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.



Mixed Media – HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mixed media CLASS

Hoffman Center Offers Mixed media Painting Class

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a one-day “Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage” workshop Saturday, February 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mixed media

Led by Astoria artist Patti Breidenbach, a former junior high and high school art teacher, the class is designed for students age 18 and up. Beginning to professional artists are welcome.

Tuition for the workshop will be $80, plus a $20 materials fee. The class will be limited to 10 students.

“Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage” will focus on creating art using paint, collage, stenciling and fabric. Participants will be able to apply these methods and techniques to future works of art. Students will leave with a finished 8×8 piece of art.

“The goals are to introduce another way to interpret personal thoughts and personal environment while lifting the perceived limitations of materials,” said Breidenbach.

“Ergo the freedom of feeling there is no wrong way,” she added.

Although all materials are provided, students are encouraged to bring any materials that they want to use such as their own acrylic paints, brushes, stencils, or fabric.

Breidenbach, who has a BFA in Jewelry Design, is also a certified high school teacher. She is the former Executive Director of the Granville Arts Council in Oxford, North Carolina. She enjoys teaching oils, watercolor, ceramics, drawing, paper making and book binding, and basket weaving.

To register or find additional information, follow this link to the Hoffman Center:

Questions about the “Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage” can be addressed to Breidenbach at  A sampling of her art can be found at

Intro to Mixed Media Journaling Pages @ Cannon Beach History Museum
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA)

Intro to Mixed Media Journaling Pages

Patti Breidenbach
with Artist Patti Breidenbach

Patti Breidenbach

Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 1387 S Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (Cannon Beach History Museum)
Cost: CBAA Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50
Contact the Gallery at 503-436-0744

Relaxed, semi unstructured environment; students encouraged to explore their unique artistic vision employing a variety of mixed media.

Supplies provided.  Bring your creative juices!!

Art Workshop Questions:
Summer Art Camp:
Register: (303) 351-2401


Meagan Sokol, MA, LPC, ATR
Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts Education Director