Classes and Workshops for January 2018

Class Registration Form

January 5, 12, 19, 26-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.

January 8-February 26-”COLORED PENCIL CLASS” taught by talented guest 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. Winter Term will concentrate on the strengths and differences of colored pencils, creating abstract art through the use of maps, working on the delightful Suede Mat Board and creating a colored pencil sampler you can call your own. All levels of pencil pushers welcome. Please sign up for class at least one week ahead of time. Bring your colored pencils and any supplies you have on hand. Monday mornings 9:00-12:00, 8 weeks. $70.* Register here.

January 8, 15, 22, 29-”POWERFUL ACRYLICS” taught by SHIRLEE JOHNSON

Shirlee is back and ready to teach her wonderful style of acrylics to all ability levels. Shirlee’s students love her personable ways and friendly teaching style. She will show how to keep your palette wet for long periods of time, how to look for large shapes, how to put your darks in first and then develop a road map. Students will learn how to mix colors and to work with your brush strokes. Shirlee will show you the basic steps on using your acrylics, working with values and glazing. Each student receives one-on-one help during class. The four week class ends with a helpful critique.This class has a maximum of 15 students and fills quickly, so register early. Mondays Afternoons, 1:00-4:00. $60.* Register here.

Supply List:

No craft paint. Cad Red Light, Cad Red Med, Terra Rosa (optional),

Cad Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow Lt (more transparent and Cheaper), Cad Yellow Med, Naples Yellow (optional), Quinacridone Violet, Dioxazine Purple

Viridian, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue, Thalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green (optional), Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna (optional), Black (optional), Unbleached Titanium, Titanium White.

Other supplies: White paper towels, Brawny ( stronger ), Table Easel, Palette  Knife, Container for water, Spray Bottle, Canvas 11×14 or 16×20, Acrylic paper

Masterson palette 16×12 (this is for using to mix your paints and keeping them wet. You will also need to line the sides with paper towels and to line the bottom with Acrylic paper for mixing your colors. Brushes: #10, #8 flat or whatever brush you are used to using. Bring a pencil and a ruler to draw a grid on your canvas or make notes on color mixing. Shirlee will supply photos to use in class.

January 9-February 27-CALLIGRAPHY taught by PENNY WHITE

In this fun and creative class you will learn the “Art of Beautiful Writing.” Winter term will be a continuation of a script called Uncial and investigating variations of the simple rounded strokes that form this ancient writing style. 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.

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January 10, 17, 24, 31-WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAYS taught by STEVE KLEIER

In January Steve will place emphasis on people. 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. Wednesdays 10:00-1:00. $30/class for Drop-Ins or purchase a 4 class punchcard for $100.* Register here.

January 11, 18, 25-WATERCOLOR with PEN and INK taught by award winning artist ANGELA WRAHTZ

In January Angie will be teaching watercolor to all levels of watercolor painters. 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.

January 13-PET PORTRAIT WORKSHOP taught by Acrylic Artist LINDA OSBURN

This workshop is for anyone, but especially for those that do not draw. The workshop teaches a transfer method to allow the artist time to complete the painting in one sitting. You can paint your pet, your friend’s pet, lion, raccoon, etc.. This is a “PORTRAIT” class, so the image needs to be a “head shot”. Cost for the class is $55 and includes a specially prepared canvas, paint, transfer material, palette and water container. Students will need an 8 x 10  black and white copy (on copy paper) of a head shot of their animal and a color version of the same head shot to paint from. The black and white copy will be used to transfer so it is better if it is lighter. This is a really fun way to paint your furry friends. Each participant must provide their own brushes, paper towels and lunch. Class size will be limited to 12, so sign-up will be on a first come basis with payment securing your spot. Saturday 9:30-2:30, $55.* Register here.

January 27 and February 3-STIPPLING taught by KATHY HANEY

Learn techniques needed to create dramatic drawings using a technique called “stippling”. This method can be used to create strong values and interesting textures by varying the density and pattern of dots.

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 for you to express yourself. There is a minimum of supplies for maximum success. All levels of expertise welcome. $60 Register here.

Teamwork, Stippling by Kathy Haney

Supplies Needed:

Pen(s) – your choice of Micron size 1, .8 or .5 OR Sharpie Ultra Fine OR any brand of felt tip pen (not gel pens); Black is most commonly used but Sepia can give a nice “aged” look.

Pencil – soft drawing pencil (#2 or softer)

Eraser – art gum or vinyl

Tissues (without added lotion) or tracing paper

Paper – Bristol sheet or any heavier paper with little tooth (smooth)

    • 4 x 6 for practice and a 9 x 12 to 11 x 14 for final drawing

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

Rigid drawing board big enough for your large drawing . Saturday mornings, 9:30-12:30, $60.*

Asian Oranges, Stippling by Kathy Haney

*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.

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