Regularly scheduled Thursday daytime and evening demonstrations are free and open to the public!




Thursday, November 1, 7:00pm
Doors open with informal critique session at 6:30pm, Demo at 7pm

Paul Zegers
"Tips and Tools for Painting Faster in the Field and Studio"


Paul Zegers has been painting both plein air and in the studio for over 20 years. During this time, he has learned to paint fast and has won awards in “quick draw” and plein air competitions. He paints primarily rural and urban landscapes using oil or gouache. In this demo, Paul will describe his plein air equipment and how he is able to set up and begin painting in a few minutes, as well as his techniques for completing a work in under an hour. 

Paul spends much of his time traveling for subject matter and uses a variety of media and tools to sketch these subjects for future studio work, including sketches created on an iPad. He will describe how he uses these field studies to paint in the studio.

Paul’s work can be seen at the Rental Sales Gallery at the Portland Art Museum..



Thursday, November 8, 11am
Doors open at 10am

William Hernandez
"Layers of Colors in Acrylic"


In this demo participants will learn how to loosen up and apply paint in a gestural, painterly manner using acrylic paint on canvas. Using different layers of colors, paint and brush strokes in a spontaneous way. William will show how he delves into imagery with a sense of boldness and spontaneity and to explore the emotional color response, rather than realistic color. If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, more dramatic outcome, this step-by-step demo will help you to learn what to paint as William takes color to new unexpected places by working with various colors and departing from a quick sketch. 

The demo begins with a short explanation of his own process, methods, and a step-by-step painting demonstration.



Thursday, November 15, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Greg Lewis
"The MacKintosh Art Legacy - Where Art & Architecture are One”


Who was this man of artistic talent, that helped introduced a holistic approach to generations of artists, architects and interior designers? Charles Rennie MacKintosh (1868-1928), set new and innovative standards during the European movements of Art Nouveau and Symbolism. His modern designs in architecture and interior decor, promoted living in total art environments. Bring a friend and join us for this look at the life and work of CRM...where art and architecture become one.

For information about upcoming Art without Passports lectures see the Art News page of Greg's website.


Special Monotype Demo with Marcy Baker

Friday, November 30, 12 - 1pm

Admission is free. All members and the public are welcome.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from this master printmaker!


'Groove,' mono print by Marcy Baker


Marcy Baker portrait

Born in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, Marcy received her Bachelor Of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She and her husband explored the Sierra Nevada Region of Northern California before settling in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1991. There Baker discovered monotype printmaking, the ideal method to express her affinity pattern and color.

In 2001, Baker moved to the Pacific Northwest, fostering a dramatic shift in both scenery and creative focus.  Her layered process, cultivated by the lush and abundant surroundings of Oregon, embraces techniques drawn from painting and collage, as well as printmaking.

A regionally recognized artist throughout the Northwest. Baker’s monotypes, collages, and paintings have been featured in numerous solo, invitational juried exhibitions nationally.