May 5, Sat
10 am – 2 pm
$50

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.

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June 9, 10 -Sat, Sun
9 am – 4 pm
$200

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.
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June 16, Sat
10 am – 12 pm
$50

Got an itch to try painting with vibrant colors that will make your eyes light up and say, “Howdy”?

Maybe you’ve never heard of alcohol ink, or perhaps you have seen it and have wanted to explore this fairly new medium to add it to your art tool box?  Perhaps you have walked around Sequoia Gallery and have been drawn to the brilliant colors of one of Sue Swain’s art pieces and have said, “I can do that!”  Well, now’s your chance to have a taste playing with alcohol inks. You don’t have to be an artist at all!

Beginning Alcohol Ink is a popular workshop that will allow you to explore painting with ink and 91% alcohol on various substrates (surfaces) that will be provided.   It’s relaxing and enjoyable to watch the ink morph into something totally different from what you anticipated. You will tap into the intuitive side of your brain that you’ve put aside or perhaps not known was there, and leave with a memory, pleased with what YOU have created.  Who knows, this class might reveal that YOU really are an “artist.” It might even encourage you to take steps to develop as an ink artist. or just plain have fun creating in the luxury of your own home.
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June 24, Sunday
12:00 am – 5:00 pm
$80

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.

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July 15, Sunday
12:00 am – 5:00 pm
$80

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.

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Aug 12Sunday
12:00 am – 5:00 pm
$80

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.Note: If you mail in your check, please include phone number and email address for contact information.

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.

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Sept 9, Sunday
12:00 am – 5:00 pm
$80

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.

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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.

 

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b.burbidge.NewInsight-2NOTE: Spring Break: No Life Drawing from March 27 through April 8
Mondays, 1-3:30 pm
March  26, April 9, 23,
May 7, 21, June 18 (no session on June 4)

Tuesdays, 7-9:30 pm
 April 17, May 15, 29
June 12, 26


$10 per session
Drop in!  No preregistration needed.

 



Meet and MingleApr 6 & 20, May 4 & 18
June 1 & 15, July 6 & 20
9am – 10:30am

Panera Bread, Hillsboro, 7202 NE Cornell Rd.
Free  – Registration is not necessary.
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