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Instructor list

Painting the World Around Us in OilPainting the World Around Us in Oil
Julie Jeanseau
January 28 - February 18, 2016, Thursdays, 6-8:30pm
$140
It is easy to have an “accurate" painting, that falls flat from the beauty that inspired us to paint. Learn how to use color, glazing and abstraction to add dimension and vibrancy to your painting. This class also includes work with color theory ideas, adding mixed media and using your camera's filters. All levels welcome in this four week class. Supply List.

Collage: Birds and Branches Collage: Birds and Branches
Anna Tewes
February 6, 2016, Saturday, 12:30 - 4 pm
$85
Take an afternoon and discover the beauty of working with handmade papers in this collage workshop. This class will introduce you to the unique possibilities of working with paper. There are so many beautiful papers available today. Using handmade papers offers the artist variation using color, pattern and texture in the creation of beautiful representational paper collages. The theme will be Birds and Branches. Some ideas might be: Place your birds on a tree limb, create a close up image of your bird or picture a bird looking into its nest. So bring your ideas and come play. Anna will provide many accent papers for you including marbled papers that she recently created just for making birds. Anna is Art Department’s Featured Artist in January. Come check out her artwork. Supply List.

Simple Abstract Landscapes in Oil & Cold WaxSimple Abstract Landscapes in Oil & Cold WaxSimple Abstract Landscapes in Oil & Cold Wax
Nancy Eng
February 11 - March 3, 2016, Thursdays, 1 - 3:30pm
$140
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. Supply List.

Figure Drawing for BeginnersFigure Drawing for BeginnersFigure Drawing for Beginners
Ian Factor
February 16 - March 8, 2016, Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm
$130 + $40 model fee
This course will provide an in-depth exploration of fundamental techniques and approaches for drawing the figure from a live model. In this 4 week class, students will briefly review the basic structure, construction and proportions of the human figure before focusing on the body as a dynamic, ever-moving, totally integrated rhythmic force. Students will apply measuring and sighting skills to describe the human machine in accurate and expressive ways while developing heightened skills for quickly perceiving and rendering the subtle underlying structural, muscular and energetic connections within every posture. Graphite, compressed and vine (willow) charcoal will be used. Intermediate and advanced technical applications will be introduced with a focus on quicker more expressive mark making. Previous figure drawing experience is not required but students should have a basic level of drawing experience, such as a beginning drawing class or self guided study. This class will include examples of other artist’s drawings and plenty of working time. Handouts and diagrams will also be supplied by the instructor. This course is taught with the individual in mind, hence there will be a focus on one-on-one time and critiques as well as group discussion and demos. Supply List.

COLORED PENCIL: Grisaille Technique -- Rescheduled, New Date!COLORED PENCIL: Grisaille Technique -- Rescheduled, New Date!
Jami Moffett
February 20, 2016, Saturday,10:30am - 4:00pm
$60
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.

Exploring Colored PencilsExploring Colored PencilsExploring Colored Pencils
Jami Moffett
February 22 - March 14, Mondays, 6-8pm
$95
In this four evening class, learn to get the most out of your colored pencils as we explore in depth, the large variety of techniques possible with this very versatile medium. Each week we will delve into creating work using blending, burnishing, gradation, impressed line, colored ground, and more. Addressing both the technical/practical side and the imaginative/creative side of these techniques. Suitable for all levels. Supply list.

Zentangle® 1: Introduction (Full new class added March 19, see below)Zentangle® 1: Introduction (Full new class added March 19, see below)
Heidi Depue
February 27, 2016, Saturday, 1:00 - 3:30pm
$45
Learn how to create an abstract, intricate little piece of art while practicing Mindfulness. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, meditative form of drawing. With it you can explore your creative side, overcome stress, and enter a peaceful state of mind. Those who have no prior artistic training or drawing experience will find confidence and motivation to create more art; those who already practice art will find Zentangle useful to get "in the zone" and overcome blocks. Zentangle uses simple, inexpensive tools, is portable, and can fit into a busy schedule.
In this introductory class, you will become familiar with the theoretical background and principles of the Zentangle art form, and learn and practice basic strokes. You will learn several patterns and at the end of class you will have the basic knowledge to practice Zentangle on your own. Small supply list. Check out Heidi’s website: www.themeditativepen.com/

YUPO Watercolor Play Day: Anything Goes – with YUPO! YUPO Watercolor Play Day: Anything Goes – with YUPO! YUPO Watercolor Play Day: Anything Goes – with YUPO!
Becki Trachsel Hesedahl
March 12, 2016, Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
$65
What is YUPO?
YUPO is an acid free archival synthetic surface that is recyclable, waterproof and tree-free. It is a compelling and unique alternative to traditional art papers. The slick, non-absorbent format allows the paint to sit on the surface of the paper so the artist can manipulate or remove the paint even after it is dry. It is a fun format to work with and there are many techniques to use to get the desired results.
Experience is the best teacher!
This is a thrilling surface...and the best way to start with YUPO is to play! Forget the techniques used with cotton rag paper and come and spend the day playing to learn about this unique material! Suitable for any level.
Note: We will take a lunch break midday so bring your lunch or plan to go out.Supply list.

Zentangle® 1: Introduction (new class)Zentangle® 1: Introduction (new class)
Heidi Depue
March 19, 2016, Saturday, 1:00 - 3:30pm
$45
Learn how to create an abstract, intricate little piece of art while practicing Mindfulness. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, meditative form of drawing. With it you can explore your creative side, overcome stress, and enter a peaceful state of mind. Those who have no prior artistic training or drawing experience will find confidence and motivation to create more art; those who already practice art will find Zentangle useful to get "in the zone" and overcome blocks. Zentangle uses simple, inexpensive tools, is portable, and can fit into a busy schedule.
In this introductory class, you will become familiar with the theoretical background and principles of the Zentangle art form, and learn and practice basic strokes. You will learn several patterns and at the end of class you will have the basic knowledge to practice Zentangle on your own. Small supply list. Check out Heidi’s website: www.themeditativepen.com/

Transparent Watercolor BasicsTransparent Watercolor BasicsTransparent Watercolor Basics
Becki Trachsel Hesedahl
April 19 - May 10, 2016, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm
$120
Have you always wanted to paint in watercolors but were afraid to try? In this class you will learn the basics of transparent watercolor and have fun doing it! We will discuss various pigments (colors), papers and supplies. You will learn the techniques used by transparent watercolorists to create those amazing, glowing paintings. 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 but if you are more experienced and want a fun refresher you are welcome too! We will work with new projects and continue the learning for those who have taken the class previously. Basic drawing experience is helpful but not necessary. 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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