Portland Modern Art, Erin Leichty Modern Art

Classes

Check back for more classes coming this Summer and Late Fall. You can look through these previous descriptions to get an idea about what my classes are like. Want a class now? Get at least 6 people together and contact me with your available dates and I’ll create a custom class just for you! erin@elmodernart.com
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*Sunday, Novmber 6th, 1-4:30 pm

Memory Makers ( 8 x 8″ panel)

Do you have a favorite memory that you would like to preserve forever? Create a fine art gift for yourself or a special someone using your own image as a foundation. Build your own unique piece of art playing with techniques taught in class. Add layers with paint and gold leaf, or add words with image transfers or stencils, scrape, chisel and sand away plaster to add texture and depth and reveal the layers beneath. Come play with me and a few new friends for an afternoon of creativity, good snacks and good fun.

$140 fee includes all materials, delicious snacks and beverages.

Do you want to make multiples as gifts? Additional 8×8 panels are available for $25 per panel. Larger panels available for fee upon request.


*Sunday, November 20th, 1-4:30 pm

*****Sold Out*****

The Gift of Gratitude (8 x 8″ panel)

What are you grateful for this year? Celebrate the season of thankfulness all year long by preserving what you are most grateful for in your own unique fine-art piece. Begin your painting with a quote or image that moves you and build a composition that will always bring you back to a place of gratitude.  Play with image transfer techniques, carve, paint and use oil pastels and/or collage to create a unique composition. You will come away from class with your own 8 x 8 painting sealed in cold wax ready to hang and remind you of your thankfulness! Join us for an afternoon of art-filled fun, experimentation, good friends and good snacks. No art experience necessary.

$140  includes all materials, delicious  snacks and beverages.

Do you want to make multiples as gifts? Additional 8×8 panels are available for $25 per panel. Larger panels available for fee upon request.


*Friday, December 2nd, 6-9 pm

Open Studio(8 x 8″ panel)

Whether you are wanting to make gifts, you are a first time class taker looking to learn a new technique, or are an experienced artist wanting to work on a bigger panel, this class is for you! We will cover the basics and tackle some more advanced techniques for those interested in experimenting. This is a busy time of year and sometimes we all just need some time to play and create. We will begin with an image of your choosing and you will compose your own fine art composition using layers of plaster, playing with image transfer techniques, carving, painting, using oil pastels and/or collage. You will come away from class with your own 8 x 8″ painting sealed in cold wax. Join us for an evening of art-filled fun, experimentation, good friends, good snacks and a respite from the craziness of the season. No art experience necessary.

$150 fee includes all materials, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and my famous dark chocolate salted cookies (non alcoholic beverages and gluten free goodness available too, just let me know your preference when you sign up!)

Do you want to make multiples as gifts? Additional 8×8 panels are available for $25 per panel. Larger panels available for fee upon request.


*Sunday, December 11, 1-4:30 pm

Last Minute Gift Workshop (8×8″ panel)

The clock is ticking! What do you give the relative who has everything, the loved one who you want to acknowledge with something extra special? Art of course!  Use images of family, partners, children or special someones and their handwriting to build a depth of history and story into each unique panel and create an unforgettable gift they will treasure forever. Explore textures and layers of memories as Erin teaches you how to play with image transfers, carve, paint and utilize washes of paint and oil pastel to enhance the mood of your piece.  Enjoy an afternoon of good art, good food, and good conversations as you cross another gift off your list. No art experience necessary.

$140 fee includes all materials, delicious snacks and beverages.

Do you want to make multiples as gifts? Additional 8 x 8 panels are available for $25 per panel. Larger panels available for fee upon request.


Making Multiples:

Have you taken my class before and want to make multiples for gifts or do you have a special project in mind? Please let me know and I will send you instructions about how to pay and I will have all your panels ready for you on the day of class.

Private Party Policy:

Would you like to have your own private art party? Wonderful! You can make up your own theme or I can do it for you. You can choose your date, time and food. All parties have a $750 minimum, and the prices start at $125 per person for an 8″ x 8″ panel. A full deposit is required within 2 weeks of the party or it will be canceled, less a $50 cancellation fee.

Refund Policy:

If you have already purchased your class and are unable to attend, your purchase price will be converted into a gift certificate and can be used to reschedule to another class date or used for art or gifted to someone.  If Erin has to cancel for any reason or less than 6 people register for a class, all money will be refunded.

Gift Certificates:

Looking for the perfect gift for the art lovers in your family?  Purchase a gift certificate from Erin Leichty Modern Art!  It is a good for classes or the purchase of art or a commission.  Thank you so much for supporting local artists!

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