KAA Online Classes

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Class List

Introduction to Watercolor, Instructor Stacie Clark

March 13 | March 20 | March 27 | April 3 | April 10

A series of beginning skill building classes ideal for the beginning student or a returning student needing a refresh. Each will be broken down step by step and built upon the next class. Supply lists and handouts will be sent through email. If you already have materials bring those to each class. Material/Supply List


Class 1: Watercolor Materials

In this class we will cover the variety of materials available including different papers, paints, brushes, palette and paper stretching options. If we have time, we will start discussing basic brushwork and color theory.


It was a great class!

Stacie presented a very informative and enjoyable class. Attendees, experienced or not, said they learned a lot. Students received expert instruction for assembling a watercolor kit ready for creativity.

Please register for Stacie's upcoming classes.


Class 2: Watercolor Techniques

What a great class. Dry brush, wet-on-wet, and other techniques were discussed and demonstrated.

Everyone enjoyed this class and students learned a lot. Even experienced watercolor painters learned new ways to apply watercolor techniques. We are looking forward to Stacie's next class.

Please register for Stacie's upcoming classes.


Class 3: Watercolor Practice

This was a great class and all attendees learned so much. Can't wait for class 4.


Class 4: Starting a Watercolor

A practical breakdown of how to start a project using an image source (supplied by teacher or one of your own), carbon paper or pencil transfer. Then a step-by-step breakdown, thinking about colors, mixing paint and applying layers. Great for students who feel like they don’t have great drawing skills.

Day: April 10, 2021 / Time: 10 am – 12 pm / Cost: $20

Register and pay for Class 4 using any major credit card or PayPal.

If you prefer you can print the Class Registration Form, fill it out manually, then send it to KAA with a check for payment.

Great Teaching Opportunities

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

  • Classroom Environment
  • Fast Internet
  • Temporary Limited In-person Attendance (4 students). In-class attendance will open up after COVID restrictions are removed.
  • Unlimited Number of Remote Students
  • Multiple Wired/Wireless Microphones
  • Multiple Camera Angles
  • In-class Live Technical Support
  • For each 2-3 hour class you teach KAA will pay you: $200 with a minimum of 5-10 students; $300 for 11-20 students; $400 for 21+ students
  • Contact KAA (keizerartassociation@gmail.com) for more info and class scheduling

KAA is prepared for and we look forward to hosting your online class.

Mixed-media Expressive Portraits with Angela Wrahtz

DATES & PROJECTS:

  • May 13 “TBA” (Part 1)
  • May 27 “TBA” (Part 2)
  • June 10 “TBA” (Part 1)
  • June 24 “TBA” (Part 2)

LEVEL--All levels beginning to advanced

CLASS DESCRIPTION --If you have an art background, this is an opportunity to experiment and play and take it to the next level. If you have no background, that’s okay, because everyone will be guided step-by-step through a project that will give you the opportunity to mix and mash it up. We will take inspiration from famous artists and then draw on top of watercolor. We will paint on top of sketches. We’ll use colored pencils and crayons and charcoal and oil pastel and whatever we feel like (or happen to have in our art box) to create modern and dynamic portraits. We are not going for “likeness” so much as expression although portrait fundamental will be brought into the equation. No need to have drawing skills. You will learn how to capture images with fidelity as well as understand proportions of the face. This class will be an ongoing journey on the subject of interesting faces. Eventually we will add collage to sketches and paintings. We will experiment and play. Again, no previous experience required, but if you have a bunch of art supplies at home and are looking for a new way to use them, this class is for you. You may bring your own photographs to work with. Minimum 5 students needed for class to go.

MEETING TIME--This class meets in the mornings on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 10am to Noon. It is planned to continue on monthly in the same time slot.

CLASS FORMAT —Register for a 2-session class series, starting new each month with a new project. Limited number of spaces available in the KAA classroom (social distancing and masks until state guidelines are lifted) and simultaneous live broadcast via Google meets for distance learners. Register early indicating in-class or online preference. First come for in-class learning.

BONUS--Class members are invited to join a private Facebook group where additional interaction and connection with other artists happens outside of class. Angie is an award-winning artist and popular instructor who will help unlock the artist within you. Visit Angie’s website at www.angelasarthouse.com for more information about the artist and her art as well as other classes taught by her at her home studio and via Zoom.

SUPPLIES LIST: Mixed media art boards are good and thick and hold up to layers of creativity. Watercolor paper that is 140lb is best if you plan to use watercolors or other paint. Some cheaper paper for warm-ups and exercises and then move to the better paper. A set of drawing pencils with some hard and soft options is nice. #2 pencil is perfect for construction lines because those get erased. Bring whatever you have. A sheet of carbon transfer paper and ball point pen. Kneaded eraser. A small set of watercolors (can be inexpensive) or acrylic paints if that feels more comfortable, a small water bucket, paper towel and old rag and small round brush with a point (round #8 or #10) Sharpies or other permanent markers. You don’t need all of this stuff. Start with what you have. If you have nothing, bring 2-3 surfaces to work on and a rigid board to tape your work to with painter’s tape. Pencils, inexpensive watercolors or cheap acrylic paints, crayons, markers, small jar of modge podge or matt medium and an old brush to apply it with. Apron to keep your clothes clean. Old newspapers and a couple old colorful magazines. Colored tissue paper and decorative wrapping papers. Optional: Stencils and stampers.

COST: $60 per two-part class.

Register and pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

May 13 & May 27 TBA $60.00

June 10 & June 24 TBA $60.00

If you prefer you can print the Class Registration Form, fill it out manually, then send it to KAA with a check for payment.

Beginning Still Life Drawing with Angela Wrahtz

DATES:

  • May 11 (Part 1)
  • May 25 Part 2)
  • June 8 (Part 1)
  • June 22 (Part 2)


LEVEL--Beginning

CLASS DESCRIPTION --You do not need to be born with a special gift to draw well. It is a learned skills and you can do it. You will be amazed at how you can draw complex subjects with your own hands. I help to train you to observe and translate what you see with techniques discovered by Renaissance masters. Simple geometric shapes are the starting point of any good drawing. In this class you, I will show you step-by-step how to interpret what you see in front of you in the form of a small object that is our still life. You will gain a vocabulary and skill set that will translate into more success in any other artistic area you pursue. There’s time for questions, sharing your work, helpful feedback. At end of class we will translate the basic drawing into a quick sketch done with watercolors. Minimum 5 students need to register for class to be a go.

MEETING TIME--This class meets in the afternoon on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 1pm to 3pm. It is planned to continue monthly in the same time slot.

CLASS FORMAT —Register for a 2-session class series, starting new each month with a new project. Limited number of spaces available in the KAA classroom (social distancing and masks until state guidelines are lifted) and simultaneous live broadcast via Google meets for distance learners. Register early indicating in-class or Zoom preference. First come for in-class learning.

BONUS--Class members are invited to join a private Facebook group where additional interaction and connection with other artists happens outside of class. Angie is an award-winning artist and popular instructor who will help unlock the artist within you. Visit Angie’s website at www.angelasarthouse.com for more information about the artist and her art as well as other classes taught by her at her home studio and via Zoom.

SUPPLIES LIST: Some sketch paper and some smooth drawing paper. Mixed media art boards are good also. We will use the cheaper paper for warm-ups and exercises and then move to the better paper. A set of drawing pencils with some hard and soft options is nice. A set of “graphite aquarelle” pencils is wonderful to have. A #2 pencil is perfect for construction lines because those get erased. Bring whatever you have. You’ll want various erasers including a kneaded eraser. You’ll want a good sharpener and/or utility knife and sanding block (or old nail files). Optional: A small set of watercolors (can be inexpensive), colored pencils, a small water bucket, paper towel and old rag and small round brush with a point (round #8 or #10) for the painting part at the end if you want to go there!

COST: $60 per two-part class

Register and pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

May 11 & May 25 Still Life $60.00

June 8 & June 22 Still Life $60.00

If you prefer you can print the Class Registration Form, fill it out manually, then send it to KAA with a check for payment.



Beginning Watercolor Painting—"Botanical” with Angela Wrahtz

DATES & PROJECTS:

  • May 11 “Tulip” (Part 1)
  • May 25 “Tulip” (Part 2)
  • June 8 “Mt. Hood” (Part 1)
  • June 22 “Mt. Hood” (Part 2)

LEVEL--Beginning. No experience necessary.

CLASS DESCRIPTION --Immerse yourself in the gorgeous medium of watercolors and become obsessed with the flow and the glow of these paints which seem to have a life of their own. You will gain control over this most versatile and fun medium. You will learn and practice foundational skills through a beautiful project which is provided by instructor All levels welcome, no experience necessary. By the end of the class (two sessions in the month) you will most likely have a completed painting suitable for framing. You also will have a foundation to build upon if you wish to continue with more classes. Angie gives helpful demonstrations and explains step-by-step so you know what to do. Specifically, you will learn why WC does what it does and how to control it and techniques known as “WET into WET” and “WET into DRY.” We will cover washes, glazing, and color-mixing and experiment with varying combinations of water and paint. Additionally, you will get your own artistic choices, time to ask questions and get individual help, and a chance to share your work and get feedback. Minimum 5 students needed for the class to be a go.

MEETING TIME--This class meets in the mornings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 10am to Noon. It is planned to continue monthly in the same time slot.

CLASS FORMAT —Register for a 2-session class series, starting new each month with a new project. Limited number of spaces available in the KAA classroom (social distancing and masks until state guidelines are lifted) and simultaneous live broadcast via Google meets for distance learners. Register early indicating in-class or Zoom preference. First come for in-class learning.

BONUS--Class members are invited to join a private Facebook group where additional sharing happens outside of class for extra encouragement and connection with fellow artists. Angie is an award-winning artist and popular instructor who will help unlock the artist within you. Visit Angie’s website at www.angelasarthouse.com for more information about the artist and her art as well as other classes taught by her at her home studio and via Zoom.

SUPPLIES LIST: Good watercolor paper such as Arches 140lb pad (15 sheets) 9 x12 inches (or similar.) Good paper is the most important material. Loose WC paper is also just fine. Some flimsy paper for color swatching okay. Palette with a lid with a variety of colors. Bring what you can afford that fits your budget. Angie has art kits for sale with professional paints in them which are modestly priced if you want a more exciting experience and have a few extra dollars to invest. Info on this at her website or call/text her at 503-705-9193. You’ll want a couple of yellow, and reds, and blues, a green and a dark gray. Some colors that are part of Angie’s basic palette includes these from M. Graham: Azo Yellow, Nickel Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Quin Rose, Maroon Perylene, Dioxizine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Green, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Paynes Gray. Bring whatever you have. White gouache for cleanup/correction, water bucket, old wash cloth, paper towel, two round brushes (#4 and #10) with good points on them which are synthetic or a blend of synthetic and natural hairs so they have spring and are not floppy. Pencil, kneaded eraser. Tracing paper for at home. (At KAA, we use a light table.) Blue painter’s or Frog tape and a board to tape your artwork to. Angie brings boards to class to share.

COST: $60 per 2 session class

Pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

Tulip May 11 & May 25 $60.00

Mt. Hood June 8 June 22 $60.00

If you prefer you can print the Class Registration Form, fill it out manually, then send it to KAA with a check for payment.

Casein Painting with Nancy Ericksen-Ward

DATE: April 10

LEVEL--For watercolor and/or acrylic painters....

CLASS DESCRIPTION -- Instructor Nancy Ericksen-Ward is offering affordable online classes (and a few in-person seats in the classroom) in an exciting medium never offered before at KAA....Casein! Casein is a remarkable water soluble paint that has some of the benefits of watercolor (rewetable, scrubbable) plus some of the benefits of acrylic (opaque so that you can paint lights over darks and ability to get that paint-strokes-visible painterly look) but is more affordable than either. Casein combines with transparent paints in beautiful ways so you can still use your watercolor tubes. Casein is a favorite of internationally known artist, Stephen Quiller who sent this lovely casein painting he recently finished.

MEETING TIME--Class is offered Saturday, April 10, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

SUPPLY LIST:

Five tubes of Casein paint Shiva brand, can be found on Stephen Quiller website (www.quillergallery.com)

  • Cadmium Yellow light
  • Permasol blue
  • Rose red
  • Titanium white
  • Payne’s grey

Watercolor or acrylic brushes -synthetic or natural bristle

  • One small flat - 1/2 “, ¾ “ or 1“
  • One or two rounds, numbers 8, 10 or 12
  • Detail brush
  • One “scrubber”, a stiff bristle brush to scrub paint surface to lighten or remove

Two or three small ( 8”x10” up to 11”x14”) surfaces to paint on, Painting surface (must be stiff, not 140 lb or less paper)

  • 300 lb watercolor paper, any surface (hot press, cold press or rough) Least expensive
  • Jack Richeson linen art panel
  • Ampersand Auquabord
  • Any wood, plastic, or stiff flat surface

Usual Painting tools

  • Water container – large, a quart size or bigger
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Pencils, white erasers, sharpeners, rulers
  • Also bring your watercolor palette or tubes of watercolor paint
  • An empty palette or wrap freezer paper around a flat piece of cardboard. Freezer paper may be found at Safeway where the wax paper is located. This makes a disposable palette.

CLASS COST: $20. Pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

If you prefer you can print the Class Registration Form, fill it out manually, then send it to KAA with a check for payment.

Painting With Acrylics, Instructor: Patricia Young

DATE: April 14 | April 21 | April 28

LEVEL--All levels....

CLASS DESCRIPTION -- This 3 part class will focus on landscape painting working from your photo and/or sketch to create a unique and compelling painting that will be a spring board for your future acrylic paintings. We will start with the basic preparation of the canvas, learn to break down the image into its dark and light values and compose the painting from start to finish. This class will be given in three parts, 2 hours each: 1. Preparing to Paint with Acrylics on Canvas, 2. Painting from Background to Foreground, 3. Group sharing and Q&A

Part 1, Preparing to Paint with Acrylics on Canvas: -- In this session we will prepare our canvas with a ground color, learn about acrylic paint colors, mixing colors on the palette, design and composition working from your photo or sketch and Notan drawings or value study, which will be explained. Students will be able to work along with the demo and finish their preparations to be ready for the next session.

Part 2, Painting from Background to Foreground: -- During this session we will begin a painting using the canvas prepared during the past week, and our Notan drawings applied with paint onto the canvas. Using the compositional elements discussed in the first session, I will demonstrate the process of applying colors in layers beginning with the background, mid-ground, and foreground, and finish our work by refining the light and shadows. The assignment will be to complete your painting over the following week. You will have the ability to contact me via email if you have questions or comments.

Part 3, Group Sharing and Q & A -- This session we will wrap up the class with students being able to share their completed work, unless you choose not to, and discuss the subject, composition, colors etc. sharing what you have learned in the process. There will be time to ask questions that you may have and to share your ideas and thoughts with the class. By opening up to a constructive critique of your painting experience, we all learn from each other and benefit from the experience, in friendly and fun atmosphere.

MEETING TIME--Class is offered Wednesday, April 14, April 21, April 28 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Pre-streched Canvas (8 x 12 or up to 16 x 20, depending on your choice)
  • Easel or surface on which to paint
  • Acrylic paints ~ (suggested colors - White, Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Yellow, Red, Violet and Yellow Ochre) We will discuss this more during the first session. It’s best to have a warm and cool range of each color.
  • Brushes ~ a variety of wider (3/4” - 1” + ) and narrower brushes in both rounds and flats. You can paint with whatever you like to use, but I suggest having a variety for different uses.
  • Palette knives are also recommended, but optional.
  • Palette ~ for mixing color ~ which can be of your choice (plastic, glass, wood, or disposable sheets). We will talk about palettes during the first session. I like using a palette container to keep acrylics from drying out over night.
  • Container for water
  • Paper towels (or cloth rags, but it’s good to keep paper towels handy as well)
  • Sketch book or blank drawing paper
  • Black Marker and/or Pencils
  • Also available to use with acrylics are various thinners and extenders. These may be useful for different effects you may want to explore, but not necessary for this class.

Anyone who signs up for this class can purchase needed supplies from this list at the Art Department (254 Commercial St. NE, Salem) and get a student discount of 20% off non-sale items from this list.

CLASS COST: This is a 3 session/part class and the fee is $60 for the class. Register and pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

If you prefer you can print the Class Registration Form, fill it out manually, then send it to KAA with a check for payment.

COLORED PENCIL CLASS, Instructor: Jami Faith

DATE: Dates to be Announced

CMYK Colored Pencil: A 2 part online class using the Printers Process colors of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Week One:

  • Learn the importance of using Quality Tools to achieve Quality Art.
  • Review examples of print using the CMYK method.
  • Learn how to apply the 3 colors of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow to achieve 12 + colors
  • Create a 12+ color wheel from just the 3 colored pencils.

Week Two:

  • Complete a 6" x 9" Painted Bunting (shown) using the information given in Week One
  • As time allows we will work on ground and background so that our bird is not just "floating" on the paper

MEETING TIME--TBA

SUPPLY LIST:

(Required)

  • CMYK Colored Pencils You only need 4 pencils for this class. Choose ONE of these 3 suggested brands (Or contact instructor for the comparable colors, if you already have pencils )
    • FaberCastell Polychromos : Black / #152 Middle Phthalo Blue / #125 Fuschia / #108 Dark Cadmium Yellow
    • Prismacolor : Black / #903 True Blue / #994 Process Red/ #916 Canary Yellow
    • Koh-I-Nor Progresso Woodless : Black / #17 C/ #14 M/ #13 Y
  • Choose ONE of each tool
    • Brush - Drafting brush, House Paint Brush, Large Watercolor Brush. (this is to brush away cp bits without getting the oil from your hands on paper)
    • Eraser - Electric, Kneaded, White Eraser (but NOT a Pink eraser!)
    • Pencil sharpener - Electric, Battery Operated, 3 Hole Size Handheld
    • Ruler - Preferably cork back which helps with slippage
    • Paper towels (or cloth rags, but it’s good to keep paper towels handy as well)
  • Quality Paper surface strata: Choose ONE of these 2 Papers
    • White Stonehenge Vellum Finish (sometimes referred to as Rising Stonehenge)
    • Strathmore Bristol 400 Vellum Finish (It is important not to confuse Vellum paper with Vellum Finish. It is also important to get the Vellum Finish, otherwise the paper will be too smooth and not suited for this art work.)

(Optional)

  • Pencil Extender
  • Blender: (one or more of) Colorless Pencil or Colorless Marker / Stiff Bristle Brush / Tortillion Stump / Gamsol Solvent
  • Eraser Template
  • Stylus for Impressed Line
  • Transfer Sheet
  • Tracing Paper
  • Light Box

CLASS COST: This is a 2 session/part class and the fee is $40 for the class. Register and pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

If you prefer you can print the Class Registration Form, fill it out manually, then send it to KAA with a check for payment.







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