Artwork by Southwest Washington and Oregon artists.

Classes

All Classes have been Postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.

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We are evaluating when we can safely have 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.

Download and print this application

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 supolas@gmail.com

Children’s Classes

Art Basics for Children

Teacher: Scott Mc Rae
Dates: Tuesdays*    Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 1: April 14,28 and May 6*, 12
Session 2: May 19, 26, and June 9 and 16
Fee: $60 per session (4 classes)
Class size: 1 – 6   Ages: 7 – 12
* May 6 is a Wednesday
Students can expect to learn to grab the attention of people looking at their art. Once they have people looking at their painting, they will be taught methods to keep them looking at their art piece. Children will learn perspective methods that have been used for centuries. The student will draw and paint objects including their favorite fruits. Scott will teach methods of making an object look like you can reach out and touch it. Drawing from photographs will also be a part of this class based on what the student wants to draw and paint.
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 are included.

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

Children’s and Adults’ Classes

Oil Painting

Teacher: Lorena Birk
Dates: Fridays, starting April 3rd
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Fee: $15, use your own supplies; $25, use Lorena’s supplies
Class Size: 1-7 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

Open Clay Class

Teacher:  Adrienne Stacey and Trudy Woods
Dates:
Thursdays, starting April 2 & 16
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Class Size: Limit to 8   Ages: adult
Fee: $75

Beginners will make a garden pond.
Advanced – your choice, let us know ahead, so we can have appropriate supplies
In the first class, the student will be forming slabs and decorating with texture. If you like, bring 3-4 items to impress in the clay.
Between classes your pieces will be thoroughly dried and bisque-fired. The second class will be glazing. They will be fired after the second class and will be available for pick up May 7, Thursday, after 5 pm.
All supplies and materials will be provided.

Acrylic Painting for Adults

Teacher:Scott McRae
Dates:  Mondays
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Class size: 1-6   Ages: High School through Adult
Fee: $80 per session(4 classes)
Session 1: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 2: May 4, 11, 18, 26* * May 26th is a Tuesday
Session 3: June 8, 15, 22, 29
Come and be a part of this class where the student will learn about how to use rules of perspective drawing to create greater depth in their painting. The student can expect to do some drawing using basic perspective rules and then apply those rules to their painting. Learn to create three dimensional
forms and landscapes using tried and true rules of perspective. The student can also expect to learn how color creates a sense of depth and how the use of dark colors and light colors can add to the perspective of a painting. Scott will share his color ideas in this class.
Please call ahead if you can’t make a lesson and Scott will provide a make up lesson.
Wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on.

Other Gallery Events

At this time, the gallery will not hold First Thursday Event on April 2. Please see our Facebook page for more updates as information unfolds. We hope that you will continue to support us as a small local business.  Your loyalty means a lot to us.  You can stop by the gallery during our normal business hours to pick up a gift certificate or we can mail it to you.

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