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.

Sep
12
Sat
COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES @ The Astoria Art Loft
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES by Michael D. Brundage


 

September 12th and 13th Time: 10:00 am – – 4:00 pm

In this class, you will learn techniques of using colored pencils on suede mate paper to create an Eastern Blue Jay.

Students will use  8 x 10  green swede mat paper.  You may later choose to change the color of the background or leave it green.

Subject:   Eastern Blue Jay

Supplies:

Green swede mate paper –  has been ordered at Dot’s N Doodles

White graphite paper

Kneaded eraser

Workable spray fix-it

Stylist

Colored pencils:  WHITES, BLUES, BROWNS, GREYS, BLACKS, REDS & YELLOWS, GREENS

For those of you who do not know Michael, his wildlife pencil paintings are exceptional.  He captures the very essence of the creature he is painting.  The pencil list below is what he uses in his wildlife drawing and paintings.

If you have your own pencils please bring them.  He will talk about the various brands and types of pencils on the market and explain the differences between the various brands. Michael will go over the reasoning for the pencils he uses.

Brundage’s has a preferred PENCIL LIST, but you are free to bring whatever pencils you have.

Whatever other supplies you may need will be available at Dot’s-N-Doodles.

Cost: $175

Visit Michael’s website:  www.brundageartwork.com

Sep
13
Sun
COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES @ The Astoria Art Loft
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES by Michael D. Brundage


 

September 12th and 13th Time: 10:00 am – – 4:00 pm

In this class, you will learn techniques of using colored pencils on suede mate paper to create an Eastern Blue Jay.

Students will use  8 x 10  green swede mat paper.  You may later choose to change the color of the background or leave it green.

Subject:   Eastern Blue Jay

Supplies:

Green swede mate paper –  has been ordered at Dot’s N Doodles

White graphite paper

Kneaded eraser

Workable spray fix-it

Stylist

Colored pencils:  WHITES, BLUES, BROWNS, GREYS, BLACKS, REDS & YELLOWS, GREENS

For those of you who do not know Michael, his wildlife pencil paintings are exceptional.  He captures the very essence of the creature he is painting.  The pencil list below is what he uses in his wildlife drawing and paintings.

If you have your own pencils please bring them.  He will talk about the various brands and types of pencils on the market and explain the differences between the various brands. Michael will go over the reasoning for the pencils he uses.

Brundage’s has a preferred PENCIL LIST, but you are free to bring whatever pencils you have.

Whatever other supplies you may need will be available at Dot’s-N-Doodles.

Cost: $175

Visit Michael’s website:  www.brundageartwork.com

Oct
3
Sat
YONG HONG ZHONG Watercolor Painting class @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

YONG HONG ZHONG – 2 DAY CLASS

Watercolor Painting

This class has been rescheduled to: OCTOBER 3rd & 4th Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 or 4:00 p.m.

This two-day watercolor workshop emphasizes the use of simplified composition, value structure, and color.   Included are short lectures on visual structures and demos from B&W and color photos.  Individual critiques will be available throughout the two days with a group critique each day.

Day 1 – First day: class begins at   9:00 AM   – –   3:30 or 4:00 PM    – –   

Lecture on visual structure and composition with emphasis on values.  A brief discussion on paints, brushes, and papers is followed by another demo from black and white photos.  Painting time;  end of day critique. 

Day 2 –  Lecture on visual structure and simplification with emphasis on values, color, light, and shadow.   Demo from a color photo.   Painting time and end of day critique.

MATERIALS – –

PAINTS:  Azo Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Quinacridone                   Magenta, Alizarin Crimson, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt, Blue,                   Cerulean Blue, Phthalocyanne Blue, Burnt Umber, Payne’s Gray, Ivory Black,                   Chinese White

BRUSHESRound brushes, 4 to 5 sable or synthetic and a couple of squirrel (variety of                       sizes).

Flat brushes, 4 to 5  (variety of sizes)

Just bring what you already own.

PAPER:      ARCHES Cold Press

10 X 14  or  9 X 12  – – 140/lb

12 sheets or whatever brands that you are comfortable with

OTHER:     Palette, small sketchbook, thin sticks of vine charcoals, water container, paper towels,                     masking tape, drawing board, #2B pencils, palette knife, eraser, and a small stray plastic                     spray bottle

 

VISIT  Yong Hong’s website at:  WWW.YONGHONGZHONG.COM

 

Oct
4
Sun
YONG HONG ZHONG Watercolor Painting class @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

YONG HONG ZHONG – 2 DAY CLASS

Watercolor Painting

This class has been rescheduled to: OCTOBER 3rd & 4th Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 or 4:00 p.m.

This two-day watercolor workshop emphasizes the use of simplified composition, value structure, and color.   Included are short lectures on visual structures and demos from B&W and color photos.  Individual critiques will be available throughout the two days with a group critique each day.

Day 1 – First day: class begins at   9:00 AM   – –   3:30 or 4:00 PM    – –   

Lecture on visual structure and composition with emphasis on values.  A brief discussion on paints, brushes, and papers is followed by another demo from black and white photos.  Painting time;  end of day critique. 

Day 2 –  Lecture on visual structure and simplification with emphasis on values, color, light, and shadow.   Demo from a color photo.   Painting time and end of day critique.

MATERIALS – –

PAINTS:  Azo Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Quinacridone                   Magenta, Alizarin Crimson, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt, Blue,                   Cerulean Blue, Phthalocyanne Blue, Burnt Umber, Payne’s Gray, Ivory Black,                   Chinese White

BRUSHESRound brushes, 4 to 5 sable or synthetic and a couple of squirrel (variety of                       sizes).

Flat brushes, 4 to 5  (variety of sizes)

Just bring what you already own.

PAPER:      ARCHES Cold Press

10 X 14  or  9 X 12  – – 140/lb

12 sheets or whatever brands that you are comfortable with

OTHER:     Palette, small sketchbook, thin sticks of vine charcoals, water container, paper towels,                     masking tape, drawing board, #2B pencils, palette knife, eraser, and a small stray plastic                     spray bottle

 

VISIT  Yong Hong’s website at:  WWW.YONGHONGZHONG.COM

 

Nov
27
Fri
Closed for The Weekend @ Dots 'N Doodles Art Supplies
Nov 27 – Nov 30 all-day

Thanksgiving Weekend

Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies will be closed for the Thanksgiving Weekend starting Thursday through Monday.

Check us out on Face Book.

For more information call Scott at 503-325-5081

Jan
7
Thu
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
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.

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.

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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