Hoffman Presents Carolyn Gate’s Watercolors

The Watercolors of Carolyn Gates
Artists’ Reception August 4 | 3-5
Show continues Fridays & Saturdays  | 3-5 through August 27
Hoffman Gallery | 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

The Hoffman Center for the Arts will present the watercolors of Eugene artist Carolyn Gates during the month of August.

Gates, a frequent watercolor teacher at the Hoffman Center, studied watercolor with Satoko Matouji at Lane Community College in Eugene as well as with premier watercolorists Carol Carter and Judy Morris.

The work in this show was inspired by her travels in Hawaii, California, and Oregon. In these paintings of tropical flowers and Oregon sea life, she distills the relationship of shapes, colors and patterns into visually pleasing abstractions of her subjects.

Carolyn says of her work “I investigate beauty, shape and color and in doing so, hope to uncover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.”

She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil. Gates has had several shows around Oregon. Gates lives with her husband and their cat, Nibbles, in Eugene.

 

 

Three Artists “Re:Invent” at the Hoffman Gallery

Three north coast artists who have reinvented themselves through creative endeavors later in life will be featured at the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery in Manzanita during the month of August.

The artists — L. Levering Thomas, T. J. Morris, and Barry Calvarese – will be on hand for an Artists’ Reception Friday, Aug. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The show, formally entitled “Re:Invent,” will remain up for viewing during regular Gallery Hours – Fridays and Saturdays, from 3 to 5 p.m., — through August 26, plus times the Center is open for other events.

“Some of us dream of a future that’s very different from our present,” said the trio in their show description. “All three artists in this show began to seriously voice their art mediums at an age when friends are spending more time with grandchildren or traveling. We believe we are all seeking to discover what really matters to us through our art.”

Levering went back to get her BA in art, graduating at age 55 from Marylhurst University. Morris began to explore portrait painting after a medical setback. Calvarese is developing a property locally where he can create.

“All three of us are passionate about expressing our creative voice and sharing our journeys of becoming better artists with friends, family, colleagues, and the public,” they said.

Levering works with fluid acrylics on wood, and mixed media. Morris works in oil. Calvarese creates ceramics, mixed media, and encaustics.

Monoprinting

Wednesday and Thursday | August 30-31, 2017 | 10am – 4pm
Diana Crain, Instructor
Hoffman Center for the Arts

Visiting California Artist Diana Crain will conduct a Monoprinting workshop where participants learn to create an image on a slab of clay through the use of slips, stenciling, and transfers.  Colorants are applied and the image is then “printed” onto artist paper.

A spontaneous and approachable medium – anyone can create an exciting work and take it home with them after the workshop!

No experience is necessary for this class 

The cost is $80 for 12 hours of instruction, clay and access to all the tools needed.  A $15 materials fee will be due the instructor on the first day of class. Space is limited to 12 students.

Sign up online by using the Add To Cart button below or by mailing your $80 check for “Monoprinting” to P.O.Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon.

For more about our talented guest instructor, see this link for more information

Questions? Contact us at: hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Create vibrant, colorful mosaic art for the garden!

Mosaic Workshop
Saturday
, Aug. 5 – 9am to 5pm
Sunday, Aug. 6 -10am to 4pm

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a two-day workshop, Mosaic for the Garden, August 5 and 6, led by Jennifer Kuhns, a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. Tuition will be $150, with a $35 materials fee.  Registration deadline is July 28.

This workshop is great for the beginner as it will cover the basics for exterior and garden mosaics. It will include information on the entire mosaic process from substrates appropriate for exterior use, their preparation, fixatives, setting, grouting and sealing. Students will create a garden mosaic ornament using glass tiles on a stepping stone.

Kuhns creates original mosaic art panels and custom architectural installations for private, corporate and public space. She says her work celebrates nature and the human experience and that she is committed to environmental sustainability using reclaimed and recycled materials whenever possible. Her many workshops include teaching mosaic classes for the Seattle Mosaic Arts Association. Her work has been displayed throughout Washington and Oregon.

MINIMUM STUDENTS:  5 | MAXIMUM STUDENTS:  20

 Register for the class using the Add to Cart button below.

Strengthen Your Paintings Class offered on July 8-9, 2017

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a two-day “Strengthen Your Paintings: The Foundation of Composition and Value” workshop the weekend of July 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Led by Eugene-based Carolyn Gates, a frequent Hoffman Center instructor, the class is designed for students age 18 and up. Beginning level is fine. Some drawing skills preferred, but not necessary.

Tuition for the workshop will be $100, with a possible materials fee. The class will be limited to 10 students.

“Strengthen Your Paintings” will focus on concepts that are foundational to the art. “Day 1 will cover the elements of good composition. These are the bones of any painting,” said Gates. “Day 2 will explore value, the lights and darks, which are the muscle behind what makes a painting really work.”

“This class will include both lecture and hands on application of the concepts,” she added. “It is geared to the beginning student who wants to delve a little deeper. Examples and demonstrations will emphasize watercolor, but other mediums can also benefit from this class.”

Gates studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, Calif., and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. She won a commission in 2004 to paint the Stations of the Cross for a permanent installation at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church outside Portland.

She has been awarded several private commissions in watercolor and colored pencil and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Interested persons can register for “Strengthen Your Paintings” via the “add to cart” button below. The deadline for registration will be Friday, June 30.  Contact hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net after June 30, to see if there are still spots available.  

Questions about the “Strengthen Your Paintings” can be addressed to Gates at carolyngates@comcast.net. Her website is www.cmgates.com.

 

 

Shaping Your Watercolors Workshop on June 10-11, 2017~ Carolyn Gates

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day “Shaping Your Watercolors : Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners” class Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, students will learn basic concepts of creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques.

The concepts will be applied to painting from life and painting from photographs. The class is designed for adults 18 and older, beginning level. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.

Gates studied watercolor with Satoko Matouji at Lane Community College in Eugene as well as with premier watercolorists Carol Carter and Judy Morris.

She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil. Gates has had several shows around Oregon and has taught a beginning watercolor class at The Hoffman before. She says she enjoys helping people find their own voice of expression by sharing concepts that are fundamental to producing strong paintings.

“I investigate beauty, shape and color and in doing so, hope to uncover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.”

Gates lives with her husband and their cat, Nibbles. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cmgates.com.

Tuition will be $100, with an additional $4 materials fee for paper.
Students must bring materials from the materials list below.
Register by June 5th using the Add to Cart button below.
Contact hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net after June 5th to see if there are still spots open.

Materials List
Any of these materials are easy to find online at either Jerry’s Artarama (www.jerrysartarama.com) or Dick Blick (www.dickblick.com)

 Paper
140# Arches Cold Press paper will be provided for all class projects. (Materials fee)

Sketch book
Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

Brushes
Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford. I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

No 12 round, No 8 round, No 4 round, 1″ flat (optional), 1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint
Bring any transparent watercolor paints that you have (NOT Gouache or Acrylic). The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):
1 Yellow (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)
1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)
1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)
1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)
1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

If you want to buy new watercolors, I recommend using “Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour” My suggested palette for the beginner is:
French Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna
Aureolin (Yellow)
Cadmium Red
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays. It has a nice mix of warm and cool tones.

Other Supplies
Palette: to put your paint on, and mix colors

HB Pencil
Kneaded eraser
2 plastic water containers (for example: Nancy’s yogurt containers)
Paper towels
Masking tape

Small spray bottle (optional)

For Day Two:
Photographs
On day two we will be painting from photographs. Please bring 2-3 photographs that you would like to work from. If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color.

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but also somewhat simple, perhaps a photo with one main subject matter, i.e. a flower, a bird, your pet, a still life, a vignette of a few objects.

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic sculpture of Sher Davidson

June 2 — June 24
Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5pm

We are very pleased to announce that the colorful and evocative ceramic sculpture of Sher Davidson will be featured and available for purchase during June in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery.

An artists’ reception will be held on June 2 from 3pm to 5pm and will continue through June 24 on every Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5pm.

Class: Expand Your Digital Creativity on May 6, 2017

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer an “Expand Your Digital Creativity” workshop Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wes Cropper, who taught a digital arts class at the Center in 2014, will lead the workshop. He lives in Portland. Fellow artists Jim Hockenhull, of Salem, and Lorraine Richey, of Portland, will accompany him.

Tuition will be $55, with a $25 materials fee. The class is designed for students 12 and up, and is limited to 20 participants.

“Expand Your Digital Creativity” will cover the basic parameters of digital arts, hardware and software needed for different approaches, starting concepts, narrative content, specific images and goals, and flow of process.

Participants will be encouraged to bring examples of work they have done, even if it’s little more than an enhanced photograph. Suggestions will be offered on ways to take things further, using whatever devices and apps are available. Group discussion will be encouraged at every stage of class.

Examples of Cropper’s art are on display at the Center in the Hoffman Gallery until May 6.

Cropper’s website is www.udoart.com.

Hockenhull’s website is   www.jimhockenhull.com/about.html.

Richey’s website is www.lorrainericheyphotography.com.

 

Questions about the class can be referred to cropper at wes@provenmedia.net.

Images pictured above by artists from left to right: Wes Cropper, Jim Hockenhull, Lorraine Richey

Gallery to Feature Artist Cathi Howell

Works by Manzanita artist Cathi Howell will be featured at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita beginning Friday, Apr. 28 and running through the month of May in the Center’s Gallery.

The show will include pastel drawings, samples from her fabric designing years, and figurative works in mixed media, in addition to a portfolio of samples from other works, including watercolors and drawings.

Howell is a retired arts educator, arts entrepreneur, and studio artist. She specializes in mixed media/brush, pen and ink/drawing, printmaking and other surface design techniques and collage.

Howell has taught arts in the public schools as well as part-time in community colleges both in Portland and Bend. For over 20 years she owned and operated retail ventures that specialized in clothing, gifts, and accessories with a strong focus on handcrafted Oregon original designs.

Upon retiring from the “arts related” business, Howell returned to studio work full time and began “Fine Art Textiles,” creating one of a kind hand designed and produced fabrics selling to specialized galleries.

She and her family have been part-time residents of Manzanita since 1994. Since 2009, Howell has served as a community advocate volunteer teaching art at both alternative and underserved schools.