Kick Off 2019 with Art Classes with Angie

Art With Angie Customer
Art With Angie Customer

Find a whole new happy with watercolors and pen & ink.

If you are like me, the current year is not yet done, the holidays are still ahead, but part of your brain is skipping to January and the next year. What is next?

Don’t you just want to go to art class and paint? I’d like you to join my class in Tualatin.

There are lots of good reasons to take an adult art class, for example…

  • to stimulate your brain and kick-start creativity and imagination
  • to relax with a different vibe from the rest of your life
  • “you time”
  • to reconnect with a life-long desire to do art
  • to find a friendly place to be around other lively people
  • to do something entirely new and without jumping out of an airplane

Resolve to make your arty leanings a reality for 2019. You’ll have no regrets. The good news is you don’t have to drive to downtown Portland to have a quality experience.

I was absolutely humbled when Earlyn Moore began driving from Silverton to take my classes in Tualatin, and I wrote to tell her that. Her reply was:

“You are an extraordinary teacher. I was a teacher myself and I’ve been around teachers all my life…I’ve supervised student teachers, so I know how an excellent teacher stands out from just the ordinary. Most teachers have the expertise but only a very few have that special ability to light a spark in their students. You make us believe in ourselves and your kindness and gentle hints help us to grow.”

This feedback is gratifying because it is my goal for each student to have success, to learn, to improve their skills, to have joy in the process.

Kerry Stratford, Lake Oswego recently wrote on the app about my classes, “Love this class! It’s a chance to stretch my mind and imagination! Of course, I’m totally out of my element, but that’s what the stretch is. Angie is a wonderful guide.”

Linda Rennie of Lake Oswego also says, “You have such an innate ability to teach. You give constant positive reinforcement, not to mention fantastic lessons.”

If you are interested in taking an art class that includes watercolor painting (you CAN do it), and pen and ink, and sometimes other mixed media elements tossed in, then take a class with me at the Tualatin Heritage Center where the big windows drench the space with light and where we have big tables for you to spread out.

We meet twice each month on Mondays and Tuesdays. Upcoming dates include December 3rd, 4th and 18th, followed by January 14th, 15th, and 28th, 29th. Then February 11th, 12th, and 25th, 26th as well as March 11th, 12th, and 25th, 26th. More information can be found at At the website you will see some projects we will do. Usually we work on seasonal and nature themes.

Basically, how it works is you decide which dates and times work for you and choose either morning class from 9am to Noon, or afternoon class from 1pm to 4pm, or the “paint all day” option. Then you email or text me with your interest and get signed up. Registration is also available at the website or via PayPal. The cost is $30 per 3-hour session, or $55 for all day, which includes supplies.

About supplies, yes, I provide everything for you to do exceptional art, including professional grade paper and paint except for students bring their own brushes. I do have a supplies list at my website which describes what we use in class. Eventually some students want to have some at home to continue their work outside of class.

Whether you are into realism or abstraction, bold colors or neutrals, meticulous detail or loose grand strokes–we do it all. When we incorporate pen and ink, there is instruction on traditional technique and fun modern approaches as seen in Jenn Frah’s zentangled leaf pictured here.

While you are thinking about it, please go to on your desktop or phone then call/text to 503-705-9193, or email with your interest. There’s a spot for you in class or give the gift of an art class this holiday to someone you love.