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Creative Arts Community

Residential art workshops for adults. August 3-9 and August 10-16, 2014.

2014 Workshops:

Click on the class name for more info about the class, or click on the instructor's name to see more info about the teacher. To register for classes, click here.

WEEK ONE
August 3 - 9, 2014:

Collage
   - Deborah Faye Lawrence

Portraits
   - Aimee Erickson

Water Media
   - René Eisenbart

Ceramics
   - Bradley McLemore

Drawing
   - Paul Missal

Painting
   - Trish Harding

Writing
   - Martha Gies

WEEK TWO
August 10 - 16, 2014:

Plein Air Painting
   - Erik Sandgren

Figure Drawing
   - Sarah Wolf Newlands

Art Journal
   - Susan Schenk

Painting
   - Sandy Roumagoux

Ukulele
   - James Clem

Sculpture
   - Tory Brokenshire

Raku
   - Richard Brandt

Introducing the
Chuck and Rita Knapp Scholarship:

The Chuck and Rita Knapp Scholarship will be offered this year in memory of two of the founders of The Creative Arts Community. Chuck and Rita's family requested memorial gifts honoring their contributions in the earliest days of Creative Arts. They served Menucha as directors from 1965 - 1978. Creative Arts considers 1966 as the start of nearly 50 years of summer art workshops meeting at Menucha. Jackie West and the Knapps were energetic believers in the power of art to enhance lives. Today we celebrate the memory of that vision.

About Our Faculty

Creative Arts Community is honored to have remarkable instructors. Here are a few examples.

René Eisenbart is familiar to those of us who admired her botanical illustrations in The Oregonian and in numerous books. René teaches at the Oregon Society of Artists and was given signature membership to the National Watercolor Society in November 2013.

Trish Harding teaches in various media and places, including at Menucha and her School of Art at Studio UFO in Bellingham, Washington. Trish has also published a book - Altitude: Painting Through Grief.

Aimee Erickson was given the award for Best Two-Dimensional Work in the 16th American Women Artists National Juried Show this year. Aimee's painting "Cannery Row" won first place, as well as the People's Choice award, at the Carmel Art Festival. She teaches at Multnomah Art Center (MAC) and was the lead artist for the 180-foot mural in the lobby at the MAC.

Susan Schenk creates collages, assemblages, sculptures and journals. Susan shares her knowledge and techniques with her students. She has taught at Art and Soul Retreats; her next one is in Portland in April 2014. She has an article on journaling in this summer's issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, and another on collage in the Jan-Feb 2014 issue. She will be teaching at Menucha in August 2014.

Sara Wolf Newlands teaches art at Portland State University and is involved in museum education as well. Sara was Artist in Residence for GLEAN, an environmental art project, in conjunction with Metro Central Transfer Station: Creating Art out of Landfill.

Sandy Roumagoux has decades of experience teaching and creating art. Sandy's paintings illustrate the poems in the book Heaven Bound. Her classes at Menucha fill quickly with admiring followers. Sandy is one busy lady! She is also the current mayor of Newport, Oregon.

Calendar

Mark your calendar for these important dates:

  • Fund raising letter in the mail in February: drawing is March 16th.
  • Writing Workshop Fundraiser with Judith Pulman - Sunday, March 23, 2014 - Gillespie residence 9:30-4:30pm
  • Registration opens: March 31
  • Encaustic Fundraising Workshop with Sue Jensen: - Saturday & Sunday, April 12,13, 2014 - Trudy Banks' studio, Vancouver 9-4pm
  • Scholarship applications due: June 1
  • Week One check in: Sunday, August 3
  • Week Two check in: Sunday August 10


Board members are:

  • Trudy Banks
  • Karen Bassett
  • Pam Lea Calcagno
  • Debra Chase
  • Barbara Conyne
  • Vicky DeKrey
  • Nancy Farland
  • Nance Gillespie
  • John Kinyon
  • Norma Morrell
  • Claudia Nix
  • Ruth Robbins
  • Susan Schenk
  • Gail Simmons
  • Sue Svoboda
  • Judy Teufel
  • Diane Trapp
  • Tom Tucker
  • Kelly White