1086 Washburn February 2016
Medford, OR Tues-Fri 10-5pm
(541) 779-0272 Closed: Sun & Mon.
What’s the lie you’ve been told all your life?
And it’s probably been told BY you TO you…
” I‘m not artistic!”
I hear this all the time from people in class…and then they go on to tell me that they make exquisite quilts or are a master chef. Everyone is artistic in some way. Just because you don’t paint with a brush or can’t draw a straight line…(that’s what they make rulers for)…everyone can create something.
First, you have to
that you can.
We get so busy in our daily lives we forget
that we should also be having fun.
There are many studies that strongly suggest that making things with your hands actually creates joy, inner peace and well being. This is why we do more and enjoy less. We don’t allow ourselves time to create. Fast food, cell phones, television, modern technology has edged a lot of the creativity out of our lives. Anything that is worthwhile takes some investment of time.
You don’t just start out being great.
You have to practice to be great.
It’s a brand New Year!
What will YOU practice this year?
Project of the Month!
For the month of February we are adding two different butterfly casting options to the project.
1 large butterfly $14
2 dragonflies $14
2 small butterflies $10
Use access to our “wall of frit” to color them
any way you wish.
Covers frit, class and firing. Wires are included to hang or add them to another fusing or mosaic project!
Any regularly scheduled workshop.
Wednesday & Saturdays 10-12n.
Email or call to reserve your form!
Make a fun project for your spring garden! Learn speedy ways to make lots of tiles from your scrap glass, several techniques for applying mosaics to different surfaces and complete a 10″ bird bath/feeder. Once you finish this class you’ll know how to mosaic almost anything. Several patterns to choose from.
The $75 fee includes all materials and tools.
All you provide is the glass.
February 13 & 20th
Glass Fusing: Basics
Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass! In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and an 8″ fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more!
All supplies are included.
February 27 & March 5th
Please call or email to reserve your space.
Painting with Frit
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and scrap glass to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art. We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.
Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.
All frit, scrap glass, stringers, and lunch from Peruvian Point is included.
Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.
10-3pm with an hour lunch break
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5-6 people we can schedule private parties.
click here to check out our classes
Need a Kiln? Rent one of ours!
Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!
Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf: $ 5.00
One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf: 8.00
Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf: 12.00
Projects on a 20″ shelf: 11.00
Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf: 14.00
Long Bubble Squeeze add 3.00
| Morning Workshops:|
Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon. Use our tools and workshop space. $10 for 2 hours! Call to reserve your space. You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing. You can also schedule bigger projects. Contact us for more information.
What is the purpose of the gift of the arts?
What is the unique calling on the life of an artist of faith?
Join with other professionally motivated artists and art enthusiasts to:
Up your game * Hone your skills * Worship
Be motivated and refreshed by the Scriptures
Live out the God-designed role for your life for THIS generation
Enjoy exceptional (but maybe a wee bit crazy) camaraderie!
Exceptional professional training grounded in
classic and time honored fundamentals
with nationally respected instructors
Emmy award winning and resident artist
Calligraphy with multi-national instructor
And with the popular and returning
Illuminated Manuscript – Calligraphy/Art Fusion
Down by the Riverside (plein air / landscape)
The Fine Art of Food & Music
And Biblical inspirations with Masterpiece founder
* Tips and commentary from the professionals on marketing your work, gallery representation and social media presence
* The always fascinating Presenting and Attending Artist Exhibit.
* A hosted public event on Saturday night.
for Sat. evening deadline by April 20th)
Enjoy all this at a true Oregon treasure….
And you could win a discounted tuition package by
submitting a winning entry for the art contest for attending artists
Space in each workshop is limited so register early.
Register by March 15th for early membership or standard guest discounts. Spouse packages too! Make it a memorable vacation with purpose .
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation| 541.601.7496
Visually Communicating Christ to Culture through Fine Art
“Declaring the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light” 1 Peter 2:9
NVAL 2016 Regional Photography Show
February 2 – 27
Carter House Gallery,
48 Quartz Hill Rd, Caldwell Park, Redding, CA 96003
RECEPTION and AWARDS
**DATE CHANGE** NOW SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 from 6-8pm due to Super Bowl Sunday.
Reception location is still the North Valley Art League’s Carter House Gallery.
Awards will be announced at the reception and our juror, Michael Eichwald, will give a short talk explaining why he chose each of the award winners.
Raffle will be held for a framed print donated by Lu Zhang from the NVAL 2015 International Photography Show.
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served making for an enjoyable afternoon. We hope that you and any guests that you choose to invite will attend. Directions to the gallery are on our website: www.nval.org, under Contact.
Award winners unable to attend the reception will be contacted February 7 by email.
Hope to see you there at the Carter House Gallery, 48 Quartz Hill Rd. Caldwell Park.
I hope to see you there!
The online gallery will be active February 1st on the NVAL website — www.nval.org
NVAL CARTER HOUSE EXHIBIT OPENS FEB 2nd
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm
Show Opens: Tuesday, February 2
Reception and Awards: Saturday, February 6, 6 to 8pm
Show Closes: Saturday, February 27
ANPF Women’s Invitational Winners Announced
Three outstanding plays by noted playwrights selected for presentation.
March 25-27, 2016 festival honors under-represented American playwrights.
Ashland New Plays Festival announces the winners of its ANPF Women’s Invitational. They are Martyna Majok for Cost of Living (formerly Ropes in the Well); Lauren Yee for King of the Yees; and grand prize winner Jiehae Park for Hannah and the Dread Gazebo.
The Women’s Invitational will be held March 25-27, 2016 in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Dramatic readings of each play will be presented in both matinee and evening performances at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
As an effort to highlight critically acclaimed but unproduced work by leading American playwrights, the Women’s Invitational received 30 works from which ten finalists were selected in blind readings. ANPF Artistic Director Kyle Haden and The Kilroys co-founder Laura Jacqmin, who chairs the festival, chose the winners.
Says Haden, “It was tremendously exciting reading the finalist plays. All of them were truly impressive. I am so excited by our three winners and can’t wait to share these new stories with our audiences. We all know that women are vastly under-represented in theatre today, and have been since the beginning. We want to do our part to change that inequity. The Women’s Invitational will be a meaningful step for us in that direction.”
Additionally, the week will include an opening reception hosted by Bill Rauch, artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF); and Parity, a roundtable discussion with Jacqmin, host playwright EM Lewis, and the winning playwrights, moderated by Dr. Lue Morgan Douthit, OSF’s director of literary development and dramaturgy. The roundtable is open to the public.
More information is available at www.ashlandnewplays.org
|Winter Blush, by Janis Ellison|
Janis Ellison February 2016 Class: Pastel Painting in a Series
The focus of the next session will be finding what inspires you and creating a series
February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2016
Mondays from 9am-1:00pm, $125.00
Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon
Winter’s quiet simplicity along Wagner Creek Road in Talent, OR
A frosty morning at Agate Lake in Jackson County, OR
I wanted to make some Heart Cube Boxes for Valentine gifts, but I didn’t like the colors of papers I had on hand. So, I painted some. Here’s how I painted them.
Heart Cube Boxes made from my painted papers.
First I found the papers I wanted to use. I used two types of paper, neither of which I tried to fold before starting. Big mistake! One of the papers folded perfectly and the other cracked when I folded it. Second, I printed out the template on the back of the paper before I painted the paper. Believe me, it’s much easier that way.
Getting ready for painting my paper with acrylic paints mixed with acrylic matte medium.
I started with 4 different acrylic paints in reds, pink and purple. I mixed them half and half with acrylic matte medium. I used discarded plastic jar lids as my paint containers. I put dabs of all the different colors of paint on a rubber roller and started rolling colors around, making what looked like a monster mess.
The process of painting the paper for one of my Heart Cube Boxes.
After the entire page was covered in paint, I mixed acrylic interference blue with acrylic matte medium (again about half and half) and spread it all over the painted paper. You can see in the photo above how it starts to change the colors on the lower photo. I’ve painted just a little bit of the painted paper with the interference blue.
The process of painting the paper for one of my Heart Cube Boxes. The top photo is before adding the interference blue along with a bit of interference gold.
For my first paper I used acrylic interference blue. My second paper included both interference blue and interference gold. For my third and forth papers, I just used acrylic interference gold. Play around with different acrylic colors and interference colors and see how the colors change. It’s fun. Play!
Painting papers for two more Heart Cube Boxes.
There’s no one right or wrong way to do this. Just play and have fun. I’m including the template for making this box.
I painted the paper for these Heart Cube Boxes.
Template: Cube Heart Box Template