All demonstrations are free and open to the public!



Evening Demonstration -
Thursday, October 5, 7:00pm

Nancy Smith Klos
'The Art of the Nocturne: Colors and Values'

Nancy has always had a fascination with the way colors change so quickly and dramatically from the time of dusk and again at dawn. In this demo she will talk about her work in oils and in other mediums. She will also have a piece to paint on as we discuss the colors we call “White & Black”. Essentially these are colors we can create using various mixes. At times their pure forms are merited, but often these mixtures yield more effective results with more nuanced, harmonious impressions that capture the essence of those mysterious times when day turns into night.

Nancy Smith Klos established Klos Studios in 1990. She has taught drawing, painting, color theory and design for over 30 years to students of all ages and abilities. 

Her work has been featured on Oregon ArtBeat,HGTV’s Modern Masters & Oregon Considered (OPB-Educators Interview).

Nancy creates original art for a national clientele including shows, commissions and private collections. (OSA, AIS, LPAPA member) Nancy’s oil painting “PEPPERS” was recently included in the section on NW Woman Artists in Southwest Art Magazine-August 2017

Doors open at 6:00pm. The demonstration will be preceded by a short critique session. The demonstration itself starts at 7:00.

All age groups and art experience are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served 


Daytime Demonstration -
Thursday, October 12, 11:00am

Joanne Mehl
'Creating Flesh Tones in the Alla Prima Portrait'

Many artists struggle with creating convincing flesh tones in portrait and figure paintings. Because human skin reflects light and color, acute observation of warm and cool tones, and subtleties in changes of hue are required, along with the ability to group values, in order to successfully create the illusion of living skin.

Working from the live model, Joanne Mehl will demonstrate how to mix color to create a light and dark value pattern, and how to observe and mix warm and cool flesh tones while maintaining value groupings.

Joanne Mehl is a fine artist with over 30 years of experience creating quality artwork for her clients. Specializing in portraiture, figure painting and equine subjects, much of her work is commissioned portraits of individuals, families, and the animals they love; as well as various scenes offered for sale through her gallery or on her website.

Doors open at 10:00am. The demonstration starts at 11:00

Join us for a buffet lunch at 12:15pm