Giving the Gift of Art to our Community

Help our foundation to continue to bring great arts events and programs by signing up for the Fred Meyer and Amazon Smile rewards programs. Sign up for the Fred Meyer program by clicking here and entering the code 81725 and for Amazon Smile by clicking here and entering "Gresham Center for the Arts Foundation" into the seach box. It costs nothing to you, but will donate funds to our foundation when you make the purchases you shop for normally. Thanks for your help!


Summer Art Classes

These classes are packed full of fun and learning for students. Please visit web site for more information about schedule and fee.


Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, Fauvism -  a variety of artists will be presented, unique daily projects and various mediums 


Expressionism, Cubism, DeStijl, Abstract series - Example of project - introduce a husband and wife Robert and Sonia Dulaunay. Sonia was a textile artist and the project will include taking the "orphism style" and conveying that onto a 13" x 15" canvas bag the students create and take home.


I Love to Draw Level 1 & 2 - this class is geared towards kids aged 6-18. The class is jam packed with learning and fun spread over a four-day course.


Modern - contemporary series artists will be introduced to various art forms post WWII such as; M.C. Escher and tessellations, Chuck Close - and a game with the whole class using a piece of art, a demonstration with a computer drawing tablet. 


Lines and Patterns - class the students will explore Zentangle mixed media portraits, use their thumb print for a project, dense text lettering, and a final mixed media project with pens, watercolors, and templates. 


Paper Fun - includes projects using recycled materials, collage, creating textured paper and using in a master piece. 


Paint skins - students explore using a variation of acrylic paint to create assorted projects.





Center for the Arts Foundation
15 NE Third Street
Gresham, OR 97030

Phone: 503-489-1157

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