There are a number of ongoing learning opportunities at the Hoffman Center and the Hoffman House Studios. From time to time, each of these programs will also offer classes to learn specific techniques or bring in guest instructors. Those classes have separate tuition. Check the posts on the blog to find out about upcoming classes or contact the individual volunteers listed below for each program. If you’d like to teach new class or workshop, please click here.
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. The Studio has also added sessions on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can purchase clay, plus there are a number of bisque pieces available to buy and glaze 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.
Studio fees are $2 per hour, which include 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.
The Life Drawing Group meets in the Hoffman House Studios on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The studio fee is $15 for the three hours and any experience level can join in. This is an opportunity to practice drawing the human figure with a live model in a supportive and engaged atmosphere. There is no instructor. Contact Judy Sorrel at (503) 368-7868.
The Burgess Group (named after Michael Burgess, the beloved, long-time instructor of a writing group who passed away in 2010) meets Mondays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hoffman House Studios Classroom. Primarily a critique group, there is no instructor. Participants bring their work to discuss, as well as share writing prompts. The group considers newcomers on a quarterly basis. Fee is about $25 (assuming 10 students) per 10 week term. Contact Tela Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.