Art Classes with Ingrid Harper

Art Classes Winter 2023-24

Winter Term: 10 classes starting Tuesday, November 28 to February 20, or Wednesday, November 29 to February 21, or Thursday, November 30 to February 22, 2024. 

Inclement weather: If the Beaverton School District is closed due to inclement weather there will be no art class.

There are no classes the last week of December.

To sign up for class please email Ingrid at, or leave a text at 503-803-0199

Price $200 for the term or $25 per class. Cash, check or Zelle payable to Ingrid Harper at the beginning of class.

Supply list: To every class, please bring a spiral bound sketchbook, approximately 9x12 inches. All other materials will be provided in class. 


Winter TERM: Tuesday, November 28, 4:30-6, Wednesdays, November 29, 6:30-8 or Thursday, November 30, 4:30-6. 

Class time: Classes meet once a week. Please pick one class time from the following: 

Wednesday: 6:30-8:00pm; adults

Tuesday or Thursday: 4:30-6:00pm; ages 7 through 17  

NOTE: If you cannot come to your regular class time you are welcome to come for a make-up class within the same week. Please let me know

beforehand which day you will be coming.

Winter Curriculum 


Week 1 Tuesday, November 28, or Wednesday, November 29, or Thursday, November 30

Theme: Positive and negative space, shape, value, color and repetition

Artist: Jackson Pollock

Materials: Sketch book, conte crayon

Looking at Jackson Pollock's large abstract painting we will study how he created space by dripping paint layer after layer. We will arrange

leaves so they overlap and use conte crayon to develop a similar sense of space as if the leaves are floating in water at different depths. 

Week 2 Tuesday, December 5, Wednesday, December 6, or Thursday, December 7

Theme: Color wheel with 12 colors and tints and shades

Artist: Johannes Itten. Scientist: Sir Isaac Newton 

Materials: Sketch book, watercolor paper, pencils, ruler and compass, acrylic paint

We will construct a color wheel with 12 hues in our sketch books learning what colors we can mix from the three primary colors. 

Week 3 Tuesday, December 12, Wednesday, December 13, Thursday, December 14

Theme: Color wheel

We will add tints and shades to the color wheel.


Week 4 Tuesday, January 9, Wednesday, January 10, and Thursday, January 11

Theme: Oregon birds

Materials: Sketch book, pencils, gouache paint, color pencils

Looking at all the birds that come to the bird feeder; we will pick one to draw as accurately as possible, so you can identify the bird by looking at the


Week 5 Tuesday, January 2, Tuesday, January 3, Wednesday, January 4

Theme: Circle

Materials: Sketchbook, compass, pencil.

We will use the circle to draw different sizes of faces, so there is a crowd of people of different ages.


Week 6 Tuesday, January 16, Wednesday, January 17, Thursday, January 18

Theme: Circle

Materials: Sketch book, pencils and charcoal

We will draw horses looking for circles and proportions. We will sketch horses standing and galloping, and we will try to draw the anatomically correct


Week 7 Tuesday, January 30, Wednesday, January 31, Thursday, February 1

Theme: Landscape painting with horses. Atmospheric perspective using warm and cool colors.

Materials: Sketch book, pencils and watercolor

We will create a landscape with a sense of space using atmospheric perspective where a couple of horses can roam around.

Week 8 Tuesday, February 6, Wednesday, February 7, Thursday February 8

Theme: Oregon Junior Duck Stamp Competition

Wildlife artist and former winners of the duck stamp competition

Materials: Sketch book, pencils, conte crayon, photos of the species that we can enter in the competition

After we have gathered several pictures of the species of the bird we want to study, will look for the basic shapes, sizes and placement of the shapes

that make the bird special and characterizes this species. We will learn about the habitats and draw the bird or birds in the landscape where you would

find them.

 Week 9 Tuesday, February 13, Wednesday, February 14, Thursday, February 15

Theme: Oregon Junior Duck Stamp Competition

Wildlife artists and winners of the duck stamp competition

Materials: Sketchbook and 9"x12" canvas board, acrylic paint

We will draw our entry on the canvas board, apply a primatura and get ready to paint.

Week 10 Tuesday, February 20, Wednesday, February 21, Thursday, February 22

Theme: Oregon Junior Duck Stamp Competition

Materials: Sketchbook and canvas board

We will add volume, shading, and lots of details to the painting. Finally, we will write a conservation message and prepare the entry form for signatures.

Spring term starts Tuesday, February 27, 2024, and ends May 9, 2024. There are no classes during Spring break, March 25-29