106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


CREATING ART WITH GLASS - Christine Kende, Instructor

February 5th, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christine will hold monthly workshops beginning in February 2019. 

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. 

Occasionally, Christine will also have themed workshops.

The cost of each 4-sessions will include all materials.


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

In her process, multiple layers of crushed or powdered glass are applied to a substrate, fusing each layer, until the desired effect is achieved.   A lower temperature will give a textured look; higher temperatures will give a glossy look.

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

Visit Christine 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

 A $45 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT will HOLD your spot.

FINAL PAYMENT in FULL Is April 23rd, 2019


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


ZENTANGLE Instructor Sandi Kelley, CZT, is back with new Tangles

October 5th, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join Sandi for a 4 session Beginners Class.  Call or text Sandi to SCHEDULE classes.

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

Classes are generally held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, days vary.

Class fee:  $125  - -  plus a $35 supply

For more information call or text Sandi at 503-440-9788.

Watercolor classes with Jo Pomeroy

October 26th, 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


November 27th, 2018
11:00 PM - 4:00 AM

Open Studio  

Anytime Tuesdays from 11am - 3:30pm

                                                            Fee:   $10 per session

                                               E-Media classes 

Fridays 11am - 3pm  - -   Fee:  $10 per session

Children's Classes and Workshops - - call for more information

   Private and simi-private classes available by special arrangement.             

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