Village Gallery of Arts – Current Events
(For more details and information on any of these events, please check our website or call the Gallery: www.villagegalleryarts.org, 503-644-8001.)
Second Sunday Artist Reception: March 8, 2020, 2 – 4pm
Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments while browsing the new show!
Featured 2-D Artist: Vanaja Mulagada: Watercolor and acrylic artist.
Featured 3-D Artist: Virginia Sumner: Book arts including handbound journals, bookbinding kits, altered books and books written and illustrated by Virginia.
Media Focus Wall: For the month of March this wall highlights photography and digital art.
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 Shodo Classes — Ages 6 – 14 years old — Sora
3-week course, Morning or Evening session
Dates: Mondays: February 3, 10, 24
Times: 4:30 – 6:00pm; OR 6:30 – 8pm
Express kids’ creativity and build concentration by writing and drawing using Japanese Calligraphy techniques. Children will learn the basics of how to write Japanese characters or English characters with the Calligraphy brush in their own style. Kids will be taught the fundamentals of the ancient Zen art of Shodo; which is not just the way of calligraphy, but also teaches concentration, meditative calm and attention, and expression of oneself through the brush. Call or visit website for class supply list and more information.
Children’s Creative Reuse Art Class — Ages 7 – 11 years old — Teresa Misley & Terri Rottman
Dates: Thursdays: February 6,13, 20, 27
Time: 3:45 – 4:45pm
Children explore their creative potential in a fun, playful and safe environment to learn various art techniques and create fun craft projects, which will be taken home to share with family and loved ones. The class will focus on the process rather than the product. This allows students of varying skill levels the opportunity to explore their creativity in a low-pressure environment. We will help develop their artistic ability on how to create forms of art by making new things out of old things. Your child will explore a variety of art mediums depending upon the reuse/repurposing supplies available. Our goal is to encourage each student to utilize the creative reuse (upcycling/repurposing) method and create useful and beautiful items from materials that would otherwise be discarded. Our hope is for the students to share this process with their friends and family. Call or visit website for class supply list and more information.
Children’s Art Classes — Ages 7 – 11 years old — Debbie Teeter
One 3-week course, OROne 4-week course
Dates: Thursdays: March 5, 12, 19; OR: April 2, 9, 16, 23
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
* NEW * Drop-In Open Studio — Virginia Sumner, organizer
Two, All-day Sessions
Dates: February 16, AND/OR March 15; Time: 11am – 4pm
All ages and abilities
“Come Art With Me!” is a drop-in, open studio for all ages and abilities. Bring your project and experience the motivation, inspiration and encouragement that creating in a shared workspace provides. What, you don’t have a project but want to join the fun? The organizer will have a few simple project ideas and supplies available. Check website for more details.
Brooke Walker-Knoblich — Painting with Brooke
Two, 2-week courses
Dates: Tuesdays: February 18 & 25; OR: March 24 & 31; 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.
* NEW * Debbie Teeter — Intro to Watercolor
Dates: Tuesdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24; Time: 2 – 5pm
Have you always wanted to try watercolor? Or have you tried watercolor but found it somewhat daunting? Whether you have painted before or not, this class will guide you through the basics of working with watercolor and also give you some options for creative approaches with it. Lessons will cover the unique properties of this medium, composition, color, and a few “bells and whistles.” We will explore varied subject matter, and also how other artists have explored this medium. Check website for supply list and more details.
* NEW * Mary Burgess — Close Encounters With Juicy Fruit (in Watercolor)
6-week course, Mornings or Evenings
Dates: Wednesdays: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm; OR 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Some watercolor experience is helpful.
This six week class will focus on fruiting elements of the landscape. Whether is is juicy berries, pine cones, rose hips or the like, we will zoom in to discover the possibilities of the plant kingdom in watercolor. Each class begins with a critique and hands-on lesson which applies to the day’s concept or technique. Check website for supply list and more details.
Mary Lehner — Freshen Up & Loosen Up! Improve Your Watercolor Painting Techniques
Two separate, 5-week courses
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the Gallery’s website for supply list and more details.
* NEW * Virginia Sumner — Introduction to Abstract Acrylic Workshop
Date: Saturday: March 21; Time: 10am – 3pm
Beginner to Intermediate Level
Please bring your lunch to maximize workshop classroom time.
The focus here is on getting paint down and tapping into our authentic, expressive, inner self. No worries, we will be keeping it lighthearted and all about fun in this fast-paced workshop. Learn the basics of creating and critiquing abstract art. Throw perfectionism out the door and step away from expectations of photorealism. Check the Gallery’s website for supply list and more details.
* NEW * Debbie Teeter — Basic Drawing4-week course
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.