106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


The ABC's of Abstration with Ruth Armitage

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

3-day workshop Friday, Saturday & Sunday - June 9, 10 & 11th

Learn to think and paint in abstract forms in acrylic, and watercolor if you wish.  Artists will work on painting the same subject in 3 different ways.  Choose a subject about which you are passionate and think about what you would paint if you knew you could NOT fail.  All levels of experience welcome.

SUPPLIES:  Bring the supplies you normally prefer.  And/or, bring the following:

Paper:  300 lb. Fabriano Uno Soft Press or 140 lb. cold press Arches.

Brushes:  An assortment of round and flat Synthetic brushes, plus a 1" "Skipper" brush

(link:  HTTP://www.cheapjoes.com/cheap-joe-s-skipper-wash-brush-1.html  - Cheap Joe's catalog or 1-800-227-2788).

Paints:  Quinacridone gold, green gold, cobalt blue, quinacridone violet or magenta, raw umber, brown madder, jaune brilliant #1, cobalt violet, isoidolin yellow deep, turquoise, cadmium orange, raw sienna, ultramarine bue, phthalo green, vermillion.

Total Cost:  $310       Non-refundable Deposit:  $75

More information and reservation: call 503-325-4442

Visit:  www.rutharmitage.com

Colored Pencil with Kristy Kutch

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

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

Drawing and Painting with international wildlife artist David Kitler

August 22nd, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

5-day workshop - Tuesday thru Saturday, August 22nd-26th, 2017

Learn/refresh your drawing skills from basic shapes, shading, analyzing animal shapes, transforming sizes, use of various drawing materials.  Selecting a critter to draw and rendering that critter with appropriate lighting, shape, shading; special attention to drawing eyes, ears, noses, paws/feet.  Using acrylics to paint critters; combining painting and drawing backgrounds.


* Pencils:  9H, 6H, 3H, HB, 2B, 6B (keep to the same brand to maintain consistency)

* 2B graphite stick or 2B "woodless" pencil

* 6 sheets of bond paper (printer paper)

* Tracing paper, sheets or pad - buy the clearest and not the cheapest 

* Sketchbook:  Bateman 8 1/2" x 11"

* Aquabee Journal, Super Deluxe  9" x 6"    60 sheets

* Erasers:  white; kneaded;  and erasing shield

* Scalpel or razor blade

* Blending stomps

* Film canister or pill container

* Drawing board with clips or clipboard

* Hand held sharpener

* Scotch removable tape

* Photos or objects of interest including landscapes, sky, water, vegetation and your own photos as references

* Reference material showing head, eyes (close-up)

* Acrylic paints:  titanium white, payne's grey, phthalo blue, magenta deep, camium yellow medim, burnt umber, gloss medium

* Brushes:  round #2, #4, #10 or #12; liner #5; and 1" flat or larger

 *Painting surfaes:  2 Gessoboard prepared boards 8" x 12"

Total Cost:   $525. Non-refundable deposit $100 

Reservations and information, including overnight accommodations in Astoria and the surrounding areas:  call 503-325-4442

Visit:  www.davidkitler.com

Painting on Silk with Susan Supola

September 9th, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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


On-going Classes at the Astoria Art Loft

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

May 1, 2017, and thereafter, the following individual and group classes are offerred at our Astoria Art Loft:

                                             Watercolor Classes 

                                Oil Painting and Drawing Classes

            Open Studio Watercolor or other Medium with/without instruction - Thursday afternoons

                                          Art Videos - every Friday

                                              Zentangle Classes

                                           Glass Mosaic Classes

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

                                For more information call 503-325-4442