GEARHART - Artist and author Shirley Dahlsten will offer a new art course at Trail's End Art Center starting in January. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24 to March 28. The course, "Painting Challenges" will include challenge assignments, students' own schedule of assignments, demonstrations, drawings, still life, models, films and tours. Any medium is allowed, including collage and sculpture, and all levels of expertise are welcome. There is no course fee, but a donation of $60 to Trail's End Art Association is suggested, for repairs to the art center building.

Trail's End Art Association gallery is located at 656 A St. and can be reached at 503-717-9458 or through the website at

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