Education is a key Museum area of focus. Classes and workshops are held at the Museum.

Art Education is one of the three key areas of endeavor enshrined in the Coos Art Museum’s Mission Statement. Check out our Art Education Schedule for a full list of classes and workshops for children, teens and adults.

As such, it accounts for nearly one quarter of the Museum’s annual expenditures, and occupies a position of prominence in Museum affairs. The educational emphasis at Coos Art Museum (CAM) is on teaching art skills. Classes and workshops are given regularly at the Museum.

Classes and workshops given at the Museum, are tailored for various age groups from elementary school age through the adult level. In 2001 over two hundred students attended more than 70 class, studio, and workshop sessions in the Museum’s classroom. Workshop subjects have included wood block printing, watercolors, fused glass, oil painting, drawing, pastels, collage, and full color Japanese style wood block printing. Additional subjects will include collage painting, pinhole photography, and advanced woodblock printing, as well as more traditional painting and drawing disciplines.

Powerful Pastels – Paint the Autumn Colors: Demo and Full Day with Susan Kuznitsky

Whether you’re skilled with pastels or just wanting to learn more about them, Susan Kuznitsky one day Zoom event has something for everyone. These classes require internet and computer, tablet or smart phone. “Powerful Pastels Zoom…

“Introduction to Watercolor” with Liv Drahos May 23 and May 30 2020

Welcome to the wonderful world of Watercolor in the beginners class taught by Liv Drahos.  Liv will share tips and techniques from her years of experience to get you painting in no time. Whether you've dabbled in paint before or have never…

KickStart Art “Pop Up Cards” April 4th 2020

Learn how to fold, cut and glue paper creating Amazing POP-Up Cards of your very own! This is a great class for all ages! (Some skill needed with cutting, so our younger artists might need help from parents) Learn different techniques…
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KickStart Art “Hidden Forest” with Valerie Flynn

KickStart Art is for every beginner artist, young and old!  We teach basic art skills in a fun and easy way.  Each month there will be a new class topic, so don't miss out. "Hidden Forest" is a one day beginners drawing class, learn sketching…

“Watercolor Oceans” Fun and Easy Beginner Class with Valerie Flynn

Welcome to watercolor with "Watercolor Oceans" This class will introduce you to the wonderful world of Watercolor in an easy, fun way!  Even if you have never picked up a brush before, this class is perfect for beginner artists of any age. We…

“Watercolor Portraits” with Liv Drahos Every Thursday 1/30/2020 ~ 2/27/2020

Is human portraiture a puzzle to you? Learn techniques and tips that will result in beautiful watercolor portraits. Unlock the secrets to painting facial features and skin tones to capture a realistic likeness with expression. Your painting…

Powerful Pastels-It begins with the underpainting by Susan Kuznitsky

  Visiting Portland artist, Susan Kuznitsky, will be hosting a 2 day workshops in pastels. Each day will have new techniques and demonstrations, but will, also, stand alone as a day class. Please contact Valerie Flynn, Director of Art…

Artist Studio Group (Wednesday Jan-May 2020)

Artist Studio Group with Pat Snyder QUICK OVERVIEW Title:                            Artist Studio Group with Pat Snyder What:                         2-D peer work group Dates: Wednesday,…

Paper Art Workshop with Mary Humphrey & Holly Rodenkirk (two Saturdays, 11/1 & 11/8)

QUICK OVERVIEW Title: Paper Art Workshop with Mary Humphrey and Holly Rodenkirk What: paper art workshop Dates: Saturday, November 1 and Saturday, November 8, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both Saturdays Age Range: teens…

Watercolor Techniques in Action (9/18-10/16)

  QUICK OVERVIEW Title: Session I: “Watercolor Techniques in Action” and Session II: “Wonderful World of Watercolor” What: watercolor classes Dates: Session I: Thursdays, Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9 & 16 and Session…