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SPRING TERM CLASSES
We are in the process of scheduling classes for April, May, and June. Most classes will be posted by the first week of April. Stay tuned...

Coptic Bookbinding -- This class is full but NEW class added May 3 & 4Coptic Bookbinding -- This class is full but NEW class added May 3 & 4
Karen Votaw
April 5 & 6, Saturday-10am-5pm, Sunday-12:30-3:30pm
$70
Join Karen and learn how to make this old world, rustic book. This book, called a Coptic book, refers to a method of bookbinding developed by the Copts as early as 2nd Century AD. It is made with wood covers and you will be able to choose from a variety of methods to decorate the cover. The spine of the book is exposed and makes for an intriguing book. The signatures of the book are sewn together using chain stitching across the spine, at the top and bottom of the spine. The sewing will take at least 3 hours, therefore we are extending the class time to include several optional hours on Sunday to finish the book. Supply list, some supplies included.

Beginning Oil Paint ExplorationBeginning Oil Paint ExplorationBeginning Oil Paint Exploration
Julie Jeanseau
April 8 - May 20, 2014, (No Class April 29th) Tuesdays, 6 weeks, 6-8:30pm
$140
Oil paints have a depth of hue that is just impossible to get with other kinds of paint. Starting with some basic tools and information we will explore the possibilities of painting with oil. You will learn about types of brushes and how to mix and apply paint. We will learn how to use various mediums to shorten the drying time and thin the paint. In addition, we will cover some color theory so you can feel confident in your use of color as you develop your pieces. By the end of the class, you will come away with several experimental, in process pieces, and at least one finished painting. Feel free to repeat this class for review. Also, some new projects and techniques will be introduced. More info & Supply List

NO FEAR ACRYLIC PAINTINGNO FEAR ACRYLIC PAINTING
Marilyn Krug
April 10 – May 8, Thursdays 2 - 4:30 pm (5 weeks)
$135
Learn to master acrylics! Unlock your expressive style with a focus on color and contemporary design. Each class includes warm-up paintings, instructor demo’s, lots of painting time and individual attention. Say goodbye to fear and be bold as you experience the versatility of acrylic paints. Achieve rich glazes, edges and shadows. Pair rich, transparent color pigments with powerful opaques. Learn special effects and tricks using minimal amounts of rubbing alcohol and other mediums. Make the most of brushes and palette knives. Learn the professional design tips! Apply value & color contrast for a stronger painting. No drawing skills are needed as you progress at your own pace without fear. All skill levels are welcome. Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 10. Appropriate for ages 16 and older. Supply list.

INTRODUCTORY WATERCOLOR CLASS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERSINTRODUCTORY WATERCOLOR CLASS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Robin Christy Humelbaugh
April 16, Wednesday, 1-4pm
$30
Bring yourself, a pencil, and notebook (sketchbook) for a fun overview of the basic watercolor washes and techniques with a focus on landscapes. All of your paints and papers and supports will be supplied on this day only! If you have always wanted to explore watercolor, this is the class for you. We will play with wet in wet, wet on dry, line work, lifting, charging and general paint mixing. This sounds like a lot of work but it really is fun when you get the paint and water to work for you. All supplies included. (A great starter class for the "Watercolor Great Starts" class).

BEGINNING DRAWINGBEGINNING DRAWINGBEGINNING DRAWING
Cynthia Herron
April 17 - May 8, Thursdays, 4 weeks, 6-8:30pm
$135
This class will provide a continuing foundation to learn the fundamentals of representational drawing. In this 4-week class, we will learn the basics of measuring and sighting, chiaroscuro, perspective and depth using pencil and charcoal. This class will emphasize line work as well as value. Expect to see your skills improve, and be able to draw whatever you see! All levels of experience are welcome. Subject matter includes photographs and still-life arrangements. Each evening will include examples, working time and critiques. For those who are repeating the class there will be new techniques and subject matter. Supply list.
1. Grid method using photo. Bring 2 photos to first class to choose from. Any subject.
2. Mondrian grid, and sighting methods.
3. contour line and gesture line
4. chiaroscuro and capturing form with shading.

EXPLORING COLORED PENCILSEXPLORING COLORED PENCILS
Jami
April 21 - May 19, 5 weeks, Mondays, 6-8pm
$120
This 5 week series will allow you to build and hone your skills with colored pencils. Each week we will dig deeper into at least two techniques, experiencing and experimenting with the pencils. In addition, you will create your own color reference charts for future use, work on samples, and create a finished piece. Come explore the many joys of this versatile medium and discover a stronger sense of personal style. Suitable for all levels. Ages 12 to 92. Supply list.

Watercolor Great Starts and How to Finish ThemWatercolor Great Starts and How to Finish Them
Robin Christy Humelbaugh
April 23 - May 28, Wednesday, 6 weeks, 1pm - 3:30pm
$130
Sometimes all we need is a splash of color or a little texture to kickstart the creative juices needed to make a finished composition. Often it is as easy as washing off something that is already there. Sometimes a little masking fluid will do the trick. This class is useful for both beginners and more seasoned painters and the emphasis will be on landscape and florals in the landscape or in the vase. Supply list

BEGINNING PORTRAIT DRAWINGBEGINNING PORTRAIT DRAWINGBEGINNING PORTRAIT DRAWING
Jami
April 26, 10:30am – 3:30pm
$60
This one day workshop covers the very basics of drawing a likeness. We will look at the basic structure of the face, and determine what it is that makes one person look different from another. You will learn some techniques for putting pencil to paper to create dimension and detail. We will be drawing from photographs, so no need to worry about the model moving halfway through! With this workshop you will build your skills and improve your ability at creating a likeness. This class is for beginners & all ages are welcome. There will be a brief break in the middle of class, so bring a snack or money to purchase something close by. Supply list.

Coptic Bookbinding Coptic Bookbinding
Karen Votaw
May 3 & 4, Saturday-10am-5pm, Sunday-12:30-3:30pm
$70
Join Karen and learn how to make this old world, rustic book. This book, called a Coptic book, refers to a method of bookbinding developed by the Copts as early as 2nd Century AD. It is made with wood covers and you will be able to choose from a variety of methods to decorate the cover. The spine of the book is exposed and makes for an intriguing book. The signatures of the book are sewn together using chain stitching across the spine, at the top and bottom of the spine. The sewing will take at least 3 hours, therefore we are extending the class time to include several optional hours on Sunday to finish the book. Supply list, some supplies included.

SIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAXSIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAXSIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAX
Nancy Eng
May 15 - June 5, Thursday, 6-8:30pm
$140
In this class you will learn the basics of using oil & cold wax. We will create and finish five 6x6 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. Supply List. Some supplies are included.

Marketing Your Art: How To Develop a PortfolioMarketing Your Art: How To Develop a Portfolio
Catherine Alexander
May 17, Saturday, 10:30am - 2:30pm
$55
Whether you maintain images of your art on a digital tablet or in a traditional portfolio, how you create, manage and show your portfolio materials can make or break your art career. Learn how to take good photos of your art, optimize them in Photoshop, write a strong artist statement and resume, and format these materials for maximum impact. Ideal for beginning, and advanced artists. No previous Photoshop experience needed. Bring your current portfolio if you have one. A tablet or laptop is helpful but not required for this workshop.

WATERCOLOR PENCILS: Tips and TechniquesWATERCOLOR PENCILS: Tips and Techniques
Jami
May 18, Sunday, 12:30 - 3:30pm
$40
Water color pencils combine the best of both worlds; watercolor paint and colored pencil. They are very portable and allow precise control and detail like colored pencils yet they dissolve and blend into vibrant colors when water is added. They are the perfect travel media. Experience a variety of techniques, while learning how to make the watercolor pencil work for you. Learn how to make your strokes loose and free to look like Japanese sumi painting or watercolor; or try your hand at tight and intense color that mimics acrylic painting. Learn how to incorporate your new found knowledge and apply it to your own style of drawing. This class is for beginners or early watercolor pencil learners. All ages welcome. Supply list.

OIL PAINTING WITH JUICEOIL PAINTING WITH JUICE
Marilyn Krug
May 31 & June 1, Saturday & Sunday, 11am -4:30pm (1/2 hour lunch break)
$150 + $15 supply fee
Think of the fresh colors of lime, papaya and mangoes. This is all the creative juice you’ll need for this new style of painting with oils. Working in a small format, you will learn to paint clean but loose contemporary still life designs with juicy, vibrant warm colors, played against cool colors. Draw it. Tone the surface. Sketch it and BAM! you're ready to paint.This one brush stroke painting style makes for clean color and quicker drying times. Minimal drawing and design experience is helpful - but you can learn basic shapes fast, and that's all you need. You may bring a camera, phone or ipad to photograph the set up for later reference. Come in the store and check out the painting sample at the front counter. Maximum 10 students, ages 14 and up. Supply list.

Sail Away Sculpture WorkshopSail Away Sculpture Workshop
Tory Brokenshire
June 7, Saturday, 9am - 5pm, (lunch break)
$145
In this workshop we are going to drift off into a day of creation and adventure. You will be surprised how fast you can learn the easy steps to sculpt a unique and one of a kind clay person. You then will craft a vessel; maybe a canoe, rowboat, or a sea going kayak might be just the thing to carry your creation away. Come into the store to see a sample. This class is suitable for all levels. Supply list.

FLING YOURSELF INTO WATERMEDIA WORKSHOPFLING YOURSELF INTO WATERMEDIA WORKSHOPFLING YOURSELF INTO WATERMEDIA WORKSHOP
Robin Christy Humelbaugh
June 14, Saturday, 10am - 2pm (lunch break)
$60
In this class we will get loose and wild by flinging masking fluid, and other products that resist watermedia. The order of the day is to pull out meaningful images and/or designs from the chaos of uncareful flinging of the mediums. While things dry, a little lecture on the means of detecting and imagining what to do with your fling will be presented and then we will work with the results. Be prepared to get messy and have some fun. Supply list.

DRAWING THE OREGON WHITE OAKDRAWING THE OREGON WHITE OAKDRAWING THE OREGON WHITE OAK
Paul Toews
June 21, Saturday, 10:30am - 3:30pm
$65
“Humans are unique in their creative communication. Their only challenge is to find which voice is theirs.” In this class, Paul will use his experience as a teacher to instruct and inspire you to better render Oregon trees as a focus of classic composition. This lesson’s focus will be the beautiful white oak as seen from Cascade Highway located between Sublimity and Silverton. Points of instruction will be the placement of subject, tone value in two colors, and shapes seen as design. Learn how negative space reveals shape and design. Join Paul as he introduces his own style of drawing from the movement of subject rather than detail. Small supply list.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

  • 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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