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
1
Sat
Mixed Media Beaded Painting @ HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Art Workshop

Mixed Media Beaded Painting
with Beth Yazhari
June 1, 2019 | 10:30am to 3:30pm

Tuition $100 | Materials Fee: $35
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita

Beaded Painting

Mixed Media Beaded Butterfly Workshop: Painting with Reflection

Beaded Painting

This is a one-day workshop led by Portland artist, Beth Yazhari, the workshop will focus on creating one-of-a-kind painted backgrounds and on embellishing butterflies with hand-sewn beads. A simple technique employing acrylic paint and saran wrap will be used to create richly textured backdrops on canvases, which will be built up using layers of complementary colors and allowed to dry. Fabric butterflies will be collaged onto the canvases. Beads will be sewn on by hand with the canvases functioning as embroidery hoops.

Participants will be provided with a variety of beads, butterflies cut from different patterned fabrics, and a variety of vintage textiles to create their collages. While all materials are provided, Yazhari encourages participants to bring their own family heirloom textiles or jewelry to incorporate into their pieces. Yazhari says:

“It is a great opportunity to incorporate personally meaningful
artifacts into an original piece of art!”

Yazhari, who holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and BA in English Literature from Northwestern University turns to a range of influences, from the abstract work of Mark Tobey and Miriam Schapiro to vintage beadwork and traditional textile techniques for inspiration. The themes of her work revolve around elevating the status of women, honoring and purposefully bringing together design motifs of diverse cultures, and creating harmony and beauty out of bits and pieces.

She is often drawn to the motif of butterflies, which not only lend themselves to ornamental and balanced compositions, but symbolize change, hope and the soul in many spiritual traditions. Examples of her intricate beaded paintings, many of which incorporate antique hand-embroidered fabrics from around the globe.

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.