503-325-4442
106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103
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* * * NOTE * * * DATE CHANGE - - YONG HONG ZHONG - 2 DAY CLASS

This class has been rescheduled to:

OCTOBER 3rd & 4th

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 or 4:00 p.m.

This two-day watercolor workshop emphasizes the use of simplified composition, value structure, and color.   Included are short lectures on visual structures and demos from B&W and color photos.  Individual critiques will be available throughout the two days with a group critique each day.

Day 1 First day: class begins at   9:00 AM   - -   3:30 or 4:00 PM    - -   

Lecture on visual structure and composition with emphasis on values.  A brief discussion on paints, brushes, and papers is followed by another demo from black and white photos.  Painting time;  end of day critique. 

Day 2 -  Lecture on visual structure and simplification with emphasis on values, color, light, and shadow.   Demo from a color photo.   Painting time and end of day critique.


MATERIALS - -

PAINTS:  Azo Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Quinacridone                   Magenta, Alizarin Crimson, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt, Blue,                   Cerulean Blue, Phthalocyanne Blue, Burnt Umber, Payne's Gray, Ivory Black,                   Chinese White


BRUSHESRound brushes, 4 to 5 sable or synthetic and a couple of squirrel (variety of                       sizes).

                      Flat brushes, 4 to 5  (variety of sizes)

                     Just bring what you already own.


PAPER:      ARCHES Cold Press

                    10 X 14  or  9 X 12  - - 140/lb  

                    12 sheets or whatever brands that you are comfortable with


OTHER:     Palette, small sketchbook, thin sticks of vine charcoals, water container, paper towels,                     masking tape, drawing board, #2B pencils, palette knife, eraser, and a small stray plastic                     spray bottle

                    

    VISIT  Yong Hong's website at:  WWW.YONGHONGZHONG.COM

                      








AQUATIC EXHIBITION: CALL FOR ENTRIES

November 7th - - Opening reception

Reception Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Entry fee for one or two pieces: $10

    4th Annual Judged Art Exhibit is RESCHEDULED due to the Covid 19 Virus 

for November 7th 

 AQUATIC SPECIES OF THE MOUTH OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER AND PACIFIC

NORTHWEST OCEAN WATERS

Aquatic Exhibition:  Call for Entries

Each year, Astoria Art Loft honors wildlife, usually endangered species, with an exhibit of 2- and 3-dimensional artwork.  This year, 2020, aquatic life in the north Pacific Ocean and the mouth of the Columbia is the focus.  Aquatic life includes all those creatures and plants that live in the sand, on the rocks, or in the water. 

This Aquatic Exhibit is a judged exhibit.  The judges are artists who are knowledgeable about aquatic life.  Modest awards will be given in various categories including Most Creative, Best of Theme, etc.

The exhibit will run from November 2 through December 12, 2020.  (Gallery closed for Thanksgiving from November 26 -  30.)   Artists should bring artwork on October 22 – October 24, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  They should pick up artwork on December 15 – 18, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Bring art to 103  Sixth Street, Astoria, OR, above Dots ‘N Doodles.

Adult and child artists are invited to participate.  Each artist may submit 2 pieces of art in any medium, ready to hang or display.  (Please, no saw-tooth hangers or glass.)  Limit size of each piece to 500 sq. in. or less. 

The Aquatic Exhibit  has a special opening, on November 14, Saturday, from 1 – 4 p.m. with a reception for the artists, their families, friends, and the public. A speaker will present a program about aquatic life at 2 p.m., followed by the awards to artists.

For additional information, please call 503.325.4442, 503.791.8444;  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.  





Children's ART/MUSIC SUMMER CAMP


2nd Session - 6 Saturdays in September and October from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

$100 per student each session
$85 per student of the same household

Some scholarships available based on financial need

ART/MUSIC SUMMER CAMPS AT ASTORIA ART LOFT, 2020


NEW DATE:  Saturdays - SEPTEMBER 19, 26 OCTOBER 10, 17, 24, and 31 is "Show-n-Tell"


     Astoria Art Loft will host a one-week-long summer camp featuring art and music for children (ages 7 through 13) to be held at the Astoria Art Loft, 106 Third Street, Astoria. 

    Th  Some scholarships are available depending upon financial need.  All materials will be supplied. 

    The second camp session will be 6 Saturdays beginning September 19, 26, October 10, 17, 24, 31, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. October 31st will be a "Show-n-Tell" of what our campers did during camp.

     Each camp runs for 6 days and children are expected to attend all six days.  The sixth day of each camp, a Saturday, is show-n-tell for parents, family members, and friends to see and hear what the children have accomplished.    

    The camp enrollment is limited to 8 - 10 campers per session.

     For more information and/or to enroll your child please contact Jo Pomeroy or Jeannette Davis at the Astoria Art Loft:  503.325.4442 or 503.791.8444.  You can also use the CONTACT US button on our website to register:  e-mail:  astoriaartloft@gmail.com. If you choose to register via email Please give the name/s and age/s of your child/children, name of parent/guardian, phone, and e-mail if different than yours when you register.

    Enrollment for the August camp closes on Friday, July 17,  2020, for the September/October dates the last day to register is September 1st.     




CREATING ART with GLASS - - Christine Kende, Instructor

CLASSES RESUME:
September 22, 2020

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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

Contact The Art Loft 503-325-4442 or email cskende@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 - www.ckende.faso.com


Glass piece created by:   Chrstine Kende