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.

 

 

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/

Oct
5
Sat
ART EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN – – Instruction by Christine Kende

October 5th, 2019  – –  10:30 AM – 12:30 AM  – –  This is a Saturday morning class for children grades 3 and up.  In each session students will have 2 projects to work on.  Students will make fused glass – picture painting, these make wonderful gifts.  Students will have the option of making ornaments, using recycled glass, fused glass collage, junk sculpture and much more.

Class begins on Saturday,  October 5th  at 10:30 AM.

Cost per session:  $20  – this includes all supplies.