Silverton Arts Association

Silverton Arts Association

  This is Our Art World!


Meet our Class Instructors

Helen Bouchard works primarily from life, striving to extract truth and beauty in all things through oil painting, in order to cultivate joy and wonder within the human spirit. She received training at the Juliette Aristides Classical Painting Atelier in Seattle, since then winning awards and scholarships for her merits. One of them to the Florence Academy of art in Italy where she studied landscape painting. Helen currently lives and works in Silverton Oregon, where she takes portrait commissions, teaches classes, workshops and private lessons.
Dawn Hemstreet has worked with jewelry for about 15 years starting with beading. In 2010 I took my first metal smithing class at Oregon College of Arts & Crafts. I have been creating jewelry with both metal clay & metal smithing techniques since. In May I became a level one certified instructor through Art Clay world & have given 4 classes since then. I love the artistic potential of metal clay and the accessibility that this medium gives to almost anyone. I believe that creativity is universal & that making something that can reflect your inner beauty can be life changing.

Introduction to Art Clay - Silver

With Dawn Hemstreet

Saturday, January 27, 2018

9am – 12pm

Ages: 16 to Adult


This incredible material can be formed by a roller, textured by almost anything and formed into jewelry with your hands. Come play with clay and leave with a solid piece of fine silver. This class will use 15 gm of fine silver clay to create a pair of earrings, pendant or both. This is clay but will be fired in a kiln to produce a solid piece of silver for jewelry or a memento. I will bring a variety of stamps, molds, rollers, & other tools needed to create this project. The pieces will be fired and each student can pick up the finished pieces at the SAA once the firing is finished.

Members: $95

Non-Members: $105

Figure Drawing
With Ulan Moore

Saturdays 10:30am-1:30pm

Extended Pose

Next Session Start Date: After the New Year

Our own Ulan Moore has reorganized the Figure Drawing Class to appeal to all mediums and all levels of detail starting with moving the class from once a month to every Saturday. WHAT!?!?! That is right, every single Saturday.

*Extended Pose: 1 pose over the course of 4 sessions.

*Nude Pose: Nude Models open to artists 18 years of age and older only due to nude model content.

*Clothed Pose: Clothed Models Open to ages 14 - 99

*Costume Pose: Models with more Elaborate costumes and accessories open to ages 14 - 99

Bring your sketch pad, clay, or paints and settle in for a day of traditional study for art enthusiasts!  

Pay upon arrival - We Accept:

Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

Members: $12 per day $40 for a month pass     
Non-Members: $15 per day or $45 for a month pass

Recharge My Artistic Batteries Workshop
with Moises Roizen
Wednesdays 12:00pm-3:00pm

Next Session starts - After the New Year

The New Year is here and what is on every artists resolution list??? Get my art life back on track... well look no further. Moises will help you recharge your artistic batteries by giving you the steps to rejuvenate your artistic eye!!

Bring your sketch pad, clay, or paints and settle in for an afternoon of inspiration.

Members: $10 per class     Non-Members: $15 per class

Open Studio

Thursdays 9am-3pm

SAA Classroom - 303 Coolidge St

Pay the fee when you attend

Silver Chips Wood Carving

Wednesdays 1-3pm

Parkhouse Classroom - 317 Coolidge St

Pay the fee when you attend

open studio time
Cost: $2 a session or $10 a month
S.A.A. has a year-round Thursday Open Studio

for anyone who would like to spend the day with

other artists painting in whatever media you choose.

We encourage you to bring a lunch and enjoy the time with us.

Wood carving samples
     Cost: $2.00 per session/$20.00 -10 sessions    

Interested in woodcarving?

 All skill levels are invited to join and
carving is limited to your imagination!

Beginners and advanced carvers are encouraged to attend!

Silverton Arts Association

has been providing quality art instruction to the

local and regional community for more than 3 decades.

S.A.A. sponsors art-related classes and workshops for children and adults,

ranging from life drawing, portrait painting, and woodcarving to printmaking and watercolors.

To register for one of our classes please

click through any of the class buttons above. 


For more information please contact SAA
@ 503-873-2480 or