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For more details about classes and events please visit the VGA website.

Head in the Clouds, 15″x 30″, acrylic. 

A self-taught artist who specializes in acrylic painting, pen and ink drawing, and design, Aaron discovered his style “through emotional experiences both positive and negative. My inspiration derives from people I meet, stories I hear, plants, animals and music.” 

Meet and chat with Aaron Summers and other artists too. 

For members and the public, come with your art materials and join other artists in pursuing their individual projects.

Members show additional artwork with Valentine’s Day themes.

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Join in and make a special greeting for a loved one! All are welcome. All supplies included.

Join us for a presentation on the Art of Framing by TJ Conway, Manager of Bethany Frame Central. 

mosaic birdhouse

Projects for February include: Oil Pastels, Op Art, Dry Ice Bubble Prints, Mosaic Birdhouses. Join an exciting class learning a variety of art forms! A team of rotating instructors provides a chance to explore a variety of media and approaches while building artistic concepts and skills. All supplies included.

Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy with Susan Pfahl

Copperplate is the predecessor of the cursive handwriting most of us learned in grade school. This is still used for formal documents and invitations. We will work to become comfortable with the pen, then tackle the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation. We will also play with flourishing.

Intro to Acrylics with Debbie Teeter

Appropriate for those with no painting experience or those with some experience looking for ideas, structure or to improve their skills. This class covers color theory, brushwork, composition, layering and working with the unique properties of acrylics. Each session will have a different instructional focus. All supplies included.

Intermediate Landscape Watercolor with Jung-Soo Pak

Intermediate skill level and basic knowledge of watercolor. We will use different brush techniques and break down complex subject matter.

pastel landscape by gretha lindwood
Pastel Fundamentals with Gretha Lindwood

Beginner to intermediate. Learn to paint with soft pastels or polish existing skills. Two-days with structured, easy-to-follow lessons including: different strokes, underpainting techniques, warm & cool colors, and understanding values. Work from your own photos, interpreting your own “artistic voice.”

Ceramics Workshop: Pots & Planters for Spring with Rose Rutherford-Ha

Beginner to advanced. Learn handbuilding techniques in clay. Day 1 is learning to build and making pots and garden decorations. Day 2 is for glazing and finishing your creations. Work will be picked up one week later at VGA (date TBD). 

The VGA mission is to: ignite the joy of learning, creating and appreciating art in our community. We support professional and emerging artists by providing high quality affordable art education to children and adults as well as providing venues for sharing their work. Village Gallery of Arts is a non-profit (501c3) organization, receives no taxpayer money, and is staffed entirely by member volunteers.

During the recent extreme weather in our area, a portion of the ceiling in The Reser’s lobby, and art galleries on both floors, sustained water damage due to an internal sprinkler pipe break in the ceiling on the second floor. The good news is that the damage to the building is cosmetic, not structural, and no one was hurt. The Mainstage Theater, the stage, seating areas, The Lab, Pavilion, and administrative offices were not affected. 

Sadly, some artwork was damaged in the lobby spaces on both floors and the Art Gallery will be temporarily closed while the damage is assessed, and repairs are completed. To honor our current exhibiting artists, we have rescheduled the exhibition, Dialogues: An Emerging Artist Showcase, to reopen in early September. 

We are grateful to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue who were the first responders, the City of Beaverton’s facilities team, and our staff members for their quick response to this incident. They were all heroes to prevent further damage. And, we are grateful to you, our community, for all the well wishes and messages of support. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Songs of Scandinavia is a collaboration with the Portland Nordic Chorus. Join us for a haunting and evocative concert that celebrates Scandinavian languages and musical traditions featuring works by Ola Gjeilo, Kim André Arnesen, Knut Nystedt, Gjermund Larsen, and more.

Note: New date for Heroes: A Video Game Symphony

Due to recent inclement weather conditions Heroes: A Video Game Symphony has been rescheduled for Monday, March 4, 7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, buy tickets here

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Please join us for the Second Pairings & Pages event. Attendees can sample five pairings of tasty treats and fabulous wines, selected by Levi Seed, Lead Sommelier at the renowned Joel Palmer House, who will provide expert wine-tasting commentary and answer your questions about all things wine. Catering will again be provided by Artemis Foods. In addition to the pairings, we also offer a silent auction featuring fabulous experiences and more! The event is limited to 70 attendees. Ticket sales benefit the Library Foundation of Washington County.