Sketchbook Class is Back in March 2017

Living the Sketchy Life is back!

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a three-session “Living the Sketchy Life” workshop in March 2017 for adults – beginners to experienced.

Led by Manzanita artist Renee L. Delight, classes will meet on Wednesdays, March 15, 22, and 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tuition will be $60 for all three sessions.

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.

Students can bring their own equipment or the instructor will provide a sketchbook and drawing tools for a one-time $12 materials fee.

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 north Oregon coast beaches.

Materials List (Salt and Paper or Free Hand in Manzanita;  Dots and Doodles in Astoria; or online at http://www.dickblick.com or http://www.jerrysartarama.com)
  • One sketchbook, anywhere from 5.5″x8.5″ to 8.5″ x 11″. Mixed media is preferred but drawing paper OK. Smooth surface. I personally prefer Strathmore Mixed Media, 5.5″ x 8″.
  • Three high quality pencils and an eraser for a $5.00 fee will be provided at the instructor’s cost.
  • Optional materials for final day of class: colored pencils, water-color pencils, portable water color paints. These are definitely optional as I will be bringing some of these for class to use.

Interested persons can register for “Living the Sketchy Life” using the button below.

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

Bid on Creative Experiences at Hoffapalooza

washboard for webCome to Hoffapalooza on September 3rd from 1 to 4 pm and bid on a Creative Experience for yourself and three friends.

These generous instructors are donating their time to allow you and your friends to have a fun, creative experience together.  Your choices are either an Intro to the Wheel or Handbuilding class in the Clay Studio, Botanical Drawing, or Assembling and Learning to Play your own Washboard.  This will be a fun way to bring the arts to life for you and your friends.

Proceeds from these workshops will go toward operations at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.  See details below.

 

 

Intro To Clay

INSTRUCTOR:  TBD

DESCRIPTION:
Together your group may choose ONE of the classes listed below.

BEGINNING HAND BUILDING:
Learn basic clay art principles, including slab building, an introduction to the studio’s equipment, how to shape and join clay, and create textures. There is plenty of hands-on practice time to build your cylindrical hand-formed vessel in this class.

INTRO TO WHEEL ONE:
This introduction to the the studio’s throwing equipment will cover basic clay art and throwing principles. You will learn how to center clay, pull a cylinder and a bowl, and receive enough instruction to set you on your way for practicing, as well as plenty of hands-on time.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
These workshops include three pounds of clay and two hours of instruction, plus use of all tools needed. The fee also includes up to two hours (in one session only) for glazing and kiln firing of your work.  If additional work is needed, or you are already hooked, the cost for follow-up work time at the studio is only $2 per hour and additional clay is available for $1.50 per pound.

CLASS DATE:  To be arranged with instructor

MINIMUM BID:  $140

FOR FOUR (4) STUDENTS

 

Botanical Drawing

INSTRUCTOR:         DOROTA HABER-LEHIGH

DESCRIPTION:
You and your friends will learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing using pencils, color pencils and other dry media to portray accurate shapes and master shading techniques to create  three-dimensional effects.

Haber-Legigh is an artist, educator, linguist and forager with a passion for native plants who finds infinite inspiration in nature. She lives in Seaside and is a member of the Oregon Botanical Artists, American Society of Botanical Artists and Oregon Native Plant Society.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
In addition to the 2-hour long session with your three friends, the purchaser of this item will receive copies of Haber-Lehigh’s two coloring/reading books:  Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest and Haystack Rock

CLASS DATE:  To be arranged with instructor

MINIMUM BID:  $140

FOR FOUR (4) STUDENTS

 

Intro To Washboard

INSTRUCTOR:                   MICKEY WAGNER

DESCRIPTION:
Have you ever wanted to put together your own washboard and then learn how to play it? Well, here’s your opportunity!

In this unique workshop you’ll assemble your own washboard to your preference and personalize it with various found objects. Then you’ll learn the basic principles of how to play the washboard.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
This two-hour workshop includes assembly and decoration of your washboard in the first hour and learning to play it in the second.

Materials provided include: a small Dubl-Handi washboard, a cowbell, a desk bell and a wooden block. Found objects to decorate your washboard will also be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

CLASS DATE:   To be arranged with instructor

MINIMUM BID:  $140

FOR FOUR (4) STUDENTS

Hoffman Center Sets Drawing in Watercolor Class

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CLASS FULL, register now or  EMAIL hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net TO GET ON A WAITING LIST.

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a one-day “Drawings in Watercolor” Class” class Saturday, Jun. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Led by artist Deborah Marble of Lake Oswego, students will learn figure or abstract composition using a unique artistic tool.

Tuition for the class will be $45, with an additional $25 materials fee (paid directly to the instructor in the class). The materials fee will be $10, if the student brings some of his or her own supplies.

Marble is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Northwest Watercolor Society. Her works have been featured at a number of northwest events including 11 Portland Open Studio tours. She has also worked as a courtroom sketch artist for local and network television channels since 1987.

Interested persons can register for “Drawings in Watercolor” on-line at http://hoffmanblog.org/ongoing-classes/register-for-workshops. Students need to be age 15 and up, and the class is limited to 10 participants.

Registration deadline is May 30.

Questions about the class can be sent to Marble at deborahmarble@frontier.com.

 

Botanical Drawing Classes Return

Botanical Graphic 1 OrigThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Botanical Drawing classes on four Tuesdays in June and July. Weather permitting, the classes will be held outside in the Hoffman Gardens.

Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, the instruction is designed for students 18 and up, and all skill levels are welcome. Classes will be held Jun. 28, July 5, 19 and 26, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Tuition will be $80 for the series, or $25 drop in fee. Basic materials will be provided, or students may bring their own. Drawing supplies may be purchased from Haber-Lehigh for $5 per session or $15 for the series.

Students will earn the fundamentals of botanical drawing using pencils, color pencils and other dry media to portray accurate shapes and master shading techniques to create three-dimensional effects.

Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and a forager with a passion for native plants. She lives in Seaside and is the author of two coloring/reading books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest” and “Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.”

Her email is: dorota@iinet.com, Her website is www.dorotahaberlehigh.com

Interested persons can register for the classes on-line at http://hoffmanblog.org/ongoing-classes/register-for-workshops

 

 

Word & Image Opens for Submissions on April 1st

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Submissions are open April 1 through May 1, 2016 for Word & Image, a summer exhibit at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita which will pair artists and writers to create original work, each in response to the other’s. Click here to submit your work.

Word & Image will offer up to 12 selected artists and writers a unique creative experience, one that co-organizers Deborah DeWit and Emily Ransdell call “silent collaboration.”

“We piloted this project last summer,” Ransdell explained.  “Writing in response to art has been popular for centuries — we thought it would be fun for artists to have their turn as well, creating art in response to writing.”

Co-organizer DeWit added,  “It turned out to be a great experience for the participants. Unlike a more typical themed show, the concept of response art and writing enabled each participant to both showcase their own personal style and to connect with others through interpreting each other’s work. People explored new mediums and methods with wonderful results.”

Ransdell said that the project began as a spin-off of the Hoffman’s weekly Writer’s Lounge, where writers are invited to create short pieces in response to various prompts, often resulting in work that surprises the authors themselves.  Last summer’s call for submissions to Word and Image was so successful that Ransdell and DeWit will be jurying the entries this year via a blind submission process.

“By limiting participants to 12 writers and artists, we can make sure we give all the participants the space and time for their work to be represented well,” DeWit said. “And we want the community participation to be as broad and diverse as possible.  There is so much talent in our area.”

Here’s a sample of one of last year’s favorites:  Debra Simmons submitted her poem “Good Intentions” and Karen Gale painted “Sunday Dinner” in response.

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The Hoffman Center’s Word and Image project is open to all artists and writers who live on the north Oregon coast or have a strong connection to the area. Submissions will be accepted from April 1 through May 1, 2016.  Selected artists and writers will be paired at a kick-off gathering on June 4, with the resulting new work for the Word and Image exhibit due from each artist and writer by July 25.  An opening reception and reading will be held at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita on August 20.   Review detailed submission guidelines here.

Participants will be selected by a Hoffman Center team, led by Ransdell and DeWit. Ransdell is a poet with an MFA in Creative Writing.  A past recipient of an American Academy of Poets Prize, she is currently a member of The Poet’s Studio at The Attic Institute in Portland.  She divides her time between Manzanita and Camas, Wa.

DeWit, a full-time painter and photographer for 35 years, has exhibited widely. Her work is included in many private and public collections throughout the Pacific Northwest.  She is also a published author, with three books in publication and is the subject of a documentary, “Wetlands: Seasons of Mind” about her painting and its relationship with the natural world.  Currently she exhibits with Whitebird Gallery in Cannon Beach and Rowboat Gallery in Pacific City. She lives with her husband, filmmaker Carl Vandervoort, in Wheeler.

This project is supported in part by a grant from The Oregon Cultural Trust: Oregonians sustaining, developing and participating in our arts, heritage and humanities.

 

Hoffman Center Sets “Colored Pencil” Class–CLASS FULL

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THIS CLASS IS FULL

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a one-day “Colored Pencil – Nature Art” class Saturday, Apr. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Led by artist Wendy Thompson of Cloverdale, students will learn how to put perceptions into being using colored pencil techniques.

Tuition for the class will be $45, with an additional materials fee of $25 to be paid directly to the instructor.

Thompson’s work has been honored by the American Pencil Society, and she has been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s program “Oregon Art Beat.”

Her Mandala series was purchased by OHSU and is now included in their permanent art collection. Trader Joe’s also features her art on several of their greeting cards.

Interested persons can register for “Colored Pencil – Nature Art” on-line at http://hoffmanblog.org/ongoing-classes/register-for-workshops. Students need to be age 17 and up, and the class is limited to 10 participants.

Questions about the class can be sent to Thompson at wendythompsonart@gmail.com. Her website is wendythompsonart.com.

 

 

Sketching Workshop to Continue into February

12509319_953334341370411_7768157186302786467_nLiving the Sketchy Life will be continuing for another session! Previous workshop participants will continue to go deeper, adding to their drawing skills through the use of sketchbooks.There is room for a few more new students, beginners are welcome!

The class will cover drawing fundamentals, materials and supplies, experimenting with different drawing mediums, developing a sketchbook habit, and creative problem solving. All sketching and drawing will be done from life.

The workshop is led by Manzanita artist Renee L. Delight, classes will meet on Wednesdays, February 3, 10, and 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tuition will be $60 for all three sessions.

Students can bring their own equipment or the instructor will provide a sketchbook and drawing tools for a one-time $12 materials fee.  Register here.

Hoffman Center Offers Sketching Class

Renee Delight Hadshot c 6072jpgThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a three-session “Living the Sketchy Life” workshop in January for adults – beginners to experienced.

Led by Manzanita artist Renee L. Delight, classes will meet on Wednesdays, Jan. 13, 20, and 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tuition will be $60 for all three sessions.

The class will cover drawing fundamentals, materials and supplies, experimenting with different drawing mediums, developing a sketchbook habit, and creative problem solving. All sketching and drawing will be done from life.

Students can bring their own equipment or the instructor will provide a sketchbook and drawing tools for a one-time $12 materials fee.

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 north Oregon coast beaches.

Interested persons can register for “Living the Sketchy Life” here.  CLASS FULL as of 1/5/16.

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

Hoffman Center Offers Botanical Drawing

HuckleberryThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Botanical Drawing classes on four Tuesdays in August.

Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, the instruction is designed for students 18 and up, and all skill levels are welcome. Classes will be held Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Tuition will be $60 for the series, or $20 per session. Basic materials will be provided, or students may bring their favorite sketchbook, pencil, eraser, or color pencils.

Students will earn the fundamentals of botanical drawing using pencils, color pencils and other dry media to portray accurate shapes and master shading techniques to create three-dimensional effects.

Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and a forager with a passion for native plants. She lives in Seaside and is the author of two coloring/reading books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest” and “Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.”

Her website is www.dorotahaberlehigh.com

Interested persons can register for the classes here 

Hoffman Center Offers Pencil and Charcoal Drawing

CharcoalFlyer2 copyThe Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host a Pencil and Charcoal Drawing Techniques Saturday, June 27. Class hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop will be led by Wes Cropper, and is designed for students age 13 and up.

Tuition will be $50, with an additional $20 materials fee.

Students will learn how to draw objects in perspective and apply texture, lighting and shading to create complete composition. Students will take home their drawing kits and three finished pieces of art.

Newberg-based Cropper teaches drawing at ITT Technical Institute. His 30-plus year career as a professional artist includes traditional fine art and digital methodology.

Interested persons can register here.