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Open Studio 

Week 1: August 4-10, 2024 
Instructor: Ruth Armitage
Class Material Fee: $0

About the Workshop

Open studio participants bring work in progress or explore new ideas with instructor input to help encourage personal expression and artistic development. Group warm up exercises, critiques and one-on-one consultations will emphasize the elements of design: shape, color, line, value, texture, form, etc. Suitable for relative beginners to professional artists, this is a class for painters seeking an intensive week of artistic exploration in a stimulating setting. Oil or acrylic, or water based media. No class fee.

About Ruth Armitage 

Ruth Armitage is represented by the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery, Waterstone Gallery, and Earthworks Gallery. She was profiled on Oregon Art Beat in 2004. A former High School teacher, she enjoys sharing the creative process in the classroom. Students comment on her relaxed and positive teaching style. Ruth has juried local, national and international exhibitions. She has won awards in numerous National Exhibitions and was recently selected as a juror for the National Watercolor Society’s Annual Open Exhibition.

Learn more about Ruth on her website:

Instructor will provide:

inspiration books and magazines

What students should bring:

Your choice of medium and supports:

  • gessoed paper, panels &/or canvas

  • brushes

  • container for solvent/water

  • apron

  • paint rags

  • palette & palette knives

  • sketchbook

Suggested minimum palette:

  • Titanium White

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Cadmium Red Light

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Phthalo Blue

  • Cadmium Yellow Light

  • Indian Yellow

  • Phthalo Green

  • Black

  • Any additional colors you favor!

Please read the painting studio rules here.

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