Classes at Valley Art

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., classes may occur after hours. *Need-based scholarships are available for all classes. Visit Scholarships or email education@valleyart.org to request assistance.painter artist dog

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. Classes without enrollment are subject to cancellation.
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VALLEY ART Classes, Workshops & Groups

WORKSHOPS:

Marketing Bootcamp for Artists w/ Kerry Cobb – Saturday Sept. 9, 10am-1pm. This workshop is designed specifically for artists who wish to learn better techniques for marketing and selling their art. $35 per person. Space is limited to 25 students.  Instructor Kerry Cobb is the Executive Director of the Columbia Center for the Arts and has over 30 years of direct marketing, promotions, and public relations experience. She works with individuals as well as non-profit and for-profits organizations. To register: Mail a check to Kerry Cobb, PO Box 286, Mosier, OR 97040 by SEPTEMBER 1, 2017. Questions? Email kcobb@kcobbmarketing.com

Nature Scroll by Jeanne Levy

Jeanne Levy Nature Scroll

Nature Scrolls with Jeanne Levy – Notice the class date has changed to Sunday Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – combine your love of nature with your desire to create a piece of art truly your own. Use simple acrylic painting (no expertise required), some mark making with easy to use tools, a few simple stitches to attach mementos from the woods, and some gluing of various items. This one day class, from 10 am to 5 pm, with a one hour lunch break, costs $30. All materials are supplied. Bring nature items – dried ferns, shells, twigs if you have some you’d like to use. The instructor, Jeanne Levy, will have plenty to use. To register, send her an email (femminismo@yahoo.com) with “nature scroll” in the subject line.

Capture the Light for a Magical Night! w/ Amy Nack, Saturday Oct. 7, 10am-4:30pm  When evening draws near, lanterns have a way of making any space a little more magical. Using the Speedball Gel Printing plate we will produce delicate printed papers using professional quality Akua inks for creating a four-sided reversible hinged lantern inspired by contemporary paper artist, Helen Hiebert. After printing, we

Luminary lanterns by Amy Nack

Luminaries by Amy Nack.

will hand cut card stock panels and build a small wooden frame for assembling our gorgeous, hand crafted lantern to illuminate your beautiful prints! Break out the LED candles or display in a window in the style of a small Shoji screen. Participants are encouraged to bring their own stencils or natural objects for personalized markmaking, however plenty will be on hand.

 

Sharpie and Pastel Selfies Saturday Oct. 21 1-3pm, Ages 6+ April Hoff leads kids and adults through a simplified Sharpie and pastel selfie that turns out with surprising results. $15 VAA members, $20 non-members. Email april@artingales.org  for  member discount code. Register by Oct. 19, artingales.org. [this is a change from what was posted in the WashCo Arts Guide]

April Hoff "Scene" linocut

April Hoff “Scene” linocut

Introducing Linocut w/ April Hoff – Saturday Nov. 12, 1:00-5:00pm. Learn to carve small scenes on linoleum blocks and print them. All materials provided. Preregistration required. Email april@artingales.org ($45, $40 VAA members with code)

 

 

Guided Painting:

“Playful Poppies” by Susan Curington

“Playful Poppies”  with Susan Curington ~ Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. -4:30 p.m.  Poppies are a summer flower, but with the gray Oregon weather we all could use a bright spot of sunshine!  Using Acrylic paint, various mediums and a few secret techniques, you’ll be guided step by step. No experience necessary. Non-Painters and Painters welcome. All Art materials provided ~ canvas, paint, mediums, brushes, etc. You’ll go home with a finished painting! $75 includes all supplies. Preregister Susan Curington 503-357-4844  https://www.susancurington.com/events

“Beach Grass” with Susan Curington ~  Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

"Beach Grass" by Susan Curington

“Beach Grass” by Susan Curington

Using Acrylic paint, various mediums and a few secret techniques, you’ll be guided step by step. No experience necessary. Non-Painters and Painters welcome. All Art materials provided ~ canvas, paint, mediums, brushes, etc. You’ll go home with a finished painting! $75 includes all supplies. Preregister Susan Curington 503-357-4844  https://www.susancurington.com/events

"Sand Dollar Serenity" acrylic painting by artist April Hoff

“Sand Dollar Serenity” by April Hoff

“Sand Dollar Serenity” Saturday Nov. 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Paint a serene sand dollar acrylic with April Hoff, all materials provided. $55 VAA members, $60 non-members. Email april@artingales.org  for discount code. Register at artingales.org. or email.

Pottery Classes

Monday Adult Pottery, August 21 –  October 9 , 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Monday evening Adult Pottery for any level from 6:30pm – 9:30pm beginning 8/21/17 to 10/9/17. Focus is on handbuilt pottery. Contact Christine at huraytc@gmail.com to register for class. Cost 115 members/ 125 non-members. Clay and tools extra. [New Monday session begins Oct. 16]

Tuesday Pottery Classes (Intermediate+ preferred) with Bob Hackney – 6-9:30PM Oct 3 – Nov 28. This session’s special project: Making a Dinner Service. Cost for each session of classes is $140 for Valley Art members, $150 for nonmembers. Classes are on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Preferred Intermediate to advanced skill levels. No production work allowed. Students will throw on the wheel. Clay is $10-$24 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 Tuesday session begins Dec. 5]

Thursday Pottery Classes (ages 16+) with Bob Hackney – Thursdays Sept 7 – Oct 26, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost for each session of classes is $140 for Valley Art members, $150 for nonmembers. 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 bobalouche@gmail.com to register. [Next Thursday session starts Nov 2]

Saturday Adult Pottery, August 26 – Oct 14, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with Christine Hurayt. Cost is $125.00 for members and $135.00 for non-members. Learn to throw pottery on the wheel. For beginning to intermediate students. Bring a friend and get $10.00 off tuition. Clay and tools are additional cost of $10 – $24. Contact Christine at huraytc@gmail.com or call 971-200- 0843 to register for class. [Next Saturday session begins Oct. 21]

Sunday Pottery Classes (ages 16+) with Bob Hackney – Sundays Oct 1 – Nov 26. 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 all skill levels. No production work allowed. Students will throw on the wheel and handbuild. Clay is $10-$24 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. [Next Sunday session begins Dec 3]

Kids Pottery listed below under Great Kid’s Fun

Open Studio is for currently enrolled students and instructors/assistants to work outside of class time. Visit our Pottery Studio Page for a calendar of Open Studio times.

 

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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, July & August. 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, July & August. 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.

NEW EVENING WATERCOLOR CLASS. New Tuesday evening watercolor class for those
interested. You must contact Irilla to enroll. irillaswanson@comcast.net, or call 503-285- 4399.

 

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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. *some Wednesdays start later due to gallery events. Cost is $25 – Annual membership / $5 student / $10 Associate membership.

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Quilting Studio 101thread

– Fridays, 9 a.m. – 12:30 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, Aug 25, Sept 8 & 22, Oct 12 & 26

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.

WIP by Cole Donnell

After School Clay for Kids – Fridays* 4-6PM, Handbuilding for all school-aged kids. Sept. & Oct.  Students will build and glaze a variety of fun ceramic items each month. Return students may get opportunity on wheel. All materials provided, only meets three times per month to allow for firing time. Email april@artingales.org, $60/month (*Does not meet first Fridays of the month)

Art Club for KidsMost 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Sept – May. Education Chair April Hoff will guide students through art media each focusing on a 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 or email april@artingales.org

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-Up2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10-11 a.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, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes. $12 per class includes child and adult. Register Online  [1st class Sept. 12]

Fri-Date Nights – 1st Fridays beginning in Oct. (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. Preregister online at http://www.artingales.org/afterschool.html. or text 503-929-4088 for availability. $10/hr.

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OTHER MEDIA:

Monotype by April Hoff

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, email april@artingales.org.

Drawing Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. – Valley Art welcomes drawers aged 14+ and all skill levels, most Tuesdays. Sketchbook and drawing supplies provided. $25 first class, $15 each additional. Register at artingales.org or email april@artingales.org.

Senior Art Media Sampler Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  (55+ only). 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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