There are no SAA workshops or local opportunities scheduled at this time. If you are interested in sponsoring or leading a workshop, contact SAA at

Past Workshops:

Back in July of last year (2021) Willo Balfrey,  accomplished artist, long time friend and member of SAA, gave a very informative workshop on tips and guidance when showing work.

Alcohol Ink Painting Workshop

Alcohol ink painting by Suzanne Mamedalin

SAA member Suzanne Mamedalin led a workshop on alcohol ink painting at the Lake Shastina Community Center on May 20, 2017. An example of Suzanne’s work is shown above. Alcohol ink is a relatively new medium. The inks are acid-free, fast-drying transparent dyes used to create colorful, polished stone effects. They can be used on glossy paper, metal, shrink plastic, glass, and other slick surfaces.

Twenty local artists participated in the workshop. Photos from this impressively well-organized and highly successful workshop are shown below. All participants produced multiple pieces of art on a step-by-step progression of surfaces. Most supplies were provided, including 4-inch x 4-inch boards, which will be used for paintings donated for the silent auction at SAA’s 60th Annual Art Show. Proceeds from the auction are used for SAA’s annual scholarship for local art students.