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Vine Gogh


Learn to paint with Vine Gogh Artist Bar! Vine Gogh is Portland's original guided art class, offering step-by-step painting classes on canvas. All classes are set to great music and offer the opportunity to purchase liquid encouragement to help you get into a "creative mood".

3rd Saturday of Every Month

(And special dates throughout the year!)


Vine Gogh sessions are taught by Jenny Schildan, Skamania's official Artist in Residence and a Portland native. All classes are taught  in Skamania's Gorge Room (outdoors when weather permits). When you are finished with the class, you will depart with a work of art that you created while having enjoyed delicious refreshments and making lasting memories.

  • Each class is approximately 2.5 hours start to finish. No prior experience necessary. 
  • Where: Will be conducted in the Gorge Room.  Seasonal outdoor classes when weather permits.
  • Time: 2pm until 4pm (unless otherwise specified)
  • Price: $40 per person + tax

This Columbia Gorge art event is open for all guests, advance purchase of tickets required by calling 844-432-4748 or purchasing at the front desk. Maximum  class size is limited to 10 people, so reserve early!

View Schedule & Paintings

July 18th 

Backwoods Bonfire

August 15th 

Purple Harvest

August 16th

Cascadia Sky

September 5th

Cascade Dreams

September 19th

Autumn Mist

September 20th

Dawn at Crown Point

October 17th

Moon River

November 21st

Holiday Barn

December 19th

The Tomten

Jenny Schildan

Jenny Schildan

Artist in Residence


Jenny was born and raised in the Portland area, and has over 20 years of art experience, including painting, sculpture, and graphic design. Her paintings have been featured at Bridgeport and in the Street of Dreams show. A family trait, Jenny's artistic talent was strongly encouraged and supported by her family, especially her grandfather, who was an artist by trade. 

In addition to establishing and teaching classes at the two Vine Gogh studios, Jenny has also donated her time to Public School Artist in Residence programs, leading over 900 students through collaborative painting classes. Jenny leads homeless and at risk teens through painting classes each month, patiently encouraging self-expression and therapy through creativity.

Teaching others to paint is Jenny's number one passion, and she is thrilled to be named official "Artist in Residence" at Skamania Lodge.