Bonnie Paisley - Paisley Studios Fine Art Instruction in Portland


Studio Memberships are now available!
There are currently 2 spots left (as of July)
Please read below and contact me if you are interested:

The Basics:

Large shared work space with LOTS of natural light and open studio hours
A variety of storage (bin and upright storage) for your personal materials
10 memberships available at $100/month per membership
Women or female identifying individuals only

Who You Are:

You are a woman, or an individual who identifies as female, who is seeking a place to do your work. You are looking for a dedicated studio space to develop, return to, or continue your creative practice. You know that creative work is integral to your well being, and when you arrive at the studio you are focused on your practice.
You eschew the myth that art is made alone in an isolated space. You believe in working along side other women and seek to maintain a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
You are comfortable with and willing to clean up your work space and store your materials in the space provided to you when you leave for the day

What the studio CAN offer:

A large communal work space with a variety of tables for flat work, as well as upright easels and wall space for larger works.
Ample natural light during the day, ceiling fans, windows that open onto the city, easy access to public transportation
Storage bins provided to each member as well as some upright or flat file storage as space allows
After completing an introductory training session, access to a small printing press and print room for relief printing, monotypes, etc.
Generous studio hours for a variety of schedules (see below)*
The opportunity to meet and work alongside other female artists

What the studio CANNOT offer:

Private, individual studio spaces
Space for very toxic odors such as epoxy resins or spray paints (oil paint is ok with proper storage and disposal of rags, paint, and Gamsol only solvents)
Ceramic facilities
Photography facilites
Intaglio etching facilities (I don’t have any acid baths)
In room sink—there is a communal sink, shared with the other tenants, in the hallway near the men’s and women’s restrooms
Complete and serene silence at all times—the studio faces a busy street, as well as two neighboring establishments that play music for classes (capoeira and cardio boxing). It is fairly quiet during the day, and all classes seem to be held from 5pm to 8pm, with a few on the weekends.
Air conditioning—this is something I am exploring for the future. We will see how this summer goes…

*Members will have access to the studio during the following hours (subject to change in the future as classes are added to the schedule):

Monday 7am-9am, 1pm-5pm, 8pm on
Tuesday All Day and night
Wednesday 7am-9am, 1pm on
Thursday All Day and night
Friday All Day and night
Saturday All Day and night
Sunday All Day and night

Door to the street opens around 6am and locks automatically at 8pm—(if you want to work at night, you would need to arrive before 8pm)

About Bonnie:

Bonnie Paisley received her BFA in 1999 from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA in 2004 from Portland State University. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon where her work has been exhibited at Ogle Gallery, the Art Gym, and the Alysia Duckler Gallery. She has installed work in Tryon Creek State Park and collaborated with the Crumb Collective for an installation for the Kitchen Sink. She uses a wide range of mediums and techniques, and is always searching for the space between painting and sculpture.

Bonnie has been teaching private, small group art classes for the last 10 years to anyone who has a desire to explore paint, learn to see better, and experiment with pushing the creative side of their brain!

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