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Instructor lead classes

Only $20 a class!

$15 a class for Guild Members

First time? Only $10!

Classes are held @ 3201 NE 148th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97220 (bottom floor of the River Crest Community Church, park in the lower lot enterance in the rear).

Monday Morning Classes

From 10 AM to 2 PM

Painting of Rosie by Carolynn Wagler

“Simply Watercolor Portraits” with Carolynn Wagler

August 6, 13 & 27th


CAROLYNN WAGLER has been painting water color for over 17 years has been teaching watercolor and pastels in the Portland area for several years. Her unique use of color gives her paintings a vibrancy and freshness that has earned her awards in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. In 2016 her winning painting from the Leading Age Art Oregon competition was shown at the state capital in Salem. Carolynn was juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon and is part of a local critique group from the WSO. She started painting Fine Art by taking a watercolor class at MHCC in 2001. She has also taken workshops from Alvaro Castagnet, Paul Jackson, John Lovet, Bev Jozwaik, Vickie Nelson, Marla Baggetta, Scott C. Johnson, Harold Walkup, Brenda Boylan, Jean Haines of the UK.and a portrait workshop by Chris Stubbs.


The method I use is to try to simplify the process as much as possible yet get the image to resemble the subject. We will have two light boxes to use to trace the prominent lines in the face. You will need tracing paper and graphite paper. We will begin with a fun face, such as Wonder Woman to learn the basics. I will provide the photo for that class. Then, to paint your choices, you will need to bring your own (very clear) color 8 x 10 photo. I will provide illustrations for practicing different parts of the face and different ethnicities, so that you will end up with a notebook of exercises and reference colors.

You may contact Carolynn at

Her website can be viewed at fineartamerica Carolynn Wagler

Coming Soon!

Next Month Monday Class

Sondra Stephenson Oils & Acrylics "Painting Dreams and Memories"

Evening Classes

From 6 PM to 9 PM

painting by Gary Michael

“Painting Made Easy & Fun With Gary Michael”

August 27th

Open to all levels. Some drawing experience may be desirable. Emphasis will be on composition, value shapes, focal point and accurate observation. A quick demonstration will start each session; then lots of individual attention.

You may choose your subject. Bring reference photos or borrow some of mine. Keep it simple!

Gary Michael is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Northwest Pastel Society. He was born in Portland, practiced architecture for many years and still plays his trumpet in three ensembles.

Gary can be contacted at:

His website can be viewed at

Coming Soon!

Next Month Evening Class

Open studio come paint with us!