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Check out the upcoming Design Workshops at Ink & Oil in Grants Pass!




Wednesday, April 24, 5pm-10pm     ​$50  ​

Mark Hannah​

This 5 hours workshop will show students how to use a grid and use perspective  for products and vehicles for entertainment design.  Basic materials required.





Saturday, April 27,  4-9pm     $50  ​

​Susan Peterson

If you are interested in Shoe Design, this workshop will cover the basics of creating a shoe design and developing concepts.




Saturday, April 27, 10-3pm​     $50​

Mark Hannah​   ​

Jason Hulst​​

This workshop covers how to develop props and vehicles for entertainment design.  Free flow ideation and marker techniques will be covered.





Thursday, April 25,  5pm-10pm​     $50​

Mark Hannah

This workshop covers how to use professional markers to create quick sketches as well as more refined sketches.   Sketching techniques will be covered and then a single object will be developed during workshop.    Materials required.





Friday, April 26,  5pm-10pm​    $60​

Mark Hannah​  

Jason Hulst

Workshop will  cover techniques and then focus on developing a single piece.  Laptop with Photoshop is required to work along in class.  Drawing tablet can be provided if needed.

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A Warm Welcome to Mark Hannah of Ink & Oil!

We couldn’t be more pleased to add another innovative artistic endeavor to our directory, and discovering what’s going on in southern Oregon’s creative community is often as much of a surprise to us as it is to anyone else! This time we introduce Mark & Sarah Hannah of Ink & Oil, a design store and gallery based in Grants Pass, OR that offers hard to find design classes and workshops.

Hannah still operates “Thief(it)”  in Pasadena, CA. Why Thief it?” he writes on his Web site, “It is an answer to a question. Next time somebody asks you what to do with an object that would otherwise be thrown away, tell them to Thief It. Create a unique object or product that is your own and save it from the future, which would probably have been a big hole in the ground and, depending on its composition, a very, very long time decaying.” Read the rest of the article from which Mark is quoted at the PasadenaWeekly website to learn more about where he’s come from.

Fortunately for southern Oregon, where Hannahs have come to is here!

Creative Director MARK HANNAH  has a degree in Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and teaches Visual Communication at Art Center as well as Product Design and Visual Communication at Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, California. In his words, “We design and build unique things.” Ink & Oil will also host Mark’s Oregon workshops in Industrial, Entertainment and Sustainable Design, and offers a small Gallery space for local and emerging artists in Southern Oregon. Classes and workshops are offered in the evenings and weekends and are a great resource for students of all ages interested in product or transportation design as well as entertainment design.   Future workshops and classes will include a wide range of art and design as well as sustainable processes and design. Visit Ink & Oil’s listing at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource for links and contact information, then take a look at their online store for a peek at some unique products and artwork.

Currently Mark is announcing three workshops to take place at Ink & Oil on March 1 & 2:


Visual Communications

Friday, March 1, 6pm-10pm​  $35

This four hour workshop will introduce students to the basics of Visual Communication.

Perspective, lineweights, value and shadows will be covered.




Automotive Design 

Saturday, March 2, 9am-2 pm​  $50

​This 5 hour workshop in Automotive Design will focus on the basics of how to set up a proper perspective drawing for vehicles as well as sketching and ideation basics.





Entertainment  Design

Saturday, March 2, 3pm-8pm $50

This 5 hour crash course will introduce the student to the field of Entertainment design and focus on techniques to develop unique and interesting characters and props for the film and gaming industry or just for fun!



For more information and to register, visit!workshops–classes/c241f

​or call 541.632.9104

Mark Hannah Ink & Oil Design Workshops, March 2013