106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103



July 1st, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM






August 16th, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
This a three day class Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, August 16th, 17th, and 18th. The starting time on Friday will be 9:30.  The time for Saturday and Sunday will be decided by the class on Friday.

Whether you have always wanted to try acrylics but did not know where to start, or
whether you have already been using this versatile medium and want to further develop your technique, this is the hands-on workshop for you! While working on a wildlife subject of your choice, David will review fundamental skills in drawing, design and painting, and also introduce techniques that are specific to painting in acrylics. You will learn how to recognize the basic shapes that make it easier to draw any subject; how to mix any color by using a few basic ones; how to achieve smooth gradations; and how to create optical texture by using David’s signature method of applying transparent washes over opaque layers.

If you are coming from out of town and do not accommodations make them as soon as possible.  Hotel/Motels can be hard to find if one waits to long.


Pencils:                            3H / HB / 3B / Chalk Pencil & stick (White) 
Drawing Paper:              Loose sheet or sketchbook    (Paper has to be large enough to contain the                                              image you will paint, at the size you will paint it. 
Tracing Paper:                Roll or sheets or pad = = BUY BETTER quality (not cheapest)
Acrylic Paints:                Jar (medium viscosity)
                                          ^  Titanium White
                                          ^   Payne's Grey
                                          ^   Phthalocyanine Blue 
                                          ^   Magenta Deep
                                          ^   Cadmium Yellow Medium  
                                          ^   Burnt Umber (optional)
                                          ^   Gloss mediium

Palette:                         *  SableneTM  - STA_WET (Mastersons)  8-1/2" X 7" 
                                       *  Round, white (RichardsonTM)  palette.  It comes with a clear lid and has ten                                              recessed wells to hold fluid paint   
                                       *  Egg carton (white Styrofoam)     
Brushes:                  Do not spend a lot of money on these!
                                       Round, with a good point
                                           ^   SableneTM  -  #2 and #4
                                           ^   TaklonTM   -  #10 or #12
                                        Liner Brush #5 (#1 and/or #2 optional, but useful Larger (1") flat
                                        brush (TaklonTM)
Painting Surface:       Two (2) GessobordTM prepared boards (at least 8" x 10")

Miscellaneous:           Foam sponges (household style)
                                        Eye dropper / spray bottle / eraser
                                        Scalpel (X-ActoTM type)
                                        Paper towels

Reference Material:        Photos (hard copies) / specimens of chosen subjects

COST:   $390

            Non-Refundable $90 TO HOLD YOUR SPOT

VISIT DAVID AT:  www.davidkitler.com

ALCOHOL INK Series - Level One "Dream Scaping" Level Two "Beyond the Basics"

August 24th, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Sharyn Warner will lead this two-day workshop on the art of using ALCOHOL INKS.

Day One:

She will show you how to apply Alcohol Inks on non-porous surfaces, from Yupo Paper to Ceramic Tiles.

Sharyn starts with the basics of using Alcohol Inks.  Day one she calls Dream-Scaping with Alcohol Inks.

HAVE FUN  is the motto of this class.  You will take your time to really get to know the inks!  No previous experience required.

You will put these brilliant Alcohol Inks on non-porous surfaces, from Yupo Paper to Ceramic Tiles.  In Dream Scaping, your goal is to have a general idea of what you want to paint, lay down the inks, and follow their lead.  You will start off with triads of colors that I have selected for you, and graduate to choosing your own by learning to work the color wheel.

Day Two:

Day two Sharyn calls Beyond the Basics with Alcohol Inks. You will learn some simple yet effective ways to "assist" the inks as they dance on your paper.  The is to ALLOW THE INKS TO PLAY,  while you guide them into spectacular ink-scapes.

You will learn how to lay in a wash, create a beautiful expressive landscape, seascape, and cityscape.  We will create beautiful floral and fauna scapes and if time allows, try our hand at Ink Batiks.  We will use canned air to help go larger if that is what you would like to do.

**The instructor will supply all supplies needed.

**The students should wear old or dark clothes or bring an apron, and any favorite brushes they have.  

COST:  $255



IMAGERY with GLASS - - Christine Kende, Instructor

September 3rd, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christine will hold monthly workshops beginning in February 2019. 

Every Tuesday,1-4 

Create imagery, realistic or abstract with glass powders and other heat shaped elements.

Contact The Art Loft 503-325-4442 or emailcskende@hotmail.com

Samples you see here include the following techniques;

1. tac fuse powder to create a ‘tooth’, then paint with cutting oil and dust powder on, or dry paint powder.

2. stencil backgrounds and layer other imagery on subsequent firings.

3  sift powder and manipulate with various tools,(sgraffito)

4. alter any technique with heat for texture

5  alter any piece with additional layers

6  sketch with vitrigraph elements (writing with glass-hot glass is pulled into organic shapes)

7. Fused mosaics and collage

8  glass paper (not shown)

9  sand casting imagery

10 ‘pour’ painting with fusible enamel paints...or use a brush. These are enamels that are compatible with the glass we’ll use.

11. Talk glass, drop those words like an expert ie; coe, 90,96, fusingslumpingtac, firing schedules…..

She will have structured (1 class per week) for 4-weeks fused glass classes using the traditional/formal creative process.  With each class, there will be an educational component on the art of fusing glass. 

You will create imagery, realistic or abstract with glass powders and other heat shaped elements.  Techniques will include sgraffito, vitrigraph sketching, and other techniques without a unique name.

Samples can be seen at the Art Loft.

Occasionally, Christine will also have themed workshops.

COST:   $35 including all supplies per class  - -  The workshop fee is to be paid in advance or at the beginning of each session.

Christine holds Fine Arts degrees in Music (and education).  She paints with glass because it combines material science and the physics of glass and art.  She has painted with watercolor and acrylic but found her 'voice' is in glass. 

Originally from New Mexico, she gave up the more arid landscape of Utah to be closer to the great Pacific Ocean.

Visit Christine's artwork at - ckende.faso.com

BASICS IN ACRYLIC PAINTING - - by acclaimed artist Blue Bond

September 5th, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a two-session BASICS IN  ACRYLIC PAINTING workshop.  Painting subject not decided as yet.

Two Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM unless classes finishes sooner.

The instructor will provide all supplies: canvas, paints, and brushes.  The subject to be painted varies.

COST:  $100 

            The class fee to be paid at the beginning of the first session.

Blue Bond relocated from Vancouver, Washington, to the North Coast now living in Seaside. He is a prolific acrylic and oil painter.  The Art Loft is extremely excited to have Blue as one of your guest Workshop Artists.  

Visit Blue:  bluebondstudio.com


October 4th, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Instructor Cheryl Rogers-Tadevich will hold a 1 day and a 2 day in each of the above titles.  You can take Workshop #1 OR Workshop #2  OR  Both 1 and 2.

Workshop #1 

 Monoprint with a Gelli Plate.

The instructor will provide all materials to used for this one day workshop

Cost:  $105

Workshop #2

This is a 2-day Image Transfer/Acrylic Skins and mixed media

Instructor will provide:  All substrates included, paper/wood/canvas

Golden Gels, Mediums and Pastes

All Black and white images for  transfers

GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics


more to follow

Cost:  $190

If you would like to take both Workshop #1 and #2 - -

Cost:  $290


                    A $90 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT will HOLD your spot.

FINAL PAYMENT DUE in FULL Is September 10, 2019


Watercolor and experimental substrates - - with Jo Pomeroy

June 5th, 2019
1:00 PM - 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


July 16th, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 am - 4:00 pm


   Watch for our CHILDREN'S SUMMER WORKSHOPS schedule beginning July 16th.             

Other classes are offered between regular Art Loft hours or by appointment.