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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Mar
13
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Apr
4
Thu
Hoffman Center Watercolor Class @ Hoffman Center for the Arts
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

APRIL 8, 2019

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Shaping Your Watercolors: Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners May 4-5, 2019.

Tuition: $100

Materials Fee: $6.00

Come explore the world of watercolor! This class will present basic concepts dealing with creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques aimed at the beginning watercolor student. This class will give students everything they need to get started in watercolor.

This is a two-day workshop from 10am to 4pm each day with a break for lunch. On day 1 students will paint from life, and on day 2 they will paint from photographs.

Eugene artist Carolyn Gates has been working in watercolor for the past 15 years. 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 extraordinary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches watercolor workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon.

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice.

          Gates says, “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.cmgates.com

You can find more information or register for this workshop at: https://hoffmanarts.org/register/

  • Hoffman Center
Apr
5
Fri
Hoffman Center Watercolor Class @ Hoffman Center for the Arts
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

APRIL 8, 2019

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Shaping Your Watercolors: Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners May 4-5, 2019.

Tuition: $100

Materials Fee: $6.00

Come explore the world of watercolor! This class will present basic concepts dealing with creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques aimed at the beginning watercolor student. This class will give students everything they need to get started in watercolor.

This is a two-day workshop from 10am to 4pm each day with a break for lunch. On day 1 students will paint from life, and on day 2 they will paint from photographs.

Eugene artist Carolyn Gates has been working in watercolor for the past 15 years. 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 extraordinary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches watercolor workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon.

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice.

          Gates says, “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.cmgates.com

You can find more information or register for this workshop at: https://hoffmanarts.org/register/

  • Hoffman Center
May
4
Sat
Hoffman Center Watercolor Class @ Hoffman Center for the Arts
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

APRIL 8, 2019

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Class

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Shaping Your Watercolors: Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners May 4-5, 2019.

Tuition: $100

Materials Fee: $6.00

Come explore the world of watercolor! This class will present basic concepts dealing with creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques aimed at the beginning watercolor student. This class will give students everything they need to get started in watercolor.

This is a two-day workshop from 10am to 4pm each day with a break for lunch. On day 1 students will paint from life, and on day 2 they will paint from photographs.

Eugene artist Carolyn Gates has been working in watercolor for the past 15 years. 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 extraordinary.

Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches watercolor workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon.

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice.

          Gates says, “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.cmgates.com

You can find more information or register for this workshop at: https://hoffmanarts.org/register/

  • Hoffman Center
May
13
Mon
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS

Hoffman Center

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Watercolor in the Garden: Painting Plein Air led by Oregon artist Carolyn Gates. This two-day workshop is July 13-14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Tuition is $100.

If you love gardens and watercolor painting, this is the class for you! You will spend two days in the lovely Hoffman Center garden learning about composition, interpreting what you see, and the unique experience of painting outside. Some watercolor experience is preferred, as there will be no emphasis on explaining materials or beginning techniques.

Carolyn has been working in watercolor for the past fifteen 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.

She currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches watercolor workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon.

Hoffman Center

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students 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.”

Carolyn Studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She has 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.cmgates.com

A materials list and more information may be found on the Hoffman Center’s website: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/plein-air-watercolor/

May
14
Tue
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS

Hoffman Center

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Watercolor in the Garden: Painting Plein Air led by Oregon artist Carolyn Gates. This two-day workshop is July 13-14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Tuition is $100.

If you love gardens and watercolor painting, this is the class for you! You will spend two days in the lovely Hoffman Center garden learning about composition, interpreting what you see, and the unique experience of painting outside. Some watercolor experience is preferred, as there will be no emphasis on explaining materials or beginning techniques.

Carolyn has been working in watercolor for the past fifteen 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.

She currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches watercolor workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon.

Hoffman Center

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students 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.”

Carolyn Studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She has 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.cmgates.com

A materials list and more information may be found on the Hoffman Center’s website: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/plein-air-watercolor/

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/

Jul
13
Sat
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center Offers PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR CLASS

Hoffman Center

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Watercolor in the Garden: Painting Plein Air led by Oregon artist Carolyn Gates. This two-day workshop is July 13-14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Tuition is $100.

If you love gardens and watercolor painting, this is the class for you! You will spend two days in the lovely Hoffman Center garden learning about composition, interpreting what you see, and the unique experience of painting outside. Some watercolor experience is preferred, as there will be no emphasis on explaining materials or beginning techniques.

Carolyn has been working in watercolor for the past fifteen 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.

She currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches watercolor workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon.

Hoffman Center

She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her students 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.”

Carolyn Studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She has 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.cmgates.com

A materials list and more information may be found on the Hoffman Center’s website: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/plein-air-watercolor/

Oct
9
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

May
6
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Dec
2
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Jun
30
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Jan
26
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Aug
24
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Mar
22
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Oct
18
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

May
15
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Dec
11
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Jul
9
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Feb
4
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Sep
2
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Mar
31
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft

Oct
27
Wed
ACRYLIC CLASS @ the Astoria Art Loft
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

ACRYLIC CLASS

with Jeannette Davis

Wednesdays  –  11AM – 2PM

Class fee:  $30

106  3rd St., Astoria OR  97103 – – 503-325-4442

astoriaartloft@gmail.com or www.astoriaartloft