Classes

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Classes

One Brush Painting - Linda Osburn

November 17 – Join Linda for a fun, One Brush, Painting Class where you will only use one 3/4 inch brush, and you will use both ends of the brush to create the painting. All supplies are provided, paint, canvas, and brush…..all you bring is paper towels and an apron! Saturday, 9:30-12:00. $35.
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'Acrylic Class - Brigitte Miller

September 18-October 23-ACRYLICS taught by BRIGITTE MILLER featuring “FLOWERS” a series of six paintings geared for beginners of all ages.* Brigitte is a certified fine art instructor with the Grumbacher paint company.

For this series, you’ll need:

  • (6)-9″ x 12″ wrap-around, stretched canvas or canvas board
  • one set of small acrylic brushes including a filbert, round, 1/2″ flat and liner (optional) or purchase each separately
  • Acrylic Paint Set with at least red, blue, yellow, black and white or individual tubes -palette knife (optional, but very handy for mixing paint)
  • 12 paper plates or one plastic acrylic palette (I often use recycled plastic plates.)
  • paper towels or dinner napkins -#2 pencil -spray bottle (The Dollar Store has these.)

Drop in any time for $20 each 2-hour session, pre-register for $15 per class: buy a 5-class punch card and get one class free! That’s only $12.50 per class. Tuesday Evenings 6:30-8:30.

Children under 12 must be with an adult.
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'Makers' Club - Brigitte Miller
November 3-Join the MAKERS’ CLUB taught by BRIGITTE MILLER.
Creativity for all ages. Learn acrylic, watercolor, calligraphy drawing, collage, mixed media, art journaling and much more. Hobnob with other like-minded creatives. Complete a project step-by-step in each class. Under 8 years must be with an adult. Pre-register for $10/class, 503-390-3010. Drop-in is $15/class. Bonus! Get a class for FREE by purchasing a 6-class punch card for $50. A $5 supply fee is collected at the start of each session, or you are welcome to purchase a supply kit for $50. This will include everything you will need for 12 classes. Note: Must reserve class spot at least 3 days prior to class date to guarantee availability. 1st Saturdays at KAA from 9:30-11:30.



Colored Pencil Class

October 1-November 19-COLORED PENCIL CLASSES are taught by various talented artists. Realism, abstraction, whimsy, landscape, portraiture, and wildlife are all favorite subjects of colored pencil students.

In these classes you will learn color theory, layering, strokes, use of paper and tools, dry pencil, watercolor pencil and much more. These classes show the student how much fun it is to learn new techniques and stretch your expertise. All levels of pencil pushers welcome. Bring the supplies that you have and we will discuss any other supplies you may need for future classes.

Please sign up for class at least one week ahead of time. $70/8 classes, Mondays, 9:00-12:00

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SOAR Colored Pencil Training

Award winning colored pencil artist, Rhonda Dicksion, will be at Keizer Heritage Center, October, 13th and 14th. She will be teaching, “Blooming Roses”, on Drafting Film. The class will be taught in the KAA classroom.

To register for this workshop go to annkullberg.com/soar; for questions, please contact Shari Mabry at (503) 508-9974 or sharimabry@yahoo.com



WATERCOLOR with PEN and INK - Nancy Ericksen-Ward

October 1-November 19-WATERCOLOR with PEN and INK taught by NANCY ERICKSEN-WARD. Watercolor With Pen and Ink is a great class for those who want to spice up old watercolors or try an easy, new way to finish a painting. Learn tips on how to use disposable, watercolor ink pens, in conjunction with watercolor, or on their own. Students will be shown several approaches to using pen and ink.

Supply list

  • Professional grade watercolor paint in colors suggested in attachment. Choose Palette #1 or #2.
  • 140 pound HOT press watercolor paper. Acceptable paper would be Arches, Fabriano, Lana, Winsor Newton.
  • #8 or larger round watercolor brush, natural or synthetic, ½, or ¾ or 1 inch natural or synthetic flat watercolor brush.
  • Palette to store and mix paint from tubes.
  • Water bucket, rags or paper towels, white masking tape (no blue, please. You’ll learn why in class.)
  • Board for affixing paper.
  • Your own original photos, drawings or sketches (no calendar art, magazine or newspaper photos. Internet photos only from websites offering free copies which are not copyrighted. Instructor will have photos for use by students.</liL
  • Number 2 graphite pencil, tracing paper, white erasers
  • Pitts Pens in F, S and M….OR micron pens in .25, sepia or black

$65/8 classes, Mondays, 12:30-3:00

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Easy Watercolor - Nancy Ericksen-Ward

October 2-November 20-EASY WATERCOLOR taught by NANCY ERICKSEN-WARD. Easy Watercolor is great class for beginners or those who want to prevent problems or fix them. Learn to take a painting from an idea to a finished masterpiece! Understand how to develop a good composition. Take the mystery out of how to paint a beautiful picture.

Supply list:

  • Professional grade watercolor paint in colors suggested in attachment. Choose Palette #1 or #2.140 pound cold press or rough watercolor paper. Acceptable paper would be Arches, Fabriano, Lana, Winsor Newton. No pads of paper from the craft store.
  • #8 or larger round watercolor brush, natural or synthetic ½, or ¾ or 1 inch natural or synthetic flat watercolor brush
  • Palette to store and mix paint from tubes.
  • Water bucket, rags or paper towels, white masking tape (no blue, please. You’ll learn why in class.)
  • Board for affixing paper.
  • Your own original photos, drawings or sketches (no calendar art, magazine or newspaper photos. Internet photos only from websites offering free copies which are not copyrighted.
  • Number 2 graphite pencil, tracing paper, white erasers

$65/8 classes, Tuesdays 10:00-12:30

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Calligraphy - Penny White

October 2-CALLIGRAPHY taught by PENNY WHITE. There are many different types of Calligraphy and Penny has taught several of them. Starting Fall term she is going to focus exclusively on 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

October 1-31 : November 7, 14, 21, 28-”WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAYS taught by STEVE KLEIER. Learn to express in watercolor. When classes start in October we begin by painting the harmonies and textures in nature, skies, trees, rocks and water. Then move on to rendering people, city scenes and more. 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, Kleenex, Palette or tray, Water container and spray bottles, Sponge or dishcloth, Photos for reference

Watercolor Colors: 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, Cad Yellow Light, Cad Red Light, Cold Press Watercolor paper

Variety in Watercolor: All Levels Welcome $100/4 classes or $30 drop-in fee per day. Wednesdays 10:00-1:00

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Painting Landscapes in Oils or Acrylics - Patricia Young

October 4-25-”PAINTING LANDSCAPES” in OIL or ACRYLICS taught by PATRICIA YOUNG. Painting Landscapes: “en plein air” and from your own sketches and photo references, in oil or acrylic. For: Knowledgeable Beginners to Experienced.

This workshop, taught by Patricia Young (Tricia), will focus on simplification; the importance of edges; color temperature and values; and how to take the three-dimensional landscape you see and turn it into a two-dimensional painting and a work of art. Tricia believes that a painting needs to be built, and she would like to show you her approach to achieving this.

The workshop will focus on the following objectives to develop your painting skills:

  • How to organize elements to create a successful composition
  • The importance of shape, balance and contrast
  • Maintaining and supporting a focal point, and how to direct viewers to your area of interest
  • Achieving depth and atmosphere, not just by painting what you see but learning how to make it work successfully to give the feel of three-dimensions

What to Expect: Tricia will give students a solid foundation based on the structure of a painting and understanding how to make things read correctly. She will show each student what’s working in their own paintings and where the problem spots are. She will point out the fundamentals of good design and proper organization of elements.

Tricia believes that each student will meet their individuals goals as a painter through practice and perseverance. Students will work on preliminary sketches, Notan (seeing the images in high contrast – darks and lights), underpainting, and color mixing and matching. Students will have a weekly assignment to help them improve over the course of the workshop.

We will discuss supplies further during the first workshop.

Mediums: Oil or Acrylic Supply List:

Paints (oil or acrylic): Suggested colors: White, Ultramarine Blue, Pthylo Blue,Cadmium Yellow Light (or Hansa Yellow, or Indian Yellow), Chromium Oxide Green (and/or Sap Green), Violet (red toned and blue toned), Magenta, Cadmium Red, Orange, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber

Mixing Mediums: This will depend on whether you are choosing to paint with oil or acrylic paints. We will discuss the use of non-toxic oil mediums and the use of different oils and other products that do not produce toxic fumes in the classroom for those who will be painting with oil paints. Acrylics can be thinned with various mediums and stabilizers depending on your preference, including water only.

3 stretched canvases: Choose a size you feel comfortable with, but not too large. Keep them between 8×12 to 16×24. You can purchase either 5/8” profile (which will require a frame when completed), or gallery canvas profile which is usually 1” or more (these can painted around the edges and do not require a frame when finished). Prepared stretched canvases will not require gesso, but it can be used if you prefer.

Easel: a table easel will work in the classroom or you can bring a standing easel such as a French easel or other, if you prefer.

Brushes and/or palette knives: Flats, Rounds, Ovals (all have their uses). A variety of sizes, but mostly medium-size brushes will be used. Palette knives can be used to mix and also to paint with, which we will talk more about.

Palette: I prefer using a closable plastic box (Masters…) and inside a pad of disposable palette sheets that fit. (The advantage is that you can close it up and keep your paints ready to use the next day and transporting the already started palette is much easier). But you can use whatever you are comfortable with. A white background on your palette is nice for mixing, such as plexiglass or coated wood palettes.

Containers for carrying your supplies can be whatever works for you. Bag, box, French easel, etc.

We will discuss supplies at the first meeting, and go over the list here, which is flexible. Students do not need to go out and buy all new paints or other supplies, unless they have nothing yet and they are planning to buy supplies for the first time.

Check out Tricia’s beautiful art on these two sites: www.patriciayoung-artist.com : www.facebook.com/patricia.young.at.art

Thursdays, 4/classes for $90

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Open Studio

October 5-26 : November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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.