Classes and Workshops for May 2018

Class Registration Form

May 1-BY THE SEA……a series of SIX ACRYLIC 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.

*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. This is the last class of a series of 6 classes. You are welcome to come to this class even if you have not attended the previous 5 classes. Each class stands alone. Check May 8th for the next series of paintings taught by Brigitte.* Register here.

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30–WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAYS taught by STEVE KLEIER

In May Steve will place emphasis on ANIMALS.  These lessons are a great way to establish good habits with observations of animals in movement, stationary and habitat. 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.

May 3, 10-WATERCOLOR with PEN and INK taught by award winning artist  ANGELA WRAHTZ

The May theme is Summer with an emphasis on Techniques regarding Composition and Design. 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: www.sharpiegirl4u.blogspot.com. To learn more about Angela and see her beautiful art check out: www.watercolorsbyangela.com. Thursdays, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00. 4/classes $100 plus materials fee of $5 paid to instructor for each class.* Register here.

May 4, 11, 18, 25-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.

May 8, 15, 22-ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOPS taught by STACIE CLARK

This is a series of 3 acrylic painting workshops taught by Stacie. You can sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 classes. Each class costs $25 paid to KAA and a $10 materials fee to be paid to the instructor at each class. Tuesday mornings 9:00-12:00.*

*May 8-ACRYLIC PAINTING MATERIALS WORKSHOP– Overwhelmed by the wall of paint, brushes, mediums, and materials when looking to start learning about acrylic painting? This 3 hour class is an opportunity to learn about materials and try them out with an experienced artist and teacher Stacie Clark.  Stacie will bring a variety of materials to practice with.   Please bring a hair dryer to dry paintings to take home.

*May 15-ACRYLIC PALETTE PAINTING WORKSHOP-In this 3 hour class Stacie will review a variety of materials and you will try them hands on building your own abstract painting.  All experience levels welcome.  All materials provided. Please bring a hair dryer to dry paintings to go home. 

*May 22- SILHOUETTE ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP-Looking to have fun in    an all included workshop? In this class we will build a beautiful background on canvas using acrylic paint and then masking the painting to create a silhouette. All experience levels welcome. Please bring a hair dryer to dry paintings to go home. Register here.

May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 19-a series of SIX ACRYLIC 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. Tuesday Evenings 6:30-8:30.* 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.

May 12, 26, June 2, 9, 23-BASIC DRAWING CLASS taught by KATHY HANEY

Think you can’t draw? Want to improve your drawing skills? Would you like to sketch images as you travel? Do you want to Improve your painting, printmaking and sculpture skills? If so, this is the class for you. If you can write, you can draw. Drawing is the basic form of expression that we have used since caveman days. As children we drew images to share stories and ideas. We used simple symbols to represent the images and ideas. At some point, most people become frustrated that these symbols are limited and want to draw more lifelike images. Having already developed the necessary dexterity skills, the task is to learn to “see” in a more objective way. Learning to “see” is the focus of this class.

This class will build on the skills you already have – even if you think you have none. You will learn various types of drawing: imaginary, gesture, contour, value and perspective drawings.We will use various drawing tools: graphite, charcoal, conte crayon, felt pen and pen and ink.

Supply List:

  • a 9″x12″ sketchbook
  • a couple of pencils with a range of softness (B means soft and H means hard) a 4B 2B and 2H is fine to start with. Staedlers make a good set of drawing pencils.
  •  a couple of erasers – art gum, kneaded and vinyl make a good selection
  •  a drawing board about 18″ x 24″ – a rigid piece of plexiglass, plywood or foam core board will work. You can purchase a “gatorboard” that is like foam core board but is also water resistant so can be used for watercolor, too.
  •  an 18″ metal ruler
  •  a hand pencil sharpener
  •  a water based felt pen
  •  a fine point Sharpie and an ultra fine point Sharpie (permanent)
  •  a Crow Quill ink pen and a bottle of India ink. Kathy has, in the past, found drawing kits at  both Michael’s and Craft Warehouse that include a variety of pencils, erasers, and sharpeners for a reasonable price.

Kathy will provide drawing paper for class activities, charcoal and conte crayons. Saturdays, 9:30-12:30, $150/5 classes.* Register here.

May 17, 24, 31-PAINTING WATER in MOTION In Watercolor with Pen and Ink taught by KAREN BERG

Painting waterfalls, rivers and ocean scenes is exciting. Karen will show you how to use shape, size, line and color to create the movement of water. Along with these elements of design, rhythm, texture, proportion and value help to develop mood and unify compositions into a painting of water in motion. In this class you will study the movement of water, use warm and/or cool colors, mix “water” colors, work with washes to keep water “wet”and blurred. Demonstrations of techniques, resources and step-by-step instruction are provided. All levels of watercolor artists are welcome. No experience needed. Projects are provided, or you can compose or bring your own. Materials for use in class will be furnished including professional grade paper and paint; however, bring your own brushes.  Contact Karen for supply lists, updates, questions at karens8147@gmail.com or text 503-341-7846. Thursdays, 9-12 or 1-4. 3 classes $75. Drop-ins $25. Materials fee $5/class paid to the instructor.* Register here.

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*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.

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.

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