Summer Arts Program:

Let There Be Arts Presents: FREE Kids Art Classes at the Artist’s Studio Association every Wednesday all summer long! 

Let There Be Arts presents Free kids art classes at Artist Studio Association every Wednesday from July 18th through August 20th from 1 to 3 p.m. The classes are for kids between 8 and 14 years old. Each week is a different theme and lesson taught by various instructors with all materials included. There will be painting, drawing, collage, mosaic, drama, and more. Seating is limited to 16 students so reserve a spot by emailing Krista Eddy, program director, at, or by calling her at 541-992-9518.
Drop ins are welcome if space allows. No charge and all materials provided.


The Artists Studio Association is the classroom at the back of the Coop Gallery building 620 North East Highway 101 Lincoln City, parking and entrance in the back.

Summer Arts Class schedule: ………………………………

June 18th: Oregon Berry Still lifes with Pastel, taught by Krista Eddy and some fun Drama activities taught by Kaline Klaas.

June 25th:  Exploring textural collage and paint layering, taught by Katia Kyte.

July 2nd:  Animal Mask making, taught by Krista Eddy and exciting Drama exercises using the masks, taught by Kaline Klaas.

July 9th:  Gyotaku Fish Printing, taught by Judy Chillcut and Crab still life watercolor paintings, taught by Krista Eddy. *Bring t shirts to fish print if you can.

July 16th:  Drama with Kaline Klaas and The Art of Movement with Nicole O’Brian. *This class will be held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, just South of the ASA building.

July 23th:  “Looking Closely” Drawing Abstractions through Magnification, taught by MaryBeth Guerena

July 30th: Shell Printing with metallic paint, taught by Vonelle Swanson

August 6th:  Beach Plastic Mosaic, taught by Krista Eddy. *bring additional plastic pieces collected from the beach if you are able.

August 13th: Paper Beading, taught by Vonelle Swanson

August 20th:  Pirate Ship Construction and Treasure Map Making, taught by Krista Eddy.

Also check other Artists Studio Association workshops at the ASA website:

Thank You, Kaline!

Kaline Klaas, Director of Let There Be Arts since it’s beginning in 2000, is retiring from the organization. She has been the welcoming, creative, fearless, and hardworking captain of this Let There Be Arts ship for the past 14 years! She has kept it sailing along through sunshine, rainbows and even storms and it has made an immeasurable difference in the lives of so many kids and also in our community as a whole. We are a better place because of all her efforts. This organization will miss her greatly and will never forget her.

Thank you, Kaline. We appreciate you and wish all the best.



Kids Zone Summer Camp
Depoe Bay

Neighbors for Kids and Let There Be Arts have come together to create an art program at the Depoe Bay Kids Zone to be proud of, and this summer 2014, there will be a Summer Program from June 23rd to Aug 21st  that will offer not only a dynamic art program but also activities in Science, Technology, Music, Sports, Health, Culinary Arts, Academics, Outdoor exploration, Rowing, Field trips & more art.

Monday- Thursday, 12- 5:30pm, $10/day, $5 with income eligibility, No fee for kids 12 yr. and up. Afternoon snack included. Sign up for the whole day or come for just the art afternoon.

Art Program:

K – 3rd -Wednesdays (art afternoon)

(4th & 5th – Wednesday or Thursday)

4th – 10th -Thursdays (art afternoon)

Call or e-mail Amberdawn at

or call 541-765-8990


Kids Zone is located at 634 SW Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, OR. 97341

Let There Be Arts
Annual Gala 2014
“Save the Date”

The 2014 Let There Be Arts Gala will be hosted by the Freed Gallery on October 11th. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets are $60.00. This semi-formal attire event will include drinks, heavy appetizers, and dessert catered by The Side Door Café. Entertainment will be provided by local talent. Opportunities will be available at the Gala to purchase teasers for gifts provided by local businesses, and original artwork donated by Freed Gallery artists. All proceeds go to fund the activities and programs of Let There Be Arts, a 501 (c) non-profit organization, which brings art and music to the children of Lincoln County School District.
Eventbrite - Let There Be Arts 2014 Gala

Donate to Let There Be Arts

It’s as easy as clicking the link below!


Let There Be Arts Presents….
Kids Art Workshop at the
Newport Visual Arts Center
Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd

Let There Be Arts, a kids nonprofit is planning a 2 day workshop in the large classroom at the VAC.
Classes for kids 6 to 9 years old will be held both days from 10:30 to noon.
Classes for kids 10-14 years old will be held both days from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.
Classes are only $5 per day. Students are encouraged to participate in both days (for $10) to experience the full benefit of the workshop.
Reservations are encouraged. Drop ins are welcome if space allows.
To reserve a spot please call Program Director Krista Eddy at 541-992-9518 or email at

Art Teacher Sharlene Wright will introduce students to the art of Vik Muniz and show them how he makes art out of everything! Students will learn about this creative and inspiring art figure as well as learn about assemblage, appropriation, found art and mixed media in art. They will make their own creations out of a multitude of ordinary objects that will be made extraordinary through the use of their imaginations.

Local muralist and freelance artist Casey McEneny will be teaching classes that explore the cultures of the Pacific Coast Tribes. These drawing and design classes will take students to where culture and art meet.

All lessons will be rich in art education, creativity and fun!

After School Art Program (21st Century CCL)

Let There Be Arts partnered with the Lincoln County School District 21st Century CCL After School Program for the 2014 spring session.  Every Tuesday afternoon, beginning the first week in April through the first week of June, thirty to forty students would gather in the Artback classroom at Taft Elementary School for an art lesson as varied and creative as the four talented teachers who presented them. The ideas was to feature the talents of many teachers rather than just one in order to give the students exposure to a variety of projects, mediums and creative teaching styles.

Here is a sample of some of the activities:

Vonelle Swanson led the students in watercolor mixed media projects, shell painting, using shells from her many travels, and creating painted wooden frames to hold photographs.

Sandra Petty showed students how to create collage from natural items such as driftwood, cones, moss and shells, helped them make delightful, personable sock puppets and captured them all with her amazing origami creatures.

Krista Eddy gave each child a small, wrapped canvas, showed them how to mix colors using acrylic paints and then they painted a background on the canvas. The next week, when the background was dry, they discussed ways to draw trees, imbued those trees with personal metaphors and selected dark colors to create the tree on top of their backgrounds. In another lesson, Krista taught a watercolor wash technique using salt for texturing.

Kaline Klaas led the students in drama activities which included creating characters with body language and voice, improvisational theater activities and games which teach basic acting skills while having loads of fun.

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