Art Fridays Return for Winter 2019 Session

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

Starts:Friday, December 21, 2018  4:35 PMEnds:Friday, March 22, 2019  6:00 PM

$12 per class ($72 for series of 7 classes)


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:

Art Fridays—OCCA’s popular visual art youth classes at the Newport Visual Arts Center—return for the winter 2019 session. The seven-part series will maintain a focus on the “FUNdamentals of Drawing & Painting.” Led by instructors Marcy Kenyon and Eileen Hearne, students will create still-lifes, self-portraits, human form drawings, collages and more.

Art Fridays Winter 2019 Class Schedule

Feb. 8 & 15— Winter Warm Up and Draw Learn to sketch what you see with line drawing and shading with charcoal. Bring your own object.

Feb. 22 — Let the Figure Move You Learn to express the movement and gesture of the human form.

March 1 — Scratch Your Head Off: A Self-Portrait Learn to create mood with shadow and light.

March 8 — Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan Arrange shapes in a composition and blend with values to create form with color.

March  15 — Mix It Up Express yourself using collage, stencils and paint.

March  22 — Painting Reflections On Water Reflect on new skills with a final project.

Art Friday 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 (711 NW Beach Dr.). Cost: $12 per class, or $72 for a series of 7 classes (scholarships available). All classes limited to 15 students. 

To register, call 541-265-6569 or email

Special thanks to members of the OCCA Youth Arts Advisory Group, supporters of the OCCA Youth Arts Fund and the Nancy Jane Reid Fund for Youth Arts, and the Nye Beach Merchants Association, for making the Art Fridays program possible.

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