Deer Island Manor was built in 1908 as an elementary school for the logging community of Deer Island, Oregon. It is now the private home of Diane and Jason Dunn. The Great Hall at Deer Island Manor is a great space for the creation of art, poetry, music and all things art! We strive to encourage our community to explore, create and engage in the arts at Deer Island Manor. In the last two years we have established organic herb, vegetable and flower gardens. We have also created the Deer Island Lavender Farm. In 2015, a Peace Pole was donated and "planted" at Deer Island Manor. We look forward to spending time in the gardens and creating a connection with our community through playful expressions of art!
Monthly Open Studio
On the first Saturday of each month from Noon - 4pm Deer Island Manor will host a free Open Studio. A variety of art supplies will be available at no cost and everyone is welcome to come and explore, experiment and create! Local artists will be available to give inspiration, encouragement and instruction. Some of the activities that will be happening during Open Studio will be:
Mindfulness and the Art of Doodling
Elfjes Poetry Writing
Each Open Studio session will strive to inspire creative expression and encourage open dialogue about the creative process.
First Open Studio
February 4, 2017
12-4pm Free Workshop
Come and create! A host of miscellaneous art supplies will be available for participants to use at no cost. Open to all ages! Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. No pets allowed. This is a non-smoking facility.
If you are interested in hosting a creative class at Deer Island Manor, please contact Diane Dunn 503-397-3331.