Keizer Art Association


Colored Pencil Class

Instructor: TBA

Fall Term: October 3-November 21, 2022, 9:00am-12:00 noon, 8 weeks, $80

Winter Term: January 9-February 27, 2023, 9:00am-12:00 noon, 8 weeks, $80

Spring Term: April 3-May 22, 2023 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 two weeks ahead of time. We are limited to 18 students.

Bacic Supplies:

  • Set of 24+ size Prismacolor, Lyra, Faber Castel, 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.

Students can register on-line at and pay using Credit Card, Debit Card, or 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 FALL TERM 8 classes. Payment is $80.

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

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

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the 3 sessions. (Total Class Cost = $80.
Material Fee of $10 to be paid directly to instructor and is due at first session.)


  • 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.

Pyrography Class w/ Donna Miller

Live Class in the Keizer Arts Classroom

Saturdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022 ~ 10 am until 12:30 pm

Class Cost $50 for 4 Sessions
$5 Material Fee Due at First Session

Register early. Class size limited to 10 students.

Believe it or not, this is Burning on Watercolor Paper. One would think that you have to turn the heat down but actually it burns a little hotter while still being careful to not burn through.

Materials provided for use during class:

  • Wood burning kit
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Pattern
  • Graphite paper
  • Tape
  • Red Pen
  • Pencil
  • White eraser
  • Tip cleaner
  • Sample Design

Materials suggested to bring to class:

  • Small desk fan
  • Watercolor pencils (optional)
  • Small watercolor brush (optional)

Class Outline

  • Brief history of pyrography
  • Safety do's & don'ts
  • Materials that can be used to wood burn
  • Preparation of material to be burned
  • Open Wood burning kits
  • Short project
  • Main project
  • Sealing finished project

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.)

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.

Please Note:

If you are having a problem registering and/or paying for a class online, please contact attention Carol Harris. Carol will help you through any problems you may be experiencing. We are always happy to register you for a class by email or in person at KAA.

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