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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Apr
20
Sat
New Watermedia QoR & GOLDEN FREE Lecture & Demo @ The Astoria Art Loft
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Golden

New Watermedia QoR & GOLDEN FREE Lecture & Demo
Saturday April 20th 1-3 PM
Contact: Scott Leahing
leahing@rocketmail.com
to reserve your space

http://dotsndoodles.com/
503-325-5081 Astoria, OR

Discover the wide range of GOLDEN paints
that are fluid in motion: High Flow, Fluid Colors, and QoR Watercolor. Learn how to make the best archival choices from a collection of products. Beginning with traditional watercolor techniques using QoR Watercolor, we move into more contemporary ideas including using GOLDEN products in journaling. This will include an assortment of applications such as: pouring, staining, granulation, blooms, splash, and “white-out” tricks for saving that uncooperative watercolor painting. We will then work with QoR Watercolors in combination with GOLDEN Acrylics to explore the resoluability of watercolor and the permanence of acrylics. Finally, attendees will learn how to take advantage of GOLDEN and QoR Grounds to create myriad surfaces for their work: from paper-like surfaces with the QoR Grounds, to utilizing unique substrates such as wood panels, fabrics, and plastics with GOLDEN Grounds. Finally, we will cover the options of Archival Varnishing of watercolor surfaces, for preservation without using glass. Attendees will receive a selection of the products discussed to take home and explore the breadth and depth of GOLDEN’s professional product line.

Watercolors

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Modern Watercolors. The unique formulation of QoR Watercolors accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. QoR provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint.

Choose from 83 high-intensity colors, including three Iridescent colors. The addition of QoR Mediums and Grounds can increase gloss, improve flow or wetting and provide different textured surfaces, to expand the creative opportunities in watercolor painting.

Click on the swatches below to see a larger painted sample and detailed information for each color. U.S. Pat. No. 9,376,591

Hand-painted Color Chart      SDS for QoR Watercolors      QoR Colors Pigment Information    Labeling & Lightfastness Ratings

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:
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.