Spring Retreat June 5-7, 2020

We secured the dates we talked about at the Meeting! Our Retreat next year will be June 5,6,7 2020. We are already working hard trying to make this a wonderful adventure for all of our painting sisters. Our rate went up only $15 dollars a person and with all the tariffs etc. in the news securing this rate now was a good thing. But – it won’t hurt to start putting aside a few dollars when you can for our retreat. It is a good deal $260 for two nights lodging, and all the meals provided we already know that I will teach a project that many of you saw on line and requested a class in – It will be at the next meeting – and YOU WILL WANT IT!! So this gives us a year to put money aside for a fabulous Retreat!!

Jeanine Maurer, chair

Judy Elam, Terrie Prestrud

2019 Christmas Brunch

The Christmas brunch will be at the Monarch Hotel, December 7th, 2019.

Please contact Mary Klein at (503) 516-1434 or email Malinda or Mary.

There will be a gift exchange, must be handmade and a $10.00 limit.

FREE Chapter Classes – November 2nd

5 free classes Saturday, November 2nd starting at 10am. Make a Bracelet with Emma,  Junk Book with Sally, Paint and Sip (Yes, Sip!) with Georgia, Dot Art Rocks and Mini Canvases with Lisa Tomato, Tomato and Bumble Bee Balls With Helga.

Contact: Peggy @ 503-829-9688 or Georgia @ 503-975-9447 to get in on the fun!


More information HERE

Chapter Meeting & Paint-In – October – Lori Larkey

Join us October 5th for our chapters meeting and Paint-In with Lori Larkey. She will be teaching Koi or more specifically jinli or nishikigoi fish ether painted in black & white or in color. To sign up for this event contact Mary Klein or Malinda Fedoris thru your membership directory. Judy Zogg has 5×5 wood ‘canvas’ boards for Lori larkey’s project. The price is $4.50 per piece. If you are taking Judy Ribitch classes, Judy will be there at noon on Saturday for you to purchase the boards from her then.


September 14th-15th Painting Seminar with Judy Ribitch

Join us  September 14th – 15th, 2019 with Judy Ribitch.

Judy Ribitch, Michigan

Judy began painting over 30 years ago and has studied with many national Decorative Artists over the years.  Judy began painting in oils, but quickly changed over to acrylics studying locally with Mary Wiseman and Mary Luckstead.  Judy began teaching locally at the “Craftmaker Shop” and at Michaels.  Judy has been teaching at conventions both locally and nationally for over 20 years, Heart of Ohio Tole (Hoot), Mad Painting Convention, New England Traditions (Net), SDP National Conference, and Creative Painting Convention. Judy is a member of the Society of Decorative Painters and Great Lakes Decorative Artist

Judy has had her designs featured in the Decorative Painter, Tole World, The Decorative Artist Workbook, Painting, The Painting Rag, and most recently The Pixelated Palette. Judy has also had painted ornaments in the Smithsonian Institute and The White House.

Judy will be teaching 2 projects. Project 1 is the Portland Rose specifically designed for the Raindrop Chapter, and project 2 is the flower.

Ephemera can be purchased from Smooth Cut Wood for $5 or you can provide your own surface.

  • Judy Ribitch is the “Big brush” for 2019. She will teach 2 projects Sept. 14 and 15.
  • Member cost is $70.00 for the two days and two projects – Single class purchase is not available.
  • Registration: Open to Raindrop members for priority purchase through July 31, 2019.  On-line or in person at chapter meetings.
  • Non-members can purchase the seminar on-line starting August 1, 2019 for an additional $15.

Purchase your seat HERE

Judy Zogg has 5×5 wood ‘canvas’ boards for Lori larkey’s project. The price is $4.50 per piece. If you are taking Judy Ribitch classes, Judy will be there at noon on Saturday for you to purchase the boards from her then.

2019 Clackamas County Fair – August 17

Come join us August 17th, 2019 starting at 10AM for a great painting time with kids of all ages.

Spend the day at the fair helping children paint a wooden bird house they have just built ….


What’s in it for you:

  1. Experience the joy of helping the younger kids paint a project. They are all smiles!
  2. Free Parking Pass & Fair Entry
  3. You need not volunteer all day, a few hours would be great, then you could spend the rest of the day enjoying the fair and all it has to offer.

You need not bring any supplies as all will be supplied by the chapter, just bring an apron if you use one!

Need to sign up contact Mary or Malinda for more information.

Need directions click HERE

Clackmas County Fair

694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR 97013

Chapter Meeting & Paint-In – August – with Bobbie Redington

Join us August 3rd for our chapters meeting and Paint-In with Bobbie Redington. She will be teaching the “Simply Blessed Wreath”. Bobbie will be bringing the pattern/prep instructions to the June meeting.  Judy Zogg will have surfaces for sale at $7.50/ea and will bring some to the June chapter meeting.