Classes

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Current/Upcoming Classes

SOAR Colored Pencil Training - Dan Miller

Award winning colored pencil artist, Dan Miller, will be at Keizer Heritage Center, February, 9th and 10th. He will be teaching, “Mountain Landscape”, on White Paper. 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



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.
Online Class Registration or register at KAA.



'Acrylic Class - Brigitte Miller

November 6 ”STILL LIFE” a series of SIX ACRYLIC PAINTINGS geared for beginners ofall ages* taught by BRIGITTE MILLER. 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.
Online Class Registration or register at KAA.



'Makers' Club - Brigitte Miller
December 1, 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



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

Online Class Registration or register at KAA.



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

Online Class Registration or register at KAA.



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

Online Class Registration or register at KAA.



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.

Online Class Registration or register at KAA.



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

Online Class Registration or register at KAA.



Open Studio


November 23, 30 : December 7, 14, 21, 28 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.