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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Jan
30
Sat
Encaustic Painting @ The Astoria Art Loft
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Encaustic Painting Presentation and Demonstration

CLASS FULL – CLOSED

Encaustic Painting Presentation and Demonstration
Geisha series

Scott Leahing will lead a two hour encaustic painting presentation and demonstration.  Scott will introduce this ancient art of using wax as a painting medium and will also demonstrate the use of encaustics in other areas.  The discussion will include materials (waxes, heat etc) used in encaustics and discuss encaustics in terms of painting, mixed media and sculpture. There will be a limited demonstration of techniques using, tissue paper, photos, transfers as well as oil bars, watercolor paints, pastels, India ink, alcohol and shellac if time permits.

There will be some limited group participation.

No supplies are required by participants.

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, dammar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.

Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax once it has cooled onto the surface. Today, tools such as heat lamps, heat guns, and other methods of applying heat allow artists to extend the amount of time they have to work with the material. Because wax is used as the pigment binder, encaustics can be sculpted as well as painted. Other materials can be encased or collaged into the surface, or layered, using the encaustic medium to stick them to the surface.

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

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
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.

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

Jul
10
Mon
Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach @ the Cannon Beach Community Church
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Registration now open for Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach]

Cannon Beach Arts Association

[Cannon Beach Arts, Oregon] The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s 15th Annual Summer Art Camp will be held over five days on July 10-14 for ages 3 through adult at the Cannon Beach Community Church on Washington Street. Morning session classes are from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  Students ages 5 through 12 who wish to remain at camp for both morning and afternoon classes have the option to stay for a supervised, brown bag lunch hour. Register soon as some classes are already full!

Open morning classes include, Mini-Doodlers with Betsy Mahoney (Preschoolers ages 3-5), Watercolor Sea Journey for ages 5-8 is taught by Ireta Sitts-Graube, Watercolor Techniques with Sue Scheewe-Brown for ages 10 to adult, Calligraphy with Rebecca Read for ages 12-adult, Kid’s Yoga with Karen Meili for ages 5-12, and Jewelry Design with local designer Lisa Kerr.

Open afternoon classes include Mixed Media for the Minis with Betsy Mahoney for ages 5-7, Barbara Temple Ayres’ Sketch Book Making ages 9 and up, Introduction to Printmaking with Sarah Lippold ages 8 and up, Gelli Plate Painting with Meagan Sokol for ages 9-12, and 3-D Weaving with Gretchen Douglas.

Class tuition ranges from $60 to $85 per class, with a discount offered for Cannon Beach Arts Association members.  An additional fee is charged for students ages 5-12 who remain over the lunch hour.  Brochures in English and Spanish with full description of classes and registration forms are available online at www.cannonbeacharts.org and at the Cannon Beach Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock.  Questions may be emailed to artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org.

Jul
11
Tue
Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach @ the Cannon Beach Community Church
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Registration now open for Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach]

Cannon Beach Arts Association

[Cannon Beach Arts, Oregon] The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s 15th Annual Summer Art Camp will be held over five days on July 10-14 for ages 3 through adult at the Cannon Beach Community Church on Washington Street. Morning session classes are from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  Students ages 5 through 12 who wish to remain at camp for both morning and afternoon classes have the option to stay for a supervised, brown bag lunch hour. Register soon as some classes are already full!

Open morning classes include, Mini-Doodlers with Betsy Mahoney (Preschoolers ages 3-5), Watercolor Sea Journey for ages 5-8 is taught by Ireta Sitts-Graube, Watercolor Techniques with Sue Scheewe-Brown for ages 10 to adult, Calligraphy with Rebecca Read for ages 12-adult, Kid’s Yoga with Karen Meili for ages 5-12, and Jewelry Design with local designer Lisa Kerr.

Open afternoon classes include Mixed Media for the Minis with Betsy Mahoney for ages 5-7, Barbara Temple Ayres’ Sketch Book Making ages 9 and up, Introduction to Printmaking with Sarah Lippold ages 8 and up, Gelli Plate Painting with Meagan Sokol for ages 9-12, and 3-D Weaving with Gretchen Douglas.

Class tuition ranges from $60 to $85 per class, with a discount offered for Cannon Beach Arts Association members.  An additional fee is charged for students ages 5-12 who remain over the lunch hour.  Brochures in English and Spanish with full description of classes and registration forms are available online at www.cannonbeacharts.org and at the Cannon Beach Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock.  Questions may be emailed to artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org.

Jul
12
Wed
Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach @ the Cannon Beach Community Church
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Registration now open for Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach]

Cannon Beach Arts Association

[Cannon Beach Arts, Oregon] The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s 15th Annual Summer Art Camp will be held over five days on July 10-14 for ages 3 through adult at the Cannon Beach Community Church on Washington Street. Morning session classes are from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  Students ages 5 through 12 who wish to remain at camp for both morning and afternoon classes have the option to stay for a supervised, brown bag lunch hour. Register soon as some classes are already full!

Open morning classes include, Mini-Doodlers with Betsy Mahoney (Preschoolers ages 3-5), Watercolor Sea Journey for ages 5-8 is taught by Ireta Sitts-Graube, Watercolor Techniques with Sue Scheewe-Brown for ages 10 to adult, Calligraphy with Rebecca Read for ages 12-adult, Kid’s Yoga with Karen Meili for ages 5-12, and Jewelry Design with local designer Lisa Kerr.

Open afternoon classes include Mixed Media for the Minis with Betsy Mahoney for ages 5-7, Barbara Temple Ayres’ Sketch Book Making ages 9 and up, Introduction to Printmaking with Sarah Lippold ages 8 and up, Gelli Plate Painting with Meagan Sokol for ages 9-12, and 3-D Weaving with Gretchen Douglas.

Class tuition ranges from $60 to $85 per class, with a discount offered for Cannon Beach Arts Association members.  An additional fee is charged for students ages 5-12 who remain over the lunch hour.  Brochures in English and Spanish with full description of classes and registration forms are available online at www.cannonbeacharts.org and at the Cannon Beach Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock.  Questions may be emailed to artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org.

Jul
13
Thu
Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach @ the Cannon Beach Community Church
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Registration now open for Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach]

Cannon Beach Arts Association

[Cannon Beach Arts, Oregon] The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s 15th Annual Summer Art Camp will be held over five days on July 10-14 for ages 3 through adult at the Cannon Beach Community Church on Washington Street. Morning session classes are from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  Students ages 5 through 12 who wish to remain at camp for both morning and afternoon classes have the option to stay for a supervised, brown bag lunch hour. Register soon as some classes are already full!

Open morning classes include, Mini-Doodlers with Betsy Mahoney (Preschoolers ages 3-5), Watercolor Sea Journey for ages 5-8 is taught by Ireta Sitts-Graube, Watercolor Techniques with Sue Scheewe-Brown for ages 10 to adult, Calligraphy with Rebecca Read for ages 12-adult, Kid’s Yoga with Karen Meili for ages 5-12, and Jewelry Design with local designer Lisa Kerr.

Open afternoon classes include Mixed Media for the Minis with Betsy Mahoney for ages 5-7, Barbara Temple Ayres’ Sketch Book Making ages 9 and up, Introduction to Printmaking with Sarah Lippold ages 8 and up, Gelli Plate Painting with Meagan Sokol for ages 9-12, and 3-D Weaving with Gretchen Douglas.

Class tuition ranges from $60 to $85 per class, with a discount offered for Cannon Beach Arts Association members.  An additional fee is charged for students ages 5-12 who remain over the lunch hour.  Brochures in English and Spanish with full description of classes and registration forms are available online at www.cannonbeacharts.org and at the Cannon Beach Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock.  Questions may be emailed to artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org.

Jul
14
Fri
Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach @ the Cannon Beach Community Church
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Registration now open for Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach]

Cannon Beach Arts Association

[Cannon Beach Arts, Oregon] The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s 15th Annual Summer Art Camp will be held over five days on July 10-14 for ages 3 through adult at the Cannon Beach Community Church on Washington Street. Morning session classes are from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  Students ages 5 through 12 who wish to remain at camp for both morning and afternoon classes have the option to stay for a supervised, brown bag lunch hour. Register soon as some classes are already full!

Open morning classes include, Mini-Doodlers with Betsy Mahoney (Preschoolers ages 3-5), Watercolor Sea Journey for ages 5-8 is taught by Ireta Sitts-Graube, Watercolor Techniques with Sue Scheewe-Brown for ages 10 to adult, Calligraphy with Rebecca Read for ages 12-adult, Kid’s Yoga with Karen Meili for ages 5-12, and Jewelry Design with local designer Lisa Kerr.

Open afternoon classes include Mixed Media for the Minis with Betsy Mahoney for ages 5-7, Barbara Temple Ayres’ Sketch Book Making ages 9 and up, Introduction to Printmaking with Sarah Lippold ages 8 and up, Gelli Plate Painting with Meagan Sokol for ages 9-12, and 3-D Weaving with Gretchen Douglas.

Class tuition ranges from $60 to $85 per class, with a discount offered for Cannon Beach Arts Association members.  An additional fee is charged for students ages 5-12 who remain over the lunch hour.  Brochures in English and Spanish with full description of classes and registration forms are available online at www.cannonbeacharts.org and at the Cannon Beach Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock.  Questions may be emailed to artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org.

Dec
8
Fri
“Rock’n Rock” Painting Party @ the Astoria Art Loft
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 Once again “Rock’n Rock” Painting Party

December 8th, 2017

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Join the fun on a Friday evening for another fun-filled “Rock’n Rock Painting Party”

Cost:  No fee

Bring your rocks – your  paints – and enjoy an evening of FUN ! ! !

Share what you have painted, share ideas and what you have been doing with your beautiful painted rock/s.

Have any great stories to tell?  It’s always fun to share stories.

Rock Painting 

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Mar
3
Sat
Drawing Portraits from Photographs @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

Drawing Portraits from Photographs
with Artist Kayla Johnson

 

Kayla Johnson

Kayla Johnson

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

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

 

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