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Click for directions: 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).


Morning Classes

From 10 AM to 2 PM

 

Carolynn Wagler

All about Sketch-Booking

January 6th, 13th, & 20th

Only $20 a class! $15 a class for Guild Members. First time? Only $10!


ABOUT CAROLYNN WAGLER

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Carolynn Wagler has been teaching watercolor and pastels in the Portland area for several years. Her unique use of color gives her paintings a vibrancy and freshness that has earned her awards, including Honorable Mention at the Oregon Society of Artists Rose Festival Show 2010 and People’s Choice at the Portland Fine Arts Guild Spring Show. Her work was selected every year from 2012 to 2016 and again in 2018 to be shown at the state capital in Salem, by Leading Age Art Oregon competition. Carolynn was accepted into the Watercolor Society of Oregon Convention in Hermiston, Oregon in 2015 with her award winning painting called: 'We Thought We Were Babes.’

Wagler has honed her skills and talent with outstanding teachers including master artists Alvaro Castagnet, Paul Jackson, and John Lovett. She has also studied under Bev Jozwaik, Vickie Nelson, Marla Bagetta, Scott C, Johnson, and Harold Walkup. She has studied portraiture with Chris Stubbs and Rene Eisenbart and pastels with Brenda Boylan, British artist Jean Haines, and Angie Grainger. Her work can be found in the Fairweather House Gallery in Seaside, Oregon where she was the featured portrait artist in the May 2019 exhibit.

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Sketch-booking is taking off as an art form all over the world. Millions participated in #Inktober2019 just last month and there are dozens of groups to join that are already in progress. Carolynn has the experience to guide you through the process of creating your own sketchbook using a wide variety of media. She has filled over 34 sketch books. Sketch-booking is for YOU if you enjoy Facebook groups, Instagram, and Urban Sketching (right here in Portland),you can record your life in images and/or post and share with others.


 

Karen Ilari

Winter Light in Acrylics

February 3rd, 10th, & 17th

Only $20 a class! $15 a class for Guild Members. First time? Only $10!

ABOUT KAREN ILARI

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Color, Light and Beauty inspire Karen Ilari’s art.

She discovered her love of painting in mid-life after a career in accounting. With all that “left brain” work, and after raising her three children largely on her own, she was searching for a way to bring more joy, creativity and fun into her life. Through college coursework, workshops and books, she discovered a whole new world to explore. Having worked with pastels, watercolor, oils and colored pencil, she settled on acrylics for their unique properties. Fast drying, forgiving and richly colored, acrylics give her the ability paint fearlessly, taking risks, changing direction, and generally going wherever the painting wants to lead.

Karen loves to paint nature, while infusing her scenes with rich color. She uses color as an emotional language, a way to communicate her own personal experience and reaction to the scene.

Karen has taught locally at Portland Fine Arts Guild and at the Oregon Society of Artists, as well as in her home studio. She also creates video coursework for You Tube, and for her Online Acrylic Painting School.

Karen Ilari's work can be viewed at: www.KarenIlari.com

ABOUT THE CLASSES

In this course we will paint a colorful Winter Scene. It will be in a “Paint Along” format. I’ll show you each step along the way. We’ll discuss composition, color choices and creating edges in acrylic paints. The course is great for the artist with some basic painting skills, but beginners are most welcome as well.


Evening Classes

From 6 PM to 9 PM


Paul Clendenin

Engaging New Skills in Watercolor

January 2nd, 9th, & 16th

ABOUT PAUL CLENDENIN

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Paul Clendenin was born in Portland, Oregon and is a lifelong resident of the Northwest, a versatile artist and winner of numerous awards. Paul works in many disciplines, but his first love is oil painting followed closely with watercolors. He has taught in a variety of media over the last 20 years. Paul has been a member of the Portland Fine Arts Guild for over 25 years, and currently is president of that organization

Paul Clendenin's work can be viewed at: www.PaulClendenin.net

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Class Session 1: We will exercise brush techniques, value changes, size proportion and compositional themes. Soft and hard edges will aid in depicting a snowy pine branch scene. This exercise will utilize a very limited palette. Use of the liner brush will be a key element of generating pine needles and skeletal trees.

Class Session 2: Learn the use of textural devices and hard edges to indicate rock in this beach scene of Haystack Rock. The strength of the rock will be countered by the softness of sky and fog exercising wet into wet and lifting out techniques. We’ll use the liner brush for foreground grasses and texture and learn about the reflective quality of water and how rough texture aids in depicting water movement.

Class Session 3: We will engage negative painting techniques to find a mountain and you’ll see how to place rocks convincingly into water using a hard to soft texture, learning about the importance of texture, how to use the direction of your brush, and what happens at the edge of bodies of water and different techniques of painting conifers, using the tree symbol.

Note: Although this class is a continuation of “Watercolor for the Fearful” a three-session introduction to watercolors held in August of 2019, new students are welcomed. The current class will be comprised of two 3-session blocs of instruction, each bloc requiring registration and prepayment of all three classes. (Participants prepaying for the entire course of 6 sessions will be charged only for 5 sessions, making one class free.) Please contact Paul directly to reserve your spot, and to answer any questions you may have:
Email: paul@clendenin.net
Home: (503) 244-7877
Cel: (503) 701-7281

There will be one $10 lab fee for the 6 week course, or if you only register for one of the 3-week sessions.

MATERIALS LIST:

  • All tools and materials will be supplied. Instructor will supply prepared and mounted 140# watercolor paper for all exercises. The Guild has watercolor palettes of appropriate paint, brush sets, water containers, etc.
  • If you have your own equipment you are encouraged to bring it, but extra paint in prescribed colors will be available.


Paul Clendenin

Watercolor for the Fearful

Feburary 6th, 13th, & 20th

ABOUT PAUL CLENDENIN

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Paul Clendenin was born in Portland, Oregon and is a lifelong resident of the Northwest, a versatile artist and winner of numerous awards. Paul works in many disciplines, but his first love is oil painting followed closely with watercolors. He has taught in a variety of media over the last 20 years. Paul has been a member of the Portland Fine Arts Guild for over 25 years, and currently is president of that organization

Paul Clendenin's work can be viewed at: www.PaulClendenin.net

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Feb. 6. Snowy Rock Scene:Use of negative painting to cover rocks with snow. Dry into wet trees and dry onto dry tree techniques, along with value changes will demonstrate aerial perspective. Calligraphy with grasses, twigs and bare trees.

Feb. 13. Puddle Landscape: Learning symbols (edges, reflections, shapes) for still, puddled water. Some tree techniques using counter values for drama, and edges to simulate leaves. Importance of variety of color, size, and direction.

Feb. 20. Birches in the Snow: Use of masking and masking devices to create a stand of Birch trees. Discussion of warm vs cool colors, Discussion of light source and reflected light, and cast shadows as opposed to core shadows.

Continuation of a beginner’s series “Watercolor for the Fearful”. This is the final block of 3 sessions of instruction. Sessions will be at the usual rate of $15 per member or $20 per non-member, unless prepaid. Any questions? please contact the instructor Paul Clendenin:
Email: paul@clendenin.net
Home: (503) 244-7877
Cel: (503) 701-7281

There will be one $10 lab fee for the 6 week course, or if you only register for one of the 3-week sessions.

MATERIALS LIST:

  • All tools and materials will be supplied. Instructor will supply prepared and mounted 140# watercolor paper for all exercises. The Guild has watercolor palettes of appropriate paint, brush sets, water containers, etc.
  • If you have your own equipment you are encouraged to bring it, but extra paint in prescribed colors will be available.