106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


Stan Riedesel - - "Let's Paint Boats" - - with Watercolors

October 21st, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

This is a two (2) day watercolor workshop  (Saturday, 21st & Sunday, 22nd). NOTE THE DATE CHANGE  Students will learn to paint an impressionistic boat in the water. Students will examine key boat characteristics from a model.  They will draw boats, paint a one color value study and complete a watercolor painting.

Class fee:  $120.00

Student supplies:

Drawing -  pencils - #2, soft #6 or even #8 

Drawing tablet 9" X 12" or larger and an eraser

Painting - watercolor paper 140/lb, 12 " X 16"

A strudy matt or board to attach your watercolor paper

Masking tape , 2 kitchen size towels 

Brushes - 1" flat, good quality  round brush & what ever you have in your brush collection

A palette, water container, spray bottle, paper towel roll

Paints - typical colors: Blues - colbalt, cerulean, ultramarine blue, Note: French Ultramarine is wonderful & phthao blue   

Yellows - cadmium, gamboge, Note: quinacridone gold is wonderful 

Reds - cad red light, alizarin crimson, a purple

Earth tones - burnt umber, yellow ochre

Call to reserve a space  503-325-4442

Sandi Kelley - - *Zentangle Inspired "Holiday Cards & Gift Tags" for advanced Tanglers

October 28th, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Sandi will guide you through the "Tangles" making fabulous Holiday cards.  This class is for the more advanced Tangler.

Saturday, October 28th

Time:  10am to 4:00pm

Cost: $30 - plus materials

Please call Sandi to reserve your spot - 503-440-9780

*Zentangle is a registered trade mark

2018 APRIL - RUTH ARMITAGE ~ ~ ABC's of Abstraction - Continued

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

Ruth returns with more of her wonderful studies in abstraction.

Arpil 27, 28, 29 - 2018

More information to follow

Reserve your spot - nonrefundable deposit $75

Cost:  TBD

Visit Ruth's website:   www.rutharmitage.com


2018 SEPTEMBER ~ ~ Mick McAndrews

September 6th, 2018
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

September 6, 7 and 8, 2018, Mick McAndrews will be "Exploring the Magic of Watercolor in Plein Air Painting" during this three-day workshop.

During this watercolor workshop we will paint a variety of subjects using plenty of water and pigment to exploit the wonder and intrinsic beauty of watercolor.  We will focus on the importance of developing interesting shapes, value contrast and patterns, edge variety, and more!

Additional areas of discussion will include: 

   Simplifying the scene

   Working from reference material

   Use of artistic license

   Developing strong compositions

   Atmospheric perspective

   Visual language

   And the sheer joy of painting

Each day there will be a full demonstration in the morning with explanation and Q&A along the way.  Workshop participants are welcome to work on the same subject or from reference material of their choosing.  Afterward, participants will paint for the remainder of the day and I will be available for one-on-one assistance and to provide additional mini-demos as necessary.

Visit his website:  WWW.MickMcAndrewsFineArt.com

Cost:  TBD                                                                                                                                                               Reserve your spot - non-refundable deposit $90

     - - SUPPLY LIST - - 

NOTE:  This supplies list is a guide and I don't expect the purchase of new & expensive painting supplies for this workshop.  If you are comfortable with the supplies you currently have they should be fine.

REF. MATERIALS:  Bring your photos sketches, etc., for subject matter.

MATERIALS:  Palette, paper, brushes, paint, board, masking tape or bull-dog clips, sponge (inexpensive household variety, the larger the better), misting spray bottle, tissues or paper towel, pencil, soft or kneaded eraser.

PAINTS (Winsor Newton, Holbein, M.Graham,  Daniel Smith, etc.)                 

Yellow:  Cad Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Quinnacridone Gold 

Orange:  Red Orange (Holbein)                                                           

Red:  Cad Red Light, Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson     

Brown:  Raw & Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Brown Madder               

Blue:  Ultra-Marine. Cobalt, Cerulean, Cobalt Turquoise,                         

Lavender (Holbein)                                                                       

Green:  I mix greens but a good one out of the tube is Perylene by W&N                           

Black:  Neutral Tint, Paynes Gray                                                       

White:  Chinese White, Juane Brilliant #1

BRUSHES:  Mix of flat, (1", 3/4", 1/2")                                                                       

Round (6, 10,12)                                                                                   

Mop, (squirrel hair),  & rigger brushes

Paper:  (Arches, Saunders)

As long as it’s acid free pure rag paper you’re good.  I use 140/lb cold press or rough texture.  Weights, (104/lb, 300/lb, etc.)  and textures are a matter of personal preference and painting style.

Specifically for  PLEIN AIR WORK:  Portable and light weight chair and / or bench for supplies, easel, hat, sunblock, bug spray, and transport system (cart, backpack, etc.)  Basically, whatever supplies you deem necessary to provide for a comfortable outdoor experience.


Robert Paulmenn's Saturday morning classes for drawing and oil painting

October 7th, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Astoria Artist Robert Paulmenn's oil and drawing class beginning in October.  

October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - Saturday mornings

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $125 for 4 (four) sessions

individual instruction is included

Contact the Loft for more information 503-325-4442


Watercolor classes with Jo Pomeroy

October 11th, 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 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 twoel, sponge, spray bottle; color wheel

Fee:        $30 per session

                                          For more information call 503-325-4442


October 17th, 2017
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Art Technique Classes - Oct - Nov - Dec 2017 

for more information contact  - (503) 325 - 4442


Open Studio  - Tuesday afternoons  ($10)

E-Media classes  -  every Friday 11am - 3pm  ($10 per sessiion)

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.

Mark your calendars:    DECEMBER 2nd - The Art Loft is having a Holiday Bazaar from 10am to 4pm.  Local artisans will be selling their latest creations.  This will a wonderful time to purchase that last minute gift.

For more information and call 503-325-4442 

Rock'n Rock Painting Party

December 8th, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the fun on a Friday evening for another fun-filled "Rock'n Rock Painting Party" 

December 8th

Time:  5:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost:  No fee

Bring your rocks -

your  paints -

and enjoy an evening of FUN. 

Share what you have painted, share ideas and what you have been doing with your beautiful painted rock/s. 

Have any great stories to tell?  It's always fun to share stories.