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Discover The Artist In You!

Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

Discover The Artist In You!

Experience The Joy Of Painting with Artist/Instructor James Hartman


Where: Central Art classroom

When: Fridays, 9:30am – 2:00pm


Beginner through Advanced workshop series starting in 2018! All painting instruction is in the oil medium.

– Landscape

– Seascapes

– Florals

– Sea Life

Each series will include at least three different paintings. Note: all materials for the first lesson are provided at no cost.


After twenty-four years in the military, James attended the San Francisco Art Institute and pursued a career in sculpture and oil painting. He has worked and instructed with many other artists and developed a teaching method for all levels of experience from beginner to advanced.


Call today for schedule and cost information!



Email: [email protected]

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Capturing Light in the Landscape with Pastels

Don’t miss out on this wonderful pastel landscape series with Janis Ellison!
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Take Control of Capturing  the Light in the Landscape!

with Janis Ellison

Dates: January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Time: (Four Monday sessions) 9:30pm – 1:00pm

Fee: $125.00

Location: Central Art Supply classroom

This session will move beyond the basics of color theory and teach you techniques to capture that fleeting sense of light that inspires us to paint.

Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and Individual Instruction time at your easel.

All levels welcome!

Register now 541-218-9788

[email protected]


Win A $100 Art Materials Gift Card

Central Art & NAMTA (International Art Materials Association) Need Your Help!
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Win A $100 Art Materials Gift Card

Central Art is a member of International Art Materials Association (NAMTA) and together in November we are conducting the  tri-annual  Artist and Art Materials Survey in USA and Canada.  We want you to participate and as you’ll see below there are several benefits to completing the survey:

  • You become eligible to win one of five $100 art supply store gift certificates that can be redeemed at our store, or any NAMTA Member Retailer.
  • Your input will help artist organizations, art schools, and others serve you better.
  • You’ll be heard because the survey results provide feedback to art material retailers and makers of art supplies across the USA and Canada.

Just click here  and take the survey and take advantage of the items above.

Thank you!
– Central Art and NAMTA – The International Art Materials Association

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Create A Unique & Beautiful Gift For The Artist In Your Life!

Create A Unique & Beautiful Gift For The Artist In Your Life!
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Mugs & Coasters with Posca Pens

at Central Art:, 101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon

Don’t miss out on this fun and engaging 1-hour mini art workshop, exclusively at Central Art!

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 2017

Location: Central Art

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: $7.50*

*Pre-registration required for all workshops. Space is limited to 12 students maximum. Payment is required at time of registration.

Central Art & Faber-Castell Present A One-Of-A-Kind Workshop With Don Colley!

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017

“Creating A Rich Drawing”

with Artist Don Colley

Where: Central Art

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fee*: $20 (*Pre-registration required. Payment required at time of registration) 

– Please bring your own sketchbook and drawing supplies (We will have a list of supplies that Don uses available)

– Free product samples for attendees!

Don Colley, one of Faber-Castell’s celebrated instructors and a graduate of University of Texas in Austin will be holding a drawing and illustration demo as well as sketch-out event at Central Art in Medford on Saturday, November 11th, from 1pm – 4pm.

Armed with his signature vintage journals and a vest stuffed to the brim with

Faber-Castell products, Don will focus on showing you techniques and how to use Faber-Castell products. Don’t miss his tips and techniques of drawing, his passion for sketching life around him and discussing what it’s like to be an artist on the go. His main staples include PITT® Artist Pens, Polychromos Color Pencils, Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils, charcoals and graphites.

We will also have product giveaways for students and customers to try Faber-Castell’s products and see the difference when using the best quality for their art. Attendees are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks and drawing materials, as Don loves to help with projects and has been known to take the group outside to do some urban sketching!

Space Is Limited to a Maximum of 15 Participants.

To Register, Call 541-773-1444 Now

or Visit Central Art at 101 N. Central in Downtown Medford.

Halloween Face Painting at Central Art!


“Monster Makeovers”

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017


Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Central Art


Need some finishing touches to complete your spooky ensemble, or heading to a trunk-or-treat this Halloween? Never fear! Get your face painted for FREE at Central Art and be the “life” of the party!


Kids and parents welcome!

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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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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