​​Portland Fine Arts Guild

              -Open Studio- 

Fourth Mondays at the Guild   10$  
       Art and camaraderie

​          !0:0 AM- 2:00PM

July Class

Upcoming Class

Current and Upcoming Classes


NOTE:  Oderless Thinner, Regular Turpenoid and any Toxic brush cleaners are not allowed in this class.
There is plenty of free parking at the Church.  Be sure to park and enter on the North Side of the Building.  Classes are held in the Downstairs Community Room.  Bring your lunch or there are several  restaurants within driving distance.  Light refreshments are available for a small donation.





July 10, 17, and 24, 2017






Short Biography: My name is Ann Amies. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art degree from the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma). I am a professional visual artist, writer, and poet. My preferred art media are pen and ink, watercolor, and colored pencils. 

I started my company, Calli De Graphique, in 1988 to sell my creations. So far, these include 312 print packets, 160 church bulletin covers, 13 books, and many colorful works of art. I have also taught art, publicly and privately,  for over fifty years. You can contact me at (1-360)-609-3312 or at annamiesartist@comcast.net.

JULY 10, 2017 

   Class Title: Ways to Critique Artwork

   Description: Attendees will develop skills and techniques in the elements of design, composition of layouts and presentation of artwork.

    Medium: Varies.

    Students’ Supply List: Paper and pencil for taking notes. (Optional) – bring a sample of your art for practice in critiquing. A sample copy of my art (Fairy story teller) is posted with this announcement. 


JULY 17, 2017     

    Class Title: Furry-Faced Friends in Pen & Ink

    Description: Attendees will learn face proportions and layout of animal faces, as well as how to draw fur.

    Medium: Pen & ink.

    Supply List: Bring two (2) ultra-fine black Sharpie pens and paper that can handle pen & ink.


JULY 24, 2017

    Class Title: Let’s Create Pictures in Pen & Ink    

    Description: Attendees will explore techniques of stippling, cross-hatching, gradations,  scribbling, and other methods as ways of enhancing their skills in pen and ink.

   Medium: Pen & Ink.

   Supply List: Bring two (2) ultra-fine black Sharpie pens and paper that can handle pen & ink.

Pen and Ink Techniques with Ann Amies