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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).


 

 

Beauty in Plain Sight Still Life Painting

Isaac Weiss

*This class is an in person class only*

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*

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


 

 

Get Up Close & Personal with Nature: an Expressive Approach to Painting

Leah Kohlenberg

*This class is an online class only*

February 16th, 23rd, & March 2nd

From: 7pm-9 pm

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

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Learn to get looser with your brushwork and wilder with your colors as you explore adding personality to your nature paintings in this fun three-session class. The teacher will provide sources for a step-by-step demo for the first class, then students may use their own sources in the last two classes. Demos will be done in acrylic paint, but all mediums are encouraged!

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Leah Kohlenberg is a professional painter who has been selling paintings and teaching art for twenty years. She loves painting all subjects, and works in oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and ink. She runs an online art school, The Roaming Studio (www.theroamingstudio.com), where she teaches drawing and painting to hundreds of students from around the world. As a city kid, her favorite subjects to paint were roads, buildings, etc., but she can get excited about painting just about anything, and lately, the forests and gardens of the Pacific Northwest have been calling her.

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

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$30 For members click below:

$60 For non-Members click below


 

 

Mastering Watercolors

Ed Labadie

*This class is an in person class only*

February 6th & 13th

From: 10am-3pm

$50 for Guild Members
$100 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

For all skill levels! Learn fundamental and advanced watercolor techniques: large washes, wet-into-wet painting, layering (glazing) to build values, define subjects and refine colors, and final brush strokes to clarify a focal point. Practical demos will expand on supplies and techniques. We will evaluate works in progress, clarify design theory, make corrections, and add refinements. Ed combines essential design and composition theory with practical painting demonstrations, bolstered with attention to individual students’ needs. Valuable critique sessions will conclude each day. Comprehensive notes will be provided along with visual aids, a slide show, and library of reference materials.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Ed Labadie has taught painting and drawing extensively in the Pacific Northwest, New Zealand, and Australia. He studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and enjoyed a twin career as a graphic designer in Los Angeles while developing his fine art calling. His works are featured in juried exhibitions, galleries, and in corporate and private collections.

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

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$50 For members click below:

$100 For non-Members click below


 

 

Super Saturated Oil & Pastels

Suzy Kitman

*This class is an in person class only*

March 6th

From: 10am-2pm

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

ABOUT THE CLASSES

In this exciting 4-hour workshop students will experience the joy of using the beautiful, super-saturated colors of Sennelier Oil Pastels. With demonstrations at every step, students will learn and practice techniques for drawing, blocking in, blending, layering and scratching. Composition and atmosphere will be discussed as well. Students should expect to create two original works of art based on Oregon landscape photos.
We have oil pastels available at the Guild you may use for this class.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Suzy Kitman is a fine artist specializing in portraiture and landscape, and based in Portland Oregon. She studied figure drawing at the New York Academy of Art; began using oils at the National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts; and received a merit scholarship from the Art Students League. She has worked as a patina artist at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and in various commercial art related jobs. After 13 years in New York, she headed west and received an MFA in Painting from the University of Montana. Suzy’s work has been in invitational shows and galleries across the country and has received numerous awards. She illustrated the cover of the book, The Baby Can Sing, and has illustrations in several the periodicals.

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

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$20 For members click below:

$40 For non-Members click below


 

 

Expressive Animal Portraits

Erinn Kathryn

*This class is an in person class only*

March 13th, 20th, & 27th

From: 10 am - 2 pm

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

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Join us as we explore acrylic painting techniques through the lens of our favorite furry or scaly (or feathery!) friend. In this class we will work from photos to enhance our understanding of color and value, and light and shadow. We will explore techniques for layering paint to create depth, along with tricks for capturing the personality of our pets. Animated, expressive, silly photos are encouraged! Students may choose the size of painting they would like to create: a medium to large piece or two smaller pieces. This class is suitable for all levels.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Erinn Kathryn is an interdisciplinary artist who works in sculpture, mixed media, painting, and installation. She has been awarded numerous grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council and Oregon Arts Commission for her projects. Erinn exhibits locally, regionally, nationally. To see more of Erinn’s pet portrait paintings, visit @petportraitsbyerinnkathryn on Instagram!

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

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$120 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).