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Astoria, OR 97103
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ART EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN - - Instruction by Christine Kende

First Saturday of each month 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
December 7th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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 principle. 

     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. 


Class begins on the first (1st) Saturday of each month, at 10:30 AM.


Cost per session:  $20  - this includes all supplies.


Glass art photograph by Kim Hale





NEW ongoing monthly ART JOURNAL WORKSHOP - - Debra Jones, Mixed Media Artist

January 18th, 2020 - - Saturday - - 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon


A new ongoing monthly Art Journal Workshop

This is a Workshop for  ALL LEVELS AND SKILLS - ALL ARE WELCOME.

Each month a new technique will be introduced with products you get to try. 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 10am-12:00.

(No December meeting due to Holiday schedules.

We will return Saturday, January 18th.) 

Instructor:   Debra Jones, Mixed Media Artist

Contact:    The Astoria Art Loft  

             (Above Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supply)

             Email: astoriaartloft@gmail.com

             Phone: 503-325-4442

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                    Fee:    $25 monthly. Covers extra supplies




IMAGERY with GLASS - - Christine Kende, Instructor

Every Tuesday 1:00 PM - - 4:00 PM

Every Tuesday,1 - 4 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