Spring 2015


CDABA (Coastal Douglas Arts and Business Alliance) is once again sponsoring classes, demonstrations, and other art and business related activities through its Art Academy.

For more information or to register please contact Theresa Chickering or by calling 541 271-4608.

Each class has a minimum number of students required in order for the class to take place so please register early.



Instructor and English teacher Alexis Parrick will guide students through the creative writing process by issuing various challenges to encourage students to produce a short story each week. Assistance with technical writing skills, as well as good story telling, will be shared. Classes will be held every Monday at the Reedsport Public Library, 395 Winchester Ave. beginning March 16th and running through April 27th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. One time registration fee of $5 and $10 per class. Participate in all class or as desired.



Play with paper and misc. craft supplies once a week in these fun and creative classes. Instructor Alexis Parrick will offer a different project each week. Examples include origami and masks. Suitable for children 10 and older, as well as adults, and all skill levels. This would be an especially good class for families. Children younger then 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Bring your own supplies or purchase a kit from Alexis.  Classes will be held every Friday at the Reedsport Public Library, 395 Winchester Ave. beginning March 20th and running throughMay 1st, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. One time $5 registration fee and $5 per class. Take them all or as desired.



Grow in your  appreciation of music by exploring different kinds (genre) and interpreting them through movement. Barbara Massey-Nino, a professionally trained musician, will lead a series of seven classes that include background information and class discussion of the music, as well as, low impact dance movements. Learn about a wonderful subject, listen to some beautiful music, and get a little physical exercise too. Genres include Folk, Country, Jazz, Rock, Classical, World, and other.

Classes will be held at the Presbyterian Church, 2360 Longwood Dr. beginningMarch 18th and will continue through April 29th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Wear comfortable clothing.

Register for the whole series of classes prior to March 18th at a cost of $25. AfterMarch 18th classes may be attended for a cost of $5 per class. Attend all the classes or as you can. Suitable for all ages 14 and up.



Join local artists Matt Belk and discover new areas of artistic expression.

Matt will share his own techniques and the working creativity exercises he’s developed over many years to help students explore drawing and mixed media through mark making. Matt’s 1 1/2 hours class is being offered on Saturday March 21st at 10:30 am  OR Wed March 25th at either 10:30 am OR 5:30 pm. Cost is $10 per class. Classes will be held at Mindpower Gallery, 417 Fir Ave. Bring whatever drawing supplies you have available as well as paper or other materials to draw on. All skill levels are welcome as well as all ages. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Check out Matt’s work on his


Local chain saw competitor Ellie Kelland will share the basics of log carving for those beginners interested in the process. Safe work habits, equipment use, required tools, basic rough shaping, and finishing techniques are examples subjects covered by the class. Students will work on their choice of bear, cannon, or mushroom.

Meet at 542 Fir, next to the Orca Gallery, on Saturday April 11th at 10 am, weather permitting. Please wear sturdy shoes, and long pants and a long sleeved shirt. Bring safety glasses if you have them.

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