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Ashland Art Center March First Friday Events and March Classes & Workshops

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First Friday Event at AAC

MARCH First FridayFREE Community Art Event

March 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featured Upstairs Studio Artists: The Wonderful World of Wool.

Felted Wool Creations by Jo Ann Manzone, studio #9, and Liza Hamilton, studio #3

This month features two our uniquely talented fiber artists, Jo Ann

Manzone & Liza Hamilton. The deceptively simple and extremely complex properties of felt can be seen in beautiful Jo

Ann’s flowing garments, and Liza’s intricate sculpted creatures.  Explore the magic of wool.

Featured Photographer of the Month: David Lorenz Winston

David Lorenz Winston is an award-winning, internationally recognized photographer based in Talent, Oregon. A selection of his photographs entitled “Fleeting Moments” will be on display at The Photographers Gallery at the Ashland Art Center from

March 4, 2016.

David is particularly known for his winter landscapes. However, his work is not limited to the natural landscape. He is equally at home reflecting on the human condition and uncovering surprises in the ordinary. He brings a unique way of seeing to his work expressed through humor, irony, timing and mystery.

One of David’s favorite visual quests is finding candid moments in which people are totally themselves. He tries to unite the elements of timing, irony and design into these images. These new images represent just a small cross-section of his work in this genre.

David has received many honors for his work, which has been exhibited and published nationally. He was artist in residence at Crater Lake National Park and in 2014 won a Haines Philanthropic Foundation Grant.

Featured Musician: Daniel Sperry

Daniel Sperry  is an innovative, genre-stretching cellist, composer, and evocateur from Ashland, OR, who specializes in creating Musical Portraits for individuals as markers for special occasions and as gifts for loved ones.

He performs all over the country in house concerts featuring these portraits, the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz and others along with his original music, opera arias, and standards.

Special First Friday Event: Print Studio Grand  Opening Celebration!

The printmaking studio at Ashland Art Center is under new management and open for business! Please come by to help us celebrate the new printlab and see what we have to offer our community. The expanded space now boasts a myriad of new printmaking mediums and classes and membership opportunties. The party begins at 5pm and lasts until 8pm in the downstairs print studio. Hope to see you there!

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Special Off-Site First Friday Event:

The second annual Haines & FriendsFund Awardees Exhibit is taking place this coming First Friday, March 4th through Saturday, March 5th.

The exhibit will be held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Ashland Springs Hotel from 5pm to 8pm on First Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday. Artwork and examples of “the use of grants funds” will be exhibited by the 18 awardees during the 2015-2016 round of funding.

Join us for a celebration of the arts and an exhibit of the artwork that artists are creating in our community.

Plan Ahead for our Exciting Classes: March and Beyond Workshops & Classes

Monoprinting: Black & White Oil Based Inks with Denise Kester

$100, plus $25 Matierals Fee

March 12 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

I have been monoprinting with oil based inks for thirty years and this medium still surprises and amazes me with its vast possibilities. You do not need experience but you do need to be willing to take chances, let go of control, and enjoy the surprises. About the workshop You will learn techniques in drawing, stamping and rolling oil-based inks to create monoprints and monotype prints.

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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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Art and Yoga: Creating Self-Awareness with Lindsey Roby

$20, art supplies provided; please bring your own yoga mat, blocks, ect.

March 6th @ 1:00– 3:00 pm

This class is for any person who would like to deepen their self-awareness with creative expression.  It requires no artistic expertise or prior experience with yoga, and can be helpful for beginners in both areas, as well as seasoned individuals.  The class will explore the sensations of yogic movements, cultivate an awareness of how each movement presents inside the body, and translate these feelings into visual language.  Take advantage of this opportunity to jump into the flow of your individual expression. Please wear clothes appropriate for yoga.

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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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Ceramics: Creative surface design in clay with Lisa Eldredge

$35, plus clay & firing fee

March 12th @ 2:00– 5:00 pm
Expand your clay skills! This fun and creative hands-on workshop focuses on creative surface design in clay. Students will learn about and practice techniques such as modeling, appliqueing, slip trailing, and relief work. Each student will create several greenware tiles during class to show their work (drop-in classes at the clay studio are available to glaze student work at a later date). Some clay experience is recommended, but not required for this workshop. Clay and tools are provided for class.

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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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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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Art Matters – Panel Discussions with Rebecca Gabriel


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 Topics:

By the Seat of Their Pants – Those Who Make a Living with Their Art & How They Did It”
Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., March 17, in the classroom at the Ashland Art Center.

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.

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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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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February Classes & Workshops

Fiber art: Surface Design Techniques in Felt with Jo Ann Manzone 

$55 Day-Rate, Materials Included.

February 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn how to use resists to create 3-D mini sculptural effects in your flat felt. You will learn how to create designs with color and texture using cut away resists, marbles and stones. Materials included. Held in Studio 9.

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Ceramics: Creating slab constructed vessels, from drawing to clay with Lisa Eldredge

$35, plus clay & firing fee

February 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Take your ceramics work to a new level in this hands-on slab building class. We will discuss and carry out slab construction of vessels, starting with the process of visualizing the form and function of complex vessels. We will then sketch, create and modify templates, and construct unique slab built pieces. Students will learn new ways of visualizing and planning their work, new construction techniques, and will most importantly have fun! Slab experience is not needed, however this class is intended for those with some experience working with clay.

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Ceramics: Pinch and coil building with clay with Lisa Eldredge

$35, plus clay & firing fee

February 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Take your ceramics work to a new level in this hands-on ceramics class. We will explore the technique of pinch and coil building in a guided project constructing a functional pitcher and two cups. An emphasis on aesthetics as well as technique will encourage students to explore their ceramics practice in new ways. Most importantly, students will have fun! Pinch and coil experience is not needed, however this class is intended for ceramics students who have some experience working with…

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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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WordPress Work Group with David Gordon

$45 (Pay David directly at the beginning of class)

February 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bring your laptop and your troubles (WordPress troubles that is). 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. To get the most from this workgroup, you should already have a website and bring questions, problems, or issues you are encountering.

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Art Journaling Clinic with Elaine Frenett
February Theme:”Twigs, Branches, and Barren Trees”

$20 Fee Includes Some Materials to Sample

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

Rescheduled for February 26 due to AAC studio closure for re-carpeting

Are you noticing the delicate twists of elegant tree trunks or the vibrant colors of usually hidden bush branches? Come experiment with ways to watercolor:  “Twigs, Branches and Barren Trees“!

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

February 19, March 18

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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Portrait Drawing and Painting with Jenay Elder

$35 day-rate

Mondays, Feb 1- March 14 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm


This workshop is designed for artists who require guided, in-depth study with a portrait model. Welcoming beginner to advanced artists, Jenay will teach drawing and oil painting fundamentals. This class will focus on structure, proportion, color principles and composition. Every Monday will begin with three hour poses and proceed into longer themed poses/compositions. Students are encouraged to bring in costumes and participate in creating a story with the model. Please arrive on time.
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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 Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
No Class Feb. 20th due to AAC Re-Carpeting


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

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The Artist Within with Jack Wiens

$10 Drop-In includes Materials

(No Classes in February, sessions will resume in March)

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.

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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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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

Starts February 3rd

Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The first class will just use drawing materials, no paint. And no model to start with.

Supplies for the first class: Drawing pad, the bigger the better. Pencil or Charcoal.

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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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

February 2nd, March 1st

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.

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

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

[email protected]

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