Upcoming Classes

March 11-12, Sat-Sun
9am – 4pm

If you want just the right mix of theory, technique and experimentation for learning, this class is for you! This 2-day workshop is packed full with good design principles to make ANY painting successful (the theory part), along  with tricks and tips on how to paint inspiring skies and landscapes in pastel (technique).

Amanda notes that “skies set the mood for any painting, and water makes up 70% of the earth’s surface, so it’s time to learn to paint them!” She will teach you her techniques to paint both essential elements for your landscape paintings.

This generous instructor will share all her knowledge of how to paint with pastels, including how to use different techniques on different surfaces to achieve different results.  Amanda will demonstrate and teach 3 different techniques that she has developed with pastel, allowing you to try different papers and surfaces for different results.
 1- Value study directly on her favorite paper (La Carte or Art Spectrum paper).
 2- Wet underpainting technique using oil paint and/or pastel with denatured alcohol.
 3- Creating your own surface with Painting a sanded gesso to a board or metal.

Amanda will also have you do some loosening up exercises to open up your creative pathways to push you to make more spontaneous, painterly mark making. This workshop has been very popular with our pastel students. Sign up quickly to secure your spot!

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March  25-26,  Sat-Sun,
9 am – 4 pm
$230 (includes model fee)

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.

During this two-day workshop we will mix a full range of harmonious, portrait-perfect colors, to simplify your painting process from start to finish!  Working from a live model, we’ll delve into likeness, composition, and brushwork, with quick exercises and longer duration paintings.  Sarah will demonstrate her painting process, and provide individual instruction and critiques.

Artists of all levels welcome. Instruction will be in oils, but students may paint in acrylics if they prefer. Please no water-mixable oils.

Ages 15+.
Maximum of 10 students.


Instructor:  Sarah Sedwick

Ongoing Classes

Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3 & 17
Mar 3 & 17, Apr 7 & 21
May 5 & 19, Jun 2 & 16

9am – 10:30am
Panera Bread, Hillsboro, 7202 NE Cornell Rd.
Free  – Registration is not necessary.

A time for artists from the community to gather at Panera Bread to share artists’ interests. Books, articles, techniques, and news about upcoming art events. Artists share their work and have a choice to request a critique or not.  Artists from the community are invited to join in and mingle with Sequoia artists. Come, drop in!  A no host event. (more…)

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March  1, 8, 15, 22
April  5, 12, 19, 26

May  3, 10, 17, 24
June  7, 14, 21, 28

10 am-2pm
$35 per class
To register, contact Royce

Paint the canvas of your choice from landscape to animals and from portraits to still life.  Royce Kugler will work with students individually, guiding students with composition, color selection, and application while students work on their independent projects.  Demonstrations and individualized assistance are given.  Beginners to advanced.

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


Jan 16 is cancelled for ice/snow
Jan 16 & 30,  Feb. 13 & 27
Mar 13 & 27, Apr 10 & 24
May 8 & 22, Jun 12 & 26 

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