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Autumn Workshops

Autumn Writing Workshops


Sunday, October 22 & 

Sunday, November 12

2 – 5 pm


Cost: $20/workshop

Join us for an afternoon of inspiring prompts and new exercises in a supportive, encouraging environment. 
All writers, experience levels and genres welcome.
Workshops are self-contained. Come to either or both!
To register reply to this email or visit


Central Art Supply Carries on a Legacy for our Art Community

In 1976 George & Winnie Ebert brought their successful art materials business from Coos Bay, OR to Medford – Ebert Arts Center & Framing. In 1981 they moved to 6th & Central Ave known now as Central Art Supply. Their vision and belief in the artistic pulse of Southern Oregon has benefitted our region for the past 41years. Truly pioneers in the art community that we have all come to love.

George passed away September 20 after a battle with cancer. He will be sorely missed by his family and by many in the community. He loved working with people and had such a pleasant disposition. Up until the last month of his life, he would often stop by Central Art to hang out, help, visit with customers – whatever he wanted to do. We at Central Art are proud to carry on his legacy here in the art community.

-Ann Ebert

Below is a copy of the obituary that was printed in the Mail Tribune 9/27

December 27, 1929 – September 20, 2017

George Edward Ebert, 87, passed away peacefully September 20, 2017 surrounded by his family in his home in Medford, Oregon. He was born December 27, 1929 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin to Henry Joseph Ebert and Francis Ruth Klein.

His family moved to Rockaway, Ore. in 1943. George worked hard throughout his life to care for his family, often working two jobs in the early years. In 1970, he successfully opened an art supply and framing business in Coos Bay, Ore. and eventually expanded operations to Medford, Ore. After 27 years George retired and sold the store, now known as Central Art Supply, to his son. In 2000 George and his wife, Winifred served an 18-month temple mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippiness. During and before retirement George could always be counted on to lend a helping hand whether it was a building project or helping at the LDS church pear farm. George set a great example in life for all; his wife and children cherish the opportunities they had working with him over the years.

George is survived by his wife, Winifred Ebert of Medford, Ore.; 10 children, Holly Juttelstad of Tigard, Ore., Ed Ebert of Vancouver, Washington, Joe Ebert of Alpine, Utah, Jeff Ebert of Ogden, Utah, and Dan Ebert of Medford, Ore., his stepchildren, Elizabeth Admire of Sublimity, Ore., Deborah Byers of Round Top, Texas, Dan Cofoed of Selma, Ore., Vicki Nelson of Talent, Ore., and Don Cofoed of Bend, Ore.; 40 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Cliff Ebert of Forest Grove, Ore. and Ken Ebert of Medford, Ore. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Ebert and sister, Cathy Smith.

A funeral service is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3456 Bellinger Lane, Medford, OR. All are welcome to attend and celebrate George’s life. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Salvation Army for the flood victims..


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When: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Where: Central Art

Fee: $5


September’s Mini Workshop dives into the exciting world of Encaustic Painting! Whether it’s painting traditionally or collaging/mixed media, encaustics have amazing versatility as one of the world’s oldest artistic mediums. Enjoy a one-hour hands-on introduction to what makes this such a “hot” art form!


All supplies are provided.


Call now (541) 773-1444 or stop by Central Art and reserve your spot for this mini workshop! Seats are limited to 12 participants.

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August-September News from LightGarden Glass Art

Flowers of Hope
Artist’s Reception
EdenVale Winery
September 10
Join us for an artist reception
celebrating the artists and the hard work
they’ve done this year
making glass panels for
women diagnosed with breast cancer!
All panels will be on display.
Vote for you favorite and that artist will win a
$50 Gift Certificate from LightGarden.
Refreshments will be served.
The reception is scheduled a
little bit earlier this year
so we need all panels to be 
received by August 31st.
Thank you!!
Painting with Glass Enamels: Dragonfly  
September 16th
Make a beautiful spoon rest or small platter adorned with this stylish dragonfly.  We’ll cover using the black outliner over your pattern and fill with shades of purple, orchid and greens.  Learn how to use a watercolor background to complement your focal point.  All paints, glass and two firings are included in this easy fun class.   Sign up today!
 Painting with Frit : Introduction 

September 23rd
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.

 Crackle Technique: Koi Fish 
September 30 & October 7
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.   This will be a small class and will fill up quickly so register today.
$ 95
Sugar Skull Workshop  
October 21st

Celebrate Halloween by participating in our Sugar Skull Workshop!

These skulls can be made to hang or fused onto another project such as a plate or platter.

Here’s what you get:
Cut out skull 96 white glass
Paint (6 colors)
Scrap glass
4 patterns to choose from
Frit Painting II  
October  21 & 28
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.
 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

September 2017 Workshops at Central Art Supply

Creative to the Qor Art Contest at Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

(including hands and feet)

Friday, September 8, 2017


*Demo and Lecture will be done in charcoal & oil paint

Where: Central Art Classroom

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00

Fee: $20 per person

(Please bring a snack if you need one)


Have you ever wondered how artists measure out the human form and what the easiest way is to draw it correctly? Is the structure of hands and feet challenging you as well? This workshop will look in depth at the measurements of the body, limbs, head, hands, and feet.


Bobbi will work in Charcoal and Oil (for color) while she adds to your knowledge base on structure, negative space, and an introduction into her color theories. There will be handouts and the opportunity to ask that question you have been looking for the right answer to! There are so many tips that you can get from a seasoned artist. Be sure not to miss this one! Portrait Artist Bobbi Baldwin has been selling her portraits & teaching for over 32 years and has a great common sense approach to art and drawing.



Class is limited in size, so register soon.

REGISTER NOW by sending your check to:

Bobbi Baldwin 7850 Winding Way Fair Oaks, CA 95628



**Saturdays In September!** Artist/Instructor Deborah Ann Dawson presents

Expressive Drawing Workshops


Where: Central Art Classroom

When: Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 12:30 to 3:30pm

Fee: $120 for all 3 Workshops $50 each if not attending all 3. Workshops must be paid for by September 7th.


All levels, Beginner to Experienced These workshops will help us unlock the mundane chains that fetter our imaginations. There are no failures just lessons to help us grow as visual artists. My goal is to help free our inner artist in a safe, supportive environment.


3 Workshops to Develop Fearless Creativity


9/16 Workshop 1: “ Finding the Courage to Explore ”

We will be working with a various mediums, design elements and subjects to nurture and free our inner artistic voice.


9/23 Workshop 2: “ Visual Poetry ”

Dancing with Repetition, Rhythm and Movement. Courage to Imagine, Express and Embrace.


9/30 Workshop 3: “ Balance and Focus ”

Using various mediums and subjects to explore Symmetry, Asymmetry and Emphasis.


Minimum capacity is 5 students per workshop, maximum is 12. To register, contact Deborah at:

(541) 415-1191

[email protected]

Checks can be made out to:

Deborah Ann Dawson

P.O. BOX 629
Selma, OR 97538

Art Explorations Mini Workshops at Central Art!

Creative to the Qor Art Contest at Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

Discover Something NEW & Colorful ONLY at Central Art!

During the month of August, we’re offering three unique hands-on opportunities to immerse yourself in an art form you may have never before tried! Are you excited?

Location: Central Art, 101 N. Central in Downtown Medford.


Tuesday, 8/8 – “Go With The Flow: Pouring with Acrylics” 1:00pm – 3:30pm Fee: $5


Saturday, 8/19 – “Pet Rocks & Posca Pens/Rock Swap” 1:00pm – 3:30pm Fee: $5


Tuesday, 8/22 – “Marbling Mayhem!” 1:00pm – 3:30pm Fee: $5


Pre-registration required for mini workshops. Payment reserves your spot.

Seats are limited to 12 per workshop.

Call 541-773-1444 and pay by phone or stop in to Central Art to register.

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FREE Coloring Event at Central Art Supply

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When: Friday July 21, 2017 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Central Art Supply  101 N. Central Avenue, Medford



Chickadee Creative Coloring, a Medford-based adult coloring book publisher, presents a

FREE Coloring Event  for its three publications:

Amazing Animals Coloring Book for Adults, Creatures of the Deep Coloring Book for Adults, and Wild Women Adult Coloring Book.


Each of the three 24-page books contains hand-drawn illustrations by talented Southern Oregon student artists.


There are a lot of benefits of coloring for adults and teens, which include activating both sides of the brain (logic and creativity) and reducing stress and anxiety, and it can be a perfect therapy for patients battling an illness or disease. Plus, it is just plain fun!


Join us for a fun-filled afternoon coloring your worries away! Pages from each book along with colored pencils to use for this event will be supplied by Chickadee Creative Coloring.


Event limited to a maximum of 20 attendees.

To pre-register, visit or call Central Art Supply, located at:

101 N. Central Ave. in Downtown Medford

Phone: (541) 773-1444

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Janis Ellison Pastel Workshop:


Janis Ellison is excited to offer the one day  pastel painting  workshop,


The Art of the Wave!

  Saturday, July 22nd, 10:00-3:00 at Central Art Supply


If you have reference photos of waves please bring them, Janis will also bring photographs if you do not have them.


Here is a tip: I find the best way to take photos of isolated waves is to take a video on your iPhone, then freeze the frame by taking a “screen shot” when you get that perfect wave. Here is how to do it on an iPhone, or iPad You could also take the video with your camera, load into you computer and use your photo editing software.


I have already received payment and deposits from many of you. If you haven’t registered yet you can do so by calling or emailing me to see if there is still space and then mailing either a 25.00 deposit or payment in full of 85.00 to me at the address below. (I will be away on a trip, so please don’t be alarmed if your check doesn’t get cashed until July when I return).


– Janis


Janis Ellison, Fine Artist

400 Rustic Canyon Drive

Grants Pass, OR 97526


[email protected]

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4th of July Sale and FREE Summer Art Event at Natural Earth Paint!

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Join Us for Our FREE Summer Event!


Happy Fourth of July from your Earth Paint Team!