PAINTING IN ACTION, with David Kinker

Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, from 9:30AM-12:00PM. Improve your creative outcomes by learning to approach painting as a process. November classes will focus on color as value. All mediums are welcome.  Lecture, acrylic painting demonstration, and hands on individual instruction. $35/class.

For more information contact

WISE WOMAN EMERGING – MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE, with Maria Wattier & Mattie Swanson

Sunday, January 9; 1PM-5PM. Join Maria Wattier & Mattie Swanson for a monthly gathering of women creating and expressing feminine soul wisdom through mixed-media collage. No experience necessary, instruction and encouragement available as needed! Cost: $20 for workshop and $12 for journal. Please come join us for a delightful afternoon in a circle of women.

For more information contact Mattie at  / 541-610-2677.


Saturday, January 15, 10AM-3:30PM. Join James Adams ( for this monthly 4.5-hour watercolor class. The first two and a half hours will be spent in the classroom covering introductory elements and a monthly theme. Following an hour lunch break, the group will meet at a location in or close to Bend to explore and employ the skills and techniques developed during the morning session. Cost: $75.

For more information or to register, email or visit All levels of experience are welcome.

Silk Scarf Painting

Beginner Class, with Michelle Oberg

Monday, February 21, 9AM - Noon. Join Sagebrushers Art Society member and artist Michelle Oberg for a morning of painting on silk. This will be a beginner lesson in applying fabric dye and resist for making a wearable 6” x 24” silk scarf. Come learn a new skill and leave with a wearable result!

Open to Sagebrushers Art Society members only. Cost: $20. Silk and dye provided. Students should bring brushes, apron, paper towels, and a 30x20 foam board.

For more information or to register contact Barbara Crislip at RSVP required by February 15. Vaccination and masks required. Maximum class size of 10 / Minimum 4.

“I work in multiple mediums. I paint what speaks to me, looking for design and color. I paint on location or from my photos. Since moving to Oregon my work has been at the Redmond Library, Redmond Airport, One Street Down in Redmond, St Charles Hospital and Sage Custom Framing in Bend, and at the Bend Senior Center. I am a member of SageBrushers Art Society and PAPO in Bend. I am always trying new methods, mediums, and styles. The learning process never stops. You continue to grow in art; it is a way of life, and a wonderful trip.” - Michelle Oberg

Starting Your Abstract Painting

An “Art is Fun!” Class, with Gerlinde Gelina

Monday, March 14, 10AM – 12:30PM. Sagebrushers Art Society member artist Gerlinde Gelina will guide participants in a 2.5-hour session, playing with acrylic paint and paper to get started on your own abstract design. Have some fun with loose strokes and well-placed line elements and learn how to bring your abstract ideas to life.

Open to Sagebrushers Art Society members only. Class size limited to 8. Cost: $10. 12x12 canvas paper provided; participants should bring their own acrylic paint, matte medium, and brushes.

For more information or to register contact Barbara Crislip at RSVP required by March 7. Vaccinations and masks required.

Gerlinde’s Gelina abstract work is multi-layered; strong yet gentle and warm. Using acrylic paint, collage material and pencils she responds intuitively to previously established impressions. While building up layer upon layer different marks and lines create more and more depth. The final piece should invite the viewers to find their own stories between the layers and shapes. See her web site, coming soon, at

Landscape Deconstructed

A Two-Day Workshop with Sarah B Hansen

Saturday-Sunday, March 26-27, 2022, 9AM - 3PM. Join local artist Sarah B. Hansen ( for this two-day watercolor workshop. Students will learn to identify and suggest form in the landscape using various tools and methods. Loosen up, while incorporating the importance of composition, value, and color study, and create paintings with a gestural and impressionistic quality. Some experience with watercolor suggested but not required.

To register, send your name, phone number, and email address to Barbara Crislip at Instructions for mailing your payment will be given at that time. The two-day workshop cost is $225 (and $200 for members of the Sagebrushers Art Society). Vaccinations and masks required. Registration deadline: March 19, 2022.


If a workshop is cancelled by the instructor or Sagebrushers, a full refund will be given.

If a student cancels by at least 21 days before the start of class, a full refund will be given, minus a $25 administrative fee. If student cancels by email between 14-20 days prior to start of class, a 50%refund will be given. No refunds will be given for any cancellations during the 13 days prior to the start of class.

Sarah B Hansen is a self-taught NWWS award-winning artist and art educator. Each of Sarah’s paintings has a story, a connection with nature and a tap into the unplugged natural world. As a lifelong hiker and outdoor explorer, Sarah has experienced incredible natural beauty that she draws from as inspiration for her work. With permanent installations in many locations in Central Oregon, Sarah’s art can also be seen at Tumalo Art Co. in Bend, Clearwater Gallery in Sisters, and at Marmot Art Space in Spokane, WA. She has taught numerous workshops and online courses, notably with the Winslow Art Center, Cascade Fine Arts, and the AhHaa School of Arts in Colorado.