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Instructor lead classes

Only $20 a class!

$15 a class for Guild Members

First time? Only $10!

Classes are held @ 3201 NE 148th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97220 (bottom floor of the River Crest Community Church, park in the lower lot enterance in the rear).

Monday Morning Classes

From 10 AM to 2 PM

Pat Averill The Magic of Water

November 5th, 12th, & 19th


Photo of instructor Pat Averill

Pat has always loved drawing, and found her niche in the versatility of colored pencil. She is both a charter member and signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and has found this organization to be an amazing opportunity. She has been juried into 20 International CPSA Exhibitions, co-authored books by Walter Foster, and has been published in other books, magazines, and step-by-step kits. Recently she has been included in The Encyclopedia of Coloured Pencil Techniques, by Judy Martin, published by Search Press Ltd. and Ann Kullberg’s Draw Landscapes in Colored Pencil as well as Ann’s June, 2018 issue of Color Magazine. In August, 2018, Pat was the second person to receive a 20 year award for being juried into the annual CPSA (colored pencil) International Exhibition. See for more information.

She has taught workshops throughout the US, and currently enjoys mentoring a group of enthusiastic artists who keep her on her toes. Her goal is to see and express heartfelt emotion shared through her art.

Her website can be viewed at pat-averill-artist/portfolio


November 5th Pilings in a Harbor with Water Reflections

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Pat will show nature slides that she will use in an exercise combining wax crayons (school type) with colored pencils of pilings in a harbor with water reflections. Participants will use crayons to make a color map and follow it with colored pencils. The wax in the crayons help to blend the pencils almost magically.

November 12th Making Waves and Foam Patterns

river foam

Pat will bring a photo of a stream and demonstrate making waves and foam patterns. If participants have their own reference photo, keep in mind that you will need to bring appropriate colored pencils and crayons for your photo.

November 19th Create Grisaille for 3D Effect

ocean pic

The group will create grisaille (tones of a single color especially gray to produce a three dimensional effect) followed by watercolor or watercolor pencil and then detailed in colored pencil. Pat will supply a photo for this exercise but you are free to provide our own as well.

Watercolors With Sue Scheewe Brown

December 3rd, 10th, & 17th


picture of Sue Scheewe Brown instructor

Sue Scheewe Brown loves to paint and has enjoyed teaching for over 40 years. While Sue has taught oils and acrylics, most of her workshops now focus on teaching watercolors. She is not only a teacher but a successful writer, painting book publisher, businesswoman, and television personality.

Her most recent Scheewe Art Workshop has not only aired nationally but also in 24 countries internationally. Sue worked for Grumbacher for 20 years and the past 25 years for Martin f. Weber, who developed a line of Sue Scheewe art supplies. She has taught in New Zealand, England, Germany, Canada and has trained teachers in Taiwan, Korea, France, South America and shops all over the United States.

Sue enjoys all levels of students and teaches in a very warm and relaxed manner, making everyone comfortable as they learn new techniques. She looks forward to you taking her class.

You may contact Sue Scheewe Brown at

Website can be viewed at Scheewe Publications Inc.


Snowfall by Sue Scheewe Brown

December 3rd Snowfall

12 by 16 inches. Sue will bring salt and Texture Medium which will be used in the painting.

Painting of Poppies by Scheewe Brown

December 10th Poppies and a Winter Landscape

Poppies will be 12 by 16 inches and Winter Landscape will be 9 by 12 inches. Both will be executed using wet on wet technique.

painting of a rose bouquet by Scheewe Brown

December 17th Rose Bouquet

10 inches by 18 inches.

Free Evening Demonstration

@ 6:30

Suzy Kitman the illusion of transparency

October 22nd

Suzy will be demonstrating "the illusion of transparency" adding glass to your paintings. There will be no fees, and we encourage the public to attend.

Her website can be viewed at