Join the Newport 60+ Activity Center from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 1 for an artists’ reception as the center opens a month-long exhibition featuring artwork created by artists participating in various courses organized at the center. The exhibition includes watercolour, glass art and photography. Enjoy light refreshments and chat with the artists as the center kicks off the exhibit.
Local artist Shirley Steinhauer has been a member of the Yaquina Art Association for over 30 years and teaches art classes at the Newport 60+ Activity Center. She currently teaches watercolor classes from 9-11am on Thursdays for new students and 1-3pm for returning students.
Local photographer Paul Calkins has taught digital photography classes at the 60+ Activity Center and Oregon Coast Community College. In Digital Photography – The Basics, students learn how to use different menus and icons to take different types of photographs, as well as basic photographic composition. Digital Photography – Beyond the Basics is for those who want to learn more about their DSLR interchangeable lens camera.
Artist Peggy Wood taught a glass art class where students created a solar-powered glass mushroom to light up their driveway or yard.
For Wood, “It’s a hobby with a lot of love… and fun. I come from a long line of family artisans who do everything from sewing to ceramics, painting and much more. Moreover.
Check the website and schedule for future art classes.
The Newport 60+ Activity Center is located at 20 SE 2nd St. in Newport. You can visit the website at www.newportoregon.gov/sc to learn more about all the fun and free programs available at the center. Call for more information at 541-265-9617.