Classes at Valley Art

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Email education@valleyart.org to find out more about leading a local art class, workshop, or group.
All events and workshops take place in the Valley Art Workshop Space unless otherwise noted. Valley Art is located at 2022 Main Street in Forest Grove. Parking is available along Main Street and in the public parking lot located directly behind Valley Art, a half a block to the west. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
*Need-based scholarships are available for all classes. Visit Scholarships or email education@valleyart.org to request assistance.
Stay up-to-date with Valley Art events at Valleyart.org/events.
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Below are the Current Classes being held at Valley Art Gallery. You must register with the instructor to save a spot.
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VALLEY ART Classes, Workshops & Groups • May/June 2017

WORKSHOPS:
boho bag by Valerie DonleyWoven Boho Bag with Valerie Donley – Thursday, May 11, 1 – 5 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.” Cost is $40. 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/

 

 

 

Fine Art Serigraphy with April Hoff – Saturday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Learn to make fine art 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, come with a few images or drawings to simplify. Ages 16+ $65 Valley Art members, $75 non-members. Space is limited, register online http://www.artingales.org/select.html or email april@artingales.org. Next one August 5th.

 

April Hoff's multi block print "Olive the Fear"

Multi-block linocut – Saturday & Sunday July 8 & 9, with April Hoff. In this two-day workshop you will learn how to design, carve and print multi-block colorful linocuts. Preregistration required, http://www.artingales.org/groupworkshop.html
10:30am-4:30pm ($110)

 

Pottery Classes

Saturday Pottery Class (ages 16+)  with Christine Hurayt – 11:30am to 3:00pm April 8 to May 27. This class is for beginning to intermediate students ages 16 and up. Cost is $115 for members and $125 for non-members. Clay and tools are available for $12 -$15 each. We will focus on throwing clay on the potter’s wheel, as well as creating handbuilt pottery. Contact instructor, Christine Hurayt at huraytc@gmail.com or call 971-200-0843 to sign up. Next session begins end of August.

Monday Pottery Class (adult)  with Christine Hurayt – 6:30-9:00pm April 10 to May 29. Handbuilt Pottery for Adults on Mondays from April 10 to May 29 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Cost for class is $110.00 for members and $120.00 for non-members. Clay and tools are available for $13-$15 each. Students will learn the fundamentals of handbuilding with clay and create teapots, mugs, vases, and garden planters. Contact Christine Hurayt at 971-200-0843 or email her at Huraytc@gmail.com to register for class. Next session throwing and handbuilding, June 19 through August 7.

Tuesday Pottery Classes (Intermediate+ preferred) with Bob Hackney – 6PM-9PM April 4 to May23. Cost for each session of classes is $140 for Valley Art members, $150 for nonmembers. Classes are on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Preferred Intermediate to advanced skill levels. No production work allowed. Students will throw on the wheel. Clay is $13-$15 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 bobalouche@gmail.com to register. Next session June 6 through July 25.

Sunday Pottery Classes (ages 16+) with Bob Hackney – Sundays April 2 to May 28. Cost for each session of classes is $140 for Valley Art members, $150 for nonmembers. Classes are on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for beginners and all skill levels. No production work allowed. Students will throw on the wheel and handbuild. Clay is $13-$15 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 bobalouche@gmail.com to register. (No class on Mother’s Day) Next session June 4 – July 23.

Kids Pottery listed below under Great Kid’s Fun

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Watercolor & Oil Painting class/workshop with Irilla Swanson

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Every first and third Tuesday, watercolor from 10 a.m. to noon; oils from 1-3 p.m.

Watercolor Class – First and third Tuesdays, May 2 & 16; June 6 & 20. Irilla_pic
OPB’s Artbeat-featured instructor Irilla
Swanson teaches adults watercolor painting from 10 a.m. – Noon. All materials are provided but you may bring your
own. Step-by-step demos for beginners; problem-solving and direction for experienced painters. Cost is $120 for the
three-month session ($20 per class). To register, email irillaswanson@comcast.net, or call 503-285-4399.

Oil Painting workshop/class – First and third Tuesdays, May 2 & 18; June 6 & 20. OPB’s Artbeat-featured instructor Irilla Swanson teaches adults water-soluble oil painting from 1-3 p.m. 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. Cost is $120 for the three-month session ($20 per class). To register, email irillaswanson@comcast.net, or call 503-285-4399. (May 2, May 16, June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 15)

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Guided Painting:

“Twigs and Eggs ~ Plover Nest” with Susan Curington

May 13th, 2017 – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“Twigs and Eggs ~ Plover Nest” lead by artist Susan Curington – Sat May 13, 10:00 a.m. A fun acrylic class with secret techniques. All materials provided with fee, no experience needed. $60+ $15 materials fee. 503-357-4844, susangrace@sunlink.net

 

Pet Portrait on Canvas

Pet Portrait on Canvas led by artist April Hoff 2 – 5 p.m. Sun May 21, ages 12+ This fun class will show you how to translate a simplified photo of your pet onto a popping colorful background creating a charming pet portrait. $45 per person ($40 Valley Art members/email for code) includes all materials.  Space is limited, register online http://www.artingales.org/select.html or email april@artingales.org.

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ONGOING GROUPS

Forest Grove Camera Clubcamera_club

September through May; first through fourth Wednesdays; 7:30 – 9:30 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 cberget@msn.com. Cost is $25 – Annual membership / $5 student / $10 Associate membership.

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Quilting Studio 101thread

– 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, 2022 Main St. Cost is $28/year for members and $43/year for non-members.

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TEAM ART: Creativity by Association

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon, May 11 & 25, and June 8 & 22

Team Art: Creativity by Association – Have FUN and bond with other artists second and fourth Thursdays of the month for Valley
Art members. Gather together with like souls to work on art or craft projects, pros or beginners. We’ll meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Come to the back door and ring the bell. (Front door open at 11 a.m.) Bring a project to work on. There’s a one-time yearly cost of $15 for a Valley Art membership. All help and inspiration is free! You will make new friends and learn new techniques. To register, email education@valleyart.org. Questions? Call 503-341-9701 for more information.

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Great Kid’s Fun

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. $20 each. Space is limited, online preregistration required, or email april@artingales.org.

Print 4 Kids – Second Wednesdays – 5 – 6 p.m. Artingales instructor April Hoff will introduce kids to various printmaking techniques each month, including some DIY at home methods that don’t require special tools. We will be using non-toxic printmaking inks and washable tempera paints to create colorful prints. Designed for kids 7-13, $15/class. Space is limited, online preregistration required, or email april@artingales.org.

Drawing 4 Kids – Fourth Wednesdays – 5 – 6 p.m. Artingales instructor April Hoff will guide students through a series of drawing techniques each month to increase confidence and skill in young artists. Designed for kids 7-13. $10/class. Space is limited; register online http://www.artingales.org/afterschool.html or email april@artingales.org.

Monday Clay Play this summer – 11a.m. – 12:30p.m. Kids hand building clay class with April Hoff. Students will build and glaze a variety of fun ceramic items each month. Materials provided, only meets three times per month to allow for firing time. Email april@artingales.org, $60/month [Meets June 5, 12, 19, July 3, 17, 24, August 7, 14, 21]

Save the Date – Kids Summer Art Camp, July 10-13. Registration details coming soon to valleyart.org.

Art Club for KidsMost Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Jun 15 – Aug 24. Education Chair April Hoff will guide students through art media each focusing on a new discipline each month. $15 per class, discounts for multiples. Art club is flexible enough to allow more experienced artists liberty to work on personal projects with materials, instructor guidance, and feedback. Space is limited; register online http://www.artingales.org/afterschool.html or email april@artingales.org [Also May session available online]

Thursday Summer Drawing Club from 1:00-2:30PM. April Hoff will guide students through a series of drawing techniques each class to increase confidence and skill. We will draw indoors and out, personal sketchbook will be provided for monthly+ participants. ($15 each or $100 for all 8) Online Preregistration Required, or email april@artingales.org.

Me & My Grown-UpWednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. with Education Chair April Hoff. Preschool Art (2 – 6 years + adult) Bring your little one and make art with kid safe materials and professional guidance. One grown-up per child required to participate, meets most Wednesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes. $12 per class includes child and adult. http://www.artingales.org/afterschool.html.

Fri-Date Nights – most Fridays in May and June, 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 online at http://www.artingales.org/afterschool.html. $10/hr.

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OTHER MEDIA:

Monotype Mondays – Join artist April Hoff for printmaking without a press, creating monotypes using rich non-toxic Akua inks. Lots of mark-making items on hand to experiment, but feel free to bring your own stencils and textured surfaces. Items should be disposable or non-stainable. $30/person/class or $25 Valley Art members includes all materials and enough paper to make 10 fine art prints. Members email for discount code. Most Mondays 1:30 – 4 p.m. or 6-8:30 p.m. Ages 12+. Space is limited, register online http://www.artingales.org/groupworkshop.html.

Senior Art Media Sampler – Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. May & June (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. $12 per class, all materials provided. Call April 503-929-4088 april@artingales.org.

 


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*Need-based scholarships are available for the class cost. Email education@valleyart.org to request assistance. All events and workshops take place in the Valley Art Gallery Workshop Space. Valley Art is located at 2022 Main St. in Forest Grove. Parking is available along Main Street and in the public parking lot located directly behind Valley Art, a half-block to the west. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stay up-to-date with Valley Art events at valleyart.org/events.

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6 thoughts on “Classes at Valley Art

  1. Hi, I am an artist and grandmother of two girls who are very into art ages 4.5 and 7. I am looking for some summer activities we can all participate in together. In the past, I took my kids to classes there and I was wondering if you have any classes weekdays going on this summer where we might be able to attend. Thanks

    • Annie,
      Valley Art will have art booths at two off-site events. The first is on Saturday, July 9th, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Forest Grove Public Art Festival of Fine Arts in Lincoln Park. We will be painting canvas banners
      The second event is Fiesta in the Park, Sunday, July 31 at Harleman Park in Cornelius, 3-6 pm. There are also food vendors, other activities and music after 6 pm.
      Thank you for contacting Valley Art.
      – Jeanne Levy, education chair

    • Melissa, are you looking for a class that lets your child draw from real life? (Objects/people) We can work to provide a class like that. What time(s) day(s) work best for your family?

    • Hi, Melissa. I don’t see that we responded, but maybe we emailed. A new Art Club will start in February, and we have drawing every 4th Wednesday. Thanks for considering Valley Art.

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