Art Fridays: Winter 2018 Session: Tour the World!

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Friday, February 09, 2018  3:45 PMEnds:Friday, March 23, 2018  5:45 PM

$12 per class ($72 for 7-class series)


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts continues its popular Art Fridays visual arts programming for middle-school students at the Newport Visual Arts Center. In the seven-week series, running February 9 to March 23,students will tour the world, learning about art practices and traditions from Mongolia to Japan, from Mexico to Africa, and more.

Art Fridays classes are geared toward 5th to 8th graders (10 - 14 years of age). Classes are from 3:45pm to 5:45pm at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Beach Dr.). Cost: $12 per class, or $72 for series of 7 classes (scholarships available). All classes are limited to 15 students. An exhibit of student work from the session will be held in the VAC’s “Classroom Gallery.”

To register, call 541-265-6569 or email for a program flyer and registration form.

Special thanks to the Nye Beach Merchants Association and contributors to the OCCA Youth Arts Fund and the Nancy Jane Reid Fund.

Art Fridays Winter 2018 Class Schedule

Feb. 9
African Block Printing on Fabric
(Adinka Symbols of the Akan in Ghana)
Instructor: Marcy Kenyon
Feb. 16
Mayan Metalsmithing
Instructor: Marcy Kenyon
Feb. 23
Japanese Shibori Dyeing
Instructor: Jan Kenyon
March 2
Northwest Indigenous Designs and Petroglyphs (Flag Printing)
Instructor: Michael Guerriero
March 9
Mongolian Felt Painting
Instructor: Tash Wesp
March 16
Mexican Art (Diego Rivera and Traditional Weaving Designs)
Instructor: Eileen Hearne
March 23
Asian Painting on Small Canvases
Instructor: Eileen Hearne

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