February 23, 24  Sat & Sun
9am – 4pm with lunch-break
$200.00

Join us for two days of painting in the studio where we will infuse our art with a renewed energy grounded in the dynamic interplay of color. This class promises to surprise and delight as we learn to trust our expressive instincts and strengthen confidence under Michael’s artistic leadership.  Oils or Acrylics are OK

What you will receive:
-Valuable One-on-one instruction. Michael tailors his teaching to meet you where you are
-Syllabus, materials that will include nearly everything covered in the workshop to help you remember the lessons learned and practice individually after the workshop
-Opportunities to help you loosen up so you can fearlessly and playfully “attack your canvas with the fervor of a swordsman.” (Michael says this with a big smile and his signature humor.)
-Tips and Tricks to put more energy into your paintings and add expression to your work-Enhanced artistic confidence to take new risks with color, shape, line and value

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March 7, Thurs.
1:00 – 4:00 pm
$60.00

Make a custom plate, bowl and mug

What we’ll do
We will make a bowl, plate, and mug or drinking vessel from scratch. I will teach you hand pressing and slab techniques. You will understand the stages of clay along with patterns and design will be discussed. You will be assisted throughout the whole process and encouraged. You can use my collection of over 200 handmade pattern stamps and letters to personalize your work or to add a favorite phrase.
We will be producing all three pieces in one sitting. The work won’t be ready to take home right away. I will fire it and glaze it your desired colors. All finished ceramic ware is oven safe, microwavable and dishwasher safe. The work will be ready for pick up in 21 days.If you can’t pick up your work up and need it shipped, I will have a mailing label ready for you to fill out after class. We can calculate your works shipping rate that night using my computer and shipping estimator.This engaging class is fun to do with a small group of friends, or on your own, as I will make sure you are comfortable and inspired. Each session is limited to 5 students.

Artist Biography (click on Learn More)

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March 9, Sat.
3:00 – 6:00 pm
$60.00

Make a custom plate, bowl and mug

What we’ll do
We will make a bowl, plate, and mug or drinking vessel from scratch. I will teach you hand pressing and slab techniques. You will understand the stages of clay along with patterns and design will be discussed. You will be assisted throughout the whole process and encouraged. You can use my collection of over 200 handmade pattern stamps and letters to personalize your work or to add a favorite phrase.
We will be producing all three pieces in one sitting. The work won’t be ready to take home right away. I will fire it and glaze it your desired colors. All finished ceramic ware is oven safe, microwavable and dishwasher safe. The work will be ready for pick up in 21 days.If you can’t pick up your work up and need it shipped, I will have a mailing label ready for you to fill out after class. We can calculate your works shipping rate that night using my computer and shipping estimator.This engaging class is fun to do with a small group of friends, or on your own, as I will make sure you are comfortable and inspired. Each session is limited to 5 students.

Artist Biography (click on Learn More)

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Sept 21, 22, 23 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$300

Go From Thumbnail Sketches to Watercolor Completion.

Portland artist, Yong Hong Zhong holds a major in Illustration and minor in Art History from The Pratt Institute in New York. As a career artist, Yong has completed work for Disney Animation Studios and MTV Animation Studios.

Yong’s plein air watercolor paintings have earned top recognition at competitions in each state along the west coast as well as New York. Sequoia is fortunate to have Yong leading this small workshop which will fill up quickly. Maximum 12 students

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Charcoal drawing by Robert Schlegel

Mondays, as listed:
Jan 7 & 21
(Feb 11 cancelled due to weather)
Feb 25

Mar 11 & 25
Apr 8 & 22

1 – 3:30 pm

 

Join us for drop-in untutored classic life drawing.
Poses vary from 1 to 45 minutes in length.

Tables available and a few easels.  $10 model fee


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