Trail’s End Art Association’s sixth annual “Summer Art in Gearhart” brings local, national and international artists to teach classes in the community.

The classes raise funds for the association, a nonprofit organization.

The artists and their one-to-three-day workshops are:

• Fealing Lin: Landscapes, Aug. 7 through 9. Cost is $300 for the public or $270 for association members. The internationally known watercolor artist and signature member of the National Watercolor Society will return for a fifth year to teach her techniques in a three-day class. Lin’s work can be seen at and in the June/July 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist. The class includes a plein air experience and farmhouse dinner Aug. 8 for an additional $30, payable at the class. Space is limited, and this class is expected to fill early.

• Sheila Parsons: Watercolor Wild and Free, Aug. 12 and 13. Cost is $110, or $80 for members. Sheila Parsons is a member of the Oregon Watercolor Society and a prize-winning watercolorist. In this two-day workshop, she will discuss several processes of watercolor. Learn to see the world in a new way. Supervised painting time allows practice in a variety of techniques. See examples of her work at

• Susan Bish: Collage Techniques, Aug. 14 and 15. Cost is $110, or $80 for members. Susan Bish shows locally and does commissioned art pieces. Her collages are a blend of fine art and collage. See her work at

• Judith Fredrikson: Watercoloring Salal, Aug. 16. Cost is $55, or $40 for members. This one-day workshop will demonstrate the step-by-step process of capturing salal in watercolors. Most materials will be supplied, and an additional list will be provided. This is a good workshop for the beginner as well as seasoned artists. Space is limited, and this class is expected to fill early. To see examples of Fredrikson’s work, go to

• Linda Rothchild-Ollis: More Amazing Watermedia, Aug. 20 through 22. Cost is $230, or $207 for members. Linda Rothchild-Ollis is a professional watercolorist, acrylic painter, signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and a participating artist at the Rental Sales Gallery of the Portland Art Museum. The three-day class will explore a wide range of painting techniques using Golden Fluid Acrylics. Rothchild-Ollis will provide Golden Fluid Acrylic paints, mediums and gesso. Learn new ways of focusing on the process to inspire painting direction and completed paintings. The class will combine professional guidelines for creating a well-designed painting, color harmony and an interesting composition. Each participant will receive a full critique of a painting enhanced with Photoshop. See Rothchild-Ollis’s work at

• Judi Marsh Garrity: Colored Pencil Techniques, Aug. 27 and 28. Cost is $110, or $80 for members. Judy Marsh Garrity is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Oregon Chapter and of the Trail’s End Art Association in Gearhart. She taught high school art, took graduate courses in painting and ceramics at the College of William & Mary, set up her own studio and specialized in pen and ink sketches of the many Revolutionary era and Civil War era homes in the area. Garrity will share professional colored pencil techniques.

• Debbie Stenberg: Pastel and Watercolor Techniques, Aug. 29 and 30. Cost is $110, or $80 for members. Debbie Stenberg has been teaching art for many years in private classes, elementary school Artist in Residence programs, painting conventions and with the University of Alaska. She teaches fine arts with the University of Alaska’s Distance Learning program. Stenberg will help students explore working with pastels and watercolors together to produce unique mixed media paintings.

Find more information about the visiting and local artists through the website or by emailing Ellen Zimet at Register at or at the gallery office, 656 A St. Call Zimet at 503-861-0718.



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