106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


IMAGERY with GLASS - - Christine Kende, Instructor

May 14th, 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  - -  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

TRAVEL JOURNAL SKETCH WORKSHOP with Sketch Artist & Urban Sketcher Darsie Beck

May 18th, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is a two-day workshop, May 18 and 19, Saturday and Sunday    

The workshop provides an introduction to the process of creating a travel journal sketch journal, from page design to material demonstrations with watercolor pencil, watercolor as well as pen and ink.  Hands-on experimentation, as well as fieldwork, afford the participant the opportunity to enhance their travel experience as well as daily life with a fresh approach too seeing and recording treasured moments that will last a lifetime.

The following is a list of materials best suited for this workshop:

Ø  Pentalic or equal 5 X 8 watercolor journal

Ø  Derwent or equal watercolor pencils – NOTE: If possible, for best results it is helpful if all participants are using the same product and colors which are as follows:

            Derwent Naples Yellow,  Raw Sienna,  Terracotta,  Orange   Chrome,  Scarlet Lake,  Crimson                Lake,  Cobalt Blue,  Blue Gray,  Ivory Black and Derwent’s Inktense Deep Indigo

Ø  Optional Colors: 

                                    Jade Green,  Burnt Umber,  Sepia and  Deep Vermillion

Ø  Derwent or equal medium tip water-brush

Ø  Pilot V-Ball 1,0 water soluble pen

Ø  Micron 03 permanent ink pen

Ø  #2 Graphite pencil with eraser

Ø  Pencil Sharpener

Ø  Winsor & Newton 12 pan watercolor kit or equal

                                                                     Class Syllabus

Saturday & Sunday  10AM – 4PM

Class Syllabus

Open:   Introduction and go-round - - review syllabus, hand-outs, and class materials

  v  The personal benefits and good reasons for developing a regular travel journal sketch practice

  v  Discussion, demonstration and hands-on use of travel journal sketch materials including watercolor pencils, watercolor, water-brush, water soluble and permanent ink pens and graphite – NOTE: All exercises will be done in our sketch journals

  v  Being ready to sketch when the magic moment arises – what to carry with you

  v  Creating a watercolor pencil pallet chart indicating applies examples of each color

  v  Painting with your water-brush (best use of)

  v  Drawing with watercolor pencil, pen or graphite (when to use)

   v  Mixing watercolor pencil colors to create best sky, water, mountains, and trees plus shading

   v  Quick reference sketches and best use of cell phone camera images as reference to complete sketch

   v  Combining watercolor pencils and watercolor

   v  What and when to sketch – adding visual context and descriptive writing to your sketch

   v  Journal page and cover design – framing your sketch and personalizing your journal cover

   v  Contour drawing an exercise in seeing

   v  Journal entry demonstration and exercise – framing the page – creating the image – written description as part of the page design

   v  Making your journal interesting to you and to those who may view it

   v  Field sketching location to be determined

NOTE:  Saturday - - the above topics will be demonstrated, practiced and discussed in the classroom with time out for lunch and a short field sketch session in the afternoon.

             Sunday - - sketch from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at a location to be determined

Lunch – A review of travel journal sketch techniques, practices, and field work to 4  PM closing.  


Cost:  $130

There are still some spots available.  To sign up either call 503-325-4442 or go to our website. 

Full payment is due when signing up at this time.

BASICS IN ACRYLIC PAINTING - - by acclaimed artist Blue Bond

May 23rd, 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


July 13th, 2019
10:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stephanie (Wood) Craig is one of few basket-weavers in the Grand Ronde tradition.  The family stories  Stephanie grew up with continue to spur her on.  She as now taught over 5000 students in the Pacific Northwest region, California and Utah, saying, "the best . . . I can do to keep this going is to teach as many people as I can."

Stephanie Craig is of Santiam and Yoncalla Kalapuya, Takelma Rogue River, Cow Creek Umpqua, and Clackamas Chinook descent and a traditional basket weaver, tradition keeper, ethnobotanist, ceremonial fisher, and traditional foods practitioner.  


We will learn more about Stephanie's background when she talks about weaving history, plants, baskets, maps, etc..  Students will learn to process cedar (1/2 day) and start weaving.


Students will continue weaving and finish baskets.  

There will be a question and answer time for any unfinished questions.

The instructor will supply:

Fiber material - cedar


squirt bottle




jem stripper


shells, etc

Students will bring:

Towel or apron

basket tools - if they have them**

     **some students have their own tools they like to use,

clothespins (if they already have them), small or medium, dozen or so

yarn/upholstery needle  (Walmart $3, JoAnn $6, etc.) large round size




FINAL PAYMENT in FULL Is due JUNE 29, 2019

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




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.