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.

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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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Calling All TRAG members Who Offer Classes, Workshops, or Private Teaching!

Starting this May, a new section on the TRAG website will feature all members who offer classes, workshops, art demos, or private teaching. 

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Upcoming Workshops and Classes at Red Trillium Gallery

Pointillism Class with Parris Foley
Jun 27, 2020

Vintage Tag Journal with Camille Ainsworth
Jul 11, 2020

“Van Gogh’s the starry night” Class with Renee Chaffee
Jul 11, 2020

“Lavender Fields” Beginner Paint Class with Renee Chaffee
Jul 12, 2020

Using Nichiban Tape as Masking with Mary Elle
Jul 13, 2020

Garden Stake Workshop with Phyllis Flury
Jul 18, 2020

Intro to Photoshop for Photographers Class with Patrick Campbell
Jul 18, 2020

The Magic of Silk Painting with Linda Swindle
Jul 19, 2020 – Jul 20, 2020

Felted, Fused & Funky Fun with Linda Swindle
Jul 21, 2020

Magic of Watercolor Class with Bonnie Moore
Jul 23, 2020

ANJI GRAINGER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP APRIL 2020

For Release February 10 to April 1, 2020
Contact: Jean Hauge, jhauge47@gmail.com
ANJI GRAINGER WORKSHOP 

All water media artists are invited to the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society (SWWS) sponsored workshop with Anji Grainger from April 8 – 11, 2020. Elements of Texture & Design is the title of this workshop to be held at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 2400 Grant Street, Vancouver, WA.

From Anji . . . “As an instructor, I teach technique rather than a specific project. I focus on building skills that apply to all types of painting, from abstract to representational art. This way the student can use what they learn in their own creative style.”

In this workshop we will create dynamic, textured patterns by employing nontraditional techniques using plant materials, herbs, salt, stones and other elements. We will see how watercolor pigments react and leave beautiful patterns on our surfaces.

Seating is limited  – register now. For Registration contact Rita Bingham at ritabing65@gmail.com. Or visit www.swwswatercolor.org for more information on the Spring Workshop. The cost is $350 (SWWS member) or $400 (non-member).

“Nature’s Jewels” by Anji Grainger