October 20
6:30-9:00 pm


Come to Sequoia and have a blast Painting Your Masterpiece. Barbara Mason, our board president and well-known printmaker will provide fun instruction of this iconic Paul Klee cat image. Other Sequoia artists will be on hand to support you in painting your own masterpiece as part of the on-going celebration of Sequoia’s 10-year anniversary.

This is a great opportunity for you and your friends to have a good time, create a work of art you can be proud of, and also help Sequoia continue its non-profit mission.  Come by yourself, or come as a group, either way you will enjoy a fun, relaxing time as you paint.

We provide the art teacher, helpers and gallery-wrapped canvas with all the supplies.  We also throw in a little wine, beverages, and some snacks.  You provide $30 and your willingness to try!  No experience necessary!

Space is limited to 10 students ages 16 and over.

Nov 11, 12, Sat, Sun
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$220 (includes model fee)

Do you love painting people but struggle with capturing a likeness or mixing beautiful flesh tones? Would you like to work from photos but feel the resulting paintings lack that spark of liveliness? Do you want to loosen up your brushwork and be more free to experiment with color in your portraits?

During this two-day workshop with Eugene artist Sarah Sedwick, we will focus on these and other aspects of portrait painting, working from a live model with a simple palette of three colors plus white. There are many benefits to using a limited palette, and these four colors – Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, and Ivory Black – famously used by Swedish painter Anders Zorn – create especially beautiful skin tones. The alla prima painting style, in which a work is begun and finished in one or two sittings, while the paint is still wet, is lots of fun and perfect for exploring the portrait in oils.

A combination of demonstrations, short exercises, and longer-duration paintings will familiarize you with Sarah’s approach to the portrait. Instruction will be in oils, and students are encouraged to use them in class, but acrylics are also welcome. Water soluble oils are not recommended. Beginning to advanced artists welcome.

Space is limited to 10 students ages 16 and over.


Meet and MingleOct 6 & 20, Nov 3 & 17
Dec 1 & 15

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

Free  – Registration is not necessary.

Sept 25
Oct 9, 23

(watch for future dates)

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