We offer a variety of classes here at Runaway and our offerings are for students 13 years of age or older. If you are interested in signing up for a class – just talk to one of the Runaway gang, e-mail Christy@RunawayArt.com, or call 503-881-6270 to get things set up. Also see our Class Calendar for classes that are already scheduled.
Stamping 101: You will learn the basics of using rubber and acrylic stamps to make your own cards. We cover storage, adhesive, cleaning and heat embossing. $25 for a two-hour class. No supplies needed. This is required for most of our card classes.
Card classes: We offer a variety of card classes throughout the year. Please see our class samples and descriptions for specifics. Prices vary, starting at $35 for a two and half hour class including the class kit.
Art Journaling: Learn several techniques in each class that you can use not only in your art journal, but also on canvas, books and other projects. $60 for a three-hour class.
Student Supplies: Either a regular size Dylusions or Dina Wakley journal, white gesso, gel medium, strong double sided adhesive, Beacons® 3-in-1 glue or comparable strong white glue. Supplies provided: paint, paper, tools and other items used in class.
Altered Books: Christy offers her own special twist on mixed media; learn fun techniques for decorating hard-cover books. Each class focuses on particular techniques that you can use in altered books, art journals, scrapbooking and card-making. $45 for a three-hour class.
Student Supplies: White gesso, gel medium, strong double sided adhesive tape, Beacons® 3-in-1 glue or strong glue. Supplies provided: books, paint, tools and paper used in class.
Beginning Watercolors: Christy will teach you the basics of using watercolors. Learn how to make washes, textures, basic strokes, wet into wet, wet over dry. If time permits, we make a small landscape painting. We use Daniel Smith® fine art watercolors. $60 for a three-hour class. Supplies provided: Daniel Smith® watercolors, art grade paint brushes, watercolor paper and tools.
Next Step Watercolors: These classes vary by theme (floral, landscape and other topics) and are announced when the class is scheduled. Christy often schedules these classes when someone has a particular request and they build on the techniques learned in the Beginning Watercolor class. This class is designed for beginners that have some prior experiences using watercolors. $65 for a three-hour class. Supplies provided: Daniel Smith® fine art watercolors, Silver Brush® Black Velvet watercolor brushes and other fine art brushes, watercolor paper and tools.
Alcohol Marker Basics: Learn how to get the best use out of your Copic® or other alcohol based markers. This is also a great way to decide whether these wonderful and versatile markers are for you! $30 for a two-hour class. Supplies provided: paper, image to color, selections of alcohol markers and blank color chart.
More Alcohol Marker Techniques: Learn even more about using Copic® or other alcohol based markers. Christy can customize additional classes to suit your needs and interests (faces, under the sea, forest and specific stamp images). $35 for a two-hour class. Supplies provided: paper and selection of alcohol markers.
Gel Plate Printing: We offer a variety of printing classes.
- Beginning: $65 for a three-hour class. Learn how to use your gel plate to make one of a kind papers and pieces. You’ll use acrylic paint, stencils, tools, found objects and more to create one-of-a-kind prints. Student Supplies: A stack of copy paper and 5-10 white cardstock. Supplies included: paint, stencils, tools and a small selection of other papers for printing.
- Gel Printing for Cardmakers: $60 for a three-hour class. Learn how to use gel plates to make beautiful cards – this class is designed specifically for cardmaking. You will make numerous prints then choose from those prints to make 2 cards. Student Supplies: 6-10 pieces of white cardstock. Supplies included: paint, stencils, texture plates and tools.
- Gel Printing Advanced Techniques: $75 for a three-hour class. See class samples and description for more specifics.
Drawing Classes: Robin Bielefeld is an amazing artist/illustrator and shares with you classical drawing techniques mixed with tricks she has learned over the years. She is patient and will guide you through drawing different subjects to improve your drawing skills. Classes are designed for beginning to intermediate skill level. See class samples and description for specific individual classes. $60 for a two-hour class. Student supplies: graphite pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B), drawing paper or pad, kneaded eraser and white eraser. Some classes may also require students to bring colored pencils.
Getting the Most out of your Big Shot®: Christy will teach you how to make shaped cards, cut stamped images, shapes and emboss using your Sizzix® Big Shot® machine. $20 for two-hours when purchasing your machines at Runaway. $30 for a three-hour class for anyone. Supplies: Big Shot® and all of the plates that came with your machine. Supplies provided: paper, dies, embossing folders and more.
PanPastels®: These pastels can help you create marvelous art or backgrounds for card-making. You learn how to apply, blend, store and use them to get the best effects. $40 for a two-hour class. All supplies included (PanPastels®, paper and tools).
Stenciling 101: Come learn how to use your stencils with chalk pastels, paint and ink. Master how to get clear images and combine color to shade. This is a great class for either cardmakers or folks that love mixed media. $40 for two-hours. Supplies provided: paper, stencils, ink, paints and tools.
*Runaway’s classroom provides protection for students and the ability to maintain appropriate physical distancing.