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A New Year, A New Journey Begins…

No matter where the muse takes you in 2018 – from the familiar confines of the studio to the beauty of nature and beyond – let Central Art be your creative passport!

When fresh inspiration is needed, look no further than our wide selection of art instruction and technique books to give you a head start. Brushes on your bucket list? Choose just the right fit for your suitcase with a beautiful assortment of brushes in a variety of styles and travel options. If journaling is your jam, you can never have too many sketchbooks! Fortunately we have all sizes, formats and weights of paper to suit whatever medium makes you happiest. Adding a few words of wisdom to your work is an art form in itself – why not go “old-school” with some dip pens and a bit of ink and rediscover the lost art of calligraphy? Central Art is your Hand Lettering Headquarters!

The list goes on and on, and so does your drive to create! Nobody knows that better than us.

Now is the time to seize the canvas and voyage fearlessly into an artistic adventure, so what are you waiting for? Come see us and begin charting a course today!

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Ampersand Clayboard

In 1994, Ampersand Art Supply began their mission of reviving the time-honored tradition of panel painting with the creation of Claybord, the very first coated painting panel. Over the years, Ampersand has added many wonderful painting panels with unique surface coatings suitable for all media.
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Caran d’Ache Open Stock & Sets

Caran d’Ache is the pen name by which French illustrator, Emmanuel Poire’, achieved worldwide renown in the 19th century. The choice turned out to be a salient one, since “karandash” is the Russian term for “pencil” and in turn comes from the Turkish root “karat ash” which refers to black stone – the origins of graphite. In 1924, Arnold Schweitzer, the founder of a Swiss pencil factory, decided to use the name of the famous illustrator, Caran d’Ache for his business.
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Crescent Mat Board

Crescent is headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois, and is a private, 5th generation family-owned company founded over 100 years ago. Crescent continues to innovate and develop new, on-trend products to meet the changing needs and interests of artists and framers globally. Crescent art material products have been selected by students and professionals alike for decades.
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Holbein Artist Paints

In Osaka Japan, the company was formed just before the turn of the last century, and took the name of European artist Hans Holbein in the 1930’s. From that time, Holbein’s presence has been significant in Southeast Asia, North America, Australia and Europe. Holbein is unique in the art material trade because they do not produce any entry student quality color products. Each of the color lines is adapted to meet the special requirements of the professional artist.
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Pentel Products

For over 70 years, Pentel has supplied the world with the highest quality products. Pentel is the only writing instrument company to receive the Deming Award for recognition of the highest standard of quality. Some of Pentel’s industry-leading products have been in production for many years, and remain in demand today, such as roller ball pens, graphite leads and mechanical pencils. Many new Pentel products will no doubt possess equally distinguished longevity.
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Stabilo Open Stock & Sets

Stabilo is a family run company that has been making writing products for more than 160 years creating pens that are trend-conscious, inspiring and visionary. The diverse products from Stabilo make the lives of people a little more colorful each and every day by delivering quality and implementing innovative designs into each and every pen.
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3-Day UArt Pastels Workshop Starting Friday, April 27th, 2018!

Location: Central Art Supply, Medford, OR   Date: Friday April 27 – Sunday April 29 2018
Time: Friday April 27 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday April 28 10:00 am -4:00pm, Sunday April 29 10:00 am -4:00pm   Price: $350.00   Students: 6-12There are many benefits of using an underpainting on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. The type of underpainting depends on the subject and desired end effect. In this workshop we will explore several options.

There will be a demo each morning using a different medium as an underpainting. There will also be an option to ‘paint-a-long’ from the same reference photo as Susan to really get a step-by-step approach of her technique from beginning to end. You will receive individual instruction tailored to your specific needs, level and goals as well as a constructive critique of work done in the workshop as well as any work you bring along.

Register Online at: 

UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop. Check out Susan’s website at

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Mother’s Day Card

Today I created a Mother’s Day card with one of my original designs.  I just love pansies at this time of year and think they are so perky and have such beautiful faces and are so appropriate on a mother’s day greeting.  If you would like to order a custom made card for your mother or a mother you know who loves flowers, give me a call or e-mail me.  The cost of a custom-ordered card is $7.95.  541-608-9238  [email protected] 

Emma’s Pendant Making Journey

Today I instructed eight year old Emma on making a pressed flower pendant in the “Mountain Lake” design.  She is one of the students in the Dharma School Program in the Buddhist Center where I teach.  She had seen a pendant I had made for one of the others teachers at the center and ask me if I would teach her how to make one.  I had observed her for a year doing various art projects and decided that she had the focus and patience to be sucessful at this project.  When we began the project I showed her pictures of breaking down the project in three steps.  She said she understood this and was ready to proceed.  I explained the various gluing proceedures and as she started the first step she utilized these methods using her original way of gluing and placing the delicate botanical material using straight pins and tweezers.  When some of the botanicals broke Emma started again until she had placed the botanicals without breaking.  Many adults I have worked with were not able to hold the focus in the way Emma did.  She wanted to add the small details of the bushes and trees which I could have side-stepped.  She completed the bottom third of the picture and then I showed her how to place the picture in glass in she inserted it into the memory frame.  Together we added the jump ring and put it on a suede chord.  I talked later in the day with one of my adult flower art students and she said she didn’t yet have the courage to tackle a pendant.  Emma taught me a valuable lesson on how intention, focus and determination led her to achieve her goal.  I also learned from working with her that I could simplify the project for some children who do not yet have her ability to focus. 

Card Order

Today I worked on making print cards of two designs for a customer.  One design is of a bookmark card of pastel colors and one is a Holiday design.  She will use the Holiday card prints for her Christmas cards next year.  Contact me if you are interested in print cards of a design you see.

Spring 20213 Mandala Drawing Workshop

            Freedom is Letting Go

This one day workshop focuses attention on creating mandalas to facilitate letting go of anxious thoughts, false concepts, wants, and desires in order to experience more peace of mind and happiness.  Participants will have the opportunity to examine their attachments and to release fears and expectations of loss that cause suffering such as fear of illness, death and dying.

When:  April 20th, Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where:  2972 Bailey Ave., Medford,(Nearest cross street Delta Waters)
How to Register:  e-mail Janet London at [email protected] or Diane
Tibbitts at [email protected] or call Janet at 541-608-9238 or Diane at 541-779-1840
A $10 reservation fee is requested at the time of registration to hold your place in the group.
Fee: $60
Facilitators:  Diane Tibbitts, M.Ed, LPC and Janet London, M.ED.                 Diane has 37 years of experience in counseling persons of all ages in how to reach a deeper level of healthy awareness and integration of self.  Janet has been facilitating mandala workshops and classes in the Rogue Valley for the past eight years.

Bring a sack lunch and Prismacolor pencils with 2 white pencils.  Paper will be provided.

“Attending the Luminous Mandala class was incredibly helpful in moving me forward with my future goals.  It helped me to accept me and my health problems and to embrace and encompass all part of me as not good or bad, just me.”
J.–Fall 2011

“Attending the Healing Mandala Workshop changed my life.  As a novice artist and professional helper I was provided with an expressive technique to process painful experiences, encourage others, and discover hidden strengths and resources.” R–Fall 2011

Spring 2013 Mandala Workshop

                            Freedom is Letting Go
              Spring 2013 Mandala Drawing Workshop

This one day workshop focuses attention on creating mandalas to facilitate letting go of anxious thoughts, false concepts, wants, and desires in order to experience more peace of mind and happiness.  Participants will have the opportunity to examine

Valentine Cards and more

A customer asked me to put the prices of my Valentine Print Cards in my blog.  They are $1.25 for an individual plain card and 5 for $5.50.  I also have cards that are decorated with glitter and an rhinestone.  The individual decorated card is $1.50 and 5 for $7.50.  The card size is 4″ x 5 1/4 “.  If you live in the Medford area you can pick them up at my house.  Out-of-town orders will have an additional  $2.00 charge for postage.  Call or e-mail me if you are interested in ordering.  541-608-9238  [email protected]

I am also working on making some pressed flower pendants for a spa in Rogue River and will share more information later.


Card Contest

I entered my 2013 Valentine Card Design in a card contest with the World Wide Pressed Flower Guild.  I made print cards of this design and am selling them individually or in a pack of 5.  If you are interested in ordering call or e-mail me.
541-608-9238    [email protected]

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This is a picture of the “Alpine Meadow” custom order picture hanging in the house of the recipients.  I love seeing my pictures in the homes of the customer or recipient.

Latest Pendant Sale

The latest pendant I sold is not one of the designs for sale on my website.  It was a one-of-a-kind entitled Dessert-Moon.  My customer shared that she wore it to work and got alot of compliments.  If you have an idea for a custom design e-mail me, [email protected]