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Finding Your Vision with Oil & Cold WaxFinding Your Vision with Oil & Cold WaxFinding Your Vision with Oil & Cold Wax
Nancy Eng
October 6 - 27, 2016, Thursdays, 1 - 3:30pm
In this class you will learn the basics of using oil & cold wax. We will create and finish five paintings using layers and simple textures. You will learn to do quick thumb nail sketches to create simple basic landscape compositions that we will use in your paintings. Also, why some landscape designs work and why some do not. This class is useful for both beginners and more seasoned artists. New techniques for those repeating the class. Supply List.

Transparent Watercolor Basics Beginning and IntermediateTransparent Watercolor Basics Beginning and Intermediate
Becki Hesedahl
October 18 - November 8, 2016, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm
Have you always wanted to paint in watercolors but were afraid to try? Or do you have some experience and want to go deeper into this amazing medium? Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate painter, this two and a half hour class will lead you step by step from the beginning of your painting to the completion of a painting each week. Class time will include demos, instruction, handouts, some homework and lots of encouragement! We will have a new painting subject in each of the four weeks. This class is for those with little or no experience using watercolors and those with more experience wanting to learn more. Basic drawing experience is helpful for beginners but not necessary.
Beginners: This is a sampler session for those interested in exploring the medium. In this class you will learn the basics of transparent watercolor and have fun doing it! You will learn to create color wheels using basic pigments, mixing your own colors, learn the basic strokes and techniques and simple composition. Using photographs you will complete a painting each week.
Intermediate: You already know the basics from above. You want to learn more. We will go deeper into properties of various pigments, papers, tools, how to get certain effects, design and composition and what makes a good painting. You will compose your own paintings using subject matter of your choosing. Basic drawing skills are necessary. Supply list.

Monotype MojoMonotype MojoMonotype Mojo
KC Hancock
October 22, 2016, Saturday, 9:30am - 4:30pm
$95 all supplies included
In this class you will be introduced to monotype printmaking techniques that you can do at home without a printing press or solvents. We will work with what I find to be the best water soluble ink available and learn methods to add (additive) and subtract (reductive) ink from a Plexiglas plate using rollers, brushes, pieces of cardboard, rags, and various objects. We will also explore the use of found object monotypes using leaves, feathers, lace, paper shapes and textiles. All skill levels are welcome. The class will be a combination of demonstration and hands on with individual support from the instructor. Students will have completed prints to take home with them. Mojo is a word for finding the magic in what we do and monotype is a process that is full of magic. It is an extremely fun art form that you can continue to do at home. All supplies included. More info & Optional supplies.

Exploring with Oil PastelsExploring with Oil PastelsExploring with Oil Pastels
Jane Aukshunas
November 5 & 6, 2016, Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 3pm
Enjoy playing with the luscious texture and versatility of oil pastel. Join Jane Aukshunas in this 2-day workshop to explore the many ways oil pastels can adapt to each individual’s means of expression. We’ll experiment with a variety of surfaces and grounds to change the way oil pastels behave, and use tools for different effects. We will look into how oil pastel mixes with other media such as watercolor, India ink, colored pencils and acrylics. This class is about exploration, and it is suitable for both beginners and those more experienced. The goal is to become better acquainted with the medium and become comfortable in using it as a tool in developing your own personal artistic vision. Please bring some resource imagery that inspires you. Supply list.

Jami Faith
November 7 - 28, 2016, Mondays, 6-8pm
Join Jami in this 4 week comprehensive study of the face. This class will contain information to help you define your skills, strengthen your powers of observation and learn to recreate photographic references of the face "parts" (eyes, ears, lips, hair) as well as the face as a whole. Students will gain knowledge and experience to reproduce a likeness. You will learn the importance of light and shadow, correct proportions, blending and shading. Learn to use the various degrees of graphite pencils, charcoal and other accompanying tools. Small Supply List

CMYK Colored Pencil Creations (New Date)CMYK Colored Pencil Creations (New Date)CMYK Colored Pencil Creations (New Date)
Jami Faith
November 12, 2016, Saturday, 10:30am-4pm (½ hr lunch)
Almost any printed material; paper, box or label in today's world was created with the CMYK color process. By overlapping these four ink colors in various concentrations over white paper, a huge number of other colors can be created. Using colored pencils, we will create incredible pieces with just the printer process colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (K). We will first create a chart to use and keep, so that we know which amounts of the 4 pencils produce which colors on the color wheel. We will then practice achieving those colors by drawing fruit. Moving on to the second half of the class to draw gorgeous colorful birds using only these 4 pencils. Small supply list.

COLORED PENCIL: Grisaille TechniqueCOLORED PENCIL: Grisaille Technique
Jami Faith
December 3, 2016, Saturday,10:30am - 4:00pm
Take your Colored Pencil Paintings one step further with this one day workshop. Learn how to build a value foundation with an underpainting of grey pencils. This grey-like foundation is called Grisaille (greez-eye) and was used by the master painters for centuries. Adding your hues atop the value painting then creates rich deep color , taking the painting beyond basic color layering. Small supply list.



  • By phone: Call Art Department at 503-364-7465 during business hours, registration requires a Visa or MasterCard payment.
  • In person: You are welcome to register at Art Department during business hours.

Students must pre-register and pay the full amount to reserve a space in the desired class or workshop. Minimum enrollment must be met to make a class a “go”. So to avoid disappointment, please register early!

Class will be cancelled three business days prior to the first day of the first class IF the student minimum is not met.

REFUND POLICY: If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be given. Withdrawals made more than five days prior to the first class session, will be issued a full refund minus a $10 registration processing fee. Withdrawals made five days or less, prior to the first class session, will NOT be refunded or credited.


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