106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


2018 - - July 18 & 19 "KRISTY KUTCH" - - "Wet or Dry: the Amazing Range of the Color

July 18th, 2018
9:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kristy returns in July 18 and 19 of 2018 for another 2 day workshop on "the how to use dry or wet colored pencils".  Kristy goes into amazing detail on how to use all types of colored pencils and all the various surfaces you can use them on.  

More information to follow.

Reserve your spot - nonrefundable deposit $75

Cost:  $250

Registration deadline:  July 3rd

Visit Kristy's website:  www.artshow.com/kutch

As Astoria has become a tourist destination and you do not have lodging for the time you are attending the workshop,  it is advisable to make your reservations as soon as possible.  


For Waxed-based "dry" Pencils

*Bristo board, 9 X 12 inch;  or Stonehenge paper,  hot press 140 lb. watercolor paper

*Hand-held or batter pencil sharpener

*#2 or HB graphite drawing pencils

*Several sheets of medium-to-heavy tracing paper or translucent drafting paper

*Sheets of sandpaper for cleaning erasers

*Cloth for buffing such as a clean, soft handkerchief

*Set of artist's studio-quality colored pencils such as Caran d'Ache, Derwent, Faber-Castell, Polychromos, or Koh-L-Noor Polycolors

*Blender or burnishing pencil

*Colorless blender marker

*Drafting tape or low-tack masking tape, roll of Scotch Removable Tape (blue label)

For Watercolor Colored Pencils

*Set of artist-grade watercolor/water-soluble pencils, small set

*140 lb. hot press watercolor paper, in quarter sheets

*#6 round brush, script/line brush,  1" or larger flat brush, and whatever other brushes you have

*Scrap paper for try-out color swatches

*Tissues, paper towels, and Q-tips

*Two water containers

*Old toothbrushes for spattering

*OPTIONAL:  masking fluid and Mr Clean Magic Eraser


August 17th, 2018
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

David returns to the Art Loft August 17, 18, 19,  Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  All skill levels are invited to register for this workshop.

Special Pre-sale until May 18th ~ ~ $365 ~ ~ After May 19th $375

Non-refundable hold my spot $75


Deadline for registrations  is July 15, 2018  

                                       ~ ~ ~    MATERIALS List to follow    ~ ~ ~ 

Fealing Lin NWS. WW - Painting Landscapes

August 23rd, 2018
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Fealing returns to the Art Loft this August 23rd, 24th, & 25th.   This year's class will show us the 'art of painting landscapes'.  

This class is for the intermediate to the well advanced.

Reserve your spot - nonrefundable deposit $75

Cost:  Special Pre-sale until May 31st - $325  ~ ~  After June 1st - $375

Registration deadline is - Friday July 20th.

Call to register:  503-325-4442  or   visit our Website:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com

Visit Fealing's website:  WWW.Fealingwatercolor.com

As Astoria has become a tourist destination and you do not have lodging for the time you are attending the workshop,  it is advisable to make your reservations as soon as possible.  

                WORKSHOP OUTLINE (Cityscape/Landscape) 

Proper values for the foreground, middle ground and background is the key for the depth of a successful cityscape/landscape painting.  This workshop will be focusing on how to separate them to interlock these grounds with value studies.  Furthermore, the possible formats will be explored for the strong composition and design.

There will be a demo from Fealing, some exercises for you, and plenty of personal instruction.  The workshop might be concluded with critique.

            Cityscape/Landscape Workshop Instruction:

Please select some photo references with strong light and shadow patterns.  Avoid scenes that are too complicated or too flat.  We will be working on values and shapes, not details.  You might want to do some drawing at home to save time at the workshop. 

Refer to the material list, but use the colors and paper sizes you are comfortable with.  Do bring some larger brushes though.

Bring mats for showing your work at the critique.

My basic palette of watercolors

        Ultramarine Blue

        Cerulean Blue

        Cobalt Blue

        Turquoise Blue

        Prussian Blue

        Green Gold

        New Gamboge

        Quinacridone Gold

        Raw Sienna

        Burnt Sienna

        Burnt Umber

        Permanent Alizarin Crimson

        Quinacridone Magenta

        Quinacridone Burnt Orange


Please use the palette of colors you are most familiar with

        I use brushes as large as possible both round and flat

        My favorites are 2", 1-1/2", 1", 1/2" flat and #12 round

        Riggers, old oil brushes, toothbrushes, and palette knives are very useful for me

            D'arches 140/lb cold press in sheets or blocks are the ones I always have in my paper drawer             but I use all kind of brands on my sketchbooks

        Please note:  bring your sketches or photos for inspiration


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!

Reserve your spot - non-refundable deposit $90

Cost:  Special Pre-sale until May 31st - $350  ~ ~  After June 1st - $390

Deadline for registrations  is August 1, 2018

As Astoria has become a tourist destination and you do not have lodging for the time you are attending the workshop,  it is advisable to make your reservations as soon as possible.  

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                                                                                                                                                     

     - - 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, Quinacridone 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 lightweight 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.


Watercolor classes with Jo Pomeroy

January 17th, 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


May 19th, 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

June 16th, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join Sandi for a 4 session Beginners Class.  CLASS SCHEDULED - - June 16, 23, 30 and July 7 

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

Classes are generally held from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Class fee:  $125  - -  plus a $25 supply