Cassandra Holden

From my opening at Gallery SENSEI in July. I’m so thankful to have been given the space to show my work, and I’m immensely grateful for my friends and family who came to support me. Beauty is all around. 

Couldn’t have done it without this guy either.  (at Gallery Sensei)
One of my students’ paper weavings from Youth Adult Drawing and Painting class.  (at OCAC — Oregon College of Art and Craft)
Paper weaving from one of my students in Youth Adult Drawing and Painting.
I’m going to be posting some of my students’ projects from my last week of teaching at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. My last week was Youth Adult Drawing and Painting. On last day we made paper weavings from watercolor paintings!  (at Oregon College of Art & Craft)
Jeffrey James and the impressive collaborative mural that him and other students at Alfred created.
Teaching youth adult drawing and painting this week. We are starting out the class by learning to draw and observe without assumptions and preconceptions through blind contours! This is the work of a 12 year old student.
My students also learned about Greek amphoras this week! They made their own painted Greek amphoras representing a narrative or their favorite activity.
This week in my drawing and painting tent we learned about Faith Ringgold’s artwork and my students made painted “story quilts” inspired by their own memories and dreams.
I taught drawing and painting this past week to 1st, 4th, and 5th graders!
Visiting Karl Burkheimer’s incredible studio in Portland!
Indian street food birthday dinner in SE Portland with @jeffreyjclose. All I need today 😊
Class is over for the week! Here are some of my students’ weavings. 
Youth adult (ages 11-14) fibers class at the Oregon College of Art & Craft (at OCAC — Oregon College of Art and Craft)
Class is over for the week! Here are some of my students’ weavings. 

Youth adult (ages 11-14) fibers class at the Oregon College of Art & Craft (at OCAC — Oregon College of Art and Craft)
This week in youth adult fibers class I am teaching about the art of Mexican yarn painting- “Huichol Nierikas”. We are making our own nierikas on felt and also weaving on small frame looms. (at OCAC — Oregon College of Art and Craft)
Doing a little weaving myself as an example for my class.