Classes and Workshops for April 2018

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April 2-May 21-COLORED PENCIL CLASS taught by accomplished colored pencil artists  

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. Spring term will concentrate on substrates, blending, the color wheel, pictures without backgrounds and more. 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.

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) battery operated, electric, or hand-held 
  • drawing board or support for paper
  • 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.

April 3-May 29-CALLIGRAPHY taught by PENNY WHITE

In this fun and creative class you will learn the “Art of Beautiful Writing.” Spring term will continued learning about a script called Uncial. Uncial is the ancient majuscular book hand characterized by simple, rounded strokes. It apparently originated in the 2nd century AD when the codex form of book developed along with the growing use of parchment and vellum as writing surfaces. Supplies needed will be discussed at the first class. All levels are welcome to this charming class. Bring your own  cup for a “Spot of Tea” during class. Tuesday afternoons 1:30-3:30. 8 weeks, $50.* Register here.

April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8 – BY THE SEA

…a series of six paintings geared for beginners of all 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 or join the Makers’ Club: buy a 5-class punchcard and get one class free! That’s only $12.50 per class. Register here.

*Children under 12 must be with an adult.

**Kits are available for $50 (upon request) and include all the materials for the entire series.

Tuesday Evenings 6:30-8:30. Register here.


In April Steve will place emphasis on STILL LIFE. The study of stationary objects, shapes and shadows offers something for every level of artist. The students will gain more understanding of how to depict the many subtleties of objects in art. These lessons are a great way to establish good habits. Steve creates a relaxed and interesting atmosphere and has a great knowledge of art history and techniques. Steve has been a commercial and fine artist for more than 30 years and his art expertise is unending. Please bring a notebook and pencil for note taking, watercolor supplies with your favorite colors and brushes. Wednesdays 10:00-1:00. $30/ class for Drop-Ins or purchase a 4 class punchcard for $100.* Register here.


Do you love horses and want to draw these graceful animals? Elizabeth Zimmerman will be leading an 8 week class covering equine anatomy so that you can accurately draw these animals. You will learn the parts of the horse, basic body language, along with focusing on skeletal structure of front legs, back legs, and the head. Elizabeth has been depicting horses in watercolor for 14 years and in pencil many years before that. This class is for beginners who want to learn how to draw horses and for those whowould like to brush up on their equine drawing skills. To see Elizabeth’s equine creations, visit her website: Field Trips (April 4 & May 23): Located in West Salem, 15 minutes from downtown Salem.


  • Camera, sketchbook, pencil or pen
  • Variety of graphite pencils, 16” x 20” or 18” x 24” Drawing paper, and tracing paper (size to match drawing paper)
  • Large clipboard (optional)

Wednesday afternoons, 2:00-5:00pm. $175 for 8 weeks. Register here.

April 5, 12, 19, 26-WATERCOLOR with PEN and INK taught by award winning artist ANGELA WRAHTZ

The April them is “Gardens” with an emphasis on Shadows and Architectural Details. No experience is needed to be a part of this project-based class with projects provided, or you can bring your own. There are lots of demonstrations of techniques, resources and step-by-step instruction. Students love this fun social class, so be prepared to laugh, learn and create! Angie will bring everything you need to complete projects including professional grade paper and paint for use in class. Please bring your own brushes. Supplies List and Updates: To learn more about Angela and see her beautiful art check out: Thursdays, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00. 4/classes $100 plus materials fee of $5 paid to instructor for each class.* This beautiful rose pictured is from Angie’s garden. Register here.

April 6, 13, 20, 27–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.

March 31 – April 29

CSPA Poster

You are invited to the monthly artist reception to see the art and visit with the artists who entered the Colored Pencil Exhibition. This show celebrates the 27th anniversary of the Colored Pencil Society of America DC 201. All art is created with colored pencils and maybe a little pen and ink, or watercolor or other mediums added for enhancement. You will be amazed at the realism, the whimsy and the creativity of this detailed art. The afternoon reception is from 2:00-4:00 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.

The gallery will be open Sundays from 1-4 in April so you can bring your friends to see the show. The show can be viewed from March 29th-April 29, 2018.


*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.


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.

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