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Archive for July, 2009

The Art of Cut Paper

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Above is a photo from Addie Boswell’s Paper Cuts class.  In this class students learned how to make finely rendered paper cuts in black and white and three-color.  These designs could be created from a favorite photograph or a simple drawing and mounted on white board or glass to display at home.  These were great techniques to learn for making works of art or creating your own children’s book designs. 

This class doesn’t have any future times scheduled.  But, you can let us know if this sounds like a fun class and we’ll work to get it listed again in the coming months!

Artist Talk

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Pain Has an Element of Blank by Lorna Nakell

DIY Lounge teacher, Lorna Nakell, will be giving an artist talk about her exhibition Flying at Night on Saturday, July 18th.

Where: Beppu Wiarda Gallery
319 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR
When: 11:00am
Cost: FREE

Nakell teaches the upcoming class Affirmations and Aspirations: Collage on Canvas, July 25th from 10:30am-2:30pm.

Art Opportunity

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Second Annual Neighbors Night Out Celebration seeks participating local artists

Tuesday, August 4th, 6-8pm

Set up:  5:15 p.m., ready to go by 6pm.

Participating merchants:  Murray Hill Town Center merchants, Big Al’s and Gramor

Participating Neighborhood Associations:  Sexton Mountian and Neighbors SW

Neighbors Night Out is a community celebration to bring people together to enjoy music, art and other offerings by local merchants.

There is no cost to the artists to participate and no commission will be taken on sales.  Deadline for application is Friday, July 24th.

For additional information, call Rhonda Coakley at 503.707.5123 or

(Note: This opportunity was taken from the City of Beaverton: Arts News and Events newsletter.  DIY Lounge is not responsible for any inaccurate or misleading information regarding this post.  Our goal is just to share with you opportunites that we find in hopes that all artists can thrive.)