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Sidewalk Sale at Central Art Supply

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Shhh! Don’t Tell Dan! (Sidewalk Sale, Fri. & Sat. July 14th & 15th, 2017)
Can you keep a secret? Central Art’s Sidewalk Sale is sneaking up on us this summer (July 14th & 15th), and the deals are gonna be so hot, you’ll want to pack the sunscreen before you go! Whatever you do – Don’t Tell Dan!

Central Art Supply Frame and Canvas Sale

The Truck Load of Frames Returns to Central Art this June!


PB & J, Yin and Yang, Batman & Robin. You can’t have one without the other.


For 2 DAYS ONLY, Central Art invites you to celebrate

another “dynamic duo”:  Frames & Canvas!


Save 20 – 60% off ready made frames

& up to 60% off in-stock canvas!

Plus, the Truck Load is back with enough frames to fill up the classroom!

You know this is gonna be good!


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Creativity doesn’t have an on/off switch. Sometimes, right in the middle of a project, we must shift gears to find that elusive bit of inspiration that keeps us going. Stuck on an acrylic painting? Try playing with watercolor! Does your sketchbook have you stumped? Hop into pastels for a few. You can always go back, and you might just discover a new medium in the process!

At Central Art we understand the struggle! Keeping things fresh and shaking it up is what we’re all about, and we love getting our hands on cool new products! We know you do too, so come and check out what’s NEW in the world of art supplies! From incredibly blend-able Chameleon Markers to Speedball Relief Printing Inks, there is something for everyone to discover!

What are you waiting for? Take an artistic leap at Central Art!new pr

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Southern Oregon Plein Air Event 2017 Last day for Early Registration Monday, May 15

Southern Oregon Plein Air Event 2017

Last day for Early Registration is Monday, May 15th!

Event Takes Place 06/28 – 07/01/17

Quick Paint Competitions!
Art Supply Representatives!
Over $1500 in Cash Awards & Prizes!

Visit or call 541-324-7624 for full details and schedule!

Southern Oregon Plein Air Event 2017, produced by the Artistsworkshop and sponsored by Central Art Supply

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017 Event

Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon and Central Art Supply


Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017

June 28th – July 1st

Central Art is partnering with Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon for a very special plein air event this summer! This year we are proud to have as our jurors renowned artists Richard McKinley, and Willo Balfrey, Together, Richard and Willo will be conducting an optional two day oils and pastels plein air workshop to kick off the event on Monday, June 26th and Tuesday, June 27th. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.


Registration is now open for all who wish to participate in

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017! Spots are filling up fast, so reserve now!


Fees are as follows:

Plein Air Event Only – $65
Plein Air Event & 2 Day Oils & Pastels Workshop Package – $265*

The juried results of the event will be displayed July 1, 2017 on the grounds of the historic Jacksonvillele Courthouse in front of the Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, Oregon

*Workshop included exclusively with  Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017. Participants must enroll in event to attend the workshop.

For complete Rules and Regulations, Schedule of Events, and Registration Form, visit:

or call


 Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017 Event

Central Art’s Ann Ebert at SOSA March 27 Meeting


The Southern Oregon Society of Artists March 27 Meeting will be at the Medford Public Library at 6:30 pm.  We are excited to have Central Art owner Anne Ebert and employees Laura Strazdas and Adam Bunch for our March program again this year. The fact that they have been in business here in Medford for the past thirty-six years is a testament to their importance to local artists. There will be a demo on the use of colored pencil which has recently come into favor.  New products will be shown and there will be time to chat with them regarding all the various products.  The world is quickly changing, and the new products for artists are changing, too.  New Toys for Artists!! Come find out about it.

For more information call BJ at 541 414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 661-609-5837

Central Art's 36th Anniversary Sale now through March 31st, 2017

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Missed the deals at the Extravaganza?

That’s a-ok, Central Art’s 36th Anniversary Sale continues


NOW through March 31st, 2017!


Click below to visit the Promos page of our website and
get a peek at all of the fantastic savings on the products you love to create with!


Introduction To Scratchboard class at Central Art in Medford

Introduction To Scratchboard

Instructor: Lara Strazdas

Tigers scratchboard art by Lara Strazdas

When: March 25th & 26th, 2017

Where: Central Art Classroom

Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm

 Fee: $95 (covers 2 sessions)

*supplies provided

Central Art’s own Lara Strazdas invites you to get acquainted with one of the most beautiful and enigmatic art forms – scratchboard! Using easy-to-follow methods, Lara will show you how to get the most out of this versatile medium, from rethinking your approach to light and shadows to creating realistic textures, even incorporating color!

Great for those seeking a new medium to play with this spring!

Seating is limited! Sign up by contacting or visiting Central Art (payment required to reserve spot):

541-773-1444 / 101 N. Central Medford, OR 97501

Central Art Supply 6th Annual Creative Art Extravaganza

Central Art Supply 6th Annual Creative Art Extravaganza
& 36th Anniversary Sale

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Central Art’s Mini Workshop Extravaganza 2017! Full Schedule (updated 2/11/17)*

Set your artistic “playdate” and enjoy 2 days of hands-on fun during our

6th Annual Creative Art Extravaganza!



10:00am – ALCOHOL INKS

11:30am –MAKE YOUR MARK!










*Visit Central Art’s website and click the “Events & Classes” tab for

full mini workshop descriptions.


Fee: $5 per workshop. Pre-registration required for all workshops.

Must pay $5 fee at time of registration.

Stop in or call 541-773-1444 to reserve your spot, seats are limited to 12 per workshop!

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36 years ago George and Winnie Ebert set out on a new adventure, expanding their art supply business from Coos Bay to Medford, Oregon. Because of their hard work and dedication to the fine art industry, Central Art has been the creative destination for artists throughout the Rogue Valley and beyond.


We are committed to supporting and providing materials to the strong art community we have here. To celebrate that commitment, we are turning back the clock to products that stood the test of time in the art materials industry – and here at Central Art – some going back as far as 1557!


With history as our foundation, we will continue to bring you the best and latest products to support your creative endeavors. With that in mind we are hosting our 6th Annual Creative Art Extravaganza on February 17th and 18th, where vendors will showcase over 50 of the finest our industry has to offer. Adding to the hoopla, there will be opportunities like entering to win prizes and signing up for one of our mini workshops!


Thank you for being a part of Central Art’s rich history!


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Winter White Sale at Central Art Supply

Winter White Sale at Central Art Supply

Winter White Sale Central Art Supply January - February 2017

Remember back when you had to walk to school in the snow, “uphill both ways”? If only there had been an art store around to make the trip more worthwhile. Now that you’re all grown up, you can play hooky at your favorite “toy store” in town – and still feel ready for the start of term!


Whether it’s soothing academic anxiety, or just post-holiday blues in need of some old-fashioned art therapy, Central Art has your creativity fix to keep the frost away with our Winter White Sale! Now through February 1st, shovel in the savings on essentials like stretched canvas, painter’s palettes, sketchbooks, mediums and more!


What are you waiting for? Brave the tundra-like temperatures, trek to Central Art and turn that “Polar Bear in a Snowstorm” into a “Paw-some Bear in a Blizzard of Color”!

Sumi Calligraphy and Painting Workshop with Yuming Zhu

Sumi Calligraphy and Painting Workshop with Yuming Zhu

Sunday, February 19th, 2017, 9:30am– 3:30pm

Central Art Classroom

Fee $85.00Sumi Calligraphy and Painting Workshop with Yuming Zhu  Sunday, February 19th, 2017, Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

“A Hint of Spring of Oregon” One-day Sumi Painting Workshop

Welcome the coming of Spring!

This workshop will concentrate energetic strokes and create paintings of early greens in Sumi style. We will use sumi ink to paint on Sprinkle Gold paper, to interpret flowers in Sumi style. The fusion of western and Eastern techniques is encouraged. Photos of local blooming and live flowers, branches are welcome. Please for repeating students, bring your sketch screen books and we will transfer sketch to paintings.

This workshop welcomes beginning and professional artists. We will work a lot on individual base. Painters new to sumi-e, and those experienced in East Asian watercolor painting will be introduced and encouraged to look at the “World” in a different artistic perspective. There will be demos, exercises, and one-on-one attention.

Philosophy and brief history of Chinese and Asian art and usage of Chops will be discussed in the workshop.

Bring a bag lunch. Pre-registration required, seating is limited. Call 541-773-1444 or come in to Central Art to reserve your spot.

About the Artist
Sumi Calligraphy and Painting Workshop with Yuming Zhu  Sunday, February 19th, 2017, Central Art Supply, Medford, OregonYuming Zhu is a very passionate and well-known artist in the Greater Seattle area. Sumi/Chinese Watercolor, Oil and Pastel are the mediums Yuming loves to express himself with. Yuming was interviewed by Art Business News magazine [refer to article “Simply Sumi-E: Capturing Nature with Sumi-e Master Yuming Zhu”]. He participated in the “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel 9. He continues teaching sumi painting and calligraphy at community colleges, art centers in the Greater Seattle area and nation-wide. Also he shows his artworks at galleries. To view his work: