• Summer Figure Drawing

    Summer Figure Drawing

    Figure Drawing Monday Afternoon!

    On Monday afternoons (1-3pm), we will be taking a dive into the traditional and enduring practice of drawing from a live model. Instruction will begin with basic traditional techniques, but we will include some experimentation too!
    This is for everyone...we will make it easy for whatever level you are at. The human body is a beautiful machine and an endless source of inspiration!


    5 classes + 1 make up class
    Cost: $175 (this price includes a $50 charge for the model)

    Class dates are as follows:

    June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, and make up class on July 30*
    *there is currently no model scheduled for the make up class, but this may change if there is enough interest in having our model come back for an encore.

    If you do not want to draw a model, please consider signing up for the Monday evening class (6-8pm) or the Wednesday morning class (10-12noon)

    Monday Evening and Wednesday morning our "try a new thing" option will be multi-color linoleum block printing! There is a $35 materials fee if you would like to try this art form.

    Please contact Bonnie if you have any questions or would like to join a class!

    Very limited space available in all classes

  • New Sessions start the week of May 14th, 2018!

    New Sessions start the week of May 14th, 2018!

    New Session begins May 14th, 2018

    New classes will begin for currently enrolled students and new students the week of May 14th!

    Please contact Bonnie if you would like to join a class or learn more about the studio!

    New session (5 classes + 1 make up class)
    Cost: $125

    Monday 1-3pm (a few spots left!)
    Monday 6-8pm (a few spaces available!)
    Wednesday 10-noon (a few space available!)

    Class dates are as follows:

    Monday Classes: 5/14, 5/21, 5/28*, 6/4, 6/11, make up on 6/18
    Wednesday Class: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, make up on 6/20

    *Monday 5/28 is Memorial Day, we will take a poll in class whether we want to have class on this day, or just use the make up day as our 5th class.

    Image: Pastel Drawing by Caroline Fasching 2018

  • Design Week Portland Student Show

    Design Week Portland Student Show

    Tomorrow night (April 20, 2018) is the Troy Laundry Studios Open House from 4-7pm!

    I will personally not be in attendance; however, I hung a small selection of work from my students in the main hallway of the upstairs studios.

    If you are in the neighborhood, or curious about what the upstairs of this historic building looks like, please stop by!

    Enter on 11th Avenue and head upstairs!

    Troy Laundry Open House

  • New Session begins first week in April!

    New Session begins first week in April!

    New Session begins first week of April 2018

    New classes will begin for currently enrolled students and new students the first week of April!

    Please contact Bonnie if you would like to join a class or learn more about the studio!

    New session (5 classes + 1 make up class) begins the week of
    April 2nd, 2018
    Cost: $125

    Monday 1-3pm (one spot left)
    Monday 6-8pm (a few spaces available!)
    Wednesday 10-noon (a few space available!)

    Dates are as follows:

    Monday 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, make up class 5/7

    Wednesday 4/4, (No Class on 4/11 due to schedule conflict), 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9
    **Please note for the Wednesday class there is no make up class offered this session. If you would like to pre-arrange to come to a class on Monday that is fine, or I can offer you a free make up class in a future session.

    Image above: First still life in oil paint by new student J.A.

  • Come work with me in 2018

    Come work with me in 2018

    Come work with me in 2018!

    The beginning of your artistic journey can start here...

    I offer a low-key, non judgmental place to learn and create. I can help you reconnect to your creative side, or encounter it for the first time.

    You are encouraged to work within your own comfort level, at your own pace, and with materials and subject matter that interests you.

    New session (5 classes + 1 make up class) begins the week of
    January 19th, 2018
    Cost: $125

    Monday 1-3pm (currently FULL)
    Monday 6-8pm (space available!)
    Wednesday 10-noon (space available!)

    Dates are as follows:

    Monday 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, make up class 3/26

    Wednesday 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, make up class 3/28






  • Experimental Drawing Class

    Experimental Drawing Class

    New Experimental Drawing Class starts Friday, July 14, 2017

    Fridays from 10-12 Noon on the following dates:

    July 14th
    July 21st
    July 28th
    August 4th
    August 11th

    About the class:

    This class will be for both total beginners and more experienced students who want to loosen up, break out, and push the boundaries of a variety of non-traditional materials. Comfort with (or at least an effort to be comfortable with) extreme messiness, non attachment, and epic failure will be encouraged.

    Each week, we will tackle a different material and discover it's hidden properties to create line, tone, and shapes. Some of these experiments are bound to fail, some of them will be surprising successes. All of the emphasis will be on expanding the mind as to what constitutes a "drawing."

    Cost: $125 (this price includes a $25 materials fee)

  • New Friday Morning Drawing Class

    New Friday Morning Drawing Class

    Drawing Class will come back in July, 2017

    A brand new offering at the studio, a Friday morning devoted to learning the fundamentals of drawing. Please look for the return of this class in July! Contact Bonnie if you are interested!

    This class will be fun, challenging, and hopefully help you improve your ability to see! The class will have options for both complete beginners as well as more experienced students. Maximum of 8 students. $100/session (a session consists of 5 classes and one make up opportunity).



  • Fall Painting Sessions

    Fall Session 2016

    All classes are Mondays 1-3pm and 6-8pm (or 6:30-8:30 if you prefer)

    October 24th (session begins)
    October 31st
    NO CLASS November 7th
    November 14th
    November 21st
    November 28th

    Note: This session does not include the regular MAKE UP class!

  • TROY Laundry Building Update

    TROY Laundry Building Update

    The Troy Laundry Building has new owners as of July, 2016. For all you local folks, please read about it via the link below:

    Sale of Portland's Oldest Studio Co-Op

    It has been very sad to see so many artists leaving from the 2nd floor of this historic building. The neighborhood and the city is changing rapidly, and I have many mixed feelings about the future of individual artists and small groups of independent creatives in Portland.

    Please note that my current lease terms at the Troy do not expire until July, 2019, so I have been blessed with a little more time to decide what's next for my classes and personal work space.