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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Hoffman Center Offers Rock Painting Workshop @ Hoffman Art Center
May 10 @ 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Hoffman Center Offers Rock Painting Workshop

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Rock Painting: a two-hour workshop from 6:15 to 9:15pm Friday, May 10, 2019. Tuition is $30 per participant. This workshop will be taught by Oregon City artist Angela Thomas.

Bring your family, friends or neighbors for this three-hour evening workshop. This workshop is open to adults and children 8 years and older. Kids aged 8 to 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (Accompanying adults must register as well.)

Participants will explore different types of rock painting from Mandalas to pointillism to more realistic images. Paint pens and acrylic paint techniques will be available. Simple step-by-step methods that easily transform a rock to a piece of art will be demonstrated.

Artist and teacher Angela Thomas earned a master’s degree in Art Therapy from Marylhurst University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Oregon University. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in metal health agencies as well as academic settings since 1999.

Thomas’s commitment, as an artist and teacher, is to inspire students to discover their inner artist and to facilitate self-expression. She believes in giving people the artistic tools and language they need to understand and explore art at their own pace and in their own way. Thomas says:

          “There is no right or wrong way to create art in my class.”

All materials, including rocks, are included in the $20 materials fee.


Date: May 10, 2019

Time: 6:15pm to 9:15pm

Tuition: $30

Materials Fee: $20

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.