~ Classes ~

All classes are held at 117 SW Roosevelt Ave, Bend, OR


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There will not be a Lunch N Learn in December - enjoy the holidays!

Friday, January 13, Noon - 1PM with David Kinker. Plien air painting on river trips is David’s happy place and teaching painting is also one of his greatest joys. Having recently returned from six weeks of travel in Chile and Argentina, David will have numerous small painting to share. He will also share his interpretation of aesthetics in painting, largely influenced by color.

Donation: $3

For more information about Lunch N Learn or to schedule a presentaton, please contact: Martha Morvec at mmorvec@gmail.com


Tuesdays: Pastels Tuesdays; 10 AM – 2 PM Contact: Barbara Alford 541-517-8481; balford6192@gmail.com

Wednesdays: Watercolor 10 - 12PM; Contact Jennifer Ware-Kempcke at jenniferware@rocketmail.com. You must be vaccinated to attend.

Wednesdays: Mixer Wednesday 1 PM – 4PM; This is a group of artists using mixed media. Contact: Jack Bridges at 541-550-7544

Fridays: Prime Time Artists, 9:30-2:00; Open to any medium. Contact: Michelle Oberg: 541-504-0214; michelleoberg39@gmail.com


fee based - open to members and non-members


with Maria Wattier & Mattie Corya-Swanson

Sunday, December 11; 1 PM-5 PM. Join Maria & Mattie for a monthly gathering of women creating and expressing feminine soul wisdom through mixed-media collage. No experience necessary, instruction and encouragement available as needed! Please come join us for a delightful afternoon in a circle of women. Cost: $20 plus $14 for journal.

All levels of experience are welcome.

For more information contact Mattie at swany139@hotmail.com

The mission of Wise Woman Emerging is gathering women in sacred circles, deepening

authentic, elder wisdom, creativity, presence and community.


Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 9 AM-12 PM. Ken will lead students in considering various combinations of pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint, pastel, and crayon to produce both small studies and larger finished works of art. Participants will explore fundamentals of art such as line, shape, color, texture, and value throughout the creative process. These classes will offer inspiration and exercises for those wishing to move from relative accuracy towards greater expressivity. Classes are open to the public and may be taken on a drop-in basis. Cost per class is $40, payable to the instructor at the class. Please RSVP in advance to Barb Crislip at barbjc45@yahoo.com

Students should provide the following materials:

  • 90lb or 140lb watercolor paper (22”x30”) or watercolor block (16”x20” or 18”x24”)

  • Pencils (3B,4B,5B,6B)

  • Willow charcoal

  • Soft pastels, set of 20 (Sennelier recommended)

  • Acrylic paint & brushes; watercolor, if preferred

  • Marabu Art Crayons

  • Portable easel, if available

About the Artist - Abstract painter Ken Marunowski holds a BFA in Studio Art and a PhD in Literacy and Rhetoric studies. Marunowski’s journey has taken him from the Midwest to France, where he was a 2016 artist-in-residence at the Marchutz School of Fine Art, and most recently to Central Oregon. Here in Bend, Ken teaches painting and drawing classes at Layor Art + Supply and leads groups of families, friends and colleagues in creating their own large, collaborative, abstract painting through his business, Spirit of Play Art. Marunowski is a member of the Red Chair Gallery in Bend and is represented by Portland’s LAURA VINCENT DESIGN & GALLERY. To learn more about the artist, visit www.kennethmarunowski.com.

“Poppy Dreaming”, Charcoal and Pastel on paper

About the Artist: David has a Bachelor of Arts in visual communication with an emphasis in Illustration. He also studies art history, architecture, world myth and the sciences. His academic background blends with his diverse world experiences such as ranching in the Wyoming Rockies, to living in the colorful influences of the southwest. David won a national award for his art at an early age and continues to demonstrate his diverse talents. David supports his community by creating murals in nursing homes, childcare centers and social services buildings. He works with numerous non-profit organizations producing decorative signage and illustration to enhance their image. To learn more about the artist, please visit https://www.kinker.com.


Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26; 9:30 AM-Noon & Thursday evenings, January 12, 19, 26, 6:00 PM- 8:30PM. Texture and value will always be a place to start and finish a painting. Learn powerful control of these elements as an aesthetic to visual mixing, and beyond. Building the foundations for better art, we will build upon and add skills as we move toward spring. Lecture, acrylic painting demonstration, and hands on individual instruction. Cost: $35/class.

All levels of experience are welcome.

For more information contact: dkinker@bendbroadband.com


Presented by Michelle Oberg

Monday, Januray 23 - 10 AM -12 PM. Michelle with demonstrate tools and techniques used to create her magic with acrylics. Donation $5

This event is open to members only.

Please rsvp to Barb Crislip at barbjc45@yahoo.com.

“Hill Side”, acrylic by Michelle Oberg