Art Workshops

11192016_hockenhull_workshop_020Art workshops and classes take place throughout the year in the Annex. A range of artistic practices are covered, and are taught by established artists. See below for a list of upcoming art workshops and a link to register online.

 If the workshop is canceled by the Salem Art Association due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be given. Otherwise, NO refunds are given unless there are special circumstances (please contact the Salem Art Association if you feel this applies: 503-581-2228).


Outdoor Writing Workshop
Friday, July 7 | 1-5 pm
Age: 11+
Instructor: Marilyn Johnston
Registration: $25 (Deadline July 3)*
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

This course is an intensive afternoon of writing designed for youth (age 11 and up) and adventurous adults, regardless of one’s experience in writing.  The class is intended to assist in helping to:  gain experience writing from multiple prompts involving art and nature, to learn editing techniques as a way of reviewing their own work, and to participate in a final reading of their writings at the Fine Art Friday reception at the Bush Barn Art Center in July (plus a chance to have their final poems displayed in a poetry walk during the Salem Art Fair & Festival, July 21-23).

Students will be expected to bring: Journal and pens/pencils


Drawing from Line to Color
Saturday, July 8 | 9 am-Noon
Age: 16+
Instructor: Julie Jeanseau
Registration: $95 (Deadline July 5)*
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

This class with be using the Gardens in beautiful Bush’s Pasture Park as inspiration to draw and create.  Students will start with a foundation of mark making, moving into line and then will end class with instruction on using selective color.  The primary medium will be micron pens, leading students to embrace, non-erasable “mistakes”, as marks of beauty and possibility for drawing.

Students will be expected to bring: Sketchbook that opens flat, any size


Collage with “Windows” Technique
Saturday, July 8 | 9 am-4 pm
Age: 16+
Instructor: Glenda Goodrich
Registration: $135 (Deadline July 1)*
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Explore the joys of mixed media as you experiment with technique and methods for creating beautiful layered artwork using decorative handmade papers, ephemera and stenciling. You’ll add painted areas, leaving open “windows” in your work to reveal the first layer of collaged shapes and images.


Plein Air Painting
Saturday, July 8 | 1-4 pm
Age: 16+
Instructor: Cynthia Herron
Registration: $70 (Deadline July 3)*
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Join us at the gardens outside the Bush Barn Art Center for an afternoon of plein air (outdoor) painting. Cynthia Herron will outline some methods for capturing what you see in terms of drawing, composition, color and value using your oils or acrylics. One painting will be completed, rain or shine. All painting levels welcome.

Students will be expected to bring:
– Sketch book and pencil or pen
– Hat, jacket (depending on weather)
– Easel
– Folding stool for working outside
– Set of acrylics or oils
– Water container if working with acrylics
– Mineral spirits if working with oils
– Disposable palette paper
– Brushes: #8 round and a ½” flat
– Palette knife
– Apron or old shirt to work in
– Paper towels


July Art Workshops for Kids
Monday-Friday, July 10-14 | 2-4:30 pm
Age: 6-9
Registration: $25 Day | $100 Five-Day (Deadline July 6)*

Various artists will lead a variety of workshops during this week-long camp at the Bush Barn Art Center. Registration is available for individual classes, or for the entire five days at a discounted rate.

Monday: Making Art in Multiples
Instructor: Julie Jeanseau
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Introducing youth to Gelli plates and carbon transfers, participants will learn printmaking techniques in an afternoon workshop. Come create a book of original prints and drawings as we explore mono prints with direct painting, stencils and carbon transfers.

 

Tuesday: Aquatic Collage
Instructor: Robin Cunningham
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Create a colorful underwater collage of fish, octopi, mermaids, sharks and whatever crazy critters you can dream up.

 

 

Wednesday: Wonderful Rainbow Windsocks
Instructor: Jennifer Gimzewski
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Make a wonderful windsock using recycled materials, such as plastic water bottles, tissue paper and ribbon. Hang it up at home or just twirl it around.

 

 

Thursday: Mini Sculptures
Instructor: Nancy Kurz
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Mini sculpture enthusiasts are invited to participate for an afternoon of creating dynamic 3-D foil animal sculptures and landscape scenes. This class will be an exciting experience of hands-on exploration, guiding students on an adventure from the world of 2-D into the textural, multi dimensional world of 3-D.

 

Friday: Make Your Own Instrument
Instructor: Stephen Cohen
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Make a custom musical instrument using copper, brass, wood, and found & recycled materials. Instruments you can bang on, shake, blow into, pluck, and instruments you can play in a parade.

 

 


Youth Printmaking Workshop
Monday-Friday, July 10-14 | 9 am-1 pm
Age: 10+
Instructor: Julie Jeanseau
Registration: $140 (Deadline July 6)*
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Julie Jeanseau will lead students through a week-long printmaking “survey” covering a range of printmaking practices. Explore collagraphs, gelatin printing, mono printing and relief.  Students with an interest in any area of art will enjoy this camp as it will include drawing, painting, carving and construction, all within the foundation of printmaking.

Students will need to bring: Water bottle and lunch each day.


Intro to Egg Tempera
Saturday, July 15 | 9 am-4 pm
Age: 16+
Instructor: Margo McAfferty Rudd
Registration: $130 (Deadline July 12)*
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

One of the world’s oldest and most beautiful painting mediums, favored by Byzantine icon painters, as well as by Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Andrew Wyeth, and George Tooker, egg tempera has a uniquely luminous appearance created through the build-up of many transparent layers of pigment tempered with egg yolk. This class is an introduction to the materials and techniques used to create such paintings.  Students will learn to mix paint from dry pigments, and will learn variations on the dry-pigment recipe as well as experiment with commercially available tubed egg tempera paints.  They will also have the opportunity to try out a variety of rigid supports, and learn techniques which will allow them to create their own egg tempera paintings.


Life Drawing
Tuesdays | 6-9 pm
Instructor: Rich McCloud
Registration: $12/Session | $40/Four Sessions
NO ONLINE REGISTRATION, CASH ONLY

Grab your charcoal, paint or favorite drawing medium and come to the Annex for life drawing. These figure study sessions will take place every Tuesday under the guidance of artist Rich McCloud. Materials for creating work are not provided. Space is first-come, first-served.

Make sure to check out the Salem Life Drawing Facebook page to stay connected.


* If the workshop is canceled by the Salem Art Association due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be given. Otherwise, NO refunds are given unless there are special circumstances (please contact the Salem Art Association if you feel this applies: 503-581-2228).