Classes and Workshops for February 2018

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February 15, 22 – Painting Water Scenes in watercolor with pen and ink taught by Karen Berg

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February 1, 8, 15, 22-WATERCOLOR with PEN and INK taught by award winning artist ANGELA WRAHTZ

In February Angie’s painting Theme is: Love. The techniques will be: Contrast of Line and Value. 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. 3/classes $75 plus materials fee of $5 paid to instructor for each class.* Register here.

February 2, 9, 16, 23-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.


February 3

You are invited to the monthly artist reception to see the art and visit with the artists who entered the Annual “McNary High School Art Show”. This show will be inspiring with the student artists capturing art in many facets: 2D, 3D and Photography. 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.

February 7, 14, 21, 28-WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAYS taught by STEVE KLEIER

In February Steve will place emphasis on Portraits. The study of people offers something for every level of artist. For the beginner there is the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of color mixing and brushwork without a lot of complicated drawing. The intermediate or advanced student will gain more understanding of how to depict the many subtleties of people in art. These lessons are a great way to establish some 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.

February 10 & 24 – Scratchboard Class taught by Kathy Haney

Learn techniques needed to create dramatic drawings in scratchboard. Scratchboard is a “reverse drawing” method. Starting with a board coated in white clay which has a layer of black in applied, images are scratched through the ink revealing the white clay. Instead of drawing shadows the artist brings out the highlights, leaving the darker areas for shadow.

The class will focus on understanding tools and materials, creating values and textures, choosing effective subjects and compositions and finishing and presenting your artwork. If you like working with black and white, this class will provide new opportunities and new challenges for you to express yourself.

There is a minimum of supplies for maximum success. All levels of expertise welcome.

Supply tools:

– I use a pen holder with a triangle shaped scratchboard nib.

– An X-acto knife can be an effective tool

– An assortment of tools can be purchased to give different effects, including pinpoints, wire bristle tools and steel wool. You can find “kits” of tools for scratchboard. I recommend starting with the pen nib or X-acto and getting other tools as you gain experience.

– Pencil – soft drawing pencil (#2 or softer)

– Eraser – kneaded

– Tissues (without added lotion) or tracing paper

– Tracing paper and graphite paper

– Scratchboard – a couple of smaller boards for practice (you can get a 3 pack of 5” x 7”) and a larger size for a final drawing. Choose a size that you feel comfortable with. Keep in mind that details are difficult to do in smaller sizes.

– Black and white reference photos of images you would like to draw.   

Saturdays 9:30-12:30. $60 for 2 classes.* Register here.


*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