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Published on September 21, 2017 12:11PM


Registration is now open for the fall season of Art Fridays, the popular kids’ art program that returns for another course of creative education at the Newport Visual Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 13.

The nine-part session, running through Dec. 15, will explore mediums, practices and topics such as abstract painting, self-portraiture in clay, Aesop’s Fables illustration, screen-printing, face-painting and more.

Art Fridays classes are held on Fridays from 3:45 to 5:45 pm, and include snacks and refreshments. The program is geared toward 10- to 14-year-old students who can register for individual classes at $12 a time or sign up for the entire nine-part series for $96. Some scholarships are available. All classes are limited to 15 students.

During the Art Fridays’ fall session, students will be presented with opportunities to develop work to submit to the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts annual PushPin Show in December. An exhibit of student work from the fall session will also be held in the center’s Classroom Gallery.

For more information or to register, contact Tom Webb at twebb@coastarts.org or 541-265-6560. The Art Fridays fall 2017 flyer and registration form can be downloaded from www.coastarts.org/events/2017/12/art-fridays-fall-2017-session.


Schedule of Classes

Oct 13, 20 and 27


Abstract Art and more

In this three-part class from Lynn Bishop, students will paint abstract art on pizza boxes, make Andy Warhol self-portraits in clay and try their hand at Notan, a study in positives and negatives, allowing each medium and perspective to inform the other.


November 3


Screen-Printing Slam

Michael Guerriero teaches skills in stencil making, registration and color interaction, allowing students to come away with a finalized multi-colored print.


November 10


Face Painting

This class from Christine Collins will give students the chance to develop face-painting skills using shapes, lines and color, improving their design skills, dexterity and confidence.


November 17


Aesop’s Fables Illustrated

Eileen Hearne leads this class, where students will read, illustrate and show their interpretation of an Aesop’s fable. Painting and drawing skills are exercised while exploring concepts of visual storytelling.


December 1


Cardboard Cut-Outs

Working in small groups under the guidance of Eileen Hearne, students will create life-sized posters with heavy brown paper. Cut-outs will then go on display for dramatic photo-ops.


December 8


Clay Whistles

Eileen Hearne shows how to sculpt clay through hand-building using pinch pots. Kids will use their imagination to make puffins, seagulls, cats and bunnies and will take home working whistles as holiday gifts.


December 15


Just Add Water (Color)

Julie Lamberson leads this class, guiding students as they explore different watercolor techniques, mixing colors and shapes.



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