Art Accelerated Adult Workshops

OSU Extension Service, Tillamook County & Art Accelerated* have partnered to provide artistic expression classes for adults as part of our Family & Community Health programs.   *Art Accelerated is a local non-profit artist based organization promoting the arts in Tillamook County, supporting contemporary artists with exhibitions, performances and education programs for youth and adults. 

Research has shown that engaging in creative artistic expression, including expressive writing, visual arts, music, engagement, and movement-based creative expression can have many positive impacts on health.  Creative expression can improve mood, reduce chronic pain, and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.  Some studies also show relationships between creative expression and improved healing time and reduced risk of chronic disease [The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature Heather L. Stuckey, DEd and Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH ]. 


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Express yourself! with Acrylics:  This is a chance to experiment and find new ways to express your creativity. Learn traditional and less conventional ways to start planning a painting and complete it. Learn about color mixing, mediums and ways to use acrylics.  Experience the excitement of experimentation and loosening up. Working in a group with people who share your interests leads to unexpected insights - join the fun and express yourself! Taught by Christine Harrison, member artist and Gallery Manager at Art Accelerated.

  • When:   Saturdays, October 20th – November 17th  ~  10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where:  Art Accelerated Gallery, 1906 3rd Street, Tillamook
  • Cost:   $45  (supplies included)


Art and Introspective Journaling: This class, taught by Thea DeFeyter, a member artist of Art Accelerated, will explore creating meaningful artwork.  Learn basic drawing, shading, line, and perspective. Try Introspective journal work to consider a 360 degree look at your own life perspective.  This is a skill that can bring clarity, and self-awareness throughout life's journey. Class participants will be presenting art work produced in class for a local art show Friday, November 30th.

  • When:   Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24 & November 7, 14, 28   ~  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Where:  Art Accelerated Gallery, 1906 3rd Street, Tillamook
  • Cost:   $60  (supplies included)



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