Classes

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Current/Upcoming Classes

Expanding Your Heart Thru Painting-for Health and Happiness - Jan Jorgensen


'WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Pen and Ink - Angela Wrahtz

Thursday Mornings
January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, 2019

Learn how to manipulate this flexible and gorgeous medium while creating a lovely painting that takes advantage of the properties which are unique to watercolor. Then you have the option to embellish your work with traditional or more contemporary approaches to pen and ink. Projects are provided by the instructor, and you will learn beginning to advanced techniques for watercolor and pen through step-by-step instruction as well as many demonstrations. Angie brings lots of handouts to support instruction as well. While class begins with helpful instruction, the bulk of class time is devoted to the students actually putting into practice the skills they are learning and getting individual help when needed. All levels welcome. Lessons are designed with your success and joy in the process in mind. Instructor brings professional grade paper and paints for use in class.

$25/class paid to KAA, plus $5materials fee paid to instructor at the beginning of class.
See supplies list for additional items you bring.

Supplies List

  • Instructor provides as part of materials fee
    • Arches 140 lb Cold Pressed “natural” or “bright white” watercolor paper, ¼ sheet (11.5” x 15”);
    • M. Graham professional grade watercolor paints, including: Warm colors: Azo Yellow, Hansa Yellow, Nickel Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Rose, Naphthol Red, Cadmium Red, Maroon Perylene; Cool Colors: Dioxizine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Hooker Green, Permanent Pale Green, Phthalo Green, Peynes Gray; Earth Colors: Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber; White: Dr. PH Martin’s Bleed Proof White; If you wish to bring your own colors, you are welcome to do so.
  • Blue painters tape
  • Firm water resistant board to tape your paper to (Angie has some for purchase for $5)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie pens (as you would get at the local store or in a bigger pack at Costco) Sizes “fine” and “ultra fine” and/or other permanent ink pens such as Microns or Prismacolor in various sizes and black. Bring other colors if you prefer and have them.
  • Brushes: Bring what you have and we can evaluate. What works best are:
    Round size 8 or 10 (mix of natural hair and synthetic is ideal)
    Small size round brush # 4 or 6
    Larger wash brush like a round “mop brush,” or a 1 to 2 inch natural hair flat wash brush, or a one inch natural hair oval wash brush (also known as a cat’s tongue because it is flat and holds lots of water but it also comes to a nice point. Connoisseur is my favorite brand for these.)
    Flat synthetic hair brushes like you would use in acrylic painting won’t give you a satisfying experience. Angie brings brushes to class that you can try to see what you like before buying your own, if you don’t have brushes.
  • Paper towel
  • Water bucket (recycled 16 oz or larger yogurt cups work great)
  • Rags (old towels) to dab your brushes
  • Table salt (can store in a Ziploc bag)
  • Elephant ear sponge
  • Fine mist spray bottle
  • Watercolor sketchbook for color sampling, testing and/or notetaking, and practice (90 lb paper weight is OK)
  • Notepad for taking notes
  • Folder to keep your handouts

Online Class Registration or Register at KAA


Easy Watercolor Plus - Nancy Ericksen-Ward
'Makers Club - Brigitte Miller
March 2, 9:30 – 11:30 am. MAKERS’ CLUB, taught by BRIGITTE MILLER. Makers’ Club will occur on the first Saturday of each month. Open to adults and children*. Learn acrylic, watercolor, calligraphy, art journaling and much more! Hobnob with other like-minded creatures. Complete a project step-by-step in each class. *Children under 8 years must be with an adult. Pre-register for $10 per class at keizerarts.com. Drop-in is $15 per class (unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a spot for drop-ins). BONUS! Get a class for FREE by purchasing a six-class punch card for $50. A $5 supply fee is collected at the start of each session OR you welcome to purchase a supply kit for $50 (This will include everything you’ll need for 12 classes.) Note: Must reserve class spot at least three days prior to class date to guarantee availability

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Calligraphy - Penny White

Starting January 8 – CALLIGRAPHY taught by PENNY WHITE. There are many different types of Calligraphy and Penny has taught many of them. Winter term is going to be a continuation of POINTED PEN CALLIGRAPHY. You create Pointed Pen Calligraphy with pointy nibs and those nibs result in letters that have elegant, subtle stroke contrast.

Supplies:  Penny says: “There are many Nibs one can use and one just has to find the best one for each particular hand. I will bring along a selection but the following are all good: Nikko G; Gillot 303; Brause 361; or Hunt 56.  

Penholders: a regular one works fine, but an oblique holder is my preference – this is the holder with a ‘sidecar’ which is very helpful if you are a fan of very sloping writing.

Ink:  walnut ink works well;  if you are using an oblique holder you will need a small container to hold the ink as the ‘sidecar’ won’t fit into most ink bottles.

Paper:  Layout paper works very well – you can see through it to trace the letters initially which is very helpful.

8 weeks/$50, Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30.

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Watercolor Wednesdays - Steve Kleier

Starting up again January 2, 2019 – “WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAYS” taught by STEVE KLEIER. Learn to express in watercolor. Each lesson begins with drawing to work out composition and value. The painting is completed with traditional direct and glazing watercolor techniques. Join me for fun and learning. *

Drawing Materials List -Drawing board and clips -Portable Sketch book -Large newsprint pad (12×16” min) -Kneaded eraser -Medium hardness charcoal -Artist quality drawing pencils, 6b -Razor blade and sandpaper for sharpening -Selection of good quality watercolor brushes Watercolor Colors -Kleenex -Palette or tray-Water container and spray bottles -Sponge or dishcloth -Photos for reference.

Watercolor Colors –Cad Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, Raw Sienna, Cad Yellow Light, Cad Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cerulean Blue Hue, Prussian Blue, Raw Sienna, Cold Press Watercolor paper

All Levels Welcome $100/4 or $30 drop-in fee per day. Wednesdays: 10 am – 1 pm

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Colored Pencil Class - Various Instructors

January 7-February 25-COLORED PENCIL CLASS taught by accomplished colored pencil artists.

The guest artists this term are Karen Saleen and Donna Lee. Always interesting, always something new and always fun. This class has been ongoing for a number of years and is welcome for beginners through advanced students interested in the wonderful and versatile world of colored pencils. You do not need to be a free hand artist or an accomplished artist to create works of art in this class. If you can sharpen a pencil, push it around on paper and love color, you are qualified to attend. Mondays, 9:00-12:00. $70/8 weeks.*

Supply List:

  • Set of 24+ size Prismacolor, Lyra, Faber-Castell, or professional artist grade colored pencils
  • Set of water color pencils (optional)
  • kneaded eraser for lifting and/or a variety of erasers of your choice
  • pad or sheets of good quality paper, such as Bristol, Stonehenge, or Canson
  • Ruler or straight edge, eraser shield (optional), electric eraser (optional)
  • pencil sharpener, (metal blade, not plastic) can be battery operated, electric, or hand-held
  • drawing board or support for your artwork
  • drafting tape or artist tape
  • soft drafting brush or non-used makeup brush
  • container to hold supplies and to protect pencils from breakage

*Since we have guest instructors, you may be asked to bring other supplies.

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Open Studio

January 4, 11, 18, 25 FRIDAY OPEN STUDIO. This “no host” studio is for artists of all mediums. Spend the afternoon in our brightly lit classroom with the benefit of good company and a pleasant place to work. Make a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy our extensive Lending Library and the Enid Joy Mount Gallery for inspiration. Open 1:00-4:00pm every Friday. Free to members. $3/day or $10/ month for non- members. No registration required.


Please sign up at least one week ahead for these classes so the instructor can prepare for the correct number of students. Ages 14 and above can register for adult classes. Refunds will be given to students if a class is cancelled. If a student registers and pays for a class and cannot attend we will gladly forward your payment to a future class.


OTHER OFFERINGS: LENDING LIBRARY-Free to members. GIFT GALLERY- Browse our beautiful “Gallery K” for jewelry, cards, paintings, woodwork, tiles, scarves, books, bowls, fused glass, collage, and specialty art items. Gallery K is constantly changing and adding affordable gift items. Gift wrapping available.


KEIZER ART ASSOCIATION and ENID JOY MOUNT GALLERY are located in the Keizer Heritage Center at 980 Chemawa Rd., Keizer, OR 97303. Ph (503) 390-3010. For further class information please call Carol Harris at (503)363-5667 or (503) 580-5476. E-MAIL: keizerartassociation@gmail.com WEBSITE: http://keizerarts.com. Check us out online and register online using PayPal or stop by the gallery to register. GALLERY HOURS: TUE, WED, THU, FRI 1:00-4:00, SAT. 10:00-4:00 pm. KAA accepts cash, checks, VISA/ Mastercard.


Art Department Discount

Students and Instructors: take your supply list to The Art Department in downtown Salem and receive a discount on Art Supplies.