Category Archives: Programs & Workshops

Donna Beverly Art Workshop

“How to Draw and Paint Trees” 

The landscape is a complex and often difficult subject to draw or paint.  You will  learn basic structure of individual and clusters of trees and how to integrate them into your drawings and paintings.

Two weeks only, class size limit: 12

Monday & Tuesday, June 3 & 4 – 10 & 11

Time:   1-5pm

Location: Ironridge –  artist’s farm

Cost:  $150



Brandi York, Eugene pastel and portrait artist to speak at the May 6, 2013 meeting

Brandi York, Eugene pastel and portrait artist, will speak at the Corvallis Art Guild’s May 6, 2013 meeting at 7:00 pm.  Brandi will talk about her work with pastels.  She paints lively portraits in pastel, and also creates large scale murals in pastel.  She will also talk about her experience with plein air work and street painting, which she describes as “very much about the process and not the end result.”

Brandi was born and raised in Southern California, her interest in art sparking at age 12.  Her first professional work came at 17, assisting with book illustrations for a small series of Disney books.  In 2003, she began drawing portraits and caricatures for Rubio Arts at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  In 2004, she became an in-store artist for Trader Joe’s, working in several stores, including Irvine, CA and more recently, Eugene, OR.  She and her husband moved to Oregon in 2006, where she continues working for Trader Joe’s, but also teaches at Maude Kerns Art Center, and is the Fine Art Representative for Copic Markers in the Pacific Northwest.

CAG meetings are held in the meeting rooms at the First Presbyterian Church (8th and Monroe, near Central Park) in Corvallis.  The meetings begin with a short business meeting and a short topic, followed by the main speaker.  The formal meeting concludes by 8:30, with an opportunity to socialize after the meeting.

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Clint Brown to Speak About Creativity At April 1st CAG Meeting

          Clint Brown, professor emeritus of art at Oregon State University, will speak about how an artist can develop and utilize creativity in their work at the April 1, 2013 meeting of the Corvallis Art Guild, at 7:00, in the meeting rooms of the First Presbyterian Church (8th and Monroe, Corvallis).  He will talk about doing away with preconceptions so one can help develop creative conceptions, understanding what is true in general and then discovering what works for you, and how he takes the first steps, going from nothing to something.

Professor Brown has taught in the Art Department at OSU for thirty three years.   His work has spanned a variety of media and been shown in galleries, museums, and other venues in the U,S. and U.K.  He is the author of Drawing from Life, a college drawing textbook, ahd Artist to Artist:  Inspiration and Advice from Atists Past and Present.

CAG meetings start at 7:00, with a brief business meeting and a short topic, followed by the main speaker.  Meetings end at 8:30, with an opportunity for socializing at the end.

CAG Color Workshop w/Marianne Post Apr 17

The following pdf includes all the specifics about this workshop:

CAG Color Workshop

Lynn Powers Featured Speaker at March 4 CAG Meeting … “Your Own Way of Seeing a Model”

     Lynn Powers will speak about how she approaches painting portraits at the March meeting of the Corvallis Art Guild, at 7:00 pm on Monday, March 4th in the meeting rooms of the First Presbyterian Church (8th and Monroe, in Corvallis).  Lynn is fascinated by the challenges of portraiture, particularly “the relationship of physical characteristics to personality.”   She will be talking about what each artist looks for in a model “not … body type or character … but about the unique details you bring to your work that combine to make your work reconizable as your.” 

Realizing that what she saw in a model was not the same as what her teachers saw, led her “to pay much closer attention to what it was, exactly, I saw. I studied one feature at a time. I made an inventory of where I noticed certain colors, darks, bounced lights, translucency, etc.  The result changed my work.  I hope other artists, frustrated with trying to discover their own path, will find my discovery process helpful.”

Lynn has been a watercolorist all of her life, with her mother, Jan Kunz, as her greatest influence.  In 2000 she and her husband Jim started a video production company (Creative Catalyst Productions) that films artists and produces educational DVD workshops.  She’s learned from each of the more than 80 artists with whom they’ve worked.   Her work has shown locally and nationally, including A Woman of Color” accepted into the 2012 National Watercolor Association show, “Paul”, awarded the Achievment Award for the 2011 Watercolor Society of Oregon show and “Carol”, awarded the Best in Show award for the 2010 Watercolor Society of Oregon show.  More of her work can be seen on her website,

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February CAG meeting features Lauren Ohlgren, encaustic artist, travel journal artist and creator of The She Project

Lauren Ohlgren will speak about using encaustics at the February CAG meeting on Monday, February 4th at 7:00 pm at the meeting rooms attached to the First Presbyterian Church (8th and Monroe) in Corvallis.

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Life Drawing Sessions Planned in Albany

A group of artists is trying to organize life drawing sessions in Albany. These sessions are tentatively planned for Wednesdays, from 6:30-8:30, at the LBCC campus in Albany. They would be handled through the LBCC community education department, and would cost $25 for the quarter.

Planning is only tentative right now, and depends on the level of interest, so if you might be interested or want more information, please

Workshop: Photo-transfer Techniques

“Sugar Snap Peas” by Julia Lont

Photo-transfers are a way to take imagery and text and transfer the image directly to a surface. Learn a variety of ways to create photo-transfers, a variety of materials you can transfer photos to, and how to create a unique collage using these transferred images.

Taught by local artist and CHS art teacher, Julia Lont. See Julia’s Mixed Media gallery.

Space is limited! To sign up, please call The Drawing Board: 541.224.3797.

Fees: $35, supplies provided.
Saturday, October 13, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
At The Drawing Board
(425 SW Madison Ave., Suite G, Corvallis, OR)

May 7th Meeting Guest Speaker: Artist Rob Robinson Talks About Textures, Real and Implied

What we are looking forward to at our May 7th meeting:

"Encounter" by Rob Robinson

Artist Rob Robinson will speak at the next meeting of the Corvallis Art Guild on Monday, May 7th, at 7:00.  He will be demonstrating two techniques he has used in his recent work; stamping, which he uses to create implied textures in his work, and collage, which he uses to include real textures in his work.  He will discuss both the materials and techniques he uses. Continue reading

Group Studio enrollment

Group Studio at Donna Beverly’s Painting Studio

 Where:  Gallery Gazelle in Philomath on Hwy 20/34

                Date & Times:  April 9-May 2 (4 weeks, 12 sessions)


                                Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 1-4pm

Price:  $145

Click link below to enroll.  Pay by check, paypal or credit card:


Dear Watercolor, Acrylic, and any other water-based media Artists:

Enrollment payment due 5 DAYS before first meeting.  Please email me if you plan to enroll.

We  have an on-going ‘GROUP STUDIO’  at  1136 Main Street, Philomath.

The price includes:

A.  Your own real estate:  your own table where you can leave your art supplies out and ready for daily use.

B.  3  thirty-minute private sessions with Donna.

C.  Open studio painting with group.  (9 hours/week of open studio) with                feedback on each persons paintings daily, as requested.  Some people will be there only one day per week, but you are welcome all three days.

D.  Demos by Donna Beverly of painting with acrylic and watercolor techniques.

E.  Refrigerator for any food items  and a microwave for warming food/snacks.

F.  General instruction available on drawing, perspective, landscape, still life & portraiture, as requested.

G.  Easy & close parking on street, one handicap parking space and more parking in our back alley.

Site:  Gallery Gazelle, 1136 Main Street, Philomath, Oregon – across from the Benton County Museum.

Enrollment deadline:  5 days before first session.  Please email me if you plan to enroll.     EMAIL:

Advantages of studio group over previous subject-workshops:

1.  More one-on-one time  2.  Art supply storage for each person on site

3.  Indoor and outdoor painting areas

4.  Learn what you need, rather than what the instructor has designed as a general subject.

5.   Enjoy the company and knowledge of other watercolor and acrylic artists

To confirm a place, please email me your intent and mail your check to:  Donna Beverly at P O Box 761, Philomath, Or  97370.