Wednesday, October 23, 2019

I haven’t fallen off the edge of the world or building.

Instead, I’ve been incredibly busy with a new project:  getting our house ready for a sale and move. We’ve been working on it since mid-summer. The hardest part was breaking down the classroom and office and returning the space to a living room and dining room. Finally, that’s done.

So what happens to the classes and workshops?
For now nothing will change. My home-studio classroom is now in its original space—the front room (den) and can hold 10 in a pinch, but I’m still limiting classes to six people. Once the dust settles here, I plan on hosting a workshop in November (Drawing Birds) and December (Pen & Ink). Travel sketching workshops will continue as always—this next year we’re headed to Aix en Provence, France, in late April (see below for class and workshop details). My website will be updated soon.

Where are you moving to?
That’s a good question. We originally thought we were going to Port Townsend or Sequim, WA, which may still happen, but we’re now investigating the Vancouver and Camas areas.

Will you stop teaching?
Nah, I’ll won’t stop (until I drop). I will be converting everything to online classes, which I am in the process of learning how to operate. In fact, this new direction will be far better than my limited brick and mortar set up. Here’s why:
  • It will be live
  • I can offer the class to 20 students per session
  • You can live anywhere, no commuting needed
  • No concern about weather (unless your power goes out)
  • You can learn in your pj’s.
  • You can meet new people. Since the program is online and live, you will be able to share ideas, ask questions as is done in any other class.
Will you continue your newsletters?
Yes, just give me at least another month and I’ll be back in the saddle again, seeking new and interesting art horizons to discuss. In fact, any subject ideas are always welcomed!

What's Coming Up?
Fall Classes

Further information contact me:

Art of Sketching Begins  10/29 Two openings
Learning to sketch actually improves your drawing skills; besides it’s amazingly fun.
Mixed media
Limited supply list
Every Tuesday morning
10 am to 12:30 pm
$80 per five-week term

The Morning Draw Begins 10/30 Full class
We will be exploring a variety of subjects and drawing techniques.
Mixed media
Limited supply list.
Every Wednesday morning
10 am to 12:30 pm
$80 per five-week term

Fall Art Workshops
All of our workshops are held at Glastonbury Studios in Tigard from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $90 per person, unless stated differently. Pre-registration is required.To register or for more information, please contact me at

Saturday, November 16
Sketching Flowers

Saturday, December 7
Pen and Ink—the traditional way

2020 Sketch'n on the Go!™ Workshops
Mark your calendar.

Every year I take students to different locations. In 2019, it was Ireland. In 2020, I’m planning a trip to Aix en Provence. We are now in the planning stage, but will have everything in place shortly.

Workshop Tuition
The workshop tuition is $800 per person and covers a week of instruction. Hotel rooms, transportation costs, food, entrance fees etc. are additional.  If you are taking a friend or partner, the companion fee is $250.

Travel Agent
For the travel side, I work with Barb Gossack, owner of the Expedia Cruise Ship Centers in Wilsonville (yes a brick and mortar location). For more information on any of these trips, you can contact her at

 Aix en Provence 
Itinerary and Hotel TBD
April 26-May 2, 2020

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