Summer workshop series with Heather Andrews

Are you looking for something fun and interesting to do this summer? Join us for our science/art series which will be held at the Art-O-Maddic Gallery in Canby!

We will start the series off on Wednesday July 26th at 5pm with a class on composting where we will learn all about the science behind converting table scraps into healthy soil. We will then get to make edible “compost cakes” and decorate pretty containers for holding scraps destined for the compost pile.

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Make a Mixed Media Kitchen Chicken with Holly Kroening (July 9, 2023)


Ages: 10 and Up

Join Art-O-Maddic artist, Holly Kroening for an afternoon of making a mixed media “Kitchen Chicken.”

You will go home with a 16 x 20 canvas mixed media of bright colors and your creative touch. She will support each individual step-by-step. Everything you need to make the “Kitchen Chicken” is included except you will need to bring the following:

  • Your own good pair of seeing scissors that come to a point (JoAnn Fabrics)
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Decorate a native bee house and start your own mason bee colony! (March 11th, 2023)

Join us for a fun-filled workshop Saturday March 11th from 1-2pm at the Art-O-Maddic Gallery where we’ll learn all about native bees.  These insects play essential roles in maintaining a balanced ecosystem, and are important for pollinating all kinds of plants. But did you know that we have over 4,000 native bees right here in North America, and that many species nest in the ground or plant stems?

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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; 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:

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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