May 12, 26, June 2, 9, 23-BASIC DRAWING CLASS taught by KATHY HANEY
Think you canʼt 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.
- 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.
- 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 29-WATERCOLOR PAINTING MATERIALS WORKSHOP
Overwhelmed by the wall of paint, brushes and papers when looking to start learning about watercolor painting? This 3 hour class is an opportunity to learn about watercolor painting materials and try them for yourself with an experienced artist and teacher Stacie Clark. Stacie will bring a variety of materials to practice with. Please bring a hair dryer. Register here.
June 5-WHITE TREE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
In one day we will create white tree landscape painting. A review of materials will be covered and then we will start painting. All materials will be provided. All experience levels welcome. Please bring a hair dryer. Register here.
June 12-LANDSCAPE WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP
In one day Stacie will teach you the techniques of painting a landscape such as the ones below. A review of materials will be covered and then you will start painting. All materials will be provided. All experience levels welcome. Please bring a hair dryer.
Climbing Light by Stacie Clark Nearfield bye Stacie Clark
May 29, June 5, 12-This is a series of 3 watercolor painting workshops. You can sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 classes. All classes stand alone. Choose the ones you wish to take. Tuesday mornings 9:00-12:00. $25/class plus $10 materials fee paid to instructor.* Register here.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29-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.
June 5, 19-BEAUTIFUL OREGON a series of SIX ACRYLIC PAINTINGS (see previous classes May 8, 15, 22, 29) 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, youʼll 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 Makersʼ Club: buy a 5-class punchcard and get one class free! Thatʼs only $12.50 per class. Tuesday Evenings !6:30-8:30.* Note: no class June 12. 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.
June 6, 13, 20, 27-WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAYS taught by STEVE KLEIER
In June Steve will place emphasis on TRAVEL PAINTING. These lessons are a great way to establish good habits with observations of people in movement, stationary and in distant places. 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.
*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. Does not apply to Drop-In 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.