Classes and Workshops for November 2017

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November 1, 8, 15, 22 – WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAYS taught by STEVE KLEIER

This November Steve will introduce City Scenes. Buildings and people offer 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 a scene. These first lessons of the year 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.

November 2-WATERCOLOR with PEN and INK taught by award winning artist ANGELA WRAHTZ

In November and December Angie will be teaching “Emotional Atmospheric Landscapes”. All levels of watercolor painters are invited to join this class. 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. 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. 1 class/$25 plus materials fee of $5 paid to instructor for each class.* Register here.

November 3, 10, 17, 24-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.

November 4-The Artists’ Reception for the Black, White and Gray Show will be held Saturday from 6:00-8:00 in the Event Room at Keizer Heritage Center. Wine and heavy appetizers will be served at this reception. There will also be a raffle for many fun items. This wonderful show has been a very popular one for the past several years. All entries in this show must be black, white and/or gray, including the matting and frame. Art of any medium, depicting the artist’s choice of subject, may be entered. The public, artists, family and friends are invited to attend. Most of the guests and the artists also dress in Black, White and Gray with lots of sparkles on the ladies.

November 11-FINGER PAINTING CLASS taught by Acrylic Artist LINDA OSBURN

Remember as kids how much fun it was to paint with your hands? Well, now you can experience the grown up version. In case you were wondering, we will be painting with our gloved hands and a credit card. You will learn how to use your fingers like brushes and will have a “ready to frame” painting at the end of class. All you need is an old shirt, some paper towels and a willingness to have fun. There is no drawing or painting experience necessary. $35 includes: paint, canvas, palette, gloves and water containers. Saturday morning 9:30-12:30.* $35. Register here.

November 9, 16, 18 -”WINTER WATERCOLORS” taught by KAREN BERG

Paint “mini-pictures” of different winter scenes that can be holiday cards and learn what to do to print larger landscapes into cards (Part 1). Then, taking several scenes/elements from the smaller paintings, we integrate them into a larger winter landscape (Part 2). You will paint several winter scenes on smaller sized watercolor papers, playing with “winter” colors (blues, greens, grays), leaving in the whites, and using various techniques on snow, rocks, trees, foliage, and water. To paint the larger winter landscape, we combine information and strategies practiced on the scenic elements and add colorful skies. Vibrant sunrise/sunsets can be created using buffer colors to avoid mud. Different brush and texture techniques are used to enhance your artwork. Demonstrations of techniques, resources, and step-by-step instruction are provided. Materials will be furnished including professional grade paper and paint for use in class; though you are welcome to bring your own supplies.  Please bring your own brushes.  All levels of watercolor artists are welcome to paint with us. No experience needed to be a part of this project-based class with projects provided or you can bring your own. Karen is an award winning Artist and a member of KAA, WOW, OSA, and WSO. Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00  and 1:00-4:00.   $25/class; both classes $50.    $5 materials fee per class paid to instructor each class. Register here.

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Who needs to know how to draw? You can make beautiful watercolor paintings with a ruler and/or compass. Nancy Ericksen-Ward is teaching a one day class on Saturday, November 18, that will exercise those creative muscles in a new and unusual way. AND…. all proceeds go to Keizer Art Association. Class goes from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with a half hour break for lunch. Coffee, Tea and Cookies provided. $35.* Register here.

Wet-Into-Wet Over a Geometric Grid

Supply list:

Good quality watercolor paper: (Arches, Lana, Winsor Newton, Fabriano). No pads or spiral bound paper. Any size you like to work with but nothing much smaller than a ¼ sheet. 140 to 300 pound, rough or cold press.

Brushes: any size but have a wash brush to wet down paper.

Water containers, paper towels or clean rags, support for your paper unless working with 300lb, pallet for mixing, any other supplies you use when you paint.

Good quality watercolor in tubes – blue, red and yellow minimum. Bring what you have, but student grade doesn’t work.

blues reds greens purples yellows Browns & oranges
Cobalt Blue Vermillion Viridian  Mineral violet Aureolin  Quinacridone burnt orange
Indanthrone blue Rose madder genuine rich gold green carbizole violet New gamboges  Sepia
Cerulean blue perilene maroon Sap green Quinacridone magenta Quinacridone Gold

Things it would be nice to have and to share with others…..A ruler or better yet, a yardstick. A compass as in the kind you make circles with. Stiff paper to cut stencils for shapes other than circles and straight lines. A hair dryer and a pair of scissors. Any other media you want to try once we get the basic wet-into-wet on the grid. Also a spray bottle.*

*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.


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