Wheel Class

Wheel Throwing Workshop
Friday, February 23 | 
1:00-4:00pm
Fee: $35
Instructor: John Zogg 

The Hoffman Center Clay Studio
in Manzanita will offer
Wheel Throwing

Workshop covers basic clay art and throwing principles, introduction to the studio’s throwing equipment, and plenty of hands-on practice time.

The cost is $35 which includes three pounds of clay and three hours of instruction, plus use of all tools needed.  The fee also includes glazes and kiln firing of your work.  The cost for follow-up work time at the studio is only $2 per hour.

Space is limited, so sign up online TODAY using the Add to Cart button below or by sending an email to hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

 
Studio hours:
Tuesdays and Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am-8:00pm

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Alcohol Ink Workshop

Alcohol Ink Workshop
Instructor: Margaret de Haas van Dorsser
Saturday, April 21 | 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: $45 | Materials: $40
Registration Deadline: April 16

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a one-day “Making Exciting Fluid Beauty” workshop in April, for students 18 and older.

Portland artist Margaret de Haas van Dorsser, known nationally for her beautiful landscape designs, has explored many forms of art.  She says her latest interest in alcohol inks has “sent me on a creative journey to experiment in making art that is freer and fluid.”

The use of ink and ink washes is an ancient art. Alcohol ink, a vibrant and breathtaking medium, opens a new and wonderful fluid art form for artists of all levels. Alcohol inks come in a wide range of colors that can be used on many mediums such as glass, metal, tile, ceramic, and paper. The versatility of alcohol ink attracts artists fabricating jewelry, decorating ceramics, or glass, multimedia crafts, or painting fine art.

Using the unique medium of alcohol ink, students will create one-of-a-kind works of art on tile, and also experiment with alcohol ink on Yupo, a new type of plastic paper. Each participant will go home with a kit and several finished pieces.

The workshop will meet Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition will be $45.00 plus a materials fee of $40.00.

All materials are provided, and students are encouraged to bring a paint shirt or apron to protect clothing, and gloves to prevent hands from staining.

Interested persons can register for “Making Exciting Fluid Beauty” using the Add to Cart button below.

Paper Gone Wild 2.0 – Quilling Class

Quilling Class
Paper Gone Wild 2.0
Saturday, May 5 | 10 am to 3pm
Registration Deadline | May 1
Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita

 

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a one-day
Paper Gone Wild 2.0” quilling class in May for students 18 and older.

Led by award-winning quilling artist Kim Nickens, the class will meet on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition will be $30 with a $20 materials fee. The class is limited to 15 students.

Students will use quilling tools and paper to create delicate, intricate and unique artwork. The class will teach basic Quilling, with a focus on the technique called Scrolling, and if time allows, jewelry. Each student will leave with a completed project, card, pendant and piece of art. Students will keep their quilling tool and basic kit.

The term ‘Quilling’ is thought to come from the origin of the art in which bird feathers or quills were used to coil strips of paper around. The art is thought to have originated in ancient Egypt or China. In later years, quilling was practiced throughout Europe as a leisure activity of the affluent.

Nickens is an artist inspired by Quilling. She has traveled throughout the Northwest showing her work at many art festivals. She received the Brooten award in Idaho and her work was selected to hang in the new Kootenai Technical Education Campus. Her art work can be found in many galleries, including The Alberta Street Gallery in Portland, Currents Gallery in McMinnville, Oceanic Arts in Newport, Blue Heron in Florence, and The DragonFire Gallery in Cannon Beach.

Interested persons can register online for “Paper Gone Wild 2.0″ using the Add to Cart button below.

 
Refreshments will be served in the workshop.

Questions about the class can be referred to Nickens at papercutkim@aol.com. Her website is www.papercutkim.com

 

 

 

Author Deborah Reed will lead a weekly Novel-Writing Group

Deborah Reed ~ 10-week novel-writing group
Starting March 21
Fee $350
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita 

Is that novel you’ve talked about forever still sitting back burner or hidden in a drawer? Are you well along in the process but stuck, not really sure how to proceed? Or do you have a lot of bits and pieces started without a clue of how to move forward?

Now the author of six novels, Deborah Reed still remembers those feelings, of wanting to write a novel, of working on one, but not really working smart. She helps writers move forward more effectively.

Reed will offer a ten-week novel writing workshop, beginning March 21, 2018. The class will meet every Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. Interested writers will need to apply. See instructions below for information on how to apply.

This workshop will cover the importance of effective structure, rhythm, pacing, and texture, with an emphasis on finding your book through exploring voice, viewpoint, and characterization. We will also cover the more elusive and finer sensibilities of depth, meaning, theme, and nuance where the emotional ties of a novel pull the reader in, keep her turning the page, and cause her senses to resonate with its worth long after the final page has been turned.

Most importantly, each student will be guided according to his or her own vision and needs. You will be provided with instructor feedback on submitted workshopped pages, including a summarized statement, as well as written feedback on your pages from fellow writers. Each writer will have the opportunity to submit pages twice, at a minimum, during the ten weeks, depending on the size of the group.

Deborah is the author of four literary novels, most recently, The Days When Birds Come Back, published January, 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her other novels include Olivay, a Bustle magazine pick of the year for 2015; Things We Set on Fire, which sold over 100K copies in the first six months; and Carry Yourself Back to Me, an Amazon Editor Pick of the year for 2011. She has also authored two popular thrillers under the pen name Audrey Braun.

Deborah holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing and is co-director of the Black Forest Writing Seminars at the University of Freiburg in Germany. She teaches creative writing at workshops around the U.S. and in Europe. She lives on the Oregon coast.

The cost of the workshop is $350 per person. Your acceptance email will include detailed information on registration and requirements including one pre-first class assignment for the course (a one-page synopsis of your novel.)

To Apply For the Workshop:

  1. Please submit a writing sample of no more than ten pages, double-spaced.
  2. All submissions must be received by February 25, 2018 to be considered.
  3. No more than ten people will be accepted, so please apply early.

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Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage

Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage Workshop
Astoria artist Patti Breidenbach
Saturday, February 3 | 10am–4pm

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a one-day “Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage” workshop Saturday, February 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Led by Astoria artist Patti Breidenbach, a former junior high and high school art teacher, the class is designed for students age 18 and up. Beginning to professional artists are welcome.

Tuition for the workshop will be $80, plus a $20 materials fee. The class will be limited to 10 students.

“Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage” will focus on creating art using paint, collage, stenciling and fabric. Participants will be able to apply these methods and techniques to future works of art. Students will leave with a finished 8×8 piece of art.

“The goals are to introduce another way to interpret personal thoughts and personal environment while lifting the perceived limitations of materials,” said Breidenbach.

“Ergo the freedom of feeling there is no wrong way,” she added.

Although all materials are provided, students are encouraged to bring any materials that they want to use such as their own acrylic paints, brushes, stencils, or fabric.

Breidenbach, who has a BFA in Jewelry Design, is also a certified high school teacher. She is the former Executive Director of the Granville Arts Council in Oxford, North Carolina. She enjoys teaching oils, watercolor, ceramics, drawing, paper making and book binding, and basket weaving.

Breidenbach says “Art is very personal. What you see on the canvas is the soul of the artist. Reflections on crazy current events have led me to a lighter and somewhat whimsical interpretation of my world. That, or stick my head in the sand!”

Register online by clicking on the Add To Cart button below. Deadline for registration will be Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Questions about the “Mixed Media Acrylic Painting & Collage” can be addressed to Breidenbach at pattiannb123@yahoo.com.  A sampling of her art can be found at http://www.astoriavisualarts.org/patti-breidenbach.html

 

Botanical Drawing Workshop

Botanical Drawing Workshop
Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Feb. 10 | 1:00 to 4:00pm
Apr. 28 | Aug. 25 | Oct. 20 | Dec. 1
noon to 4:00pm

CLASS IS FULL


We will reopen registration after February 10th for the April class.

 

 

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer five Botanical Drawing classes throughout 2018, starting Saturday February 10. The first workshop will be Botanical Sketchbook, followed by spring, summer, fall and winter sessions.

Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, the series of workshops will focus on drawing from nature while being inspired by changing seasons.  The workshops can be taken independently or as a series. Each workshop will have a different seasonal focus while emphasizing sketching from observation. Students will experiment with new techniques, study botanical accuracy and the learn the importance of self-expression. The series is designed for students 18 and up, and all skill levels are welcome.

The first workshop will focus on keeping a botanical sketchbook. In this workshop, students will engage in creative, meditative, and structured exercises to dive into this practice. In this foundation class, students will learn sketching, measuring, tonal/shading, application, color blending and layering, and composition ideas. Using pen, graphite and color pencils for sketching and combining and adding text will give students the tools to embrace their personal style and use a sketchbook to record their botanical journey. By the end of the first class, students will complete several entries in their sketchbooks and will walk away with ideas on how to continue throughout the year.

Tuition is $45 per session, or $150.00 for all five sessions ($30/per session). Choose the number of sessions from the drop down menu below and then click on the Add to Cart button.

Class Options

Classes will be held February 10, from 1:00 to 4:00pm; and April 28, August 25, October 20, and December 1, from Noon to 4:00pm.

Haber-Lehigh’s art and teaching explore the ephemeral beauty of nature, magic of native plants and human connection with plants. She holds degrees in Art, Indigenous Studies, Spanish and Education. She authored two ethnobotanical coloring books. Her workshops are engaging, inclusive and fun. They are designed for all levels and abilities. She is currently working on a Diploma in Botanical Illustration through the Society of Botanical Artists in London. She has taught students whose age ranged from 10 to 90+, and of all artistic abilities in public schools, community colleges and art centers.

Supplies: Bring a sketchbook, graphite pencil (H or F), Pigma Micron 01 black pen, kneaded eraser, and a set of artist quality color pencils. Haber-Lehigh will have available for purchase: Tombow graphite pencil H – $1.25; Pigma Micron 01 black pen – $2.75; Strathmore sketchbook 6” x 8” – $5; Kneaded eraser – $1.

Materials Available:
Manzanita: Salt & Paper
Free Hand 
Astoria: Dots ‘N Doodles
or online

Haber-Lehigh’s website is www.dorotahaberlehigh.com, and she can be contacted at dorota@iinet.com

Sketchbook Class is Back in January 2018

Living the Sketchy Life is back!

CLASS IS FULL
Instructor: Renee L. Delight
Fridays ~ January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2018 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Tuition is $80 4 classes | $75 any 3 | $50 any 2
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a four-session “Living the Sketchy Life” workshop in January 2018 for adults—beginners to experienced.

Led by Manzanita artist Renee L. Delight, classes will meet Fridays, January 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  Tuition is $80 for four classes, $75 for any three, and $50 for any two

 

As before, the class will cover drawing fundamentals, materials and supplies, experimenting with different drawing mediums, developing a sketchbook habit, and creative problem solving—all through the enjoyable use of a sketchbook. It will also encourage and develop a very deep and joyful way of engaging in the world around us. All sketching, and drawing will be done from life and all skill levels welcome.

Delight is a plein air painter and avid sketchbook user. She received training in classical realism at the Ashland Academy of Art, and can often be found painting year-round on the beaches along the north Oregon coast. Her work has been featured in several arts shows both locally and in Portland, OR. She currently lives and gardens in Nehalem, Oregon.

Materials List: (Salt and Paper or Free Hand in Manzanita; Dots ‘N Doodles in Astoria; or online at http://www.dikblick.com or http://www.jerrysartarama.com.)

  • Sketchbook: 5”x8.5” is recommended, but no larger than 9”x12”. Strathmore’s Mixed Media sketchbook is suggested.
  • Drawing Pencils: Staedtler Mars Lumograph HB and 2B pencils. At least one of each.
  • Small kneaded eraser.

Optional materials:  watercolor pencils; brush pen or water pen such as Niji brand, (there are several brands, and any will do); and any other drawing mediums that students want to try.

Questions about the class can be referred to Delight at r.l.delightfineart@gmail.com. Her website is www.rldelight.com

Ingrid Thoft to Read from Duplicity

 

Ingrid Thoft will read from her latest book, Duplicity
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Doors open 6:30 pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Admission: $7

Duplicity is the fourth in Thoft’s series with Boston-based P.I. Fina Ludlow.

Thoft’s first book Loyalty sold to rave reviews. Her second in the series Brutality was awarded the Shamus Award for best P.I. novel by the Private Eye Writers of America. The Fina Ludlow books are now “in development” for a TV series on ABC. The Boston-based investigator has been compared to V.I. Warshawski, and Kinsey Milhone, even Lisbeth Salander.

“Thoft is an entertaining storyteller, and her quirky
protagonist’s the equal of any male gumshoe.”
—Kirkus

Thoft was born in Boston and is a graduate of Wellesley College. Although always wanting to be an author, her first real-life job was at a radio station in coastal Massachusetts, ripping wires and running the board for a Sunday talk show. She’s worked in human resources at Harvard, and did a stint with an interactive software company.

She wrote two novels about an amateur sleuth that did not sell. When she decided an amateur sleuth character led to limitations, she decided to focus on a professional Private Investigator instead. In order to create a believable P.I. character, she enrolled in the Private Investigation certificate program at the University of Washington.  Thoft lives in Seattle with her husband.

Following Thoft’s reading and Q&A in the evening, we’ll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local or visiting writers will read 5 minutes of their original work. The suggested (not required) theme for the evening’s Open Mic is “Mystery and Murder.”

Thoft will teach a workshop titled “Mastering Murder” 
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Tuition is $40

Want to demystify the process of writing a mystery?  We’ll examine the guts of the modern mystery and help you make progress on your idea or manuscript.  How do you craft a suspenseful plot?  Create memorable characters?  Make it realistic?  Write from the viewpoint of an assassin? And knock your readers dead?  Join Ingrid and find out!

Register using the Add to Cart button below.

Emergency Preparedness Presentation

Emergency Preparedness presentation
Art of Aging/of Dying
November 14 | 3 to 5 pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Admission: $5

How prepared are you personally for local emergencies large or small in our town?

Come hear Emergency Volunteer Corp members Margaret Steele, M.D. and Linda Cook help us learn how to become better prepared for all types of emergencies.

They will discuss common emergencies such as short-term power outages, floods, trees down, as well as major emergencies like tornados and earthquake/tsunami as well as medical emergencies. Having seen the people affected by the recent floods, hurricanes and fires, this information is particularly timely.

Dr. Steele will help us understand medical aspects of emergency preparedness, including stockpiling at least 30 days of your medications, and how to personalize a First Aid Kit.

She will discuss basic health information, including important symptoms not to ignore, when to call 911, when to go to the ER or Urgent Care, and when to wait for a routine appointment with your doctor.

Linda Cook will show two examples of Go Bags and discuss how to supplement what you already have or to start new. She will also make suggestions as to what to have in needed supplies for Shelter in Place for longer-term emergencies.

They will be here to answer all your questions so that you will be able to leave feeling more empowered by learning what you need to do before the emergencies happen.

The event will be held at Hoffman Center for the Arts; 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR from 3-5 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  There is a $5 fee to attend.

If you’d like to be on an email list for the Art of Aging and Art of Dying announcements, email telaskinner@gmail.com

The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave). For more information contact Tela Skinner, at telaskinner@gmail.com

 

 

Needle-Felted Sculpture Workshop

Needle-Felted Sculpture Workshop
Saturday, November 4 | 10am to 4pm
Instructor: Jeanine Rumble
Tuition: $40 (all materials included)
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue

Explore the fun, versatile and inexpensive possibilities of needle felting. In this workshop, you will learn to shape fluffy wool into people, animals or the object of your choice– perfect for holiday decorations and gifts.

Instructor, artist Jeanine Rumble, is a Manzanita resident proficient in weaving, spinning and needle felt sculpture.

Register using the “Add to Cart” button below.