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Discover New Dimensions of Creativity with Art Explorations Mini Workshops at Central Art!

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Art Explorations Mini Workshop:

Leather Painting with Angelus

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Where: Central Art classroom

Fee: $7Take Central Art’s NEW Angelus leather paints for a test drive, and paint a leather coaster with our own Lara Strazdas!

Angelus Paint can be used on any leather surface, as well as many other surfaces as long as they are prepped properly. Some of these other surfaces include: Canvas, Fabrics, Mesh, & more! Come try them out at this fun mini-workshop, and get inspired for future projects!

Sign up NOW to reserve your spot!

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Pay in advance to reserve as space is limited. Visit Central Art or call 541-773-1444 to register.

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Here For A Moment, Gone In A Flash! Don’t Miss This Flash Sale at Central Art!

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***FLASH SALE!!!***

9/3 – 9/15/2018

 

For 2 weeks ONLY, take 60% off the regular price for Canson 18″x24″ pads!

 

Better hurry – this offer won’t be around for long.

Stop on in and stock up today!

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Ongoing 4-Week Sessions with Pastel Instructor Janis Ellison at Central Art

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Focus On Design In Pastel Painting

 

Instructor: Janis Ellison
Where: Central Art classroom
When: September 10, 24, October 1, 8, 2018 (Four Monday sessions)
Time: 9:30-1:00
Fee: $125.00

 

Learn how shape, color, value, texture and line can influence your choices in composing a painting with good design elements. Join me for ongoing 4-week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.

 

Register NOW!

541-218-9788

[email protected] www.janisellison.com

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Focus On Art Essentials To Stock Your Studio

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What’s In Your Artist Toolbox?

 

Sometimes while you’re getting blissfully lost in an art project, items you use every day get lost in the shuffle. Are missing pencils causing you sleepless nights? Central Art has the cure to your conundrum, making sure that our shelves are always well-stocked with essential tools every artist needs to un-block their creative barriers and get art-ing!

 

It’s as much fun bringing your freshly-acquired art supplies home and organizing them as it is to create with them. Trust us. We get it. It’s a religious experience. If a portfolio, toolbox or the perfect pencil caddy is what you’re after, chances are we’ll either have it or we can order it. If you’re focused more “outside-the-box,” we will happily guide you to the best pencils, paper, brushes or canvas that will suit your individual needs.

 

Want to know more about a brand? We’ll tell you what makes them unique so you can make an informed decision. When tracking down those tried-and-true materials, we know you have many choices to make. At Central Art, we hope you will choose to share your artistic experience with us.

 

-Adam

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Goldfaber Pencils & Sets

The Goldfaber color pencils with rich colors and a wonderfully soft stroke are just waiting to pique your curiosity. Quick sketches, lively hatching or evenly shaded color gradients – all drawing techniques can be achieved effortlessly. Goldfaber Color Pencils are ideal for drawing, sketching and coloring with high-quality components, optimum opacity, vibrant colors and good light-fastness. Also check out Goldfaber Aqua water-soluble pencils!
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Global Art Canvas Pencil Cases

Handcrafted from a finely woven 16 oz canvas, these versatile pencil cases are perfect for travel or storage. Each elastic loop holds up to four pencils or two markers, and the three-sided zipper closure keeps everything secure at home or away.
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Heritage Brush Holders

Made of durable, black nylon, these hard cover holders protect small brushes and tools from damage. Stitched elastic band holds brushes in place for easy access. Stands freely by securing adjustable drawstring cord. Hook & loop fastener. BH70 holds brushes up to 15″ long with handles up to ¾” diameter and folds flat to a 7¼” x 16″ size.
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Tran Portfolios

Offering high quality at a value price, the Economy Portfolio line is a perfect first portfolio for students. There is a full-length zipper and adjustable shoulder strap. The outer fabric is black, and water-repellent. The handle is suede wrapped for comfort.

Check out our entire range of Tran portfolios for even more options!

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Fredrix Canvas Rolls

How the paint reacts to the canvas is what really matters — and 140 years of experience have given Fredrix the knowledge and the tools to create superior primed canvas of the highest archival quality. All Fredrix canvas is primed in the USA, which allows for complete control over the priming process. Experience the Fredrix difference!
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Mona Lisa Odorless Thinner

This multipurpose thinner is a must-have for artists who work with all types of oil paints, varnishes and enamels. This product is also a cleaner and degreaser with low odor and toxicity levels, preferred by chemical-sensitive artists.
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Check Out This Month’s “Art Explorations” Mini Workshops!

   Thursday, September 13 – “Gilded Greetings”: Mixed Media Cards using DecoArt Metallic Lustre Paints with Lynn Sauter 12:00 – 1:00pm Fee: $7

   Saturday, September 22 – “Leather Painting with Angelus” – take these paints for a test drive and paint a leather coaster with Lara Strazdas! 1:00 – 2:30pm Fee: $7

   Friday, September 28 – “Copic Comic Art”

with Matt Brundage 2:00 – 3:30pm Fee: $7

   Saturday, September 29 – “Shaping Imagination”

with Thibra Thermoplastic Sheets – Matt Brundage 2:00 – 3:30pm Fee: $7

 

*Pre-registration required for all Mini Workshops. Pay to reserve your seat. Space is limited. Call 541-773-1444 for more information.

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Central Art Offers Sale on Canvases from Art Alternatives!

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***FLASH SALE!!!***

8/20 – 8/31/2018

 

For 2 weeks ONLY, take 70% off the regular price for

Art Alternatives 11″x14″ stretched canvas!

 

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Create Art & Celebrate Diversity- Community Art Contest

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As part of our celebration of the fair’s 25th anniversary Sept. 29, 2018, Central Art and the fair are hosting a community art contest.

Consider submitting artwork with the theme “diversity” for the chance to display your artwork at the fair and win prizes!

Contest rules
Artwork will be judged on creativity, style and how well the artwork reflects the contest theme.
Artist may use any medium/format desired (black and white, color, pencil sketch, painting, ink, photograph, etc.).
Artwork must be an original creation, no prints.
Artwork must be created within the past year.
Artwork must be family friendly for viewing by people of all ages, gender, culture and race. Our intent is to emphasize equity, diversity and inclusion.
Artwork must be flat and not exceed 11” x 14” in size.
There is no entry fee. Limit 1 entry per person.
Artwork must be submitted with completed entry form by 4 pm, Friday, August 31, 2018 to Central Art, 101 North Central Ave, Medford.

The selection committee will announce winners at the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at noon.

Immediately after the fair, all artwork will be at Central Art, 101 North Central Ave., for pick up. Artists must pick up their art at Central Art by 4 pm, Tuesday, October 16. It may be disposed of after that date.

Entry forms are available on the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair Facebook page

Prizes: First place winners and honorable mention winners will be selected from age groups: 8 and under, 9-13, 14-17, and 18 and up. Judges will select a winner and honorable mention for each category. The decisions of the judges are final.
1st Prize – $30 Gift Card to Central Art of Medford
Honorable Mention – $15 Gift Card to Central Art of Medford

Thank you for supporting the fair by participating in our art contest!
Download full rules and the application form here:
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The Savings Are Heating Up During Central Art’s Sidewalk Sale!

Annual Sidewalk Sale July 13 14 Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

Central Art’s SIDEWALK SALE!

Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14, 2018

 Beat the increasing summer heat during Central Art’s Annual Sidewalk Sale and find unbelievable deals on overstock, discontinued items and even storage and fixtures!

Who knows what remarkable treasures you’ll uncover?

Word on the street is that you won’t want to miss this sale event!

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Guided Instruction To Make Your Drawing & Painting Skills Stronger!

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JUST PAINT! …and make your efforts count!
2-Day Workshop with Instructor Cheryl Magellen

When: Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm with one hour lunch break
Media/Focus: Oil, acrylic, or pastel • All subjects from realism to abstraction
Fee: $120 for both days
All skill levels • Absolute beginners welcome! • Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12 students
Let’s pay special attention to design and composition, and then we can work together to improve our technical skills, focusing on values, color choices, edge treatments, and personal style to arrive at a suitable degree of finish.
This workshop is meant to be a hands-on event, tailored to the specific needs of each artist. Participants who register early and email Cheryl before July 20 will receive a special program of study geared specifically to their skill level and area of focus. This will be like having a private lesson in a group setting!
Never painted before and would like to try? No problem. Email ahead and the supplies you need will be ready and waiting for you.*
Plan on spending lunch in the classroom on Sunday so you don’t miss the special “Round-Robin” painting experience!
*there may be a fee for supplies, depending on the medium you choose.
Questions? For more information and to register for classes, email Cheryl at [email protected].
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Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 logoOn Thursday, June 21, and Friday June 22 artists throughout the Rogue Valley paint en plein air as part of the Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 event. The event is sponsored and produced by the Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon and Central Art Supply.

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 Public Events

Artist painting En Plein Air for the Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 eventSouthern Oregon Plein Air 2018 concludes on Saturday, June 23rd, at Art Presence Art Center. Art Presence is located at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. At 9:30 am artists participate in a Quick Paint competition—super fun to watch! Quick Paint continues until 11:30 am.

Paintings created for the “Petit Pleintures, En Plein Air” show will be on display on the front lawn of Art Presence all day long. Petit Pleintures is a show of small plein air works. All paintings will be 16″ AT MOST in any dimension and created in the last year and a half. Oils are painted on minimum 1 1/2″ gallery wrapped canvas with painted edges, and watercolors are properly matted and framed under glass or plexiglass. Don’t miss it! Petite Pleintures pieces are available for purchase June 23 from 10 am–5 pm ONLY!!

All paintings submitted for jurying will be on display inside the gallery for the “En Plein Air” show. The En Plein Air exhibition of the work of southern Oregon’s finest plein air painters continues through July 29, 2018.

Nationally known plein air artist and SO Plein Air 2018 juror Aimee Erickson demonstrates her plein air skills from 12:30–2:30 pm. This demonstration is open to the public.

Awards Ceremony and Reception for the Artists

After Aimee’s demo, stay for the Awards Ceremony and Artists Reception from 3–5 pm. While mingling with talented artists, you should have many opportunities to discuss painting with the participants and perhaps even with the juror! This is your chance to see all the winning paintings. View the show and make arrangements to purchase your favorite.

Prepare For Plein Air This Summer with Incredible Savings!

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Over the river, through the woods, or right here at home in the beautiful Rogue Valley, inspiration is sure to follow wherever you may roam.

Whether it’s sketching the daily grind of a local coffee shop or capturing the highlights of your camping trip on canvas, Central Art has your best artistic interests at heart. Maybe you’re just getting started, and don’t know your palette knife from your pochade box; we’ll help you climb that mountain.

Taking your act on the road? The possibilities for portable art essentials are endless, but never fear – we’ve thought of everything, and can prepare a “survival kit” just for you!

Take the stress out of planning a plein air getaway knowing Central Art has your creative challenges covered, from street lights to state parks!

-Adam

P.S. Feeling social? There’s an app for that! Share your art adventures with us on Instagram! Be sure to tag @centralart1 in your post, and use the hashtag: #rogueartadventures . We look forward to seeing what you create in the places that inspire you!

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Schmincke Watercolor

12 Half-Pan Set

Schmincke has been developing and manufacturing its Horadam line of watercolors since 1881, and the company is now owned by the fourth generation of the original family.

They are the only watercolor manufacturer in the world that uses the exact same formula for their tube and pan colors. The pan colors are consistent all the way to the bottom, and they last and last!

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New Wave Palette Paper

New Wave Grey and TIMBr Pad Disposable Palettes feature neutral toned sheets that make it easier to mix accurate colors and gauge values. The sheets are glued on three sides, so they won’t blow away while you’re painting outdoors. Plus, the covers are scored, which makes it easier to tear them off or fold them back without messing up the rest of the pad.
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Rembrandt Soft Pastels
Rembrandt pastels are made from the purest pigments and mixed with the finest quality kaolin clay binder. No pigments containing heavy metals, such as cadmium, lead, and cobalt, are used in production which ensures that the pastels have no hard bits or sharp edges. These pastels are harder in consistency than many soft pastels, allowing for more control and definition in your painting.
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Ampersand Floater Frames
Every detail of the Ampersand FloaterFrame has been designed and engineered to deliver a simple, all-in-one framing solution that protects your artwork while giving it the finished look it deserves. Made with premium hardwood, the Ampersand FloaterFrame features precisely constructed reinforced corners, a wider drill base, and pre-drilled countersunk mounting holes. All mounting and hanging hardware is provided to quickly and easily attach your artwork to the frame, including mounting screws, screw eyes, a hanger, picture wire, and bumper pads.

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PanPastel

Loaded with the highest quality artists’ pigments, PanPastel colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in a rich, ultra soft, low-dust formulation. These professional quality colors are highly pigmented and have excellent lightfastness. They are erasable and fully compatible with traditional pastel sticks, pastel surfaces, and conventional fixatives. They can be mixed, blended, layered, and applied like paint for an infinite palette of colors.
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Portable Painter Palette

The Portable Painter Watercolor Palette is the perfect hands-free travel palette for watercolor painting. With a unique design created by an experienced watercolor artist, it’s packed with special features optimized for plein air painting. It’s compact, too — when folded, the palette is about the size of a smartphone (6″ × 3¼” × 1½”).
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Central Art’s SIDEWALK SALE! Fri & Sat, July 13 & 14, 2018

Scoot on over to Central Art for our annual Sidewalk Sale this summer and find unbelievable deals on overstock, discontinued items and even storage and fixtures! Word on the street is that you won’t want to miss this sale event!
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