Saturday, July 1, 2017

summer classes for adults


   ~ ADULT SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS ~   

A new series of classes to really get those creative juices flowing! These low key, two-hour workshops are a great way to experiment with different techniques and media in a stress-free way. Sign up for one class, or all four.
Classes are offered on Saturday mornings in July, and on Thursday evenings in August. Choose whichever dates and times fit your schedule.  Classes are $25 each, or 4 for $90.*
* Please email or call to register if you want to mix and match day and evening classes to get the 4 - class discount. (My shopping cart app can't seem to handle that level of choice!)

Exploring Pen and Ink 
We'll play around with different types of ink pens and papers, and learn line and shading techniques.
All materials provided. Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
Saturday morning,  July 8th    10 - noon                       cost: $25
or
Thursday evening,  August 17th    7 - 9 pm                      cost: $25

number of students:
date


Exploring Watercolors 
Learn the basics of watercolor painting and experiment with various papers.
All materials provided. Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
Saturday morning,  July 15th    10 - noon                       cost: $25
or
Thursday evening, August 24th    7 - 9 pm                     cost: $25


number of students:
date

Handmade Recycled Paper
We'll make our own pulp and create cool papers embellished with natural materials. It's a bit messy, so be prepared to get a little wet!
All materials provided. Class size is very limited  •  Preregistration required
Saturday morning,  July 22nd   10 - noon                       cost: $25
or
Thursday evening, August 3rd    7 - 9 pm                     cost: $25


number of students:
date

Intro to Printmaking
We'll cover the basics of drawing images and transferring them to blocks, then carving and printing your artwork. This is a great companion class to our handmade paper class, above.
All materials provided. Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
Saturday morning,  July 29th    10 - noon                       cost: $25
or
Thursday evening, August 10th    7 - 9 pm                     cost: $25


number of students:
date

register for all 4 classes

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer Classes 2017


Summer Solstice Prayer Flags  
The Summer Solstice is happening on Tuesday, June 20th this year, and what better way to celebrate than by making a set of special prayer flags to send good wishes, hope and love out to our troubled world?

Let's embrace the Tibetan custom of hanging colorful flags containing special mantras, prayers and images to promote peace and other messages, which are said to be carried on the wind and spread throughout the planet.

We'll have one all-ages class in the afternoon, or join us for an adults-only evening class, where we'll cap off the evening with a toast to summer and sip a refreshing aperitivo I fell in love with on my recent trip to Italy! (a non alcoholic version will also be provided)

Tuesday afternoon, June 20th       2 - 4 pm       cost: $30

Sorry, this class is now closed 
or
Tuesday Evening, June 20th       7 - 9:30 pm      cost: $35
Sorry, this class is now closed  

Vegetable Prints  
Learn how to make and print patterns using materials found in any grocery store. We'll make beautiful stamps and use them to print stunning modern designs on fabric and paper. Paint, tools, cotton tea towels and various papers provided. Feel free to bring your own pre-washed cotton or linen fabrics to print on. Extra tea towels will be available for purchase during class.

Monday afternoon, June 26th       2 - 4 pm       cost: $35
Sorry, this class is now closed 
Ages 8 - adult • Class size limited to 8 • Preregistration required  

 

Painting the Masters: Vincent Van Gogh 
Continuing our Painting the Masters series, we'll learn about one of the most famous and infamous Post-Impressionists, Vincent Van Gogh. In this class, we'll explore some of Vincent's paintings and paint a starry night landscape in his style.   All materials provided.

Monday afternoon, July 10th      2 - 4 pm       cost: $30
Sorry, this class is now closed 
Ages 7 - adult • Class size limited to 8 • Preregistration required  

Hollywood Fairy House Tour 
Get ready for the Sixth Annual Hollywood Fairy House Tour!
Join us on Sunday afternoon, July 23rd for a fun guided tour of quaint and magical Fairy homes located in the neighborhood surrounding the studio.  Once again, the Fairies have been busy building in front yards, trees and under bushes all over the Hollywood and Grant Park neighborhoods, and we'll supply you with a map and stories about the Fairy families who live in these homes. We'll start out at Camp Cactus Studio, and walk around the neighborhood, ending up back at Camp Cactus for a snack. I hope you can join us for this very special and magical event.  If we're lucky, we may even see a Fairy or two!   
 The tour is open to all ages, but you must be able to walk a fair distance (about a mile in all).  
New this year:  We're donating all proceeds from this tour to help pay down the Portland Public Schools lunch debt. 

Sunday afternoon, July 23rd   1-3 pm            cost: $10          
All ages. 
Please note: Children under 6 are free, 
but must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
Meet at Camp Cactus Studio, 4458 NE Brazee. The tour will begin 15 minutes after the hour. See you there!

number of attendees



Fanciful Fairy Furniture  
Fanciful Fairy Furniture....say that three times, fast! Come over to the studio and make tiny little rustic chairs, tables, beds and other things to furnish your Fairy house (it also makes a sweet display on a shelf). We'll show you how to put together twigs, moss and leaves to create truly fanciful little pieces that will tickle your imagination and make you smile every time you look at them! All materials provided.

Monday morning,  July 24th    10 - noon                       cost: $25
Ages 7- up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

Number of students attending


Fantastical Fairy Architecture  
Along with our imagination, we'll use natural, recycled and found materials to design and build tiny dwellings for those magical beings who live all around us.  Feel free to bring materials from your own garden, such as pine cones, acorns, pebbles and seed pods. We'll provide ample building materials for everyone. This 3-hour class is open to everyone ages 7-100 

Monday afternoon, July 24th     1 - 4 pm                       cost: $35 
Ages 7- adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required


Number of students attending


Trash Monsters!  
We'll take all sorts of junk and figure out how to put it together to make some really cool 3-D mixed media monsters. This class is great for building visualization, planning, and creative problem solving skills. Also, it will be tons of fun! All materials provided.

Monday morning,  August 7th    10 - noon                       cost: $25
Ages 7 - up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required


number of students



Cardboard Castles, Condos & Cities  
Get in touch with your inner architect! In this class, we'll recycle all sorts of boxes, packages, tubes and paper into lots of wacky, whimsical buildings of all shapes and sizes. All materials provided.
Monday afternoon,  August 7th    2 - 4 pm                       cost: $25
Ages 6 - up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

number of students


Handmade Recycled Paper  
Explore the art of making recycled paper. We'll make our own pulp, and then create cool papers embellished with pressed flowers, leaves and other natural materials. Prepare to get wet...it's a messy process! All materials provided.
Monday morning,  August 14th    10 - noon                       cost: $25
Ages 6 - up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

number of students


Intro to Printmaking  
Learn how to carve a linoleum block or stamps. We'll go through the basics of drawing images and transferring them to blocks, then carving and printing our artwork. This is a great companion class to our handmade paper class, above. All materials provided.
Monday afternoon,  August 14th    1 - 4 pm                       cost: $35
Ages 6 - up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

number of students


   ~ ADULT SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS ~   

A new series of classes to really get those creative juices flowing! These low key, two-hour workshops are a great way to experiment with different techniques and media in a stress-free way. Sign up for one class, or all four.
Classes are offered on Saturday mornings in July, and on Thursday evenings in August. Choose whichever dates and times fit your schedule.  Classes are $25 each, or 4 for $90.*
* Please email or call to register if you want to mix and match day and evening classes to get the 4 - class discount. (My shopping cart app can't seem to handle that level of choice!)

Exploring Pen and Ink 
We'll play around with different types of ink pens and papers, and learn line and shading techniques.
All materials provided. Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
Saturday morning,  July 8th    10 - noon                       cost: $25
or
Thursday evening,  August 17th    7 - 9 pm                      cost: $25

number of students:
date


Exploring Watercolors 
Learn the basics of watercolor painting and experiment with various papers.
All materials provided. Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
Saturday morning,  July 15th    10 - noon                       cost: $25
or
Thursday evening, August 24th    7 - 9 pm                     cost: $25


number of students:
date

Handmade Recycled Paper
We'll make our own pulp and create cool papers embellished with natural materials. It's a bit messy, so be prepared to get a little wet!
All materials provided. Class size is very limited  •  Preregistration required
Saturday morning,  July 22nd   10 - noon                       cost: $25
or
Thursday evening, August 3rd    7 - 9 pm                     cost: $25


number of students:
date

Intro to Printmaking
We'll cover the basics of drawing images and transferring them to blocks, then carving and printing your artwork. This is a great companion class to our handmade paper class, above.
All materials provided. Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
Saturday morning,  July 29th    10 - noon                       cost: $25
or
Thursday evening, August 10th    7 - 9 pm                     cost: $25


number of students:
date

register for all 4 classes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

welcoming summer!

After the long winter and spring we've had, I think we're all relieved that summer appears to finally be on its way!
{my favorite spritzer}

The Summer Solstice is happening on Tuesday, June 20th this year, and what better way to celebrate than by making a set of special prayer flags to send good wishes, hope and love out to our troubled world?

Let's embrace the Tibetan custom of hanging colorful flags containing special mantras, prayers and images to promote peace and other messages, which are said to be carried on the wind and spread throughout the planet.

We'll have one all-ages class in the afternoon, or join us for an adults-only evening class, where we'll cap off the evening with a toast to summer and sip a refreshing aperitivo I fell in love with on my recent trip to Italy! (a non alcoholic version will also be provided)

Sorry, this class is now closed 



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Happy Spring!

Just added!
Contemporary Vegetable Prints
Learn how to make and print patterns using materials found in any grocery store. We'll make beautiful stamps and use them to print fantastic modern designs on fabric and paper. Paint, tools, cotton tea towels and various papers provided. Feel free to bring your own pre-washed cotton or linen fabrics to print on. Extra tea towels will be available for purchase during class.
Sorry, this class is closed.
Saturday afternoon, April 1st       1 - 4 pm        cost: $45
 

Painting the Masters: Monet's Garden
Another in our Painting the Masters series, we'll learn about Claude Monet, one of the founders of the French Impressionist movement. His devotion to capturing the impressions of nature led him to paint many scenes over and over. In this class, we'll explore some of Monet's most famous works and paint a water scene in his style.   All materials provided.
Sorry, this class is closed.
Friday afternoon, April 7th      2 - 4 pm       $30

 
Adult Paint Night: Monet's Garden
The second in a series of painting nights for adults, we'll continue to explore the age-old practice of copying the masters to learn their techniques. In this class, we'll guide you step by step through the process of painting a water scene inspired by one of Claude Monet's famous paintings of his garden at Giverny, France. You'll go home with a 16 x 20" finished canvas you can display proudly!
Feel free to bring some wine to share. We'll provide non alcoholic beverages and goodies to nibble.
All materials included. No experience required.
Sorry, this class is closed.
Friday evening, April 7th      7 - 9 pm       $35


 

New Series!
Coloring Night for Grownups
A Benefit for the ACLU
Meet up with your friends, bring a beverage, and join us for three fun and creative evenings of coloring. A blank sheet of paper can be daunting, but with coloring pages, the outlines are already there!
It's a great way to reduce stress, relax and hang out in a creative and nonjudgmental environment.
I'll be on hand to offer tips on shading and techniques. There will be a variety of themes and styles to choose from. Coloring pages, crayons and colored pencils provided.
Feel free to bring some wine to share. We'll have sparkling cider, goodies to nibble, and groovy tunes.
All proceeds go to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.

Sorry, this event is cancelled, but you can still donate! See below.
Friday evening, April 14th                7 - 9 pm          cost: $15
*All proceeds from Coloring Night contributed to the ACLU*


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

expand your horizons!

New Series!
Coloring Nights for Grownups
A Benefit for the ACLU
Meet up with your friends, bring a beverage, and join us for three fun and creative evenings of coloring. A blank sheet of paper can be daunting, but with coloring pages, the outlines are already there!
It's a great way to reduce stress, relax and hang out in a creative and nonjudgmental environment.
I'll be on hand to offer tips on shading and techniques. There will be a variety of themes and styles to choose from. Coloring pages, crayons and colored pencils provided.
Feel free to bring some wine to share. We'll have sparkling cider, goodies to nibble, and groovy tunes.
All proceeds go to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.

Last Chance:
Friday evening, April 14th                7 - 9 pm          cost: $15
*All proceeds from Coloring Night contributed to the ACLU*
Adults only  •  class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

Number of classes:
Choose date:

Adult Paint Night: Sunflowers after Van Gogh
Our first ever in a series of painting nights for adults, we'll explore the age-old practice of copying the masters to learn their techniques. In this class, we'll guide you step by step through the process of painting a still life of sunflowers inspired by one of Vincent's famous paintings. You'll go home with a 16 x 20" finished canvas you can display proudly!
Feel free to bring some wine to share. We'll provide non alcoholic beverages and goodies to nibble.
All materials included. No experience required.
Sorry, this class is closed
Friday evening, February 24th           7 - 9 pm          cost: $35
Adult • Class size limited to 8 students • Preregistration required
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Altered Book Poetry Workshop
Also known as Redacted, Blackout, or Found Poetry, this mixed media, recycled and somewhat free- form class engages our imagination in two ways: with both visual art and creative word work.  Using pages from discarded books and magazines, words are redacted to create poetry from those remaining, and then the background is painted and colored to enhance the poem.
It's challenging and highly addictive!
Sorry, this class is closed.
Sunday afternoon, March 5th    1 - 4 pm           $45
Teens - Adult  •  Class size limited to 8 students  •  Preregistration required
 



Thursday, January 26, 2017

2017 Winter/Spring Classes

Happy 2017!
We've got a fun lineup of classes to offer you this February-April. There's something for just about every artist of any age, from painting and crafts for kids young and old, to printmaking and doodling and coloring for grownups!
To register and pay for classes via our secure server on PayPal, simply choose the number of spaces you'd like to reserve and click on the "add to cart" button.
If you'd like to reserve a space and pay in person, email Jane at: campcactusmail{at}yahoo{dot}com
We'll get back to you within 24 hours with your registration information. What are you waiting for? Let's get creative!  

New Series!
Coloring Nights for Grownups
A Benefit for the ACLU
Meet up with your friends, bring a beverage, and join us for three fun and creative evenings of coloring. A blank sheet of paper can be daunting, but with coloring pages, the outlines are already there!
It's a great way to reduce stress, relax and hang out in a creative and nonjudgmental environment.
I'll be on hand to offer tips on shading and techniques. There will be a variety of themes and styles to choose from. Coloring pages, crayons and colored pencils provided.
Feel free to bring some wine to share. We'll have sparkling cider, goodies to nibble, and groovy tunes.
All proceeds go to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.
Friday evening, February 3rd          7 - 9 pm          cost: $15 
(Class closed)
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Friday evening, March 3rd               7 - 9 pm          cost: $15
(Class closed)
and/or
Friday evening, April 14th                7 - 9 pm          cost: $15
*All proceeds from Coloring Night contributed to the ACLU*
Adults only  •  class size is limited  •  Preregistration required


Number of classes:
Choose date:







Friday Night Doodlefest: Heart Mandala
Join us for a series dedicated to jumpstarting your creative spirit.
In these workshops, artists and non-artists alike will learn how doodling and noodling around not only helps stimulate the creative juices, but how it has also been found to help us improve our concentration, listening and recall skills.  We'll provide all the materials you'll need, or bring your favorite doodle pen or pencil and sketchbook. No drawing experience required.

Feel free to bring some wine to share. We'll provide sparkling cider, and goodies to nibble.

All drawing materials included, just bring your creative self!

Friday evening, February 10th           7 - 9 pm          cost: $25
 (This class is now closed)



Valentine Printmaking Workshop
Learn how to carve a simple stamp to make your own Valentines or other cards.
We'll provide the materials, you supply your imagination!
No printmaking experience necessary.

Saturday afternoon, February 11th       2 - 4 pm       cost: $30
 (This class is now closed)
Ages 8- Adult  •  class size is limited  •  Preregistration required





Contemporary Vegetable Prints
Learn how to make and print patterns using materials found in any grocery store. We'll make beautiful stamps and use them to print stunning modern designs on fabric and paper. Paint, tools, cotton tea towels and various papers provided. Feel free to bring your own pre-washed cotton or linen fabrics to print on. Extra tea towels will be available for purchase during class.

Sunday afternoon, February 19th       1 - 4 pm       cost: $45 
(Sorry,  registration for this class is now closed)



~ * President's Day Classes ~ * ~

Doodlefest for Kids!
Here's a class where kids young and old can feel free to doodle to their heart's content!
We'll learn the secrets to making various types of doodles, like Mandalas and Zendoodles, or you can choose to just invent your own!
All materials provided.

Monday morning, February 20th       10 am - noon       cost: $25
 (This class is now closed)
Ages 5 - Adult  •  class size is limited  •  Preregistration required



Tiny Terrariums
In this workshop, we'll make some sweet little terrariums. These small, self-contained eco systems are easy-care and a great teaching tool about how our environment works…plus they're totally cool!
All materials included in tuition.

Monday afternoon, February 20th    2 - 3:30 pm        cost: $30
 (This class is now closed)
Ages 5 - Adult  •  class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

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Adult Paint Night: Sunflowers after Van Gogh
Our first ever in a series of painting nights for adults, we'll explore the age-old practice of copying the masters to learn their techniques. In this class, we'll guide you step by step through the process of painting a still life of sunflowers inspired by one of Vincent's famous paintings. You'll go home with a 16 x 20" finished canvas you can display proudly!
Feel free to bring some wine to share. We'll provide non alcoholic beverages and goodies to nibble.
All materials included. No experience required.

Friday evening, February 24th           7 - 9 pm          cost: $35
 (This class is now closed)
Adult • Class size limited to 8 students • Preregistration required



Altered Book Poetry Workshop
Also known as Redacted, Blackout, or Found Poetry, this mixed media, recycled and somewhat free- form class engages our imagination in two ways: with both visual art and creative word work.  Using pages from discarded books and magazines, words are redacted to create poetry from those remaining, and then the background is painted and colored to enhance the poem.
It's challenging and highly addictive!

Sunday afternoon, March 5th    1 - 4 pm           $45
 (This class is now closed)
Teens - Adult  •  Class size limited to 8 students  •  Preregistration required


Friday Night Doodlefest: Paisleys!
Join us for another in our series dedicated to jumpstarting your creative spirit.
In these workshops, artists and non-artists alike will learn how doodling and noodling around not only helps stimulate the creative juices, but how it has also been found to help us improve our concentration, listening and recall skills.  We'll provide all the materials you'll need, or bring your favorite doodle pen or pencil and sketchbook. No drawing experience required.

We'll provide beverages and goodies to nibble.

All drawing materials included, just bring your creative self!

Friday evening, March 10th           7 - 9 pm          cost: $25
(This class is now closed)
Adult  •  class size is limited  •  Preregistration required



 ~ * ~ Spring Break Classes for Kids ~ * 


Painting the Masters: Vincent Van Gogh 
Continuing our Painting the Masters series, we'll learn about one of the most famous and infamous Post-Impressionists, Vincent Van Gogh. In this class, we'll explore some of Vincent's paintings and paint a still life of sunflowers in his style.   All materials provided.

Thursday afternoon, March 30th      2 - 4 pm       $30
(This class is now closed)



Design Your Own Prayer Flags
In this class, we'll learn a bit about the Tibetan custom of hanging colorful flags containing mantras and prayers to promote peace and other messages, which are said to be carried on the wind and spread throughout the world. We'll design and assemble our own interpretations of these flags using stamps, paints, stencils and inks.  Hang them up and spread your prayers to the wind!
This is also a fun class for parents and kids to take together.
All materials included.

Friday afternoon, March 31st   2 - 4 pm      $30  
(This class is now closed)
Ages 6 - adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

 

 
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Painting the Masters: Monet's Garden
Another in our Painting the Masters series, we'll learn about Claude Monet, one of the founders of the French Impressionist movement. His devotion to capturing the impressions of nature led him to paint many scenes over and over. In this class, we'll explore some of Monet's most famous works and paint a water scene in his style.   All materials provided.

Friday afternoon, April 7th      2 - 4 pm       $30
Ages 7 and up  •  Class size limited to 8 students •  Preregistration required

number of students




Adult Paint Night: Monet's Garden
The second in a series of painting nights for adults, we'll continue to explore the age-old practice of copying the masters to learn their techniques. In this class, we'll guide you step by step through the process of painting a water scene inspired by one of Claude Monet's famous paintings of his garden at Giverny, France. You'll go home with a 16 x 20" finished canvas you can display proudly!
Feel free to bring some wine to share. We'll provide non alcoholic beverages and goodies to nibble.
All materials included. No experience required.

Friday evening, April 7th      7 - 9 pm       $35
Adults •  Class size limited to 8 students •  Preregistration required

number of students