LOCATED INSIDE THE RED GATE, THE WASHINGTON STATE FAIR (253) 752-9708 foldfield@comcast.net
art workshops

Adult Art Workshops

All workshops canceled due to COVID-19, but watch our website as we hope to reschedule as soon as it is safe.

Peter O'BrienPeter X O’Brien, award-winning watercolor artist, specializing in American Landscape and Cowboy Art as well as Golf Landscapes. 

His travels to working cattle ranches in Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming allow him to capture the essence of the Western American lifestyle. Europe, Canada, and Mexico have inspired his paintings of International landscapes.

His paintings have been judged “Best of Show” at the Celebration of Western and Wildlife Art Show (twice), the St. Paul Rodeo Wild West Art Show and the Ellensburg National Western Art Show.  His contemporaries (and gallery owners) consider him one of the most talented emerging artists in the United States and Europe.

Judy FairleyJudy Fairley, is a national pastelist who taught pastel through Walla Walla Community College and has been an active member of the valley art center in Clarkston, WA for over 40 years. She grew up in Clarkston, where she and her twin sister helped on the family’s horse and cattle ranch. Her experiences while growing up have provided her with endless hours of painting material.

She has shown all over the United States and Canada and has been affiliated with “Women Artist of the West” for over 40 years as a signature member. She is an artist in residence at the Dahmen Artisan Barn in Uniontown, WA.

How to Register

Registration is done online for our workshops. Click the “Workshop Registration” button and make sure the date of the workshop you are interested in is selected. Then click the “Book” button. Some workshops you can select to attend one day or multiple days. Other workshops you can only register for the entire multi-day workshop. If the workshop is shows you need to register for each day (such as Peter O’Brien) and you wish to attend both days, you will select the second day after you have filled out the information. Several of the questions asked pertain to our kid’s art classes. Please type in “N/A” as all fields require input. Once you have filled out the information and created a username and password, you can then select “Add Another Booking” if you wish to attend both days of the workshop. The last step will prompt you to pay. If you have previously registered for a class or workshop, you will be able to sign in and go straight to the payment section. Online registration closes a few minutes prior to the start of the workshop.

We are a nonprofit organization and in order to keep our tuition rates low we are sorry but we are unable to offer refunds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear to class?

Please dress according to the weather, but make sure you wear something that could get dirty.  Even adults can get paint on their clothes.

Do I need supplies?

To keep workshop prices down, supplies are not included. You will be emailed a list of supplies after you register.

Where do I park?

There is street parking along 9th Ave SW between Fairview Drive and S. Meridian. You can also park along 4th St SW or the green grass lot across from the red gate at the intersection of 4th St SW and 9th Ave SW.

Where is the entrance to the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center?

We are located inside the Red Gate of the WA State Fairgrounds — 9th Ave SW between Fairview Drive and S. Meridian. To the left of the red-roofed ticket counters — look for a big blue hanging sign that says “Fred’s Creative Kids Art Classes.” You will enter through a black iron gate and then into the building on the left through the brown door.

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