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    • Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 0
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    This class is an introduction to painting realism in oil. You will learn about setting up your studio for proper lighting, materials to purchase, preparing a canvas, drawing the subject, mixing realistic colors, and painting a painting. 

    There are countless ways to paint a painting. What I will be teaching you is a workflow that can bring you great success in painting early on. You do not have to have any prior drawing or painting experience. Drawing and painting is a skill that can be taught in steps just like playing an instrument or a sport. Anyone can learn the steps of painting realism. And, just like playing an instrument, with enough practice, can achieve mastery. 

    All materials will be provided by the art center so you can try oil painting without a large initial investment. After the first class you will have the knowledge you need to purchase your own materials and set up your own studio. 

    All skill levels welcome! Ages 16 and up. $120 for 6 sessions, includes all supplies. Instructor: Kim Randleas.

    Everyone entering the center must be wearing appropriate face coverings at this time. Thank you for understanding.

    Payments are to be made online. Your registration will be automatically canceled if a payment is not received within 15 minutes.




    Kim Randleas was born in 1975 in Eastern Oregon. Not being one to shout, her paintings are a soft-spoken tribute to a fleeting moment; a quick glance, an exceptionally interesting cloud formation, or an old house not long for this world. The wide-open spaces, moments of the past, and the nearby Native American tribal culture are common subjects depicted in her paintings.

    Childhood days were often spent drawing with found charcoal pieces or painting the landscapes with watercolors. Family outings were regularly in the mountains surrounding her hometown, where stories of early Native People were told. Lazy Sunday afternoons consisted of picnics and slow hikes; taking in the high desert views, but always keeping a lookout for obsidian chips indicating the location of an early Native’s flint knapping work.  

    Her childhood home offered further inspiration from a now well-worn coffee table book “Techniques of the Artists of the American West”, which featured twenty-one classic paintings of the American West. It included paintings by Frederic Remington, Joseph Henry Sharp, N.C. Wyeth, William Robinson Leigh, and Grace Hudson, among others, offering her the first early artistic influences.

    Early adulthood brought a successful entrepreneurial career, including two restaurants, a hotel, and various real estate ventures. The sale of the restaurants left ample time to begin painting again. In 2014, she began experimenting with acrylic paints and transitioned to painting in oil in late 2015.

     A 2015 trip to Pendleton Round-Up marked a turning point. Drawn in by the spirit of the drumming and dancing at the morning exhibition of The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, American Indian people began to make their way in to her paintings and her heart. It is with deep respect, a reverence, for the culture, coupled with a desire to show their strength and resiliency, that her Native American portraits are derived.  

    Other portraits often include pioneer men, women, and children. As great-granddaughter to Oregon homesteaders, the hardships of her ancestors as well as those on the Oregon Trail have had a significant influence in her life.

     Kim continues to reside in her home town, Canyon City, Oregon enjoying the beauty and solitude of her home nestled at the base of Canyon Mountain.



    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 8
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    Abstract paintings are intuitive and healing. Leave all your troubles outside the door and connect with your art. Feel your way through layers of acrylic paint with guided instruction. Your instructor will provide you with all the supplies you need need along with concepts about how to express yourself. Including basic design principles, how to convey your thoughts through these design principles, color harmony, and balance. Paint for yourself, paint for a friend, paint for your living room...but above all PAINT!

    If you have an idea or image that you would like to paint send the image to the instructor via paintedskycenter@gmail.com after registration. This is a one night class but we may extend to an additional night or two if you need some extra time on your painting.

    Instructor, Kim Randleas. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 and up. Face coverings required.


    Photo by Taelynn Christopher on Unsplash


    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 8
    Register

    Bring your mom, daughter or friend as we paint a choice of "Boot with Flowers" which is on a canvas. Or "Watering Can with Flowers" - this is a wooden cutouts that is approximately 12 inches tall. The watering can has three types of interchangeable flowers and is free standing. This will be a fun painting experience for just about any age! Looking forward to it! 

    Registration is for ONE person. If two people will be taking the class, there will need to be two registration forms filled out and paid for.

    Supplies will be provided.

    Everyone entering the center must wear an appropriate face covering at this time. We thank you for understanding.

    Registration for this class will close on the 19th of April.

    Payments must be made online. Registration will automatically be cancelled if a payment is not made within 15 minutes.



    Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.


    • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 8
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    Join Angel Carpenter on the 13th of May in painting this beautiful "Flower Box" acrylic painting on 16x20 canvas. We'll create fun abstract flowers for this inspiring piece. Looking forward to it!

    This class is for ages 13 and up.

    Supplies will be provided.

    Everyone entering the center must wear an appropriate face covering at this time. We thank you for understanding.

    Registration for this class will close on the 10th of May.

    Payments must be made online. Registration will automatically be cancelled if a payment is not made within 15 minutes.




    Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.


    • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 6
    Register

    Go from "I can't draw a stick figure" to "Wow! I can draw!"

    Drawing is not so much about talent and a lot about practice, patience, and learning a method. In this class you will learn a method. You will also learn how to see and think like an artist, how to translate the real world to paper, and how to draw from photographs. You will learn about materials to purchase so you can draw at home.

    Also, drawing is the first step to learning how to paint, so if you've ever wanted to learn to paint, learn to draw!

    This class is designed for the absolute beginner but all skill levels are welcome. Ages 13 and up. $120 for 6 sessions, includes all supplies. Instructor: Kim Randleas.

    Everyone entering the center must be wearing appropriate face coverings at this time. Thank you for understanding.

    Payments are to be made online. Your registration will be automatically canceled if a payment is not received within 15 minutes.


    Kim Randleas was born in 1975 in Eastern Oregon. Not being one to shout, her paintings are a soft-spoken tribute to a fleeting moment; a quick glance, an exceptionally interesting cloud formation, or an old house not long for this world. The wide-open spaces, moments of the past, and the nearby Native American tribal culture are common subjects depicted in her paintings.

    Childhood days were often spent drawing with found charcoal pieces or painting the landscapes with watercolors. Family outings were regularly in the mountains surrounding her hometown, where stories of early Native People were told. Lazy Sunday afternoons consisted of picnics and slow hikes; taking in the high desert views, but always keeping a lookout for obsidian chips indicating the location of an early Native’s flint knapping work.  

    Her childhood home offered further inspiration from a now well-worn coffee table book “Techniques of the Artists of the American West”, which featured twenty-one classic paintings of the American West. It included paintings by Frederic Remington, Joseph Henry Sharp, N.C. Wyeth, William Robinson Leigh, and Grace Hudson, among others, offering her the first early artistic influences.

    Early adulthood brought a successful entrepreneurial career, including two restaurants, a hotel, and various real estate ventures. The sale of the restaurants left ample time to begin painting again. In 2014, she began experimenting with acrylic paints and transitioned to painting in oil in late 2015.

     A 2015 trip to Pendleton Round-Up marked a turning point. Drawn in by the spirit of the drumming and dancing at the morning exhibition of The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, American Indian people began to make their way in to her paintings and her heart. It is with deep respect, a reverence, for the culture, coupled with a desire to show their strength and resiliency, that her Native American portraits are derived.  

    Other portraits often include pioneer men, women, and children. As great-granddaughter to Oregon homesteaders, the hardships of her ancestors as well as those on the Oregon Trail have had a significant influence in her life.

     Kim continues to reside in her home town, Canyon City, Oregon enjoying the beauty and solitude of her home nestled at the base of Canyon Mountain.



    • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 8
    Register

    Acrylic Pouring with Dale Finley!

    What is Acrylic Pouring?

    Acrylic Pouring is a fascinating fluid painting technique using acrylic paints that have been thinned to a pourable consistency. The fluid acrylic paint is poured on the canvas to create mesmerizing patters and abstract designs. Multiple colors and techniques are used to create beautiful creations. 

    Acrylic Pouring is great for stress relief and is suitable for the beginner! And, if you don't like your design you can simply wipe it off and try again! 

    Dale is offering two classes in Acrylic Pouring this quarter. Friday, April 16th at 6PM and Wednesday, May 19, at 6PM. Register for one, register for both, come alone, bring a friend, but don't miss this super fun class! 



    • Friday, May 21, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 5
    Register

    THIS CLASS IS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID. THE NEW DATE IS MAY 21ST.


    Felt Hearts

    Learn how to make beautiful and cheerful felt stuffed and embroidered hearts that will brighten your home or to be given to someone as a gift. We will fuse embroidery techniques from Mexico and France to create these colorful squishy hearts.

    All levels are welcome. Ages 12 and up. Scholarships available. Masks required.

    Instructor Joni Kabana: Joni Kabana has traveled to many places around the globe, picking up tips and techniques for her art. She loves to combine techniques from various countries so that the items she creates are unique and symbolize diversity and union of cultures.



    • Thursday, May 27, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 8
    Register
    Join me as we paint this "Mystic Deer" on 11x14 canvas with acrylic paints. This class is great for beginners and intermediate - all are welcome! This could be fun to create for anyone who loves wildlife and the outdoors, or even a nice gift for a father. Looking forward to painting with you!

    This class is for ages 13 and up.

    Supplies will be provided.

    Everyone entering the center must wear an appropriate face covering at this time. We thank you for understanding.

    Registration for this class will close on the 24th of May.

    Payments must be made online. Registration will automatically be cancelled if a payment is not made within 15 minutes.




    Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.


    • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 8
    Register

    Join Angel Carpenter for a fun evening painting this colorful spring cactus - great for summer decor, too! This acrylic painting on 11x14 canvas will be a great opportunity to use our creativity!

    This class is ages 12 and up.

    Supplies will be provided.

    Everyone entering the center must wear an appropriate face covering at this time. We thank you for understanding.

    Registration for this class will close on the 7th of June.

    Payments must be made online. Registration will automatically be cancelled if a payment is not made within 15 minutes.




    Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.


    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 8
    Register
    Let's paint! Join Angel Carpenter in painting this "Fab Flamingo," and let's get summer rolling! This beachy scene, acrylic on an 11x14 canvas, will bring lots of smiles, and will be great for teens and adults of all skill levels. The basic pattern for the flamingo will be provided to get us off to a great start.

    This class is for ages 13 and up.

    Supplies will be provided.

    Everyone entering the center must wear an appropriate face covering at this time. We thank you for understanding.

    Registration for this class will close on the 21st of June. 

    Payments must be made online. Registration will automatically be cancelled if a payment is not made within 15 minutes.




    Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.


Meet the Teachers



Angel Carpenter

Hi! My name is Angel Carpenter, and my focus is sharing the joy of art with the community. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Oregon State College (painting and drawing), but my hope is to share fun art, not fine art! My step-by-step lessons are geared toward teaching beginners while also allowing intermediate and advanced artists to join in and take the creative process to whatever level they like, allowing all to enjoy timeout for art with a completed piece to take home.


Kim Randleas

Kim Randleas was born in 1975 in Eastern Oregon. Not being one to shout, her paintings are a soft-spoken tribute to a fleeting moment; a quick glance, an exceptionally interesting cloud formation, or an old house not long for this world. The wide-open spaces, moments of the past, and the nearby Native American tribal culture are common subjects depicted in her paintings.  Kim continues to reside in her home town, Canyon City, Oregon enjoying the beauty and solitude of her home nestled at the base of Canyon Mountain.


Visual Arts Committee



Visual Arts Department Lead

Kim Randleas

paintedskycenter@gmail.com

The Visual Arts Department meets monthly to plan classes and events for Painted Sky. Contact Kim if you are interested in joining the Visual Arts Department Committee.



Teach a Class

Interested in teaching or volunteering for the Visual Arts Department? Contact Kim at painteskycenter@gmail.com



Contact us

Mailing Address: PO Box 21 Canyon City, OR  97820

Call: (541) 575-1335

Email: paintedskycenter@gmail.com

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM-Noon

Painted Sky Center for the Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your support matters. Thank you for supporting the arts in Eastern Oregon. 

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