Open Level Class "Six Ways To Start, My Ideas Broken Into Pieces" - September 2017

Dates: September 20-24th (Thursday - Monday)
Hours: 5 days 11:00am - 6:00pm with an hour lunch break in the middle of the day.
Price: $900 all supplies included.

location - 3022 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
questions? email
contact studio ph 503 235 8549

10 Students

To sign up pay the deposit of $200.00 to secure your space.

Payment can be made via check, paypal or money-order. You will receive an email confirming your spot soon after your payment is received.
If you are not paying via paypal please email the class registrar at to hold your space.
This 200$ reservation deposit is NOT REFUNDABLE. The remaining $700.00 must be paid in full 2 month before class (July 20th) unless other arrangements are made..

You can use this paypal button to pay your deposit, final payment or make the payment and full.

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Deposits and Cancellations

In the case of cancellations there will be NO REFUNDS made less then 2 month before class.. the 200$ hold deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. If you can find a person to fill your spot, we can move them into your spot and you can get a refund of your deposit from your replacement student. email me at that time to work out the details.

Class Information

Open Level Workshop open to all creatives looking to learn new techniques to integrate into their current style or just learn to start painting

- The studio work area is aprox 1300 sqft, so plenty of space and individual attention. It doesn't get much better than this as we will be in my actual studio with all my supplies, artwork and things pretty much exactly as I like them.

-Friday the 21st at 6:30pm, after the second day of class we will have a pizza dinner and drinks, my treat at Baby Doll Pizza just a few block from the studio. You may bring your partner or a friend to join us. This will give us all a chance to meet and get loose. There is Vegan and Gluten Free pizza available.

-There is a whole foods one block down the road from my studio and an abundance of restaurants, food carts, and local fare walking distance from the studio. There is a fridge at the studio to store food as well.

Supplies List

Blick paint, brushes, black pencils, oil pastels, and painting surfaces will be supplied by me.

You may bring started or finished pieces to work off of if you feel stuck with them, these techniques are a good way to break through.

Please try to only bring what you need. I want everyone to have as much space as they need and extra materials tend to crowd the space.

Class Description

These classes will have more structure. Each day will have planned lessons each focused on an aspect of process and idea. We will begin each day with a lecture demo focused on a particular process. You will then work on individual lessons for the entire day. I will be critiquing and guiding students through out the day but remaining focused on one core idea per day. The remaining time will be left for individual work and experimentation between the previous days lessons. There will be question and answer sessions as well as critiques throughout the days.









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Link to Press

Link to resume and statement..

Link to site with over 2000 examples of my work.. updated every week...