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 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!

Stocke Bandurka

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.
Stocke Bandurka
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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Jul
13
Sat
NATIVE AMERICAN BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP @ The Astoria Art Loft
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn Traditional Native American Basketry
NATIVE AMERICAN BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP
Instructor Stephanie Craig
The Astoria Art Loft
106 – 3rd Street, Astoria Or
503-325-4442
July 13th & 14th, 2019
10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
last day to register June 29th
Workshop Fee: $295.00 By June 29th.
Stephanie (Wood) Craig is one of few basket-weavers in the Grand Ronde tradition. 
Instructor Stephanie Craig
DAY 1
We will about the history, plants, baskets, maps, etc.:  will learn to process cedar (1/2 day) and start weaving. 
 DAY 2
Students will continue weaving and finish baskets.  There will be a question and answer time for any  unfinished questions.  
Instructor Stephanie Craig
ɬaxayam!!! Greetings!!!
(in Chinook)

I am Traditional Basket Weaver Stephanie Craig (Wood). I am enrolled member of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.  I’m Santiam and Yoncalla KalapuyaUmpqua, Takelma Rogue River, Clackamas Chinook and Iroquois. I grew up listening to my mother, my Chich (Grandmother in Chinuk Wawa) and aunties telling stories of our family’s weaving and our weaving traditions. Family baskets and weaving traditions have been passed down through six generations, and are still continued today through our teachings and basket making. I feel that it is very important to preserve our history; and as a young Native American tribal member, it is part of my job to help educate and document cultural heritage and traditions. I am committed to preserving our cultural practices for future generations and to continue on the traditions of our Elders.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in cultural anthropology with an emphasis on Northwest Native American cultures, and fulfilled my college language requirement with my  Native American language, Chinuk Wawa. I also hold an interdisciplinary  Masters of Arts degree comprised of coursework in cultural anthropology, museum studies and folklore studies. I have been chosen for internships at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American Indian Archives Department, the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, as well as with traditional basket weavers.

Instructor Stephanie Craig

I’m very passionate about giving back to our community and want to sustain and help pass on our traditional culture and educate people on the history of civilization. As part of the next generation of Tradition Bearers, I want to support others who need it. As a young Indian woman, I feel it is important to share our stories and to pass on our culture to future generations; since we are the future.
Hayu Masi, (many thanks) 
Stephanie Craig, MA
  • Santiam and Yoncalla Kalapuya, Takelma Rogue River, Cow Creek         Umpqua, Clackamas 
  • Chinook
  • Traditional Basket Weaver
  • Traditional Ethnobotanist
  • Grand Ronde Tribal member
  • Grand Ronde TERO Commissioner, Secretary
  • Grand Ronde Pow Wow Committee
  • ITEK Tribal Specialist
***Just announced as Oregon’s Culture Keepe
for further class detailsd and information please follow the link below:
Jul
14
Sun
NATIVE AMERICAN BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP @ The Astoria Art Loft
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn Traditional Native American Basketry
NATIVE AMERICAN BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP
Instructor Stephanie Craig
The Astoria Art Loft
106 – 3rd Street, Astoria Or
503-325-4442
July 13th & 14th, 2019
10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
last day to register June 29th
Workshop Fee: $295.00 By June 29th.
Stephanie (Wood) Craig is one of few basket-weavers in the Grand Ronde tradition. 
Instructor Stephanie Craig
DAY 1
We will about the history, plants, baskets, maps, etc.:  will learn to process cedar (1/2 day) and start weaving. 
 DAY 2
Students will continue weaving and finish baskets.  There will be a question and answer time for any  unfinished questions.  
Instructor Stephanie Craig
ɬaxayam!!! Greetings!!!
(in Chinook)

I am Traditional Basket Weaver Stephanie Craig (Wood). I am enrolled member of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.  I’m Santiam and Yoncalla KalapuyaUmpqua, Takelma Rogue River, Clackamas Chinook and Iroquois. I grew up listening to my mother, my Chich (Grandmother in Chinuk Wawa) and aunties telling stories of our family’s weaving and our weaving traditions. Family baskets and weaving traditions have been passed down through six generations, and are still continued today through our teachings and basket making. I feel that it is very important to preserve our history; and as a young Native American tribal member, it is part of my job to help educate and document cultural heritage and traditions. I am committed to preserving our cultural practices for future generations and to continue on the traditions of our Elders.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in cultural anthropology with an emphasis on Northwest Native American cultures, and fulfilled my college language requirement with my  Native American language, Chinuk Wawa. I also hold an interdisciplinary  Masters of Arts degree comprised of coursework in cultural anthropology, museum studies and folklore studies. I have been chosen for internships at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American Indian Archives Department, the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, as well as with traditional basket weavers.

Instructor Stephanie Craig

I’m very passionate about giving back to our community and want to sustain and help pass on our traditional culture and educate people on the history of civilization. As part of the next generation of Tradition Bearers, I want to support others who need it. As a young Indian woman, I feel it is important to share our stories and to pass on our culture to future generations; since we are the future.
Hayu Masi, (many thanks) 
Stephanie Craig, MA
  • Santiam and Yoncalla Kalapuya, Takelma Rogue River, Cow Creek         Umpqua, Clackamas 
  • Chinook
  • Traditional Basket Weaver
  • Traditional Ethnobotanist
  • Grand Ronde Tribal member
  • Grand Ronde TERO Commissioner, Secretary
  • Grand Ronde Pow Wow Committee
  • ITEK Tribal Specialist
***Just announced as Oregon’s Culture Keepe
for further class detailsd and information please follow the link below:
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
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.