Archive:  Annie took The Studio on the road as of Jan 1, 2018!* 


Located in beautiful downtown Sisters, Oregon, The Studio was the creative teaching space of distinguished art educator, university instructor, and former school principal, Annie Painter.

All ages were welcome for workshops, courses, and special events.   


*Annie's teaching studio  closed December 31, 2017.  Annie will once again do her own artwork and teach her adult and children's classes at schools and community sites as available especially in  Central Oregon, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. 

CHILDREN'S FALL CLASSES: a look back at the last classes in Sisters
email annie directly for info
Fall 2017: Annie is working in two Central Oregon schools and will offer a limited number of children's classes as follows at the Studio, Larch & Main, Sisters:
Home school art club $60  (full) Structured & creative. 9/12, 10/10, 11/14.
After school art studio (K-8) (full) Arrive after public school dismissal time, stay until 5. Relaxed, choice time and focused project instruction including extreme architecture inspiration and model making from found and packing materials. Plus will include some or all: drawing, painting, collage, printing. $85 Mon and Thursdays: 9/11,14...10/9.12...11/13,16. Bring snack.
Pre-School parent child art, (space available) creative play, snack and story. 1+ hour. $10
Parents assist, block creations, finger paint, printing and more.
Bring snacks. Minimum 4 (8 with parent) 10-11AM 9/13, 10/11, 11/15.

Location was:

392 East Main Ave. 2A & B
Sisters, Oregon
For adults on your site by request. Travel and supply expenses will vary.
Annie Painter


Annie Painter is a former award winning Oregon elementary principal with experience as an elementary classroom teacher (kindergarten and grade six), exhibiting soft sculptor, curriculum specialist, middle and high school fine arts teacher. She spent three years as a national arts and literacy coach.


Annie has created The Studio to share her love of art with the Sisters community and others who travel to study with her. The goal-- establish an environment that inspires imagination, skill-building, and personal expression for artists of all ages. 

Adult enrichment & custom designed art workshops  2 hour minimum for 5-8 people. email Annie to plan for your family, club or social group. 
Past Teacher Workshops and Graduate Courses

Annie was on contract with Portland State University Continuing Education in the Graduate School of Education through which she provided her courses on request to individuals, teams, school districts or organizations in Oregon and at her studio.

2020--Re-located to Portland. Not teaching through PSU.

Teacher Art with Annie:
credit or non-credit
1, 2 or 3  PSU graduate credits: Individual custom designed graduate Practicum (1-5 people) OR

Color & Design with Cut Paper Creations for Educators Offered by request anytime.
Portland State University Continuing Education, Graduate School of Education

Example of 1 credit class:
Two six hour days working with Annie in her studio in downtown Sisters plus 20 additional outside hours creating lesson plans, making teaching tools, gathering resources for several lesson designs.

Practicum plan may involve a wide variety of media and goals. 

Color and design links visual art (color mixing, paper tooling, design elements and principles, simple drawing and painting and cut paper creations) with specific content objectives, especially in science, language arts and social studies.


Call Annie to have an art chat about your interests.

541 639-2526


SAMPLE Fee: 1 graduate credit PSU credit fee $62. Tuition to Annie Painter $195 (2=$295, 3=$395 for tuition. Credit extra at $62 quarter hour grad level)
Space is limited. 5-8 students ideal.  Enjoy a long lunch break in downtown Sisters, a five minute walk to most restaurants and shops from Annie's studio. 


Click here to request your own class:


Birthday Parties or Family Art Events at your site.
20 Instructional Videos

Color Mixing Videos


10 Color Mixing Art Videos you can use at home or school- (listed in suggested order for teaching and learning)


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Applied Design Projects


8 Design and drawing videos based on skills and materials shown in color mixing lessons.

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Documentary of Annie at Sinapolo Elementary School


Documentary describes Annie's experiences traveling to Guam to teach at the Sinapolo Elementary School.

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Thank you to Angela Hillstrom for some of our wonderful Spring Break photos!

© 2017 -2020

Annie Painter


392 E Main Avenue 2 A & B. Sisters, Oregon 97759 until December 31, 2017.

Then all classes and events at your site by request. 

541 639-2526

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