Workshops-November 2015

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

313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend
Creative Juices Series
Art & Wine: Fused Glass
Julia Christoferson
Thursday, November 19, 6-8:30pm, $55
Discover colorful fused glass in a fun environment designed for all experience levels. Design an 8×8” fused or slump plate or a set of four 4×4” coasters. $55 Class fee + $48 materials fee.
Watercolor: Gorgeous Gourds
Julianne LaClaire
Friday, November 20, 1:30-4:30pm, $50
Those gorgeous gourds in the fall, with so many wonderful shapes, textures and sizes to choose from. Let’s paint a watercolor picture to compliment your fall decor. Simplified watercolor techniques and ready to transfer images are available for those who don’t draw.
Oil: Alla Prima
Rodney Thompson
Saturday, November 21, 10am-3pm, $75
The alla prima, or direct painting method, is a method of painting on wet layers of paint. Artist Rodney Thompson will teach a step-by-step approach to produce an oil painting in a short amount of time, or all at once. Working with a live model, learn how to begin a portrait with simplified shapes and values and how to use composition, color, drawing and edge to accurately capture a subject.
Watercolor Workshop: Tips & Tricks
Cindy Briggs
Thursday, December 3, 12-3pm, $50
Cindy will bring her toolbox of tips and tricks for this workshop. Learn tips to make painting easier, how to plan ahead and what to do if you didn’t. Bring paintings you haven’t finished or need help on. Let’s talk about what we can do to fix them. We’ll take before and after pictures as we work through challenges in a painting. Sometimes a simple fix is easier than starting over.

357 W Hood Ave., Sisters
Introduction to Pastels
Kathleen Keliher and JoAnn Burgess, instructors
Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17
1-4pm, $45 per person, per class
Basic Bookmaking Class
Kelly Salber, Instructor
The Zig Zag Book
Tuesday, November 3, 9am-12pm
Sewn binding and basic accordion books
Tuesday, November 10, 9am-12pm
The Chopstick Book
Tuesday, November 24, 9am-12pm
$45 per person, per class

1293 NE Third St., Bend
Paste Paper Class
Learn how to make paste paper with November featured artist, Becky Wanless. Paste papers are fun, vibrant and simple to make. There’s no such thing as a mistake: if you don’t like your design, simply brush over it and start again. Paste papers can be used for making greeting cards, wrapping paper, decorative boxes, book covers, collage and much more. Learn how to prepare paste, mix colors and create easy, yet sophisticated designs. Leave class with several sheets of decorated paper. All supplies included.
541-617-0900 or
All classes held at SageBrushers
117 SW Roosevelt, Bend
Intuitive Painting classes with Vicki Johnson
first and third Wednesday of each month, 6-8:15pm
$20 per class, all materials included.
Vicki focuses on clarity, inspiration and direction.
She is a great artist and coach.
Contact her at 541-390-3174
Watercolor Wednesday classes
November 4, 11, 18, 25, 10am-12pm
Free to members, $5 for non-members.
Bring your own photos and supplies.
Contact Jennifer at:

50 SE Scott Street, Suite #6, Bend
Cari Dolyniuk 347-564-9080
Figure Drawing Salon
Every Tuesday Drop-In. 8-10pm, $150
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 8-10pm throughout the summer. The salon is open to all levels. Newsprint will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own easel and materials.
Photo Tips And Tricks –
Learn To Use Natural Light Creatively Iii
Sunday, November 8, 1-3:30pm, $60
Join professional photographer, Maria Bay, on outdoor photography excursions in our local parks. Maria will share her best tips and tricks to help you create intentional and creative images in natural light with your DSLR camera. Photo Tips and Tricks workshops can be taken as a series or as individual stand-alone workshops.
Blank Pages: A Writing Workshop
To Get You Started.
Sunday, November 8, 6-8pm, $25
Created in partnership with residents and graduates of the OSU-Cascades MFA in Writing program these workshops encompass the breadth of writing possibilities. Topics TBD. Please email for details.
Encaustic Collage
Wednesday, November 11, 6-9pm, $70
In an afternoon you’ll learn the basics of how to collage using encaustic (wax) instead of glue.
You will learn how to: prepare your surface, fuse encaustic, layer photographs and paper, image transfer, create surface texture, achieve a high-gloss finish. The 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 collage artworks. No experience is necessary for this class, all you need is the desire to learn something new and have fun.
Recycle In Style
Thursday, November 12, 6-9pm, $60
Scrap Metal Jewelry Making
Turn junk to gems with artist Marianne Prodehl. Marianne creates her entire line of jewelry from reworking pieces of found metal objects. Explore the endless possibilities of repurposing scrap metal by learning techniques of cutting, sculpting and refining metal from silver and brass trays, recycled copper and copper electrical wire, old necklaces and a plethora of other found objects. You will gain knowledge of the properties of different kinds of metals and ways of connecting pieces together to create striking compositions that can be made into earrings, pendants, broaches, etc. 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!
Beginning Silver Metal Clay
Friday, November 13, 5:30-9pm, $115
Silver metal clay (also known as precious metal clay) is an amazing material that can be worked with like clay; as it is fired the binder burns out and leaves behind pure silver. Silver metal clay is loved among jewelers because of its ability to capture imprinted images and textures as well as its malleable nature. 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! Other possible applications include making pieces such as components for bracelets, dangles for earrings and silver beads. Materials are included in cost of class. Tools are provided for your use in class.
Charcoal Portraiture
Sunday, November 15, 3-7pm, $45
The 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.
Encaustic Painting
Thursday, November 19, 6-9pm, $70
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.
You will learn how to: prepare your surface, make encaustic medium, mix color, fuse encaustic, layer color, work with stencils.
The goal of this one-day workshop is to become comfortable with encaustic and finish one or two pieces of artwork. The workshop includes all wax and encaustic media and two 8 x 8 inch deep cradled wood panels. If you have always wanted to try encaustic this introduction is a great way to get started! No experience is necessary for this class, all you need is the desire to learn something new and have fun.
Beer Sip & Dip
Friday, November 20, 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.
Blank Pages: A Writing Workshop
To Get You Started.
Saturday, November 21, 6-8pm, $25
Created in partnership with residents and graduates of the OSU-Cascades MFA in Writing program these workshops encompass the breadth of writing possibilities. Topics TBD. Please email for details.
Coffee Sip & Dip
Saturday, November 22, 1-3pm,$40
Drink and paint with Coffee!
Dip your nose and your paintbrush into a delicious cup of coffee from Sparrow Bakery while artist, Karen Eland, walks us through creating beautiful images with this ingenious medium! Basic techniques will be taught and Karen will give one-on-one help too. Why not get a little creative over your Sunday coffee!

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