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ASHLAND ART CENTER CLASSES, EVENTS AND NEWS March 2016 & beyond…

ASHLAND ART CENTER CLASSES, EVENTS AND NEWS March 2016 & beyond…

Editor’s note: As often happens with newsletters reposted online, the beautiful images that accompany Ashland Art Center’s post did not come through…and there are too many to manually download, upload, and publish them with the post. We encourage you to visit the online version of this newsletter here, visit the Classes and Events page on their website, and to check out Ashland Art Center’s Online Calendar.

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First Friday Event at AAC

APRIL First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

April 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featured Upstairs Artist Show: Through the Looking Glass, Stained Glass Mosaics by Dean Buchser, Studio #4

Artist Statement
Being an artist is a part of me, a part that fills my heart with fun, light and color. I am a craftsman, a master carpenter, a designer and builder of homes, and a wilderness river guide. This is all a part of what makes me who I am and what shapes the art I bring into this world. Creating mosaics for over twenty years, I thrive on the vibrant colors and reflections in my mosaic mirrors. The convex mirrors warp what we see into what it just might be.
What exactly is behind the looking glass?

Featured Photographer of the Month: John Kirk

“If A Tree Could Speak…” what would it say?  Surprising statements from the trees themselves highlight John Kirk’s extraordinary photographic journey exploring the life of trees.  You will be astonished by the humorous situations trees get themselves into and what they have to say about coping with the environment, and living in harmony with their neighbors.

Featured Musician: Celeste Rivard

Singer-Songwriter – “Razor Folk”

Original stories of life, set to music and sung with passion!

A little bit folksy,  little bit country,

A lot of love.

Celeste Rivard, acoustic guitarist and singer, will perform a diverse range of melodic acoustic guitar songs.  You won’t want to miss Celeste’s spectacular voice accompanied by her guitar.

Special First Friday Event:
Sexual Assault Survivor’s Healing (SASH) Group Art Show

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Since 1999 SASH has supported women survivors at the WRC (Women’s Resource Center on SOU Campus and in Medford) and last year SASH started offering support in the QRC (Queer Resource Center on SOU).  This year’s art exhibit will have quite a few new pieces for the show.

This year SASH also plans to add spoken word to our expression, offered by students working with Lotus Rising Project and the new education program with JCSART.

Find out more about April’s First Friday @ AAC »

March and Beyond Workshops & Classes

Ceramics: Alternative Glaze Application Techniques with Lisa Eldredge

$35, plus clay & firing fee

March 20th @ 10:00am- 1:00pm
Expand your clay skills! This workshop focuses on alternative glaze techniques in ceramics. Go beyond painting and dipping to apply your glazes. Students will learn new techniques including, trailing, layering, stenciling, wax resist application, and other forms of glaze application onto bisqueware.

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Introduction to Encaustic Monotype with Dorothy Furlong-Gardner

$285. (3 Days) Includes Materials

Fri, Sat, & Sun April 8-10th @ 1:00- 4:00pm
This is a three day workshop geared to the curious who are not sure they want to invest a lot of time and money in the process. You will draw and paint with pigmented wax upon a heated aluminum plate. Then, using hand pressure, you will transfer your image to your choice of a variety of papers. No printing press is needed. Some knowledge of painting or drawing required. All materials supplied; just show up in your work clothes and be ready to have instant gratification samples to take home. Best of all, it’s really fun.
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Extreme Quality Digital Printmaking with R. Mac Holbert

$1800, A deposit of $250 is required, Materials Included

Five Day Workshop May 2- May 6, @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are you getting the best out of your printer? Do your prints truly express your artistic vision? Let one of the nations most respected digital printmakers provide some clarity. Join R. Mac Holbert in an intensive 5-day printmaking experience. This hands-on workshop explores the latest developments in fine-art digital printmaking. As the digital revolution continues new tools are changing the way we work. Finding a balance between “traditional” imaging software and the new raw convertors can be confusing. With guest instructor: Sean Bagshaw.

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Open the Portal to Your Soul with Irene Kai

$495. (8 Sessions) Please bring your own supplies.

Saturdays March 26- May 14th @ 1:00pm- 4:00pm

Art is a visual and emotional language, spoken through the heart. What you will learn: Heart, mind, eyes, and hands coordination Discipline of practicing your authentic self. True expression from the depth of your being. Boldness to claim and express who you are with confidence .

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Screen Printing using Photo Emulsion with Amy Godard

$100. (three sessions), plus $30 materials fee

Wednesdays, March 16, 23, & 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Learn the magic of screen printing using photo emulsion. Artist Amy Godard will help you translate your drawings, photos, computer generated images, logos and more into screens for printing on paper and fabric. In this beginning class you will make a single color screen print. Bring your ideas, images, sketches and sketch books to the first class.

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Academic Life Drawing with Sarah F Burns

$300 (11 Sessions) Plus $85 Model Fee

Wednesdays @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

March 30- June 8 (11 Sessions)

 

This class will guide students through each stage of drawing the human figure. Learn to capture the gesture, proportion, character, volume, light effect, anatomy and spark of life. Through demos, handouts and individual guidance, students will gain a clear method and set of tools to approach long pose drawing the human form. Held in the AAC main classroom, class size 8. Visit online for materials list and to register for workshop. Questions? Contact Sarah at [email protected], 541-621-7767

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Painting: Oil Painting Techniques with Jenay Elder

$150.00 (two-day intensive) Supplies list available online

March 19 & 20th 3:00pm- 6:00pm
Discover the joy of working with oil paints. Learn different painting techniques, palettes and approaches to approaching oil painting. This mini-series will be full of fun and rewarding exercises, demonstrations and one on one instruction. Students will complete two color block studies with a full palette, in both natural and artificial light. Students will also create a color chart based on the “Zorn Palette”. The final day we will create a small finished painting applying learned techniques.

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Painting: Anatomy Lectures by Robert Beverly Hale with Sarah F Burns

FREE

Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

April 4 – June 6

We will view all ten of Robert Beverly Hale’s legendary lectures on Artistic Anatomy, given at the Art Students League in NYC during the 1960’s. These videos are old, black and white and not HD, but contain deep fonts of knowledge for the figurative artist. Figurative Artist and Teacher Sarah F Burns will introduce each lecture and facilitate discussion afterward, using skeletal model and references.

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Once Monthly Art Classes & Discussions

Art Matters – Monthly Panel Discussions with Rebecca Gabriel

FREE

Thursday March 17 @ 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

Art Matters – A Series of Panel Discussions about Art. Please join us for this exciting series which explores vital issues and topics concerning today’s art and artists. The panels will feature prominent artists, gallerists, collectors, educators, and art activists; and will incorporate audience participation. Topics will range from the creative process and education, to success in the art market, and beyond.

The panels will be moderated by artist Rebecca Gabriel who holds a Master of Science in Art Education and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting. Come to these dynamic and interactive discussions to be informed and inspired.
Panel Topic: “Artists who make a Living with their Art” Moderated by Rebecca Gabriel

Please join us for an informative and lively discussion with these renown artists. Event includes audience participation and refreshments.

Featured artist panelists are Mindy Carpenter – Carpediem cards

website: carpediempapers.com

Kevin Christman – sculptor, painter, stained glass

website: kevinchristman.com

Gabriel Lipper – painter, graphics

website: artofgabriel.com
Liz Sheperd- Painter

Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., March 17, in the classroom at the Ashland Art Center.

Future Topics:

The Evolution of Style-Putting the Cart before the Horse
Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., April 21, in the classroom at the Ashland Art Center.

Panel participants to be announced.

Modalities of Education in the Visual Arts: Atelier, University, Workshops, or Outsider Art?
Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., May 19, in the classroom at the Ashland Art Center.

Panel participants to be announced.

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Art Journaling Clinic with Elaine Frenett
March Theme: Glistening Glass in Dark Places
$20 Fee Includes Some Materials to Sample

Third Friday of each Month @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

March 18, April 15, May 20

Glass is fascinating, detailed yet wet ‘n juicy to pain in watercolor! Add a dark background and our topic “Glistening Glass in Dark Places’ becomes rich and elegant! Come dive in – short demo first hour, then bring your journals (or small sheet of WC paper) and working materials and get help/ suggestions hands on. Topics change each month. Please register ahead with Elaine at [email protected] or 541-944-2196. Class will be held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13

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Mixed media: Collage with Susanne Peterman

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

Third Friday of Each Month @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

March 18, April 15, May 20

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. Email Susanne at [email protected] to reserve your space. Please contact Susanne by the THIRD Tuesday. Minimum of three students required, maximum 10

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Intro to Art Therapy Workshop Series with Delaine Due

$30 General, $25 Members

Select Sundays Jan. 24- May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

These workshops are a basic introduction to art therapy theory and practice. Every class includes short lecture, handouts, and hands-on experience with the discipline of art psychotherapy. Jan: Art therapy–What it is and what it is not Feb: Art Therapy Process and Product Mar: Art Therapy and Art Media Apr: Art Therapy and Human Development May: Art Therapy and Adolescence Dates: 1/24, 2/28, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15

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Drop-In & Day Rate Youth and Adult Art Classes

These designated art classes are part of our core education program here at the Art Center, and are offered at the same day, time, and cost throughout the year unless otherwise noted. No need to register in advance, just come the day of class and pay at the front desk!

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Express yourself every third Saturday of the month in this new class for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Guided projects will include drawing, painting, collage, stamping or printing with different mediums. The focus will be on composition, design, spontaneous expression, collaborative art, accidental art and most of all fun.

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Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 Members, $10 General

Mondays @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Uninstructed Short Pose Figure Drawing moderated by Ann DiSalvo  This weekly gestures figure drawing session has short and long poses up to 25 minutes. Drop In. Unclothed model. Adults only. Bring your own non-toxic materials.

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Ceramics for Kids with Jeff Edwards

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Mondays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Ceramics for Kids with Jeff Edwards A fun way for kids to explore the world of clay! Max 10 students.

Child requirements for parents:

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.

Some scholarships available

Find out more »

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens

$10 Drop-In includes Materials

Tuesdays, 1:30- 3:00pm

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens Find out how much fun you can have putting pencil and paint to paper!  For all beginners and experienced artists who want to try something new. Each week will be a different focus, including sketching faces, perspective, cartooning, drawing animals, and more, including using various mediums like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Have a special request? Jack wants to know what students want to do!

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Ceramics: Kids Clay with Keeley Bittner

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A special clay class created just for kids! Join clay instructor Keeley Bittner for a special clay class tailored just for young people. Explore the medium and make some cool stuff! Max 10 students

Child requirements for parents:

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.

Find out more »

Printmaking Open Studio with Maggie Wilson

$10 Drop-In, Some materials included

Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Printmaking studio at Ashland Art Center for open studio hours with Maggie Wilson.  Maggie, an experienced printmaker and instructor, will assist you with achieving your printmaking goals.  Working on a project that needs completion?  Come on in!  Hoping to experiment with printmaking for the first time?  Great, we are here to support you!   Regardless of your experience in the field of printmaking, the studio is open for your use under the skilled supervision and/or assistance of Maggie.

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Pottery and Hand-Building with Max Reinhardt

$10/ 2hrs, $15/ 3hrs plus Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This class is intended for students ranging from beginners to advanced ceramicists looking for greater aesthetic achievement.  The class is for both throwing on the wheel and hand-building techniques and covers attachments of all sorts, advice on storage and maintaining works in progress as well as glazing and finishing pieces.  I intend to work with you to develop your ideas into reality and challenge students to greater success with clay.
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Fiber Arts: Advanced Needle Felting with Liza Hamilton

$15 Day-Rate, 5 Sessions for $60

Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This weekly, drop-in class is ideally suited for adults and ages 12+. Students will be free to choose what to work on, and will receive one-on-one guidance on their individual projects. Explore beginner to advanced felting projects including using wire armatures to make realistic, pose-able, creatures. Some materials provided, take -home felting kits available! Open to Ages 12+

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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Wednesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.

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Portrait Painting with David William Terry

$35 Day-Rate

Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Instructor, David William Terry, has been a professional portrait artist for several decades. His classes aim to help anyone learn to express themselves visually with the highest standards in artistic quality. – Classes are open to ALL levels of experience and ability. – Beginners come to learn important skills; advanced artists come to practice them. – Students will work from a live, fully clothed model. Materials List Available online. Students should bring their own supplies and materials – odorless please.

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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.

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FREE EXPRESSIONS: Thursdays with Jo Ann Manzone

FREE Community Art Class

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the unlimited possibilities of your own creativity! This fun art class for kids of all ages has something for everyone – we’re going to have a blast making art! For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present). Drop in anytime during the session. FREE! Includes materials. Creative projects change per week.

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Ceramics with Max Reinhardt

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Max for a creative 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 weekly session.

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Felting Friday with Liza Hamilton

$10 Drop-In, Includes Materials

Fridays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn the easy and fun art of needle-felting wool, and create your own collection of cute, furry, and unique animal miniatures! All materials included, no experience necessary.  Due to the use of a sharp felting needle, recommended for ages 8+, unless with accompanying adult! Held in the AAC classroom.

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It’s Not Too Soon to be Thinking About Kids Summer Camps..

 

 

Ceramics: Clay Camp with Liz O’Brien

$140 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

June 20-24 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm 

August 22-26 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm


Come spend a week exploring clay!

Kids will learn the basics in sculpting clay and express themselves creating fun and functional keepsakes. No experience needed!
Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing. Sign up for just one week, or both, by visiting us online or in person.

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Ceramics: Clay Camp “Wheel Work” with Liz O’Brien

$175 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

July 25-29 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm


Come explore clay on the potters wheel!

Children will learn how to create functional bowls, cups and vases. Children will also learn how to decorate their pieces in fun and unique ways. No experience needed!

Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing.

Find out more »

More camps coming soon with educators Natalie Stawsky, Liza Hamilton, Amy Goddard, and more!!

Career Development for Artists

 

 

Get Your Artwork Photographed with Ezra Marcos

$20 per image AAC Members, $25 per image General

First Tuesday of every month @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

April 5, May 3, June 7

Get Your Artwork Professionally Photographed by EZRA MARCO

Every first Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$20 per image for AAC Members, $25 per image for General Public

Includes CD with high-res JPG and hi-res and low-res TIF

Ezra 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.

Find out more »

All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified.

Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520

www.ashlandartcenter.org 

[email protected]

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