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“En Plein Air” Workshop with Aimee Erickson

Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon & Central Art Present “En Plein Air” Workshop!

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For full details & to Register Online, visit

www.soartistsworkshop.com

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Suit Up & Geek Out With Us At Medford Comic Con 2018!

It’s Coming!!! Suit Up & Geek Out With Us At Medford Comic Con 2018!

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Central Art Is Returning To Medford Comic Con 2018!

Come visit Central Art at our booth during Medford Comic Con 2018,

Sat. & Sun. April 28th & 29th!

Express your inner geek and get your art on with essential art supplies, con exclusives, one-of-a-kind Central Art swag, and a very special guest!

Sound incredible? You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!

We’ll see you there!

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Earth Day DIY Crafts & Eco Tips for Artists

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We Love Earth Day! Thank you for being a part of the solution and using natural art supplies that don’t poison our water supply, our bodies or the Earth! We encourage all of our supporters to pick one environmental organization to donate to this week! Our favorites are listed at the end of this email.

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Beautiful Marbled Paper is a fun and easy craft but it usually involves synthetic or chemical ingredients. We’ve created an all natural, plant-based technique. Check it out!

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EARTH DAY CONTEST!

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Enter for a chance to win one Earth Flags Craft Kit!
CONTEST will run from April 16th – 19th!
CONTEST RULES:


Go to TWITTER
Like, Retweet, and Reply to the Earth Flag post telling us your favorite thing about nature.
One random winner chosen on April 20th.

OR Go to: FACEBOOK

Like the post and tell us your favorite thing about nature in the comments.
GOOD LUCK!

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Learn 5 Easy Ways to Help the Earth Be Creative and Have Fun!

5 WAYS TO GREEN YOUR ART STUDIO!

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Our Favorite Organizations that make a REAL difference and need donations! Every little bit helps….
Rainforest Foundation
Rogue RiverKeeper
Rainforest Alliance
Tree Sisters

©2018 Natural Earth Paint | 330 E. Hersey Street, Suite 6, Ashland, Oregon 97520

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 Is Coming! Plan Your Life Accordingly.

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*For full schedule of events and to Register Online, be sure to visit

www.soartistsworkshop.com

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Light Garden Glass Art April 2018- Fill Your Heart and Home with Love

1086 Washburn                            March 2017
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.
Looks like spring is
finally going to show up!
   
  
The studio has been busy with new commissions,
workshops, and classes. 
Planning some exciting new projects coming up. 
 Join us for a great time!                  

What’s new?

Come and learn about

Alcohol Inks!

They can be used on any non-porous surface. 
  

Free Demo

April 7th    10am

These projects can be done during our regularly scheduled workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from
10 – 12n.  Please call or email ahead to reserve your space.

Crackle Technique

April 14th
1-4pm

plus one morning workshop

Learn how to make dazzling crackle technique backgrounds to accentuate your fused glass pieces. 

This class will incorporate a crackle technique background and painting with glass enamels on both surfaces of the top layer. 

Glass, fiber paper, powders, paint, glass nuggets and two firings are included with this 2 class project. You will be required to wear an N95 respirator. They are available for sale if you do not already own one. ($3.95)

This will be a small class and will fill up quickly so register today. 

$ 95
One place left
 

Painting with Frit 2

April 28th & May 5
1-4pm
 
Take your frit painting to the next level!
Learn the secrets to multi-layering glass, paint and frit giving your artwork depth and dimension.
Project is shown with bear but there is a deer pattern available as well.
This will be a small class and will fill up quickly so register today.
$125

Painting with Glass Enamels

Dogwood Spoon Rest or

Small Platter

    
May 19th
1-4pm

Paint dogwood flowers, leaves and branches on the top layer and learn to paint complementary watercolor backgrounds on a second layer to create depth and interest.

This 10″ x 6″ spoon rest is not only beautiful but a handy accessory for any kitchen.  Small platter also available.

This class includes all materials and 2 firings.

$55

Painting with Frit

    
One Saturday Morning and Afternoon
June 2nd
10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers, 96 glass and glass enamels 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, stringers, glass, glass enamels and lunch are included.
Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.$135
  
 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.

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000

Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class

Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class!

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Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class with Janis Ellison

Explorations in Pastel Painting
with Janis Lacey Ellison
PSA, IAPS/MC, PSWC, PSO, NPS, PSNM, SPS
Price: $125.00
Workshop Dates: 5/14/2018 – 6/4/2018
Location: Central Art Classroom
Learn a variety of techniques in Pastel to capture color and texture in your paintings. This session will move beyond simple application and teach you techniques to give your paintings texture and color with an impressionistic painterly look and feel.
Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.
All levels welcome.
Next class session May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 2018. Four Monday sessions from 9:30-1:00 pm.
Register with $50.00 deposit, email or call for details.
Student supplies materials, supply list available upon registration.
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Contact: Janis Ellison
Phone: 541-218-9788
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Learn The Fundamentals of Painting & Drawing with Bobbi Baldwin

Learn The Fundamentals of Painting & Drawing with Bobbi Baldwin!

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BEGINNING PAINTING & DRAWING WORKSHOP

With Bobbi Baldwin

Student Work Day with Lectures & Demos

Date: April 14, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $75 per person

Have you been to a “Sip & Paint” class and want to learn more?

Do you have supplies and you just don’t know how to start?

This is the class for you! Let me help you to get to know your supplies. I have 32 years of teaching artists of all levels and there is no stupid question. I have been introducing new students to art tools for my whole life.

This class will help you get started with that creative project that you really want to start. Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, oils, watercolor, clay … you name it. I can teach you. I am a very highly trained artist but I know how to make the beginning stages of painting easy to start. The workshop will be held at Central Art in Medford.

The hours are 10:00 AM – 4 PM (there will be a one hour lunch, you can bring in or go out)

The cost is $75 for the day class. It is up to you to bring your own supplies.

I can email you a list of supplies or go to my site link here: https://www.baldwinfineart.com/

to find out what supplies I suggest. I do hope you will bring what you have and get started with what you do have. I don’t require that you buy the supplies on the list, it is only a suggestion for supplies for those who do not have any supplies yet.

What to bringBring your supplies, what you have. If you do need a list, the link for my suggestive list is above. Most all mediums are welcome, Acrylic, oils, watercolor, pastels, graphite, or charcoal.

Important to knowBEGINNERS ARE WELCOME! Need to learn to use your supplies or have you been to a SIP & PAINT and want to learn more? This is the class for you!

Class is limited in size. RSVP soon.

(916) 505-8253 for more information.

REGISTER NOW by sending an email to [email protected]

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DIY! Natural Confetti Eggs for Easter!

Confetti eggs are a fun and eco-friendly Easter tradition that you can easily make with kids at home!
by Hannah Medina
 
SUPPLIES
Eggs
Large Needle
Leaves or Edible Paper
Hole Punch
Tissue Paper
Glue
 
Emptying the Egg
1. To empty the contents of the egg, you’ll need eggs, a sharp object (I’ll be using a seam ripper), and a bowl to catch the egg whites and yolk.
2. Start by poking into one end of the egg with the seam ripper until you have a hole about 1 cm in radius. Into the opposite end of the egg, poke a few small holes.
3. Then, holding the egg over your bowl, blow into the side of the egg with smaller holes until the contents of the egg come out of the other end (I found that this is easier if you use a toothpick to break the yolk first).
4. After all of the whites and yolk have been emptied, rinse the egg with water and set it aside to dry.
Decorating and Stuffing the Egg with Confetti
1. For directions on using our Natural Egg Dye Kit, see our blog post here
After the eggs have completely dried, it’s time to fill with confetti!
Although you can use store-bought confetti, a fun alternative is to try making your own biodegradable confetti at home. Biodegradable confetti is better for the environment and removes the need for cleanup after breaking the eggs!
2. Gather some leaves from outside and punch holes to create some vibrant green confetti! Depending on the plants around you, you can make different colored confetti using different leaves or dried flower petals.
3. Another option is to purchase edible or biodegradable paper and punch out holes. 
4. Use a cone of paper to transfer the confetti into your dyed eggs.
5. Lastly, using a small piece of tissue paper and glue, cover the larger hole and let dry.
6. Then TADA! A completed eco-friendly confetti egg! Have a happy Easter!

Central Art's 37th Anniversary Sale

March Madness! Save BIG During Our 37th Anniversary Sale!

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A New Year, A New Journey Begins…

No matter where the muse takes you in 2018 – from the familiar confines of the studio to the beauty of nature and beyond – let Central Art be your creative passport!

When fresh inspiration is needed, look no further than our wide selection of art instruction and technique books to give you a head start. Brushes on your bucket list? Choose just the right fit for your suitcase with a beautiful assortment of brushes in a variety of styles and travel options. If journaling is your jam, you can never have too many sketchbooks! Fortunately we have all sizes, formats and weights of paper to suit whatever medium makes you happiest. Adding a few words of wisdom to your work is an art form in itself – why not go “old-school” with some dip pens and a bit of ink and rediscover the lost art of calligraphy? Central Art is your Hand Lettering Headquarters!

The list goes on and on, and so does your drive to create! Nobody knows that better than us.

Now is the time to seize the canvas and voyage fearlessly into an artistic adventure, so what are you waiting for? Come see us and begin charting a course today!

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Ampersand Clayboard

In 1994, Ampersand Art Supply began their mission of reviving the time-honored tradition of panel painting with the creation of Claybord, the very first coated painting panel. Over the years, Ampersand has added many wonderful painting panels with unique surface coatings suitable for all media.
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Caran d’Ache Open Stock & Sets

Caran d’Ache is the pen name by which French illustrator, Emmanuel Poire’, achieved worldwide renown in the 19th century. The choice turned out to be a salient one, since “karandash” is the Russian term for “pencil” and in turn comes from the Turkish root “karat ash” which refers to black stone – the origins of graphite. In 1924, Arnold Schweitzer, the founder of a Swiss pencil factory, decided to use the name of the famous illustrator, Caran d’Ache for his business.
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Crescent Mat Board

Crescent is headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois, and is a private, 5th generation family-owned company founded over 100 years ago. Crescent continues to innovate and develop new, on-trend products to meet the changing needs and interests of artists and framers globally. Crescent art material products have been selected by students and professionals alike for decades.
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Holbein Artist Paints

In Osaka Japan, the company was formed just before the turn of the last century, and took the name of European artist Hans Holbein in the 1930’s. From that time, Holbein’s presence has been significant in Southeast Asia, North America, Australia and Europe. Holbein is unique in the art material trade because they do not produce any entry student quality color products. Each of the color lines is adapted to meet the special requirements of the professional artist.
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Pentel Products

For over 70 years, Pentel has supplied the world with the highest quality products. Pentel is the only writing instrument company to receive the Deming Award for recognition of the highest standard of quality. Some of Pentel’s industry-leading products have been in production for many years, and remain in demand today, such as roller ball pens, graphite leads and mechanical pencils. Many new Pentel products will no doubt possess equally distinguished longevity.
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Stabilo Open Stock & Sets

Stabilo is a family run company that has been making writing products for more than 160 years creating pens that are trend-conscious, inspiring and visionary. The diverse products from Stabilo make the lives of people a little more colorful each and every day by delivering quality and implementing innovative designs into each and every pen.
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3-Day UArt Pastels Workshop Starting Friday, April 27th, 2018!

Location: Central Art Supply, Medford, OR   Date: Friday April 27 – Sunday April 29 2018
Time: Friday April 27 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday April 28 10:00 am -4:00pm, Sunday April 29 10:00 am -4:00pm   Price: $350.00   Students: 6-12There are many benefits of using an underpainting on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. The type of underpainting depends on the subject and desired end effect. In this workshop we will explore several options.

There will be a demo each morning using a different medium as an underpainting. There will also be an option to ‘paint-a-long’ from the same reference photo as Susan to really get a step-by-step approach of her technique from beginning to end. You will receive individual instruction tailored to your specific needs, level and goals as well as a constructive critique of work done in the workshop as well as any work you bring along.

Register Online at: https://www.uartpastelpaper.com/uart-workshops-susan-kuznitsky/ 

UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop. Check out Susan’s website at www.susankuznitsky.com

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Artist Powers – Activate! Join The Fandemonium At Central Art

Artist Powers – Activate! Join The Fandemonium At Central Art This Thursday!
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Starting THIS THURSDAY!
In honor of Medford Comic Con,

Join the “Fandemonium” at Central Art Supply!

During this FREE 3-part event, you are invited to don your creative cape and cowl as you prepare for Medford Comic Con & Central Art’s Fan Art Contest 2018!

 

Thursday, February 22nd, 4:30-6:00pm – Session 1: “Origins”
Never heard of “Fan Art?” Maybe you have, but need some inspiration to get started. Whether you’re a Sidekick or Superfan, this informal uninstructed intro to the Fan Art phenomenon is your golden opportunity to unleash your untapped powers and create something extraordinary!

 

Saturday, March 10th, 2:30-4:00pm – Session 2: “Of Capes & Canvas”
You’ve laid the foundation for your Fan Art concept. Now’s your chance to hit it with a bold splash of color an make it burst from the page with a pastel, pen or brush! What medium will you choose?

 

Thursday, March 29th, 4:00-5:00pm – Session 3: “Doing Art Justice”
Fulfill your creation’s destiny! Let Central Art’s classroom be your creative “Fortress of Solitude” to add those final touches to give some POW! and ZAP! to your creative vision before you submit the finished product.

 

*Limited art supplies available for use during this event.
Be sure to bring your own!

 

Deadline for entries is 4:00pm, Saturday, March 31st, 2018. Artwork must be submitted with completed entry form to:

 

Central Art, 101 North Central Avenue, Medford, Oregon 97501

 

If you have any further questions, please email [email protected]