Sequoia Gallery + Studios now has the Fran Richards Scholarship Fund to aid and encourage artists to develop their craft. Need-based scholarships are available to help with class tuition.


Sept 20, 21, 22 (Fri, Sat, Sun) 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thanks, everyone for your enthusiasm! The workshop is full.
If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Sequoia Gallery,
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.  503-693-0401

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

See Schedule and Supply List below with Learn More button

Fall watercolor by Mary Lehner

November 16, 17  Sat, Sun
10 am – 4 pm

Freshen up your watercolor painting with a still life workshop

Are you ready to take your painting skills to the next level and bring passion to your watercolors?
Join Mary Lehner to explore fresh ways to invigorate your style.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Mary will demonstrate and discuss the journey from static to lively interpretations in watercolor. This class is not so much about technique as it is about letting the watercolor medium work to your advantage by slowly learning to “go with the flow.”

Students will:

• Paint from from still life elements provided by the instructor
• Learn to “see” the subject matter in a new light
• Layer paints to keep colors fresh and not muddy
• Use looseness and color contrast to enhance dimensionality
• Use light, shadow, color reflection and composition to learn to paint in a visually expressive and interpretive style

Supplies to Bring
• d’Arches 140lb cold press or similar — no larger that 1/2 sheet
• Your regular supplies: pencil, kneaded eraser, sketch paper, paints,  brushes, water container, palette, etc.
• I will be making paint color/brand and brush type suggestions once I see what supplies you have
• Phone/camera to take a photo of the still life

About the Artist

In her work, Mary plays upon the magic of light and its manifestations as her pieces radiate passion through subtle prisms of color and contrast. Her land and seascapes exude the freshness of the Plein Air style, capturing the immediacy of the moment. Her still lifes interpret the elements before her in a fresh and energetic fashion.



The Rohn Rider, 22×28

July 9, 17, 24, 31 (note: July 9 is a Tues. class)
Aug.  7, 14, 21,28
Sept. 9, 17, 24, 31
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23
Nov. 6, 13, 20
Dec. 4, 11

Wednesdays, 10 am-2pm | $35 per class
To register, contact Royce – 503-649-3969

Royce Kugler will work with students individually, guiding students with composition, color selection, and application while students work on their independent projects. Beginners to advanced.

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

Charcoal drawing by Robert Schlegel

Mondays, as listed:

Aug 5
Aug 19
The August 19 class has been cancelled, look for new dates coming in Sept.
Sept. 16
Sept 30
Oct 28

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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