Workshops-February 2016

910 NW Harriman, Suite #100, Bend.
Private lessons available upon request!

313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend
Intermediate Watercolor
Julianne LaClaire
Thursday, February 4-Mar. 17, 4-5:30pm, $75
Advance your skills to build an intermediate level painting. Focus on one painting over six weeks by building it slowly to develop your techniques. Covered topics include composition, color theory and mixing colors, values and special techniques. Bring your current painting or start a new one.
Gustav Klimt-Inspired Valentine’s Card
Christine Elder
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 11am-3pm, $60
Make an extra special greeting card for that special person in your life using archival quality paper, paints and real gold leaf in the style of Gustav Klimt’s painting, “The Kiss.” Supplies included.
Day Clay
Helen Bommarito
Friday, Feb.12-Apr. 15, 12-3pm, $190
This friendly, eight-week class provides a supportive atmosphere for all experience levels to learn clay techniques. Practice hand-building, wheel throwing and design skills. Explore creative methods and find inspiration in this project-oriented class. Open Studio Fridays and Sundays are included in registration fee. Clay is available for purchase, firing fees apply.
Oil Still Life: Color
Rodney Thompson
Wednesday, Mar. 2, 5-8pm, $50
Explore oil still life paintings in this workshop series designed to teach students about proper materials and starting methods. Each workshop will focus on a new element: value, color and composition. Teaching Artist Rodney Thompson will design each still life to highlight the workshop’s elements. Workshops can be taken as a series or individually. Supplies included.

Contact: Sue Manley, 541-408-5524
Colley Whisson
Modern Impressionism In Action
Oil & Acrylic, August 21-24, 2016
357 W Hood Ave., Sisters

1293 NE Third St.
Bend, Oregon 97701
541-617-0900 or
All classes held at 117 Roosevelt Ave, Bend
Intuitive Painting classes
Enjoy playing freely with color and paint, no experience necessary. For more information go to www.vickijohnsoncoach/expressive-arts Class runs the first and third Wednesday of each month, 6-8:15pm. $20 per class, all materials included. Must register, contact Vicki Johnson at 541-390-3174 or
Watercolor Wednesday classes
Wednesday mornings, 10am-12:00pm February 3,10,17,24. Free to members, $5 for nonmembers. Bring your own photos and supplies. Contact Jennifer at
Creative Goal Setting Workshop
A strategy using body, mind, intuition and creativity to design a personal map to lasting change . Saturday Feb 6, 9am-2pm. $65, all materials included. To register contact Vicki Johnson at 541-390-3174 or
Chinese Painting
Presented by Michelle Oberg Bring a lunch and learn! February 12, 12-1pm. A $3 donation requested.

30 SW Century Drive, Suite 120
(in the orange building)
Art for Stress Management
With Karen Ruane, resident artist
Jan. 20-Feb. 24, Wednesdays only 6 –8pm
Like exercise and meditation, various modalities in art have been proven to calm the mind and reduce stress. Students of all artistic levels are invited to experiment with several art-forms, both meditative and therapeutic. Come enjoy the camaraderie and awakening of your creative mind. Wine and beer will also be offered! To register, and for more information, please visit:

50 SE Scott Street Suite #6, Bend
Cari Dolyniuk 347-564-9080
Figure Drawing Salon
Every Tuesday night 7-9pm $15
Develop your skills at our live model figure drawing salon hosted by Workhouse studio members Christian Brown and Abney Wallace. This drop-in salon features a live nude model and will be open every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm. The salon is open to all levels but no instruction is provided. Newsprint will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own easel and materials.
Beer Sip & Dip
Saturday, February 6, 6-8pm $40
Drink and paint with beer!
Spend a fun evening painting with beer artist, Karen Eland. Basic painting techniques will be taught as we explore beer as a medium, all while enjoying delicious, local beer from Worthy Brewing. All skill levels welcome, but you must be 21 or older.
Coffee Sip & Dip
Sunday, February 7, 1-3pm $40
Drink and Paint with Coffee!
Cozy into a delicious cup of coffee from Sparrow Bakery while artist, Karen Eland, walks you through creating beautiful images with this ingenious medium! Basic coffee painting techniques will be taught and Karen will give one-on-one help too. Why not get a little creative on a Sunday afternoon?
Recycle in Style
Thursday, February 11, 6-9pm $65
Turn junk to gems with artist Marianne Prodehl. Explore the endless possibilities of repurposing scrap metal by learning techniques of cutting, sculpting and refining metal. You will gain knowledge of the properties of different kinds of metals and ways of connecting pieces together to create striking compositions. Before you leave class you will have a pair of one of a kind earrings that you have made! Supplies included and no experience necessary!
Blank Pages Workshop
Saturday, February 13, 6-8pm $25
It Takes Two, Babe: Adventures in Collaboration: As writers, we typically work alone, but exciting things can happen when we allow our perspective to blend with someone else’s. In this workshop, we will explore the transformative potential of playing with others. Blank Pages writing workshops are led by former and current masters of fine arts in writing students from the low-residency master of fine arts in creative writing at OSU-Cascades.
Wax & Wine: Painting
Thursday, February 18, 6-9 pm $70
Bring your friends, open your favorite bottle of wine and get ready to be inspired as artist Lisa Marie Sipe guides you through the process of encaustic painting. At the end of the night you’ll leave with your own masterpiece! Learn the basics of working with encaustic in a hands-on exploration of this ancient wax art form. Encaustic is composed of beeswax, resin and pigment, applied hot, and fused to produce works that are translucent, sculptural and rich.
No experience is necessary for this class, all you need is the desire to learn something new and have fun—and BYOB if you’d like!
Blank Pages Salon
Saturday, February 20, 6-8pm $5
An informal writing salon open to all levels, facilitated by former and current masters of fine arts in writing students from the low-residency masters in fine arts in creative writing at OSU-Cascades.
Topics TBA.
Charcoal Portraiture
Sunday, February 21, 3-7pm $60
This charcoal portrait workshop will cover basic beginning steps to advance finishing techniques needed to create a portrait in a contemporary realist style. Students will learn how to use fundamental elements such as light, value, composition, edge, and drawing to create realistic portraits. The class will cover many different charcoal materials that can be used to achieve varying textures and depth as well as the methods to handle them. Rodney will help guide students through a brief demonstration then work with each individual as they draw from a live model. A list of required materials and supplies will be made available upon registration.
Beginning Silver Metal Clay
Through this hands-on class you will gain understanding of the process of creating a silver clay object from beginning to finish. Working with basic techniques students will explore the possible applications of silver clay while creating their own pendants that will culminate in a completed necklace that can be worn straight out of class. Materials are included in cost of class and all tools are provided for your use.
Encaustic Mixed Media
Saturday, February 27, 11am-4pm $125
In an afternoon you’ll learn the basics of how to create single artworks from artist Lisa Marie Sipethat incorporate both collage and paint using encaustic (wax) instead of glue or other paint medium. This workshop includes all wax and encaustic media and two 8 x 8 inch deep cradled wood panels. We will provide you a variety of papers, magazines and images to play with but feel free to bring your own too! At the end of the day you will go home with up to two encaustic mixed media artworks.

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