106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


Private Lessons available at the Art Loft

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

Private lessons are available in drawing, watercolor, acrylic, oil and other mediums.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting - Becky Chappell,, Instructor

Friday, May 31st Noon - 3pm

A one afternoon class for beginning acrylic painting class. Supplies included.  For those with acrylic paints and/or brushes, you are welcome to bring them with you.  Becky Chappell, an experienced instructor, is an acrylic, pastel and mixed media artist.  

On-going Watercolor Classes - Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Instructor

CLASSES CANCELLED from May 7th thru May 28th
Classes resume the first week in June
See schedule below for beginning and intermediate schedule

Beginning Watercolor:  Wednesdays 3: - 6: pm
     (for a beginning watercolor supply list, click on Workshops           
       on this site)
Intermediate Watercolor: Thursdays  3: - 6: pm
Watercolor Seminars: Saturdays 8:45 - 11: am

Jo Pomeroy-Crocket teaches watercolor at the Art Loft.  Students 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.

The photo we are sharing, title "No Postage Necessary", is watercolor (and) mixed media.  Your instructor, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, is the artist.

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.                                                                    

Zentangle® Classes - Sandi Kelley, Certified Zentangle Instructor

Call the Art Loft for coming date(s)

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.   

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.

Class is limited to 8 students.  Supplies included.

Register and pay here or call the Art Loft at 503-325-4442

One-on-one Drawing and Oil Painting, Robert Paulmenn Instructor

For more information or to schedule sessions, contact the Art Loft

Robert Paulmenn is a well known artist in Oregon's North Coast and beyond.  His work includes his contribution to Astoria's historical Column's restoration.  His paintings are exhibited and offerred through Astoria's RiverSea Gallery.

Individuals have the opportunity to learn drawing and painting fundamentals under Mr. Paulmenn's tutelage at the Art Loft.

Sessions are customarily 1-3 hours.

For more information, contact the Art Loft at 503-325-4442.

Fused Glass - Christine Kende, Artist Instructor

Drop-in Classes are held each Thursday and Saturday afternoons
No class on Saturday, May 18th
TIME: 1 PM - 3 PM / Cost is $40 per class

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 text the instructor at 435-901-2211 or email cskende@hotmail.com