The Clay Studio and the Life Drawing Studio at the Hoffman Center complex present the result of their respective forms of art. Come and enjoy the opening reception on Friday August 31st, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show continues from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of the Labor Day weekend.
The gallery show is in the Hoffman House Studios building at 595 Laneda in Manzanita.
The Life Drawing Group has been meeting there since 2003. Artists come together to draw the live figure Sundays from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. If you are an artist interested in honing your skills in this time honored way, please show up any Sunday. The fee for the three hours is $15.
The Clay Studio at 594 Laneda is open to the public Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Thursdays 5 to 8 p.m. Kiln firings are done on a regular basis to move the process of forming and glazing clay to a finished product. Come in and experience the joy of playing with clay and discovering your latent artistic talents. The studio charges $2 per hour, and $2 for 2 pounds of clay. These prices include the eventual cost of glazing and firing. The Clay Studio will fire clay pieces created outside the studio for a nominal fee. Two or three times a year a special Raku firing is done outside using specific glazes for that process. Each piece turns out to have a finish that is a magical surprise.
The Hoffman Center Adult Clay Studio has expanded its hours. We are now open on the ‘SECOND SATURDAY’ of each month from 10:00am-2:00pm. As you probably know, we are also open on all Tuesdays from 10:00am-4:00pm and all Thursdays from 5:00-8:00pm. We hope to see you soon!
Our first Introduction to Clay Studio Class on March 28th filled up fast, so we’re adding another one on April 11th from 1pm to 3 pm.
This introductory class, led by Dee Koscheski and Kathleen Ryan, will familiarize you with the Hoffman Center clay studio and what is possible to create within it. A studio tour will be given, including an overview of the equipment, tools and guidelines. Dee and Kathleen will be giving demonstration of hand-building and wheel throwing.
Students will also have a chance to experiment with clay and learn how it behaves with the guidance of the two instructors.
Cost: $10, which includes 2 pounds of clay.
To register for the class, limited to 6 people, contact Dee at email@example.com or leave message at 503-368-3846.
Join Glenna Gray on Wednesday, March 21st from 1:00-3:00 pm in a fun introduction to the ancient art of ceramic mask making. After the introduction and demonstration, each participant will make their own mask which will be fired when dry. Mask makers then have the option of glazing their piece and having it fired in the kiln again, or taking it home to paint with acrylics. Absolutely no art experience of any kind is needed to take this workshop! Glenna has taught art in public schools at the junior high level, and facilitates art activities locally whenever possible. Masks are one of her favorites!
Class tuition is $20, which includes all materials, glazes and firing. Only 6 spaces are available. Email Glenna to register: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Hoffman Center at 503 368 3846 and leave a message. Class tuition must be paid in advance. Make checks out to Glenna Gray and mail to Hoffman Center, PO Box 678, Manzanita 97130.
This introductory class will familiarize you with the Hoffman Center clay studio and what is possible to create within it. A studio tour will be given, includingan overview of the equipment, tools and guidelines. Dee and Kathleen will be giving demonstration of hand-building and wheel throwing.
Students will have a chance to experiment with clay and learn how it behaves with the guidance of the two instructors.
To register for the class, limited to 6 people, contact Dee at email@example.com or leave message at 503-368-3846
Our first Hoffapalooza, held Saturday, July 23, 2011 was conceived as an opportunity to show off the wide variety of programs that go on at the Hoffman Center, and to show them off all at once. In a six-hour timespan we had hundreds of people come through the building. A frequent comment, even from full-locals, was, “I had no idea there was this much going on.” It was great to hear that. It meant we were successful.
The Hoffman Center Ceramics Program will offer two special multi-week classes during the month of August.
“Sculpting” will be held on Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. The tuition will be $55, which includes clay and firing.
“Coil Drums and Other Musical Instruments” will be held on Thursdays, beginning Aug. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. The tuition will be $55, and includes clay and firing.
Ilse Witterland will lead both classes. Witterland holds a degree in art and sculpture from Portland State University, and has shown her work in Portland and Lake Oswego galleries. She is also a member of the Portland Sculptors Guild.
Persons interested in attending either or both classes are asked to send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hoffman Center in Manzanita host its first Hoffapalooza Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to highlight and celebrate the programs and activities that take place at north Tillamook County’s art, culture and education center.
“We’ve been making physical and program improvements to the Center over the past few months and felt the summertime would be a great opportunity to show off what we’re all about,” said event organizer and board member John Freethy. “Considering the scope of what goes on here, ‘Hoffapalooza’ seemed a great name for the event.”
Visitors will be invited to explore a number of family-friendly activities, including clay, drawing, writing, reading, drama, music, letterpress, and book and paper arts. Program volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss each activity.
“Hoffapalooza” will also feature performances throughout the day by local musicians, dramatic or comic presentations, and raffle prizes. Local artists and students of the center will also have their art on display and for sale. There’s no admission to the event, however proceeds of the raffle and art sales go to the Hoffman Center operating fund.
Kathleen Ryan helps move into the newly remodeled clay room.
The Clay Studio at the Hoffman Center is back in action. Come on down on Tuesdays, 10 to 4, and Thursdays, 5 to 8 in the evening, to check out all the exciting changes. Now there’s more room for more participants, natural light from a new window, plus a dedicated sink for clean-up. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more pictures go to our page on Facebook: Hoffman Center Manzanita.
The Hoffman Center Open Clay Studio is open twice a week for anyone to come work on their projects. Hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants can purchase clay, plus there are a number of bisque pieces available to buy as well. All experience levels are welcome and a Studio Host is available to answer questions and offer tips. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost is $2 per hour, which includes glazing and firing up to the finished product. Clay is $1 per 2 pound section. For more information, contact Bruce Phillips at email@example.com.