Classes at PCC:

All skill levels and styles welcome, with personal attention, demos, and constructive feedback. PCC classes are now at the Rock Creek campus, room 105, Beaverton, OR. Enroll Online at or by phone 971 722-8888.

*Note 50% discount for age 62+ at PCC. Apply at 971 722-8888 after enrollment.

Sketching and Painting

Two Saturdays, Oct 1 and 8, 9:30 am to 4 pm

Combine quick sketches and painting in one class. Small black and white sketches are brilliant guides to design and compose superior paintings. Simplify a complex scene with rapid studies, edit, invent, then advance to better watercolors or acrylics. Learn painting methods, tools and techniques for lasting results. Visual aids, class notes, demos, analysis techniques and valuable constructive critiques included.

Acrylics are Easy!

Two Saturdays, Oct 22 and 29, 9:30 am to 4 pm

Explore the special characteristics of acrylics, from washes to glazes and final opaque brush strokes. Learn to use the transparent qualities -- similar to watercolors, AND opaque features -- similar to oils. Discover how Gesso can help you resurrect a troubled painting and launch you into new inspired directions.

Land and Sea Painting, cancelled, see next term

Two Saturdays, 9:30 am to 4 pm

Learn to master traditional landscapes, seascapes, or any celebration of nature in watercolors or acrylics in two comprehensive sessions. Capture light and atmosphere; explore essential design and composition lessons; discover the similarities and techniques of both mediums.

Stop Dithering, Start Creating

Two Saturdays, Dec 3 and 10, 9:30 am to 4 pm

Celebrate imagination and creativity with novel tasks and experiments; overcome temptation to obsess over inconsequential details. Stimulating exercises present pathways for inspiration, new directions, and personal creative growth. Acrylic and watercolor painters of all skill levels welcome. Expect encouragement, demos, practical painting techniques.