Village Gallery is a non-profit educational art gallery in operation since 1963.
12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97229, next to the Cedar Mill Library
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10 am–4 pm; Sunday 12 pm–4 pm
Holiday Evening Hours. Village Gallery of Arts will remain open from 4:00–8:00 pm on Friday, December 14 for holiday shopping. Enjoy refreshments while you shop for locally crafted decorations or gifts. We also offer Gift Certificates.
DECEMBER SHOW—Sparkles & Gems
Show Opens: Monday, December 3
Reception: Sunday, December 9, 2:00-4:00 pm. Free Event.
Join us for refreshments and enjoy meeting our talented artists. December will be the perfect time to visit the Village Gallery of Arts to find the most beautiful and creative Holiday gifts and ornaments!
Please see our website for information on our complete class lineup at
To register, visit or call the gallery at 503-644-8001
2018 YOUTH CLASSES
Kristi Roberts—Children’s Art Classes
Mondays, (December 3, 10 & 17)
3:45–4:45 pm for ages 7–11 years
5:00–6:00 pm for ages 11–16 years
Come join an exciting class learning a variety of art. I will be developing your child’s art ability where they are at and giving them an opportunity to try out different mediums so they can find what they will enjoy. We will be doing units in drawing, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, clay and mixed media. I am teaching fine art concepts and techniques with each lesson. We will be exploring a variety of subjects including landscapes, people, faces, animals, cartooning and perspective. This is a weekly class and you need to register a month ahead in order to hold your spot for that month.
Brooke Walker-Knoblich—Painting Small
Thursdays, December 6 and 13,
10:00 am–1:00 pm
This class focuses on alla prima techniques to complete a painting in a few hours. Hopefully each student will have two finished paintings that will make wonderful gifts for the holiday season. Oil and acrylic painters of all skill levels welcome.
Liz Walker—Suminagashi Paper Marbling Workshop
Monday, December 3, 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Explore this fascinating Japanese paper marbling technique using water-based boku inks floated on plain tap water in a shallow tray. The name suminagashi literally means spilled ink. Learn how to create intricate marbled papers using sumi inks dropped from small paintbrushes into a tray of water and printed on rice paper. Patterns and special colorful effects are achieved using a bamboo stylus and eyedroppers. This process is meditative, mesmerizing, and creates subtle, found-in-nature patterns and rings that are one-of-a-kind. We will create dozens of marbled rice papers which can be later used to collage onto heavier paper and developed further.
Leslie Boyce—Brave Color!
Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 12, 19, 26, 12 noon–2:30 pm
Learn to mix watercolor with confidence in this six-week course! We’ll unravel the mysteries of color theory, transparency/opacity, granulation and staining pigments. We will learn how to mix luminous color instead of mud, vibrant grays, shades and blacks with limited and split-primary palettes. We’ll study value, intensity and color bias, and spend much of our class time making reference charts and color wheels which will be a great resource long after the class ends. We will put our color smarts to work through practice painting projects between classes.