Portland Fine Arts Guild Presents Watercolor for the Holidays with Steve Ludeman

On December 4, 11, 18 from 10:00am-2:00pm, watercolorist Steve Ludeman will teach students (beginning to advanced) how to tell a story with their art. He will demonstrate techniques used to paint snow.  Students will create winter landscapes in watercolor.

Steve grew up in Iowa and studied art in Switzerland, Germany and Australia before settling in Oregon. His inspiration comes from the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest. He is a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Lake Area Artists and the Wy’East Artisans’ Guild.  Steve is represented by the Gallery at Timberline Lodge, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and the Mount Hood Cultural Center and Museum.  His paintings are in the permanent collections of Timberline Lodge and the OHSU. 

Location:

Rivercrest Community Church 3201 NE 148th Avenue Portland 97230

Park and enter on the North side of the church. Class is located in the community room on the lower level. Class Cost:  $15. per class for Guild members. 20. Per class for non-Guild members.  First timers:  $10.00.

No pre-registration required.  For supply lists and more information go to www.portlandfineartsguild.org or go to portlandfineartsguild on Facebook.

NW Artist steve.ludeman@yahoo.com  www.steveludemanart.com  (503) 622-5632 

 

 

ART SUPPLIES LIST

Watercolors - Artist/professional  grade:

     Yellow (One of the following three: Cadmium Yellow, Hansa Yellow, or Azo Yellow)

     New Gamboge (Yellow-Orange)

     Phthalo Blue

     Ultramarine Blue

     Permanent red

     Quinacridone Rose

Four Brushes:

     #2 round, #6 round, #10 round, 3/4” or 1” flat brush

Palette, with a cover.  (round palette is preferred.)

Student-grade watercolor paper (for practice)

Arches Watercolor paper; ½ sheet and ¼ sheet; 140# or 300# cold-pressed

Kitchen sponge

#2 pencil

Pencil sharpener with catcher

Eraser

Sketch pad, any size

Painting support or board.  (This is backing for your watercolor paper.)

Two large metal silver-colored “Bulldog” clips.  (To attach your watercolor paper to your board.)

Two water containers, plastic

Two white mixing dishes; plastic or paper plates

Paper towels

Tissues

Hair sprayer with water inside; or small spritzer bottle

Graphite paper, SARAL brand

Apron

Kitchen towel, old

Plastic covers for tables and floor (if the venue does not provide these)

Camera

Pen and note paper

Bag or container for all your art supplies

Salt shaker, with salt

Masking fluid (Miskit or Friskit)

Old paint brush (small, #2 or #3, to apply masking fluid

Colored pencils (small set of 6 or 12 colors)​ 

Portland Fine Arts Guild Presents charcoal, pastels, and oil Portraiture with Hilarie Couture

On November 6, 13, and 20, 2017, from 10:00am-2:00pm at Rivercrest Community Church, instructor Hilarie Couture, will be working in three different mediums (charcoal, pastels, and oil paint) during the course of this portrait workshop.  Students will create portraits from live models.

November 6:  Hilarie will teach rendering form as value, learning how light and shadow describe solid form and working in a dry medium to create a life-like three-dimensional portrait.

November 13:  Hilarie will introduce ways to blend your colors and continue to render a portrait using a dry medium with a few other ideas, students will complete a color portrait in pastel. 

November 20:  Hilarie will apply the previous principles of portraiture to oil painting, students will complete a portrait in oil.

Hilarie started to draw at the age of two and, eventually, she entered college as a fashion design and medical illustration major. She attended briefly to discover that the classes for her major had nothing to do with art. She left school, hitchhiked out to San Francisco to draw portraits on the streets. Later, a friend convinced her to go to beauty school to get a "real" job.  Hilarie abandoned her drawing skills completely for over thirty years.

At age 55, Hilarie went back to college and got a degree in historic preservation which led her back to her artistic path. One class required her to paint a mural that won an award and was the start of her career as an artist. Hilarie’s website: www.hcouturearts.com

Supply Lists

November 6: charcoal/vine or hard or conte crayon in black and white charcoal pencil soft #6, a white pencil or hard pastel stick, neutral colored charcoal paper, at least 12x16” or larger, easel, drawing board, kneaded eraser

November 13: sanded paper u-art 400 grit or canson paper in a neutral color at least 12x16” or larger,

assorted colors of hard and soft pastels with neutral colors for skin tones.  Pastel pencils for detail work.

drawing board, easel

November 20: canvas panel stretched or board or paper, at least 12x16”.  Minimum paint colors: titanium white, ivory black, a warm and cool of each primary, and transparent oxide red or brown, raw sienna or yellow ochre, easel, odorless mineral spirits or walnut, safflower or linseed oil. Brushes:  flats and filberts, bristle and sables in sizes 12-1 (every other number).

Portland Fine Arts Guild presents STILL LIFE in Watercolor with Dorothy Smith

Monday, November 27, 10:00am-2:00pm

Rivercrest Community Church 3201 NE 148th Avenue Portland 97230

Dorothy Smith was born in North Carolina and lived on a tobacco farm until she entered Elon College to study art and found that she loved watercolor painting.  After Dorothy married, she completed a four year art course with North Light Art School in observation, drawing, composition, design, and exploring the mediums and color.

When her three children were all in school, she studied at MHCC under Jen Stanley, Kathy Allegry and Polly Hobbs.  In 1991, Dorothy discovered Portland Fine Arts Guild and has been a member since.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:   STILL LIFE in Watercolor

 Supply List:   bring cameras to take pictures to use in class, 140 lb. Arches cold press watercolor paper, 11" X 15", mounted to a board, two water containers, tube watercolors, paper towels or old rags, a hair dryer, your favorite round and flat brushes, no bristle brushes. 

Rivercrest Community Church 3201 NE 148th Avenue Portland 97230

Park and enter on the North side of the church. Class is located in the community room on the lower level. Class Cost:  $15. per class for Guild members. 20. Per class for non-Guild members.  First timers:  $10.00.

No pre-registration required.  For supply lists and more information go to www.portlandfineartsguild.org or go to portlandfineartsguild on Facebook.

Our Current  Classes


Watercolor for the Holidays with Steve Ludeman

              -Open Studio- 
We hold Open Studio on the fourth Monday of each month from

10:00AM- 2:00PM. 

Cost: $10.00