2nd SATURDAY ARTS

UPCOMING PROJECTS

July 13, 1-4 PM – DIY Bookmarks

Are you ready for summer reading? Join us at The Arts Center to make custom bookmarks using collage, drawing, and painting method. All supplies provided!

August 10, 1-4 PM – Cyanotype Nature Photography

Join us to create cyanotype photography using found natural objects outside! Using the sunlight and cyanotype paper you can create beautiful photography.

September 14, 1-4 PM – Tie-Dye Handkerchiefs

Join us for our annual tie dye event here at TAC! Choosing between a variety of colors and various techniques you will create a beautiful tie-dyed handkerchief to bring home with you.


Past Projects (2024)

June 8, 1-4 PM (On the Plaza) – Pride Themed Watercolor Affirmation Cards

Create pride themed watercolor affirmation cards for yourself or someone you want to support this Pride Month!

May 10, 1-4 PM (On the Plaza) – Neurographic Line Art

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. To promote mental wellness we will be mapping out our minds with neurographic line art! Using, pencil, ink, watercolor, colored pencils and more, participants will draw lines and then fill them in with color to make an abstract representation of their inner world. This activity can result in an array of neurological, physiological, hormonal, and emotional benefits!

April 13, 1-4 PM – Collaborative Collage Poetry Wall

Drop by TAC during this month’s 2nd Saturday to contribute to our community made poetry wall installation in our Corrine Woodman Gallery! We will use acrylic markers, chalk pastels, decorative paper, newspaper/magazine cut outs, and more to construct a living wall of poetry!

March

Watercolor Wonders w/ Camila Godoy.

Join us and watercolor artist Camila Godoy to learn a variety of watercolor techniques! With a focus on Spring and nature themes, we will make several watercolor creations and learn how other tools like pens and pencils interact with watercolor paints.

February

Mural Making for Black History Month w/ Linn-Benton NAACP & Artist Janique Crenshaw.

In celebration of Black History Month, we will make a community paper craft mural inspired by the Kwanzaa principles of Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) and Umoja (Unity). All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this collaborative mural celebrating African American figures whose contributions shaped history.

Mural of colorful collage of backgrounds with black silouettes of people in active movement

January

Our January 2nd Saturday event is canceled and participants are encouraged to come drop off one artwork for the 2024 Howland Community Open! See you back in the gallery on February 10 for another fun 2nd Saturday creating together!

Past Projects (2023)

December 9: Create your own animal puppet! w/ artist Sarah Ferguson

Cut simple shapes from colorful painted papers. Assemble the shapes to build your puppet, add texture, details, and a stick. Then give voice and movement to your creation! See Sarah’s work in the Gallery for inspiration!

November 11: Artist Trading Cards

This fall create your own artist trading cards – art works of any medium that are 2.5 x 3.5 – to trade with others at this November Second Saturday. TAC will provide decorative paper, magazines, paint, used fabrics, markers and more. Create a tiny mixed media design and collect a few creations from other artists!

October 14: DIY Balloon Pumpkins

Using a balloon, paint, twine and modge-podge, create your own “paper mache” style pumpkin for spooky season!

September 9: Tie-Dye Handkerchiefs

Come learn different tie-dye techniques from various cultures around the world! The Arts Center will provide all of the supplies needed to create your own custom tie-dye handkerchief. Instructions for rinsing and washing at home will also be provided.

August 12: Watercolor Wonders

Join us and watercolor artist Camila Godoy to learn a variety of watercolor techniques! With a focus on Summer and nature themes, we will make several watercolor creations and learn how other tools like pen and pencil interact with watercolor paints. Make a watercolor popsicle or flower!

July 8: Coral Reef Community Art Projects!

Come cut, glue, stamp, and paint with us to create a collaborative mural depicting sea life in a coral reef. Take home your own multi-media sea animal craft! Thank you to our creative partners at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and Maxtivity Arts & Crafts Creative Space for helping to coordinate this project!

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