Call for Art for the April Member Show


Get in on the Paper Bag Challenge!!

The Hoffman Center for the Arts will host a brunch party for its members on Sunday, April 23from 11 am to 1 pm. Please save the date; you will get an invitation to that event soon!

We plan to feature art by some of our members at the event and would like to include a piece of your artwork in the show. This year’s show features a Paper Bag Challenge. Paper bags can be cut, pleated, rolled, fringed, folded, painted, glued, stuffed . . . and so much more! Follow your playful muse as you create something unique to share with others! Feel free to incorporate other objects or media–the bag is just the beginning.

The Paper Bag Challenge will be on display in our Gallery through April 23.  For more ideas, click here:

All artwork should arrive at the Hoffman Center on Monday, April 3 from 2 to 4 pm and be ready to hang. We ask that you pick up your artwork on Monday, April 24 from 2 to 4 pm.  Questions, email us at

If you’re not yet a member, it’s easy to become one.  Simply donate $25 or more and help us bring the arts to life in our community.  It’s easy to do online here or send in a check to PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130.

Photo:  BagLite, (obsolete Ikea lamp base, small Unfurl shopping bag), Vera Wildauer

CLASS CANCELLED — Hoffman Center Sets Multilayer Papercutting Class

paper cut collageThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a one-day “Multilayer Papercutting” Class” class Saturday, Sep. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Led by artist David Friedman of Portland, students will use papercutting tools to create delicate, intricate and unique artwork.

Tuition for the class will be $55. A $35 materials fee should be paid directly to the instructor on the day of the class.

Friedman is an award winning artist from Interstate University, Central Washington, Sara Sturgeon Gallery

“Papercuts as an artform have a long tradition. German, Jewish, Japanese and Chinese traditions all have their styles,” said Friedman. “My work brings papercuts into a contemporary format. Many are multilayered and dimensional.”

Interested persons can register for “Multilayer Papercutting” on-line at The class is limited to 12 participants, and requires using sharp knives/utensils

Questions about the class can be sent to Friedman at His website is

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 Her website is

Bookcraft Class Set at Hoffman Center

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The Hoffman Center for the Arts will offer an all-day Bookcraft workshop Wednesday, June 24.

Led by Eliza Holliday, the workshop run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is designed for students age 12 and up. Tuition will be $60. No previous experience is required, and all materials will be provided.

Students will learn a variety of book forms, including single signature stitching, Japanese binding, accordion books, single page or French fold books, burrito books, and flag books.

They will come away from the class with five to seven small book forms and instructions on how to complete future projects.

Holliday creates lettering, design and illustration for U.S. and international client. She also teaches calligraphy and book arts at retreats, conferences, guilds and community colleges, and libraries as well on-line lessons. Her website is

Click here to register for this class.

Hoffman Center Offers Embossed Card Making

Embossed Textured Class Image 6-72The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host an “Embossed, Textured and 3D Card Making” class Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop will be led by Trish Kindberg, and is designed for students age 15 and up. Tuition will be $25, with an additional $5 materials fee.

Lake Oswego-based Kindberg has taught classes from her studio and to non-profit organizations. Students will learn to make one-of-a-kind, textured, embossed greeting cards with giftware, buttons, and die cuts. The result will be unique pieces of artwork to give to friends and family.

Students will need to bring their own scissors, double-sided tape and liquid glue.

The class is limited to 10 students. Interested persons can register 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.