Regularly scheduled Thursday daytime and evening demonstrations are free and open to the public!





Thursday, June 7, 7:00pm
Doors open with informal critique session at 6:30pm, Demo at 7pm

Nicole Poole
"Illuminated Lettering"


Join Nicole Poole as she shares the process of creating illuminated letters. ‘Illuminate’ comes from the Latin, illumináre, meaning to light or to glow. Illumination, often beginning with a single stand-alone image, brings attention and beauty to texts. Nicole will begin with a drawn letter and embellishments that frame or interact with it. The letter will be inked-in and enhanced with mixed-media to add color and depth. She will finish the letter with gold paint, a modern and quick way to achieve the look of gilded gold and a classic component of Illumination.

Nicole Poole is an illustrator, calligrapher and teacher. She was awarded the California Arts Scholarship in 1993 and has studied with various artists and schools concentrating on painting, sculpture, glassblowing, children’s book illustration, calligraphy and design. She creates her own ongoing body of work, as well as for clients in Oregon and California. She instructs in the Portland area and the Oregon coast, including at Oregon Society of Artists.

You can follow her on Instagram @lionandpoppy



Thursday, June 14, 11am
Doors open at 10am

Chas Martin
"Visualization to Realization"

Visualization transforms your raw idea into its ultimate execution. It’s an exploration through sketches, painting, modeling, photos and more. Each step moves you closer to realizing your vision. Chas will demonstrate his own visualization techniques from graphite to watercolor to wire to finished sculpture.

Chas is a painter, sculptor and instructor. In a previous role as creative director, he guided individuals toward the definitive expression of their ideas. He is a former instructor at Boston Art Institute, San Francisco Academy of Art University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Northwest Academy and Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.



Thursday, June 21, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Greg Lewis
"No.14 - Women in Art - Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Nevelson”


The artistic works of these three women helped to change the course of Western art and left a lasting legacy of creativity. They inspired countless artists to create in new directions.

American artist, Mary Cassatt was rejected in a male-dominated art society at the turn of the 19th century, only to find her artistic voice in Europe and beyond. Georgia O'Keeffe used her artistic ability to see beauty in colors, forms and textures in landscapes and objects of nature. And artist/sculptor, Louise Nevelson, who brought her glorious assembly sculptures onto the world stage ​and never looked back.

Art Without Passports Series is in its second season. See you there!