Melissa Gannon










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"Melissa is that rare combination, both a great artist and a great teacher!"

—Susan Lannis

"Thanks for being a great teacher. I learned so much and will be able to apply what I learned to other mediums which is exciting for me."

—Julie Nakoff

Taking pastel classes for the past year with Melissa has been a great experience for me. She teaches to a variety of community artists, all at different levels of expertise from beginning to advanced. I think everyone learns from her experience, ability to convey a lesson, and her positive feedback to students. She gives one-on-one comments and suggestions, all in an open and encouraging manner. I appreciate her ability to connect with her students personally and enjoy learning about her artistic goals and accomplishments. It is a pleasure to take her classes.









































Summer/Fall 2017 Art Classes Palatte

Summer Plein Air Classes

These painting on location classes will focus on how to choose a subject, address perspective, and how to use shapes, colors and values to create wonderful compositions. I will give individual attention to each participant during the painting process. At the end of class, we will all be able to share our work. If possible, I will do a group critique at the end of each session. Celebrate the summer with wonderful paintings!!!!!!

Bring whichever medium suits you. Demos will be in acrylic.

We will be visiting Meldrum Bar Park, Clackamette Park, Molalla River Park, Barton Park and Mary S. Young Park to paint the landscape in summer. Classes are July 25, August 4, August 24, August 29 and September 5 from 9 am to 11:30 am.

Download pdf of the schedule HERE.


Leach Botanical Garden • 503-823-9503 • • 6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR

East Portland Recreation Center • 503-823-4328 • • 740 SE 106th Portland, OR

Gladstone Community Education • 503-650-2570 •

Oregon City Pioneer Center • Call 503-557-3963 to register.

Cedar Hills Recreation Center • 503-629-6340 • • 11640 SW Park Way, Portland, OR 97225


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