106 Third Street
Astoria, OR 97103


Pastel Painting, beginning and intermediate

Becky Chappell, Instructor
Wednesdays, Feb 21st, Feb 28th, and Mar 6th
Noon - 2 pm

Goals of class: for beginners, the basics of painting with pastels and becoming familiar with techniques, papers, underpaintings and the possibilities of the medium.

Feb 21st Class:  Learn about the materials: types of pastels, different papers and the benefits of each.  Students will have small pieces of 5 different papers to "play" with the hard & soft pastels they've chosen, discovering the differences of each.

Learn about the benefits of "underpaintings" and the process of beginning a painting and layering:  what to focus on and what to avoid.

Feb 28th Class: begin talking about painting from photos, what to avoid and what to focus on.  The instructor, while demonstrating, will talk everyone through their process of painting with pastels using "simple" landscape photos.

March 6th Class:  Participants will finish their paintings

Supplies are included.  Participants should wear clothing suitable for painting; pastels can be messy!

Class is limited to 8 students.  Pre-registration is required.

Childrens' Saturday Workshops - Ages 6 - 12

The cost is $80 per child per Workshop for the month.
Single class attendance is available for $25 per class.
Saturdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The 2024 monthly, Saturday morning art classes are for young people (grades 1-8+) .

Classes will be co-taught by two Resident Artists of the Art Loft:  Christine Kende and Mary K Adams.

Each Workshop is  4 Saturday sessions and will focus on drawing, art history,  principles of design, individual exploration and creative fun. 

February Curriculum Focus:  Color

Register on line via PayPal or other credit card.  Or, call the Art Loft at 503-325-4442 to register.

Welcome to the "Artists Hall of Frame"

Tuesday - Saturday
Hours: 10:00 - 4:00 PM
Telephone No. 971-395-9824

Sandi Kelley is the owner of the Artists Hall of Frame shop located inside the Astoria Art Loft. 

Sandi has a profressional background in the art of Zentangle®, and she has had considerable experience framing art and in framing design.

The Frame Shop's hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM or by appointment.

Drop by and get to know Sandi and meet her little friend "Lucky".

Email: sktangles12@gmail.com

Telephone:  971-395-9824