Date/Time Event
Wednesday, 01/29/20 - Wednesday, 05/06/20
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Artist Studio Group (Wednesday Jan-May 2020)

Artist Studio Group with Pat Snyder


Title:                            Artist Studio Group with Pat Snyder

What:                         2-D peer work group


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Time:                           10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Age Range:                  adults

Skill Level:                   all skill levels welcome

Media:                         any 2-d media except oils

Where:                        Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420

Workshop Fee:            All eight sessions: $75 CAM members/ $90 non-members

Registration Ends:       January 29th, 2020

For more info:             call (541) 267-3901 or email



CLASS DESCRIPTION: In this group of experienced artists, you will work on your own project(s) alongside your peers gleaning insight and inspiration from those around you. Artist Studio Group is facilitated, NOT instructed by Pat Snyder. Any 2-D media (painting, drawing [including oil pastels], printmaking, collage, papers, including found objects) is acceptable. Toxic mediums (oil, enamels, turps, alcohol, etc.) are not acceptable.

Cost for all eight sessions: $75 CAM members/$90 non-members.  Registration ends September 25, 2019.  For online registration visit or contact the Art Education Dept. at (541) 267-3901.

Thursday, 01/30/20 - Thursday, 02/27/20
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
"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 will come alive right before your eyes!  There is a $10 fee per student for supplies.


Media: Watercolor.  Skill level: Some watercolor experience to advanced. Age Range: Adults only.

Friday, 02/21/20 - Saturday, 02/22/20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 Education, at, for information on single day class registration.  Whatever skill level you are at when you start this workshop, will have you reaching the next level by its end. Susan will demonstrate different approaches to doing an underpainting on UART sanded paper. With a strong underpainting, you will learn how to layer hard and soft pastels to create strong, vibrant paintings.

Art Supplies list:

Pastels – A variety of hard and soft pastels and pastel pencils
A good quality brand. There are many on the market. ½ stick sets are a great start.

Soft pastel brands include Sennelier, Terry Ludwig, Great American, Schminke, Unison, Girault.

Hard pastel brands include Rembrandt, NuPastels, Cretacolor. Prepare full size sticks by removing paper and breaking into half sticks.

Pastel Pencils Carb Othello, Conte’, Derwent. A small set or a few individual neutral colors No Alpha Color Brand or Oil Pastels

Surfaces – Sanded paper UArt 400 or 320 grit.

Pastel Premier White – comes in large sheets that can be cut down or packets of 9 x 12 or 12 x 16.

Support – Gator-Board or foam core are both light weight and sturdy

Underpainting – Gamsol – small container A few old brushes – variety of sizes. Or a small palette (at least primaries) of watercolors or acrylics (tubes or fluid acrylics). I will have some to share at the workshop.

Misc.- A few sticks of soft vine charcoal Wide roll of masking tape Paper towels

Feel free to bring in older work or what you are currently working on.

Good quality photo references with pattern of lights and darks to work on for studio workshops

Adult Class, all skill levels welcome.

Sunday, 03/01/20
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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 techniques to help improve depth and detail in your art.  We will be creating a mysterious forest full of trees, forgotten paths and forest creature are just a few things you might find in your drawing.   Learning art words like “Overlapping” “Placement” and “Value” will help discover a new world of art!


All supplies will be provide.