Craft Center member painting with water colors.
Painting and Drawing

Perhaps one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking of “fine art” is painting and drawing, but this art form is far from basic. From acrylics to pastel chalks, we offer an array of mediums to choose from, each presenting their own unique set of challenges. Whether you’re interested in still life or more abstract expression, with our workshops anyone can learn to unlock their inner artist and start to see the world in a new light.

Tools Available
  • Acrylic paint and other open use materials are available for UO students only. 
  • Some canvases and paper
  • Easels
  • Drawing boards
  • Various paint brushes
  • Cups for water
  • Larger canvases are not available outside of workshops.

Studio Hours & Information

Open Studio Hours*:  ​​​  

February 26 - March 3
Monday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 1:30pm; 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

March 4 - March 10
Monday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 1:30pm; 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

March 11 - March 17
Monday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

March 18 - March 24
Monday: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

*Hours are subject to change and may vary from week to week.

Studio Announcements:

All items must be picked up from the studio by March 15. Any items left behind will be recycled or thrown away.

The Craft Center will be closed for Spring Break from March 23-March 31. We'll reopen for Spring Term on April 1.


Orientation Registration - Closed for Winter Term.  

Registration for Spring Term orientations will open on April 1, 2024 at 10am. Spots are limited for orientations and take place during Weeks 2, 3, and 4 of the term. 

Studio Orientation is required for all new studio users not registered for a workshop to become acquainted with studio policies and space usage. Users must have prior experience to take this orientation. Prior experience is defined as workshop or class experience within the past 2 years and a full understanding of the studio processes from beginning to end.

Painting Studio Orientation

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Student Price: $0.00
Non-student Price: $0.00

watercolor setup

Painting Nature with Watercolor

Student Price: $110.00
Non-student Price: $130.00

Instructor: Hannah Becker

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Monday, January 22, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Monday, January 29, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Monday, February 5, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Learn to use watercolor painting to represent the natural world around you! This class teaches you techniques that will let you explore and expand the ways you can express yourself. You will experience many different ways to use watercolors including wet into wet, glazing, masking, and layering with washes. Come and explore!

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time.

Seats available: 0

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Balter Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Student Price: $120.00
Non-student Price: $140.00

Instructor: Daniel Balter

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Learn about different drawing and painting tools and techniques while practicing expressive self-portraits. We'll work on developing your individual style, and we'll discuss the significance of self-portraiture as an artistic and expressive process.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time.

Seats available: 5

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Collage Workshop

New Year, New Me Collage

Student Price: $25.00
Non-student Price: $35.00

Instructor: Daniela Mihaita

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Set your intentions for the year by creating a mood board to visualize and inspire the best version of yourself. Join us for a meditative and creative workshop, mood lighting  as well as calming music will be offered.

This workshop does not provide enough experience for a full studio orientation. Introductory materials included. No experience necessary. This workshop includes all listed dates and times. Please plan to attend all meetings. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Seats available: 0

Abstract Painting

Acrylic Basics

Student Price: $175.00
Non-student Price: $205.00

Instructor: Will Paradis

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Start your painting practice here! Acrylic painting is a fun and simple way to learn the basics of color theory, composition, abstraction, representation, and more!

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time.

Seats available: 1

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Chinese Brush Painting with flower and birds

Chinese Brush Painting

Student Price: $45.00
Non-student Price: $55.00

Instructor: Key Sun

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Saturday, January 27, 2024 - 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

In this introductory workshop, learn to increase your creativity and use brush, ink, watercolors, and authentic Chinese painting styles to capture traditional images of nature.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Materials included.

This workshop does not provide enough experience to qualify for a full studio orientation.

Seats available: 2

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Art making materials spread out on desk.

Make Your Mark

Student Price: $120.00
Non-student Price: $140.00

Instructor: Noelle Pflanz

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Monday, January 29, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Monday, February 5, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

We'll work with a variety of materials and techniques in a festival of creativity!

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time.

Seats available: 0

Masterpiece

Painting the Masters

Student Price: $120.00
Non-student Price: $140.00

Instructor: Daniel Balter

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Imitation is not just flattery - it's an excellent way to learn and practice painting. We will look at a variety of master painters, and explore their techniques and styles.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time.

Seats available: 0

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.