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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Mar
13
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

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

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day workshop, “Painting Watercolor Florals: Inspired by the Japanese Art of Ikebana. The workshop is Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, this class will use beautiful, live Ikebana arrangements as subject matter.

Ikebana

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

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

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

Carolyn Gates has been working in watercolor for the past 16 years, and the qualities that characterize her work are strong color and compositions that explore the relationships of shapes to make pleasing visual patterns. This results in an abstraction of the subject. Her work investigates beauty, shape and color. In doing so, she hopes to discover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon. She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her student’s do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice. “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”

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

The two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with a break for lunch. Tuition is $100.

Students must also bring materials from the materials list that can be found on the Hoffman Center’s Blog post for this class.

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

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

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day workshop, “Painting Watercolor Florals: Inspired by the Japanese Art of Ikebana. The workshop is Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, this class will use beautiful, live Ikebana arrangements as subject matter.

Ikebana

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

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

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

Carolyn Gates has been working in watercolor for the past 16 years, and the qualities that characterize her work are strong color and compositions that explore the relationships of shapes to make pleasing visual patterns. This results in an abstraction of the subject. Her work investigates beauty, shape and color. In doing so, she hopes to discover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon. She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her student’s do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice. “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”

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

The two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with a break for lunch. Tuition is $100.

Students must also bring materials from the materials list that can be found on the Hoffman Center’s Blog post for this class.

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

Aug
16
Fri
WILDLIFE IN ACRYLICS with DAVID KITLER @ The Astoria Art Loft
Aug 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

WILDLIFE IN ACRYLICS

with DAVID KITLER

Kitler
This is a three day workshop with artist David Kitler August 16th, 17th, and 18th, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. The starting time on Friday will be 9:30.  Saturday and Sunday starting time will be decided by the class on Friday.
Kitler
 
Whether you have always wanted to try acrylics but did not know where to start, or
whether you have already been using this versatile medium and want to further develop your technique, this is the hands-on workshop for you! While working on a wildlife subject of your choice, David will review fundamental skills in drawing, design and painting, and also introduce techniques that are specific to painting in acrylics. You will learn how to recognize the basic shapes that make it easier to draw any subject; how to mix any color by using a few basic ones; how to achieve smooth gradations; and how to create optical texture by using David’s signature method of applying transparent washes over opaque layers.
Kitler
To see samples of David’s work visit him at:
www.davidkitler.com
COST for the class:   $390
             Non-Refundable $90 TO HOLD YOUR SPOT
503-325-4442

106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103
Map/Directions

Aug
17
Sat
WILDLIFE IN ACRYLICS with DAVID KITLER @ The Astoria Art Loft
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

WILDLIFE IN ACRYLICS

with DAVID KITLER

Kitler
This is a three day workshop with artist David Kitler August 16th, 17th, and 18th, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. The starting time on Friday will be 9:30.  Saturday and Sunday starting time will be decided by the class on Friday.
Kitler
 
Whether you have always wanted to try acrylics but did not know where to start, or
whether you have already been using this versatile medium and want to further develop your technique, this is the hands-on workshop for you! While working on a wildlife subject of your choice, David will review fundamental skills in drawing, design and painting, and also introduce techniques that are specific to painting in acrylics. You will learn how to recognize the basic shapes that make it easier to draw any subject; how to mix any color by using a few basic ones; how to achieve smooth gradations; and how to create optical texture by using David’s signature method of applying transparent washes over opaque layers.
Kitler
To see samples of David’s work visit him at:
www.davidkitler.com
COST for the class:   $390
             Non-Refundable $90 TO HOLD YOUR SPOT
503-325-4442

106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103
Map/Directions

Aug
18
Sun
WILDLIFE IN ACRYLICS with DAVID KITLER @ The Astoria Art Loft
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

WILDLIFE IN ACRYLICS

with DAVID KITLER

Kitler
This is a three day workshop with artist David Kitler August 16th, 17th, and 18th, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. The starting time on Friday will be 9:30.  Saturday and Sunday starting time will be decided by the class on Friday.
Kitler
 
Whether you have always wanted to try acrylics but did not know where to start, or
whether you have already been using this versatile medium and want to further develop your technique, this is the hands-on workshop for you! While working on a wildlife subject of your choice, David will review fundamental skills in drawing, design and painting, and also introduce techniques that are specific to painting in acrylics. You will learn how to recognize the basic shapes that make it easier to draw any subject; how to mix any color by using a few basic ones; how to achieve smooth gradations; and how to create optical texture by using David’s signature method of applying transparent washes over opaque layers.
Kitler
To see samples of David’s work visit him at:
www.davidkitler.com
COST for the class:   $390
             Non-Refundable $90 TO HOLD YOUR SPOT
503-325-4442

106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103
Map/Directions

Oct
9
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

May
6
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Dec
2
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Jun
30
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Jan
26
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Aug
24
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Mar
22
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Oct
18
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

May
15
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Dec
11
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Jul
9
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Feb
4
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Sep
2
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Mar
31
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Oct
27
Wed
BASIC DRAWING @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BASIC DRAWING

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays – 3PM – 5PM

Class fee:  $20

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft