Apr 25 - May 9, 2023


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365



Three week workshop, materials included

Students of all skill levels are encouraged to join us for an in-depth series of guided exercises as we learn how to use meditative painting to quiet the chaos and focus the senses.

Our goal is to become more centered and observant, reduce stress, and support our physical, mental, and artistic well-being. Emphasis is placed on the process of seeing and painting, not the finished product. In this class there is no wrong way or bad painting. Some of our exercises will adapt standard meditation techniques, but this is not a conventional meditation workshop. You do not have to have any prior experience with painting or meditation. All materials and techniques will be explained and demonstrated by the instructor, and we expect to have both beginners and experienced painters in class. All materials provided.

Tuesdays 5:30pm – 8pm
April 25 – May 9
Newport Visual Arts Center
Ages 18+

Cost: $150 (includes all paint and surfaces)
Scholarships are available. If funds are a barrier, please inquire (541-574-3364)

OPTIONAL: If you have oil paint and brushes you are welcome to bring them.

Jordan Essoe is an award-winning artist and writer who has exhibited and published internationally.  His career began as a painter, but his practice broadened to include film, performance art, playwriting, and journalism. His work has been covered by NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Oakland Tribune, Artnet, Artillery, Art Practical, Artweek, and Rhizome.

Minimum students: 5
Maximum students: 10

Questions? Contact Sara Siggelkow, Arts Education Manager, at or 541-574-3364

Newport Visual Arts Center

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