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Classes are now available online and IN PERSON!

Safety measures: The Guild follows Oregon state guidelines for in-person indoor activities. For precaution, tables will physically spaced, and with one person per table. Equipment will be sanitized before and after each class. As we return to in-person classes we are reminded that it is important to respect each person’s comfort level.

3201 NE 148th Ave
Portland, OR 97230
Park in the lower (north) lot, which faces the entry (use door on left).


 

 

Mixed Media Book Arts

Christina Erickson

*This class is an in person class only*

Monday: December 12th

From: 10am - 2 pm

$20 for Guild Members
$40 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

HAVE FUN getting creative with papers, paints, ink, and collage, while you make hand-bound books that are not only functional, but works of art as well. The design possibilities are endless! We’ll start by making our own mixed media paper in this fun, four-hour workshop. We’ll then identify theme and color schemes for our books and gather papers and collage materials to enhance the creative vision. You will learn various techniques for making covers and binding 1-signature books. They make great gifts! For all skill levels.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

“Two things drive me: creating art and being around people creating art.” This explains Christina’s 28-year career as a high school art teacher, where she taught Intro through Advanced Art, Painting, Visual Communications, and Fashion Illustration. She taught high school art in Boston; Athens, Greece; and Portland, Oregon, where she was selected as Educator of the Year. She has participated in group shows, including Blackfish Gallery and the Art Institute, and was juried into the LO Festival of the Arts. Christina’s motto is: Creating art should be fun, it should be challenging, and it should be brain food.

This instructor's artwork can be viewed on their website: christinaericksona.wixsite.com/christinaerickson

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$20 For members click below:

$40 For non-Members click below


 

 

Holiday Painting in Watercolor

Paul Clendenin and Christina Erickson

*This class is an in person class only*

Monday: December 5th

From: 10am - 2 pm

$20 for Guild Members
$40 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Get in the holiday spirit in this engaging workshop, where you’ll be exposed two different approaches to watercolor painting. You could use your work as holiday cards, gifts, or to frame and display. During the first half of the workshop, Paul Clendenin will share his technique for painting believable winter scenes, complete with sparkling snow. During the second half, we’ll change directions and Christina Erickson will take you through an illustrative approach to watercolors, where we’ll have fun experimenting with mark-making and loosening up with wet-on-wet paint application.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Erickson and Clendenin are both active Guild members and currently serve on the board. They are experienced painters and educators and both have won awards for their work. Christina's can be viewed at: https://christinaericksona.wixsite.com/christinaerickson Paul's website information below.

This instructor's artwork can be viewed on their website: www.paul.clendenin.net

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$40 For non-Members click below


 

 

Beauty in Plain Sight Still Life Painting

Isaac Weiss

*This class is an In person class only*

Mondays: January 16th, 23rd, & 30th

From: 10am-2pm

$60 for Guild Members
$120 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

One of the best ways to improve your painting skills is to paint from observation. Join us as we explore color and composition. We will cover the essentials of color, color mixing, light, composition, blocking-in, value, and form in space. Students should expect to complete one painting per class. Demos will be completed in acrylic but those preferring to work in oils may do so. This class is suitable for all levels.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Isaac grew up on a small farm and developed an interest in drawing at the early age of five. With his current body of work employing pen & ink, Isaac is classically trained in drawing, painting and sculpture. He lives in Portland, where he completed his Master’s Degree in Studio Art, and continues to build a relationship with Nature through drawing. Isaac's work has been shown internationally in the U.K, Italy, and throughout the United States.

This instructor's artwork can be viewed on their website: isaacfletcherweiss.com

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$60 For members click below:

$120 For non-Members click below


 

 

Studies in Ink

Isaac Weiss

*This class is an online class only*

Mondays: January 12th, 19th & 26th

From: 7pm-9pm

$30 for Guild Members
$60 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Come learn techniques that will improve your skills in drawing with pen and ink and lead you to greater creativity in your designs. Through this course we will be exploring how to create imagined compositions based on simple objects of your choice. We will cover form in space, light, composition, and drawing techniques using pen & ink. Students should expect to develop several preliminary thumbnail and medium sized sketches using any mix of multiple visual sources (for ex., photos, still life, and the imagination) in order to compose and complete a final drawing that is creative and unique. This class is suitable for those with some drawing skills, but also for beginners who want a challenge!

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Isaac grew up on a small farm and developed an interest in drawing at the early age of five. With his current body of work employing pen & ink, Isaac is classically trained in drawing, painting and sculpture. He lives in Portland, where he completed his Master’s Degree in Studio Art, and continues to build a relationship with Nature through drawing. Isaac's work has been shown internationally in the U.K, Italy, and throughout the United States.

This instructor's artwork can be viewed on their website: isaacfletcherweiss.com

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$30 For members click below:

$60 For non-Members click below



Open Studio on Zoom

Free for everyone!

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ABOUT OPEN STUDIO

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Open Studio is an opportunity to connect with others while working on any art project of your choice. It's a chance to share and talk about our work, get input, get inspired, and make friends.

 


Click HERE for directions to the Guild:

3201 NE 148th Ave
Portland, OR 97230
Park in the lower (north) lot, which faces the entry (use door on left).