Upcoming Classes

a.houston.lastglowOctober 29 & 30, Sat & Sun
10 am-5pm

Learn to paint with pastel medium from photo references exploring different surfaces, from a variety of sanded pastel papers to their own prepared boards. Amanda Houston will walk you through the various techniques that work best on each surface.Learn tricks and tips to loosen up as well as techniques on how to create beautiful landscapes, focusing on skies and water. Create a number of small experimental pieces in just one day. Previous experience helpful but not necessary.

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Sedwick_Cracked with a Spoon 8x8November 12th & 13th
9 am – 4 pm

Would you like to create more realistic paintings, while loosening up your brushwork at the same time?  Are you confused by the color wheel, and looking for a simpler, more logical approach to color mixing?  I can help you with that!

This fun and intense two-day workshop will focus on the essentials of realistic painting (value, color, and brushstrokes), with an emphasis on keeping your work loose and painterly.

We begin with value – the dark and light relationships between objects.  Working in black and white is one of my favorite ways to paint – I frequently do black and white oil sketches in preparation for my paintings.  We’ll spend one day on black and white, detour through complementary colors, and then move on to a three-primary color palette, mixing up a full spectrum from three tubes of paint. Working with a limited palette has so many benefits, and can be applied to portrait, still life, landscape – or any kind of painting you want to do!

This workshop is still life based, and instruction will be in oils, though acrylics are more than welcome.

All levels welcome, ages 15+.



Kleier PerspectiveNovember 18th 2016
9 am – 4 pm

Line Perspective is one of the greatest art techniques of all time to create the illusion of space in a flat drawing or painting.  From the Renaissance masters, this seemingly difficult subject can be really easy to understand in this relaxed workshop.

– Sketchbook and drawing pencils
– kneaded eraser
– 12” ruler or straightedge
– good size newsprint sketchpad
– medium hardness charcoal
– optional: easel (table or floor)

Tualatin MarshDecember 3rd
8 am – 4:30 pm

“Painting Water with Observing Eyes” is a one-day workshop on painting water (ponds, lakes, and streams).   Any medium welcomed. Demos will be in Pastel or Oil.

Painting this elusive and liquid element can be an artist’s biggest challenge, but it can also give you wonderful results.

Learn the qualities of light on water, depth, transparency, reflections and all considerations when painting water.  Brenda will teach you how to see water, what to look for in water, and simple effects you can use with your chosen medium to make the water read as water.


  • Bring your painting supplies and a drop cloth.
  • Extra panels would be helpful
  • Sketchbook for notes and sketches
  • Portable easel
  • Water bottle or something to drink for hydration.
  • A sack lunch or lunch money. (great restaurants in walking distance too)
  • Bring a selection of photos of water. (No photos from published works please, due to copyright issues.)  I will also have an extensive collection of water photos to choose from.

Ongoing Classes

Sept 2 & 16, Oct 7 & 21
Nov 4 & 18, Dec 2

9am – 10:30am
Panera Bread, Hillsboro, 7202 NE Cornell Rd.
Free  – Registration is not necessary.

A time for artists from the community to gather at Panera Bread to share artists’ interests. Books, articles, techniques, and news about upcoming art events. Artists share their work and have a choice to request a critique or not.  Artists from the community are invited to join in and mingle with Sequoia artists. Come, drop in!  A no host event. (more…)

r.kugler.Event82snowglow-300x235August 3, 10, 17, 24
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 12, 19, 26 

November 2, 9, 16, 30
December 7, 14  

10 am-2pm
$35 per class
To register, contact Royce

Paint the canvas of your choice from landscape to animals and from portraits to still life.  Royce Kruger will work with students individually, guiding students with composition, color selection, and application while students work on their independent projects.  Demonstrations and individualized assistance are given.  Beginners to advanced.

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To Register please contact Royce directly.
Phone: 503-649-3969

b.burbidge.NewInsight-2September 26,
October 10 and 24,
November 14 and 28

1-4 pm
$9 – with a tip jar.
Drop in!  No preregistration needed.