Art 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).
WHAT’S YOUR STORY: REAL OR IMAGINED: TELLING STORIES THROUGH OLD PHOTOS
Saturday, October 28 | 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Dayna Collins
Registration: $75 (Due October 20)
Materials fee: $25
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
Ancestors. We all have them, but do we know their stories. In this class, we’ll build a story based on a black and white photo — real relatives or “adopted” ones. We will create aged backgrounds using paint and stains, then build a collaged vignette using old letters, ephemera, envelopes, lace, tape, trim, string, and a variety of lightweight found objects. Working in a grid, everyone will create a patchwork quilt of stories, which we’ll put together in honor of those who came before us.
All materials are provided including watercolor paper, photographs, ephemera, lightweight found objects, embellishments, and everything needed to create a series of collages.
However, students may bring any of the following if they wish to personalize their pieces:
- Black and white photographs of family/friends; the smaller the photos the better
- Anecdotes and stories if the person in the photos is known
- Ephemera, i.e., letters, envelopes, tickets, tags, brochures, programs, etc., any kind of paper trail
- Lightweight personal found objects, i.e., feathers, buttons, pieces of lace or fabric, vintage trims, postage stamps, etc., personal to the person being featured
Tuesdays | 6-9 pm
Instructor: Rich McCloud
Registration: $12/Session | $40/Four Sessions
NO ONLINE REGISTRATION, CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR
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.