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 at the gallery, online (education@valleyart.org), or contact the instructor to save a spot.
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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.

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.

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.

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)

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Watercolor & Oil Painting class/workshop with Irilla Swanson

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Every first and third Tuesday, March 7 & 21; April 4 & 18., watercolor from 10 a.m. to noon; oils from 1-3 p.m.

Watercolor Class – First and third Tuesdays, March 7 & 21; April 4 & 18.. 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, March 7 & 21; April 4 & 18. 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.

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“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

 

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ONGOING GROUPS

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September through May; second, third & 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, March 9 & 23, and April 13 & 27,

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 Kids’ Fun

Me & My Grown-Up, Most Wednesdays 10:30 -11:30 a.m. 
Bring your little one and make art with kid safe materials and professional guidance. Preschool Art (2 – 6 years + adult). One grown-up per child required to participate, price includes the child and grown-up. Meets most Wednesdays, $12 pair, preregistration required Online Registration. Wear art-making clothes.

Kid’s Art Club February through May (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thursdays) 5:30-7 p.m. Ages 7-17
Artist April Hoff will guide students through art media each 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thursday 5:30-7PM at Valley Art, focusing on a new discipline each month. March is painting month. $15 per class, $40 per month. Art club is flexible enough to allow more experienced artists liberty to work on personal projects with materials, instructor guidance, and feedback. Scholarship applications available from Valley Art. VAA members email your membership number in advance for discount, april@artingales.org. Register here: http://www.artingales.org/afterschool.html

(5-week session) Saturdays, April 1-29 11am-12:15pm
Art Media Sampler introduces artists to a new art media each week with just enough time to sample the technique with a project that may carry over to the next week’s media lesson before completion. Best suited to 2nd grade and higher. $65 Valley Art Members, $75 non-members. Members email ahead of time for $10 discount code, april@artingales.org. Register Online, email or call 503-929-4088.

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. Parents, you are welcome to run an errand but return promptly by 5:30 to respect later classes. $20 each. Scholarships available through Valley Art. Space is limited, Register Online,  or call April 503-929-4088. November – May

 

 

Drawing 4 Kids – Fourth Wednesdays – 5 p.m.-6 p.m. artingales student drawing yellow bunnyArtingales 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. Scholarships available through Valley Art. Space is limited; Register Online, or call April 503-929-4088. (March 22, April 26, May 24)

Printing 4 Kids – Second Wednesdays – 5 p.m-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.  Scholarships available through Valley Art. Space is limited, Register Online, or call April 503-929-4088.
(March 8, April 12, May 10)

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OTHER MEDIA

Woven Boho Bag with Valerie Donley

boho bag by Valerie DonleyWoven Boho Bag with Valerie Donley – Thursday, May 11, 1pm-5pm. 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/

 

Monotype Printmaking

Monotype Mondays – 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. most Mondays –  1:30-4:00 p.m. 1st Mondays (Ages 12+)

Join artist April Hoff for printmaking brayerstranspwithout 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 objects such as doilies, lace, stamps, unique cookie cutters, die cuts, and textured surfaces. Items should be disposable or non-porous non-staining. $30/person/class includes all materials and enough paper to make 10 fine art prints. Extra paper usually available for purchase. Scholarships available through Valley Art. Runs most Mondays.  Space is limited, register online http://www.artingales.org/select.html, email april@artingales.org or call April 503-929- 4088.

Pet Portrait on Canvas

Pet Portrait on Canvas led by artist April Hoff 2 – 5 p.m. Sun April 9, 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.  (Also available May 21) Space is limited, register online http://www.artingales.org/select.html or email april@artingales.org.

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Workshop

 

Portrait Watercolor

Daryl Nelson will teach “Paint a Selfie” – Wednesdays & Thursdays Apr 5, 6, 12, 13, 1-4PM Learn to paint a watercolor portrait using your own likeness first, no pressure to represent a loved one your first go. Four day class meeting Wed & Thurs April 5, 6, 12, 13 from 1p.m. to 4p.m. Bring your materials, or some extra on hand. Come with an 8.5 x 11 printout of a straight on selfie. Register at education@valleyart.org. FREE! However we will gladly accept donations to our storefront repair project.

 

Fine Art Serigraphy (screenprint)

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 or email 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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