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

Visual Arts Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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


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