Keizer Art Association


Students can register on-line using the PayPal button below. Alternatively, checks can be written to Keizer Art Association and mailed to 980 Chemawa Rd. NE, Keizer, OR 97303. Questions? Email Carol Harris at

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this one-day class. Payment is $50.

Colored Pencil Class

Instructor: TBA

Cost: $80

April 4- May 23, 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.


Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this 4 session class. Payment is $40.

Beginner's Introduction to Woodcarving

Instructor: Bob Curtis

Cost: FREE

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

Saturday, July 9, 2022 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Learn about the Art of Woodcarving

  • Types of Carving Wood
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Carving Techniques and Process
  • Practical Exercise: Carve an Arrowhead

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.

Exploring Watercolor Techniques

Experience levels: All

Instructor: Michelle Myers

Cost: $100 for 6 classes

Wednesdays, April 13 - May 18, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

During this 6 week course you will learn or renew many techniques to enhance your watercolor paintings. Use your own subject or follow along with me step by step. Classes cover basic and unique approaches to various challenges faced when creating two-dimensional artwork. Some techniques will be color mingling and mixing, glazing, pouring, spattering, unusual tools to paint with and much more! Whatever your skill level is, there will be something new for you!


  • Paper: I prefer Arches cold press sheets or blocks in 140 lb. If you use sheets, please also bring a hardboard and clips or masking tape to secure the paper. You may also use a good quality watercolor pad or block. I’ll use either ¼ or ½ sheet size.
  • Brushes: I use larger round and flat brushes, please bring a variety so you can learn to use them for different techniques. Rounds, medium mop, #12 or #10, and #8 or #6, and a rigger Flats, 1 inch brush and ¼ flat brush. I will have some to show and share with new students on the first night if you are not sure.
  • Paints: I use higher grade paints but you can find less expensive brands that will also work. Here is a list of colors I have in my palette:
    • Winsor Yellow (Hanza Yellow Medium)
    • New Gamboge
    • Quinacridone Gold
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Winsor Red
    • Permanent or Quinacridone Rose
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cobalt Blue
    • Thalo Blue (Winsor Blue Red Shade)
    • Thalo Green (Winsor Green Blue Shade)
    • Sap Green
    I will discuss additional colors you might wish to use, and if you wish, you can limit this to a warm and a cool of the primaries, red, blue and yellow.
  • Other:
    • Plastic palette with large wells to hold and mix paints.
    • Light Plywood or Gatorboard to hold paper if bought in sheets (15”x 22” or 11”x 15”)
    • Bull Dog clips, masking tape or staples to secure paper
    • Water containers for cleaning out brushes
    • Paper towels or Kleenex
    • Old bath towel to cover table
    • Sketchbook, pencil and kneaded eraser

You can find most of the art supplies at the Art Dept. Salem, Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, or purchase online at Cheap Joe’s or Blick Art Supplies. Other items can be found around the house.

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 $100 for six classes.





Exploring Imagery and Sounds in Creative Writing

Tuesday, March 29, 6:30-8:30pm and a repeat class Saturday, April 9, 1:00-3:00 $20/class. In this class we will explore different ways to create vivid images and satisfying sounds in your writing. This class will use poetry as examples but all genres of writers are welcome, including journal writers. You will go through different exercises to create basic and compound imagery. You will also experience how to create sounds in various ways, including creating your own unique words.

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. Payment is $20.

An Introduction to Prose Poems

Thursday, April 14, 6:30-8:30pm and a repeat class Saturday, April 16, 1:00-3:00, $20/class Prose poems are short, quirky, blocky and sometimes viewed as “not Poetry” but they can be a fun way to try something new. If you like endings that don’t leave you wondering, you might enjoy this form. No experience necessary. Open to journal writers, prose writers, poets, or anyone who is new to creative writing.

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. Payment is $20.

Creative Writing Inspired by Works of Art

Thursday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 and a repeat class, Saturday April 23, 1:00-3:00 $20/class There is a type of poetry called ekphrasis you are welcome to write, however you can choose: journal style writing, poetry, memoir/creative nonfiction, fiction. I will provide pieces of art as prompts but people are welcome to bring their own art or other images and you’ll have the option to pick which pieces you want to write on.

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. Payment is $20.

Rewrite Your Origin Story

Saturday, April 30, 1:00-3:00, $20. In this workshop, we’ll look at ways people have written their own unique origin story. If you enjoy speculative reading (e.g. magical realism, supernatural, sci-fi, etc.) you will have the opportunity to come up with a speculative origin poem or speculative origin story for yourself (or for someone else, e.g. a child). All genres welcome. No writing experience required.

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. Payment is $20.

Supply List: Bring writing materials such as tablets, lined or unlined paper, pads, pens, pencils, laptops or whatever you are comfortable using.


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.

Register early. Class size limited to 10 students.

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the 4 sessions. (Total Class Cost = $50.
Lab Fee of $5 to be paid directly to instructor and is due at first session.)

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. (Total Class Cost = $50.

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. (Total Class Cost = $50.

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. (Total Class Cost = $50.

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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Special For Oregon Trail Card Holders

Keizer Art Association supports our art community by providing free art classes to Oregon Trail Card holders. This offer is provided on an as-available basis.
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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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