• January Classes: Focus on Color

    January Classes: Focus on Color

    First Classes in 2019 begin the week of January 7th!

    In the dark time of the new year, we will be swimming in brightness for our first ever session completely devoted to COLOR!!

    We will be focusing on ONE color per 2 hour class. Beginning with YELLOW, each student will be creating tints, shades, and complimentary mixes using watercolor, oil, and/or acrylic paint. We will be spending two hours communing with the variety of pigments that are classified as YELLOW.

    We will be learning a few historical/cultural facts about each color, as well as touching on a few of the magic color activities developed by Josef Albers.

    There will be A LOT of hands on practice mixing and familiarizing yourself with each color, so by the end of 2 hours you will feel like you have made a new color friend.

    Due to the in depth nature of this class, I will be charging an extra materials fee of $50 for the session ($175 total). This fee will be allocated towards the purchase of a variety of colors that are not already in the studio’s substantial shared material collection.

    Classes are held Monday 1-3pm and 6-8pm, and Wednesday 10-12noon

    Session will run from the week of January 7th through the week of February 11th (Make up classes will be held on 2/11 and 2/13)

    To secure your spot, or if you need more information please send me an email and I will confirm your enrollment if there is space!

  • Student Show & Open Studio

    Student Show & Open Studio

    Student Show & Open Studio is December 8th 2018

    Come to an afternoon tea party from 1-4pm on Saturday December 8th and view some of the great work completed by my talented students this year!

    Where: Troy Laundry Building Basement Studio 101B

    Enter at 222 SE 10th Ave, Portland OR

    When: Saturday, December 8th 1-4pm

    What: Tea, scones, art

    Come check out the studio and see what people do here!

  • Fall Classes continue week of October 22nd

    Fall Classes continue week of October 22nd

    Fall Class Schedule 2018

    Classes continue the week of October 22nd!

    Come join the community of artists in a relaxed, but dedicated environment devoted to art making in a variety of mediums!

    Dates/Times/Costs:

    Monday 1-3pm & 6-8pm
    October 22nd, 29th, Nov. 5th, 12th, 19th and make up class on the 26th

    Wednesday 10-12noon
    October 24th, 31st, Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st, and make up class on the 28th.

    Cost: $125

  • Fall Classes 2018

    Fall Classes 2018

    Fall Class Schedule

    Classes begin in the studio the week of September 10th!

    Come join the community of artists in a relaxed, but dedicated environment devoted to art making in a variety of mediums!

    Dates/Times/Costs:

    Monday 1-3pm & 6-8pm
    September 10th, 17th, 24th, Oct. 1st, 8th, and make up class on the 15th

    Wednesday 10-12noon
    September 12th, 19th, 26th, Oct. 3rd, 10th, and make up on the 17th

    Cost: $125

    Our Try a New Thing this session will be exploring Golden Fluid Acrylics!
    More details will be given the first day of class, but this new thing will help you loosen up, think creatively, and add a new medium to your tool box.
    If you would like this option, there will be a $35 materials fee added to the cost of the class ($160 total)

    image: mixed media sketch by me of rocks from Gold Beach, Oregon

  • 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

  • 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






  • 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.