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Registration is now open for the Art Fridays youth arts program, which will return to the Newport Visual Arts Center for a seven-session series starting on February 8.

Hosted by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, the program is geared for 5th to 8th graders and will maintain a focus on the “FUNdamentals of Drawing & Painting.”

Instructors Marcy Kenyon and Eileen Hearne will guide students through the process of creating still-lifes, self-portraits, human form drawings, collages and more.

Classes run from 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm at 777 NW Beach Drive. Tuition is $12 per class, or $72 for the series of seven. Some scholarships are available. All classes limited to 15 students.

To register, call 541-265-6569 or email twebb@coastarts.org


Feb. 8 & 15

“Winter Warm Up and Draw”

Learn to sketch what you see with line drawing and shading with charcoal. Bring your own object.

Feb. 22

“Let the Figure Move You”

Learn to express the movement and gesture of the human form.

March 1

“Scratch Your Head Off: A Self-Portrait”

Learn to create mood with shadow and light.

March 8

“Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan”

Arrange shapes in a composition and blend with values to create form with color.

March 15

“Mix It Up”

Express yourself using collage, stencils and paint

March 22

“Painting Reflections On Water”

Reflect on new skills with a final project.

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