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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

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.

Christina Erickson Painting on Grounds

January 7th, 14th, & 21st


Photo of instructor Christina Erickson

“Two things drive me: creating art and being around people creating art.” This explains Christina Erickson’s 28 year career as a high school art teacher, where she created and taught courses in beginning through advanced Art, Painting, Illustration, Visual Communications, Fashion Illustration, Printmaking, and Ceramics,. She loves working in a wide variety of mediums, but her main passion is acrylic on large canvases, painting faces (animal or human) that make eye contact with the viewer. “It’s hard to ignore someone looking directly at you!”

With a degree in Art Education from U of O, and post-baccalaureate in Painting and Art Ed at PSU, Christina has taught high school art in Boston, MA, Tasis International School in Athens, Greece, and (22 years) at La Salle College Prep in Milwaukie, OR where she was selected as Educator of the Year. Christina has taken over 500 hours of artist workshops and says, “Although it's required for licensure, it's one of the best perks… who wouldn't want to take so many workshops?!” She teaches occasionally in her studio. Her motto: Creating art should be fun, it should be challenging; it should be brain food.

Her website can be viewed at ChristinaEricksona.wixsite


January 7th Stenciled Grounds


We'll start with cutting simply-shaped stencils, and then use them to build up layers of color and pattern. We'll work on several pieces at once, having fun exploring different color combinations. Imagery will be painted on top of these grounds.

January 14th Abstract Grounds and Negative Shape Paintings

christina erickson flamingo

We will work vigorously in an abstract expressionist style to create grounds. A demo in negative shape painting will be given.

January 21st Finding Shapes in Things: Working from the Imagination

Christina Erickson chicken art

Are you the type who sees shapes in clouds? Christina will demo her process of doing this with grounds. Today's class to be used for any direction participants want to take, including finishing work from previous classes and creating new grounds. Demos can be repeated for anyone who missed the previous class(s).

$10 Evening Classes

@ 6:00

Paul Clendenin The Shape of Water

January 7th, 14th, & 21st

In 3 evening sessions totaling 9 hours of instruction. Examples of elements that comprise marine scenes and seascapes will be discussed and demonstrated. The instructor will be working at times in oils, acrylics and watercolors, but the basic shapes, contrasts and textures remain the same across various media. Techniques and approaches vary of course, from one medium to another

Jan. 7th Instructor will be working in oils.

Jan. 14th Instructor will be working in Acrylics.

Jan. 21st Instructor will be working in watercolors.

Participants are encourage to attend all three sessions working in their medium of choice.

What causes a wave, basic wave structure, the “breaking wave”, how to carve a wave out of the background, foam patterns, “scud” and how to depict it, water in motion, rocks. “composition”, “lead-ins”, “path of Light”, “transitions”, “sunset glow”, and how to use salt to generate texture in watercolor will be items of discussion.

As in past classes the focus will not be to complete a finished painting in one sitting, but to learn technique from demonstrated examples. It is an ambitious undertaking and we may just “brush” the surface, yes pun intended!

His website can be viewed at