106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


Exploring Colored Pencil Techniques with Kristy Kutch

July 18th, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

completed ...... looking forward to hosting Kristy Kutch in 2018........!

2-day workshop - Tuesday-Wednesday, July 18th and 19th, 2017

Expand your knowledge of using colored pencils (wax-based "dry" pencils and watercolor pencils) to create colorful paintings.  Kristy supplies large sets of colored pencils for experimentation as well as generous take-home samples.  All levels of experience welcome!


For Waxed-based "dry" Pencils:

* Bristol board, 9" x 12"; 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 sand paper 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

* Tissues, paper towels, and Q-tips

* Scrap paper for try-out color swatches

* Two water containers

* Old tooth brushes for spattering

* OPTIONAL:  masking fluid and Mr Clean Magic Eraser

Total Cost:  $225         Non-refundable Deposit $50

More information and reservation:   call 503-325-4442

For more about  Kristy Kutch and her work, visit www.artshow.com/kutch

Painting on Silk with Susan Supola

September 9th, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

2-day workshop - Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th, 2017

Experiment with and learn the steps of painting on silk with dyes.  Each artist will draw a design for 10" x 10" silk-stretched wire hoop, transfer the design, and apply gutta.  While the gutta is drying, artists will create a design for a larger silk.  When the gutta is dry, artists will paint the silk with dye and embellish the creation with backruns, sale and alcohol.  This medium is a natural for landscapes, florals and other vegetation.  


All supplies furnished by Susan Supola including Habutai (China silk), hoops, pins and hooks, newsprint, markers, brushes and dyes.

Total Cost:   $75 plus $20 for furnished supplies    Non-refundable Deposit $35

More information and reservation:    call 503-325-4442


Watercolor, Oil and Pastels with Carl Dalio

September 18th, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday, September 18th thru Saturday, September 23rd, 2017;  2 day-sessions for each: Watercolor; Pastels; and Oil

Expand your skill with each medium as you learn more about design/composition, shading and shadows, perspective, and techniques unique to each medium.  Work on similar compositions in one or more of the mediums.  


* Bring resource photos from which to work (15-20 or more! -- allows for better choices.  Your own photos are best.  Please do NOT bring magazine ads or reproductions of paintings as resource photographs.  Please include the following subject photos:  landscapes, buildings, street scenes, still life and include subjects you especially like.

* Watercolor, Pastel, Oil


    * French ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, phthalo green (blue shade), cadmium lemon, cadmium orange burnt sienna, permanent rose or its equivalent, cobalt violet


    * 1/4, 1/2 and full sheets of 140lb artist-quality watercolor paper

    * Artist-quality pastel papers

    * Canvass boards or other suitable supports


    * Bond paper or sketch pad for drawing or painting exercises (11" x 14" or larger)


Cost:    1st class $225 - 2nd and 3rd class $200 per session 

             Non-refundable deposit $50

More information and reservation:   call 503-325-4442

Visit:   www.carldalio.com

Portrait Workshop with Sabina Turner

October 13th, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, October 13th thru Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Artists will learn face proportions and mapping, how to use  a limited palette in portraiture, and how to develop a portrait from a live model.  Emphasis will be on face structure, using shading to describe form, backgrounds, and more.


* Paper :  

    A pad of 18" x 24" or larger drawing paper for sketching

    140 lb or 300 lb cold pressed Arches watercolor paper or any other quality brand

*  Watercolor Paints: ***

    Burnt sienna, French ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, (green shade), Winsor red or any other brand of a true red, Indian yellow, permanent rose or its equivalent, cadmium lemon, cerulean blue

*  Brushes:

    #12 or #14; #7 or #8 jumbo round; 1" flat' 1 1/2" - 2" wash brush; 1/2" flat 

*  Other:

    #2 pencil, charcoal pencil, paper towels, drawing board, masking tape or clips to hold the paper to your board

        ***   Artists working in mediums other than watercolor may bring whatever supplies they prefer.  Oil panters, please use Gamsol and not any volatile spirits.

Total Cost:    $365 plus shared model fee       Non-refundable Deposit $80

Information and reservation:    call 503-325-4445

Visit:   www.SabinaTurner.com


Watercolor classes with Jo Pomeroy

June 1st, 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

Glass Mosaic Workshops with Kai Raden

June 1st, 2017
9:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Glass Mosaic Workshops with resident artist Kai Raden.  Fees vary and all supplies furnished.  Visit Kai in her studio at the Astoria Art Loft to see her glasswork.   

** Wednesdays:  5 p.m. - 8 p.m. or 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

June 14 and 21:    Beach Bunnies (beach-themed projects.  Fee: $75

July 12 and 19:   Feathered Friends (bird houses)  Fee:  $95

August 9 and 16:  Let the Sunshine in (Sun catchers in picture frames.  Fee:  $75

For more information:    contact Kai @  971-284-9112

                                                         or email 



Summer 2017 On-going Classes and Workshops

July 1st, 2017
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

                                             Watercolor Classes 

                                Oil Painting and Drawing Classes

            Open Studio Watercolor  - Thursday afternoons

                                          Art Videos - every Friday

                                              Zentangle Classes

                                           Glass Mosaic Classes

                       Children's Classes and Workshops                     

Come paint or finish projects any time Tuesday through Saturdays.   Classes are offered between regular Art Loft hours or by appointment.

                      For more information, see listings below,  or  call 503-325-4442


Wee Forest Folk with Brigette Willse

August 10th, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM

              The Wee Forest Folk Workshop

            with Astoria Artist Brigette Willse.....

                     for children 4 - 8 years of age

Enter the woods of the Wee Forest Folk ... the  magic part of the Astoria Art Loft ...!  Children will be encouraged to imagine, to create, and to enjoy a beautiful woodland with marvelous flowers, tiny cottages, incredible gardens, and special adventures and stories.  A woodland picnic on Saturday will have tasty delights such as butterfly appetizers and special Wee Folk cupcakes !

For anyone who wants to have a beloved child stretch his/her imagination, to create art, to increase vocabulary and concepts, and to have a memorable adventure, the Wee Forest Folk Workshop with Brigette Willse is the perfect outing.

August 10, Thursday and August 11, Friday.  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.   All materials and refreshments provided.

Fee:   $60.   

For information and reservations:   call 503-325-4442