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Anatomical Position

Anatomical Position

Anatomical Position
Anterior Male
Anterior Female
Posterior Male
Posterior Female

I received a grant last year to help with my figurative anatomy studies.  It was a real boost, both in morale and in the opportunity to study something awesome. I took a 3 month online intensive artistic anatomy course, I spent three weeks at the Stanford morgue studying bodies with Dan Thompson, Michael Grimaldi and the BACAA crew. I then returned home and began a series of four figure paintings that I am finally showing publicly today!

These figures are all posed in Anatomical Position, which is one of the first things we learn in a medical anatomy class. All the body’s movements are categorized based on this position. By making these paintings I was able to consciously translate my new technical, theoretical knowledge to the living, breathing, reality of the person. People are more than textbooks, more than flesh and blood, of course. Similar, but totally different.  And this is what we love about life.  Everything in the universe has a unifying baseline, but with wonderful, endless variety.

To create these paintings I hired models who came to stand in my studio about 10 times a piece.  I had each person stand in the same place and painted them roughly in the same scale.  It was a delight to spend so much time with each model, studying and getting to know them.  In fact – three of the models are in the same family. Posterior Male is married to Anterior Female and Posterior Female is sister to Anterior Female.

Filed under: figure, painting, Paintings, Portrait Tagged: anatomical position, anatomy, anatomy for artists, art, figurative, figure, fine art, life, life drawing, nude painting, oil, oil painting, painting, sarah f burns, sarahfburns

Haines Foundation Grant Awards Show

I received a grant last year to study anatomy and to make four figure paintings. I worked from January until last Tuesday on this project and finally I’m going to show the results publicly.  I was going to post them here today, but I forgot to take photos before I delivered them to the show! Argh! I do have a couple of drawing studies from the project for you however – which you will not see at the show tonight.
Anatomical Position - Anterior Male

Anatomical Position – Anterior Male

Anatomical Position- Posterior Female

Anatomical Position-
Posterior Female

Anyway, if you’re in Southern Oregon and are free, please come to the show tonight (Friday, March 6) at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St.
I would love to see you all there! :)
Big thank you to Lloyd Haines, Wendy Seldon and Ashland Art Center for this grant program, which is a fantastic boost to the visual arts in Southern Oregon.
And — Last but not least, the local newspaper, Ashland Daily Tidings has written up the Grant, the Show and even included a few quotes from me and a pic from my sketchbook! (By the way, the article is mostly accurate, it’s accurate in spirit, but not every detail.  It’s important that I clarify — I did NOT say, “Art will not get you food, clothing and shelter.” What I said was, “Art is not food, clothing and shelter, but it is vitally important.” I was trying to make a balanced statement about how art is life, but it’s also not.  Instead it came out sounding like I thought artists can’t make a living.  Argh!

Filed under: figure, Inspiration, Uncategorized Tagged: anatomical position, Ashland Art Center, figure, grant, haines foundation, life drawing, southern oregon

I Heart Kinesiology!

Back to School with Kinesiology at Ashland Institute of Massage!

My ongoing obsession with knowing specifically the origin, insertion, action and shape of muscles has led me to take a rather in-depth kinesiology class.  Over 100 class hours, plus out of class study time will keep me busy til April.  And, of course I’m translating a lot of this stuff from massage application to artist application.  I feel so fantastic when I’m in a class I love.


Filed under: Drawing, figure Tagged: 2015, anatomy, art, figurative, figure, fine art, kinesiology, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, sketch, work of sarah f burns

Eggs and Oak Leaves

Last painting of 2014.

Eggs and Oak Oil on Panel 14″ x 24″


I have not shown a lot of new work on my blog this past year, I have been working super hard though, I’m 65% (give or take) of the way finished with a larger project that has taken me MONTHS and  MONTHS.  I have a deadline of March First Friday to more or less complete the work, so stay tuned!

I’ve also been painting a portrait of my daughter that is taking a long time as well.

Filed under: Paintings, Still Life Tagged: 2014, art, fine art, oil, oil painting, oregon, rogue valley, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, still life, work of sarah f burns

Class Time!


I’m teaching two classes beginning in February 2015, a still life drawing and painting class at the Ashland Art Center and a Life Drawing Class at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Medford.  Both are 10 week classes and approach subjects academically. These classes are fun but also very substantial. Expect to work hard and get a lot out of them.

Click here for more information about these sessions.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Ashland Art Center Classes, Events and News



Starting in January
the weekly email calendar will be delivered to your email in-boxes every other Sunday. Be sure to check the email when you get if for the latest classes and events ~ you don’t want to miss out on all the fabulous art-making and -enjoying activities that AAC has to offer!

Scroll through the email to view class details and news!
You can also visit our online calendar

Tiffany Hokanson


Short-Pose Figure Drawing, 10-12:30
Copper Etching, 10-12
NO Portrait Drawing*, 3-6 ~ New session starts January 12, Register now 
Needle-Felted Fuzzies,  3:30-5


NO The Artist Within, 1:30-3, will return January 6

NO Kids Clay, 3:30-5, will return January 6
Ceramics with Garry Price, 5-7

Preschool Art School

NO Preschool Art School, will return January 7,  11:30-12:15
NO Ceramics with Alissa Clark, will return January 7, 3-5
AAC closes at 2 pm on Christmas Eve and is closed on Christmas day

Free Expressions

NO Free Expressions (Free!), will return January 8, 3:30-4:30
NO Beginning Wheel Throwing*, will return January 8, 6-8


NO Needle-Felted Fuzzies, will return January 9, 3:30-5
Ceramic Social* ~ Plan your group clay party with Kami Carlson

Emily Brooks art, Art Freaks regular

Art Freaks (Free!), 5-6 

*Pre-registration required

Descriptions for our AMAZING and AFFORDABLE
weekly classes are listed at the bottom of this email.
You can also view our online calendar, which syncs with your Google and iCalendars!
Ashland Art Center affordable weekly classes


Screen Printing Workshop with Amy Navickas-Godard

Amy Navickas-Godard

Registration due by December 26 

Have you ever wanted to make your own t-shirts, posters, or other crafts using screen-printing but didn’t know how? Bring your ideas and designs to this workshop that will meet over four consecutive weeks and you will learn what it takes to get a good screen print. You will learn the photo-emulsion technique to transfer your own designs to pre-made screens and print on various surfaces such as fabric, paper and more!

  • Four Saturdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • $125 Members, $150 General + $40 materials fee
  • Click here for the registration form, including more info about materials
  • All levels welcome, ages 14 to adult ~ Scholarships available for teens
  • Questions? Email [email protected]

Art Therapy 101: Gestalt Psychology with Delaine Due
Delaine Due People's Art

The theory and practice of Gestalt Psychology lends itself beautifully to working with personal imagery. Through short lecture and discussion and hands-on experience, this workshop will provide a taste of the discipline of Gestalt Art Therapy. The class is well-suited to professional counselors, as well as artists and those curious about art therapy. No art skill or experience is necessary and all materials will be provided.
  • Saturday, January 3, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • $15 Members, $20 General
  • Click here for the registration form
  • Questions? Email [email protected]

NEW ~ Needle-felted fuzzies with Liza Hamilton

Liza Hamilton Ashland Art Center
Learn the art of needle-felting wool, and create a new sculpture each week! Personal instruction on beginner to advanced projects includes felted miniatures, wire armatured animals, and 2D felted murals. Drop-ins welcome, no registration required! Open to ages 8+. All materials will be provided! No felting experience necessary, drop-in’s welcome!
  • Every Monday and Friday, January 5- February 27, 3:30-5:00pm
  • $15 drop-in, 5 classes for $60, all materials will be provided
  • Open to ages 8+
  • Max 8 Students
  • Upstairs in Studio 4 at the Ashland Art Center 
  • Email Liza to secure your spot at [email protected]

Watercolors with Rachel Fisher

Petie by Rachel Fisher

This watercolor class is geared toward both beginners and artists who wish to develop and improve their watercolor techniques. Each week there will be a new assignment focusing on a new technique or style.
Starting January 5, Monday evenings, 5:45 – 8:00 pm
$25 if you bring your own materials
$30 for materials provided
Max 6 Students
Downstairs in Studio 1B
Drop-ins welcome, or e-mail Rachel to reserve your space at [email protected]

Get Your Artwork Professionally Photographed by Judith Pavlik

Judith Pavlik

Judy will be shooting 3D and 2D pieces of artwork for artists on a monthly basis as needed! Work must be delivered before the start of your session and MUST be picked up by 5 pm that day. We cannot store ANY artwork. 2D artwork must not be covered with plexi or glass.
Tuesday, January 6, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
$20 per image for AAC Members, $25 per image General
Includes CD with high-res JPG and hi-res and low-res TIF
Contact Judy to reserve your spot at (541) 292-9117 or [email protected]

NEW ~ Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge


Join Lisa for a relaxed afternoon of hand building or wheel throwing. Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.
  • Starting January 8, Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • $10, plus clay and firing
  • Drop In
  • Questions? Email [email protected]

NEW ~ Beginning Wheel Throwing with Lisa Eldredge

Lisa Eldredge Wheel Throwing
Registration required ~ Click here for the registration form

Updated ~ Jewelry Open Studio with Thalia Keple

Thalia Keple woven necklace

January: Learn the basics of working with jewelry wire, including types of wire and basic tools. Students will be able to make and wear home a pair of simple wire-wrapped earrings. There is a $2 supply fee for materials. Feel free to bring your own materials and old jewelry from home to repair or upcycle, too.
Learn a new technique each month and get hands-on help on your project. All projects are welcome and no experience is needed.
  • Every 2nd Thursday
  • Next: Thursday, January 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • $12 Members, $15 General
  • Drop In 
  • Basic supplies are provided, some kits available for sale
  • Depending on the project there may be a materials fee which will be posted
  • Questions? Email [email protected]
Donate your old jewelry to the open studio!

NEW ~ WordPress Work Group with David Gordon

David Gordon WordPress Work Group

Sign up for this month’s work group! Bring your laptop and your troubles. Together we will look at issues you are having with your own WordPress site and explore solutions. If you don’t have immediate problems that you need to solve, you can bring specific questions. No set agenda. We will divide time evenly among workgroup participants and others can watch, learn and listen. Instructor’s screen will be projected onto a large screen.

Cartooning with Curt Evans

CARTOON CLASS WITH CURT EVANSThink you can’t draw? Don’t worry. Cartoons are supposed to be silly! Students will learn simple techniques to get started, enhance their current cartoons, and work through those “I don’t know what to draw” phases. For students with more experience, Curt has lessons to fit your skill level.

  • Every SECOND Saturday
  • Next: Saturday, January 10, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • $10, scholarships available
  • All ages welcomed
  • Please RSVP to [email protected]
  • Drop ins welcome on the day, but email to secure your space

AIFF student film contest: LAUNCH

“The LAUNCH” is accepting entries for student made films, 5 minutes and under, for the Ashland Independent Film Festival 2015. The deadline to submit is January 16th and it is free to enter. Click here to learn more.

Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann

Susanne Petermann

Join us for a casual session of collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft. Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided.
Every THIRD Friday 
Next: January 16, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 
$20, materials included 
Pre-registration required
Email Susanne at [email protected] to reserve your space
Please contact Susanne by the THIRD Tuesday
Minimum of three students required, maximum 10

NEW ~ Visual Art Journaling Clinic: Boots and Shoes with Elaine Frenett

Elaine Frenett

Love what what we wear on our feet tell so much about us? BOOTS and SHOES – join us! Short demo first hour, then bring your journals and working materials and get help/suggestions hands on.
Held Upstairs Studio #13.
  • Every THIRD Friday
  • Next: Friday, Jan. 16, 3:30-5:30 pm
  • $20, some materials supplied for sampling
  • Pre-registration required
  • Space limited so please register ahead
  • Contact Elaine at [email protected] or 541-944-2196

NEW ~ Flamboyant Felted Hat Class with Jo Ann Manzone

Jo Ann Manzone Ashland Art Center

In this class you will learn to make a hat template to fit your head and create your one-of-a-kind felted hat. It can be a simple shaped pill box hat or a more sculptured hat with pleats and folds. Strips of fabric can be added to create a luxurious textural look.
  • Saturday, January 17, 2014 9am to 4pm
  • $85, includes most materials
  • To reserve your spot, please contact Jo Ann at or 541 951-2526

Encaustic Painting Workshop with Pam Haunschild

Pam Haunschild EncausticMonthly workshop, every fourth Saturday, designed to introduce everyone to painting with encaustics and to have fun creating new pieces. A new technique will be introduced each month, and instruction provided to anyone new to the process. Paints, brushes, heat guns, and other basic materials will be provided. Two 8×8 canvas boards to use as substrates will also be provided. More substrates can be brought in (or purchased), for an additional materials fee. Feel free to bring collage papers, small items to embed in the wax, stencils, and any other materials you might want to work with.

  • Every FOURTH Saturday
  • Next: Saturday, January 24, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • $40, includes materials
  • Minimum 3 students, maximum 6
  • January’s class FULL. Registration open February and March: Click here for the registration form
  • Registration due by the third Saturday of the month
  • Questions? Email Pam at [email protected]

Basic Blockprinting with Midge Black

Raven parts the waterJoin us for this enriching workshop where you will learn basic blockprinting, simple processes that artists have used for millennia to communicate, celebrate and explore. You will design, execute, and produce multiple graphic prints useful for note cards, wall art, book art, or just fun! We will be using the reduction linoprint process, achieving a multilayer print in color or black and white from a single block.

  • Saturday & Sunday, January 31 & February 1, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • $75, AAC Members, $90 General, some materials included
  • Click here for the registration form, including more details about materials
  • Three spaces left
  • All levels welcome, ages 14 to adult ~ Scholarships available for teens
  • Questions? Email [email protected]

Updated ~ Origami Temple of Kindness Class with Glenda Goodrich

Origami Temple class with Glenda Goodrich
NOTE: Minimum of six students required
Please register with the instructor
[email protected]
503 990 0278

NEW ~ Classical Drawing and Painting with Sarah F Burns

sarah burns
In this 10-week series based on Sarah’s popular drop in class, students will learn timeless principles that apply to every aspect of drawing and painting, including proportion, perspective, tone/value, and how to use materials.

  • 10 Wednesdays, starting February 4 until April 8, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • $220 Members, $260 General
  • Materials list: HB pencil, 2B pencil, kneaded eraser and drawing paper. Supplies can be purchased at the Art Center.
  • Ages 16+ ~ Scholarships available
  • Contact Sarah with questions at 541-621-7767 or [email protected]
  • Registration required ~ Registration form coming soon

Structure Drawing with Jenay Elder

Jenay Elder Sign up now for this exciting opportunity to study classical casts. Learn how to draw facial features using different perspectives and light effects, and discover how to use plane changes to fine tune your portrait and drawing abilities. Students will begin with pencil and advance to longer tonal drawings in charcoal.

  • Starting February 5, Four Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm 
  • $100 per month (15% discount for Jenay’s Portrait Drawing students)
  • Space is limited, so register today!
  • Registration and questions to Jenay at [email protected]

NEW ~ Metal Jewelry with Tiffany Hokanson

Tiffany HokansonJoin us for this monthly workshop, every first Friday, designed to teach everyone to etch copper and create designs for one-of-a-kind jewelry. Some of the techniques covered include: riveting, etching copper, texturing metal, and using patinas. Each month will feature a new project or surface design technique and students will leave with something they’ve created, like a pendant, earrings, and more. Please check online for individual class descriptions each month or email [email protected] to receive information about the upcoming month’s focus. Dates:

  • Every First Friday, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • $25 early bird before January 30/$32 after
  • Additional $15 cash or check to teacher for materials required the day of class
  • Minimum 4 students, maximum 5
  • Registration required ~ Click here for the registration form
  • Questions? Email [email protected]

NEW ~ Felted Scarf Class with Jo Ann Manzone

jo ann Manzone Ashland Art Center

Choose from a variety of shapes and sizes. Learn how to combine wool and fabric, create textural elements and design techniques to make your one of a kind scarf.

Ideas for men and women’s scarves will be available.
Just in time for Valentines day.
  • Saturday, February 7, 2014 11am to 2:30pm
  • Cost: $65, includes most materials
  •  Contact Jo Ann at [email protected] or 541 951-2526 to reserve your spot.


You’ll find the full descriptions for these classes below by their category, 
but here’s a quick list of what we have that’s free:
Free Expressions, Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Family art class for all ages. Ages 6 and younger need supervising adult present. All materials included. Your imagination’s the limit in this mixed-media open studio.
Art Freaks, Sundays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Young adults open studio for painting, drawing, collage, mixed media and more. BYO-Supplies. $5 donation for Classroom supplies like hot glue & assemblage materials.

Regular Weekly and Monthly Classes


Ann DiSalvo "Pregnancy"

Uninstructed Short-Pose Life Drawing moderated by Ann DiSalvo
This weekly gestures figure drawing session has short and long poses up to 25 minutes. Unclothed model. Bring your own non-toxic materials.
Mondays, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm 
$9 Members, $10 General
Drop In  
Adults only
Lizzy by Jenay M Elder

Portrait Drawing with Jenay M Elder
Become better versed in the fundamentals of composition and the human face in this all-levels guide to portrait drawing. During the course of this six-week series, students will improve their portrait drawing by practicing from a live model and learn principles like proportion, perspective, and more.
Six Mondays, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm  
$150 Members, $180 General
NEXT SESSION: January 12 – February 16
Questions? Email [email protected]

Jack Wiens The Artist Within

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens
For all beginners and experienced artists who want to try something new! Each week will be a different focus, including sketching faces, perspective, cartooning, and more, as well as various mediums like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Have a special request? Jack wants to know what students want to do!
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm 
$10 Members, $12 General
Drop In 
All materials provided
For questions or to find out what Jack will be teaching each week, email [email protected]


All of AAC’s children’s classes have scholarships available

Kids Clay

Kids Clay with Keeley Bittner
Join Keeley for a special clay class for the young people! Explore the medium and make some cool stuff! Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class. Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult. All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.
Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm 
$10, plus clay and firing 
4 Classes for $32! 
Drop In 
Questions? Email [email protected]

Jenay Elder Preschool Art School

Preschool Art-School with Jenay M Elder

Each week children and parents will create a keepsake craft and/or art project to take home. Past projects include cork sail boats, Easter potted plants, super hero capes, and plaster mold hands. All materials provided.
Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm 
Four classes: $25 +$8 per each additional child 
Drop ins: $8 + $2 per each additional child 
Recommended for ages 1 – 5
Questions? Email [email protected]
This class happens after the Ashland Library’s Storytime for preschool children from 10:30 – 11:00 am

Free Expressions @ Ashland Art Center

Free Expressions with Jo Ann Manzone
Explore the unlimited possibilities of your own creativity! This fun art class for kids of all ages has something for everyone. You can play with painting, fabric, jewelry-making, assemblage, and more. Wear your paint clothes – we’re going to have a blast making art!
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm 
Free, includes materials
Drop in 
For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present)


Enrichment Ceramics

Enrichment Ceramics for Students with Special Needs with Nathan Clinton and Alissa Clark
This fun, hands-on course for students with special needs has a structured lesson plan to teach a variety of clay techniques, including hand-building construction, glazing, wheel throwing, and firing. The instructors are Nathan T. Clinton, MED, and Alissa Clark, MFA.
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm 
Free for students with special needs
Recommended ages 12 – 22
Questions? Contact Nathan or Alissa at [email protected]

Garry Price

Ceramics with Garry Price
Garry is noted for his functional pottery as well as his large scale public installations. Beginners will get a great foundation in the fundamentals and more advanced students will enjoy experimenting with a seasoned pro.
Tuesdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm 
$10, plus clay and firing 
Drop In

Ages 13+


Alissa Clark

Ceramics with Alissa Clark

Alissa Clark is an expert ceramicist, well known for her whimsical functional and decorative, colorful wares. Join her for hand-building and wheel instruction.
No classes on these holiday dates:  December 24, and December 31
Wednesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm 
$10, plus clay and firing
Drop In
Ages 13 to Adult

Ceramic Social with Kami Carlson

Kami Carlson

Clay party! Whether it’s for a birthday, bridal shower, or team-building activity for coworkers, everyone will enjoy making a ceramics project during this fun session with ceramics artist Kami Carlson. Feel free to bring beverages and snacks to enjoy while you create.

  • Friday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 pm or Saturday afternoons 
  • Reservations required 
  • $25 per student, materials included
  • Minimum of 4 students required, maximum of 10
  • Project options available upon request
  • Questions? Email Kami at [email protected]


Print StudioThe Underground Print Studio at the Ashland Art Center is open to experienced printmakers to work independently on printmaking projects in the presence of a Lead Printmaker. The Underground Print Studio has a Laguna Etching Press with a 26”x48” press bed that can accommodate plates/blocks up to 3/8” thick that may be used for copper plates, woodblock, plexi glass, and linoleum block printmaking techniques. The studio also has a dry mount press, vertical etching acid tank and a photo-etching exposure booth. Learn more here>>


Tiffany Hokanson

Copper Etching with Tiffany Hokanson
Drop in and learn how to etch your design into a copper plate. No previous experience required. Students must bring an image to work with.
Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drop In
Ages 15+
Questions? Email [email protected]


See Liza Hamilton’s listing above in the Upcoming Offerings section for details on her Monday and Friday drop-in classes, 3:30 – 5 pm in her studio at AAC”


Art Freaks

Emily Brooks, Art Freaks artist

Join us for this relaxed open studio for emerging artists and young creatives. Bring a project you’re working on or start something new. People come hang out and embroider, draw in their sketchbooks, bring a friend to draw, and more.
Sundays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Free, or $5 donation for using Classroom supplies (paints, paper, hot glue, assemblage)
Drop In

NEWS ~ Collaborative Artists’ JAM

Collaborative Artists JAM
The Artists’ Jam will be taking some time to re-energize and come back together after the holidays!
  • Stay tuned for return date
  • Free
  • Questions? Email [email protected] or call 541-944-2196

All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified.
Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520
[email protected]

Art Classes and Workshops for Kids and Adults at Rogue Gallery


at Rogue Studio


At the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, we provide many fun classes for the youth that will allow them to explore the arts and become inspired. Our exceptional art instructors encourage children, teens, and families to go beyond and get creative in the visual arts, making it an exciting and memorable experience for all.

Partial scholarships available, call (541)772-8118 for more info!

All ages welcome!

Family Art Days
Every Second Saturday from noon–2pm, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 11

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a great family destination with free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and art hunts in the Gallery once a month. Families are encouraged to come create, explore, enjoy seeing and making art together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All ages welcome. Free! All Materials Provided, No pre-registration required.

Drop In & Draw
ages 6-12
Offered on Medford School District non-school days:
January 19, 23, February 16 and April 6
9 am – noon

No school? No problem! Join us for creative fun in the Rogue Studio with a variety of art activities including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and more.
No pre-registration required.
$5 Per hour – Come for one hour or stay for all three!

Winter After-School Art Studio
taught by Jenny Calaba
ages 7-10
Wednesdays, Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, and 18
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Young artists will explore basic skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and more with inspiration from famous artists and art movements. Get creative and make art in the Rogue Studio!
Register Now

Journal Creations
ages 7-12
Shari Craddock
Saturdays, February 28 and March 7
10:00 am-11:30 am

Design your very own personal journal with pictures of family and friends that you can treasure! Collage, draw, watercolor, and use your own photos to add on each page to create a one-of-a-kind journal.
Register Now

Spring Break Art Camp: Art Through the Ages
taught by Amy Navickas-Godard
Ages 7-12
Tuesday – Friday, March 24, 25, 26, 27

Come to the Rogue Studio and make art inspired by artists from different eras! Explore the work of the Modernists while making colorful sculptures, use a larger than life “still life” to paint like the Realists, paint with abstract colors like the Post Impressionists, and create relief sculptures like they did in Ancient Egypt. Each day you will make a different masterpiece while being immersed in different eras of art history!
Register Now

Register for Classes

Adult Classes Fall 2014

Tap into Your Creativity!

An opportunity for you to discover your creative side, enjoy a new hobby or master a new art form. From open studios to topical workshops, new and seasoned artists get to explore a variety of mediums and techniques such as:

  • Artist Professional Development
  • Watercolors
  • Oil
  • Acrylic painting
  • Pastels
  • Printmaking
  • Bookbinding
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Encaustic
  • Mixed Media
  • Sequential Art (cartoon & comics)
  • Sculpture
  • Ikebana
  • Life (Figure) Drawing
  • Site-specific/Installation Art
  • and more!

Studio Spirits

Enjoy art with a drink! Join us for an evening to create art in a fun relaxed atmosphere at the Rogue Studio. All materials are provided! Must be 21 or older.

Watercolor Landscapes
taught by Eva Fawcett
Friday, January 23, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Let the winter storms inspire you to create watercolor landscapes. The great English watercolor artist William Turner embraced storms as subjects for his paintings. With the master artist Turner as the inspiration, Eva will introduce you to painting not only stormy weather landscapes but also the bright blue sky of summer. In honor of Turner’s English heritage we will serve you a glass of port, English cheddar, and crackers.
$30 members and $40 non-members, All materials are provided.
Register now

Hand-made Valentines
taught by Eva Fawcett
Friday, February 13, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Valentines became popular in the 19th century as a discreet but proper way of expressing your love. Spend an evening enjoying this timeless tradition with collage and mixed media. Create an original work of art or give someone special a handmade Valentine. Enjoy creating with dessert wine, fine chocolates, and specialty cookies.
$30 members and $40 non-members, All materials are provided.
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Celtic Design and Style
taught by Eva Fawcett
Friday, March 13, 5:00 – 7:00pm

In honor of St Patrick, the Rogue Gallery celebrates with an evening of Celtic design. Explore the beauty of Celtic art using pen and ink in this classic style. We will supply Guinness, Irish cheese, and crusty bread to keep you nourished while you create – just enough to make you feel like you are in the Emerald Isles.
$30 members and $40 non-members, All materials are provided.
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Spring Flowers Painting
taught by Eva Fawcett
Friday, April 10, 5:00 – 7:00pm

April showers may bring May flowers but we aren’t waiting until May at the Rogue Gallery. Learn to paint flowers in acrylic on canvas. Eva will show you how to paint roses, lilacs, and other flowers. A glass of wine and hors d’oeurves will add to your inspiration.
$30 members and $40 non-members, All materials are provided.
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Mixed Media Drawing: Outside In
taught by Judy Rosenzweig
Thursdays, January 29, February 5, and 12; 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Explore the combinations of fundamental drawing techniques and non-traditional materials. Using elements of value, line, imagery and paper goods you will begin to create aesthetically rich and beautiful mixed media pieces.
$140 members, $165 non-members. Click HERE for additional materials list.

Life Drawing: Academic Approach
taught by Sarah F. Burns
Tuesdays, February 3-April 7; 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels, 18 and older

Would you like to advance your figurative drawing skills? Then do not miss this ten week class on life drawing. Using a nude model, artist Sarah F. Burns will aid you in developing the skills to capture the expression of the human figure. The class covers the fundamentals of life drawing such as proportion, structure, placement, and anatomy.
$275 members, $325 non-members, Model fee in included in tuition. Click HERE for additional materials list.

Nature Journaling
taught by Roxanne Evans Stout
Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22; 10:00am-2:00pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Art Journaling combines written and visual language to give a greater breadth of expression and understanding. Journaling is an effective tool for self-exploration and experimentation with several different art materials. Using the subject of nature, Roxanne will guide you to create your art journal using mixed media that includes images, notations, and textures.
$175 members, $195 non-members. Click for HERE additional materials list.

Creative Visions: Empower your Mind to the Beauty of Abstract
taught by Alx Fox
Saturday and Sunday March 28 and 29; 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Unleash your creativity through color, texture and design using acrylics. Alx will coach you as you create unique images, using techniques of mark-making and blending that will give your work more depth and impact.
One Day: $70 members, $85 non-members. Both Days: $110 members, $125 non-members.
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Experimental Techniques for Pastel
taught by Roni Marsh
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; April 3, 4 and 5, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Take the rich beauty of pastels to the next level as you discover the many possibilities that experimental techniques in pastels can add to your work. The accomplished pastel artist Roni Marsh will introduce you to underpainting techniques that include ink, watercolor, water soluble graphite, and fluid pastel.
$130 members, $145 non-members. Click HERE for additional materials list.

Contour Lines: Drawing from Life
taught by Amy Navickas-Godard
Saturday, April 11; 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Focus on contour lines, positive and negative space, and drawing from life in a way that is fresh and liberating as an artist. Get creative in this class using non-traditional art materials such as highlighters, string, and organic items.
$40 members, $50 non-members. All materials are included.

Techniques in Palette Knife Painting
taught by Silvia Trujillo
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 14, 16, 21, and 23; 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels, 16 and older

The direct approach of applying paint to the canvas with a palette knife was very popular with the Impressionist, and of particular interest to artists like Van Gogh and Monet. The palette knife can render luscious texture and depth, while maintaining rich pure colors. In this class, you will develop skills with the palette knife to enhance your work in value, design, and color harmony.
$170 members, $195 non-members, Click HERE for additional materials list.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! In order for us to hold a class or workshop, we must meet the predetermined
minimum enrollment requirement one week prior to the first class or workshop meeting. If we do not meet the minimum enrollment, the class or workshop will be cancelled due to low enrollment.

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C Street Phoenix, Oregon

A few blocks from my house, painted this summer.

C St. Phoenix, OR Oil on Panel  13" x 21"

C St. Phoenix, OR
Oil on Panel
13″ x 21″

I’ve painted this building and square block from almost all sides now…  Endlessly interesting.

Filed under: Landscape, Paintings Tagged: 2014, art, Ashland Art Center, fine art, landscape, oil, oil painting, plein air, rogue valley, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, southern oregon

Kim’s Last Weekend

Medford Kim’s – a place glamorous and practical, exotic and so familiar, a place so many people carry special memories of, a place that has gotten more beautiful with age –  is being torn down, beginning Monday, Nov 10, 2014.  I’ve painted this spot twice before, and went out today to get make one last effort at documenting this place.


The demolition of this Southern Oregon landmark is a big deal here, so I even got a nice news piece – see it here.

Filed under: Landscape, Nostalgia, painting, Paintings Tagged: 2014, art, Inspiration, Kim’s Medford, kim’s restaurant, landscape, medford Oregon, oil, oil painting, oregon, painting, plein air, rogue valley, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, southern oregon, urban, work of sarah f burns


Drawing of Shalyn.  For sale here on Etsy.

Filed under: Drawing, figure, Portrait Tagged: 2013, art, Ashland Art Center, drawing, etsy, female nude drawing, figurative, figure, fine art, life drawing, nude, nude drawing, nude female, portrait, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, work of sarah f burns