Classes in the Back Door Studio

Maria's Fabric Dyeing Class

Watercolor Painters

Busy Day

Sepha & Nadya's Red Thread Class

Jane Aukshunas's Monoprint Workshop

Jill Timm's Amazing Dremel Class

Watercolor Pencil Basics Class by Patty Schmidt

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Currents Classes - Register Today - Any Time

200118 Class,
Sat & Sun, January 18 & 19, 2020,
10am – 5pm
2-Day Workshop: $290*
Use Coupon Code 200118EarlyBird
*$265 if you sign up by December 18, 2019

Learn to paint more loosely and simplify your color mixing during this three-day oil painting workshop with Eugene artist Sarah Sedwick. Working from a live model, we’ll use the famous Zorn palette - three colors plus white - to create beautiful, naturalistic skin tones. There are many benefits to using a limited palette, and the technique can be applied to any kind of painting you want to do - landscape, still life, even abstract! The alla prima painting style, in which a work is begun and finished in one or two sittings, while the paint is still wet, is lots of fun and perfect for exploring the portrait in oils. A combination of demonstrations, short exercises, and longer-duration paintings will familiarize you with Sarah’s approach to the portrait. Instruction will be in oils, but acrylics are also welcome. Beginning to advanced artists, ages 15+.

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200125 Class,
Sat & Sun, January 25, 26 ,
10am—3pm
2- Day workshop: $185 *
+ $20 material fee to instructor
Use Coupon Code 200125EarlyBird
* $160 if you sign up by December 25
Explore landscape in semi abstract to abstract using Acrylic and/or Oil and Cold Wax. First learn the basic principles of painting landscape. Then learn how to interpret these rules in a loose, somewhat abstracted form. Materials list at sign up. Instructor will bring extra supplies to share with the class.
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191115 Class,
Sat & Sun, February 1 & 2,
10am—6pm
2- Day workshop: $145 *
Use Coupon Code 200201EarlyBird
* $125 if you sign up by January 2
This class combines learning to use the features of your camera with the technical requirements of photography to become a better photographer. The class includes sections on Camera Math, using your light meter more effectively, lens selection, adding light (including flash), closeup, people photography, and a short section on Photoshop basics. The course is designed for all photographers using adjustable cameras (as opposed to simple point and shoot cameras). Bring your camera’s manual to class.
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 Saturday, February 15,
1pm—4pm
3 Hour workshop: $50
Learn to dye your own silk scarf to quickly create a beautiful design. This is a fun way to create a great gift or an addition to your own wardrobe. Each student will dye 2 scarves. Instructor will also describe other silk dying methods and techniques. No experience is needed. All materials will be provided. Students should wear washable clothing. Bring a friend and share the fun!
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Both the Friday & Saturday classes are SOLD OUT!
Saturday, March 14
10am—4pm
One day workshop: $140
Create a unique clock from your materials and additions from Ann’s personal stash. Learn assemblage using found objects and attachment of diverse items using glues, wire, nails, and screws. Ann provides all the clock works, hands and back boards. You’ll end up with a great functional clock.
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Sunday, March 15
10am—4pm
One day workshop: $140
Create a unique clock from your materials and additions from Ann’s personal stash. Learn assemblage using found objects and attachment of diverse items using glues, wire, nails, and screws. Ann provides all the clock works, hands and back boards. You’ll end up with a great functional clock.
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 Monday, March 16
10am—4pm
One day workshop: $140
Create a unique clock from your materials and additions from Ann’s personal stash. Learn assemblage using found objects and attachment of diverse items using glues, wire, nails, and screws. Ann provides all the clock works, hands and back boards. You’ll end up with a great functional clock.
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Saturday & Sunday, March 21, 22,
10 am – 2:30 pm
2-day workshop: $125
The properties of watercolor will be discussed in this class. Learn about the quality of transparency, flowing washes and glazing, and how to leave white paper for your whites to make a statement! Have fun exploring the possibilities. Beginners and intermediate artists welcome. No materal fee. Supply list at registration.
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191007 Class,
Mon & Wed, March 23 & 25,
10am – 3pm
2-day workshop: $125  
Discover the beauty and technical effectiveness of painting in acrylics. The workshop will cover all aspects of painting with this extremely versatile and tactile medium. We will practice brushwork, paint mixing and application. In this fun, encouraging atmosphere, everyone from beginners to more advanced painters will benefit from learning how to create acrylic paintings, with emphasis on your own artistic interpretation. If you have supplies, please bring them. Select materials to sample, plus assorted paper and canvas will be available
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191019 Class,
Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28,
9am – 4pm
2-Day Workshop: $190*
+ $50 Materials fee to instructor
Use Coupon Code 200327EarlyBird
* $170 if you sign up by February 27
Expand your artist's tool box! The dremel is a magical tool that lets you drill, cut, carve, etch, shape, polish, and grind materials such as glass, plastic, wood, metal, tile, and more. In this two-day class you’ll work with hard and soft materials using dozens of bits contained in the tool box purchased from the instructor. You'll make a small book filled with all the samples you created in various materials. This class will help you to create in a whole new way! Great for book artists, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, or anyone wanting to work with materials beyond paper and fabric. All skill levels are welcome. Supply list upon registration, Sign up early, class size is limited.
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Saturday, April 4, 11 am – 3 pm
4- Hour workshop: $55
+ $20 materials fee to instructor
Learn to create your own collaging papers with Gelli prints, Citrasolve, inks, acrylic paint, stamps, stencils and “tricks” on different types of papers. Students need to bring an 8” x 10” Gelli plate and a brayer. All other supplies included.
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Saturday, April 11, 11 am – 3 pm
4- Hour workshop: $55
+ $20 materials fee to instructor
Come play with us and create, along with an under-painting, a “Three Pear” collage. You may use your own simple design if you prefer. We will discuss the principles of design, values, color schemes and textures. You can use the papers you created as well as Deanna’s designer papers, book font, Joss paper, stamping, and magazines. All supplies provided including papers, stamps, adhesive, paint, brushes and mat board. You can bring a 10” x 10” cradled birch substrate and small cutting scissors if desired. Beginners and intermediate students welcome.
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