Thursday Oil Painting Class to Continue Starting January 7th

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Students from the inaugural oil painting class show off their work.

Have you wanted to try your hand at oil painting? Do you want to build on your knowledge of the art form? Then this ongoing oil painting class is for you.

Local artist Karen Gale ( will continue teaching Oil Painting.  This is an ongoing oil painting class that takes participants from where they are to the next level. Karen has been teaching art for eight years and is experienced in teaching beginning students as well as those who have been painting for years.

Class participants will learn the elements of art and design, classic painting techniques, and color theory through the process of creating their own paintings. Each session is three hours long.

After a 16 year career in education, Karen studied in the Department of Art and Design at Southern Utah University.  Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, she has created Pike Road Painters artist group in Yamhill, Oregon as an art teacher, joined Currents Gallery in McMinnville as an artist and art teacher, and founded Pease House Art in Oregon City. She now lives in Bay City with her husband, teaches art locally, paints, and is illustrating a children’s book.

Students who already work in the medium are asked to bring their own supplies. A complete list will be provided at registration. Students new to oil painting can use provided materials for an additional $20.

Tuition:  Students pay $165 for 4 sessions at a time.  There is an additional $20 supply fee per period if students don’t have their own.  If students know they will miss one of the sessions there will be make-up session on Thursday, March 31st.

Time:  Thursdays, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location:  Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

A minimum of 4 students is required for the class to go forward.  Please register no later than Monday, January 4 to ensure the class will proceed.

To register, go to For questions about the class, contact Karen at


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