Village Gallery of Arts is temporarily closed in response to the coronavirus crisis. The gallery will follow the Beaverton School District’s reopening schedule.
We have listed our event and class offerings beginning in April and beyond, with hopes we may reopen sooner than later. For up to date details and more information on any of these listings, please check our website: www.villagegalleryarts.org.
Village Gallery of Arts – Current Events
Spring Award Show, April 2020: POSTPONED until June 2020
Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Spring Award Show is being postponed and rescheduled for June. Further information will be posted on our website as this situation evolves.
Stay home, stay healthy and take a virtual gallery tour! Go to villagegalleryarts.org, then click on the “Artists” tab at the top of the page to see examples of many of our members’ portfolios. Enjoy!
VGA Recycled Art Show & Fundraiser – OPEN TO ALL, our Community and VGA members (active, participating, associate and studio) Registration: May 10 – June 21, Show and Sale: June 26 – July 26
All are invited to participate, either by creating an original artwork incorporating a recycled item or items, or by coming to the show to enjoy the creativity of the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. Two-D, 3-D, hanging, or stable free-standing art will be accepted. All art must be for sale. Artists price their own work. For minimum, maximum and other display requirements, as well as definitions of the accepted categories of pieces, entry fee, commissions, and more registration details, please see our website: villagegalleryarts.org
Registration for artists is May 10 – June 21 at the Gallery; the show will run from June 26 – July 26; prizes in several categories will be awarded and the winners announced at a reception on Sunday, July 13, 2020, from 2 – 4pm. Jurors will be invited from our business community. Please see website for more details.
Classes and Workshops
(For more details on each listing, please see our website, www.villagegalleryarts.org or call the Gallery: 503-644-8001.)
Children’s Art Classes — Ages 7 – 11 years old — Debbie Teeter
One 4-week course, OR
One 3-week course
Dates: Thursdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23, OR: May 14, 21, 28; Time: 3:45 – 4:45pm
Come join an exciting class learning a variety of art forms. I will be developing your child’s art ability and providing them an opportunity to build their skills and explore different media and approaches, so they can find out what they will enjoy. Each lesson will explore both art concepts and techniques. Activities may include drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media. Subject matter will include people, faces, landscapes, plants and animals, and exploring subject matter in imaginative ways. Call or visit website for class supply list and more information.
ADULT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Brooke Walker-Knoblich — Painting with Brooke
Four, 2-week courses
Dates: Tuesdays: April 7 & 28; OR: May 19 & 26; OR: June 23 & 30; OR: July 21 & 28; Time: 10am – 1pm
Appropriate for any medium; Students of all skill levels welcome.
Please bring all your painting supplies and a table easel.
This class will be a general themed painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Brooke will demonstrate in the first hour, leaving time for students to integrate techniques into their own work. Each class also includes a small group critique at the end.
Mary Lehner — Freshen Up & Loosen Up! Improve Your Watercolor Painting Techniques
Two separate, 5-week courses [POSTPONED – CHECK WEBSITE FOR RESCHEDULED DATES]
Dates: Mondays: March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13; OR April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18; Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Intermediate to Advanced Level Watercolor
Are you ready to take your painting skills to the next level and bring passion to your watercolors? Join Mary Lehner to explore fresh ways to invigorate your style. We will be painting from Still Life imagery this 5-week session. Mary will demonstrate and discuss the journey from static to lively interpretations in watercolor. This class is not so much about technique as it is about letting the watercolor medium work to your advantage by slowly learning to “go with the flow.” Students will paint from primarily still life imagery and photo research, learn to “see” the subject matter in a new light, use looseness and color contrast to enhance dimensionality, layer paints to keep colors fresh and not muddy, and use light, shadow, color reflections and composition to learn to paint in a visually expressive and interpretive style. Feel free to call the artist directly with questions at 949-468-9574 or email her at email@example.com. Check the Gallery’s website for supply list and more details.
* NEW * Mary Burgess – Painting Portraits in Watercolor
Six-week course, Mornings or Evenings
Dates: Wednesdays; May 6, 13, 27, June 3, 10, 17; Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm, OR 6 – 9pm
Some watercolor experience is helpful.
In this class, students will learn to achieve a likeness of human subjects in watercolor. We will explore techniques for photographing people, and students will be guided through the process of painting facial features, skin, hair, clothing and backgrounds. Each class begins with a critique, and hands-on exercise which supports the process. Every student will be given one-on-one time with instructor. Email Mary for supply list: firstname.lastname@example.org .
* NEW * Lori McLaughlin – Create, Dismantle and Transform – Art in Transition
Dates: Fridays: May 8, 15, 22; Time: 1 – 3pm
All supplies provided (however, you may bring your favorite art supplies)
Class One: We start with a basic watercolor mono printing technique. We will learn how to create watercolor monoprints, flatten each print and discuss the aesthetics, moments to savor, and critique. Class Two: The second class is looking at what to save and how to save it. How to cut out or deckle various segments of the print deciding what direction to go in and transform into a new artwork on its own merit. Class Three: Class three deals with composing and transforming your works with thread, beads, wax and other items. I would hope we can create 3 works abstractly and discuss format and presenting with our critiques. Feel free to contact Lori at email@example.com .
* NEW * Debbie Teeter — Basic Drawing
Dates: Thursdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23; Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
This class will provide and strengthen basic skills in drawing, with an emphasis on seeing/drawing from props. Topics will include shape, value, chiaroscuro, proportion, composition and perspective. Students will work with various black & white media, such as graphite, charcoal and pen. Check the Gallery’s website for supply list and more details.
* NEW * Debbie Teeter — Experimental Watercolor Workshop
Date: Wednesday: April 15, 2020; Time: 1 – 4pm
All levels, Beginner on up
Bring more play and imagination into your watercolors! This workshop is appropriate for beginners on up. I have been painting since high school, explored watercolors in college and am always up for a new twist. The techniques we will explore can be used in both representational and non-representational work, and will utilize an eclectic array of “toys.” We will not be creating a painting in class but developing a bank of possibilities which you can then apply to your studio practice. Plan to be loose and have fun! Check website for supply list and more details.