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:

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. 

If you are interested in being added, please fill out the short form below.

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


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

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