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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

Claudia's "Create a Dragonfly Gourd" Class

Instructor, Deanna White

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Claudia Herber, our
Back Door Studio Coordinator

 <>  If you are interested in teaching a class or renting the Back Door Studio, contact the gallery today.
 
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We're pleased to offer In-Person Classes again in our Back Door Studio! (BDS) Class size limited to 8 students maximum.
All pandemic safety precautions will be followed,
including requiring students' proof of COVID vaccination.  

We will continue to offer our very popular ZOOM CLASSES!
Remember, If taking a Zoom Class, when checking out, make sure to provide a correct email address for EACH student.  

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An Opportunity
NOT TO BE MISSED!
Currents Gallery's own Kathleen Buck is offering a private lesson in the critical
ART of COLOR MIXING.  
Once you have signed up, provided your phone number and email address, Kathleen will contact you to set up a date and time for your private lesson.
Here's how to Zoom: After you've registered, Kathleen will send you an email with the Zoom link. You may be asked to download the Zoom app.  You will click on the link at the pre-arranged day and time of the lesson. Zoom will ask you three questions, click "YES" to all.  
This class provides the basic skills that
will serve you well throughout your
artistic journey!
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So Excited to Offer
Another Private Lesson Opportunity!
This class is designed for any skill level. Kathleen will teach the basics of acrylic painting, or help you to hone your painting skills. Once you have signed up, provided your phone number and email address, Kathleen will contact you to set up a date and time to discuss what you are interested in learning, and to set up a time for your private lesson.
Here's how to Zoom: After you've registered, Kathleen will send you an email with the Zoom link. You may be asked to download the Zoom app.  You will click on the link at the pre-arranged day and time of the lesson. Zoom will ask you three questions, click "YES" to all.  
It's our pleasure to be part of your
artistic journey!
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Fri. & Sat., June 11 & 12, 2021, 9am- 3pm
2-Day workshop: $140.00*
+ $20 materials fee to instructor
*Early bird discount: $119
if you sign up by May 24
Use Discount Code 210611EarlyBird at Checkout
This technique class is designed to teach you how to carve waves on a gourd. We’ll do three kinds of waves: flat, pleated, an drounded ones. During the two day workshop you will learn carving and finishing techniques. By the end of the class you should have a completed design ready for you to add beautiful color and finishes at home. Gourds will be supplied, bring your tools. Supply list upon registration.
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Friday & Saturday, July 9 & 10, 10am-3pm
2-Day workshop: $195.00*
+$20 materials fee to instructor
*Early bird discount: $175
if you sign up by June 10
Use Discount Code 210709EarlyBird at Checkout
Explore this beautiful medium which feels like painting with frosting. Cold wax medium
allows the artist to apply multiple layers,
texture, add and subtract—like archaeology in painting. Whether you paint realism or abstract this medium will enhance your personal voice as an artist. You will receive a book covering everything learned in class for future reference. Expect to work on as
many as 6 paintings during this workshop
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Friday & Saturday, July 16 & 17, 10am-3pm
2-Day workshop: $195.00*
+ $20 materials fee to instructor
*Early bird discount: $175
if you sign up by June 10
Use Discount Code 210716EarlyBird at Checkout
Continue your journey in Oil and Cold Wax
Medium. Dig deep into reduction techniques,
mono-print, mask and tape, sgraffito, and mark-making of all sorts. Learn how to use pure pigment, pan and chalk pastels. Perfect your use of palette knife, squeegee and brayer. Work on as many paintings as you like. Updated notebook with advanced techniques will be given to each artist. Supply list available at registration and at Merri Artist in McMinnville.
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Saturday, July 24, 10am-4pm
1-Day Workshop: $65
+15 materials fee to instructor
Create a bird collage using interesting papers, stencils and hand crafted stamps. All materials will be provided . Bring an apron, lunch, scissors and your imagination!
All skill levels are welcome.  
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Friday & Saturday, July 30,31, 10am-4pm
2-Day Workshop: $120
+ $10 materials fee to instructor
Learn to make your own small market basket with color accent using reeds. Add a wooden handle, or an optional braided handle. The techniques you will learn are twining and plaiting in a traditional pattern used in basket making. The basket’s finished size will be 6.5” x 12” x 10”.
All materials will be provided.
Great project for all levels!
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Sunday, Aug 1, 10am-3pm
1-Day Workshop: $195*
*Early Bird Discount: $175
if you sign up by July 1
Use Discount Code 210801EarlyBird at Checkout
Outdoor urban sketching doesn‘t always allow for leisurely drawing. Often we have to capture the scene before conditions change.
The goals in this class will be to learn to do more with less. Learn quick gestural sketching—how to make spontaneous sketches that feel finished and interesting, decision making—what to draw and what to leave out, what tools to use, and how to maximize every stroke. We will look at common scenarios that could leave you
overwhelmed and learn how to organize the visual information. If you are prone to get lost in details, struggle with what to include and what to leave out, and don‘t have a lot of time at your disposal this workshop is for you!
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Saturday, August 7, 9:30am-4pm
1-Day Workshop: $60.00
+$20 materials fee to instructor
Students will receive a gourd with a pre-cut hole and learn to embellish it with a beautiful sunflower design. No gourd experience required. We will drill holes for a hanger. All materials will be supplied, just bring your
apron and your creativity!
All skill levels are welcome.  
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Fri. & Sat., August 13, 14, 10am-4pm
2-Day Workshop: $140
+ $30 materials fee to instructor
In this two-day off-site class, students will
discover how to transfer colors from leaves onto fabric and paper. We will collect leaves and flowers and make magic happen! Class will be held outside on a rural property near Lafayette. Supply list and site directions upon registration.
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Sunday, August 15, 1-4 pm
3-Hour workshop: $50
+ $10 materials fee to instructor
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! All skill levels are welcome.  
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Friday & Saturday, August 20 & 21,
10 am–1 pm
2 Class Sessions: $85
This class will focus on painting clouds
and using the white of the paper to
create them. We’ll discuss the properties
of watercolor, such as: transparency,
quantity of water needed to get colors to
flow, and use of glazing to allow under
colors to show through. Bring your own
supplies and a bag lunch or get take-out
from one of many nearby downtown restaurants. Supply list upon
registration.
All skill levels are welcome.  
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Friday, August 27, 10am-4pm
One day workshop: $85
+ $25 materials fee to instructor
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!
All skill levels are welcome.  
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Saturday, August 28, 10am-4pm
One day workshop: $85
+ $25 materials fee to instructor
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!
All skill levels are welcome.  
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Friday & Saturday, Sept 10 & 11,
9am – 4pm
2-Day Workshop: $190*
+ $50* Materials fee to instructor
(*if you have Jill's kit: $30)
*Early bird discount: $175
if you sign up by August 15
Use Discount Code 210910EarlyBird at Checkout
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.
Supply list upon registration.
All skill levels are welcome.  
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