Classes and Workshops for April 2017

April 1st

You are invited to the monthly artist reception to see the art and visit with the artists who entered the Colored Pencil Society of America Show. This show will be spectacular with the beauty of colored pencils featured in every entry. The afternoon reception is from 2:00-4:00 in the large event room with awards given to the artists, refreshments for everyone and a chance to shop in Gallery K. Meet and greet the folks who believe in Keizer Art Association.

April 3-May 22-COLORED PENCIL CLASS taught by accomplished colored pencil artists

Guest artists for Spring Term are Pat Averill and Terri Neal. Always interesting, always something new and always fun. This class has been ongoing for a number of years and is welcome to 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.* Register here.


Accomplished artist Shirlee Johnson will show you how to prepare your canvas for painting and underpainting, for value, lost and found edges, cool and warm colors, composition and glazing, and working with shapes and designs to make the eye move around the painting. Shirlee has an art background from Pierce Jr. College in Woodland Hills, CA where she studied drawing, design and life drawing; Art Masterʼs School in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she studied color, composition, acrylics, oils, and pastels. Monday afternoons, 1:00-4:00. $60/4 classes.* Register here.

Supplies to bring: Acrylic paints (heavy body acrylics only) Cad Red Light Cad Red Medium Cad Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow Light (more transparent and cheaper) Cad Yellow Deep or Hansa Yellow Light (more transparent and cheaper) Thalo Blue Yellow Ochre Quinacridone Violet or Alizarin Crimson Viridian or Thalo Green Ultramarine Blue Dioxazine Purple Unbleached Titanium Titanium White Burnt Sienna Raw Sienna Raw Umber Acrylic Medium gloss or matt. Use in place of water. White paper towels (Brawny) that are strong. Canvas 11 x 14 Table easel Palette knife Masterson palette 16 x 12 or 10 x 14 (larger is better) Acrylic paper for your palette, Container for water, Small spray bottle Blue paper towels (You can get these at WalMart in the automotive section.) Brushes: #4 round, #6 filbert, #8 flat, #10 flat, #8 round with long handles Watercolor pad for mixing colors. Notebook. You may want to make notes of the colors you are mixing. Shirlee will supply photos or you can bring your own.

April 4-May 23-CALLIGRAPHY taught by PENNY WHITE

Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing and Penny is an expert. In the Fall Calligraphy class students painted background papers to be used in future classes. These papers can be used in Winter and Spring Term classes. Even if you weren’t in the Fall class you are welcome to join this artistic group of writers. Winter and Spring terms the class will study the Bone Alphabet. Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30; $50 classes.* Register here.

April 5, 19, 26-DRAWING and PAINTING CLASS combined taught by STEVE KLEIER

Some people want to draw for its own sake, others to improve their painting. This class is good for both because you will learn principles of drawing that can be used on their own orapplied to painting. In April students will begin lessons about drawing and painting the human head. Steve sends out an email with reference photos before each class. Supply
List: Sketchbook, drawing pencils, (about a 6b), kneaded eraser, medium hardness charcoal, a good size newsprint pad, drawing board and clips. All media (Oils, Watercolor, Acrylic) welcome. Please bring the supplies you have and the colors you enjoy using but include canvas or paper, a palette or tray, sketchbook and medium soft pencil or graphite stick, brushes, spray bottle.
Check out Steveʼs new website at Wednesdays, 10:00-1:00, $30/class for drop-ins or $100 for 4 classes.* Register here.

April 20, 27-WATERCOLOR with PEN and INK taught by ANGELA WRAHTZ, award winning artist

No experience needed. Beginning to advanced techniques taught. Classes are project-based including a broad range of approaches from realistic to imaginative/abstract. Projects provided or bring your own. Lots of demos, resources, and step-by-step instruction. Instructor will bring everything you need to complete projects for use in class. Please bring your own watercolor brushes (round 6 and 10 and 1” flat wash are great) and bring your favorite pens if you have some you love. Find Supply List and Class Updates at: Materials Fee: $10 due to instructor at the first class. Contact Angie: or text her at 503-705-9193. Thursdays 9:00-12:00 for morning classes; 1:00-4:00 for afternoon classes. Please indicate am. or pm. when registering. $50/2 sessions.* Register here.


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 ofcoffee 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 instructors 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.


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: WEBSITE: Check us out online and register online using PayPal or stop by the gallery to register. GALLERY HOURS: TH-FRI 1:00-4:00, SAT. 10:00-4:00 pm. KAA accepts cash, checks, VISA/Mastercard.

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

Art Department

———————————————————————————————————-CLASS REGISTRATION Name of class________________________________________ Instructor_______________________ Date(s) of class__________________________ Student Name_____________________________ email:________________________ Address __________________________________ph.#_____________________ Please send a check for the class to Keizer Art Association, 980 Chemawa Rd. NE Keizer, OR, 97303 or call (503)390-3010 Thurs. & Fri. 1-4, Sat. 10-4 to register. KAA accepts cash, checks, and Visa/Mastercard.