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.


Occasionally the Silverton Arts Association may find it necessary to cancel a course or workshop due to low enrollment or other scheduling conflicts. If this occurs, registered students will be contacted and allowed to transfer to another class or be refunded the full course tuition and any additional fees.


Students will receive a full refund of tuition and fees if the request to withdraw is no later than seven days prior to the first class session. A request to withdraw from a course less than seven days prior to the first class session will not be eligible for tuition and fee refunds.

If you register for a class or workshop within seven days of the class, the cancellation policy will automatically forfeit your right to a refund if you then withdraw from the class. By registering and paying for the class you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.


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