Silverton Arts Association

Silverton Arts Association

  This is Our Art World!

Kids Classes

Meet our Instructors

Tina Rutland is the Director and Head Teacher at Silverton Arts Association’s Park House Pre-school. Tina has over 15 years experience in early childhood education,and has been teaching preschool classes, art camps, and music & movement classes for 6 years with the SAA. 

Desta Sirrine is the Assistant Teacher at Silverton Arts Association’s Park House Pre-school. Desta has been teaching Lego and art classes for the past 4 years with the SAA, and assistant teaching at various preschool classes and art classes in Salem. She has a passion for helping children learn through play, and Lego is one of her favorite mediums.

Lisa Gerlits is a Silverton native who has been making and teaching art since she could hold a crayon and tell her younger siblings what to do. She loves inspiring creativity in others and getting messy with kids. She studied art in Portland, London, and Amsterdam.

Carole DeMar is a certified expressive arts group practitioner and life long artist whose disciplines include painting, mixed media, sculpture, assemblage, fiber arts, creative writing and story telling. Carole has been designing and facilitating arts based experiences to encourage creative self expression in others for over 30 years. She is the founder and lead facilitator of Girls Kree-8TM - Arts empowerment workshops for girls.

Painting and Hot Chocolate

With Lisa Gerlits

Wed, Dec 20th


Ages 8-12

Join us for a holiday painting party! Sip hot chocolate while our instructor walks you through the steps. Each student will come away with a beautiful canvas painting of a winter scene--perfect for hanging or holiday giving! No experience necessary!

Members $30 / Non-Members $35


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 the SAA @ 503-873-2480 or