journal designed to fit anywhere. 160 pages of acid-free, slightly toothy, recycled 74 lb. (120 gsm) bright white sketch paper is perfect for sketching, notes and field work. Includes an elastic closure, ribbon marker, back page pocket and flexible, water-resistant Italian made cover.
Caran D’asch
Neopastels
30% off
Neopastel offers excellent coverage making it suitable for a wealth of applications and artistic combinations: from lines to flat-wash, blending to stencilling, or batik effect to sgrafitto in multiple layers. Its wide 10mm diameter, refined texture, water resistance and excellent lightfastness make it ideally suited for use on diverse materials, be they tinted or dark. Non-drying, non-oxidisable and heat resistant, Neopastel is also soluble in turpentine and can be used with ease for oil painting on canvas.
$2.70
Sale $1.89
Golden
Acrylic Paints
 

30% off
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all Golden paints & mediums
Dr Grip Pens
45% Off
Dr. Grip, America’s #1 selling line of ergonomic pens. The Dr. Grip Frost Collection still delivers incredible writing comfort, with the added benefits of lighter barrel and clip weights, a new streamlined clip design, and a completely new range of airy, pastel colors. The Frost Each pen features a clip and uniquely comfortable tonal rubber grip exactly matched to the pastel shade of the barrel.
  • Light and airy pastel barrel colors with matching grips
  • Incredible writing comfort in a new lighter weight barrel
  • Retractable and Refillable
  • Ultra smooth writing advanced ink
  • Medium point
    $9.50
    Sale $5.23
Sparmax Mini Air Compressors
DC-25
65% off
works well with COPIC markers & small airbrushes
Designed specifically with the beauty and makeup market in mind, the DC-25X is the quintessential mini air compressor for makeup artists using airbrushes. In a salon or any location, its small size is non-intrusive (and it looks great too!), and if using it on-the-go, the DC-25X comes with a battery pack which provides convenient operation, even outdoors. This palm-sized model delivers a soft, comfortable airflow, fitting for application on the skin and face. Recommended for use with the SP-35F airbrush
$199.00
Sale $69.65
Pebeo Porcelain Paint
25% off
With Porcelaine 150, you don’t have to be a professional artist or even own a kiln – your kitchen oven is all that you need. Easy to use, Porcelaine 150 lets you redecorate your household china in bright, cheerful colours. Turn cool summer china into warm winter painted pieces, to brighten up your home.
$7.60
Sale $5.70
Decorative Papers
20% off
Montana Chalk Spray
40% off
*Temporary on non-porous surfaces.

Montana Chalk Sprays feature the look and feel of a rough chalk effect. These chalk-based pigment sprays are ideal for temporary outdoor markings as well as for indoor studio artwork. This is a great medium for events, advertisements, marketing campaigns and outdoor activities. Studio artists will find new possibilities with these colorful deep-matte high-covering chalk pigments. They can be applied on various surfaces such as sidewalks, walls, cardboard and canvas. Contents are non-hazardous to plants, and therefore ideally suited for use in the garden and landscaping. .
$12.95
Sale $7.77
BRUSHO
Crystal Colors
25% off
Brusho® is a brilliantly intense paint powder that comes in little pots of magic! It’s water-based and completely non-toxic (it’s so safe that it’s used in elementary schools)…
Brusho® paintSchools often use it to make large quantities of watercolor paint and it can also be used to stain wood and fabric, but literally no one other than Joanne will show you how to use it to create stunning watercolor paintings.
There’s no other product like Brusho® in the world.  It has completely unique qualities that make it unpredictable and fun and ideal for anyone that wants to create loose, impressionistic and vibrant artwork.
Brusho® is available in lots of different colors (32 in total) but you don’t need that many…
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$5.79
Sale $4.34
Colourfix
Sanded Pastel Plein Air Painting Board
40% off
Colourfix Sanded Pastel Paper – Colourfix Plein Air Painting Boards are made by coating an archival quality white board with lightfast Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer, providing a range of colored backgrounds suitable for practically all wet or dry media. They are easy to frame and come in a convenient 12 x 16 inch size. There is ample white space on each board for attaching a mat or frame. (The working area is 12 x 16 inch; the overall board dimension is 13-3/4 x 17-3/4 inch.) This size is intended for ease of use when painting en plein air; but of course it is also ideal for indoor studio use!
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$16.99
Sale $10.19
Ceracolor
Paints
25% off
Ceracolors does not require heat, solvents or mediums. Ceracolors share properties with traditional waterborne paint that makes it instantly familiar to painters, but it also has unique characteristics and advantages of its own. Ceracolors is an alternative to artists who do not want the fumes and heat of encaustic paint. Multimedia artists love this new medium that can be used with acrylics, watercolors, gouache, tempera and encaustic paint.
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Tim Holtz®
Distress Stains
25% Off
Distress Stains are fluid water-based dyes for papers and other porous surfaces. Use for quick and easy ink coverage for backgrounds and larger areas. Mist with water to lighten color and create mottled effects. Apply layers of stain to achieve more saturated color. Available in the entire Distress color palette, including Metallic shades.The brushed nylon dabber top has a built-in spring valve. This allows for controlling the release of Distress Stains from the bottle. By pressing the dabber top down onto surface, the valve opens and fluid releases. Lift dabber away from surface to stop fluid flow. Spread Distress Stains by swiping the dabber top lightly as a brush across the surface.
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$4.99
Sale $3.74
Lumiere 3D Adhesive & Dimensional Metallic Paint
 25% Off
Lumiere 3D is a dimensional, metallic/pearlescent paint that doubles as a powerful adhesive. Use Lumiere 3D as a bead glue, shoe glue, a super-strong fabric glue or to firmly attach ‘jewels’ or other objects to practically any surface. Based on our popular Lumiere line, this dimensional paint is perfect for embellishing, painting and writing on T-shirts, greeting cards, scrapbooks, fabric, ribbon, leather, gourds, shoes, yard art, cell phones and much more! Lumiere 3D can be used directly from the bottle or with the addition of our fine line tips. It is completely washable after drying 72 hours.https://i0.wp.com/s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/19/ec/2d/19ec2d296e5cdee74adac517859d91f7.jpg?w=750&ssl=1
$3.49
Sale $2.62
Closeout Derwent Pastel Pencils
60% off
With the beauty of soft pastels and the convenience of pencils, these are true pastels, with a soft, powdery texture and a smooth, velvety finish enclosed in high quality wood casings for maximum lead protection and control. The pure, lightfast formulation allows for quick transfer of color to paper and superior blending. The 4mm core is ideal for detailed work and the end of the casing is color coded for easy color selection.
$2.89
Sale $1.16
Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor
25% Off
The iconic round and square glass bottles come in sets of twelve or fourteen, giving artists an unparalleled dynamic range of brilliant colors to work with. Dr. Ph. Martin’s dye and pigment based products let you experience a range of color otherwise unattainable through its product Hydrus Fine Art Watercolors.
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$8.90
Sale $6.68
Strathmore
Glossy & Mat
Inkjet Photo Paper
40% Off

These do-it-yourself photo papers are specifically designed to use with your digital photographs. The special paper coating will result in beautiful color reproduction on any inkjet printer. Papers are pre-cut to fit standard size mats and frames.

$11.59
Sale $6.96
Faber-Castel
Gelatos
25% Off
Gelatos®
Nothing on the market today compares with Design Memory Craft Gelatos®.  Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage.  All Gelatos® blend easily with or without water.  Try this unique medium on paper, canvas, or wood!
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Introducing
Johanna Basford
Coloring Canvases
now at Dots ‘N Doodles
Image result for johanna basford coloring canvasesYour favorite scenes from Johanna Basford’s inky adventures have leapt off the page and onto ready-to-hang artist-quality canvases! Explore all of Johanna’s worlds, from the Secret Garden, through the Enchanted Forest to the depths of the Lost Ocean. Each canvas features an intricate original design printed on 8 oz. primed cotton, stretched around an acid-free paper board and a 3/4″ deep pine frame.
Pair Johanna Basford coloring canvas with sets of #coloring markers, pens or paint for a truly creative experience!
#coloring markers combine vibrant, easy flowing inks with dual nibs for perfect coloring on canvas, paper, art board and many other surfaces. These professional quality alcohol-based ink markers complement the Johanna Basford Coloring Canvas series, and are available in 5-color sets. The markers are quick drying, non-smearing and feature both a brush and a bullet nib for easy filling and precision coloring.
ENCHANT FOR COMPASS 12X12
ENCHANT FOR UNICORN 12X12
ENCHANT FOR FEATHERS 12X12
ENCHANT FOR OWL IN TREE 12X12
ENCHANT FOR MUSHROOM LANDSCAPE 12X24
ALCOHOL MARKER FLORAL SET OF 5
ALCOHOL MARKER NATURE SET OF 5
ALCOHOL MARKER SEA SET OF 5
ALCOHOL MARKER BASIC 5/SET
ALCOHOL MARKER GRAY SET OF 5
$11.99
Sale $9.59
Introducing the Expanded
Stabilo Pastel Pencils
 

CarbOthello Pastel Pencils
STABILO
20% Off
Pastel pencils for both fine and commercial artists. Their intense pigmentation provides excellent performance on thin paper and strong color gradations in application. Light-proof, non-toxic, break-resistant, blendable and partially soluble (contours will remain visible). A fixative is recommended on finished pieces.


 $1.95
Sale $1.56

 

Coming Soon
 

Cobra Talens Water-Mixable Oils

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New from Royal Talens, the makers of popular paints like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Amsterdam: an exceptional line of water-mixable oil colors perfect for any painter! Cobra Oils are based on a modified, water-mixable oil binder, meaning that no harsh solvents, turpentine, or mineral spirits are necessary in the painting — or the clean-up — process. This makes for a much healthier painting environment, with no toxic and odorous fumes to inhale, and hence makes Cobra the ideal oil paint for use in classes, studios, outdoors, or even in your living room!
Cobra Water-Mixable Oil Colors are an artist grade paint, with a full line of 70 vibrant shades using only the highest quality pigments milled to an exceptional degree of fineness in a triple-roll mill. Half of the line is comprised of single pigments, making for clean and brilliant color mixes, and all Cobra paints have the highest degree of light fastness, ensuring your art will remain radiant for years to come! With minimal color shift or leveling as they dry, all your paint strokes will remain as bright and textured as when you first lay them down. Cobra colors can be used exactly like traditional oil paints: from glazing and alla prima techniques to layering and impasto, and a range of mediums and varnishes expand the possibilities! So don’t worry anymore about using harsh turpentine or white spirits — try Cobra Water-Mixable Oils and see what just a little water can do to your oil paintings!
Modified oil color mixes directly with water! 70 vivid colors available in 40ml tubes, popular colors in 150ml 35 colors are single-pigment shades for clean mixes Behaves just like traditional oil paint Eliminates the need for solvents, turpentine or mineral spirits Cleans up easily with just soap and water Perfect for painting indoors or out, in the studio or at home!

 

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Zentangles with Sandi Kelley @ The Astoria Art Loft
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Sandi Kelley – Zentangles

Astoria Art Loft

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Sandi Kelley

ZentanglesJoin  Sandi  for a 4 session class.

When:  August 13, 20, 27, and/or Sept 3 or 17

Time:  1:00PM  – –  4:00PM

Where:  Astoria Art Loft

                106  3rd Street

                AstoriaArtLoft@gmail.com

Cost:    $TBA

I first discovered Zentangle while browsing through Pinterest in the fall of 2011. I fell in love with the images of small white tiles with black ink patterns that somehow looked more like art than doodle.  Once I went to the Zentangle website I was hooked. I enjoyed the process and knew others would too so I decided to become a certified teacher.

Zentangle has enriched my life and I believe, through the process of Zentangle I have become an artist. Almost everyone who sees my art assumes that I must have doodled a lot when I was younger. No so. I came to Zentangle with no artistic experience or talent and with doubts aplenty about the philosophy of “there are no mistakes in Zentangle”.  Once that truth became part of my creative mind set I have discovered untapped self confidence not only with my art but with my life.

Like anything else in life, you will get from Zentangle what you put in. It takes daily practice to truly come to embrace the awesome truth that “Anything is possible, one stroke at a time”.

ZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentanglesZentangles


The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.

We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.

We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and artform.

Sep
10
Sat
MARBLING PAPERS @ The Astoria Art Loft
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

MARBLING PAPERS

MARBLING: Use a centuries old process and modern pigments to create marbled papers with Ellen Zimet on Thursday, September 8, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. , at the Astoria Art Loft.  Ellen will supply the chemicals and the paints.  Artists should bring papers to marble.

If this is your first marbling workshop, the cost is $90.  If you are returning to Ellen’s workshop, the cost is $60.

For a complete supply list and further directions, please contact the Art Lost at 503.325.4442 or e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com

Paper marbling

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Endpaper from a book published in Scotland in 1842. Encyclopædia Britannica 7th edition

Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype.

Contents

Procedure

Oil-based inks in a tank of water being prepared for marbling.

There are several methods for making marbled papers. A shallow tray is filled with water, and various kinds of ink or paint colors are carefully applied to the surface with an ink brush. Various additives or surfactant chemicals are used to help float the colors. A drop of “negative” color made of plain water with the addition of surfactant is used to drive the drop of color into a ring. The process is repeated until the surface of the water is covered with concentric rings.

The floating colors are then carefully manipulated either by blowing on them directly or through a straw, fanning the colors, or carefully using a human hair to stir the colors. In the 19th century, Tokutaro Yagi, the Kyoto master of Japanese marbling (suminagashi), developed a method that uses a split piece of bamboo to gently stir the colors, resulting in concentric spiral designs. A sheet of washi paper is then carefully laid onto the water surface to capture the floating design. The paper, which is often made of kozo (paper mulberry), must be unsized and strong enough to withstand being immersed in water without tearing.

Another method of marbling more familiar to Europeans and Americans is made on the surface of a viscous mucilage, known as size or sizing in English. This method is commonly referred to as “Turkish” marbling and is called ebru in Turkish, although ethnic Turkic peoples were not the only practitioners of the art, as Persian Tajiks and people of Indian origin also made these papers. The term “Turkish” was most likely used as a reference to the fact that many Europeans first encountered the art in Istanbul.

Historic forms of marbling used both organic and inorganic pigments mixed with water for colors, and sizes were traditionally made from gum tragacanth (Astragalus spp.), gum karaya, guar gum, fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), fleabane, linseed, and psyllium. Since the late 19th century, a boiled extract of the carrageenan-rich alga known as Irish moss (Chondrus crispus), has been employed for sizing. Today, many marblers use powdered carrageenan extracted from various seaweeds. Another plant-derived mucilage is made from sodium alginate. In recent years, a synthetic size made from hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, a common ingredient in instant wallpaper paste, is often used as a size for floating acrylic and oil paints.

In the size-based method, colors made from pigments are mixed with a surfactant such as ox gall. Sometimes, oil or turpentine may be added to a color, to achieve special effects. The colors are then spattered or dropped onto the size, one color after another, until there is a dense pattern of several colors. Straw from the broom corn was used to make a kind of whisk for sprinkling the paint, or horsehair to create a kind of drop-brush. Each successive layer of pigment spreads slightly less than the last, and the colors may require additional surfactant to float and uniformly expand. Once the colors are laid down, various tools and implements such as rakes, combs and styluses are often used in a series of movements to create more intricate designs.

Paper or cloth is often mordanted beforehand with aluminium sulfate (alum) and gently laid onto the floating colors (although methods such as Turkish ebru and Japanese suminagashi do not require mordanting). The colors are thereby transferred and adhered to the surface of the paper or material. The paper or material is then carefully lifted off the size, and hung up to dry. Some marblers gently drag the paper over a rod to draw off the excess size. If necessary, excess bleeding colors and sizing can be rinsed off, and then the paper or fabric is allowed to dry. After the print is made, any color residues remaining on the size are carefully skimmed off of the surface, in order to clear it before starting a new pattern.

Contemporary marblers employ a variety of modern materials, some in place of or in combination with the more traditional ones. A wide variety of colors are used today in place of the historic pigment colors. Plastic broom straw can be used instead of broom corn, as well as bamboo sticks, plastic pipettes, and eye droppers to drop the colors on the surface of the size. Ox gall is still commonly used as a surfactant for watercolors and gouache, but synthetic surfactants are used in conjunction with acrylic, PVA, and oil-based paints.

History in East Asia

Two pages of waka poems by Ōshikōchi Mitsune (859?–925?). 20 cm height, 32 cm wide. Silver, Gold, Color, and ink on suminagashi paper. From a copy of the Sanjurokunin Kashu or “Thirty-Six Immortal Poets” kept in the Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto. This multi-volume manuscript, which contains the oldest examples of marbled paper known today, was presented to the Emperor Shirakawa on his sixtieth birthday in 1112 C.E. (Narita, 14 and Chambers, 13–16).

An intriguing reference which some think may be a form of marbling is found in a compilation completed in 986 CE entitled 文房四谱 (Wen Fang Si Pu) or “Four Treasures of the Scholar’s Study” edited by the 10th century scholar-official 蘇易簡 Su Yijian (957–995 CE). This compilation contains information on inkstick, inkstone, ink brush, and paper in China, which are collectively called the four treasures of the study. The text mentions a kind of decorative paper called 流沙箋 liu sha jian meaning “drifting-sand” or “flowing-sand notepaper” that was made in what is now the region of Sichuan (Su 4: 7a-8a).

This paper was made by dragging a piece of paper through a fermented flour paste mixed with various colors, creating a free and irregular design. A second type was made with a paste prepared from honey locust pods, mixed with croton oil, and thinned with water. Presumably both black and colored inks were employed. Ginger, possibly in the form of an oil or extract, was used to disperse the colors, or “scatter” them, according to the interpretation given by T.H. Tsien. The colors were said to gather together when a hair-brush was beaten over the design, as dandruff particles was applied to the design by beating a hairbrush over top. The finished designs, which were thought to resemble human figures, clouds, or flying birds, were then transferred to the surface of a sheet of paper. An example of paper decorated with floating ink has never been found in China. Whether or not the above methods employed floating colors remains to be determined (Tsien 94-5).

Su Yijian was an Imperial scholar-official and served as the chief of the Hanlin Academy from about 985–993 CE. He compiled the work from a wide variety of earlier sources, and was familiar with the subject, given his profession. Yet it is important to note that it is uncertain how personally acquainted he was with the various methods for making decorative papers that he compiled. He most likely reported information given to him, without having a full understanding of the methods used. His original source may have predated him by several centuries. Until the original sources that he quotes are more precisely determined, can it be possible to ascribe a firm date for the production of the papers mentioned by Su Yijian.

An example of suminagashi paper used as an element in traditional ink wash painting. From the National Treasure Fan-shaped album of the Hokekyō Sutra (Lotus Sutra), Heian period 12th c. C.E., currently kept in the Shitennō-ji Temple in Osaka.[1]

Suminagashi (墨流し), which means “floating ink” in Japanese, is a Japanese variant; the oldest example appears in the 12th-century Sanjuurokuninshuu (三十六人集), located in Nishihonganji (西本願寺), Kyoto.[2] Author Einen Miura states that the oldest reference to suminagashi papers are in the waka poems of Shigeharu, (825–880 CE), a son of the famed Heian era poet Narihira (Muira 14). Various claims have been made regarding the origins of suminagashi. Some think that it may have originally come from China (Wolfe 6). Others have proposed that it may have derived from an early form of ink divination. Another theory is that the process may have derived from a form of popular entertainment at the time, in which a freshly painted sumi painting was immersed into water, and the ink slowly dispersed from the paper and rose to the surface, forming curious designs.

One individual has often been claimed as the inventor of suminagashi. According to legend, Jizemon Hiroba felt he was divinely inspired to make suminagashi paper after he offered spiritual devotions at the Kasuga Shrine in Nara Prefecture. It is said that he then wandered the country looking for the best water with which to make his papers. He arrived in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture where he found the water especially conducive to making suminagashi. So he settled there, and his family carried on with the tradition to this day. The Hiroba Family claims to have made this form of marbled paper since 1151 CE for 55 generations (Narita, 14).

History in Central Asia and the Islamic World

This calligraphic panel features a verse from the Qur’an (14:7), and is typical of compositions written upon marbled paper produced after the 16th century C.E. in Central Asia, Iran, India, and Turkey.[3]

In the 15th century the method of floating colors on the surface of mucilaginous sizing is thought to have emerged in Central Asia. It is believed to have appeared during the end of the Islamic Timurid Dynasty, whose final capital was in the city of Herat, located in Afghanistan today. Other sources suggest it emerged during the subsequent Shaybanid dynasty, in the cities of Samarqand or Bukhara, in what is now modern Uzbekistan. Whether or not this method was somehow related to earlier Chinese or Japanese methods mentioned above has never been concretely proven.

This Iranian method came to be known as kâghaz-e abrî (كاغذ ابرى) , although often the simplified form of abrî (ابرى), is also found in several historic texts.[4] This was translated by the late scholar Dr. Annemarie Schimmel to mean “clouded paper” in Persian. Certain Turkish writers have suggested that the word may be of Turkish origin related to the word abreh ابره meaning “colorful” or “variegated”, though this specific term has never been concretely proven to have been used in relation to the art. It may have been the case that both Persian and Turkish meanings were simultaneously understood by artisans, many of which were conversant in both languages at that time, and even enjoyed as an expression of poetic nuance. Most historical Persian and Turkish texts known that refer to this kind of paper use the word abrî alone. Today in Iran it is often called abr-o-bâd (ابرو باد), meaning “cloud and wind”.[5]

The art developed in Safavid Persia and Ottoman Turkey, as well as Mughal and the Deccan Sultanates in India. Within these regions, various methods emerged in which colors were made to float on the surface of a bath of viscous liquid mucilage or size, made from various plants. These include katheera or kitregum tragacanth (Astragalus often used as a binder by apothecaries in making tablets), shambalîleh or methifenugreek seed (an ingredient in curry mixtures), and sahlab or salep (the roots of “Orchis mascula“, which is commonly used to make a popular beverage). A method of manipulating colors evolved that employed various tools including rakes, combs, and other apparatus, utilized in a series of movements, resulted in incredibly elaborate, intricate, and mesmerizing designs. In India, the abri technique was eventually combined with ‘aks, which are various methods of resist or stencils, to create unique and very rare form of miniature painting. These are commonly associated with the Deccan region today, and especially the city of Bijapur in particular, under Adil Shahi dynasty patronage in the 17th century. The topic of marbling in India is understudied and conclusive determinations have yet to be made, especially in light of discoveries made in the last 20 years.

In Turkey, the art is widely known as ebru today, and continues to be very popular. The usage of this term appears in the late 19th century. The earliest examples of Ottoman Ebru are thought to be a copy of the Hâlnâmah حالنامه by the poet Arifi, popularly known as the Guy-i Çevgan or “Ball and Polo-stick”. The text of this manuscript was rendered in a delicate cut paper découpage calligraphy by Mehmed bin Gazanfer and completed in 1540, and features many marbled and decorative paper borders. One early master by the name of Shebek is mention posthumously in the earliest Ottoman text on the art known as the Tertib-i Risâle-i Ebrî (ترطیبِ رسالۀ ابری), which is dated based on internal evidence to after 1615. Several recipes in the text are accredited to this master. Another famous 18th-century master by the name of Hatip Mehmed Effendi (died 1773) is accredited with developing motif and perhaps early floral designs, although evidence from India appears to contradict some of these claims. Despite this, marbled motifs are commonly referred to as “Hatip” designs today in Turkey.

The current Turkish tradition of ebru dates to the mid 19th century, with a series of masters associated with a branch of the Naqshbandi Sufi order based at what is known as the Özbekler Tekkesi, located in Sultantepe, near Üsküdar.[6] The founder of this line is accredited to Sadık Effendi (died 1846). It is said that he learned the art in Bukhara and taught it to his sons Edhem and Salıh. Based upon this, many Turkish marblers have stated that the art was perpetuated by Sufis for centuries, although evidence for this claim has never been concretely established. “Hezarfen” Edhem Effendi (died 1904) is attributed with developing the art as a kind of cottage industry for the tekke, to supply Istanbul’s burgeoning printing industry with the decorative paper. It is said that the papers were tied into bundles and sold by weight. Many of these papers were of the neftli design, made with turpentine, an equivalent to what is called stormont in English.

The premier student of Edhem Effendi was Necmeddin Okyay (1885–1976). He was the first to teach the art at the Fine Arts Academy in Istanbul. He is famous for the development of floral styles of marbling, in addition to yazılı ebru a method of writing traditional calligraphy using a gum-resist method in conjunction with ebru. Okyay’s premier student was Mustafa Düzgünman (1920–1990), the teacher of many contemporary marblers in Turkey today. He is known for codifying the traditional repertoire of patterns, to which he only added a floral daisy design, in the manner of his teacher.[7]

History in Europe

Illustration of the marbling tray and tools taken from the book School of Arts (1750) as reproduced in The Art of Bookbinding by Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1890).

In the 17th century European travelers to the Middle East collected examples of these papers and bound them into alba amicorum, which literally means “books of friendship” in Latin, and is a forerunner of the modern autograph album. Eventually the technique for making the papers reached Europe, where they became a popular covering material not only for book covers and end-papers, but also for lining chests, drawers, and bookshelves. The marbling of the edges of books was also a European adaptation of the art.

The unique methods of marbling attracted the curiosity of early scientists during the Renaissance. While the earliest published account was written in German by Daniel Schwenter, it wasn’t published in his Delicæ Physico-Mathematicæ until 1671 (Wolfe, 16). A brief description of the art by Athanasius Kircher, published in Ars Magna Lucis et Umbræ in Rome in 1646, rapidly spread throughout Europe. (ibid) A thorough overview of the art with illustrations of marblers at work, and images of the tools of the trade was published in the Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert.[8][9][10]

Marblers at work
Marblers at work and illustrations of marbling equipment.
An edge marbler and paper finisher
An edge marbler and paper finisher with related equipment.
Images reproduced from l’Encyclopedie of Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert. Vol. IV p. 275-6 (1768).

The art became a popular handicraft in the 19th century after the English maker Charles Woolnough published his The Art of Marbling (1853). In it, he describes how he adapted a method of marbling onto book-cloth, which he exhibited at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851. (Wolfe, 79) Further developments in the art were made by Josef Halfer, a bookbinder of German origin, who lived in Budakeszi, in Hungary.[11] It was Halfer who discovered a method for preserving carrageenan, and his methods superseded earlier ones in Europe and the US.

Paper Marbling Today

Marbled paper is still made today, and the method is now applied to fabric and three-dimensional surfaces, as well as paper. Aside from continued traditional applications, artists now explore using the method as a kind of painting technique, and as an element in collage. In the last two decades, marbling has been the subject of international symposia and museum exhibitions. The first International Marblers’ Gathering was held in Santa Fe NM in 1989 sponsored by the marbling journal Ink & Gall. Active international groups can be found on social media networks such as Facebook and Yahoo! Groups, as well as sites like the International Marbling Network.

Examples

Notes

 

 

  1. “DIE VERGANGENHEIT VON BUDAKESZI”. Retrieved 23 August 2011.

Published references

  • Chambers, Ann (1991). Suminagashi: The Japanese Art of Marbling. Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-486-24651-5.
  • Grunebaum, Gabriele (2003). How to Marbleize Paper. Dover. ISBN 0-486-24651-5.
  • Miura, Einen (1991). The Art of Marbled Paper: Marbled Patterns and How to Make Them. Kodansha International. ISBN 4-7700-1548-8.
  • Narita, Kiyofusa (1954). Japanese Paper-making. Hokuseido Press.
  • Porter, Yves (1994). Painters, Paintings, and Books: An Essay on Indo-Persian Technical Literature, 12–19th Centuries. Manohar : Centre for Human Sciences. ISBN 81-85425-95-7.
  • Tsien, Tsuen-hsuin (1985). Paper and Printing.’ Science and Civilization v. 5. Chemistry and chemical technology: pt. 1. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-521-08690-6.
  • Wolfe, Richard J. (1990). Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques, and Patterns : with Special Reference to the Relationship of Marbling to Bookbinding in Europe and the Western World. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0-8122-8188-8.
  • Su, Yijian (2008). Wen Fang Si Pu. Shi dai wen yi chu ban she. ISBN 7-5387-2380-3.

Further references

Videos demonstrating various marbling techniques

Oct
5
Wed
Drawing Skills @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse

 Doing art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

Astoria Art Loft offers many opportunities to promote good health through art.  Develop your drawing skills and enhance your visual perception with Beginning Drawing on Wednesday evenings (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26), 6 – 9 p.m.  with Jeannette Davis.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

Oct
6
Thu
ZENTANGLE IN THE ART LOFT GALLERY @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse with Zentangle

    Doing Zentangle art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

Come and enjoy Sandi Kelley’s intricate zentangles as well as those of her talented students.  Combining watercolor with colored inks lets the artist make fanciful and whimsical patterns and paintings.  Sandi also enhances boxes, ceramic elephants and other animals, picture frames, and more  Learn more about this “mental yoga” which leads to greater relaxation,a more positive outlook, and for some, a relief from physical pain (it refocuses one’s attention).
 
     Sandi is the featured artist at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Street, Astoria, OR 97103.  Her opening reception is Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  See her extensive collection of large zentangle paintings from Monday – Thursday,  9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. through November 15, 2016.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

Oct
8
Sat
Oil Painting Classes with Paulmenn
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse with Oil Painting Classes

    Doing art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

Astoria Art Loft offers many opportunities to promote good health through art.  Delight your artistic muse as you paint in oils on Saturday mornings (Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29), 9 a.m. – 12:00 noon with Robert Paulmenn.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

Oct
11
Tue
GLASS MOSAIC with KAI RADEN @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse with Mosaics

    Doing art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

   Wednesday evenings, Oct. 19 and 26, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Learn the ages-old technique of mosaic making.  Adults and children 10 years of age and older will enjoy this amazing process.  
Improve your fine motor skills and reduce stress by creating small glass mosaics on Wednesday evenings (Oct,. 19 and 26), 6 – 9 p.m. with Kai Raden.
      During the first class, learn the basics of creating mosaics including cutting glass and designing a mosaic.  Create your own mosaic and set the glass.  During the second class, complete your mosaic and grout it.  Fee:  $75. All materials supplied.
     Call 503.325.4442 or e-mail  astoriaartloft@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

ZENTANGLE IN THE ART LOFT GALLERY @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse with Zentangle

    Doing Zentangle art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

Come and enjoy Sandi Kelley’s intricate zentangles as well as those of her talented students.  Combining watercolor with colored inks lets the artist make fanciful and whimsical patterns and paintings.  Sandi also enhances boxes, ceramic elephants and other animals, picture frames, and more  Learn more about this “mental yoga” which leads to greater relaxation,a more positive outlook, and for some, a relief from physical pain (it refocuses one’s attention).
 
     Sandi is the featured artist at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Street, Astoria, OR 97103.  Her opening reception is Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  See her extensive collection of large zentangle paintings from Monday – Thursday,  9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. through November 15, 2016.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

Oct
12
Wed
Drawing Skills @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse

 Doing art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

Astoria Art Loft offers many opportunities to promote good health through art.  Develop your drawing skills and enhance your visual perception with Beginning Drawing on Wednesday evenings (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26), 6 – 9 p.m.  with Jeannette Davis.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

Oct
13
Thu
ZENTANGLE IN THE ART LOFT GALLERY @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse with Zentangle

    Doing Zentangle art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

Come and enjoy Sandi Kelley’s intricate zentangles as well as those of her talented students.  Combining watercolor with colored inks lets the artist make fanciful and whimsical patterns and paintings.  Sandi also enhances boxes, ceramic elephants and other animals, picture frames, and more  Learn more about this “mental yoga” which leads to greater relaxation,a more positive outlook, and for some, a relief from physical pain (it refocuses one’s attention).
 
     Sandi is the featured artist at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Street, Astoria, OR 97103.  Her opening reception is Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  See her extensive collection of large zentangle paintings from Monday – Thursday,  9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. through November 15, 2016.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

Oct
19
Wed
Drawing Skills @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse

 Doing art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

Astoria Art Loft offers many opportunities to promote good health through art.  Develop your drawing skills and enhance your visual perception with Beginning Drawing on Wednesday evenings (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26), 6 – 9 p.m.  with Jeannette Davis.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

GLASS MOSAIC with KAI RADEN @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse with Mosaics

    Doing art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

   Wednesday evenings, Oct. 19 and 26, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Learn the ages-old technique of mosaic making.  Adults and children 10 years of age and older will enjoy this amazing process.  
Improve your fine motor skills and reduce stress by creating small glass mosaics on Wednesday evenings (Oct,. 19 and 26), 6 – 9 p.m. with Kai Raden.
      During the first class, learn the basics of creating mosaics including cutting glass and designing a mosaic.  Create your own mosaic and set the glass.  During the second class, complete your mosaic and grout it.  Fee:  $75. All materials supplied.
     Call 503.325.4442 or e-mail  astoriaartloft@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

Oct
20
Thu
ZENTANGLE IN THE ART LOFT GALLERY @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse with Zentangle

    Doing Zentangle art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

Come and enjoy Sandi Kelley’s intricate zentangles as well as those of her talented students.  Combining watercolor with colored inks lets the artist make fanciful and whimsical patterns and paintings.  Sandi also enhances boxes, ceramic elephants and other animals, picture frames, and more  Learn more about this “mental yoga” which leads to greater relaxation,a more positive outlook, and for some, a relief from physical pain (it refocuses one’s attention).
 
     Sandi is the featured artist at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Street, Astoria, OR 97103.  Her opening reception is Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  See her extensive collection of large zentangle paintings from Monday – Thursday,  9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. through November 15, 2016.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

Oct
22
Sat
PHOTO IMAGE TRANSFER & COLLAGE @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse with Photo Transfer

    Doing art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

Astoria Art Loft offers many opportunities to promote good health through art.  Relax as you enjoy Photo Image Transfer an Collage on Saturday (Oct, 22), 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with Corrie Dietz.

Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Enjoy a day with Corrie, a very talented artist, and learn how to transform your photos into collages. Bring black and white laser prints of your photos.  Learn how to use acrylic pigments to layer, glaze, and texture your laser prints and make image skins.  Tips and techniques for experienced artists as well as beginners.  
     Bring 2 wood panels (8″ x 10″ and/or 11″ x 14″), an old hand towel, and your black and white laser prints of your photographs.  Fee:  $80.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

Oct
26
Wed
Drawing Skills @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse

 Doing art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

Astoria Art Loft offers many opportunities to promote good health through art.  Develop your drawing skills and enhance your visual perception with Beginning Drawing on Wednesday evenings (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26), 6 – 9 p.m.  with Jeannette Davis.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

GLASS MOSAIC with KAI RADEN @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exercise Your Inner Muse with Mosaics

    Doing art and creating beauty benefits the mind, the body, and the soul.  It may lead to reducing stress, anxiety, an pain, according to recent research.

   Wednesday evenings, Oct. 19 and 26, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Learn the ages-old technique of mosaic making.  Adults and children 10 years of age and older will enjoy this amazing process.  
Improve your fine motor skills and reduce stress by creating small glass mosaics on Wednesday evenings (Oct,. 19 and 26), 6 – 9 p.m. with Kai Raden.
      During the first class, learn the basics of creating mosaics including cutting glass and designing a mosaic.  Create your own mosaic and set the glass.  During the second class, complete your mosaic and grout it.  Fee:  $75. All materials supplied.
     Call 503.325.4442 or e-mail  astoriaartloft@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Contact the Astoria Art Loft for information on supplies and to register.  503.325.4442 and e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.

Dec
3
Sat
Mixed Media Open House @ Dots 'N Doodles Art Supplies
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday December 3rd. – Open House

Join Us at Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies for a fun day with vendors.  You will have an opportunity to ask questions, try out samples and play with different art products.  We will be offering a store wide discount during the Open House so come and join us and bring a friend.Open House

Free Event

Prizes and

Give-away samples

Dec
7
Wed
Create glass mosaics with Kai Raden @ The Astoria Art Loft
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
crKai Radeneate glass mosaics with Kai Raden.  The first class is devoted to cutting the glass, developing and creating the mosaic.  The second class allows for more work time and for grouting the artwork.  Fee for the mosaic class is $75.  Register by calling the Art Loft at 503.325.4442 or e-mail at astoriaartloft@gmail.com.
Dec
8
Thu
The Art Stall Art Classes @ Pier 11 Building
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Art Stall has 6 spots for Artists of all levels to come paint in Acrylic, Watercolor or Draw a Still Life set up each month.  There will be instruction as is needed.
FIND US
77 – 11th St. Suite E
Astoria, Oregon
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This Studio and Gallery is Located in the Pier 11 Building. It is a New Local Studio and Gallery Owned by Deborah Gordon who lives in Astoria. Deborah has been a sculptor and painter for a long time and welcomes people into The Art Stall to see what she is up to and to see other artists work as well.

Art Stall
The theme of the Set-up will change every month.  This month is a Christmas theme.  The December sessions are on Thursdays the 8th, 15th, 22nd and the 29th.  The time is 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  The Artist’s Commitment is for all four weeks.  The first week will focus on Composition and Layout.  The second week – Adding Medium.  The third week – Details and Shading.  The fourth week – Pulling it all together.  The fee is $45.00 for ALL FOUR sessions per person.  The Artists must be able to use the Artists Bench Provided.  ALL Supplies Provided. 
Please come by The Art Stall, in the Pier 11 Building on the Water, to Reserve your place.  January dates are Thursdays the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.  Space is limited, so, first come, first registered.  Refreshments at 6:45 Intermission. 
Dec
10
Sat
Create a Ukelele embellished with glass mosaics @ The Astoria Art Loft
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Glass mosaics

Create a ukelele embellished with glass mosaics on 2 Saturdays: December 10 and December 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kai will supply everything including the ukulele. Different mosaic skills will be learned in this class. Fee is $15

 

The vibrant paintings of Susan Bish @ The Astoria Art Loft
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Susan Bish

On December 10, the Second Saturday Art Walk features the vibrant paintings of Susan Bish. Come visit with Susan, view her artwork, and enjoy refreshments from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec
14
Wed
Create glass mosaics with Kai Raden @ The Astoria Art Loft
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
crKai Radeneate glass mosaics with Kai Raden.  The first class is devoted to cutting the glass, developing and creating the mosaic.  The second class allows for more work time and for grouting the artwork.  Fee for the mosaic class is $75.  Register by calling the Art Loft at 503.325.4442 or e-mail at astoriaartloft@gmail.com.
Dec
15
Thu
The Art Stall Art Classes @ Pier 11 Building
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Art Stall has 6 spots for Artists of all levels to come paint in Acrylic, Watercolor or Draw a Still Life set up each month.  There will be instruction as is needed.
FIND US
77 – 11th St. Suite E
Astoria, Oregon
@theartstall

This Studio and Gallery is Located in the Pier 11 Building. It is a New Local Studio and Gallery Owned by Deborah Gordon who lives in Astoria. Deborah has been a sculptor and painter for a long time and welcomes people into The Art Stall to see what she is up to and to see other artists work as well.

Art Stall
The theme of the Set-up will change every month.  This month is a Christmas theme.  The December sessions are on Thursdays the 8th, 15th, 22nd and the 29th.  The time is 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  The Artist’s Commitment is for all four weeks.  The first week will focus on Composition and Layout.  The second week – Adding Medium.  The third week – Details and Shading.  The fourth week – Pulling it all together.  The fee is $45.00 for ALL FOUR sessions per person.  The Artists must be able to use the Artists Bench Provided.  ALL Supplies Provided. 
Please come by The Art Stall, in the Pier 11 Building on the Water, to Reserve your place.  January dates are Thursdays the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.  Space is limited, so, first come, first registered.  Refreshments at 6:45 Intermission. 
Dec
17
Sat
Create a Ukelele embellished with glass mosaics @ The Astoria Art Loft
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Glass mosaics

Create a ukelele embellished with glass mosaics on 2 Saturdays: December 10 and December 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kai will supply everything including the ukulele. Different mosaic skills will be learned in this class. Fee is $15

 

Dec
22
Thu
The Art Stall Art Classes @ Pier 11 Building
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Art Stall has 6 spots for Artists of all levels to come paint in Acrylic, Watercolor or Draw a Still Life set up each month.  There will be instruction as is needed.
FIND US
77 – 11th St. Suite E
Astoria, Oregon
@theartstall

This Studio and Gallery is Located in the Pier 11 Building. It is a New Local Studio and Gallery Owned by Deborah Gordon who lives in Astoria. Deborah has been a sculptor and painter for a long time and welcomes people into The Art Stall to see what she is up to and to see other artists work as well.

Art Stall
The theme of the Set-up will change every month.  This month is a Christmas theme.  The December sessions are on Thursdays the 8th, 15th, 22nd and the 29th.  The time is 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  The Artist’s Commitment is for all four weeks.  The first week will focus on Composition and Layout.  The second week – Adding Medium.  The third week – Details and Shading.  The fourth week – Pulling it all together.  The fee is $45.00 for ALL FOUR sessions per person.  The Artists must be able to use the Artists Bench Provided.  ALL Supplies Provided. 
Please come by The Art Stall, in the Pier 11 Building on the Water, to Reserve your place.  January dates are Thursdays the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.  Space is limited, so, first come, first registered.  Refreshments at 6:45 Intermission. 
Dec
29
Thu
The Art Stall Art Classes @ Pier 11 Building
Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Art Stall has 6 spots for Artists of all levels to come paint in Acrylic, Watercolor or Draw a Still Life set up each month.  There will be instruction as is needed.
FIND US
77 – 11th St. Suite E
Astoria, Oregon
@theartstall

This Studio and Gallery is Located in the Pier 11 Building. It is a New Local Studio and Gallery Owned by Deborah Gordon who lives in Astoria. Deborah has been a sculptor and painter for a long time and welcomes people into The Art Stall to see what she is up to and to see other artists work as well.

Art Stall
The theme of the Set-up will change every month.  This month is a Christmas theme.  The December sessions are on Thursdays the 8th, 15th, 22nd and the 29th.  The time is 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  The Artist’s Commitment is for all four weeks.  The first week will focus on Composition and Layout.  The second week – Adding Medium.  The third week – Details and Shading.  The fourth week – Pulling it all together.  The fee is $45.00 for ALL FOUR sessions per person.  The Artists must be able to use the Artists Bench Provided.  ALL Supplies Provided. 
Please come by The Art Stall, in the Pier 11 Building on the Water, to Reserve your place.  January dates are Thursdays the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.  Space is limited, so, first come, first registered.  Refreshments at 6:45 Intermission. 
Feb
4
Sat
Oil Painting with Robert Paulmenn @ The Astoria Art Loft
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Oil Painting: The Art Loft upstairs always has a wonderful class agenda lined up. Here is their current list. Call 503-325-4442 for more info:
106 3rd Street
Astoria OR 97103
503-325-4442
astoriaartloft@gmail.com
WWW.AstoriaArtLoftLLC

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Feb
8
Wed
Mosaic classes at the Astoria Art Loft @ The Astoria Art Loft
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mosaic classes at the Astoria Art Loft

Mosaic

Mosaic classes at the Astoria Art Loft are a fun way to learn more about the ancient art form of mosaic. All skill levels are welcome in any class, and all classes are open to anyone over the age of 12 (although parents are strongly suggested for up to 16 year-olds). All supplies, tools and instruction are supplied. Participants go home with a ready-to-hang project at the end of the class.

“I’ve Got the Music in Me”, a two-part class,

Mosaic Mosaic Mosaic

Participants will create 12×12″ music-themed mosaics during this class. $75/person.

For more information or to sign up, call or text Kai Raden at 961-284-9112, or call the Astoria Art Loft.

Feb
15
Wed
Mosaic classes at the Astoria Art Loft @ The Astoria Art Loft
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mosaic classes at the Astoria Art Loft

Mosaic

Mosaic classes at the Astoria Art Loft are a fun way to learn more about the ancient art form of mosaic. All skill levels are welcome in any class, and all classes are open to anyone over the age of 12 (although parents are strongly suggested for up to 16 year-olds). All supplies, tools and instruction are supplied. Participants go home with a ready-to-hang project at the end of the class.

“I’ve Got the Music in Me”, a two-part class,

Mosaic Mosaic Mosaic

Participants will create 12×12″ music-themed mosaics during this class. $75/person.

For more information or to sign up, call or text Kai Raden at 961-284-9112, or call the Astoria Art Loft.

Feb
25
Sat
Mosaic with Kai Raden Surprise and Lunch @ The Astoria Art Loft
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Surprise, Surprise, SURPRISE with Kai

This month’s Saturday offering  with Kai Raden includes a surprise and lunch! Beginning on 2/25 at 9 am, class participants will be in for a real treat for this class: they will play a larger role than usual in selecting the elements of their project (that’s where the surprise comes in). Lunch will be provided on the 25th, and the class will finish up at 3:00. The following Saturday, class time will be 10-3, and artists will be on their own for lunch. This would be a great class to take with a friend. Cost for the class is $150/person, BUT if you sign up for two people, the second person is only $100! (WHAT A DEAL!)Kai

Mar
4
Sat
Mosaic with Kai Raden Surprise and Lunch @ The Astoria Art Loft
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Surprise, Surprise, SURPRISE with Kai

This month’s Saturday offering  with Kai Raden includes a surprise and lunch! Beginning on 2/25 at 9 am, class participants will be in for a real treat for this class: they will play a larger role than usual in selecting the elements of their project (that’s where the surprise comes in). Lunch will be provided on the 25th, and the class will finish up at 3:00. The following Saturday, class time will be 10-3, and artists will be on their own for lunch. This would be a great class to take with a friend. Cost for the class is $150/person, BUT if you sign up for two people, the second person is only $100! (WHAT A DEAL!)Kai

Apr
7
Fri
Third Annual Word & Image project @ Hoffman Center for the Arts
Apr 7 all-day

Hoffman Center for the Arts opens submissions for the Third Annual Word & Image project, with a submission deadline of April 7.

Entries will be accepted March 1 through April 7, 2017 for the third annual Word & Image project, a summer exhibit at the Hoffman Center for the Arts pairing artists and writers to create original work, each in response to the other’s. 

Word & Image for Hoffman

  • Submission Guidelines

    Submission Guidelines

    Word & Image Submission Guidelines

    Submission Deadline Extended:  April 7, 2017

    Full Submission Rules:

    All work must be submitted electronically via the ‘submit’ button on the Word & Image page between March 1 and midnight on April 7, 2017.

    Writing guidelines

    Writers must submit three pieces for consideration. Maximum length for poetry is 30 lines, and the maximum length for prose is 250 words. (Yes, we know — this is not very many words!)  Our goal is to be able to pair the writing and art on the printed broadsides in a way that is readable and aesthetically pleasing. Excerpts from longer works are welcome. Previously published work is acceptable.

    Submissions must be a Word document, in 12 pt font and with one inch margins.

    Please submit all three entries in ONE FILE with page breaks separating the pieces.

    Please use the title of the first piece as the file name. Do not include your name and contact information in the document or file name. Judges read submissions blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work, not the person. The editorial team takes no responsibility for correcting spelling or grammar, so please proof your work before submission. Too many errors may disqualify the piece.

    In order to provide opportunities for new contributors, those who participated in both the 2015 and 2016 projects are not eligible to submit to this year’s project.

     

    Art guidelines

    Artists must submit digital representations of three separate pieces for consideration. These may be in any medium (including 3-dimensional) and may have been previously published or sold. Each must be submitted separately. Judges view submissions blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work, rather than the person.

    To ensure high quality reproduction, photographs (and photographs of art) should be in jpg or jpeg format, with at least 300 dpi in resolution; line drawings should be scanned at 300 dpi resolution.  Higher resolution is even better.

    In order to provide opportunities for new contributors, those who participated in both the 2015 and 2016 projects are not eligible to submit to this year’s project.
    Judges will be looking for a wide variety of subject matter, not limited to beach themes.

     

    Submission Process

    All work must be submitted electronically via the ‘submit’ button on the Word & Image page of the hoffmanblog.org, March 1-April 7. The system will prompt for submission category and title, allow uploads, and ask for a bio no longer than 50 words, which must include the author/artist’s connection to the north Oregon coast area.

    You will receive the following responses to your submissions: an automatic acknowledgement that your submission was received and another acknowledgement that your files are in good order or one describing corrections needed.

    A final notification of your submission’s status will be sent by May 1.

Hoffman

The submission deadline has been extended to April 7, 2017

Entries will be accepted March 1 through April 7, 2017 for the third annual Word & Image project, a summer exhibit at the Hoffman Center for the Arts pairing artists and writers to create original work, each in response to the other’s.  

Here’s how it works:  12 selected artists and writers will be randomly paired at a Hoffman Center gathering on June 2.  Each will be given printed copies of the other’s submitted work.  Then each writer and each artist will create new work in response to one of the three pieces submitted by their partner.  A writer might create a new poem in response to a watercolor, for example.  A photographer might make a new image in response to a prose piece.

The artwork will be exhibited at a Hoffman Center event on August 26, where the writers will also read their new work.  The paired work will be printed on broadsides which will hang in the HCA gallery as well as published in a book.  Both will be available for sale.

The Hoffman Center’s Word & Image project is open to artists and writers who live on the north Oregon coast or have a strong connection to the area. In order to provide opportunities for new contributors, those who participated in both the 2015 and 2016 projects are not eligible to submit to this year’s project.

Here’s one of our favorites:  Debra Simmons submitted her poem “Good Intentions” and Karen Gale painted “Sunday Dinner” in response.

Hoffman

Key Dates:

March 1 – April 7: Initial submissions due from writers and artists

May 1: Participants announced

June 2: Selected artists and writers paired at a kick-off gathering

July 15: New (response) work for the Word & Image exhibit due from each artist and writer

August 26:  Opening reception and reading at the Hoffman Center for the Arts

Participants will be selected by a judging team of past participants.