Recorder Classes (for ages 16+)
Jan
14
Mar 25

Recorder Classes (for ages 16+)

BEGINNING RECORDER

Find your passion for the recorder by learning this timeless instrument in the comfort of a small group. Begin with note reading, fingering, tuning, and simple songs to play.  The recorder is the perfect instrument to keep your fingers moving and your brain active! 

Please bring your own recorder:  C recorder (soprano & tenor) or F recorder (alto & bass).  Aulos, Yamaha, and Mollenhauer brands are preferred (see links below).

Study materials:  Neuman Recorder Method book and CD.

COURSE FEE: $60
INSTRUCTOR: Cindy Markham
Saturdays, 11:15 – 12:15
January 14, 28; February 11, 25; March 11, 25


INTERMEDIATE RECORDER

Enter the next level of the recorder’s repertoire, where the pieces are more challenging. Play in an ensemble where technique and musicianship will further develop.  The recorder is the perfect instrument to keep your fingers moving and your brain active! 

Explore playing both C recorders (soprano & tenor) and F recorders (alto & bass), or focus on one set of fingerings. Please bring your own recorders; Aulos, Yamaha, and Mollenhauer brands are preferred.

Study materials:  music is provided by the instructor

Pre-requisite:  Completion of the beginning recorder class or knowledge of fingerings (either C or F recorders) and an intermediate sight-reading level. Permission of instructor may be required.

COURSE FEE: $60
INSTRUCTOR: Cindy Markham
Saturdays, 11:15 – 12:15
January 14, 28; February 11, 25; March 11, 25


Need a recorder? Here are some recommendations. Please avoid translucent, colored recorders.

Alous: Recorders for Education | The Guitar Center: Recorders Yamaha Instruments

For more information about the recorder, visit the American Recorder Society.

 

 

Beginning Ceramics (for ages 18+)
Mar
7
May 2

Beginning Ceramics (for ages 18+)

Have you ever wondered what you can make with clay?  Through hand building techniques, you will learn how to make both functional and sculptural clay works of art using coils, slab, extruding, carving, and manipulation of forms.  Beginning wheel throwing techniques to create bowls, cups, mugs and lidded vessels will also be available.  Surface design processes using underglazes, wax resist and glazes will also be explored.  

Clay and Tool Kits are available for purchase at the front desk before class.


SPRING SESSION 1
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 1/3 – 2/21                                                                                      

SPRING SESSION 2
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 3/7 – 5/2                           

Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding (for ages 16 +)
Mar
7
Apr 25

Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding (for ages 16 +)

Introduction/Intermediate
Learn the art of throwing pottery forms on the wheel, along with trimming, basic principles of firing and glazing techniques. Small class size ensures the help you need to achieve and improve your skill level.  Class will explore using larger amounts of clay to form sculptural and altered forms on the wheel. We will also learn to throw off the hump and combine hand-built techniques to wheel thrown forms. This includes pottery baskets and pots with handles. This course is flexible and can begin at your skill level, when you can come. 

Clay and Tool Kits are available for purchase at the front desk before class.


SPRING SESSION 1
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 1/3 – 2/21

SPRING SESSION 2
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM |  3/7 – 4/25

Landscape with Oil Painting (for ages 16+)
Mar
18
Apr 22

Landscape with Oil Painting (for ages 16+)

This six-week adult course offers an introduction to landscape painting with oil paints. Working from life and photographs, students will explore basic painting principles such as color, shape, light and more. Along with traditional technical painting skills, this course also provides an exploration of painting as an expressive response the the landscape. Within this course, students will learn skills that allow them to experience the Oregon landscape in a new and exciting way. No prior experience necessary.

Experience the fun and expressive form of landscaping while learning new ways to create with oil paints with local artist, Nicole Williford.


COURSE FEE: $175
INSTRUCTOR: Nicole Williford
Saturdays, 10:00AM – 12:00PM | 3/18 – 4/22

MELT Length & Strength Workshop (for ages 18+)
Apr
1
1:00 pm13:00

MELT Length & Strength Workshop (for ages 18+)

This workshop will go over the basic MELT sequences using the MELT balls and rollers and introduce participants to the MELT Strength techniques. Experience with the MELT Method is not required, but participants should be able to get up and down from the floor. 
The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to begin reducing the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living.

MELT Strength targets key muscles of the spine, hips and shoulders to help participants identify inefficient movement patterns and strengthen the key stabilizers.


COURSE FEE: $40
INSTRUCTOR: Jean Leavenworth
Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM | 4/1

Figure Drawing (for ages 18+)
Apr
4
May 2

Figure Drawing (for ages 18+)

This figure drawing from life class will allow participating artists to work expressively with charcoal, graphite, ink, and experimental media. Working from a nude model with a focus on gestures and expressive mark making, students will learn unexpected ways to transfer the body onto paper.  Studio sessions will begin by working from mirrors and examining your own facial structure. Once the movements and geometries of features are considered, the remainder of the workshop will engage the full figure. The body can be seen and drawn in different ways and the class will touch the surface on many of those methods.

Experience the fun, expressive and experimental media while learning new ways to work from the body with Portland based artist, Sagan Newham.


COURSE FEE: $180
INSTRUCTOR: Sagan Newham
TIME: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00PM | 4/4 – 5/2
 

Printmaking for Collage Workshop (Ages 18+)
May
13
10:00 am10:00

Printmaking for Collage Workshop (Ages 18+)

Hand-Printed Papers for Collage w/Marcy Baker

Create a collection of vibrant, patterned papers using oil-based printing inks. Stencils and foam printing plates are made during the workshop and then used to build layers of luminous inks on a variety of papers.  This process is immediate and enjoyable, with lovely results. All materials are provided, but if you have stencils and/or stamps you’d like to include, bring them along. Wear an apron or smock appropriate for oil based inks. Bring a snack or light lunch. 

Marcy Baker is a printmaker, painter and collage artist. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and is included in the collections of Hallmark and Kansas Wesleyan University. Baker has taught monotype and collage at Multnomah Arts Center and in private studio workshops for over 10 years, and at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology for the past four years. Her workshops provide a supportive environment for students of all skill levels.

Course Fee: $90


SPRING WORKSHOP
COURSE FEE: $90
INSTRUCTOR: Marcy Baker
Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | May 13th