Valley Art, established in 1966, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. Valley Art is located in the heart of historic downtown Forest Grove on Main Street, just one block west of Pacific University.
As one of the oldest nonprofit, all-volunteer art associations in the Pacific Northwest, we feature over 200 established and emerging local artists. We offer an eclectic assortment of paintings, fine pottery, jewelry, wood carvings, glass art, metal sculpture, textiles and garden art, to name a few. We pride ourselves in finding unique items at exceptional values. There are also art classes in pottery, watercolor, oil painting, mixed media, quilting and there are several classes for children – truly something for everyone.
VALLEY ART Classes, Workshops & Groups • July/August 2017
Woven Boho Bag with Valerie Donley – Thursday, July 6, 1 – 4 p.m. Val will teach a weaving class that’s easy to learn and very portable. You will make a Boho bag, or small “fairy bag,” as some call them, for your cell phone or other small personal items. See a picture of a sample bag on our website under “classes.” Bring a pair of scissors; all other supplies provided. Class is limited to eight participants. Register by messaging through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valeriepacedonleydesigns/ • Cost is $40
Multi-block linocut – Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16 at Valley Art, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days. In this two-day workshop you will learn how to design, carve and print multi-block colorful linocuts. Preregistration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org • $110, $90 VAA members with code
Nature Printing with Visiting Artist Amy Nack – Saturday, July 22, 1- 4 p.m. Amy is a Nature Printing Society member and owner of Boise’s Wingtip Press. She will lead us in Nature Printing on multiple surfaces with non-toxic ink. Bring a few leaves you want to print. Materials fee waived for VAA members with code. Registration required, online http://www.artingales.org/groupworkshop.html or email email@example.com • $45 + $10 materials fee
Fine Art Screenprinting with April Hoff – Saturday, Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Learn to make fine art serigraphs (screen prints) by creating your own multi-color stencils to layer using permanent acrylic ink on paper. Technique can be later applied to fabric. All materials provided, ages 16+, preregistration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org • $75, $65 VAA members with code
Printing Summer Scenes Using Nature with April Hoff – Saturday, Aug. 12, 1 – 4 p.m. Escape the heat and print summer scenes using Akua inks and nature to represent seascapes and landscapes. You’ll love the surprising results you get. All materials provided, ages 16+, pre-registration required. Email email@example.com • $45
Nature Scrolls with Jeanne Levy – Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with one hour lunch) We will use acrylic paint and do some mark making with easy to use tools, a few simple stitches to attach mementos from the woods, and some gluing of various items. All materials are supplied. Bring nature items – dried ferns, shells, twigs if you have some you’d like to use. The instructor will also have some. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “nature scroll” in the subject line. • $30
“California Poppies” with Susan Curington – Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. A fun acrylic class with secret techniques. All materials provided with fee, no experience needed. Call 503-357-4844, or email email@example.com • $60+ $15 materials fee
Monotype Mondays – Join artist April Hoff for printmaking without a press, creating monotypes using rich non-toxic Akua inks. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own stencils, textured surfaces, and non-slick papers. Most Mondays 1:30 – 4 p.m. or 6 – 8:30 p.m. Ages 12+. Space is limited, email firstname.lastname@example.org. • $30/person/class or $25 Valley Art members with code
Senior Art Media Sampler Wednesdays 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. July & August (55+). Art Media Sampler introduces participants to a new art medium each week with just enough time to sample the technique in a project. This class is exclusively for those 55 and older. Call April 503-929-4088 or email email@example.com. • $12 per class or discounted multiples, all materials provided
Quilting Studio – Fridays, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This is an ongoing class and may be joined at any time. All levels, from beginning to advanced, are welcome. This is the time to do your own work, get expert advice on a special project, and meet with other local quilters. Join the fun! Register in person at the gallery on Friday. • $28/year for Valley Art members and $43/year for nonmembers.
Watercolor Class with Irilla Swanson – First and third Tuesdays, July 4 & 18; August 1 & 15, 10 a.m. – Noon. Irilla, OPB’s Artbeat-featured instructor, teaches adults watercolor painting. All materials are provided but you may bring your own. Step-by-step demos for beginners; problem-solving and direction for experienced painters. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 503-285-4399. • $120 for the three-month session ($20 per class)
Oil Painting Class with Irilla Swanson – First and third Tuesdays, July 4 & 18; August 1 & 15, 1 – 3 p.m. Irilla, featured on OPB Artbeat, teaches adults water-soluble oil painting. All professional materials are provided: water-soluble oil paint, oil painting paper and brushes. The instructor provides examples from nature and helps you capture your own ideas from your photos. Step-by-step demos for beginners; problem-solving and direction for experienced painters. To register, email email@example.com, or call 503-285-4399. • $120 for the three-month session ($20 per class)
Team Art: Creativity by Association – second & fourth Thursdays, 10 a.m. – noon. Have fun and bond with other artists as we get together to work on art, pros or beginners. We’ll meet July 20 (due to conflict) & 27, and August 10 & 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. Ring the back door bell. (Front door open at 11 a.m.) Bring a project or not. All help and inspiration is free! Make new friends and learn new techniques. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call 503-341-9701 for more information. All for the yearly cost of a Valley Art membership. • $15
Forest Grove Camera Club – September – May; first through fourth Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. The Forest Grove Camera Club is a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs. The club participates in a variety of competitions, evaluations and provides programs as well as field trips. To join, contact Carol Berget at email@example.com. • Cost •$25 annual membership / $5 students / $10 associate memberships.
Monday Adult Pottery with Christine Hurayt – June 19 – August 7, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Clay and tool kits available for $12-$15. Throwing on the wheel and hand building will be demonstrated. Contact instructor at 971-200-0843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. [New Monday session begins in September] • $115 for members and $125 for non-members
Monday Kids Clay Play July – August, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., three Mondays per month. Kids ages 7+ will learn basic clay handbuilding techniques and learn to glaze their creations. Children love the tactile quality of clay. Meets July 3, 17, 24, and August 7, 14, 21. This allows the last week for firing. Last project(s) picked up after month’s end. • $60/month
Tuesday Pottery Classes (Intermediate + preferred) with Bob Hackney, Aug. 1 – Sept. 26, 6-9 p.m. Classes are on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Preferred intermediate to advanced skill levels. No production work allowed. Students will throw on the wheel. Clay is $15 – $20 per bag and tool kits are $15. Bring an old towel for clean up, wear old clothing and closed toe shoes, and be prepared to discuss the work. Fee prorated and late enrollment upon instructor approval. Contact Bob at 971-331-3094 or email@example.com to register. • $140 for Valley Art members, $150 for nonmembers
Thursday Pottery Classes (ages 16+) with Bob Hackney, Thursdays, July 6 – August 31. Class is from 6 to 9 p.m. for beginners and all skill levels. No production work allowed. Students will throw on the wheel and handbuild. Clay is $15-$20 per bag ($10 if recycled) and tool kits are $15. Bring an old towel for clean up, wear old clothing and closed toe shoes. Fee prorated and late enrollment upon instructor approval. Contact Bob at 971-331-3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register. • $140 for Valley Art members, $150 for nonmembers
Saturday Adult Pottery with Christine Hurayt, Aug. 26 – Oct. 14, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn to throw pottery on the wheel. For beginning to intermediate students. Bring a friend and get $10 off tuition. Clay and tools are an additional cost of $13 – $26. Contact Christine at email@example.com or call 971-200-0843 to register for class. • $125 for members and $135 for nonmembers
Sunday Pottery Classes (ages 16+) with Bob Hackney, Sundays, Aug. 6 – Sept. 24. Classes are from noon – 4 p.m. for beginners and all skill levels. No production work allowed. Students will throw on the wheel and handbuild. Clay is $15-20 per bag and tool kits are $15. Bring an old towel for clean up, wear old clothing and closed toe shoes. Fee prorated and late enrollment upon instructor approval. Contact Bob at 971-331-3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register. • $140 for Valley Art members, $150 for nonmembers
VALLEY ART Classes, Workshops & Groups • July/August 2017
Intermediate Drawing, Ages 12+, Thursdays, June – August, 3-5 p.m. Intermediate drawing will focus on challenging practiced artists to increase skill and detail representation along with aesthetic abstraction. Okay for Manga & graphic artists as well. Personal sketchbook will be provided, and class will be both indoors and out, exposing students to a variety of objects to improve “seeing” and translating to art. [June 15, 22, 29, July 20, 27, Aug. 10, 17, 24] Okay to enroll anytime before last week of class. Email email@example.com • $130 eight-class series, $20 single class
Paint 4 Kids – First Fridays – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Paint Nights aren’t just for grownups! Designed for kids 7-13, but adults may join. Artingales instructor April Hoff will guide young artists through a new colorful acrylic painting each month. Space is limited, register http://www.artingales.org/select.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • $20 each
Summer Drawing Club for Kids (K-6th) Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Drawing is the foundation to any representational artwork, even when abstracted. Personal sketchbook will be provided and class will be both indoors and out, exposing students to a variety of objects to improve “seeing” and translating to art. Okay to enroll anytime before last week of class. [June 15, 22, 29, July 20, 27, Aug. 10, 17, 24] register online http://www.artingales.org/afterschool.html • $100 eight-class series, $15 single class
SUMMER ART CAMP FOR KIDS, July 10-13 (see time choices). Four days of creative activity, playground treks & picnic snacks provided. Sack lunches required for full day artists. Register at http://www.artingales.org/afterschool.html or email email@example.com. Scholarships available. • $210 full days 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; $140 mornings plus 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $120 afternoons only, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Art Club for Kids – Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Art Club will guide students through art media, focusing on a different discipline each month. Art club is flexible enough to allow more experienced artists liberty to work on personal projects with materials, instructor guidance and feedback. Space limited; register online http://www.artingales.org/afterschool.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org. June 15, 22, 29; July 20, 27; Aug. 10, 17, 24. • $15 per class, $40 per month, $100 series (choose in Square Store) June through August
Me & My Grown-Up with April Hoff – Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Preschool Art (2 – 6 years + adult). Bring your little one and make art with kid safe materials and professional guidance. One grownup per child required to participate, meets most Wednesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes. http://www.artingales.org/afterschool.html. • $12 per class includes child and adult
“Fri-Date” Nights – most Fridays in July & August, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (K-5th) Need a little time away for a date? Bring the kids to Fri-Date Nights at Valley Art. Education Chair April Hoff will facilitate creative time with your kids for one hour or all three. Must pre-register, email email@example.com. • $10/hr.
Valley Art Supporters:
This is an exciting time for Valley Art, as we celebrated 50 years in Forest Grove and began our 51st. The gallery was started in 1966 by 12 artists. Two years later it became a legitimate business.
Today it is a thriving art gallery, pottery studio and educational nonprofit organization, run entirely by volunteers. We have over 325 members, about 100 artists and nearly 50 active volunteers.
Currently we are working on raising money to help with the refurbishing of our building which needs some expensive updating. The storefront of Valley Art requires stabilization of the 1930s era infrastructure. We welcome your help. Donations have arrived ranging from $25,000, $1,000 to $250 and $10. We still need around $22,000.
Donations are welcome anytime, but remember: When the year 2017 comes to an end, we ask you consider Valley Art in your year-end giving. Your contribution is tax deductible under Section 501 (c)3 of the IRS tax code. Stop by the gallery or send your donation to VAA, P.O. Box 333, Forest Grove, OR 97116.
IN ADDITION to our beautiful gallery space we offer two separate classroom spaces, one with wonderful natural lighting for workshops and club meetings as well as a 600 sq. ft. pottery studio for both adult and children’s classes.