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Taffy #1

Taffy #1, oil on linen, 46″ x 46″

From Hushed Reverberations, my two-person exhibition with Karl Heerdt at Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY, from March 17 through April 21. Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 on March 24.

Suit Up & Geek Out With Us At Medford Comic Con 2018!

It’s Coming!!! Suit Up & Geek Out With Us At Medford Comic Con 2018!

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Central Art Is Returning To Medford Comic Con 2018!

Come visit Central Art at our booth during Medford Comic Con 2018,

Sat. & Sun. April 28th & 29th!

Express your inner geek and get your art on with essential art supplies, con exclusives, one-of-a-kind Central Art swag, and a very special guest!

Sound incredible? You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!

We’ll see you there!

VISIT CENTRAL ART!

Teal Bowl with Popcorn Popper

Teal Bowl with Popcorn Popper, oil on linen, 18” x 26″

From Hushed Reverberations, my two-person exhibition with Karl Heerdt at Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY, from March 17 through April 21. Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 on March 24.

Summer Twilight

Summer Twilight, oil on linen, 12″ x 16″

From Hushed Reverberations, my two-person exhibition with Karl Heerdt at Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY, from March 17 through April 21. Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 on March 24.

Medusa, yet again

Alyssa Monks from her Instagram

“White is by far the most important color. It’s what oil painting is about.” —John Currin

How is it the soap is what’s sexy? Like the indulgent curls and folds of icing on a cake or cornices of snow or seafoam and cream. All that white with incisions of hair like Gorky’s linear arabesques. Drawing with hair, the joy of the little serpentine whiplashes straightening into dark where they almost disappear, and that eye peering out like a mermaid’s cresting through the roof of her salty home to take a curious peek at the guy sans raft, going under, just before he’s gone.

Sugar Bowl #2

Sugar Bowl #2, oil on linen 10″ x 16″

From Hushed Reverberations, my two-person exhibition with Karl Heerdt at Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY, from March 17 through April 21. Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 on March 24.

Spiral Bowl with Flat Screen

Spiral Bowl with Flat Screen, oil on linen, 16” x 24”

From Hushed Reverberations, my two-person exhibition with Karl Heerdt at Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY, from March 17 through April 21. Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 on March 24.

13th Annual Conference & Workshops presented by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

NETWORKING AND EXCEPTIONAL CAMARADERIE WITH OTHER
ARTISTS OF FAITH.

Fulltime tracks:   
Portraiture, Still Life, Landscape,
or Artisan One Day Classes: Mosaic, Stone wrapped jewelry
Plus: Marketing, Digital Drawing and Painting.

Artistic adventures await you or an artist you love at the 13th annual Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference at the beautiful Ashland Hill Hotel and Conference Center  in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon.

Inspiring technical and personalized instruction with professional and nationally recognized instructors Ned MuellerJoAnn Peralta,  and the young and talented  Brittany Weistling forthis 4 day event. Morning and evening devotional sessions embracing a Biblical worldview while exploring the place and impact of “The Table” in art and culture.   Plus One Day Artisan Workshops : Introduction to Mosaics and Wire Entwined Stone Jewelry and Marketing Tips of the Trade.  These Workshops and breakout sessions will ignite your gifts and passion for your art and your faith with renewed purpose and refocused aim.  All levels of experience welcome. $485 if you register by April 30th for early discount includes workshops, breakouts, group sessions and meals.  $95 One Day only: Mosaic (Sat.) or Jewelry (Fri.) .  Varied lodging options including local host homes for great savings. Class sizes are limited so register now. See all the details and sign up now at www.mcfineartsfoundation.org
OR SIGN UP FOR A ONE DAY ARTISAN WORKSHOP………
Wire Entwined Stone Jewelry Workshop
Friday 10:00 – 4:00  pm.
  Join Jessica Hope Prince from Lady J Arts for this fun and creative one day workshop.,  Learn the tools and tricks to make an artisan stone necklace and bracelet.  All tools and supplies provided.  Lunch included. $95 (option included for full time attendees at no extra cost)
Introduction to Mosaics – Saturday 10:00 – 4:00
In partnership with the Hakatai Enterprises in Ashland, Oregon venture into this ancient art craft and its new applications.  Class provides all tools and tiles to make an 18 x 24 project.  Students are invited to bring their own simple drawing or photo they wish to recreate or samples will be provided.  Lunch included.  $95 (option included for full time attendees at no extra cost)

Fulfill your calling. Hone your gift. Let all you do be done to the glory of God. Sign up early as each class size is limited.  Best pricing by signing up by April 30th.  For details and pricing www.mcfineartsfoundation.org or call 541-601-7496.
“Declaring the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light”
1 Peter 2:9

Copyright © 2018 Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation – Visually communicating Christ to Culture via fine art.  All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
17575 Hwy. 66, Ashland, Oregon 97520.  541-601-7496. [email protected]

Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art now through June 2018

 

Gelli Printing

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, April 14th
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial and homemade gelatin printing plates. We will experiment with color, plant materials, stencils, masks and texturing materials to make complex papers that can be used as collage for mixed media projects or framed as art. I will also cover how to make your own stamps and stencils to use for printing.
$45. Includes all materials.
Recommended by Karen:
Bring along some soft leaves, so they do not dig into the plate surface and any of your favorite stencils and texture materials ex: bubble wrap, lace…

Paint like Van Gogh

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, April 21st
1 – 4 pm
  • All materials provided
  • Leave with an acrylic painting
  • Learn about post-impressionism and Van Gogh
  • Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
  • Each person copies a work of their choice (Not a follow-the-leader format)
$30. All materials included.
Recommended to bring a color photocopy of your favorite Van Gogh as a reference.

Paint like Picasso

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, April 28th
1 – 4 pm
  • All materials provided
  • Leave with an acrylic painting
  • Learn about Picasso and his immense influence on many periods of art
  • Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
  • Each person copies a work of their choice (Not a follow-the-leader format)
$30. All the materials are included.
Recommended to bring a color photocopy of your favorite Picasso painting as a reference.

Living a More Inspired & Heartfelt Life

with Janet L. Stanley, M.A.

Saturday, May 5th
1 – 4 pm
Are you the ‘You,” you long to be?
Are you following your heart’s deepest desires?
Are you nourishing your soul?
I invite you to join me to explore what gets in our way and how we can overcome those obstacles.
Please bring a journal, a blanket and pillow. If you have a drum and/or rattle, I invite you to bring it/them along.
Janet L. Stanley is a spiritual guide, mentor, teacher, and shamanic healer.
$25.

Sketching from Life: Fun with Flowers

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, May 12th
1 – 4 pm
  • Learn or develop your skills in drawing from life.
  • We will sketch fresh flowers
  • We can use pencils, pens, or charcoal.
  • Work on creating good values, realistic lighting
  • Improve composition
  • All skill levels welcome
$30. All materials provided.

Paint like Alex Katz

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, May 19th
1 – 4 pm
Contemporary painter Alex Katz is a master at simplifying compositions. His artwork has been exhibited over 700 times and he is one of the most famous living painters. In this class we will:
  • Have fun learning tricks to simplify a painting to make it stronger
  • Learn to plan our colors ahead of time
  • Beginning students can copy one of his works, and more intermediate, advanced, or adventurous students can bring in a photo and we will paint it in Katz’s style.
  • Leave with an acrylic painting
$30. All materials provided.

Animal Drawing

with Bobbi Baldwin

Saturday, June 2nd
10:30 – 4
Paint your beloved pet or favorite animal, open to all mediums (except oil). Dogs, cats, horses, tigers, cows, wild animals. Whatever your favorite fur or feather animals are!
We will work on learning the anatomical structure of bodies and faces as well as how to best portray them.
We will also work on composition, color theory, techniques, and painting.
Beginners through advanced artists—all are welcome.
$85. Materials list to be sent to you. (Most materials available for use at the Museum if needed).

Art Journals

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, June 16th
10:30 – 3:30
In this class we will learn how to begin our own art journal* with simple supplies. I will share plenty of ideas and approaches to begin filling your journals. We will create a journal spread.
All you need to bring to class is:
  • Blank journal that can handle water media: 90-140 lb paper
  • OR
  • Old book : thin spine, no larger than 9″ x 12″, no shiny, slick or glossy pages
*What is an Art Journal? It’s a place to record your thoughts, memories, and emotions through images, art and words.
Why do it? It is an easy way to use your creativity every day. It can be done with simple tools. It is portable, requiring very little space to do it. It can be used to document life, travels, plan you art, express your feelings, test out new art products and techniques. It can be personal – only for you, or you can share it with others.
$45.

Advanced Figure Drawing

with Bobbi Baldwin

Friday, June 22nd &
Saturday, June 23rd
10:30 – 4
Bobbi returns by popular demand!
An in-depth study of how color theory applies to the human form. This class is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how to draw the human form. It will also apply color theory to the way you draw the figure – including how shadow and light can make your work far better. You will leave with a stronger knowledge of how to apply light and shadow, keep them separated, and how to draw anyone in any position.
$150. Materials list will be sent to you.

How to Paint Waves

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, June 30th
1 – 4 pm
  • Learn how to paint convincing waves
  • Where it the light in the wave?
  • What colors make a convincing wave?
  • Learn about transparent vs opaque colors
  • Learn about the difference between Mineral Inorganic colors and Modern Organic colors – finally find out what all those crazy paint names are about!
  • Great color theory class that will apply to other subjects too!
$30. All materials included.
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

Snowcapped

Snowcapped, oil on linen, 10” x 16”

From Hushed Reverberations, my two-person exhibition with Karl Heerdt at Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY, from March 17 through April 21. Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 on March 24.