106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103



October 23rd, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Introductory classes, 1 or 2 days; October 23, Tuesday and October 24, Wednesday - - .

There will be two sessions: 

one during the day at ll am to 12:15 pm,

the other from 6 pm to 7:15 pm. 

This gives the people that work a chance to participate after work and/or those who prefer a daytime class.

In this two day class, you will be painting and decorating a glass skull (Sugar Skull as it is called).

You will be using bright fussing paints and other embellishments. 

You will create your very own unique Halloween, or to be precise, Dia de Muertos art form.  

Day one

Christine will give you background on what is called "Dia de Muertos".  You will choose your skull and decide on the pattern you plan to use to decorate your piece OR you can let your inner artist excel and create your own pattern 

 Day two

You will complete your piece.


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PAINTING BOATS - - Stan Riedesel

October 27th, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Class Overview for Painting Boats with Watercolor,

instructor Stan Riedesel


                     NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT  OF - $45 - TO HOLD YOUR SPOT

                     BALANCE OF - $80 - Must be PAID IN FULL BY 5:00 PM OCTOBER 24

CLASS FEE:  $125

Oct 27, 28 (Saturday 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00. Sunday 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00)

Painting Boats will include drawing practice, a one color value study and time for watercolor painting. Weather permitting, we will make a trip to the harbor for sketching. Students will be encouraged to share one of their works at the end of the class.

Student materials:

For drawing:

#2 pencil plus a soft #6 or #8 pencil, a drawing tablet 9"x12" or bigger and an eraser.

For painting:

watercolor paper 140 lb, 12"x16",

a sturdy matt or board to attach the paper to

masking tape

two kitchen-sized towels (one for blotting, one for rolling to incline the watercolor paper surface) 

watercolor brushes ( a 1" flat, a good quality round brush and anything else in the student's collection)

a palette

a water container

a spray bottle

paper towel roll

paint tubes - typical colors:

blues - cobalt, cerulean, ultramarine blue, Note: French Ultramarine is wonderful and phthalo blue;

yellows - cadmium, gamboge, Note: quinacridone gold is also wonderful.

Reds - cad red light, alizarin crimson, a purple.

Earth tones - burnt umber, yellow ochre and burnt sienna. One tube of burnt umber is essential for the one color painting study that will be completed.

           Day 1

9:00-9:15 Introductions. Course overview and other details ... Coffee, tea, lunch plan, bathrooms.

9:15-10:30 Lesson 1 Getting to Know Your Subject ... A Small Boat. With a small model and an overview of small boat construction, students will make three thumbnail sketches of boats in a side, rear quarter and front quarter position. The sketches will explore boat parts: keel, chines, ribs, bow, transom, rails. Then pencil work will be done to connect a boat to its surroundings by using shadows and reflections that extend the hull into the water or into the ground.

11:30-12:00. Lesson two. A Soft Pencil Value Study of a Small Boat Scene. Hopefully we can make a short trip to a boat dock for some sketches of boats in the harbor.

12:00-1:00 lunch.

1:00 - 3:40. Lesson three - Making a One Color Painting of a Boat Scene. Students will pencil in a composition for a one color value study of a boat that is connected to its background with shadows and reflections. Then, brown umber watercolor will be used for a one color painting of the boat scene. Instructor demo and then student painting with assistance for the rest of the afternoon.

3:40 - 4:00. Closure. Students will have an opportunity to share what has worked in their drawing and painting.

         Day 2    - -    Welcome back! Overview of the day.

9:15 - 10:00 Lesson four. Making a broken color wash. A demo on how to layer pigment on a brush and let the paint mix on the paper wet into wet. Time to experiment with a broken color wash on wetted inclined paper as preparation for a boat painting An instructor demo on an easel that will show how broken washes and big shapes can make a boat painting.

10:30ish-12:00 Boat painting session. Student painting with individual assistance.

12:00-1:00 lunch

1:00-3:00 Boat painting. Students will work on their paintings with individual assistance.

3:00-3:45 Sharing the paintings. Students will share their painting with the group ... Supportive feedback.

3:45 Class evaluation

4:00. Close and Thank You!



October 1st, 2018
11:00 PM - 4:00 AM

Open Studio  - Anytime Tuesdays from 11am - 3:30pm

                                  Fee:   $10 per session

E-Media classes - - every Friday 11am - 3pm                                                                                                                             Fee:  $10 per session

Children's Classes and Workshops - - call for more information

   Private and simi-private classes available by special arrangement.             

Come paint or finish projects any time Tuesday through Saturdays.  

Classes are offered between regular Art Loft hours or by appointment.

ZENTANGLE Instructor Sandi Kelley, CZT, is back with new Tangles

October 5th, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join Sandi for a 4 session Beginners Class.  Call or text Sandi to SCHEDULE classes.

Learn the newest Tangles as well as old ones.  Just bring yourself, bring a friend if you like and join the fun.  All supplies are furnished.

Classes are generally held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, days vary.

Class fee:  $125  - -  plus a $35 supply

For more information call or text Sandi at 503-440-9788.

Watercolor classes with Jo Pomeroy

October 26th, 2018
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

On-going Watercolor classes with Jo Pomeroy - Wednesday and Thursday afternoons

Recommended Supplies:

*Paper:  140 lb. cold press Arches or similar quality brand; (optional) yupo, terraskin; drawing tablet; mixed media or watercolor tablet for color studies

*Paints:   permanent alizarin crimson or carmine; lemon yellow or Hansa yellow, cadmium yellow pale or Aureolin; Prussian blue or phthalo blue, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue


1" aquarelle flat, #10 or #12 round, rigger (liner)


palette or white plate, large white towel, board on which to place paper; paper towel, sponge, spray bottle; color wheel

Fee:        $30 per session

                                          For more information call 503-325-4442

CREATING ART WITH GLASS - with Christine Kende

October 30th, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Christine will have monthly workshops starting in October.  Class subjects will vary with monthly holiday themes.  Besides themed workshops, she will have structured fused glass classes in the traditional - formal creative glass fusing process.  These classes will also be longer than the themes classes.

DATES and TIMES yet to be determined.  Stay tuned.