Keizer Art Association


Colored Pencil Class

Instructor: TBA

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 SPRING TERM 8 classes. Payment is $80.

Art to Go
Bringing Art to the Community

If you are an art instructor and would like to be part of this outreach program, please contact Keizer Art Association,

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. (Total Class Cost = $50 plus $10 Material Fee.
Material Fee of $10 to be paid directly to instructor and is due at class start.)

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. (Total Class Cost = $55)

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. (Class Tuition = $65)

($10 Material Fee to be paid directly to instructor at start of class)

Acrylic Painting for Children:

Ages: 6–14 years

Instructor: Laura Singer

Cost: FREE (All materials provided)

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

About: Children ages 6 through 14 years will love this paint-along style class. Students will learn step-by-step to observe their subject, mix creative colors, and paint their very own masterpiece using pearlescent acrylic paints.

Subject: An underwater ocean scene with an eight-tentacled octopus!

Supply list: All supplies are provided by the instructor.

Attire: Please wear something comfortable that you don’t mind getting a little paint on. The paint usually washes out, but some colors may stain.

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

Registration: Please register by email for this free class: Click here to send Registration Request email

You will be contacted by KAA to confirm your registration.

Drawing I and II

Instructor: Laura Singer

Experience Level: Beginner and intermediate (advanced students welcome)

Wednesdays 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

January 11, 18, 25, and February 1, 2023

Please register before Jan 4, 2023 to allow time for the instructor to order student kits.

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 more. 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.

$60 for all four sessions

$25 kit fee (optional) paid directly to instructor

Materials List

Bring to each class:

  • 1 General’s Tri-Tip eraser (or similar vinyl eraser)
  • 1 Kneaded rubber eraser
  • 1 Pad of newsprint or sketching paper, 12 in. × 18 in. or larger
  • 2 Sheets of nice drawing paper, such as Strathmore 400 Series drawing paper, 12 in. × 18 in. or larger
  • 2 Soft vine charcoal sticks
  • 1 Medium black charcoal pencil, such as Derwent
  • 2 Square, compressed charcoal sticks, black
  • 1 Set of drawing pencils in various hardnesses (such as 6B, 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, 4H, 6H)
  • 2 Blending stumps or tortillons

You may also wish to bring:

  • 1 Apron or smock (optional)—The charcoal can get messy
  • 1 Drawing board large enough for 12 in. × 18 in. (optional, if you have one)
  • 1 Notebook and pencil/pen to take notes

If you’re not sure where to purchase materials, but you would like to bring your own, I recommend the Art Department in Downtown Salem and BLICK in Beaverton. If you take your materials list in, they will help you find what you need.

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this class. (Total Class Cost = $60)

Steve Kleier -- Landscape Watercolor Painting
2 Day Workshop
March 11-12 2023

The natural landscape is beautiful, and everyone can enjoy looking at it. Painting it is fun and easy with a few skills and getting a good one feels great! I will show you ways that interpret the landscape using classic painting concepts that tap into your inner artist. This class is for intermediate and advanced artists and would be a great for someone who has been painting in oil or acrylic and wants to try watercolor. Join me for fun and learning.

Watercolor Materials List

  • Sketchbook , pencils and eraser
  • Artists Quality Watercolor paper (140lb cold press suggested)
  • Cheap student grade paper for tests
  • Pallet for mixing colors
  • Spray bottle
  • Pallet knife
  • Kleenex tissue
  • Cotton cloth or sponge
  • Selection of artists quality watercolor brushes


  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Manganese Blue
  • Cad yellow Lt
  • Cad Red Lt
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Raw Sienna
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Paynes grey
  • White Gouache Optional
  • Burnt Umber
  • Prussian Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Or bring the colors you have and use those

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for this workshop. (Total Cost = $100)


  • 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 $70 for this four session class.

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.

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the 2 sessions. (Total Class Cost = $50.)

Color Theory: Science and Art

Experience levels: All | Instructor: Laura Singer | Cost: $50

Saturdays, February 11 & 18, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Learn all about color theory in this two-day workshop designed for artists and designers of all mediums. Students will explore a little of the history and the science behind color as well as the artistic principles of creating and using effective color palettes. We’ll dive into what makes color, well, colorful.

This workshop will cover how to create inspiring color palettes that tell a story, how to mix pigments to create a rainbow of colors, and why certain colors work well as primary colors in a palette. By means of demonstrations and hands-on exercises, students will examine the color wheel of both additive and subtractive color systems, and students will work on a colorful art piece.

We’ll break for a half hour around noon, so bring your lunch.

Materials List for Color Theory


  • Holbein Artists’ Gouache Primary Mixing Set of 5 Colors (available from Blick or Amazon) or another brand in a primary magenta, primary yellow, primary cyan, white, and black


  • A few sheets of white 140 lb. cold or hot press watercolor paper or a heavy mixed media paper


  • An assortment of round watercolor brushes (such as sizes 4, 6, and 8)
  • An assortment of flat watercolor brushes (such as sizes 4, 6, and 8)

Pencil and eraser

  • An HB or 2B pencil
  • An eraser

Measuring tools and other stuff

  • 12-inch ruler
  • A compass for drawing circles
  • Water dishes for clean water and for cleaning brushes
  • Paper towels
  • A paint palette for mixing colors (plastic is fine)
  • A glue stick
  • Scissors
  • A pen/pencil and notepad to take notes

Click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for both sessions. (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

Patio Classes

  • Large Open Patio
  • Attractive Setting

Contact KAA ( for more info and class scheduling

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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