Keizer Art Association


Colored Pencil Class

Instructor: Carol Harris, Karen Saleen & Jami Faith

Cost: $80

October 4- November 22, 2021, 9:00am-12:00 noon, 8 weeks, $80

Colored Pencil Classes are taught by various talented artists. Realism, abstraction, whimsy, landscape, portraiture, and wildlife are all favorite subjects of colored pencil students. In these classes you will learn color theory, layering, strokes, use of paper and tools, dry pencil, watercolor pencil and much more. These classes show the student how much fun it is to learn new techniques and stretch your expertise. All levels of pencil pushers welcome. Please sign up for class at least one week ahead of time so instructors can prepare accordingly.

Bacic Supplies:

  • Set of 24+ size Prismacolor, Lyra, Faber Casteel, or professional artist grade colored pencils
  • Set of water color pencils (optional)
  • kneaded eraser f or lifting and/or a variety of erasers of your choice
  • pad or sheets of good quality paper, such as Bristol, Stonehenge, or Canson
  • ruler or straight edge, eraser shield (optional), electric eraser (optional)
  • pencil sharpener, (metal blade, not plastic) can be battery operated, electric, or hand-held
  • drawing board or support for paper
  • drafting tape or artist tape
  • soft drafting brush or non-used makeup brush
  • container to hold supplies and to protect pencils from breakage
  • a sense of humor

Since we have guest instructors, you may be asked to bring other supplies. Take your supply list to The Art Department in downtown Salem and receive a discount on your purchases.

Students can register on-line at and pay using PayPal. Or, checks can be written to Keizer Art Association and mailed to 980 Chemawa Rd. NE, Keizer, OR 97303. Questions? Call or text Carol Harris at 503-580-5476 or email at

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the 8 classes. Payment is $80.

Stippling Class

Instructor: Kathy Haney

Cost: $50

Saturdays, September 25, October 2, October 9, 2021 10:00AM - 12:00 Noon

Learn techniques needed to create dramatic drawings using a technique called “stippling”. This method can be used to create strong values and interesting textures by varying the density and pattern of dots.

The class will focus on understanding tools and materials, creating values and textures, choosing effective subjects and compositions and finishing and presenting your artwork. If you like working with black and white, this class will provide new opportunities for you to express yourself.

There is a minimum of supplies for maximum success. All levels of expertise welcome.

Supplies Needed:

  • Pen(s) – your choice of Micron size 1, .8 or .5 OR Sharpie Ultra Fine OR any brand of felt tip pen (not gel pens); Black is most commonly used but Sepia can give a nice “aged” look.
  • Pencil – soft drawing pencil (#2 or softer)
  • Eraser – art gum or vinyl
  • Tissues (without added lotion) or tracing paper
  • Paper – Bristol sheet or any heavier paper with little tooth (smooth)
    • 4 x 6 for practice
    • 9 x 12 to 11 x 14 for final drawing
  • Black and white reference photos of images you would like to draw.
  • Rigid drawing board big enough for your large drawing


  • stippling: a technique used to draw or paint a picture or pattern using short strokes or spots instead of lines; a technique commonly used for engraving.
  • pointillism: a style of painting popular in the late 19th century that uses small spots of color all over the painting, rather than brush strokes

Choosing a Subject:

  • Look for images that have a wide value range.
  • Avoid those with large dark areas unless you have a lot of time to kill.
  • A variety of textures helps keep the process interesting and the final work strong.
  • Value thumbnails help you check for strong compositions.

Lines are not used at all – only implied with dots. Dots placed 1/4” apart will produce a light value, 1/8” apart gives a darker value, nearly touching a dark value, etc.

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the three session class. Payment is $50.

Exploring Scratchboard Art

Experience levels: All

Instructor: Laura Singer

Cost: $50 (Includes all materials)

Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Learn all about and try your hand at scratchboard in this one-day workshop. Scratchboard is a smooth, white clay board covered in a layer of black India ink. You draw by scratching or scraping away the ink to reveal the white underneath. It’s like drawing, but in reverse. Add color with fast-drying scratchboard inks if you wish, then scratch again to reveal highlights. It’s easy, and it’s very fun!

This workshop will cover how to select or prep your own scratchboard surface, what materials are handy to have and where to get them, different techniques for scratching, how to add color with ink, and how to seal your final scratchboard to protect it. All materials are provided by the instructor, including helpful handouts, a small scratchboard for practice, tools for scratching, and one 8 × 8 inch scratchboard for a finished piece. Instructor will have subject reference photos available to choose from, or bring your own inspiration. If you will be attending virtually, sign up early and provide your address so there is time to ship you the materials (free shipping).

We’ll break for a half hour around noon, so bring your lunch.

Location: Keizer Art Association classroom, 980 Chemawa Rd., Keizer, OR, 97303

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the class. Payment is $50.

Things We Hold On To Beginner Poetry Workshop

Taught by

Shagufta Mulla

$50 for a two session class

September 4 and September 11 TBA from 10:00-1:00


Have you ever wanted to try writing free verse poetry but didn’t know where to start? Or do you enjoy journal writing or writing short memoir pieces and want to try something new? This workshop is accessible to anyone with the willingness to try and the curiosity to explore their mind in a completely supportive environment. In the first session we will read poems together that demonstrate common literary devices used in poetry like imagery, repetition, line breaks, alliteration, and assonance. I’ll include prose poems (which don’t have intentional line breaks so they look like a paragraph.) Then we will do writing exercises through guided prompts. There will be opportunities for participants to share what they wrote if they feel comfortable doing so.

For the second session, bring a meaningful object (or photos of it) to the workshop for your own reference and you’ll explore writing about it, and yourself, through guided stream of consciousness writing (basically, writing your thoughts as they flow, like journal writing.) You’ll take parts of what you wrote and arrange them into a poem. Everyone will have an opportunity to read their poem, or an excerpt, if they wish (not required.) During this session, we’ll also spend time giving each other positive feedback and constructive criticism. If you want feedback and help with poems you wrote from the first session, bring them along. I will give clear and simple directions ahead of time on how to give feedback so don’t worry if you’ve never done this before. If you’re interested in submitting poems to literary journals, we can go over how that’s done and how to write both a cover letter and a writer bio to submit with your work.

Supply List:

  • laptop. This type of activity tends to flow better on paper but if you feel you won't be able to do this on paper then bring your laptop.
  • Pencil or pen.
  • Highlighters and/or different color pens if you want to use them while we read poems together and you want to highlight or underline elements you like. You may also find them helpful during the editing session.
  • Folder or clipboard to hold onto handouts if you don’t want to tuck them in your journal.
  • For the second session, bring a meaningful object (or pictures of it if you can’t bring it) for your own reference to write about.

Instructor's Bio:

Shagufta Mulla is an Amherst Writers & Artists writing workshop facilitator, artist, and poet. Her poetry has been featured in ARC Journal, Orangepeel, and Blood Moon Journal. She holds a DVM from Colorado State University and a BS from the University of Arizona. Shagufta lives in Independence, OR and she can be found on Instagram @s.mulla.dvm.

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the 2 sessions. Payment is $50.


Taught by


$50 for 5 classes

Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 @ 1:30-3:30

These classes will be in the newly renovated KAA classroom. Subject matter for the first project will be floral. Class will decide on the subject for all sessions after the first one. Call Nancy at 503-871-3807 for more information. Any skill level will enjoy this class, especially newcomers. Students have a choice of attending class in-person or virtually. Register online at

Supply list for Paint-a-long classes is as follows:

  • A selection of professional grade paints in tubes. Bring what you have that is not student grade.
  • 6 or 8 sheets of watercolor paper approximately 11” x 14” (quarter sheet). Arches, Winsor Newton, Lana, and Fabriano are appropriate for this class. Paper will be available for purchase in the class.
  • Number 12 round synthetic (or natural bristle) brushes plus smaller and/or larger brushes. Craft type brushes and most oil painting brushes are not usable for watercolor.
  • Water containers, pencils, white erasers, rulers or some kind of straight edge, palette for mixing and/or/ storing paints, clean cotton rags or paper towels, Board of some kind larger than your paper, clips and/or white masking tape, any other supplies you usually use.
  • Extras would be masking fluid and rubber cement eraser, waterproof pen and ink such as Micron or Pitts, water soluble crayons, salt, spray bottle for water, watercolor pencils, scraps of watercolor paper for testing colors or trying techniques.
  • If you are uncertain about paints or brushes or other supplies, bring what you have to first class and the instructor will make sure you have what you need until you can buy your own. Art Department on Commercial Street (under the parking garage) will give you a nice discount if you tell them that you are in KAA classes.

Please click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the 5 classes. Payment is $50.

Fraktur Fancy ~ Innovative Pencil class w/ Bobbie Redington - CETiP

Saturday, October 16th, 2021 ~ 10am until 4pm

Live Class in the Keizer Arts Classroom & Virtual Online Class

Students will prep the background, transfer the design & use acrylic washes with colored pencils to create this beautiful 8x10” Fraktur. We will also discuss mounting paper on wood and framing options.

Class Price is $50.00 & includes complete pattern packet w/ color photos, 140# Watercolor Paper, Jo Sonja Artists Colours Acrylics paint. ($5 additional fee for virtual student supplies to be shipped)

Students provide their own *supplies & colored pencils listed below. Some supplies including colored pencils will be available for separate purchase in class.

Please bring your own Lunch, Snacks and Beverages

Supplies: watercolor brushes (1” flat, a couple different small rounds, liner), grey graphite paper, small tip stylus, 12” clear plastic ruler, soft white eraser, crumb brush, small water container, small plastic pallet, paper towels, small water spray bottle, pencil sharpener, Spray Mat Workable Fixative, hair dryer or craft heat gun

Prismacolor Premier colored pencils: PC935 Black - PC908 Dark Green - PC901 Indigo Blue - PC918 Orange - PC922 Poppy Red

Please select your preferred class location, "Live In Classroom" or "Virtual Online", then click on "Pay Now" to register and pay for the class.

Class Location

Great Teaching Opportunities

KAA has created an instructional environment that will meet all your teaching needs.

In-person Classes

  • Well Lighted Classroom
  • Up to 12 Students
  • Art Library

Online Classes

  • Fast Internet
  • Professional Equipment
  • Unlimited Number of Remote Students
  • In-class Live Technical Support

Patio Classes

  • Large Open Patio
  • Attractive Setting

Contact KAA ( for more info and class scheduling

Special For Oregon Trail Card Holders

KAA online classes are being offered free for Oregon Trail Card holders. Class registration is a simple online process. Please join us for a class.

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If a KAA class is cancelled, you will receive a FULL REFUND that can be used for a future class or returned to you.


If YOU wish to cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the scheduled class, you will receive CREDIT towards a future class. If YOU cancel 1 week prior to the scheduled class, you will receive a 50% CREDIT towards a future class. If YOU do not attend the class, there will be no refund or credit. Art class instructors are paid based on student enrollment. This policy enables our quality instructors to plan for their class.

Background: "Climbing Light" by Stacie Clark

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