Make a peacock spider card and learn about arthropods that woo their Valentine with Heather Andrews (February 11th, 2023)

From dances to gift giving, some insects and spiders have creative ways of asking the age-old question “Will you be my Valentine?” Join us for an afternoon of fun where we will learn all about arthropods that woo their valentine.

After the lesson we will make peacock spider valentines. These spiders do a very intricate and flashy dance for their sweetheart. We will have all kinds of craft foam, paper, glitter, pipe cleaners and much more so that you can make your spider as fancy as you wish!

Location: Art-O-Maddic Gallery in Canby
Cost: $45
Date and time: 1-2pm Saturday February 11th
This class is for ages 6 and up

We will have 12 spots available, and parents are welcome to join their children.

Map Questing-Landscape Collage Using Maps with Susan Schenk (February 19th, 2023)

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In-person with Susan Schenk
Sun, Febuary 19, 20239:00am – 5:00pm
All Levels

If you’ve made abstract collages, you are ready to take mixed media to a new level. Learn to use torn and cut maps and magazine pages to create striking, realistic landscapes. Discover how to use recycled paper as if it is paint to create a unique work of art. You will be guided through the technical challenge of making realistic renderings from recycled materials, and produce one or two frame-ready works of art.

Learn more about Susan Schenk

Wintering-in with Spiritual Intent (January 11th, 2023)

As we break into the new year, we may find ourselves uninspired in this dark, damp month. We’ll come together to explore creative ways we can bring sacred light into our lives. Taking a look at images of light, we’ll create our own with oil pastels, acrylics and ink. We’ll pause to meditate on bringing this glow inward and extending it outward into our communities and world. 

Date: Wednesday January 11th   Time: 10am – 12pm

Leader: Denise Andersen Cost: $25 per personRegister through the Franciscan Spiritual Center. francisspctr.com

The class will be held at St. Catherine Hall on the former Marylhurst College campus.  3159 Furman Dr., Marylhurst, Oregon

Woodcut Printing Demonstration at OSA (November 10th, 2022)

In-person with Jef Gunn

Thursday, November 10 | 4:45 – 5:45pm | Free

Woodcut, or wood block printing, is just about the world’s oldest printmaking method. It’s very basic, and yet powerful images are possible. On November 10, Jef Gunn will demonstrate how it’s done! In one hour, he’ll show us the basic process: from laying out the design, cutting the block, inking it and printing it by hand. There will be some discussion of tools, design, cutting process and printing process.

Register For Free Here

Free Mini Workshop with Mitzi Kugler

I’m having a free mini workshop for making Christmas ornaments. I will provide the materials and my time if you would donate something to the Oregon Food Bank. I will have a box to put the donation in at the time of making the ornaments.

Up to a group of six at one time.
Only one needs to sign up for the group and how tell me how many others will be coming.
I will send out a video about the process.
This is for a one-hour mini workshop – one per person.
I have time slots all different times.

Please contact me at; mitzikart@gmail.com and I will send you dates and times available.

If anyone has a blood borne disease or are on blood thinners, you may come and watch the fun. Yes, glass can cut. I take all precautions, but accidents do happen.

Come and have fun!

Mitzi Kugler

Silver Soldering Workshop with Sue Woodworth (November 16th, 2022)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2022 AT 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ages: 18 and Up (Due to the 450-500+ heat of the soldering iron and molten metal)
$65.00 (all soldering materials included)


Learn the art of soldering with Art-O-Maddic artist, Sue Woodworth.

In this workshop, you will learn some of the basic techniques, tricks, and safety in working with 500-degree solder. The solder Sue uses is not your “plumber’s solder” but a solder with a kick of “Silver” in it. A hot soldering gun and we are off. We are going to melt solder to a lovely molten state and make it flat and shiny. Then make puddles of hot solder and stamp designs with red rubber stamps. All soldering materials will be supplied.

We will create dots and connect fun metal charms and maybe some rhinestones to it. These will be easy simple projects that will “WOW” your friends and you’ll want to make more. You will go home with some soldered earrings that have been jazzed up by you!

Please bring: An old cookie sheet tin to have as your work mat. Wear an old shirt, jeans and maybe bring an apron. Occasionally a small spat of solder wants to jump ship.

Read full detail and register

Demo: David Hooten: How to Photograph Your Artwork

IN-PERSON DEMONSTRATION

Oct 13, 2022

Thursday | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Oregon Society of Artists – 2185 SW Park Place, Portland, Oregon 97205

Join OSA for an evening to learn how to photograph your artwork. Whether you’re using your smartphone or a digital camera, you’ll learn how to create high quality photographic images of your 2-D artwork. David’s demonstration will cover both high-end lighting solutions as well as using natural sunlight to create well-lit images that showcase your work at a professional level. Each attendee will leave with solid techniques to improve their artwork documentation and understand what photography options will best suit their personal needs and budget. 

Decorate a mask and learn about insects that wear disguises!

By Heather Andrews

In the spirit of Halloween we will be learning all about insects that wear disguises to blend in or stand out. Did you know that some insects actually cover themselves with leaves, twigs or even poop to hide from predators?

After learning about these creative creatures we will decorate Halloween masks. We will have all kinds of supplies, so let your creativity run free! Students will also receive several beautiful illustrations that they will get to take home and decorate. 

Cost: $40

Date and time: 6:30-8pm Wednesday October 26

This class is for ages 6 and up 

We will have 13 spots available, and parents are welcome to join their children.

Please follow this link to sign up for the class: https://www.artomaddic.com/events

About the instructor: Heather Andrews is a research entomologist at Oregon State University.  She works at a university extension office in Aurora where she studies growing practices in orchard crops that minimize their negative impact on the environment while maximizing yield.  In her free time Heather makes jewelry, draws and also plays the harp.

Tie dye and learn to garden with beneficial insects!

During this workshop we will learn all about the good insects in your garden and how to encourage their presence. We know about how great ladybugs and praying mantids are, but did you know there are many more awesome insects out there that can help eat those pesky caterpillars and aphids? Students will also receive several handouts that contain helpful resources and information on beneficial insects and pollinators.

Then we will tie dye! There will be PLENTY of vibrant colors available, and we will have several different tie dye styles that students can choose.  Bandanas will be provided, and if students would like to decorate an additional item they are welcome to bring a piece of cotton clothing that has been washed.

Cost: $50

Date and time: 6:30-8pm
Wednesday June 8th

This class is for ages 6 and up

Please visit this site to signup:
https://www.artomaddic.com/events

About the instructor: Heather Andrews is a research entomologist at Oregon State University.  She works at a university extension office in Aurora where she studies growing practices in orchard crops that minimize their negative impact on the environment while maximizing yield.  In her free time Heather makes jewelry, draws and also plays the harp.

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