Calendar of Events

Throughout the year Dots ‘N Doodles hosts various events. We also support our local community partners such as The Astoria Art Loft by listing their classes on our calendar as well as other local community events.

Visit us out on Facebook and Pinterest or call us directly at 503-325-5081 for more information.

Jan
7
Thu
Four Elements of Successful Painting @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Four Elements of Successful Painting @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM

Hoffman Center for the Arts

News Release

Date: January 28, 2020

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Basics—Four Elements

of Successful Painting

Tuition: $300.00

Dates: January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24

Time: 1:00 pm to 4 pm via Zoom

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Watercolor Basics, a series of four classes to initiate the beginner or provide a refresher for intermediate painters. Led by Eugene artist Carolyn Gates, participants will practice washes, glazing, wet-into-wet techniques, composition, color theory, and value.

Live sessions are held on Zoom on the second and last Wednesdays in January and February from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Live sessions include demonstrations, show and tell, and Q & A.  The workshop consists of an online segment with handouts, materials lists, and additional video demonstrations. Students who miss a ‘live’ session will be sent a link to the recording.

Additional information may be found at: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/watercolor-basics-four-elements-of-successful-painting/

Watercolor Basics:

Four Elements of Successful Painting

 Materials List

Any of these materials are easy to find online at Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies – Astoria Or 503-325-5081

Paper: 140# Cold Press paper  – This can be any 100% rag or cotton paper, such as Arches, Fabriano, or Fluid 100 (100% Cotton paper)  You can buy it in full sheets (22” x 30”) or in blocks or pads.  For this class I recommend either 2 full sheets, (which we will tear into smaller sizes for the various exercises and paintings), OR a block or pad that is 9” x 12”.

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.  Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive. No 12 round, No 8 round, No 4 round, 1″ flat, 1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint: Bring any transparent watercolor paints that you have (NOT Gouache or Acrylic). The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (examples in parentheses):

1 Yellow           (Aureolin OR Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Yellow OR New Gamboge)

1-2 Reds          (Cadmium Red OR Pyrrol Red & Permanent Alizarin Crimson OR Carmine,)

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 (          Ivory Black, Payne’s Gray, or Neutral Tint)

If you want to buy new watercolors, I recommend using M.Graham, or Daniel Smith.   My minimum suggested palette for the beginner is:

French Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Aureolin (Yellow) Or Hansa Yellow

Cadmium Red OR Pyrrol Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson OR Carmine

Winsor Green (Yellow Shade) OR Sap Green

Payne’s Gray

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays.

Other Supplies:

Palette: to put your paint on, and mix colors.  I recommend a plastic folding palette.

HB Pencil

Kneaded eraser

2 plastic water containers (for example: empty yogurt containers)

Paper towels

Masking tape

Small spray bottle

 

Photographs and Still Life Material

Throughout this class we will be working from either life or from photographs.  The choice is up to you, but remember to keep things simple if you are a beginning student.  This class will focus on organic subject matter, so think about photos of flowers, birds, mushrooms, trees, simple landscapes, etc.  If you want to paint from life you will set up objects in front of you to paint from.  Fruit, sea shells, simple flowers in a vase, tea pots, pottery, etc are good things to make a still life from.

 

Grow Your Art Practice: A Sketchbook Journaling Odyssey for 2021 @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Jan 7 @ 10:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Grow Your Art Practice: A Sketchbook Journaling Odyssey for 2021 @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM

HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

DATE: January 28, 2021

Hoffman Center for the Arts offers:

Date: Second Thursday of every month from January through April  2021

Time: 10:00am to 1:00 Pm

Each live session will be on Zoom; links will be sent out the day before each class

Tuition:  $140 for four sessions

To practice art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it!                     –Kurt Vonnegut

Join Melissa Grace Young as your guide on the second Thursday each month beginning January 14. Explore new ideas and techniques, build your lettering skills, and connect with like-minded participants as you follow each other’s progress. Develop your creative process and find your path as you participate in these monthly workshops

Grow Your Art Practice is a year-long journey of sketchbook journaling offered in four-month segments for $140 each. Workshops include 2-1/2 hours of instruction plus a half-hour to share pages, answer questions, and present homework ideas between months.

Sessions will be recorded and made available to you for a limited time if you miss a live session. All students have access to video demonstrations, examples, material lists, and tips and tricks residing in the entire course’s online segment. The online classroom will be updated monthly with new information and includes a forum on which participants can upload photos of their pages, ask questions, give, and receive feedback.

Melissa Young’s career has been spent in family medicine. But she says:

“I’ve always used creative outlets to help keep me grounded.”

She has dabbled in ceramics, jewelry making, spinning & weaving, quilting, and acrylic and watercolor painting. Over the past few years, she enjoys sketchbook journaling for both every day and traveling. She finds it a useful tool for spring-boarding other larger artworks from ideas developed on her journals’ pages.

 

 

So DO IT! Sign up today to commit yourself to practice your art in 2021, and watch your astounding journal unfold.

Jan
9
Sat
Year of Botanicals: Winter Branches @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center for the Arts

News Release: Date: January 28, 2020

Hoffman Center for the Arts offers Year of Botanicals: Winter Branches

Date: January 9, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm to 4 pm

On Zoom

Tuition: $45.00

The Hoffman Center for the Arts is offering monthly botanical drawing classes led by Seaside artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh. This series kicks off Saturday, January 9, with a focus on winter branches. Winter branches are a wonder of a universe to observe. Each presents a challenge to draw whether cedar, western hemlock, or magnolia, branches with fuzzy buds or dried seeds.

Participants will draw by looking at live specimens of their choice in a sketchbook or working on their choice paper. Colored pencils, micron pens, and pencils are needed. Follow the link below for more information and complete materials

list.

This series changes monthly with a new subject, demonstrations, and techniques. All sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month at the same time for $45.00 each. The first three sessions are now available for registration.

Additional information may be found at: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/year-of-botanicals-winter-branches-with-dorota-haber-lehigh/

Materials:

Variety of plant subjects: winter branches, evergreen branches, branches with buds, whatever you can find close to home. Live specimens are preferred over working from photographs.

Sketchbook of your choice

Pencil (either H or F)

Kneaded eraser

Hand-held pencil sharpener, such as Alvin Brass Bullet

Pigma Micron Pen (005) black

Set of artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier, Faber Castell Phlychomos, Pable by Caran D’ache, Derwent Colorsoft.

Good quality drawing paper: Choose one from the list

  • White paper (Dorota works on either Stonehenge Aqua hot press 140 lbs or Fluid 100 watercolor paper, 140 lbs hot press. You can buy one sheet and cut it into smaller pieces.
  • Other good colored pencil paper—Strathmore Bristol Smooth. If you like brown surfaced paper, Dorota recommends Toned Tan Sketch paper sketchbook by Strathmore, Kraft by Stonehenge (Legion Paper), or Mixed Media Toned Tan by Strathmore. You don’t need all this paper, just choose one or two to try.

Optional:

Embossing tool (Pergamano Fine Stylus 0.5mm

Colorless blender of your choice, for example, Caran D’ache wax colorless blender, or Copic colorless blender marker, number 0.

https://hoffmanarts.org/events/year-of-botanicals-winter-branches-with-dorota-haber-lehigh/

Jan
13
Wed
Four Elements of Successful Painting @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Four Elements of Successful Painting @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM

Hoffman Center for the Arts

News Release

Date: January 28, 2020

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Basics—Four Elements

of Successful Painting

Tuition: $300.00

Dates: January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24

Time: 1:00 pm to 4 pm via Zoom

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Watercolor Basics, a series of four classes to initiate the beginner or provide a refresher for intermediate painters. Led by Eugene artist Carolyn Gates, participants will practice washes, glazing, wet-into-wet techniques, composition, color theory, and value.

Live sessions are held on Zoom on the second and last Wednesdays in January and February from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Live sessions include demonstrations, show and tell, and Q & A.  The workshop consists of an online segment with handouts, materials lists, and additional video demonstrations. Students who miss a ‘live’ session will be sent a link to the recording.

Additional information may be found at: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/watercolor-basics-four-elements-of-successful-painting/

Watercolor Basics:

Four Elements of Successful Painting

 Materials List

Any of these materials are easy to find online at Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies – Astoria Or 503-325-5081

Paper: 140# Cold Press paper  – This can be any 100% rag or cotton paper, such as Arches, Fabriano, or Fluid 100 (100% Cotton paper)  You can buy it in full sheets (22” x 30”) or in blocks or pads.  For this class I recommend either 2 full sheets, (which we will tear into smaller sizes for the various exercises and paintings), OR a block or pad that is 9” x 12”.

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.  Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive. No 12 round, No 8 round, No 4 round, 1″ flat, 1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint: Bring any transparent watercolor paints that you have (NOT Gouache or Acrylic). The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (examples in parentheses):

1 Yellow           (Aureolin OR Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Yellow OR New Gamboge)

1-2 Reds          (Cadmium Red OR Pyrrol Red & Permanent Alizarin Crimson OR Carmine,)

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 (          Ivory Black, Payne’s Gray, or Neutral Tint)

If you want to buy new watercolors, I recommend using M.Graham, or Daniel Smith.   My minimum suggested palette for the beginner is:

French Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Aureolin (Yellow) Or Hansa Yellow

Cadmium Red OR Pyrrol Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson OR Carmine

Winsor Green (Yellow Shade) OR Sap Green

Payne’s Gray

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays.

Other Supplies:

Palette: to put your paint on, and mix colors.  I recommend a plastic folding palette.

HB Pencil

Kneaded eraser

2 plastic water containers (for example: empty yogurt containers)

Paper towels

Masking tape

Small spray bottle

 

Photographs and Still Life Material

Throughout this class we will be working from either life or from photographs.  The choice is up to you, but remember to keep things simple if you are a beginning student.  This class will focus on organic subject matter, so think about photos of flowers, birds, mushrooms, trees, simple landscapes, etc.  If you want to paint from life you will set up objects in front of you to paint from.  Fruit, sea shells, simple flowers in a vase, tea pots, pottery, etc are good things to make a still life from.

 

Jan
14
Thu
Grow Your Art Practice: A Sketchbook Journaling Odyssey for 2021 @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Jan 14 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 7:00 am
Grow Your Art Practice: A Sketchbook Journaling Odyssey for 2021 @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM

HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

DATE: January 28, 2021

Hoffman Center for the Arts offers:

Date: Second Thursday of every month from January through April  2021

Time: 10:00am to 1:00 Pm

Each live session will be on Zoom; links will be sent out the day before each class

Tuition:  $140 for four sessions

To practice art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it!                     –Kurt Vonnegut

Join Melissa Grace Young as your guide on the second Thursday each month beginning January 14. Explore new ideas and techniques, build your lettering skills, and connect with like-minded participants as you follow each other’s progress. Develop your creative process and find your path as you participate in these monthly workshops

Grow Your Art Practice is a year-long journey of sketchbook journaling offered in four-month segments for $140 each. Workshops include 2-1/2 hours of instruction plus a half-hour to share pages, answer questions, and present homework ideas between months.

Sessions will be recorded and made available to you for a limited time if you miss a live session. All students have access to video demonstrations, examples, material lists, and tips and tricks residing in the entire course’s online segment. The online classroom will be updated monthly with new information and includes a forum on which participants can upload photos of their pages, ask questions, give, and receive feedback.

Melissa Young’s career has been spent in family medicine. But she says:

“I’ve always used creative outlets to help keep me grounded.”

She has dabbled in ceramics, jewelry making, spinning & weaving, quilting, and acrylic and watercolor painting. Over the past few years, she enjoys sketchbook journaling for both every day and traveling. She finds it a useful tool for spring-boarding other larger artworks from ideas developed on her journals’ pages.

 

 

So DO IT! Sign up today to commit yourself to practice your art in 2021, and watch your astounding journal unfold.

Jan
27
Wed
Four Elements of Successful Painting @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Four Elements of Successful Painting @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM

Hoffman Center for the Arts

News Release

Date: January 28, 2020

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Basics—Four Elements

of Successful Painting

Tuition: $300.00

Dates: January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24

Time: 1:00 pm to 4 pm via Zoom

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Watercolor Basics, a series of four classes to initiate the beginner or provide a refresher for intermediate painters. Led by Eugene artist Carolyn Gates, participants will practice washes, glazing, wet-into-wet techniques, composition, color theory, and value.

Live sessions are held on Zoom on the second and last Wednesdays in January and February from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Live sessions include demonstrations, show and tell, and Q & A.  The workshop consists of an online segment with handouts, materials lists, and additional video demonstrations. Students who miss a ‘live’ session will be sent a link to the recording.

Additional information may be found at: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/watercolor-basics-four-elements-of-successful-painting/

Watercolor Basics:

Four Elements of Successful Painting

 Materials List

Any of these materials are easy to find online at Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies – Astoria Or 503-325-5081

Paper: 140# Cold Press paper  – This can be any 100% rag or cotton paper, such as Arches, Fabriano, or Fluid 100 (100% Cotton paper)  You can buy it in full sheets (22” x 30”) or in blocks or pads.  For this class I recommend either 2 full sheets, (which we will tear into smaller sizes for the various exercises and paintings), OR a block or pad that is 9” x 12”.

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.  Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive. No 12 round, No 8 round, No 4 round, 1″ flat, 1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint: Bring any transparent watercolor paints that you have (NOT Gouache or Acrylic). The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (examples in parentheses):

1 Yellow           (Aureolin OR Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Yellow OR New Gamboge)

1-2 Reds          (Cadmium Red OR Pyrrol Red & Permanent Alizarin Crimson OR Carmine,)

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 (          Ivory Black, Payne’s Gray, or Neutral Tint)

If you want to buy new watercolors, I recommend using M.Graham, or Daniel Smith.   My minimum suggested palette for the beginner is:

French Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Aureolin (Yellow) Or Hansa Yellow

Cadmium Red OR Pyrrol Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson OR Carmine

Winsor Green (Yellow Shade) OR Sap Green

Payne’s Gray

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays.

Other Supplies:

Palette: to put your paint on, and mix colors.  I recommend a plastic folding palette.

HB Pencil

Kneaded eraser

2 plastic water containers (for example: empty yogurt containers)

Paper towels

Masking tape

Small spray bottle

 

Photographs and Still Life Material

Throughout this class we will be working from either life or from photographs.  The choice is up to you, but remember to keep things simple if you are a beginning student.  This class will focus on organic subject matter, so think about photos of flowers, birds, mushrooms, trees, simple landscapes, etc.  If you want to paint from life you will set up objects in front of you to paint from.  Fruit, sea shells, simple flowers in a vase, tea pots, pottery, etc are good things to make a still life from.

 

Feb
6
Sat
Introduction to Oil & Cold Wax @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hoffman Center for the Arts
News Release
Date: January 28, 2021


Hoffman Center for the Arts offers Introduction to Oil & Cold
Wax
Date: February 6-7, 2021
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
On Zoom and Online
Tuition: $125.00

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THREE DAYS BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS

Neskowin artist, Lynne Wintermute, returns to Hoffman Center in an
extended opportunity for students to discover and4deepen their
experience in painting with oil and cold wax. The oil and cold wax
medium brings luminous layers of color and mystery to abstract and
landscape paintings. Like archeology in paint, students will learn
layering and texturing techniques to create magical colors and tones.
This workshop will be on Zoom and online.

The live Zoom sessions are from 10:00 am to Noon and from 1:00 to
3:00 pm.

All handouts, the materials list, and a multi-page notebook
covering everything you learned over the two-day course will be online.
The materials are downloadable pdf files. Demonstrations during the
live segment of each day will be recorded and uploaded to the online
class platform. All registered participants will have access to the online
workshop until April 30, 2021. It provides additional time to work on
techniques and rewatch video demonstrations.

The first workshop session [Saturday, February 6 & Sunday, February 7] will introduce the medium and include instruction on color theory and
composition.

The second weekend [Saturday, February 20 & Sunday,
February 21] will provide students an opportunity to explore additional
advanced tools and techniques in layering, mark-making, and textures.
Students may enroll in one or both weekend sessions.

Lynne Wintermute has a degree in Fine Arts from Linfield College and
continued with graduate studies at Pacific Northwest College of Arts.
She is represented by Dragonfire Gallery in Cannon Beach and has had
many solo and group shows throughout the Northwest. As a teaching
artist, she teaches a variety of workshops in 8 venues and private and
group lessons in her Neskowin Studio.

Follow this link for more information or to register for this workshop:
https://hoffmanarts.org/events/intro-to-painting-in-oil-cold-wax/
Lynne Wintermute will also teach Advanced Techniques in Oil and Cold Wax Painting |
February 20- 21

Student Materials List for both sessions:
Gamblyn Galkyd 8.5oz
Gamblin cold Wax 16oz
Catalyst Wedge W-01 or W-06
small rectangle metal palette knife
palette paper
paper shop towels
rubber brayer
6 cradled boards with 3 layers of gesso,
assortment of oil paints 1.25 oz [in your favorite colors].
For underpainting–small assortment of inexpensive acrylics & brushes~For cleaning-baby oil or vegetable oil. Rubber gloves, if you prefer

 

February 6, 2021
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
February 7, 2021
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Feb
7
Sun
Introduction to Oil & Cold Wax @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hoffman Center for the Arts
News Release
Date: January 28, 2021


Hoffman Center for the Arts offers Introduction to Oil & Cold
Wax
Date: February 6-7, 2021
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
On Zoom and Online
Tuition: $125.00

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THREE DAYS BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS

Neskowin artist, Lynne Wintermute, returns to Hoffman Center in an
extended opportunity for students to discover and4deepen their
experience in painting with oil and cold wax. The oil and cold wax
medium brings luminous layers of color and mystery to abstract and
landscape paintings. Like archeology in paint, students will learn
layering and texturing techniques to create magical colors and tones.
This workshop will be on Zoom and online.

The live Zoom sessions are from 10:00 am to Noon and from 1:00 to
3:00 pm.

All handouts, the materials list, and a multi-page notebook
covering everything you learned over the two-day course will be online.
The materials are downloadable pdf files. Demonstrations during the
live segment of each day will be recorded and uploaded to the online
class platform. All registered participants will have access to the online
workshop until April 30, 2021. It provides additional time to work on
techniques and rewatch video demonstrations.

The first workshop session [Saturday, February 6 & Sunday, February 7] will introduce the medium and include instruction on color theory and
composition.

The second weekend [Saturday, February 20 & Sunday,
February 21] will provide students an opportunity to explore additional
advanced tools and techniques in layering, mark-making, and textures.
Students may enroll in one or both weekend sessions.

Lynne Wintermute has a degree in Fine Arts from Linfield College and
continued with graduate studies at Pacific Northwest College of Arts.
She is represented by Dragonfire Gallery in Cannon Beach and has had
many solo and group shows throughout the Northwest. As a teaching
artist, she teaches a variety of workshops in 8 venues and private and
group lessons in her Neskowin Studio.

Follow this link for more information or to register for this workshop:
https://hoffmanarts.org/events/intro-to-painting-in-oil-cold-wax/
Lynne Wintermute will also teach Advanced Techniques in Oil and Cold Wax Painting |
February 20- 21

Student Materials List for both sessions:
Gamblyn Galkyd 8.5oz
Gamblin cold Wax 16oz
Catalyst Wedge W-01 or W-06
small rectangle metal palette knife
palette paper
paper shop towels
rubber brayer
6 cradled boards with 3 layers of gesso,
assortment of oil paints 1.25 oz [in your favorite colors].
For underpainting–small assortment of inexpensive acrylics & brushes~For cleaning-baby oil or vegetable oil. Rubber gloves, if you prefer

 

February 6, 2021
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
February 7, 2021
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Feb
10
Wed
Four Elements of Successful Painting @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Four Elements of Successful Painting @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM

Hoffman Center for the Arts

News Release

Date: January 28, 2020

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Basics—Four Elements

of Successful Painting

Tuition: $300.00

Dates: January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24

Time: 1:00 pm to 4 pm via Zoom

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Watercolor Basics, a series of four classes to initiate the beginner or provide a refresher for intermediate painters. Led by Eugene artist Carolyn Gates, participants will practice washes, glazing, wet-into-wet techniques, composition, color theory, and value.

Live sessions are held on Zoom on the second and last Wednesdays in January and February from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Live sessions include demonstrations, show and tell, and Q & A.  The workshop consists of an online segment with handouts, materials lists, and additional video demonstrations. Students who miss a ‘live’ session will be sent a link to the recording.

Additional information may be found at: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/watercolor-basics-four-elements-of-successful-painting/

Watercolor Basics:

Four Elements of Successful Painting

 Materials List

Any of these materials are easy to find online at Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies – Astoria Or 503-325-5081

Paper: 140# Cold Press paper  – This can be any 100% rag or cotton paper, such as Arches, Fabriano, or Fluid 100 (100% Cotton paper)  You can buy it in full sheets (22” x 30”) or in blocks or pads.  For this class I recommend either 2 full sheets, (which we will tear into smaller sizes for the various exercises and paintings), OR a block or pad that is 9” x 12”.

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.  Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive. No 12 round, No 8 round, No 4 round, 1″ flat, 1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint: Bring any transparent watercolor paints that you have (NOT Gouache or Acrylic). The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (examples in parentheses):

1 Yellow           (Aureolin OR Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Yellow OR New Gamboge)

1-2 Reds          (Cadmium Red OR Pyrrol Red & Permanent Alizarin Crimson OR Carmine,)

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 (          Ivory Black, Payne’s Gray, or Neutral Tint)

If you want to buy new watercolors, I recommend using M.Graham, or Daniel Smith.   My minimum suggested palette for the beginner is:

French Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Aureolin (Yellow) Or Hansa Yellow

Cadmium Red OR Pyrrol Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson OR Carmine

Winsor Green (Yellow Shade) OR Sap Green

Payne’s Gray

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays.

Other Supplies:

Palette: to put your paint on, and mix colors.  I recommend a plastic folding palette.

HB Pencil

Kneaded eraser

2 plastic water containers (for example: empty yogurt containers)

Paper towels

Masking tape

Small spray bottle

 

Photographs and Still Life Material

Throughout this class we will be working from either life or from photographs.  The choice is up to you, but remember to keep things simple if you are a beginning student.  This class will focus on organic subject matter, so think about photos of flowers, birds, mushrooms, trees, simple landscapes, etc.  If you want to paint from life you will set up objects in front of you to paint from.  Fruit, sea shells, simple flowers in a vase, tea pots, pottery, etc are good things to make a still life from.

 

Feb
11
Thu
Grow Your Art Practice: A Sketchbook Journaling Odyssey for 2021 @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Feb 11 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 12 @ 7:00 am
Grow Your Art Practice: A Sketchbook Journaling Odyssey for 2021 @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM

HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

DATE: January 28, 2021

Hoffman Center for the Arts offers:

Date: Second Thursday of every month from January through April  2021

Time: 10:00am to 1:00 Pm

Each live session will be on Zoom; links will be sent out the day before each class

Tuition:  $140 for four sessions

To practice art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it!                     –Kurt Vonnegut

Join Melissa Grace Young as your guide on the second Thursday each month beginning January 14. Explore new ideas and techniques, build your lettering skills, and connect with like-minded participants as you follow each other’s progress. Develop your creative process and find your path as you participate in these monthly workshops

Grow Your Art Practice is a year-long journey of sketchbook journaling offered in four-month segments for $140 each. Workshops include 2-1/2 hours of instruction plus a half-hour to share pages, answer questions, and present homework ideas between months.

Sessions will be recorded and made available to you for a limited time if you miss a live session. All students have access to video demonstrations, examples, material lists, and tips and tricks residing in the entire course’s online segment. The online classroom will be updated monthly with new information and includes a forum on which participants can upload photos of their pages, ask questions, give, and receive feedback.

Melissa Young’s career has been spent in family medicine. But she says:

“I’ve always used creative outlets to help keep me grounded.”

She has dabbled in ceramics, jewelry making, spinning & weaving, quilting, and acrylic and watercolor painting. Over the past few years, she enjoys sketchbook journaling for both every day and traveling. She finds it a useful tool for spring-boarding other larger artworks from ideas developed on her journals’ pages.

 

 

So DO IT! Sign up today to commit yourself to practice your art in 2021, and watch your astounding journal unfold.

Feb
24
Wed
Four Elements of Successful Painting @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Four Elements of Successful Painting @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM

Hoffman Center for the Arts

News Release

Date: January 28, 2020

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Basics—Four Elements

of Successful Painting

Tuition: $300.00

Dates: January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24

Time: 1:00 pm to 4 pm via Zoom

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Watercolor Basics, a series of four classes to initiate the beginner or provide a refresher for intermediate painters. Led by Eugene artist Carolyn Gates, participants will practice washes, glazing, wet-into-wet techniques, composition, color theory, and value.

Live sessions are held on Zoom on the second and last Wednesdays in January and February from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Live sessions include demonstrations, show and tell, and Q & A.  The workshop consists of an online segment with handouts, materials lists, and additional video demonstrations. Students who miss a ‘live’ session will be sent a link to the recording.

Additional information may be found at: https://hoffmanarts.org/events/watercolor-basics-four-elements-of-successful-painting/

Watercolor Basics:

Four Elements of Successful Painting

 Materials List

Any of these materials are easy to find online at Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies – Astoria Or 503-325-5081

Paper: 140# Cold Press paper  – This can be any 100% rag or cotton paper, such as Arches, Fabriano, or Fluid 100 (100% Cotton paper)  You can buy it in full sheets (22” x 30”) or in blocks or pads.  For this class I recommend either 2 full sheets, (which we will tear into smaller sizes for the various exercises and paintings), OR a block or pad that is 9” x 12”.

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.  Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive. No 12 round, No 8 round, No 4 round, 1″ flat, 1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint: Bring any transparent watercolor paints that you have (NOT Gouache or Acrylic). The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (examples in parentheses):

1 Yellow           (Aureolin OR Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Yellow OR New Gamboge)

1-2 Reds          (Cadmium Red OR Pyrrol Red & Permanent Alizarin Crimson OR Carmine,)

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 (          Ivory Black, Payne’s Gray, or Neutral Tint)

If you want to buy new watercolors, I recommend using M.Graham, or Daniel Smith.   My minimum suggested palette for the beginner is:

French Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Aureolin (Yellow) Or Hansa Yellow

Cadmium Red OR Pyrrol Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson OR Carmine

Winsor Green (Yellow Shade) OR Sap Green

Payne’s Gray

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays.

Other Supplies:

Palette: to put your paint on, and mix colors.  I recommend a plastic folding palette.

HB Pencil

Kneaded eraser

2 plastic water containers (for example: empty yogurt containers)

Paper towels

Masking tape

Small spray bottle

 

Photographs and Still Life Material

Throughout this class we will be working from either life or from photographs.  The choice is up to you, but remember to keep things simple if you are a beginning student.  This class will focus on organic subject matter, so think about photos of flowers, birds, mushrooms, trees, simple landscapes, etc.  If you want to paint from life you will set up objects in front of you to paint from.  Fruit, sea shells, simple flowers in a vase, tea pots, pottery, etc are good things to make a still life from.

 

Mar
11
Thu
Grow Your Art Practice: A Sketchbook Journaling Odyssey for 2021 @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Mar 11 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 7:00 am
Grow Your Art Practice: A Sketchbook Journaling Odyssey for 2021 @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM

HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

DATE: January 28, 2021

Hoffman Center for the Arts offers:

Date: Second Thursday of every month from January through April  2021

Time: 10:00am to 1:00 Pm

Each live session will be on Zoom; links will be sent out the day before each class

Tuition:  $140 for four sessions

To practice art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it!                     –Kurt Vonnegut

Join Melissa Grace Young as your guide on the second Thursday each month beginning January 14. Explore new ideas and techniques, build your lettering skills, and connect with like-minded participants as you follow each other’s progress. Develop your creative process and find your path as you participate in these monthly workshops

Grow Your Art Practice is a year-long journey of sketchbook journaling offered in four-month segments for $140 each. Workshops include 2-1/2 hours of instruction plus a half-hour to share pages, answer questions, and present homework ideas between months.

Sessions will be recorded and made available to you for a limited time if you miss a live session. All students have access to video demonstrations, examples, material lists, and tips and tricks residing in the entire course’s online segment. The online classroom will be updated monthly with new information and includes a forum on which participants can upload photos of their pages, ask questions, give, and receive feedback.

Melissa Young’s career has been spent in family medicine. But she says:

“I’ve always used creative outlets to help keep me grounded.”

She has dabbled in ceramics, jewelry making, spinning & weaving, quilting, and acrylic and watercolor painting. Over the past few years, she enjoys sketchbook journaling for both every day and traveling. She finds it a useful tool for spring-boarding other larger artworks from ideas developed on her journals’ pages.

 

 

So DO IT! Sign up today to commit yourself to practice your art in 2021, and watch your astounding journal unfold.

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