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.

 

 

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

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

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

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

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

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

APRIL 8, 2019

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

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

Tuition: $100

Materials Fee: $6.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

APRIL 8, 2019

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

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

Tuition: $100

Materials Fee: $6.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

APRIL 8, 2019

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

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

Tuition: $100

Materials Fee: $6.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hoffman Center Offers PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS

Hoffman Center

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

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

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

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

Hoffman Center

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice. “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”

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

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

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

Hoffman Center Offers PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS

Hoffman Center

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

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

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

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

Hoffman Center

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice. “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”

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

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

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

Hoffman Center Offers PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS

Hoffman Center

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

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

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

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

Hoffman Center

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice. “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”

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

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

Oct
9
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Oct
10
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

May
6
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

May
7
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Dec
2
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Dec
3
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Jun
30
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Jul
1
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Jan
26
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Jan
27
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Aug
24
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Aug
25
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Mar
22
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Mar
23
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Oct
18
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Oct
19
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

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

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

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

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Dec
11
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

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

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Jul
9
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Jul
10
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

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

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Feb
5
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Sep
2
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Sep
3
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Mar
31
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Apr
1
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Oct
27
Wed
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30

Oct
28
Thu
WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Jo Pomeroy Crockett @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR CLASSES

with Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Jo leads classes on Wednesdays  –  12noon – 4PM

Thursday  –  12noon – 4PM

Class fee: $30