Visual Arts Workshop

Poetry & Artistry of Trees
with Alana Garrigues
March 26 | 9:30am-3:00pm
Tuition $135 | Materials fee $15
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita
Registration is limited to vaccinated students due to the confined and limited workspace
Bring proof of vaccination to the first class


The Poetry and Artistry of Trees:
A Visual Arts & Writing Workshop

Stop for a moment to look at the trees around you. Inhale slowly and consider all the wisdom and information they provide along with the clean air you are breathing. Their rings and bark hold centuries of knowledge from the storms they’ve weathered to the communities they’ve housed. Deep underground, their roots communicate through a vast network of fungi. Through seasons and constant change, they continue to grow and adapt. This workshop is a love story of personal relationships with trees and an offering of gratitude for what they bring to our lives.

In the first half of this workshop, we will create a collection of small tree ring paintings after studying basic biology by examining photographs and tree rings and trunks. The instructor will provide multiple techniques (watercolor, collage, ink, etc.) and support experimentation. While mediums are drying, we will do guided freeform writing exercises inspired by tree poems. Participants will be encouraged to share in a space that celebrates first drafts. During the second half, we will put the finishing touches on the tree ring paintings. The goal is to leave with 4+ pieces of art, either 4×4 or 6×6, and a renewed passion and appreciation for the stories that trees produce and inspire.

Materials Provided
Each participant will be given a minimum of six up to a maximum of nine pieces of acid-free artist paper, 4×4 or 6×6 inch, plus a small kit of tree stories and inspiration. Artist quality watercolors, high flow acrylics, ink, and acrylic ink, along with access to Micron pens, teacher’s brushes, oil pastels, plus charcoal and graphite tools. Collage papers and glues are also available for complimentary use.

Note: shared supplies will be limited, and waits may occur for select tools; therefore, you may wish to bring some of your preferred
art-making tools, including brushes and media. For personal precision, you may want to bring your own scissors or compass.

Materials Needed A notebook and pens or pencils for the writing portion of the workshop.


UpcomingWorkshop: Poetry & Artistry of Trees

  • March 26, 2022
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Workshop: Poetry & Artistry of Trees


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130, United States


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.