Keizer Art Association


Colored Pencil Class

Instructor: TBA

Cost: $80

January 10- February 22, 2022, 9:00am-12:00 noon, 8 weeks, $80

Colored Pencil Classes are taught by various talented 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. All levels of pencil pushers welcome. Please sign up for class at least one week ahead of time so instructors can prepare accordingly.

Bacic Supplies:

  • Set of 24+ size Prismacolor, Lyra, Faber Casteel, or professional artist grade colored pencils
  • Set of water color pencils (optional)
  • kneaded eraser f or lifting and/or a variety of erasers of your choice
  • pad or sheets of good quality paper, such as Bristol, Stonehenge, or Canson
  • ruler or straight edge, eraser shield (optional), electric eraser (optional)
  • pencil sharpener, (metal blade, not plastic) can be battery operated, electric, or hand-held
  • drawing board or support for paper
  • drafting tape or artist tape
  • soft drafting brush or non-used makeup brush
  • container to hold supplies and to protect pencils from breakage
  • a sense of humor

Since we have guest instructors, you may be asked to bring other supplies. Take your supply list to The Art Department in downtown Salem and receive a discount on your purchases.

Students can register on-line at and pay using PayPal. Or, checks can be written to Keizer Art Association and mailed to 980 Chemawa Rd. NE, Keizer, OR 97303. Questions? Call or text Carol Harris at 503-580-5476 or email at

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the 8 classes. Payment is $80.

Beginner's Introduction to Woodcarving

Instructor: Bob Curtis

Cost: FREE

All tools and supplies for the class provided by Capitol Woodcarvers.

Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon

Learn about the Art of Woodcarving

  • Types of Carving Wood
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Carving Techniques and Process
  • Practical Exercise: Carve a Heart

Supplies Needed:

All tools and equipment provided by Capitol Woodcarvers


In the classroom located at: Keizer Art Association, 980 Chemawa Rd. NE, Keizer, OR 97303.


Please register by sending an email to the Education Chair, Carol Harris, at

This one-time class is limited to 10 students. Please register early to reserve your spot.

Drawing l and ll

Instructor: Laura Singer

Experience Level: All (Beginners and advanced students welcome)

$60 for all 4 sessions. $20 kit fee (optional) paid directly to instructor

Wednesdays 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. January 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 2022

These fun workshops are the perfect fit for anyone who is new to drawing, artists who struggle to freehand their designs, or advanced artists who want to improve their technique. Laura will walk through examples, give demonstrations, and show you how to start and complete a drawing project of your own. Learn core observational drawing techniques to produce accurate representations of your chosen subject. Students will have the option of choosing a beginning (easier) subject or a more advanced subject to practice techniques at their level.

The class will cover techniques in line and proportion; light, form, and shading; composition and perspective; and texture. You’ll learn how to use your drawing materials, how to choose and light your subject, and most importantly, how to observe and see like an artist. Each workshop provides lots of time to work on a project with one-on-one feedback from the instructor.

Bring your own materials (see materials list), or purchase a kit that has everything you need for all four sessions.

Bring to each class:

  • General’s Tri-Tip eraser (or similar vinyl eraser)
  • Kneaded rubber eraser
  • Pad of newsprint or sketching paper, 18 in. × 24 in.
  • 2 Sheets of nice drawing paper, such as Strathmore 400 Series drawing paper, 18 in. × 24 in.
  • Medium black charcoal pencil, such as Derwent
  • 2 Square charcoal sticks, black
  • 2B drawing pencil (woodless or regular)
  • 2 Blending stumps or tortillons

You may also wish to bring:

  • Set of drawing pencils in various hardnesses (6B, 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, 4H, 6h)
  • White charcoal pencil (for advanced students)
  • Apron or smock (optional)—The charcoal can get messy
  • Drawing board large enough for 18 in. × 24 in. (optional, if you have one)
  • Notebook and pencil/pen to take notes

Location: Keizer Art Association classroom, 980 Chemawa Rd., Keizer, OR, 97303

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the class. Payment is $60 for four classes.

Creating With Acrylics 1

Experience levels: All

Instructor: Carol Sims

Cost: $120 for 4 classes

Wednesday, January 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Carol Sims says: Subjects from nature are my favorite things to paint. A design background influences my visions of the botanical world to create color-saturated compositions that celebrate the textures, forms, patterns and beauty of plants, flowers and serene settings.

Each week we will focus on specific novelties and varieties of acrylics, mediums and techniques----using photos, (your own), painting gradations, blending, light sources, scumbling, glazing and varnishing (why and how). We’ll also paint from objects set up to practice form, depth and color combinations.


  • One starter set of 10 or 12 acrylic paints--Galeria from Winsor and Newton recommended
  • Brushes--Bring your own or one each Brights sizes 2, 8,, and 12, a Filbert size 4, and a Round size 6 inches long or short handled Galeria brushes from Winsor and Newton recommended
  • A table easel to hold 9 x 12 or smaller canvases
  • A disposable paper palette and paper towels or rags
  • A small tray w/cover to store paint squeezed out. Can be a recycled store or restaurant tray
  • Two 12 oz. or so plastic containers for paint brush water
  • One pencil and one kneaded eraser
  • One color wheel for reference
  • A selection of 4 canvases pre-gessoed 9 x 12, 8 x 10 or a small square sized mixed
  • *The product recommendations above for specific brands are suggestions only.

Location: Keizer Art Association classroom, 980 Chemawa Rd., Keizer, OR, 97303

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the class. Payment is $120 for four classes.

Taught by

Shagufta Mulla

February 12 & 19, 2022
$40/2 sessions
with the option of a 3rd session February 26, 2022 $20/1 session
Saturdays 10:00-12:00


Have you ever wanted to try writing free verse poetry but didn’t know where to start? Or do you enjoy journal writing or writing short memoir pieces and want to try something new? This workshop is accessible to anyone with the willingness to try and the curiosity to explore their mind in a completely supportive environment. In the first session we will read poems together that demonstrate common literary devices used in poetry like imagery, repetition, line breaks, alliteration, and assonance. I’ll include prose poems (which don’t have intentional line breaks so they look like a paragraph.) Then we will do writing exercises through guided prompts. There will be opportunities for participants to share what they wrote if they feel comfortable doing so.

For the second session, bring a meaningful object (or photos of it) to the workshop for your own reference and you’ll explore writing about it, and yourself, through guided stream of consciousness writing (basically, writing your thoughts as they flow, like journal writing.) You’ll take parts of what you wrote and arrange them into a poem. Everyone will have an opportunity to read their poem, or an excerpt, if they wish (not required.)

An optional third session is available for people wanting to workshop their poem (get positive feedback and gentle constructive criticism) with the group. Consider letting your poem “sit” for a few days and then re-read it. Edit and polish it as you wish. At the third session, I will give clear and simple directions on how to give feedback, so don’t worry if you’ve never done this before. And if you’ve had unpleasant experiences with having your writing critiqued in the past, my intent is for this session to be a supportive and kind experience.

Supply List:

  • laptop. This type of activity tends to flow better on paper but if you feel you won't be able to do this on paper then bring your laptop.
  • Pencil or pen.
  • Highlighters and/or different color pens if you want to use them while we read poems together and you want to highlight or underline elements you like. You may also find them helpful during the editing session.
  • Folder or clipboard to hold onto handouts if you don’t want to tuck them in your journal.
  • For the second session, bring a meaningful object (or pictures of it if you can’t bring it) for your own reference to write about.

Instructor's Bio:

Shagufta Mulla is an Amherst Writers & Artists writing workshop facilitator, artist, and poet. Her poetry has been featured in ARC Journal, Orangepeel, and Blood Moon Journal. She holds a DVM from Colorado State University and a BS from the University of Arizona. Shagufta lives in Independence, OR and she can be found on Instagram @s.mulla.dvm.

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the 2 sessions. Payment is $40.


Taught by


February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022

$100 for 4 classes + $20 materials fee

This class is designed for the beginner painter. Drawing and painting skills are not required.

From my experience in teaching art for over 30 years I have learned that all people can learn to draw and paint to a degree that pleases them. My goal is to help students achieve their own style of expression while learning strong technical and design skills.

The best learning experiences are ones where students are actively engaged and have ample opportunities to experience and experiment with the tools and materials.

I provide handouts that cover the material presented in class so that students will not need to take copious notes.

Supply list for classes is as follows:

Watercolor Supplies

If you already have some watercolor supplies please bring them with you to the first class to see what works before you purchase any. If you are just interested in trying out watercolor painting, the minimum supplies are highlighted in red. The initial investment can be speedy but these supplies will go a long way.

Quality is important. Do not buy “student grade” paints or cheap brushes.

I’ll supply the paper for use in class so I know it will be good quality!

Watercolor Paints (good quality brands are Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, DaVinci, Holbein, and Graham*)

  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • Permanent Red/Winsor Red/Quinacridone Red (any of these will do)
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Sienna
  • New Gamboge Yellow/Gamboge
  • Azo Yellow
  • Sap Green
  • Pthalo green/Winsor Green
  • Pthalo blue/Winsor Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Dioxizine Violet/Carbazole Violet/Winsor Violet

Additional colors you may want to add later:

  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  • Quinacridone Violet
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Manganese Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Undersea Green
  • Payne’s Grey
  • Opera (hot pink)

*Graham paints stay soft in the palette and must be carried flat.

A white watercolor palette with enough wells to hold your paints (plus a few extra) and space to mix pigments in the center. You may want to get one that has a lid.

Watercolor brushes (be sure to get brushes designed for watercolor, not acrylics or oils). Synthetic brushes make good beginner brushes (save Kolinsky Sables for gift ideas from family members!)

  • Rounds: 2, 4 and 8 (and 12/14 and 34)
  • Flat: ¾” and 1” (and 1 ½” to 2”)Ruler with metal edge)
  • Painter’s tape (blue masking tape)
  • Tracing paper (11” x 14”) minimum size
  • Drawing pencil
  • Natural sponge
  • Art gum eraser
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Cotton rag

...and, of course, something to carry all this in!

A small water bucket (can be used to carry some of your supplies), a roll of paper towels and box of tissues (no lotions or scents).

If you would like to purchase additional watercolor paper for painting and practicing outside of class I prefer #140 Arches Natural Cold Press OR #300 Arches Natural Cold Press. These can be purchased by the sheet or in a block in various sizes.

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the 4 classes plus material fee. Payment is $120.

Bee Fraktur ~ Innovative Pencil class w/ Bobbie Redington - CETiP

Saturday, Jaunary 15th, 2022 ~ 10am until 4pm

Live Class in the Keizer Arts Classroom & Virtual Online Class

Students will prep the background, transfer the design & use acrylic washes with colored pencils to create this beautiful 8x10” Fraktur. We will also discuss mounting paper on wood and framing options.

Class Price is $50.00 & includes complete pattern packet w/ color photos, 140# Watercolor Paper, Jo Sonja Artists Colours Acrylics paint. ($5 additional fee for virtual student supplies to be shipped)

Students provide their own *supplies & colored pencils listed below. Some supplies including colored pencils will be available for separate purchase in class.

Please bring your own Lunch, Snacks and Beverages

Supplies: watercolor brushes (1” flat, a couple different small rounds, liner), grey graphite paper, small tip stylus, 12” clear plastic ruler, soft white eraser, crumb brush, small water container, small plastic pallet, paper towels, small water spray bottle, pencil sharpener, Spray Mat Workable Fixative, hair dryer or craft heat gun

Prismacolor Premier colored pencils: PC935 PC905 Aquamarine - PC935 Black - PC926 Carmine Red - PC1096 Kelly Green - PC918 Orange - PC945 Sienna Brown

Please select your preferred class location, "Live In Classroom" or "Virtual Online", then click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the class.

Class Location

Great Teaching Opportunities

KAA has created an instructional environment that will meet all your teaching needs.

In-person Classes

  • Well Lighted Classroom
  • Projection of Demos
  • Art Library

Online Classes

  • Fast Internet
  • Professional Equipment
  • Unlimited Number of Remote Students
  • In-class Live Technical Support

Patio Classes

  • Large Open Patio
  • Attractive Setting

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If a KAA class is cancelled, you will receive a FULL REFUND that can be used for a future class or returned to you.


If YOU wish to cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the scheduled class, you will receive CREDIT towards a future class. If YOU cancel 1 week prior to the scheduled class, you will receive a 50% CREDIT towards a future class. If YOU do not attend the class, there will be no refund or credit. Art class instructors are paid based on student enrollment. This policy enables our quality instructors to plan for their class.

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