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.

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
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
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
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
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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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