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**HURRY! These Workshops Are Filling Up FAST!!!**

 

Discover Something NEW & Colorful ONLY at Central Art!

 

During the month of August, we’re offering three unique hands-on opportunities to immerse yourself in an art form you may have never before tried! Are you excited?

Location: Central Art, 101 N. Central in Downtown Medford.

 

Tuesday, 8/8SPOTS FULL “Go With The Flow: Pouring with Acrylics”

1:00pm – 3:30pm Fee: $5

 

Saturday, 8/19SPOTS AVAILABLE “Pet Rocks & Posca Pens/Rock Swap”

1:00pm – 3:30pm Fee: $5

 

Tuesday, 8/22 –  SPOTS AVAILABLE “Marbling Mayhem!”

1:00pm – 3:30pm Fee: $5

 

Pre-registration required for mini workshops. Payment reserves your spot.

Seats are limited to 12 per workshop.

Call 541-773-1444 and pay by phone or stop in to Central Art to register.

 

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FREE Coloring Event at Central Art Supply

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When: Friday July 21, 2017 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Central Art Supply  101 N. Central Avenue, Medford

 

 

Chickadee Creative Coloring, a Medford-based adult coloring book publisher, presents a

FREE Coloring Event  for its three publications:

Amazing Animals Coloring Book for Adults, Creatures of the Deep Coloring Book for Adults, and Wild Women Adult Coloring Book.

 

Each of the three 24-page books contains hand-drawn illustrations by talented Southern Oregon student artists.

 

There are a lot of benefits of coloring for adults and teens, which include activating both sides of the brain (logic and creativity) and reducing stress and anxiety, and it can be a perfect therapy for patients battling an illness or disease. Plus, it is just plain fun!

 

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon coloring your worries away! Pages from each book along with colored pencils to use for this event will be supplied by Chickadee Creative Coloring.

 

Event limited to a maximum of 20 attendees.

To pre-register, visit or call Central Art Supply, located at:

101 N. Central Ave. in Downtown Medford

Phone: (541) 773-1444

www.chickadeecreativecoloring.com

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4th of July Sale and FREE Summer Art Event at Natural Earth Paint!

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Join Us for Our FREE Summer Event!

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Happy Fourth of July from your Earth Paint Team!

Sidewalk Sale at Central Art Supply

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Shhh! Don’t Tell Dan! (Sidewalk Sale, Fri. & Sat. July 14th & 15th, 2017)
Can you keep a secret? Central Art’s Sidewalk Sale is sneaking up on us this summer (July 14th & 15th), and the deals are gonna be so hot, you’ll want to pack the sunscreen before you go! Whatever you do – Don’t Tell Dan!

Central Art Supply Frame and Canvas Sale

The Truck Load of Frames Returns to Central Art this June!

 

PB & J, Yin and Yang, Batman & Robin. You can’t have one without the other.

 

For 2 DAYS ONLY, Central Art invites you to celebrate

another “dynamic duo”:  Frames & Canvas!

 

Save 20 – 60% off ready made frames

& up to 60% off in-stock canvas!

Plus, the Truck Load is back with enough frames to fill up the classroom!

You know this is gonna be good!

 

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Creativity doesn’t have an on/off switch. Sometimes, right in the middle of a project, we must shift gears to find that elusive bit of inspiration that keeps us going. Stuck on an acrylic painting? Try playing with watercolor! Does your sketchbook have you stumped? Hop into pastels for a few. You can always go back, and you might just discover a new medium in the process!

At Central Art we understand the struggle! Keeping things fresh and shaking it up is what we’re all about, and we love getting our hands on cool new products! We know you do too, so come and check out what’s NEW in the world of art supplies! From incredibly blend-able Chameleon Markers to Speedball Relief Printing Inks, there is something for everyone to discover!

What are you waiting for? Take an artistic leap at Central Art!new pr

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Central Art’s Ann Ebert at SOSA March 27 Meeting

NEW TOYS for ARTISTS!

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists March 27 Meeting will be at the Medford Public Library at 6:30 pm.  We are excited to have Central Art owner Anne Ebert and employees Laura Strazdas and Adam Bunch for our March program again this year. The fact that they have been in business here in Medford for the past thirty-six years is a testament to their importance to local artists. There will be a demo on the use of colored pencil which has recently come into favor.  New products will be shown and there will be time to chat with them regarding all the various products.  The world is quickly changing, and the new products for artists are changing, too.  New Toys for Artists!! Come find out about it.

For more information call BJ at 541 414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 661-609-5837

Central Art's 36th Anniversary Sale now through March 31st, 2017

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Missed the deals at the Extravaganza?

That’s a-ok, Central Art’s 36th Anniversary Sale continues

 

NOW through March 31st, 2017!

 

Click below to visit the Promos page of our website and
get a peek at all of the fantastic savings on the products you love to create with!

VISIT CENTRAL ART!

http://www.centralartsupply.com/central-art-promotions

Pastel Classes with Janis Ellison at Central Art

Small Business Saturday: Shop Small, Paint Small Mini Art Contest Call to Artists: Art Extravaganza at Central Art Supply, Medord, OregonPastel Classes with Janis Ellision - 2017 session

Next Class Session; February 13, 20, 27 and

March 13, 2017

Four Monday sessions 9:30-1:00

125.00

Central Art Supply classroom

Register now 541-218-9788 or

www.janisellison.com

[email protected]

Pastel Painting

How to put the “WOW” into your paintings

Janis Ellison

PSA, IAPS/MC, PSWC, PSO, NPS, PSNM, SPS

Wondering how to achieve that WOW factor in your painting? Try Pastel Classes with Janis Ellison! Whether you are a seasoned painter or new to the pastel medium, you will learn some tips and techniques to take your work to the next level.

February 2017 News - LightGarden Glass Art

February 2017 News – LightGarden Glass Art

Great Things Have Been Going On

at

LightGarden!

 
 
   
 Diane’s cute dragonfly bowl
painted with
Colors for Earth
glass enamels
 
 Barbara’s Beautiful
Flower Petal Bowl
 
 
 
Bill Created a Birch Bowl
For a Christmas Present.
 
 
Don’t let Diane, Barbara and Bill have all the fun.
 
Come in and make something new this week,
or better yet sign up for a class
and learn something new!
 

 

 

 We are one “like” away from  

500 on Facebook!

The next two people to “like”   

LightGarden’s Facebook page  

will receive a

$10 coupon towards their  

next class! 

 

It’s very easy to post to Facebook  

so you get to see a lot more of what goes on in the studio than I can show you on our website.  

click here to visit our page

 

we love “likes, comments and shares” 
on posts too!

 

 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.

 

TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

 
        Please call or email to reserve your space!
 
Fused Glass Dogwood Spoon Rest 

For those who couldn’t make it to the first class, this class has been requested again so I’m offering it as a morning class.

Learn to paint dogwood flowers, leaves and branches on the top layer with glass enamels and then create a complementary watercolor background on a second layer to create depth and interest.

This 10″ x 6″ spoon rest is not only beautiful but a handy accessory for any kitchen.

This class includes all materials and 2 firings.

$40
February 4th
10a-1:30p 
     
 
 
 Painting with Frit

Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers, 96 glass and glass enamels to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.

We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.

All frit, stringers, glass, glass enamels and lunch are included.

Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required

March 4th
10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm

$135

Make a fun project for your spring garden! Learn speedy ways to make lots of tiles from your scrap glass, several techniques for applying mosaics to different surfaces and complete a 10″ bird bath/feeder. Once you finish this class you’ll know how to mosaic almost anything. Several patterns to choose from.

The class fee includes all materials and tools. All you buy is a small amount of glass.

$75
March 11th & 18th
1-4pm  
 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

LightGarden Glass Art
1086 Washburn                            January 2017
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

Central Art Supply 6th Annual Creative Art Extravaganza

Central Art Supply 6th Annual Creative Art Extravaganza
& 36th Anniversary Sale

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Central Art’s Mini Workshop Extravaganza 2017! Full Schedule (updated 2/11/17)*

Set your artistic “playdate” and enjoy 2 days of hands-on fun during our

6th Annual Creative Art Extravaganza!

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH

10:00am – ALCOHOL INKS

11:30am –MAKE YOUR MARK!

1:00pm – STRATHMORE PLAYGROUND HANDBOOKBLE!

2:30pm – PAINT, SPRAY, MARBLE!

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH

10:00am – INTRO TO SUMI PAINTING

11:30am –WIDE WORLD OF WATERCOLOR

1:00pm – COPIC COMIC ART

2:30pm – STARTING FROM SCRATCH

 

*Visit Central Art’s website and click the “Events & Classes” tab for

full mini workshop descriptions.

 

Fee: $5 per workshop. Pre-registration required for all workshops.

Must pay $5 fee at time of registration.

Stop in or call 541-773-1444 to reserve your spot, seats are limited to 12 per workshop!

central art supply 36th anniversary sale 2017

36 years ago George and Winnie Ebert set out on a new adventure, expanding their art supply business from Coos Bay to Medford, Oregon. Because of their hard work and dedication to the fine art industry, Central Art has been the creative destination for artists throughout the Rogue Valley and beyond.

 

We are committed to supporting and providing materials to the strong art community we have here. To celebrate that commitment, we are turning back the clock to products that stood the test of time in the art materials industry – and here at Central Art – some going back as far as 1557!

 

With history as our foundation, we will continue to bring you the best and latest products to support your creative endeavors. With that in mind we are hosting our 6th Annual Creative Art Extravaganza on February 17th and 18th, where vendors will showcase over 50 of the finest our industry has to offer. Adding to the hoopla, there will be opportunities like entering to win prizes and signing up for one of our mini workshops!

 

Thank you for being a part of Central Art’s rich history!

 

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