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Watercolor & Ink Studies – Just For Fun

Introduction.

Hi!  I’d like to simply share a couple of watercolor studies.  

Watercolor Studies: A Pear and its shadow

Why Do Studies.

There are several reasons why I like doing these studies.  Here are a few reasons that come immediately to mind.

  • Focus:  One has to pay attention when working with watercolor.  The paint moves and I like to take advantage of the paint’s nature.  However, it can get away from me if I’m not paying attention!
  • Fun:  Its watercolor, for the same reason you have to focus: it moves.  
  • Muscle memory.  These studies help develop the skills of observation and brush control.  Doing them often enables me to remember what to do when faced with paper, paint and water.
  • Draw & Paint.  I get to work on both drawing and painting skill sets!  What could be better?

About the Subject Matter.

The subject matter was inspired by the October list of prompts by the website “Doodlewash®”.   There is a list for every day in October, just as a prompt in case you are grappling with what to draw.  

For October 20th, the prompt was “pears”; no problem, I have some pears ripening so I drew and painted one.  

But, the prompt for October 21st was “corn”.  My husband and I already ate up the candy corn.  And, we don’t have any ears of corn in the refrigerator.  What to do?

Aha!  I have a bottle of “Corn Huskers Lotion” sitting on my kitchen sink counter!  Sounds like “corn” to me.

So, tomorrow’s prompt is “barn”; I don’t live in a barn or have one.  So, what to do?  My thinking cap is on; I like this sort of thing.

watercolor studies : Corn Huskers Lotion

Adding Ink.

Oh, by the way, this month is also “Inktober™“.  I thought it would be fun to add some ink today, hence the inking around my “Corn Huskers Lotion” bottle.

In any case, I hope you enjoy the watercolor sketches.  Thanks!

#WorldWatercolorGroup #Inktober2017

 

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For those of you who have been eyeing these particular prints,…

For those of you who have been eyeing these particular prints, here’s a heads up that there are only a few left in my limited edition run. Five of the beetle and three of the Passion flower. I won’t be making more so get em while you can! 💜
www.michelleanderstshop.com

Yummy Alliteration: Poets & Painters & Pie at Pennington Farms!

We couldn’t resist! Join us for a fun afternoon of playing with words & paints & Pennington’s signature “cutie pies.” You’ll leave with a finished 8″ x 10″ painting, a poem, and a tummy full of goodness. $95 for all supplies & pie & instruction. Email me to register: [email protected]

Autumn Workshops

Autumn Writing Workshops

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Sunday, October 22 & 

Sunday, November 12

2 – 5 pm

Jacksonville  

Cost: $20/workshop

Join us for an afternoon of inspiring prompts and new exercises in a supportive, encouraging environment. 
All writers, experience levels and genres welcome.
Workshops are self-contained. Come to either or both!
To register reply to this email or visit https://writersroomworkshops.com/register-for-a-workshop/

 

Deliberate Practice Applied To Drawing Better

Purpose.

This article is about practicing smarter using strategic, or deliberate practice, as it applies to the skill of realistic drawing. I will introduce the idea of deliberate (or strategic) practice then share my views on two articles on how to draw and sketch better.  The articles are from the website “Jen Reviews”.

Clarifying Terms.

Please note that Jen Reviews uses the term strategic practice.  From what I’ve read and understand, strategic practice is the same thing as deliberate practice.  Therefore, I’ll use them interchangeably.  

Self Taught; How Do I Improve?

To explain, I am a “self taught” artist.  That is to say I am not a classically trained artist; I did not study at an art academy, school or atelier.  Instead, I read books, attended workshops and then tried to figure things out on my own.  

Such a situation is similar for lots of artists, I imagine.  We have an interest in drawing or painting and finally reach the point in our lives where we can focus our attention on learning.  We set up our drawing table or easel in get down to the business of learning and practicing.

After awhile, though, we figure out that there is more than just trying to draw something from life.  Practice, practice, practice and more practice helps, but  there is something we need to do to get to the next level.

Deliberate Practice Steps

Deliberate Practice.

Enter deliberate practice which is about targeting what you do.  A couple of years ago I read about deliberate practice, which sounded like a good idea.  To summarize, its a purposeful way of practicing.  Put another way, I figure out what skill I want to work on; identify particular exercises that improve my abilities in that area; develop a practice plan; practice; then evaluate performance.

However, how does one go about applying the idea of deliberate practice to the art and skill of drawing?

Reviewing Jens Review.

That is where Jen comes in. Who’s Jen? I am referring to the “Jen Reviews” website. The site publishes in-depth reviews of everything from how to grow blueberries to how to draw better.  While wandering around their site, I found an article on how to sketch too.

Contact With Jen Reviews.

Writers from the website “Jen Reviews” contacted me and suggested their article: “How To Draw Better”.  This was back in August.  I immediately liked the article.  There was one problem, though.  There is a ton of good information in this article backed up by science.  I am still wading through all of the good ideas!

Deliberate Practice Example

Motor Coordination Exercise.

To show you what I mean, have you ever had the problem of your eye, brain, hand and pencil not being in synch?  You think you are drawing a vertical, straight line but you look at it and its wavy.  If you get frustrated enough, you might pull out an extra sheet of paper and do some practice cross hatching.  But, do you really get better at making purposeful marks?  

Yes, this is something I struggle with and Jens Review article “How To Draw Better” explains the exercise of making deliberate, evenly spaced marks with your pencil or brush.  What I particularly like in the article is a discussion of why this exercise works.  

So, how do you to put this new knowledge into practice?  The exercise is simple and its best to practice regularly and at short intervals.  

For me, I decided that this would be an excellent thing to do with my new iPadPro and the iPencil.  Since the tools are new to me, I felt that practice would help.  What I do is practice on routinely as part of a drawing session.  You might see some marks up in the corner of a drawing.  The nice thing is that I can practice, then delete the file.  I am happy to say that I am adjusting to the iPadPro and iPencil just fine.

Lets recap:  if I were doing this exercise as a part of deliberate practice, I would have a plan.  Lets say I practice making a page of straight lines, once per day or session, for one week; two weeks and then a month.  At the end of the month interval, I would evaluate my progress.  Are my motor skills improving?

Blind Contour Drawing Example

15 Tips For Improving.

This is just one of 15 tips (and exercises) that Jen Reviews mentions.  Included is one of my favorites: blind contour drawing.  Several of the other tips have ideas that are new to me, hence the need to bookmark the article and work through the tips.  

And, this is just the article “How To Draw Better”.  Then there is the article titled: “How to Sketch – 15 Tips for Better Sketches That Come To Life”.

I would like to highlight some points.  

  • Many of the tips apply to realistic drawing.  However, several apply to any type of drawing.  The example of practicing making lines and marks is one such exercise.
  • The idea is to identify what you need to work on to improve; select an exercise to do that is appropriate; create a plan of action; do the exercise according to the plan; evaluate progress.
  • Jen Reviews contacted me and suggested that I might like the article “How to Draw Better”.  They also asked that if I liked the article, would I please mention it in a blog post. The blog post referred to was one titled “Toward Non-Objective Abstraction” dated December 20th, 2015.   And Jen Reviews will share an article I wrote that first attracted their attention.  

My Point of View.

I feel strongly that other artists may find these articles useful.  The tips may be just what you are looking for: targeted exercises that will help you develop the skills necessary to improve your drawing.

Plus, if I write about something in a blog post, I will remember it.  

Please Comment.

If you find this article useful or interesting, please leave a comment and share your thoughts.  I’d love to read what you say!  Thanks!

Deliberate Practice: Gargoyle

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Calls to Artists for October 2017 and Beyond

Calls to Artists for October 2017 and Beyond

This collection of artist opportunities includes international shows, juried exhibitions, calls for proposals, a call for elementary students’ art, an art festival in Indian Wells, and a writer’s retreat in Iceland. Themes include botanicals, animals, endangered species, photography, taste & smell,  teachers against prejudice, art inspired by the novel Frankenstein, portraits (this one is for members of the Portrait Society only). They have been briefly reviewed to ensure eligibility of Oregon artists. Deadlines start at October 8, 2017 and extend through March 16, 2018

October 08, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTIST ALL ABSTRACT COMPETITION

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International 2017 “ALL Abstractions” Art Competition. Competition opens September 10, 2017 and closes October 7, 2017. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all medium artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held. Awards will be given. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2017-abstractions OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – THE ESSENCE OF MONOCHROME

The international jury is looking for snapshots in black and white, without any topical restrictions, that capture the essence of monochromatic moments. Black and white photographs require the viewer to use the power of creative imagination and interpret compositions individually. Relying upon pure emotions and constructions, the organizing committee believes in the essence of monochrome. Application Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vDOyxX OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

artspace is taking proposals for exhibitions in the 2nd half of 2018 & 1st first month of 2019. Submit proposals Sept. 1 thru Oct. 8, 2017. Submissions thru online form only accepted until 11:59 pm, 10/8/2017. $25 proposal fee required. Proposals may be made for individual, group or joint shows. Selected Exhibitors will be notified by December 15, 2017. Entry Fee. Details: 804-232-6464 OR http://artspacegallery.org/proposal_submission.shtml OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – 2017 BOTANIK

THEME: Plants, Flowers, Herbs, Trees Las Laguna Gallery presents BotaniK. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that explore plants. Works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, succulents, etc. to be considered All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. Entry Fee. Details: 949-667-1803 OR http://www.laslagunagallery.com/botanik OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – ENDANGERED FINE ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2017

Online, juried contest. $7,000 prize money. Miami exhibition Art Week, Dec 6-9. Entry donations go to Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans & chimpanzees. Interpret ENDANGERED through: • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats OR • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats. Young Artists category, birthdays on/after Oct 1 ’98. Entry Fee. Details: http://art4apes.com/ OR [email protected]

October 10, 2017 – TASTE & SMELL

Taste and Smell are two sensory impressions, which are represented in art in a low level. What is good or bad taste? How do we realize smell? What about taste in cooking, art, choosing opportunities, … and the smell of danger, joy, flowers, the sea, …? VOS #7 is now calling for digital artworks who give these two tastemakers an appearance. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uMvulp

October 15, 2017 – TEACHERS AGAINST PREJUDICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART CONTEST

Open to students in grades 1-4 in any country. Submit artwork on the theme of “Cooperation and Understanding” in jpeg format by e-mail or on disk. First and second prizes ($100-$150) awarded in two categories. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2v9XhMV

October 15, 2017 – ANIMALS CALL FOR ENTRY ONLINE ART SHOW

THEME- According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of animal is: “any living thing that is not a plant.” PAY IT FORWARD- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to the Humane Society. ELIGIBILITY- All artists 18 and over may enter. ENTRY FEE- $20 for 1 or 2 pieces AWARDS- Cash prizes will be given. Please see prospectus for more information. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/2w7nV5A OR [email protected]

October 16, 2017 – A CELEBRATION OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS, KAT KIERNAN, JUROR

In this exhibition we celebrate the creative process in making photographs. We seek photographs that reflect the photographer’s careful and conscious choices in making the image. Any subject, any genre, and any capture or process are welcome. The exhibition will be curated by Kat Kiernan, the publisher of the print magazine Don’t Take Pictures. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/celebration-creative-process OR [email protected]

October 16, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Exhibition is Nov 19 – Dec 31, 2017; The Monmouth Museum’s intent is to offer artists’ views of a positive future for their lives, our lives and our shared world. For this juried exhibition all visual arts media applications will be considered. All artists age 18+ Must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last 5 years. Entry Fee. Details: 732-224-1989 OR http://monmouthmuseum.submittable.com/submit OR [email protected]

October 17, 2017 – LENS CULTURE | EMERGING TALENT AWARDS 2017

We’re excited to open this year’s Emerging Talent Awards, our search for the world’s best emerging photographers! We’re seeking entries from the global photography community who have yet to receive exposure on the world stage, our aim is to discover fresh and inspiring visions from the next great image makers. Our international jury will select and showcase the work of 50 outstanding talents. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wSHXDK

October 18, 2017 – ILLUMINATE PHOTOGRAPHY CALL FOR ENTRY

Theme | illuminate Join The Center for Fine Art Photography for this exciting event by submitting your photographs to our ILLUMINATE call for entry and exhibition. All subject matter, genres, capture types, post production processes and sizes are eligible for selection for the Illuminate exhibition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wBKUoO OR [email protected]

October 20, 2017 – 16TH ANNUAL INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL

200 artists selected by jury, primary deadline Oct. 20, 2017. 60 places held for the second deadline Jan. 8, 2018. Open to all media artists, 15 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed-media, printmaking, photography, and other 2-dimensional, sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art, and found art Application Fee. Details: 760-346-0042 OR [email protected] OR http://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com

October 31, 2017 – ARTISTS’ CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year. Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups and solo. MPC Art Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. entry fee. Deadline October 31, 2017 Email for prospectus. Information (831) 646-3060. Entry Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR http://bitly.com/2sL9HXd OR [email protected]

October 31, 2017 – ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT

The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers talented writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavík, Iceland in April, 2018. Anyone who is aged 18 or over on April 11, 2018 is eligible to apply. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wBFRot

November 02, 2017 – PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S 2017 MEMBERS ONLY COMPETITION

The Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition is held annually and open to all Portrait Society members. This fall we are offering five unique categories in which to enter: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Out of the Box, Self-Portrait, and Still Life. Award winners will be chosen for each category and will receive recognition in print and online publications. Entry Fee. Details: 877-772-4321 OR http://www.portraitsociety.org/members-only-competition OR [email protected]

November 30, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof

December 10, 2017 – 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2szsFQq

March 16, 2018 – HAGGIN MUSEUM 60TH JURIED EXHIBITION

Open juried National competition and exhibition. Over $5000 in cash prizes. Categories are: Acrylic, Oil, Water Media, Mixed Media & Graphics, Sculpture, Pastel $25 first entry, $20 each additional up to five (5) Entry Fee. Details: http://www.stocktonartleague.org OR [email protected]

Anna Elkins – Goodness: Past, Present and Future

Anna Elkins

Goodness: Past, Present & Future

Autumn is about to officially begin. I look forward to it—not just because it’s my favorite season, but because this has been a summer full of opportunities to remind myself that joy transcends circumstance. My season started with getting a gum graft along all of my lower teeth in June, and it ended with most of my home state of Oregon covered in hazardous smoke from raging forest fires that are finally being doused with rain. But my joy was not in my gums or the air quality, thank goodness! I was grateful when I could chew again, and I looked for a way to support Oregon’s valiant firefighters.

Gratitude and action are my solutions to such seasons. So I thought I’d share a bit of both—celebrating a few points of goodness: past, present, and future.

Past: La Via Poetica 

Two years ago, I traveled to Chile to visit the three former homes of poet Pablo Neruda. I wrote about how a poem was born on that pilgrimage. In August, I was delighted to have the essay published in Hidden Compass. Thanks again to the wonderful editors!

A few lines from activist-poet Neruda himself:

We need to sit on the rim
of the well of darkness
and fish for fallen light
with patience
.

The Honeylicker Angel by Anna Elkins

The Honeylicker Angel: Second Edition

Today, I’m happy to announce the second edition of my novel, The Honeylicker Angel—spiffy new cover and all. As Kirkus Reviews wrote, it is “the nuanced story of a woman who finally sets out to face her fears and maybe—just maybe—reach for her dreams, too.” And since so many people’s dreams were affected by the wildfires this year, I’m donating profits from the book’s sales this first month of its second edition to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Future

And in addition to gratitude and action, there is anticipation. Want something to look forward to? Deep Travel Workshops is thrilled to announce writing retreats to Mexico, Spain, and Morocco in the winter/spring lineup for 2018:

The Art of Tranquilo
January 2-7: Tim Cahill in Yelapa, Mexico
January 11-17: Dot Fisher-Smith in Yelapa, Mexico
Enjoy this car-free paradiso on the Bay of Banderas where you stay in open-air casitas…

In Search of Duende
March 11-17: Erin Byrne in Granada Spain
Practice flamenco, savor paella, and dive into Lorca’s theory of duende while staying in swanky caves…

The Art of Adventure
March 22-29: Larry Habegger in Fez & Moulay Idriss, Morocco
Explore both the lively byways of ancient medinas and the centered peace of a zellij fountain in the courtyard of your riad

Want more info on any of the trips? Visit DeepTravelWorkshops.com
Want to register? Email [email protected].

Good things are in store!

I’ll close with another line from Neruda: “Every day you play with the light of the universe.”

Here’s to playing with light,

Anna

UPCOMING

Here are some events & workshops on the horizon (more info for each on the events page of my website):

Vignettes in the Vineyard: A writing workshop, 13 October 2017, 2-4 pm at Red Lily Vineyards (Jacksonville, OR) Limited spots…email me to register:[email protected]

The Pilgrimage of Poetry at the Writer’s Forum, 21 October 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm (Redding, CA) More info here.

Eyes of the Heart: Prophetic Art Workshop at CCFC (Crescent City, CA). Register here.

Winter Blessings: Paintings by Anna Elkins at Weisinger’s Family Winery (Ashland, OR) Reception on First Friday, 3 November 2017, 5-7 pm. Enter a drawing to win a free painting! Paintings will be up through December 28.

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Classes at the Grants Pass Museum of Art! Fall 2017

Art Classes for Adults!

Anatomy & Structure of the Face

with Bobbi Baldwin
Friday, Oct. 13, 9 am – 4 pm
You will learn from a hands-on demo and lecture by Bobbi Baldwin, who has taught this same lesson to plastic surgeons. The morning will be an in depth study of how to think about the anatomy and structure of the face in simple terms of physiology and drawing skills. Bobbi puts this lecture into common sense terms, teaching you how to think about the structure, measure, shape, and shadow in ways that you haven’t thought to do previously. The afternoon will be for you to practice what you have learned. It is a must, for all who paint or draw. You don’t want to miss this.
$85 for workshop
Optional lunch purchase for $10

Paint Like Henri Matisse

with Kristen O’Neill
Saturday, October 14
1-4 pm
  •  All materials provided
  •  Leave with an acrylic painting
  •  Learn about Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and Matisse
  •  Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills
  •  Have a fun afternoon!
  •  All skill levels are welcome
$30 per person, includes all materials

Advent Boxes

with Georganne Anderson

Introduction:
Saturday, October 14 10:30 – Noon
Decorating the box:
Friday, October 20 10:30 – 4:30
  • Includes Lunch
Saturday, October 21 10:30 -4:30
  • Includes Lunch
All materials will be supplied EXCEPT your own personal touches.
You can create almost any theme from Disney to Dickens.
This treasure will be something your family will keep for generations.
$165 per person

Needlefelting:

Witches & Pumpkins

with Corbin Brashear
Saturday, Oct 28
12:30 – 3:30 pm
Come and learn the fundamentals of needlefelting as we create these whimsical witches and pumpkins. Perfect for seasonal decorating, waldorf nature table, or just plain fun. This fun and easy fiber arts workshop will explore the techniques and materials of needlefelting, a dry method of felting which uses a special needle, loose wool and a foam surface to create 3 dimensional sculptures. This class is perfect for learning the basic fundamentals and will well prepare you for future fiber adventures. Open to all levels, adults and kids ages 8 and up.
$45, includes all supplies.

Paint Like Edvard Munch

with Kristen O’Neill
Saturday, Nov. 4
1 – 4 pm
  • Leave with an acrylic painting.
  • Learn about Munch and his influence on Expressionism
  • Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills
  • Paint any Munch painting you wish.
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
$30 per person, includes all materials.

How to Paint Snow

with Kristen O’Neill
Saturday, Dec 2
1 – 4 pm
  • All materials provided
  • Create your own painting of a winter scene
  • Learn about color theory (warm & cool colors)
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
$30 per person, includes all materials.
Art Journaling:  Recipe for a  Perfect Holiday   with Karen O'Brien

Art Journaling:

Recipe for a

Perfect Holiday

with Karen O’Brien
Saturday, Dec 16
10 am – 1 pm
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 in class focusing on the holiday season.
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 per person. Includes some materials. (List on website)

RGAC Fall 2017 Catalogue and New Exhibits

 October                        3 2017 artblast Alx Fox    
Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox

NEW EXHIBIT! 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind:

Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton,
Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

September 29 – November 10, 2017

Johnson Keith Landscape                  in Transformation and Balance

Keith Johnson, Landscape in Transformation and Balance,

Reception: Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artists explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson creates artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

The Fall catalog is out! Also see our Fall classes our website!
Adult Classes and Youth Classes

ADULTS

Instructor Alx Fox’s paintings are currently in our main gallery exhibit!

Intuitive Abstracts with Alx Fox
Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, 10am-2pm
Acrylic – All skill levels are welcome.
Loosen up and have a painting adventure. Join award winning painter and instructor Alx Fox for an exciting workshop that will bring freshness to your art. Create a more vibrant and exciting painting as Alx teaches various blending techniques and use of materials that will add texture and interest to your art. Use outside the box tools and techniques. Learn layering and imbedding methods to create interesting effects.
Register Here >>

Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions, Uninstructed life drawing
Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 6-8:30pm
Drop-in Tuesday evenings for two and a half hours of moderated uninstructed life drawing sessions in the Rogue Studio.
Register Here >>

YOUTH

Young Artists’ Studio ages 7-11 with Jenny Calaba
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18,25, November 1,8, 3:30-5pm
In this exciting workshop young artists will get their hands in clay, explore printmaking, create colorful mosaics, and much more!
Register Here >>

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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

A Invitation from Silvia Trujillo to Paint en Plein Air!

Lupines & Poppies by plein air painter Silvia Trujillo

Hello there artist friends,

 Now that summer is coming to an end, here’s a chance to sharpen your painting skills and enjoy the remaining warmth before Fall and Winter set in. Hosted by the Rogue Gallery, a workshop in plein air painting is being offered for beginners to advanced artists who would like to learn more about atmospheric perspective, how light effects color, and how to compare values for accuracy. We will be painting Table Rock and Rogue River at a location near Tou Velle Park in Medford on Sat, Sept 23 from 10am -4pm. I promise a fun and informative time for all… join us if you can ;)

 Also coming up is a plein air workshop hosted by The Lassen Art Center in Shingletown, CA. This location is at the base of Lassen National Park which is a great place to visit during the Fall season for sight seeing, hiking, and just relaxing.The date is set for Oct 21 &22, and if weather permits painting will be conducted outdoors to capture the Fall scenery. In case of rain we can paint indoors while looking out at the lovely grounds of the center.

 I know for many of you in the Rogue Valley it’s been one long, smoky summer. Personally I was unable to get out to paint on location as much as I would’ve liked so now that the smoke has cleared I’m planning on making up for lost opportunities. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join either of these workshops or would like to set up a private session or two.

Wishing you well,

silvia

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal's Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal’s Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo