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.

 

 

Jul
8
Sat
Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017 @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017

HoffmanThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a two-day “Strengthen Your Paintings: The Foundation of Composition and Value” workshop the weekend of July 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Led by Eugene-based Carolyn Gates, a frequent Hoffman Center instructor, the class is designed for students age 18 and up. Beginning level is fine. Some drawing skills preferred, but not necessary.

Tuition for the workshop will be $100, with a possible materials fee. The class will be limited to 10 students.

“Strengthen Your Paintings” will focus on concepts that are foundational to the art. “Day 1 will cover the elements of good composition. These are the bones of any painting,” said Gates. “Day 2 will explore value, the lights and darks, which are the muscle behind what makes a painting really work.”

“This class will include both lecture and hands on application of the concepts,” she added. “It is geared to the beginning student who wants to delve a little deeper. Examples and demonstrations will emphasize watercolor, but other mediums can also benefit from this class.”

Gates studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, Calif., and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. She won a commission in 2004 to paint the Stations of the Cross for a permanent installation at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church outside Portland.

She has been awarded several private commissions in watercolor and colored pencil and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Interested persons can register for “Strengthen Your Paintings” at the Hoffman Center for the Arts blog (http://hoffmanblog.org/ ). Deadline for registration is Saturday, June 24.

 

 

Materials List for Hoffman Center Class

 

Paper

 

1 full sheet (22” x 30”) 140# Arches Cold Press paper

 

Sketch book

Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

 

Brushes

 

Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford.  I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

 

No 12 round

No 8 round

No 4 round

1″ flat (optional)

1/2″ flat (optional)

 

Paint

 

Bring any watercolor paints that you have, but my recommendation is either Winsor Newton (Professional Artist level), M. Graham, or Daniel Smith.  If you are buying new paints a .5 ml size tube is fine.  The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):

 

1 Yellow  (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)

1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)

1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)

1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)

1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

1 Black (Neutral Tint, Ivory Black)

 

My suggested palette for this workshop is Winsor Newton Professional Artist level:

 

French Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Aureolin (Yellow)

Cadmium Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

Neutral Tint – for doing value studies


Other Supplies

 

Palette

HB Pencil

Kneaded eraser

2 water containers (minimum)

Paper towels

Masking tape

Small spray bottle

A metal or plastic yard stick (if you already have one) (for tearing paper)

 

Photographs

 

Please bring several photographs that you would like to work from.  If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color. 2-4 different photos will give you some options.  They can be printed off of your computer if you have digital photos.

 

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but please keep it somewhat simple.  Examples would be: one main subject such as a flower, a bird, your pet, an interesting object, a still life, or a very simple landscape.

 

Jul
9
Sun
Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017 @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017

HoffmanThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a two-day “Strengthen Your Paintings: The Foundation of Composition and Value” workshop the weekend of July 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Led by Eugene-based Carolyn Gates, a frequent Hoffman Center instructor, the class is designed for students age 18 and up. Beginning level is fine. Some drawing skills preferred, but not necessary.

Tuition for the workshop will be $100, with a possible materials fee. The class will be limited to 10 students.

“Strengthen Your Paintings” will focus on concepts that are foundational to the art. “Day 1 will cover the elements of good composition. These are the bones of any painting,” said Gates. “Day 2 will explore value, the lights and darks, which are the muscle behind what makes a painting really work.”

“This class will include both lecture and hands on application of the concepts,” she added. “It is geared to the beginning student who wants to delve a little deeper. Examples and demonstrations will emphasize watercolor, but other mediums can also benefit from this class.”

Gates studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, Calif., and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. She won a commission in 2004 to paint the Stations of the Cross for a permanent installation at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church outside Portland.

She has been awarded several private commissions in watercolor and colored pencil and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Interested persons can register for “Strengthen Your Paintings” at the Hoffman Center for the Arts blog (http://hoffmanblog.org/ ). Deadline for registration is Saturday, June 24.

 

 

Materials List for Hoffman Center Class

 

Paper

 

1 full sheet (22” x 30”) 140# Arches Cold Press paper

 

Sketch book

Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

 

Brushes

 

Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford.  I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

 

No 12 round

No 8 round

No 4 round

1″ flat (optional)

1/2″ flat (optional)

 

Paint

 

Bring any watercolor paints that you have, but my recommendation is either Winsor Newton (Professional Artist level), M. Graham, or Daniel Smith.  If you are buying new paints a .5 ml size tube is fine.  The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):

 

1 Yellow  (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)

1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)

1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)

1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)

1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

1 Black (Neutral Tint, Ivory Black)

 

My suggested palette for this workshop is Winsor Newton Professional Artist level:

 

French Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Aureolin (Yellow)

Cadmium Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

Neutral Tint – for doing value studies


Other Supplies

 

Palette

HB Pencil

Kneaded eraser

2 water containers (minimum)

Paper towels

Masking tape

Small spray bottle

A metal or plastic yard stick (if you already have one) (for tearing paper)

 

Photographs

 

Please bring several photographs that you would like to work from.  If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color. 2-4 different photos will give you some options.  They can be printed off of your computer if you have digital photos.

 

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but please keep it somewhat simple.  Examples would be: one main subject such as a flower, a bird, your pet, an interesting object, a still life, or a very simple landscape.

 

Jul
10
Mon
Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach @ the Cannon Beach Community Church
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Registration now open for Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach]

Cannon Beach Arts Association

[Cannon Beach Arts, Oregon] The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s 15th Annual Summer Art Camp will be held over five days on July 10-14 for ages 3 through adult at the Cannon Beach Community Church on Washington Street. Morning session classes are from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  Students ages 5 through 12 who wish to remain at camp for both morning and afternoon classes have the option to stay for a supervised, brown bag lunch hour. Register soon as some classes are already full!

Open morning classes include, Mini-Doodlers with Betsy Mahoney (Preschoolers ages 3-5), Watercolor Sea Journey for ages 5-8 is taught by Ireta Sitts-Graube, Watercolor Techniques with Sue Scheewe-Brown for ages 10 to adult, Calligraphy with Rebecca Read for ages 12-adult, Kid’s Yoga with Karen Meili for ages 5-12, and Jewelry Design with local designer Lisa Kerr.

Open afternoon classes include Mixed Media for the Minis with Betsy Mahoney for ages 5-7, Barbara Temple Ayres’ Sketch Book Making ages 9 and up, Introduction to Printmaking with Sarah Lippold ages 8 and up, Gelli Plate Painting with Meagan Sokol for ages 9-12, and 3-D Weaving with Gretchen Douglas.

Class tuition ranges from $60 to $85 per class, with a discount offered for Cannon Beach Arts Association members.  An additional fee is charged for students ages 5-12 who remain over the lunch hour.  Brochures in English and Spanish with full description of classes and registration forms are available online at www.cannonbeacharts.org and at the Cannon Beach Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock.  Questions may be emailed to artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org.

Jul
11
Tue
Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach @ the Cannon Beach Community Church
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Registration now open for Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach]

Cannon Beach Arts Association

[Cannon Beach Arts, Oregon] The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s 15th Annual Summer Art Camp will be held over five days on July 10-14 for ages 3 through adult at the Cannon Beach Community Church on Washington Street. Morning session classes are from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  Students ages 5 through 12 who wish to remain at camp for both morning and afternoon classes have the option to stay for a supervised, brown bag lunch hour. Register soon as some classes are already full!

Open morning classes include, Mini-Doodlers with Betsy Mahoney (Preschoolers ages 3-5), Watercolor Sea Journey for ages 5-8 is taught by Ireta Sitts-Graube, Watercolor Techniques with Sue Scheewe-Brown for ages 10 to adult, Calligraphy with Rebecca Read for ages 12-adult, Kid’s Yoga with Karen Meili for ages 5-12, and Jewelry Design with local designer Lisa Kerr.

Open afternoon classes include Mixed Media for the Minis with Betsy Mahoney for ages 5-7, Barbara Temple Ayres’ Sketch Book Making ages 9 and up, Introduction to Printmaking with Sarah Lippold ages 8 and up, Gelli Plate Painting with Meagan Sokol for ages 9-12, and 3-D Weaving with Gretchen Douglas.

Class tuition ranges from $60 to $85 per class, with a discount offered for Cannon Beach Arts Association members.  An additional fee is charged for students ages 5-12 who remain over the lunch hour.  Brochures in English and Spanish with full description of classes and registration forms are available online at www.cannonbeacharts.org and at the Cannon Beach Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock.  Questions may be emailed to artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org.

Jul
12
Wed
Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach @ the Cannon Beach Community Church
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Registration now open for Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach]

Cannon Beach Arts Association

[Cannon Beach Arts, Oregon] The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s 15th Annual Summer Art Camp will be held over five days on July 10-14 for ages 3 through adult at the Cannon Beach Community Church on Washington Street. Morning session classes are from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  Students ages 5 through 12 who wish to remain at camp for both morning and afternoon classes have the option to stay for a supervised, brown bag lunch hour. Register soon as some classes are already full!

Open morning classes include, Mini-Doodlers with Betsy Mahoney (Preschoolers ages 3-5), Watercolor Sea Journey for ages 5-8 is taught by Ireta Sitts-Graube, Watercolor Techniques with Sue Scheewe-Brown for ages 10 to adult, Calligraphy with Rebecca Read for ages 12-adult, Kid’s Yoga with Karen Meili for ages 5-12, and Jewelry Design with local designer Lisa Kerr.

Open afternoon classes include Mixed Media for the Minis with Betsy Mahoney for ages 5-7, Barbara Temple Ayres’ Sketch Book Making ages 9 and up, Introduction to Printmaking with Sarah Lippold ages 8 and up, Gelli Plate Painting with Meagan Sokol for ages 9-12, and 3-D Weaving with Gretchen Douglas.

Class tuition ranges from $60 to $85 per class, with a discount offered for Cannon Beach Arts Association members.  An additional fee is charged for students ages 5-12 who remain over the lunch hour.  Brochures in English and Spanish with full description of classes and registration forms are available online at www.cannonbeacharts.org and at the Cannon Beach Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock.  Questions may be emailed to artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org.

Jul
13
Thu
Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach @ the Cannon Beach Community Church
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Registration now open for Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach]

Cannon Beach Arts Association

[Cannon Beach Arts, Oregon] The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s 15th Annual Summer Art Camp will be held over five days on July 10-14 for ages 3 through adult at the Cannon Beach Community Church on Washington Street. Morning session classes are from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  Students ages 5 through 12 who wish to remain at camp for both morning and afternoon classes have the option to stay for a supervised, brown bag lunch hour. Register soon as some classes are already full!

Open morning classes include, Mini-Doodlers with Betsy Mahoney (Preschoolers ages 3-5), Watercolor Sea Journey for ages 5-8 is taught by Ireta Sitts-Graube, Watercolor Techniques with Sue Scheewe-Brown for ages 10 to adult, Calligraphy with Rebecca Read for ages 12-adult, Kid’s Yoga with Karen Meili for ages 5-12, and Jewelry Design with local designer Lisa Kerr.

Open afternoon classes include Mixed Media for the Minis with Betsy Mahoney for ages 5-7, Barbara Temple Ayres’ Sketch Book Making ages 9 and up, Introduction to Printmaking with Sarah Lippold ages 8 and up, Gelli Plate Painting with Meagan Sokol for ages 9-12, and 3-D Weaving with Gretchen Douglas.

Class tuition ranges from $60 to $85 per class, with a discount offered for Cannon Beach Arts Association members.  An additional fee is charged for students ages 5-12 who remain over the lunch hour.  Brochures in English and Spanish with full description of classes and registration forms are available online at www.cannonbeacharts.org and at the Cannon Beach Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock.  Questions may be emailed to artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org.

Jul
14
Fri
Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach @ the Cannon Beach Community Church
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Registration now open for Summer Art Camp in Cannon Beach]

Cannon Beach Arts Association

[Cannon Beach Arts, Oregon] The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s 15th Annual Summer Art Camp will be held over five days on July 10-14 for ages 3 through adult at the Cannon Beach Community Church on Washington Street. Morning session classes are from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  Students ages 5 through 12 who wish to remain at camp for both morning and afternoon classes have the option to stay for a supervised, brown bag lunch hour. Register soon as some classes are already full!

Open morning classes include, Mini-Doodlers with Betsy Mahoney (Preschoolers ages 3-5), Watercolor Sea Journey for ages 5-8 is taught by Ireta Sitts-Graube, Watercolor Techniques with Sue Scheewe-Brown for ages 10 to adult, Calligraphy with Rebecca Read for ages 12-adult, Kid’s Yoga with Karen Meili for ages 5-12, and Jewelry Design with local designer Lisa Kerr.

Open afternoon classes include Mixed Media for the Minis with Betsy Mahoney for ages 5-7, Barbara Temple Ayres’ Sketch Book Making ages 9 and up, Introduction to Printmaking with Sarah Lippold ages 8 and up, Gelli Plate Painting with Meagan Sokol for ages 9-12, and 3-D Weaving with Gretchen Douglas.

Class tuition ranges from $60 to $85 per class, with a discount offered for Cannon Beach Arts Association members.  An additional fee is charged for students ages 5-12 who remain over the lunch hour.  Brochures in English and Spanish with full description of classes and registration forms are available online at www.cannonbeacharts.org and at the Cannon Beach Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock.  Questions may be emailed to artcamp@cannonbeacharts.org.