Exhibit reception and classes coming to Keizer Art Association

The Keizer Art Association presents this month’s Enid Joy Mount Gallery Show Fins, Feathers & Fur. The reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 in the Keizer Cultural Center, 980 Chemawa Road N.E. Meet the judge, the artists and guests. Refreshments are served and the artists will be available to talk about their techniques. 

Classes planned for January are: 

• Guest instructors for the Keizer Art Association’s colored pencil class are Penny White and Don Griffith. Sign up for class at least one week ahead of time. Monday mornings 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Jan. 6 to Feb. 24. 

These classes teach color theory, layering, strokes, use of paper and tools, dry pencil, water color pencil and more. The classes show the student how much fun it is to learn new techniques and stretch their expertise. All levels of pencil pushers are welcome.

Beginners will have fun and be successful. Bring colored pencils, erasers, usual supplies and favorite paper to the first class. $70 for eight classes.

• Calligraphy taught by Penny White, will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. from Jan. 7 – Feb. 25.

This term will continue with layout and design, including alignment, hierarchy, contrast, repetition, proximity, balance, color and space.

These techniques will enhance writing and give students freedom to move away from only writing on straight lines and working only in black and white. $60 for eight classes.

• Variety in Watercolor taught by Steve Kleier, will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. from January 7 – 29.

This class will start with the classic techniques in watercolor, alla prima, dry brush, special effects and drawing.

Students will need to a drawing board and clips, portable sketch book, large newsprint pad (12×16” min), kneaded eraser, medium hardness charcoal, artist quality drawing pencils (6b), razor blade and sandpaper for sharpening, selection of good quality watercolor brushes, water container and spray bottle, sponge or dishcloth, photos for reference, cold press watercolor paper and tissues.

Students will also need water colors: burnt umber, cerulean blue hue, Prussian blue, raw sienna, cad yellow light, cad red light and alizarin crimson.

Cost is $100 for four classes or $30 drop-in fee per day.

• Open studios on January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. The “no host” studio is for artists of all mediums. Spend the afternoon in a brightly lit classroom with the benefit of good company and a pleasant place to work. Open 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday. Free to members. $3/day or $10/month for non-members. No registration required.