March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 12
10am – 12pm
$75 for all six classes

Join mixed media artist, Pat Krishnamurthy (Sequoia Studio #2) for a fun and fearless, six week course in Beginning Mixed Media Art Journaling. Pat will share her “toolbox” of materials and techniques for creating depth and interest in your journal pages. In the first class, you will make the pages of your journal. You will then learn techniques for creating interesting backgrounds that eliminate the fear of the white page. In subsequent weeks, Pat will provide creative inspiration for your journal pages while teaching you how to layer materials to create complexity and depth. By the end of the class, you will have finished a covered, multi-page, loose leaf, visual journal filled with your thoughts and ideas. You will have also learned a wonderful new way to relax and “go with the flow”.

April 15, Sunday
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop will be an introduction to silk painting using the serti technique. We will talk about technique, using resist/gutta, color application and blending, salt technique, setting the colors and all that good stuff in plenty of detail. You’ll paint a handkerchief to get used to the process, and then an 8 x 54 inch scarf. I’ll borrow your pieces to set the colors and get the finished pieces back to you a few days later.

Ages: 15 to adult (under 15 with a parent)

Maximum 6 students

All supplies included for the class. If desired, you can purchase a silk painting kit to take home, containing dyes, resist, squeeze bottle and brushes, for $25 at the class. Not required.


May 5, Sat
10 am – 2 pm

Beginning Book Binding: Exploring the Japanese Ledger Book


The Japanese Ledger Book is a fairly easy book to put together. Once the design is understood, the size can be adjusted to personal preferences. Students will work with basic bookbinding skills: measuring, cutting and gluing of paper. We will learn to do corners and perform some easy sewing to bind this book.

Catherine will discuss the grain of paper and the use of various glue types. Paper for the text and cover will be provided as well as needle and thread.

During this one-day workshop, students will craft their own Japanese Ledger Book similar to the example shown. Catherine will guide us through adhering paper to the book chipboard, arranging the paper and binding the book together using traditional hand book-binding means.

Her instruction will be informed by recent travels to Japan where books have a different form factor than in the US. Students can expect to leave the class with a functional and beautiful book that can be used as a container for drawing and text.


June 9, 10 -Sat, Sun
9 am – 4 pm

Paint looser and bring more realism to your paintings at the same time during this workshop with Eugene oil painter Sarah Sedwick. End color confusion, and take a simpler approach to paint mixing and palette organization.

We begin with value – the dark and light relationships between objects – which is the essence of realistic painting. Working in black and white is also a great way to focus on fundamentals.  We’ll talk about complementary colors and learn how color temperature affects our paintings. Then we will move on to a three-primary color palette, mixing up a full spectrum from three tubes of paint! Working with a limited palette has 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.

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

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 recognitions 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.



b.burbidge.NewInsight-2NOTE: Spring Break: No Life Drawing from March 27 through April 8
Mondays, 1-3:30 pm
March 5, 19, 26, April 9

Tuesdays, 7-9:30 pm
March 13, April 17, May 15

$10 per session
Drop in!  No preregistration needed.


Meet and MingleJan 5 & 19, Feb 2 & 16
Mar 2 & 16, Apr 6 & 20

9am – 10:30am
Panera Bread, Hillsboro, 7202 NE Cornell Rd.

Free  – Registration is not necessary.

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