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Update from Silvia Trujillo

Although we need rain desperately, I have been taking advantage of the dry weather by doing lots of plein air work. Several students and I have discovered new places to paint, and have had lots of fun doing it! Consider joining us while the warm weather lasts. It’s really not that difficult, and it is a great way to loosen up if you’ve been feeling like your paintings seem kind of tight lately.
 The ongoing classes I’m offering (Wednesdays from 2–4pm) at Scrappy Craft are going well. There is a core group of artists who attend classes regularly, each working individually and coming up with some intriguing paintings. Plus, Scrappy Craft offers a discount to students who attend classes there. I must say, I’m super impressed with the extensive inventory of “top brand” art supplies; and all at comparable pricing to the big box stores! Come on over and check it out. I have room for more students in this space. It’s a large, well lit classroom – $30 drop-in, or 4 classes/ $100.
Since classes are ongoing, you may start at any time, and complete a 4 class series within a 6 week time frame. *We will not be meeting 11/27, 12/25, or 1/1
Best wishes to all,
Silvia

Your Approach – Draw Or Paint First?

Approach: Painted Intuitively

What Is Your Approach?

One of my nieces recently asked me the following question (and I paraphrase): “Do you draw the subject first or rather, do you paint first?”  The question was addressing how one approaches watercolor painting in particular.

Easy Answer, Or Is It?

My immediate answer was that my approach is to draw first.  And, that is what I usually do because it suits my way of working with watercolor.

Approach: Draw First
An example of drawing first.

It Is About How You Solve Composition Problems.

To clarify, what we are talking about here is drawing out the composition on your watercolor paper, then painting over top of the drawing.  Or, the other option, painting first and working out the composition as you go.

And, to reiterate, it is generally my practice to draw out major portions of my design before I start painting.

Trying A Different Start Can Enhance Skills.

However, that doesn’t mean that I am against the “just go for it” approach.  That is, painting without an under-drawing or plan.  Besides being fun and challenging, you see, sometimes one needs to do things differently.  Painting first and composing as you go can stretch your skills.  For one thing, you might have to focus intently on what you’re doing in order for the composition to work.

So, from time to time, I have experimented with the more intuitive, un-planned approach to watercolor painting.

Risk Of Failure.

However, I discovered that I have to be prepared for the “failures”.  That is, the paintings that I can not resolve and therefore never finish.   And that is because transparent watercolor paint offers few options for corrections.  So, at least for me, a successful intuitive painting is a challenge.  To put it another way, the difference between the sublime success and stunning not-so-good painting can be a small mis-judgement.

Example Of Artist Who Paints First.

I once took a workshop with the artist and experimental watercolor painter Barbara Nechis.  To explain, I was and still am intrigued by her paintings.  Her approach seems intuitive and natural.  But, and this is the big point for me, she has had years of experience.  And, it was she who helped me understand that you need to be prepared for the failures.

Approach: Paint First
Example of a “just go for it” watercolor painting.

“Bad Paintings” Are Part Of Learning.

On the other hand, one could state that failures are how we learn and a regular part of painting.  As such, I like to remind myself that one has to get through the “bad” ones to get to the successful paintings.   And, that is true for those of us who pre-plan and draw as well as for those of us who just go for it with the paint.

The Answer?  Yes.

So, back to the original question, how ought one start a watercolor painting?  Should one draw first (preplan) or paint first?  Hmmm, the more I think about it, the more my answer is, “Yes!” And “if you want to and it depends on you”.  Also, why not try both approaches?

About the Paintings.

I selected to watercolor paintings that I created in the same year: 2007.  “Rocket Flowers” I pre-planned and drew the layout of the painting first.  Then, I continued with the watercolor paint.  However, the approach for “November Chapel” was done without a preplanning or an underdrawing.

 

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Do you like croissants? In Paris? 💌🐩

Carpe Diem Papers News!

November at home….but April in Paris?

I hope this finds you very well and enjoying the season. It’s been a particularly beautiful autumn here in southern Oregon. Before the holiday hustle really takes hold…imagine this.

Springtime in Paris. Specifically, April 4-10 2020…in Paris. Cafés, museums, galleries, boat ride along the Seine, eclectic Parisian shops, French food, vintage book stalls, cafés , la patisserie, staying in the Marais and…painting your journey as you go. Sound merveilleux? My friends at Deep Travel Workshops are hosting this unique one week trip next April. My role in this incredible journey? Art instructor, guide, painting enthusiast, cheerleader and all round biggest fan of giving yourself this gift of art, time, creativity and community.

The itinerary is taking shape, the group is small and we are so excited to share this trip!

Tell me more s’il vous plaît….?

During our week together we will be staying in the central and stylish Marais District. This area is perfectly located for walking, meandering, shopping, dining in local restaurants, sipping coffee in croissant filled cafés, has easy access to museums, galleries and parks….providing visual eye candy for our iphone photos that will inspire our daily painting in either sketchbooks, watercolor postcards, envelopes or whatever strikes your fancy. We will paint in the mornings, explore in the afternoons, reconvene in the evening for delicious meals and more creativity if you’re feeling inspired.

Christina and Anna, founders of Deep Travel Workshops, have taken groups around the world on art and writing tours and are experienced travelers, guides, sense of humorians and lovely people. You are in good hands.
I am your art guide. Painting, art supplies, sketching, anything at all around visually documenting this journey. We’ll be using gouache and/or watercolor on this trip (easy, portable, great results perfect for all levels. No experience necessary!) Please email me if you have any art supply questions.

The preview mini guide is here with details, cost, dates and more.

Looking for an original Paris painting?

“Jardin du Luxembourg” 24×30″ in oil on gallery canvas is available at Watson Kennedy Fine Home in Seattle, WA.

This and several companion pieces are on display at the First Street downtown location.

(They ship!)

Celebrate the Season!

Looking for smaller original artwork perfect for holiday keepsakes, table decor or gift giving? These Fancy Champagne Paintings were quite a hit last year so we’ve brought them back! ElizabethW Carmel has a large assortment of labels, bottles, Rosé and more. Email Kelly for inquiries and shipping. They are 5×7″ on 1.5″ gallery canvas. 
À votre santé!

Art imitating life….imitating art. 

If the Parisian artist’s life is calling you…perhaps this piece “Café Life” has your name on it? Available at elizabethW Carmel.

“Café Life”
16×20″
Acrylic on gallery canvas, painted sides and ready to hang.

Email Kelly for inquiries.

Oil? Acrylic? Gouache?

One of my most frequently asked questions is…what kind of paint do you use? Different paintings and projects, different mediums. Most of my paintings are acrylic or oil, the former being very manageable, easier to learn and fast drying. The latter because…the total opposite and therefore a fun challenge. And that dreamy buttery texture of oils is hard to beat. Gouache (rhymes with squash) is loosely described as somewhere between watercolors and acrylic. It’s opaque and easy to use like acrylic but it is rewetting so is desirable for traveling, mixing a custom palette in pans or for illustrations. I use gouache for hand painted envelopes, illustration projects and sketchbooks. (It is the perfect medium for loose illustrative Paris painting!)

New Greeting Cards!

This fall I launched twelve new greeting cards. Available at retail shops throughout the country or if you have a specifc favorite or want to see whole assortment, check them out here.

I love snail mail. Sending a thinking about you note in the mail feels so good, for sender and receiver! xo

Paintalopes!
The obsession continues. Black envelopes. Check. New Paris inspired greeting card launch to pop inside? Check. Great postage stamps and white pen? Check check.

See you in the mailbox! xo

Thank you for reading and following the latest Carpe Diem news and collaboration with Deep Travel Workshops. If you know someone who might want to read this newsletter, carry greeting cards in their shop or attend our Paris Workshop, I would be most grateful if you passed this along.

Merci beaucoup!

Mindy xo
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Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk, November 1st 2019 from 5 to 8 pm

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities! 

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, November 1st from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Venture further to explore out-skirting galleries!  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation! 

Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk, November 1st 2019 from 5 to 8 pm

November Spotlight Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery

“Color Notes” oil painting on linen by Jenay Elder

Artist Jenay Elder resides in Southern Oregon. Her impressionistic oil paintings are known for their textured notes of color, representational quality and their sensitive subject matter. Jenay sold her first Monet inspired, impressionistic landscape online at the age of fifteen in 2001 and has been making and selling art ever since. Her artwork can be found in regional gallery shows and plein air events as well as in private collections around the world. She is a recent recipient of the Haines Foundation grant and has participated in numerous paint outs and shows, including the UVAA 30 under 30 exhibit. Jenay is also an artist member of Oil Painters of America and Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters associations. 

Live music of First Friday will be provided by “Sidewalk Café.”  The trio – Beth Martin, violinist and singer, Craig Martin, guitarist, and Todd Ragland, fretless bassist play swing, Gypsy jazz and bossa nova.

Jenay Elder, “Reset on Harris Beach" oil on linen

Jenay Elder, “Reset on Harris Beach” oil on linen

Ashland Natural Medicine

“Dream Garden” paintings by Linda Kehoe


Lindy Kehoe paints from a pure place of imagination. Nothing obstructs her vision. She weaves in magical themes of storytelling about nature, animals, Mother Earth, music, dance, childhood, mystical, unconsciousness, joy, divinity, feminine, masculine, peace and prayer just to name a few…

Lindy writes, “My work is inspired by serendipity, a momentary feeling of interconnected magic, that often feels like a dream.  I am motivated to create images that bring peaceful energy to the viewer, a place of remembrance, a place of innocence. The Oracular tendency keeps me fascinated by the mystical process.”

Lindy Kehoe, “Durgalina,” mixed media painting

Lindy Kehoe, “Durgalina,” mixed media painting

Studio 151

Guest Artist Rob Jaffe, photography

November’s First Friday at the studio features a joint show of mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York and works by guest artist, photographer, Rob Jaffe.

In the words of one of his admirers: “Robert Jaffe’s lens and eye are a gateway to a realm of transcendence. The scope of his work ranges from the close-up to expansive vistas. Whether his photographs are the astonishing insides of a raspberry or a full moon over Mount Shasta, you feel that perhaps you are experiencing these worldly wonders for the first time. Jaffe combines his consummate technical skill with the poetry of his vision. The camera captures reality, but Jaffe transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. His work takes you to unforgettable moments and locations – a dove ascending from a monastery’s ledge in Assisi, Italy, or the Oregon Coast – filled with luminous rock and the calligraphic underbelly of driftwood.

Jaffe’s photographs remind me of a line from Rumi: “We are tasting the taste, this minute of eternity.” The viewer will leave Jaffe’s exhibition, with that experience.” ~Rebecca Gabriel

The studio will be open on First Friday from 5-8.  www.robjaffe.com

Ashland Property Management

“Aileron Flares” New & recent works by Jarrett Rex Davidson


Jarrett Rex Davidson is a Southern Oregonian who has returned to paint and teach art practices.  His works are amalgamations of memory and folklore that result in grand depictions of cultural iconography.  Standing before his paintings, the viewer senses an accumulated vocabulary of imagery reflected by life encounters in the Northwest, as well as travels in Mexico and Italy.  Informed by traditions of biological illustration, religious art and pop culture, Davidson navigates depictions of intersecting myths and symbolic narratives.

With a vita that includes a Bachelors of Studio Art from Southern Oregon University, Davidson was the Art Technician for the Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, Laura Russo Gallery in Portland and Art Handler for Connect Art International in San Francisco. In addition to painting, Davidson is currently gaining his Master of Arts in Teaching at Southern.  He is presently working with Ashland Middle School students on an exhibit of artwork that will be displayed at the Ashland Public Library for a Dia de los Muertos celebration from October 28th into November.

Selected pieces of the First Friday Reception at Ashland Property Management will be on sale with 100% proceeds going to The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.

Jarrett Rex Davidson, “Aileron Flares” watercolor on paper

Jarrett Rex Davidson, “Aileron Flares” watercolor on paper

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the November Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

 

Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

Remember Me – It’s About Blogging & Leaving Talent OR

Remember: Talent Railroad Depot

Yes, do you remember me?

Remember Me? From the blog login page

Remember Me.

As I logged into my website in preparation to write this blog post, I noticed the small remark at the bottom of the page.  It read “Remember Me”.   Though the statement was about my password, it made me wonder, will you remember me?

 

Blog Slow Down.

This past year has not been one of my better blogging years.  As I remember, things were slow to begin with and, then, I  practically stopped writing for the month of August and September.  Not surprising, these two months coincide with our move.  That is to say, my husband and I have left Talent, OR and moved to Ilwaco, WA.

Hard Getting Started Again.

I thought that when we moved into our new place, it would be easy to pick up the keyboard and start blogging again.  Silly me; there is a lot of work to setting up a household.  And, my studio space, for example, is only about a third of the way unpacked.  I do have my drawing table unpacked.  Pencil and paper are always at the ready, so things are looking up.

All that being said, I have wanted to start writing again.  Here we go then and, I do hope that you remember me.

Farewell Talent, Oregon.

So, I’d like to say a fond farewell to Talent, OR.  I thoroughly enjoyed our seven years there.  And, while there, I did some sketches of some of the places around town.  I have included a few just for fun.

Rail Depot.

One of my favorite buildings in town is the old rail depot.  I did a few sketches and here is my favorite watercolor and ink version.  The forward part of the building as space for a cafe.  Currently, it is the home of “Sweet Beet Station”.

Remembering Talent Rail Depot

“Funky Fashions”.

The old building that used to be the home of “Funky Fashions” is also a favorite.  “Funky Fashions” was owned by our neighbor when we moved in to Talent back in 2012.  Since then it has changed businesses a couple of times.  Now, it’s the home of “Biscuits and Vinyl”.

Remember Funky Fashions

“Downtowne Coffee”

One business that did not change while we were there was “Downtowne Coffee”.  It is situated in what was once a gasoline station.  I recommend the espresso at “Downtowne Coffee”; it tastes so good!

Remember Talent OR

Gas Station.

Come to think of it, I did do a sketch of one of the gas stations that is still a gas station.  The employees were nice and this is one of my favorites.

Remember Talent: 76 Gas Station

Fond Memories.

I will remember Talent and the people who live there with fondness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Living Large on Little: Part 3

And one more installation from my forthcoming mini book: Living Large on Little: How to See the Invitation in Limitation. This vignette is from the section on patience….

When I taught high school on a tiny, Micronesian island, far, far away, I learned to make weekends sacred. I tried to get out and enjoy the ocean, which was my favorite thing to do there. 

One Saturday morning, I stopped at the local outdoor market and bought a coconut to take to Wings Beach. With any luck, I’d have that northern nook of the island to myself. It was an  unprotected beach, as in: no coral reef to create a lagoon and keep the sharks out. I was always a bit afraid of swimming in those waters, and I would force myself to do it.

My car lurched down the pocked, coral road, and I arrived to—delight!—a deserted beach. 

I laid out my sarong on the sand and sipped the coconut juice through the straw sticking from the hole that the man at the market had machete’d open for me. When I finished the juice, I thought: I want to eat the coconut meat inside. But this was the entire coconut—thick, green outer casing and all.

Limitation: I had no machete. 

Invitation: How else can I open it?

I will not admit how long it took me to break that thing open. It involved much hefting and not a few rounds of bashing against rocks. I’m glad there were no witnesses but the coconut crabs, scuttling for cover. 

When I finally heard that shell crack in half, I felt an ancient thrill that no modern equipment of convenience can give. 

I sat on my sarong and scooped out the coconut meat. I ate it with revelry, facing the sea and sky in their many hues of blue. 

When I had scraped out the last of the sweet fruit, I stacked the two shells and ran my hands through the sand—sand that had once been stone or coral and was now soft enough to comfortably sit on. 

So much is worth waiting for. 

Sometimes, that waiting is passive, but many times, it’s a muscle’d waiting, filled with sweat and repetition like the tides. Or the sound of continuous thudding of coconut on stone. 

PS: The official book launch is November 9 at The Miners’ Bazaar in Jacksonville, Oregon, from 5-7 PM.  More info here. 

Get Your Tickets for RGAC’s 2019 Auction and Fundraiser and See New Art

October 9 artblast Stefan Wolf
Detail of Home Invasion, woodblock print by Stefan Wolf
NEW EXHIBIT BEGINNING FRIDAY
IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Deep Impressions:
Handmade Prints by Stefan Wolf

October 11 – November 22, 2019

Wolf Stefan_Parable_Rich Fool

Reception: Friday, October 18, 5:30-8:00 pm

Stefan Wolf demonstrates his passion for relief printing with his striking hand carved linoleum and woodblock prints. His work reflects on universal themes inspired by orthodox Christianity and Western tradition.
TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKETS!
Front Save the Date 2019 auction Roman HolidayThe annual auction is our most important fundraiser of the year.
Please join us.

Rogue Valley Country Club
2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford
5:00 p.m.
Evening includes silent auction, cocktail hour, dinner,
live auction, and live music by “Band du Pays Swing”

Dinner Menu
Mixed Greens Salad with Assorted Toppings and Dressings
Artisan Bread Rolls
Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
(Vegetarian) Pasta Salad
Seasonal Vegetables
Herb Roasted Petite Pearl Potatoes
Chicken Chasseur
Gluten Free Spinach Florentine Ravioli
Chocolate Mousse Parfait
New York Style Cheesecake
Roxy Ann Claret and Pinot Gris Wine

Tickets $65 per person

Purchase tickets HERE>>

UPCOMING CLASSES IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

Rogue Studio Figure Drawing Sessions
All media welcome
All skill levels welcome
Six Sessions, Fall Series: Tuesdays, October 15–November 19, 6 pm–8:30 pm

Six Tuesday evenings for 2 1/2 hours of moderated, uninstructed figure drawing sessions with a live model in the Rogue Studio. Adults 18 years and older from beginning to advanced levels are welcome. The sessions will include short gestures and longer, sustained poses. Students must provide their own drawing materials. Drawing boards, worktables and easels are available for use.
$45 FOR THE SIX SESSION SERIES, $15 PER SESSION
Register Here >>

Figure Painting with Ilene Gienger-Stanfield
All skill levels welcome
Oil or pastel media
Friday-Sunday, October 25–27,
9 am–4 pm

The human figure is an elegant and detailed subject. In this workshop Ilene gives you the tools to successfully address the figure, including fundamentals of drawing, value, edges, and color theory. Using live models and photo references, she will help students with their individual goals and challenges.
MEMBERS $300,
NON-MEMBERS $325
 Materials List
Register Here >>

Woodblock Print Making:
Traditional and Modern Methods with Walt Padgett
All skill levels welcome
Woodblock Print Making
Optional after class
open studio 3 pm–5 pm
4 Sessions, Thursdays,
October 24–November 14, 11 am–3 pm

Japanese woodblock prints have been created for centuries to capture a variety of subject matter. Using influences from cultures of the West and the East this class will explore various techniques for creating timeless woodblock prints. Learn a variety of methods to streamline and simplify centuries-old, time-proven, traditional Japanese techniques with world-class printmaker Walt Padgett.
MEMBERS $275, NON-MEMBERS $300 Materials List
Register Here >>

CALLS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Habitat ReStores is looking for artists interested in volunteering their skills in designing beautiful designs and painting on their walls, floors, and windows. Contact Alex Jones, ReStore Director at (571) 773-9095 or [email protected]

Habitat ReStores is also taking donation of donations of artwork and furniture.

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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 third Friday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Northwest Mystics 2019: Women of the PNW

Northwest Mystics 2019: Women of the PNW ​presents over 20 women artists for a representation of power found in the feminine mystique and, ultimately, communicates an inspired message that will leave viewers uplifted, hopeful, and with a little joy in their heart.

Center on Contemporary Art Northwest Mystics 2019

From December 5 through 21, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents, “Northwest Mystics 2019: Women of the PNW.” CoCA will wrap up their 2019 year of amplifying the voices of women and femme-identified artists with an exhibition, not only of women, but also works from select CoCA members. A 2019 Mayor’s Arts Award recipient, CoCA has been an artistic staple in Seattle since 1981 and continues to challenge the status quo while exploring cultural assumptions and highlighting the essential role of art in a global conversation.

“Northwest Mystics 2019: Women of the PNW” will include a wide variety of artists from different backgrounds to include a musical performance, sculpture, painting, and video, as well as lighted animatronic motion-sensitive “flowers” by Sena Clara Creston that engage directly with visitors. Additional artists in the show include Amina Maya, Anya Gudimova, Aramis Hamer, Babs Fulton, Cathy Sarkowsky, Christy Bailey, Eliaichi Kimaro, Jenny Jun Smith, ​Jocelyn Beausire, ​Kree Arvanitas, KT Hancock, Michelle Friars, Minhi Wimplempeck, Ouija Boob, Polly Purvis, Sandi Bransford, Sonya Stockton, Shima Star, ST Rivera, Vian Nguyen, and Victoria Raymond.

This show is inspired in part by the life and work of gallery owner and catalyst for the Northwest School, Zoë Dusanne as she celebrated the ingenuity and unflappable spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Her life, work and dedication to creating and holding space for contemporary art is one that CoCA deeply identifies with. Dusanne was also a trailblazer of her time as the first African-American woman to open her own gallery, a working single mother and, along with her parents, a founding member of the Seattle chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In 1947, Dusanne built a home in Seattle specifically designed to double as an art space, which she opened to the public in November 1950. Dusanne’s persistence and dedication to presenting artists, who would later be known as the “mystical” painters from Northwest School, resulted in a feature in ​Life ​magazine in 1953 and propelled the Northwest School to national prominence. Unfortunately in 1958, her home and gallery were demolished in order to accommodate the construction of I-5—something Seattleites can still relate to today.

CoCA’s nod to the Northwest School’s history is visible in landscapes such as one with a twist by Jenny Jun Smith or nature-inspired abstracts with a dark misty palette by Cathy Sarkowsky. In contrast to the Northwest School artists, this show displays a visceral sensuality and playfulness of the feminine mystique. Some works speak directly to the current social climate, such as ST Rivera’s ink on paper piece titled “Machismo;” Vian Nguyen’s oil painting, “Torn;” and Victoria Raymond’s 3D mixed media collage, “Grit.” “Northwest Mystics 2019: Women of the PNW” is a visual representation of the beautiful struggle of the feminine and, ultimately, communicates an inspired message that will leave viewers uplifted, hopeful, and with a little joy in their heart.

 

Exhibition Runs December 5 – 21, 2019.
Opening Reception, on December 5, 2019, 6-9pm, part of Pioneer Square Art Walk and includes a musical performance by Ouija Boob at 7:30pm.
All events at CoCA in Pioneer Square: 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, 98104
More info: ​cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/northwest-mystics-2019

Dive Into Another Watercolor Odyssey with Katrina Meister & Central Art!

Dive Into Another Watercolor Odyssey with Katrina Meister & Central Art!
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Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series “Autumn Pears”

with Katrina Meister

 

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Where: Central Art

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Fee: $45 – Supplies are included

*Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Payment is required at time of registration.

 

Katrina has teamed up with Central Art to create the Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series!

Each class is focused on supplies or techniques, all materials are included in the cost of the class, and you will have some to take home to continue on your own!

For our next installment, we will be drawing and painting Pears using Daniel Smith Primatek paints to create wonderful granulation effects.

 

Call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art to register!

 

To see more of Katrina’s work, visit www.katrinascards.com

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Adult Art Classes at GPMA October, November, December 2019

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We now have two levels of pricing for classes.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all adult art classes.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

Elements of Art – Texture, Form, & Shape

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, October 12

1 – 4 pm

Part of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
We will explore texture and how it creates the quality of an object, how form is created in 2D & 3D artworks, and how artworks have used shape.
Class includes:
  •  An art history exploration of works that focused on texture, form, and shape.
  • Art projects to explore all three: texture, form, & shape.
  • Looking at art in person and applying what we have learned.
$30/Members,
$35/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

Folk Art Dolls
with Karen O’Brien
Saturday, October 19
1 – 4 pm
In this workshop you will learn primitive doll making techniques to create a simple doll. Karen will share her mixed media tips and techniques to create amazing, whimsical faces using a variety of media. In this class you will make a simple “stump” doll. The term “stump doll” refers to an early design made from a single continuous shape, often without arms or legs with stitched or drawn features. She will provide a pre-sewn “body,” so you can forgo sewing machines and cover each step in creating your doll. You will cover pattern design, hand sewing, antiquing, clothing, drawing the face and options for adding “ears” for a black cat? – Halloween is just around the corner! No painting or sewing experience is required. This class is for all skill levels.
$35/Members
$40/Non-Members
All supplies included

Mini Books

with Cindy Hernandez

Saturday, October 26

1 -4 pm

Students will create a mini-book and will also receive supplies to make an additional book. These mini-books are ideal for sketchbooks and are made with watercolor paper.
$45/Members
$50/Non-Members
All supplies included

Needlefelting Birds

with Corbin Brashear

Saturday, November 2

12:30 – 4 pm

Needlefelting is a fun way to create small, soft sculptures out of wool. Corbin will teach you how to create the body shape, then add lots of exciting details. They always come out great. No experience is necessary. All the supplies are provided.
$40/Members
$45/Non-Members
All supplies included

Get Social Media Fit!

with Kelli Matthews

Friday, November 8

1 – 5 pm

Join us for an interaction workshop to build your social media muscles! Building healthy social media for your business or non-profit doesn’t have to take a lot of time. With a good plan, a practical calendar, and some simple tools, you can be social media fit in 10 minutes a day (or less). Learn how!
Kelli Matthews, Sr. Instructor, University of Oregon & Managing Director, Verve Northwest Communications
Kelli has worked in public relations for nearly two decades. She’s a strategic communications professional with extensive experience providing counsel, researching, planning, implementing and evaluating communication initiatives. Her 15 years of teaching experience at the University of Oregon keeps her on the cutting edge of research and practice. Particular areas of focus include: digital strategy, media relations and crisis communications.
$50/Everyone
$40/Non-Profits
All supplies included

Origami Card Holders

with Linda Dunn

Saturday, November 9

1 -4 pm

Join fabric artist Linda Dunn for a fun filled afternoon learning how to dress up those holiday gift cards with origami card holders using both paper and fabric variations…no sewing required!
Class instruction will walk you through the entire process from paper/fabric selection & preparation to simple origami construction and finally creative embellishing ideas for that artistic touch. The fabric cards holders are very durable, suitable for everyday use and are perfect for credit cards/store cards and business cards.
Class fee includes all material and supplies to complete 2 paper card holders plus 1 fabric card holder. Additional prepared fabric may be available for purchase.
$25/Members
$30/Non-Members
All supplies included

Elements of Art – Space, Balance, & Composition

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, November 23

1 – 4 pm

How do artists create space, and use balance and composition in their artwork?
Class includes:
  • An art history exploration of works that focused on space, balance, & composition
  •  Art projects to explore all three: space, balance, composition
  • Techniques for problem solving works in progress (you can bring in your own work in progress if you want)
  • Looking at art in person, with a focus of applying what we have learned.
$30/Members
$35/Non-Members
All supplies included

Origami Fabric Boxes

with Linda Dunn

Thursday, Dec. 5

1 – 4 pm

Fabric artist Linda Dunn returns for another fun filled afternoon creating fabric origami boxes…no sewing required! This class will feature holiday themed boxes which are perfect for gift giving, stowing away small treasures or display as a unique decorating accent.
Class instruction will walk you through the entire process from fabric selection & preparation to simple box construction progressing to more complex variations and finally creative embellishing ideas for that artistic touch.
Class fee includes all material and supplies to complete paper “mock ups” plus 1 fabric box.
Additional prepared fabric sets will be available for purchase.
$35/Members
$40/Non-Members
All supplies included

Elements of Art – Emphasis & Movement

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, December 7

1 – 4 pm

Final class of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
Emphasis and movement can be key elements of art that help create interest and drama. Explore this concept in an art history presentation and learn how to:
  • Create a strong center of interest or focal point
  • Move the viewers eye through a piece in the way
  • Explore the illusion of action
  • Create a suspenseful moment and how to have use tension in your composition.
  • How to use emphasis and movement to finalize an artwork.
$30/Members
$35/Non-Members
All supplies included

All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected].
Thank you for supporting the arts!

Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528