106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


IMAGERY with GLASS - - Christine Kende, Instructor

September 10th, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Every Tuesday,1 - 4 pm

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

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

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.

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.

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, i. e. , coe, 90,96, fusingslumpingtac, firing schedules…..

Kende will have structured fused glass classes (1class per week for 4 weeks) using the traditional/formal creative process.  Each class will include an educational component on the art of fusing glass. 

Participants will create imagery, realistic or abstract, with glass powders and other heat shaped elements.  Techniques will include sgraffito, vitrigraph sketching, and other techniqu.

Samples can be seen at the Art Loft.

Occasionally, Kende 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 Kende 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


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

Instructor Cheryl Rogers-Tadevich will hold a 1 day and a 2 day a workshop, October 4, 5, & 6, 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

ART EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN - - Instruction by Christine Kende

October 5th, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM

This is a Saturday morning class for children grades 3 and up.  

In each session students will have 2 projects to work on.  Students will make fused glass - picture painting, these make wonderful gifts.  Students will have the option of making ornaments, using recycled glass, fused glass collage, junk sculpture and much more. 

Class begins on Saturday,  October 5th  at 10:30 AM.

Cost per session:  $20  - this includes all supplies.



September 10th, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 am - 4:00 pm


   Watch for our CHILDREN'S SUMMER WORKSHOPS coming the summer of 2020 


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

Watercolor and experimental substrates - - with Jo Pomeroy

September 11th, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Beginner or an experienced watercolorist, all are welcome.  The beginner will learn basic watercolor techniques, color theory, design and composition, problem solving.  The advanced student will learn additional techniques, experimental techniques, different styles, and more.

Critiques follow each class.

But - - the main focus of each class is to "have FUN" on your painting journey.

Recommended Supplies:

*Paper:  140 lb. cold press Arches or similar quality brand.  (Special assignments on yupo, terraskin, masa.)

*Paints:   (Professionl quality such as Daniel Smith, Graham, Holbein, Mariblu, etc.) 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; and a 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

BEGINNING DRAWING - getting to know Graphite to Colored Pencils

October 3rd, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This is a 2 session class on "get to know your pencils and related supplies"  workshop.  No experience needed.

You will learn how to use various drawing tools and the fundamental principles of drawing.

Cost:  $20