106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


2018 APRIL - RUTH ARMITAGE ~ ~ ABC's of Abstraction - Continued

April 27th, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ruth returns with more of her wonderful studies in abstraction.

Arpil 27, 28, 29 - 2018

More information to follow

Reserve your spot - nonrefundable deposit $75

Cost:  $325

Registration deadline:  March 23, 2018

Visit Ruth's website:   www.rutharmitage.com


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

Fealing Lin - 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'.

Reserve your spot - nonrefundable deposit $75

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

Registration deadline is - Friday July 20th.

Visit Fealing's website:  WWW.Fealingwatercolor.com

WORKSHOP OUTLINE (Cityscape/Landscape) to follow

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

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, Quinnacridone 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 light weight 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.



January 11th, 2018
11:00 PM - 4:00 AM

Open Studio  - Anytime Tuesdays from 11am - 3:30pm

                                  Fee:   $10 

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.

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

Robert Paulmenn's Saturday morning classes for drawing and oil painting

January 20th, 2018
9:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Astoria Artist Robert Paulmenn's oil and drawing class beginning in October.  

January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018 - Saturday mornings

9:30 a.m. - to be determined - pm

Cost: $125 for 4 (four) sessions

individual instruction is included

Contact the Loft for more information 503-325-4442



January 27th, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

                      Mark your calendars: 

      "The Art of RECYCLING, REPURPOSING or USING YOUR STUFF"  to Create ART will be the topic of discussion.

Sat. January 27th - from 10:00 AM - until finished

Tues. January 30th - from 7:00pm - until finished  

Brigitte Willse and other artists will speak on 'how and where to begin' using found items, re-purposed or recycled items in your art.   After the speakers are finished there will be discussion time.  For those interested you can sign up  in the various areas you are interested in learning more about.  

This should be very informative and great fun . . . . 

Cost:  The discussions are free, the various classes will have a fee.

For more information contact  - (503)-325-4442

or   Brigitte Willse - (503)-844-4918


Centified ZENTANGLE Instructor Sandi Kelley is back with new Tangles

January 27th, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join Sandi for a 4 session Beginners Class.

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

January 27, February 3, 10 17   - -  from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Class fee:  $125  - -  plus a $50 supply

Rock'n Rock Painting Party

February 2nd, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the fun Friday evening, FEBRUARY 2ND for another fun-filled "Rock'n Rock Painting Party" 

Time:  5:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost:  No fee

Bring your rocks -

your  paints -

and enjoy an evening of FUN ! ! ! 

Share what you have painted, share ideas and what you have been doing with your beautiful painted rock/s. 

Have any great stories to tell?  It's always fun to share stories. 


February 16th, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for our first FUN FILLED EVENING PAINTING ON GLASS,          Friday, February 16th starting at 5:30PM.   

Bring any old glass vase, cup, plate, your choice.  If you don't have a glass peice you would like to use we will have a few glass items you could choose from.  

The Art Loft will supply all the paints and other supplies.

Cost:  $10 per person for the painting supplies

March ~ ~ "How to MARBLE PAPERS"

March 2nd, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jeannette Davis will teach this beginners two (2) day class, Friday evening, March 2nd from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday, March 3rd from 10am to 4pm

Friday evening, you will prepare your papers for the marbling process, set up your paint stations and choose the paints you will use to marble your papers.

Saturday, you will be ready to begin marbling the papers you prepared Friday evenning.

All supplies will be furnished, paints and papers, with the exception of any papers you may want to bring from your personal collection. 

The class is limited to six (6) students.  

Deadline for sign-up is Wednesday, February 28th.

Cost:   $120

Friday, March 9th from 6pm - 9pm we will have a discussion "FROM MARBLED PAPER TO FINSHED PAINTING".  

All are welcome to bring back their marbled papers to discuss the next step or you can begin your painting.

May - - Learn the art of "ASSEMBLAGE"

May 5th, 2018
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Jo Pomeroy-Crockett will teach the art of creating an ASSEMBLAGE, a type of collage.

This is a two-day workshop on Saturday April 5 and  Saturday 12. 

Bring your acrylic paints, watercolor paints, old jewelry and any small objects that you would like to use to enhance your assemblage piece.

 Cost:  $120