Artwork by Southwest Washington and Oregon artists.


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Check out some new class offerings. Supply lists can be found at the front desk of The Broadway Gallery.

Students should wear clothes they don’t mind getting paint on. Students who miss a class can contact the instructor for make-up lessons.

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Potential students who would like to apply for a scholarship to attend classes at the Broadway Gallery can use this application form.  Bring in or mail in this form and our scholarship chair will respond as quickly as possible.

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About Our Teachers

Our artists work and live in your community. Many are teachers at
local schools. Some of our artists have been with us since we opened in 1982. Some are nationally recognized, many have won awards at juried shows, some have written and/or illustrated books. All work passionately to express their artistic visions. All feel that it is very important to have an artistic presence in the community and so choose to support this view by showing and working at the Broadway Gallery. We sincerely appreciate the support the community has given the gallery over the years.

Scholarships for Youth

Scholarships are available for students 7 – 18 years of age who are interested in art classes and otherwise unable to afford the classes. Forms are available at the Gallery, or by email to Susan at

Children’s Classes

Children and Painting

Teacher: Scott Mc Rae
Dates: Tuesdays*    Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 1: October 8, 15, 22, 29
Session 2: November 12, 19, 26 and December 10
Fee: $60 per session (4 classes)
Class size: 1 – 6   Ages: 7 – 12
In this class children will learn to mix colors. In each class, the child will look from objects to get their ideas to paint. The student will paint on several different types of surface, and as their confidence grows, they can learn to paint expressively.
Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.
Please call ahead if you can’t make a lesson and Scott will provide a make up lesson.
All supplies included.

**Classes will not be held on the 1st Tuesday of the month.**

Children’s Painting for Fun

Teacher: Susy Halverson
Dates: Wednesdays, September 18-November 13
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Fee: $15
Class Size: 1-7 Ages: 8 and up
Susy gives each student the fun experiences with water clean up oil paint at his or her level. She guides them in their desired subject while gently challenging them toward learning the joy of art.

Children and Adult Classes

Oil Painting for Enrichment

Teacher:Susy Halverson
Dates:Wednesdays, Sept. 18 – Nov. 13
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Class size: 1-7 Ages: 8 through Adult
Fee: $12 , use your own paint; 15, use Susy’s paint

All skill levels welcome
A canvas up to 18×24 will be supplied for all students.

If you have always wanted to paint but didn’t have the time, energy, or were concerned about the investment for the materials this is the class for you. You have the choice between buying your own paints and using Susy’s paints. You will want to invest in brushes as you get more interested. Water mixable oil paints are used in this class. They are very low odor, clean up with soap and water and work just like oil paint.

Come prepared to have fun and learn new techniques with water mixable oil pain. Susy specializes in landscapes and waterscapes but students paint what they desire with guidance. Susy guides each student where and when they need it in a very positive and fun way. Her sense of humor and love of painting keep everyone laughing and learning. Students may bring regular oil paints but are asked to clean their brushes at home.

Oil Painting

Teacher:Lorena Birk
Date: Fridays Time:3:30-5:30 pm
Fee: $15 with your own supplies; $25 with Lorena’s supplies
Ages: 7 through senior

This oil painting class will focus on animals, composition, anatomy, and color. Specific focus will be showing how to create an engaging composition and on animal anatomy of the chosen subject. If the student has some experience with oil paints, the focus will be on teaching them more about painting style and also giving suggestions on new techniques they might try to improve their own style. Novice students will start with basics (this includes a drawing lesson combined with a painting class) and work up through several sessions until they feel more comfortable with the medium. The goal is to explore the paints and have the artist develop their own style while learning about the animals they are painting.

Adult Classes

Beginning Painting

Teacher: Susy Halverson
Dates: September 19- November 7 Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Class size: 1-7 Ages: Adult
Fee: $12, use your own paint; $15, use Susy’s paint
Have you ever desired to paint, mix colors and have a great time? That’s what you will do in this class. No experience or materials are required just come and have a great time. Beginners will have a great time learning some techniques in painting a landscape complete with a beautiful sky and reflection lake.

Clay: Small Garden Pond

Teachers:Adrienne Stacey and Trudy Woods
Dates: Thursdays, September 19 and October 3
Time: Noon to 2 pm
Fee: $75
Class size: Limit 8 Ages: Adult
Make your own original outdoor pond out of stoneware clay. The first class will be forming rolled slabs and decorating with texture. If you would like, bring 2-3 items to impress in the clay. Between sessions, the ponds will be thoroughly dried and Bisque fired. The second class will be glazing the ponds. They will be fired after the second class, and will be available for pick-up at the gallery after Oct. 10.

Acrylic Painting for Adults

Teacher:Scott McRae
Dates: Mondays Time:: 10:00 am – Noon
Fee: $80 per session (4 classes)
Class Size: 1-6 Ages: High School through Adult
Session 1: October 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 2: November 4, 18, 25, December 2
In this class, students will broaden their knowledge of colors, learn to successfully work with acrylic paint, create watercolor effects with acrylics, and gain confidence creating pleasing compositions. Come and enjoy working with this versatile medium.
Supplies provided by instructor.
Please call ahead if you can’t make a lesson and Scott will provide a make up lesson.
Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on.

Drawing Animals

Teacher:Beth Bailey
Dates: Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22
Time: 5:30- 7:00 pm
Fee: $45 (3 classes)
Class Size: 3-8 Ages: 15 to adult
You can learn to draw pets or wildlife animals if you understand some basic skills of proportion. There are ways to help improve your skills so you can create a great drawing of your favorite animal. We will be working on one domestic and one wildlife animal to develop methods of approaching your favorite animal. We will use two different mixed media techniques for each drawing. Supplies will be available but you may want to have a drawing pad 9×12 to record your progress.

Whether you have had drawing experience or not, you will benefit from this class to help you with any subject or medium you choose. Most supplies provided; please bring or purchase a 8×10 or 9×12 drawing pad to keep a journal of your progress.

Small Acrylic Painting

Teacher:Beth Bailey
Dates: Tuesdays, November 12,19, 26 Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Fee: $60
Class Size: 3-8 Ages: 16 and older
Each class session will feature a different subject that you will be able to complete in the 1.5 hours. Whether you have worked with acrylics or not, you will learn some techniques that will help throughout the course. Drawing skills are a plus but not required. All supplies will be provided…nothing to purchase. What fun it would be to use this class to create a gift for a friend or family member!

Advanced Clay Class

Teachers:Adrienne Stacey and Trudy Woods
Dates: Thursdays, Nov. 21 and Dec. 12 Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Fee: $75
Class Size:Limit 8  Age: Adult
Required: Beginning class or permission of instructor
Explore techniques and processes beyond the beginning class. Make one project: another pond, a wall hanging, a tray, a bowl , or something of your choosing, using the same techniques as in the beginning class, or add to your knowledge by making handles, fingerpainting, using underglazes, porcelain dusting, and more.

Paint Parties & Events

Gifting Workshop for Adults

Beth Bailey
Date:Monday, Dec. 9
Time: 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Fee: $25
Class size: 3-8   Ages: 21 and up

This workshop will be a great way to create something great for your family or friends. We will be creating a unique one-of-a-kind sign for display indoors or outdoors. You get to choose your special theme and decorations. All supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring any special items you’d like to add. We will also have some light refreshments to put us in the season’s spirit.

Gifting Workshop for Children

Beth Bailey
Date:Monday, December 16
Time: 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Fee: $20
Class size: 3-8 Ages: 10 through 16
This workshop will be a great way to create something great for a family member or friend. We will be creating a unique one-of-a-kind gift. All supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring any special items you’d like to add. Please bring a 3×5 or 4×6 photo of the person you want to gift. We will also have some light refreshments to put us in the season’s spirit.

Other Gallery Events

First Thursdays on September 5, October 3, and November 7. New art, free music and snacks. Meet with friends in this special atmosphere from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Check out what other things are happening at the Broadway Gallery on our Events or Community pages.