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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).


 

 

Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing

Lori Gilbert

*This class is an in person class only*

Mondays: August 8th, 15th & 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


 

 

Drawing Essentials

Eduardo Fernandez

*This class is an online class only*

Thursdays: September 8th, 15th, & 22nd

From: 7pm-9pm

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

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Learning to draw or “see” is knowing what to actively look for. This online three-class series will focus on key concepts that will stimulate your curiosity and improve your drawing abilities in a progressive step by step manner. We will go beyond basic drawing and review how to lay in a drawing with a block-in. We’ll explore approaches to “seeing” and drawing that will help improve your observational drawing skills and connecting the parts into a whole. Students will gain insights into the world of mark making by copying a master drawing. Modeling the form in 3-D will be covered in depth. The format of the class is lecture followed by demos that will help you apply these concepts, giving you more confidence and ability to create more insightful and expressive drawings!
Class Outline
The Drawing Process

  • Gesture - the lifeblood of drawing!
  • Edit, Simplify, & Organize: The Block-in.
  • Drawing is Intuitive and Analytical - how to nurture both.
  • Homework: copying or emulating master drawings helps us find our own voice.
  • Proportion: Taking the Measure of Things
  • Sighting, midpoints, plumb & level, comparative measurements.
  • Foreshortening basics.
  • The Illusion of Light: Another Look at Modeling the Form in 3-D
  • Mapping and Analyzing the Light.
  • Merging Shapes and Designing with Light.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Eduardo Fernandez is inspired by the effects of color and light, direct observation, imagination and love for oil painting and drawing. Portraits, still-life, and landscapes are ongoing themes in his work. Eduardo is known for his portrait work and has exhibited in several Pacific NW venues. He greatly enjoys teaching and has been an instructor at the Portland Art Museum, Pacific NW College of Art, and Multnomah Arts Center.

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

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Having Fun with Watercolor and Portraits

Carolynn Wagler

*This class is an in person class only*

Mondays: September 12th, 19th, & 26th

From: 10am-2pm

$84 for Guild Members
$168 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

For this portraiture class series, we'll explore going beyond pure watercolor for our portraits, creating mixed media portraits by adding drawn elements with pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, fine ink pens, brush pens, etc. We'll do experimental work as well as traditional. We will be working in a variety of sizes. Please bring photos of people you would like paint for these 3 classes. We'll have fun trying new techniques.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Carolynn Wagler has been teaching watercolor and pastels in the Portland area for 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 an award-winning painting. Wagler has honed her skills with numerous outstanding teachers, including master artists Alvaro Castagnet, Paul Jackson, and John Lovett. She has studied portraiture with Chris Stubbs and Rene Eisenbart among others. She has shown at Fairweather House Gallery in Seaside, Oregon where she was the featured portrait artist in the May 2019 exhibit.

This instructor's artwork can be viewed on their website: www.portlandfineartsguild.org/wagler

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Paint Pouring

Linda Rennie

*This class is an in person class only*

Mondays: October 3rd, 10th, & 17th

From: 10am-2pm

$84 for Guild Members
$168 for Non-Guild Members

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Be ready for an action-packed series of fun classes as Linda teaches you a variety of methods of the popular paint-pouring technique. You'll learn how to create "cells'' and how to do dirty, tilted, and circular pours. You’ll also be able to experiment with a Dutch method of paint pouring. Students will be shown ideas of further developing their work with the use of silhouettes or painted imagery on top of the dried pieces. You'll create a number of pieces in this class and have a lot of freedom to explore this magical technique. There will be a half hour lunch break, but you may opt to continue working during that time. The guild has a refrigerator and microwave on the premises for your use.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

"I did not take painting seriously until after I retired." Linda Rennie says she knew she loved the idea, but never had formal training and did not know if she had any talent. That changed when she started taking workshops with the Portland Art Guild. "They were fun," she says, "and each had different teachers, techniques and mediums... and then I was hooked." The more she learned the more she wanted to learn. "It has been a wonderful experience and I hope the journey never ends. I enjoy painting in many mediums: acrylics, watercolors, oil pastels. Linda has an affinity for animal portraits. “It's the eyes that do it for me, which makes it difficult to part with them when I finish! Most of all I love creating them, and that makes it fun.”

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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).