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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:00 am

A short history – One year ago this week, the Lincoln City Visitors and Convention Bureau kicked off its inaugural Spring Learning Feast, a 2 week promotion of Lincoln City as a destination place to come and “try new things”.

During this event, all manner of learning experiences were available in the culinary, fine, visual and performing arts at venues which included the Culinary and Cultural Centers, the great outdoors and the Artists' Studio Association – ASA – where we offered classes in drawing and mosaics.

A second series of Learning Feast classes was held in October and the class options list continued to grow adding such hands-on classes as carving, guitar building and candy-making. ASA's classes were print making and henna body painting.

This weekend, on April 15 the latest Spring Learning Feast begins its two week run until April 28. Once again, ASA, a familiar center for arts education on the Coast, will host three workshops – each one focusing on unique ways to put paint to paper. There is still room in all of the workshops but with time running out to enroll, interested participants should contact the Instructors directly. Here are the workshop descriptions:

FISH PRINTING with Ken Hartwell – Thursday, April 19 from 1:00-3:00. Artists will use a variety of papers and paints to create fish prints from several replicas. All supplies are included in the $30 class fee. Call Ken for more information or to enroll – 541-563-6674 or email at

THE MAGIC OF WATER with Keith Sluder – Saturday and Sunday April 21 & 22 from 10:00-4:00 each day.

Keith's class description – “Students will learn secrets and painting techniques concerning our Earth and its Water using easy to follow step-by-step methods. You will learn the Elements & Principles of design and how to apply them using special effects techniques.” The class fee includes both days and watercolor and acrylic paints. There is a list of student supplies online at as well as a link to enroll.

SHELL PRINT MAKING ON RICE PAPER with Vonelle Swanson – Saturday, April 28 from 1:00-4:00. Artists will use a variety of textured and non-textured shell imprints to create several pieces of art on rice paper. Color will be added with tempera and metallic watercolors. The class fee is $40 with paints and paper provided. Students need to bring one small and one medium paint brush. Call Vonelle for more information or to enroll – 541-996-6794 or email

All of the workshops are held in the classroom/studio of the Artists' Studio Association at 620 NE Hwy 101 in the same building as the Artists' Co-op Gallery. The building is ADA accessible with ample parking in the rear or on the side street. For general information call 541-265-2678 or visit

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