106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


Watercolor - Beginning and Advanced - Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Instructor

TIME: 3:00 pm - - 6:00 PM
Other days and times may be available upon request

Jo Pomeroy-Crocket teaches watercolor at the Art Loft.  A beginning student in her class will learn basic watercolor techniques, color theory, design, composition, and problem-solving.  The advanced student will learn additional techniques, experimental techniques, different styles, and more.

As your instructor and as a co-owner of the Art Loft, Jo brings considerable artistic and life accomplishments to her student's instruction.  More details about Jo are shared within this website under the "About" heading. 

Jo conducts on-going watercolor classes every Thursday from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm in the Art Loft's relaxed classroom setting.  For more information about this class, other painting medium classes, supplies, or general questions, call 503-325-4442 or 503-791-4442.                                                                    

Fused Glass - Christine Kende, Artist Instructor

Drop-in Classes are held each Thursday and Saturday afternoons
TIME: 1 PM - 3 PM

Christine Kende has been working with glass for over 30 years, and having  been a science teacher, she finds the overlap of art and science fascinating.

Christine introduces students to the art of fused glass and how it differs from stained or blown glass.  With Christine's help, you will be able to create an "unfused" glass piece on a Saturday afternoon.  Some projects may be more complicated and take longer. You can finish more complicated designs the following or another Saturday.  

After a class Christine will take your unfused glass to her off-site studio to be fired.  Some projects will take multiple firings to attain a finished piece.   Your fused glass art piece can usually be picked it up at the Art Loft on a following Saturday.

For more information about the class, contact the Art Loft at 503-325-4442 or email cskende@hotmail.com

Beginning Drawing - Pen and Ink - Mary K Barendse-Adams Instructor

Thursdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Classes are on-going and drop-ins are welcome
Individual classes are available upon request

Mary K, as we know her at the Art Loft, is an accomplished artist and experienced drawing instructor.  Her method of teaching and technique are very much geared for beginners and intermediate students.

Supplies needed to get started will be provided.  Class time is customarily 2 hours.  Time is available thereafter if students would like "studio time" to practice.

Contact the Art Loft at 503-325-4442 for more information.  

Zentangle® Classes - Sandi Kelley, Certified Zentangle Instructor

2-day class
Friday June 16th 4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday June 17 11 am - 3 pm

Contact Sandi Kelley for additional information or questions
Telephone: 971-395-9824
Email: sktangles12@gmail.com

Zentangle® is an art form that is a creative, meditative, and stress reducing form of "mental yoga".  Artistic experience or talent is not a requirement for this course.   Supplies are included in the 2-day class fee.

Sandi Kelley is a Certified Zentangle® Instructor.  She introduces beginning students to the basic tangle patterns.   Repetitive patterns and structures create beautiful artistic images.   Students begin drawing with graphite and ink.  Shading and the use of color follow.

Beginning Pen and Ink - Mary K Barendse-Adams, Instructor

Saturday, July 15, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Contact: Astoria Art Loft 503-325-4442

For beginning students, Mary K introduces students to the pen and ink tools and paper used in  the class.  Though prior drawing experience is not required, it is helpful.  

Chinese Brush Painting, Tom Grogg Instructor

2 - Session Class
Saturday, August 5th 10 am - 1 pm
Saturday, September 30th 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn the art of Chinese Brush Painting and how to master the Chinese calligraphy brush and rice paper. The first class will focus more on painting birds; the second on fish.  Having studied with Emmy Award winner Master Ning Yeh, Tom is a professional artist, illustrator and graphic designer.   Materials for the class are furnished.  

Contact the Art Loft to register for the class or for more information.  Space is limited.  503-325-4442 or email astoriaartloft@gmail.com

Calligraphy Beginning - Mary K Barendse-Adams, Instructor

Saturday, August 26, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Beginning Calligraphy with instructor Mary K.  Supplies are provided.

Little Bird Parent-Child Music Classes

Fall Classes Wednesdays, September 6 -thru October 25
TIME: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost is per family for the 8 week session

Gabrielle Macrae is returning in the fall with her parent-child music class based on the idea children are naturally musical.  And if you're wondering if your baby is too young for this class, the answer is no!

If children are exposed to rhythm, song, and dance from an early age, they can  more easily develop their natural musicality and future interest in learning to sing and play instruments.  In this class, you will sing, play and dance together.  You will learn songs and musical games that will nuture your child's creativity and musical growth.

Children, like adults, can develop their capacity and appreciation for music in a warm, playful, and calm setting.  Parents are encouraged to join in to model participation for their children, and as the series builds on itself, watch as the children delight in the familiarity of the songs.  Enjoy the experience of connecting with your child through music with other families, and take that experience home with you when you go

For more information and registration for this upcoming session, email Gabrielle at gabriellemacrae@gmail.com.

Calligraphy Beginniing - Mary K Barendse-Adams, Instructor

Saturday, September 16, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Beginning calligraphy.  Supplies provided.