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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Jun
22
Sat
Painting Demonstrations FREE Nationally Acclaimed Artists Angela Bandurka & Ron Stocke @ Dots 'N Doodlers Art Supplies
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Painting Demonstrations

FREE

Nationally Acclaimed Artists

Angela Bandurka & Ron Stocke

Saturday June 22nd

*times below

Interactive painting demonstration

& artist book signing

Artist Information

Ron Stocke
demonstration time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Stocke Bandurka

Ron has a watercolor style that is recognizable around the world. His loose free approach creates mood and excitement in the paintings he creates. A more simple approach to how he builds his paintings come next. Connecting shapes, paying attention to values and isolating his focal point is his main focus. Viewers will enjoy watching how the painting develops. From a loose wet wash to a more controlled brushstroke, yet never loosing the energy. Viewers will leave wanting to paint!

Stocke Bandurka
Born in Chico California, Ron Stocke moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1979. Interested in drawing and painting at an early age, his career as an artist was shaped by life events that really encouraged him to explore ways to cope with everything in a positive, productive way. His first experience with painting came during school as a child when he was exposed to watercolors. Even at that young age, he found a love for that medium that would grow into a career that has lasted throughout his life.
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An award-winning watercolor artist, Ron is a regular contributor to, and has been a cover artist for Watercolor Artist Magazine as well as other publications. Teaching comprehensive workshops throughout North America and Europe, he also conducts demonstrations and lectures on various art materials and creating a safe, environmentally friendly studio.

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Ron holds Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor, and a member of the American Impressionist Society. He has been an Artist Ambassador for M.Graham Watercolors for over 15 years. In December 2018 Ron’s first book ‘En plein air” was published by Walter Foster.It guides artists through some of his techniques and shows you how to avoid bad habits early on.

 

Angela Bandurka

demonstration time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Stocke Bandurka
artist statement
Paintings are much more than simply a likeness, they are an opportunity to capture a moment. In my work, I try to capture a slice of everyday life, whether that’s a cup of hot tea in Grandma’s fine china, or a bystander appreciating the window displays downtown.
Whatever the subject matter, my first step is to achieve a good drawing. Value, light, and color are strong elements in all my work, with composition an important factor as well.
I try to paint the world as I see it, or as I would like to see it.
Stocke Bandurka

Angela has developed a unique approach to her painting style in opaque mediums. Starting with the dark values of her subject and exploding into the color and light, Angela grabs the viewers interest from the beginning and walks them through her process of how she creates one of her stunning images. With a few brush strokes Angela can capture the depth of the liquid in a teacup or the light reflecting from a store front window. Angela paints a wide range of subjects that will impress even the most prolific artist. Everyone will leave inspired!

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Angela was born in British Columbia, Canada, and comes from a multi-generational family of passionate artists. Her Grandmother was one of her most influential mentors and helped shape Angela’s future as a painter. Drawing and painting since she was a small child, Angela completed her first commissioned portrait at 15. After many years as a Graphic Artist and Art Director for companies like Costco, RealNetworks, and Garrigan Lyman, Angela started painting and instructing full-time in 2008.
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Her award-winning work has been exhibited in shows throughout North America. She is a Master Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), a member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA), as well as the American Impressionists Society. Angela is currently represented by Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA and the Lagerquist Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

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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/