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From Forest Grove to Lake Oswego, Washington County is chalkful of workshops for all ages.

COURTESY PHOTO - 'Out of the Way,' a watercolor piece by Catherine Bede, is among the works featured during a reception on July 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Catherine Bede Gallery in Hillsboro.The Sherwood Center for the Arts will hold art classes throughout the summer, including "Elements of Nature & Texture in Watercolor" for ages 12 and up. Prices are $235 for resident/ non-resident for $282 in June.

In July, the center presents "To All the ART! Mixed Media Creations, ART Lab and Painting: Adventure Awaits" for ages 6 - 13 years old, from $135 to $210.

The ART 2019 Student Show at the Gallery features the talents of Sherwood's many art students. Students of art in Sherwood's public schools and private studios will have their artwork on the walls of the Center for the Arts for friends and neighbors to view and appreciate through Friday, July 19. Free.

In August, classes include "The Collar Club, Pet portraits and Fairies, Mythical Creatures and Monsters" for ages 6 to 13 years from $140 to $234.

Go to Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood. Visit for more information.

The Valley Art Gallery in Forest Grove will offer "Kids Clay" which is usually first, second and fourth Fridays of the month from 4 to 6 p.m. for kids ages 7 and up. Make hand built clay items, then glaze the creations with artist April Hoff.  Experienced wheel students may choose wheel-only for creation days. $60 month, details and registration online at

Adult pottery classes are available too. On Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., students will learn to throw pottery on the wheel and do minimal hand built work during the eight weeks.  The cost of class is $125 per person. Tool kits can be purchased in class for $15. Clay is an additional cost of $15 or more, depending on the kind of clay you want. Email Christine Hurayt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. Call 971-200-0843 with questions.

Valley Art will hold its July/August Valley art show featuring Laura Hopper, Jean Gale and Janis Childs. A reception will be held Sunday, July 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet the artists. Valley Art is located at 2022 Main St. in Forest Grove. Call 503-357-3703 or visit

The ARTspace and Gallery in Lake Oswego hosts rotating monthly exhibitions, each with a First Friday reception open to the public. The museum features the work of both local and regional artists of all media. Museum hours vary for each exhibition; however, it is generally open Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Located at 510 First St. in Lake Oswego. Call 503-675-3738 or visit for more information.

The Hillsboro Art Walk is every first Tuesday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. Downtown businesses display art and host receptions with refreshments and drinks and bring in local musicians around up to 17 locations each month. Free. Hillsboro Downtown Partnership, 238 S.E. Second Ave. in Hillsboro. Call 503-640-6145 or visit for more information.

The Catherine Bede Gallery in Hillsboro represents a group of local artists who working in media ranging from pen and ink to sculpture. The gllery hosts a monthly artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting during the Downtown Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk. They will be on Tuesday, June 4 and Tuesday, July 2 this year. The Catherine Bede Gallery is at 230 E. Main St.,in Hillsboro. Call 503-773-4386 or visit

Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 S.E. Third Ave., in Hillsboro will have J. Alex Darr and Christina Massocco for its June show, with a reception on Tuesday, June 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. The work will be on display from Tuesday, June 4 to Friday, June 28. The July show will feature Gayle Pedemonte and Victoria Shepard. The reception is on Tuesday, July 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show runs until Friday, August 2. The August show features Anne Ferguson and Janis Childs, with a reception for both on Tuesday, August 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. and the show runs until Friday, August 30.

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