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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).


 

 

Landscape Watercolor Painting

Ronna Fujisawa

*This class is an in person class only*

Mondays: June 6th, 13th, & 20th

From: 10am - 1pm

$65 for Guild Members
$135 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

One of the most engaging characteristics of watercolor painting is its transparent quality. The layered washes, luminous glazes, and subtle colors are what make watercolor so appealing. In this course, we will look at the basic fundamentals of landscape watercolor painting. By understanding the relationships between color, value, wetness, and composition, the mystery of watercolor will be revealed and help your creative practice evolve. We will refer to photographs provided by the teacher, including beaches, distant hills, and grassy wetlands. Each student will approach painting in various ways and complete a powerful landscape painting during each class session.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Ronna Fujisawa is an art educator and multi-media artist working primarily in watercolor, painting birds and plein air landscapes. She is a MFA graduate in Applied Craft and Design from Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. She teaches watercolors at Catlin Gabel School Adult Community Classes, and online bird painting classes both privately and through the Portland Audubon Society. She enjoys her time with her 10-year-old daughter and 2 labradoodle dogs going hiking, kayaking, gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, painting, and anything creative or outdoors. She is thrilled to share her passion for teaching art at Portland Art Guild.

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

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$65 For members click below:

$135 For non-Members click below


 

 

Painting in Acrylics

Issac Weiss

*This class is an in person class only*

Mondays: July 11 & 25

From: 10am – 2pm

$55 for Guild Members
$110 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Do you want to improve your painting skills or learn new ones? Gain confidence in this course that takes an overview approach to painting with acrylics. We will cover the essentials of color, color mixing, light, composition, blocking-in, value and form in space. Students should expect to complete several small studies and one finished painting. The 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: cargocollective.com/isaacweiss

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$55 For members click below:

$110 For non-Members click below


 

 

Ground Zero Watercolors

Paul Clendenin

*This class is an online class only*

Thursdays: July 7th, 14th, & 21st

From: 7pm – 9pm

$25 for Guild Members
$50 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Want to get in on the ground floor of watercolors? No experience is required for this beginner’s introduction to a medium dating back to early humans, who used pigments mixed with water to create cave paintings. More experienced painters are welcome to attend and brush up on basics. This class will be a no-pressure walk through of tools, materials, brushstrokes, washes, and application techniques. The instructor will talk through subjects using handouts (sent by email) and demonstrations during the first session. We will also touch on basic elements and design. Students will do small exercises utilizing demonstrated techniques to complete finished paintings.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

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.

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

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$50 For non-Members click below


 

 

Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing

Lori Gilbert

*This class is an in person class only*

Mondays: August 1st, 8th, & 22nd

From: 2pm-4pm

$42 for Guild Members
$85 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

In this course you will learn the fundamentals, and more, of the wonderful world of drawing with colored pencils. Observational and expressive techniques will be examined and demonstrated and you’ll have opportunities to try them out. At the end of the three class sessions, each student will each have two completed drawings! This class is open to all skill levels.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Lori Gilbert is an artist and educator who lives and works in Portland, OR. Gilbert’s work explores language and nature. She works with gouache, screen printing and colored pencil, as well as Procreate and other digital platforms. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art Practice at Portland State University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Sonoma State University. Gilbert currently is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art and Graphic Design at Portland State University.

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

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$85 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).