~ Classes ~

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


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The Art of the Intuitive Sketch in Oil & Soft Pastel

with Sondra Holtzman

April 14, Noon - 1:00 PM - From Sondra "One of the most important and enjoyable components of my painting process is what I call the intuitive sketch. It’s a bit like a thumbnail but more like a miniature painting. By restricting myself to a small format (no larger than 6x4”) and a time constraint of no more than 30 minutes, I’m forced to paint quickly while addressing composition, simple shapes and value. Back in the studio, I make it a point not to alter the finished sketch in any way, even if I’m tempted to ‘make it better.’ For me, these intuitive sketches are more exciting than a finished painting as they capture being in a moment in time. I will be showing examples of my oil and soft pastel sketches along with a few finished paintings in oil and soft pastel."

Donation: $3

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

"Quiting Time", Sondra Holtzman


Mondays: Mixers: 1-4 PM; All mediums welcome. Contact Barbara Crislip at barbjc45@yahoo.com.

Tuesdays: Pastels Tuesdays; 10 AM – 2 PM; Contact: Kay Terzian at kaymarie.terzian@gmail.com; 541-388-1706.

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 at michelleoberg39@gmail.com.


fee based - open to members and non-members


with Maria Wattier & Mattie Corya-Swanson

Sunday, April 16 1:00-5 PM. Join Maria  & Mattie for an afternoon gathering of women creating and expressing feminine soul wisdom through mixed-media collage. No experience necessary - all levels welcome.  

Cost: $20 plus $14 for journal.

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.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Maria & Mattie facilitate a monthly workshop of mixed media collage. The intent of this gathering is to support and encourage women in expressing their creative, wise selves via mixed media journaling. Special journals, along with images, paints, decorative papers, and a variety of ephemera are provided. The workshop begins with a brief mediation to help set the ‘space’ and the afternoon is spent flowing whatever arises into the journal pages. Maria and Mattie are both artists, crones and spiritual directors who also co-facilitate annual women’s retreats.


Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27; 9:30AM-Noon AND 6 - 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

About the Artist: David has a B. A. 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. www.kinker.com

“Autumn’s Fury”, by Michael Wise 

About the Artist: Michael Wise holds a BS in Medical Illustration from Iowa State University, and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Northwestern Health University. His work leans toward representational impressionism placed upon abstracted backgrounds. The result is a painting that is alive, rich in color, and flowing with movement. His goal is to have the viewer experience the sensation of stepping into the scene. He currently shows his work at Hood Avenue Gallery in Sisters, Oregon. 


Tuesday, April 11, April 25, May 9, May 23, 2:30 – 5:30PM. This drop-in open studio session is designed for oils artists looking to explore and develop skills in oil painting. Mike will provide technical assistance and creative insight to guide students in the painting process. Participants will receive individual instruction time. Each class will begin with a brief lecture/demo, reviewing fundamentals of oil, focusing on color mixing, paint application, brush strokes, and composition. 

Participants are encouraged to bring in paintings or reference material that they wish to work on, canvas or panel boards to paint on, and their own oil painting materials. Basic painting supplies, such as brushes, palettes, pallette knives, mediums, and paint will be available for use by new students, and for other participants to experiment with.


Members: $20/class

Non-members: $30

All levels of experience are welcome

 For more information contact mikewiseart@gmail.com 

Penelope sketching at Hideway


Members - $40

Non-members - $45

Fee is payable at class; cash, or check payable to SageBrushers Art Society. Note: $10 per student will pay for materials reimbursement; the remainder is being generously donated to SageBrushers! 

A materials list will be sent upon registration. Class size is limited to 20.

To register, please contact Barbara Crislip, barbjc45@yahoo.com.

 Sign up deadline is May 1

ART FOR A TRAVEL JOURNAL with Penelope Youngfeather

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Whether your travel plans are coming soon or still in your dreams, please join us to explore the ways you can document your adventures in ways more personal and intimate than a cellphone photo. A travel journal can recapture the memory, joy, and emotion of your favorite sights and destinations in meaningful ways.

During this class, Penelope will share examples of different types of journals and sketchbooks, convenient travel paint sets, brushes, and colored pencils. We will learn what makes up the perfect travel kit, plus the techniques for keeping a visual journal on-the-go. We will learn how to create expressive sketches with watercolors and other media, all pared down for travel convenience. She will inspire us with embellishments of lettering, borders, and page layouts. Our journals may include maps, tickets, and other collaged items, or daily logs of adventures. Come have fun in a friendly group setting, and begin (or add to), your own travel journal. Penelope will provide many art materials to try out, including watercolor travel sets, water-barrel brushes, watercolor pencils, and wax-based colored pencils. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Penelope Youngfeather taught sketchbook classes in Eugene for four years before moving to Sisters, and is continuing to teach in Central Oregon. In 2019, she was the assistant instructor on Ken O’Connell’s Sketching in Italy, a two-week workshop in the medieval hill towns of Umbria. She is currently working in her Sketchbook #68.


June 8, 1PM – 4PM. Join renowned international visiting artist Peter Wood for a demonstration of acrylic painting using a unique approach with sponge rollers and brushes. Peter will paint from a photograph of a local central Oregon scene while sharing his knowledge of painting and experiences in the many places he has traveled to paint. Attendees will come away with new technical strategies, tips, information and stimulating ideas. 

Cost is $20

Seating is limited. 

Please RSVP to Scott at scotthdyer@yahoo.com.

About the Artist: Born near Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, Peter Wood is descended from Hampshire smugglers, Sussex horse dealers and aristocracy. As part of a R.A.F. family, he travelled widely as a child, including Singapore and the Far East. He holds a B.A. Hons. Degree from Camberwell College of Art, London and a Post Graduate Teaching Qualification from Brighton University. His skills encompass teaching all the fine arts, drawing, painting in many mediums, ceramics and sculpture, woodcarving, mixed crafts, taxidermy and more. He has appeared in national and international publications such as Leisure Painter, International Artist, the S.A.A, and Lincolnshire Today. In 2016 he was accepted as an artist within the Washington Green and Castle arts galleries. peterwoodarts.com

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