March 19th through April 18
Due to the Covid-19 virus the Astoria Art Loft will close until April 18 or until notices are given that there has been a reduction in new cases.
Cancelled until further notice
This once a month class, for children grades 3 and up, is held on the first Saturday morning of the month. Class runs from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
Students will learn the principles of art and explore different media. Each month we will highlight a different media and art
In each session students will have 2 projects to work on. Students will make fused glass - picture painting, these make wonderful gifts. Students will have the option of making ornaments, using recycled glass, fused glass collage, junk sculpture and much more.
Cost per session: $20 - this includes all supplies.
Fish photo by Christine Kende
SEE the Art Gallery for details
$10 Per ENTRY
PLEASE NOTE the
4th Annual Judged Art Exhibit is CANCELLED & RESCHEDULED
for September 12th
AQUATIC SPECIES OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER AND PACIFIC NORTH WEST OCEAN WATERS
Next class to be at later date
Create imagery, realistic or abstract, with glass powders and other heat shaped elements.
Contact The Art Loft 503-325-4442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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, fusing, slumping, tac, 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
Third (3rd) Saturday of each month using a new subject - - 10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
February 15th - - Watercolor paper
March 21st - - Collage
April 18th - - Texture & Resists
May 16th - - Watercolor mediums
A new ongoing monthly Art Journal Workshop
This is a Workshop for ALL LEVELS AND SKILLS - ALL ARE WELCOME
Art journaling allows us to test products and techniques that we might like to use in a finished painting. In this series of workshops, we will explore watercolor, paper, paints, stencils, techniques, and so much more. You will leave each workshop with samples.
Bring your own choice of journal and your supplies that you enjoy using. After a brief intro about a new product, we will have time to create in our journals.
Lot’s of fun. Bring a friend!
There will be a special show in 2020 for all those people interested in showing their journals.
Location: The Astoria Art Loft.
Date & Time: Every 3rd Saturday from 10:00 am 12:00 noon
Class size: Limited to 6 participants
Instructor: Debra Jones, Mixed Media Artist
Contact: The Astoria Art Loft
(Above Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supply)
Gallery & classrooms open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4
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Fee: $25 monthly to cover class fee and extra supplies
- - - THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL - - -
April 30th - - 10:30 AM - to - until set-up is ready for the next day - Bring lunch if you like
May 1st & 2nd - - Friday & Saturday - - 10:00 AM - - 4:00 PM - Bring lunch if you like
For the first time participant cost: $100
Jeannette Davis will teach this beginning class.
Thursday, starting at 10:30 AM on Thursday, we will prepare all solutions to prep the papers, then apply the solution to papers and dry them. While papers are drying we will set up stations to begin the marbling process at 10 AM on Friday. We will discuss the various types of papers and sub straights that can be used in the process.
On Friday, we will spend a little more time discussing the various types of papers and sub straights that students may have questions about. We will then spend the day marbling papers and sub straights.
Saturday, students will have one (1) to one and a half (1-1/2) hours more time to marble. The area will be cleaned and a group discussion to follow on creative ideas on how to use their marbled papers.
All supplies will be provided - paints and papers, with the exception of any papers the student may want to use from her or his personal paper collection.
This class is limited to six (6) students
MAY 16 & 17, 2020
First day: class begins at 9:00 AM - - 3:30 or 4:00 PM - -
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 - 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 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
BRUSHES: Round 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 sketch book, 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
1st Session June 22-27 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2nd Session August 3-8, 2020, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
$100 per student each week
(if more than one student per family, let's talk about the additional fee)
ART/MUSIC SUMMER CAMPS AT ASTORIA ART LOFT, 2020
Astoria Art Loft will host two one-week-long summer camps featuring art and music for children (ages 7-8 through 12-13) to be held at ath Art Loft, 106 Third Street, Astoria. The camps will be held on June 22-27 and August 3-8, 2020, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. The cost for each week-long camp is $100 and some scholarships are available. All materials will be supplied.
Art activities and music activities are scant in local public elementary and middle schools, even though research shows a positive correlation between success in reading and math with art/music activities and experiences. A summer camp emphasizing art and music may encourage growth in academic studies and interest in cultural activities.
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; e-mail:
email@example.com. Enrollment for the June camp closes on
Friday, June 5, 2020. Enrollment for the
August camp closes on Friday, July 17
July 11th & 12th
Time: 10:00 am - - 4:00 pm
This colored pencil class will show you techniques on the versatility of using suede mate paper.
In this class students will use 8 x 10 green swede mat paper. Picture (subject) will not be a complicated painting.
Subject: Eastern Blue Jay
White graphite paper
Workable spray fix-it
More information to follow -