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Ashland Art Center September 2017 Art Walk, Studio Classes and More

 

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September 2017 &
 beyond…
 
CLASSES, EVENTS, NEWS
Check out our new line up of fall classes. Something for everyone!  We are offering space for small parties as well as private events for team building, girl’s night out and birthday parties. Imagine how fun it will be to relax, laugh, bring your own refreshments and learn painting, drawing, felting, clay, jewelry making and more with your friends and colleagues. Our “sip” series line up for fall has lots to offer. Students can bring a bottle of wine and their favorite snacks or purchase wine from our new wine bar at Ashland Art Center and make art. Platt Anderson Cellars offers wine by the glass or bottle with a 20% discount for students taking a class.  
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First Friday Event at AAC

September First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

September 1 @ 5:00 pm  8:00 pm

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Featured Photographer: John Kirk 

Show:  An Extraordinary Point of View

Award winning local photographer John Kirk presents new work as Featured Photographer for September First Friday Art Walk at Ashland Art Center Photographer’s Gallery.  John displays a unique style of capturing artistic images and he searches for unusual and dynamic landscapes wherever his travels have taken him.  John has traveled extensively throughout the West from the Lavender fields of Sequim, Washington, the farm lands of Oregon and the Red Rock Country of the Southwest.  John has shown his work and taken the top awards at many fine art shows throughout the West.Featured Studio Artists: Darlene Southworth will be displaying her work along with Mabrie Ormes and Matt Witt.

Show:  A Show of paintings by the 2017 Artists in Residence at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

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   Darlene Southworth

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                                                                           Mabrie Ormes

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Featured Gallery Artist: Jo Ann Manzone

Show: Sustainable Attainable

Jo Ann Manzone, a felter natural dyer and botanical printer will be featuring her natural dyed and eco printed creations during September’s First Friday Art walk at Ashland Art Center.  She has a studio at Ashland Art Center where she creates and teaches.

 



September and Beyond: Workshops & Classes

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Adult Spanish Class Introductory Level with Jenna Zapata

$37.50 for 3 sessions, includes materials. October and November sessions, $50 for 4 sessions. 

Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Experience an adult Spanish class that brings out your inner child and takes you back to a time when learning was fun and exciting.  Our classes offer an interactive environment where introductory Spanish is celebrated, spoken and learned by everyone!  A new series will start in October and another one in November.  Each series will cover a new topic.

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Art Party with Art Van Kraft

$30 

September 6, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Class maximum 25

Art Party is a different type of painting event…It’s a 2-hour class of creativity with food, drink and music.  It’s also a chance to work with a professional artist and maybe learn some more about art. You will be guided in the creation of an original painting. The painting is carefully chosen to give you the best possible experience.  I will use examples from the old masters, details of famous paintings and contemporary art works.  The paintings are designed to allow everyone to complete a work of art and have fun doing it.  This is a BYOB event.  Also bring your favorite drink and food. We have a wine and appetizer table set up that continues to grow. All art supplies, including paints, brushes, easel, apron, and a 16 X 20 inch canvas are provided. Doors open at 6:00 pm, painting will start at 6:30. Instructor needs a head count so RSVP and pay on the homepage: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-VgMwFjbf/.  

If you don’t want to pay in advance, you can send me a message or call me and I will add you to the list. [email protected] or (805) 338-8073

Check out our artist/instructors page:

https://www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/408941www.artvankraft.com

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Botanical Print Workshop with Jo Ann Manzone

$125, includes one silk scarf and sample pieces of silk for printing.

September 10, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Take advantage of the fall tannin rich leaves and learn the art of botanical printing.  Students will be given samples of different types of silk to work with and will learn how to use an iron blanket to create depth of color and texture in the silk. Students can bring a few additional silk pieces to play with or purchase additional scarves from instructor.  Depending upon the number of students we have, you may be able to print one or two additional pieces.  Bring a snack or lunch. 

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Sip and Bead with Dixie Polakoff

$35 plus a $5 material fee paid to instructor 

September 13, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to make a beaded necklace or bracelet using basic stringing techniques with jewelry artist, Dixie Polakoff.  You can use instructor’s beads for a $5 material fee or use your own.  Bring your own wine and snacks or purchase wine by the glass or bottle from Platt Anderson Cellars located at the art center.  Platt Anderson Cellars are offering a 20% discount on bottles.

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Screen Printing with Sunny Lindley

$90 plus $20 material fee paid to instructor

September 14, 21, & 28, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

After school Program, Ages 13-17

In this 3 week class series students will have the opportunity to learn the three basic steps for screen printing:  art preparation, creating a screen using the photo emulsion process and silk screen printing.  Following the series students will have the opportunity to participate in open studio Tuesdays offering the time needed with oversight to complete independent projects.

Sunny Lindley started a screen printing company in 2010 as a cooperative endeavor under the name Critical Eggplant.  Since 2012 she has created and sold over 1700 screen printed items through her business Sundial Arts Eco-Apparel and currently enjoys a sewing and screen printing studio where she creates practical comfortable artisan clothing that reflect ecological and social values worth wearing on your sleeve.  Here is what one of her students had to say about her class, “Sunny is an amazing teacher with so much knowledge and skill.  Her classes are so inspiring and energizing.  What an amazing opportunity to have this awesome artist teach locally. Ten stars!

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Understanding the Power of Color with Linda Dixon

$15 

September 14, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

This class will cover basic color theory.  Discussion of color schemes, with examples will be the core of the class.  We will also do a few hands-on exercises.  All materials included.  Please register by Tuesday, September 12.  

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Seascape in Oil with Linda Dixon

$45 

September 14 & 21, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Class minimum 3, maximum 10

In this two session paint along class, we will paint a seascape.  It will be a simple scene of a breaking wave and rocks.  There will be discussion of the anatomy of waves, lighting, foam patterns and sea spray.  All materials included.

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Color Mixing with Linda Dixon

$15 

September 21, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

Learning to mix color is one of the most difficult aspects of painting.  This class will give you a basic framework for your exploration.  We will do hands-on exercises while we discuss theory.  All materials included.  Please register by September 19.

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Collecting Dreams – Fanciful Clay Figures with Nadine Gay

$180 plus $25 material fee paid to instructor, (includes, clay, tools, firing and glaze).

September 23 – November 4, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tap your imagination for this fun filled clay sculpture class.  You will learn how to construct a medium size figure sculpture for your garden or home.  No previous experience is needed. The class is designed for all levels. I provide individual guidance and instruction and facilitate the creative process. Come play with me this fall!

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Drawing and Painting Series 1 with Deb Van Poolen

$60 each series, plus $20 material fee paid to instructor

Series 1:  September 27, October 4, 11 & 18 

Series 2: October 25, November 1, 8 & 15.

Ages 12-16

This is an excellent opportunity for children to be exposed to the very foundational underpinnings of artistic expression.  In the first part of each class students will learn basic elements of design through creative exploration of shape, line, color and texture.  In the second part, students will use those elements of design to experiment with basic principles of design such as unity, variety and repetition.  This class will be very exciting for all who attend.

Series 1 Find out more »

Series 2 Find out more »

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Mixing Greens for Landscape and Still Life with Linda Dixon

$15 

September 28, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

If you struggle to get natural looking greens in your landscapes and still life paintings this class is for you.  Hands on exercises and discussion about observation of your subject matter.  All materials included.  Please register by September 26.  

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Printmaking Studio Sessions with Amy Godard

$88 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

$88 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

November 7, 14, 21, & 28; 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

$66 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

December 5, 12 & 19, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Printmaking Studio Sessions is a new studio format replacing open studio.  In these sessions, students will explore techniques such as lino-cut, wood-cut, mono-print, screen-print and non-toxic etching.  Come with your previous knowledge or none at all to use our presses, plates, chisels, inks, etchant and other printmaking tools.  By the end of each session you will have a new edition of prints.  Bring your ideas and sketchbooks so you can choose a printmaking method you would like to explore.  Sign ups are due one week before the beginning of each session, so sign up early.

October Series Find out more »

November Series Find out more »

December Series Find out more »

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Wine and Clay The Amazing Teapot with Nadine Gay

$35

October 6, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 10

Hand build your very own whimsical teapot with easy step by step instructions and templates. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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The Magic of Mandalas, Fun+Art+Wine with Diane Doyle

$35 plus a $5 material fee paid to instructor 

October 11, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

An evening of fun and spontaneous self-expression.  Using collage techniques, glitter, colored pencils, paper and stickers, create a personal mandala.  Silence your inner critic and give yourself permission to create.  By choosing images for your mandala that represent joy, prosperity, peace and wellness you can begin to attract those gifts for yourself, for your community and for your world. Bring your own wine and snacks or purchase wine by the glass or bottle from Platt Anderson Cellars located at the art center.  They are offering a 20% discount on bottles to class participants.

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Vibrant Painting with Transparent Colors

$15 

October 12, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

Get to know your colors in terms of transparency and opacity and learn to make the most of their gifts.  Add sparkle and juicy color to your work.  We will experiment with acrylics, but the techniques can be used with oil.  All materials included.  Please register by October 10. 

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Non Dominant Hand Painting with Linda Dixon

$25.00 

October 12, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Class minimum 3, maximum 12

Create vibrant, intuitive paintings with your non dominant hand.  We will use transparent fluid acrylics to explore a variety of techniques and tools as we explore abstract and non objective subjects.  All materials included.  Please register by October 10.

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Wine and Clay Pinch Pot with Stephanie Friedman

$35 

October 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Make a pinch pot planter.  We will make a simple functional small plant pot using the pinch method.  Students can add texture or other small sculptural embellishments.  You will have the choice to create a hanging planter or one that sits on a table.

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Autumn Felted Scarf Class with Jo Ann Manzone

$75 plus $10 material fee paid to instructor

October 14, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn how to make a beautifully felted autumn scarf.  Students will learn how to lay out wool on silk and play with surface design techniques to create a one-of-a-kind scarf.  Designs can be simple or have lots of texture and depth.

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Wine and Clay Garden Gnomes with Lisa Eldredge

October 20, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 12

Back by popular demand, Lisa will use the technique of soft slab building to make whimsical garden gnomes. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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Ugly Pumpkins Sip and  Felt with Jo Ann Manzone

$35

October 25, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to  make a felted pumpkin using a resist.  Create unique shapes and designs.  We will use a combination of wet felting and needle felting for embellishment.

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Introduction to Oil Painting with Linda Dixon

$95.00 plus $25 material fee paid to instructor

October 26, November 2, 9 & 16, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Class minimum 4, maximum 10

Great for beginners or those needing a refresher.  Learn about materials and basic painting techniques.  We will create two paintings over the course of four weeks.  First, we will paint a fall landscape with birch trees, then a still life with pumpkins or gourds.  I use an easy step by step demonstration method.  Please register by 10/23.

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Wine and Clay Leaf Candle Holders with Liz O’Brien

$35

October 27, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 10

Spend a Friday evening with friends creating leaf candle holders. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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Sip, Felt, Stitch Holiday Vessels with Jo Ann Manzone

$35

December 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to make a felted vessel using a resist.  We will be embellishing the vessels with beads and other bling.

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Once Monthly Art Classes

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Art Journaling Clinic-with Elaine Frenett: Clouds

$20, $25 with materials provided  

Third Friday of Each Month @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  

As the evenings cool, foliage takes a turn towards brilliance.  Layering juicy transparent watercolor can capture that glow.  Come learn how to add that to your fall images with Elaine’s demo and your experimentation. Short demo first hour, then bring a small sheet of watercolor paper or your journal and working materials and get help/suggestions with hands on work. Classes are held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13.  Because of limited space, please register and pay previous to this casual, fun gathering with our intimate, small group.  Contact Elaine at [email protected] or 541-944-2196.
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Misc. Media:  Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

Third Friday of Each Month @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

September 15

Joint a casual session of collage-making with magazine and calendar images, in a fun and meditative atmosphere. I will guide you through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft that will become a reflection of your inner life. Bring images if you like, but all materials are provided. Email Susanne at [email protected] to reserve your space or call Susanne at 541 773-9484.

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Drop-In & Day Rate Youth and Adult Art Classes

These designated art classes are part of our core education program here at the Art Center, and are offered at the same day, time, and cost throughout the year unless otherwise noted. No need to register in advance, just come the day of class and pay at the front desk!  

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For those of you who would like to pay for a series of drop in classes, we are now offering punch cards that can be prepaid.  They are convenient and make great gifts!

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FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Express yourself every Saturday in this fun class for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Guided projects will include drawing, painting, cartooning, fiber arts, and more! The focus will be on composition, design, spontaneous expression, collaborative art, accidental art and most of all fun. See the online calendar for more info!

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Lego Builders and Makers: First Sunday of each Month

$5

First Sunday of each month 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 

September 3

A large selection of sorted-out Legos are laid out for builders of all ages (4 and up).  Each month will feature pieces to build in a rotating theme.  themes are cars and strange vehicles, space, houses, castles, landscapes and animals and robots.  The lego pieces are easy to find because they are separated out into many boxes.  Students are free to invent whatever they want with the pieces available.  The lego lady, Helga Motley is available for tips and help.  The legos are reused for future classes, so students will not be able to take their finished creations home.  Parents are welcome to build alongside their children.

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Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 members, $10 non-members

Mondays @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Uninstructed Short Pose Figure Drawing moderated by Ann DiSalvo  This weekly gestures figure drawing session has short and long poses up to 25 minutes. Drop In. Unclothed model. Adults only. Bring your own non-toxic materials.

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Ceramics for Kids with Liz Obrien

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing  CANCELLED ON SEPTEMBER 4TH.

Mondays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A fun way for kids to explore the world of clay! Max 10 students.

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

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Ceramics: Kids Clay with Keeley Bittner

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A special clay class created just for kids! Join clay instructor Keeley Bittner for a special clay class tailored just for young people. Explore the medium and make some cool stuff! Max 10 students

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

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Pottery and Hand-Building with Liz O’Brien & Jeff Edwards

$15, plus clay and firing.  

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This class is intended for students ranging from beginners to advanced ceramicists looking for greater aesthetic achievement.  The class is for both throwing on the wheel and hand-building techniques and covers attachments of all sorts, advice on storage and maintaining works in progress as well as glazing and finishing pieces.
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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$15 day-rate plus clay & firing 

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.

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 Oil & Acrylic Studio with Linda Dixon

$20, plus $5 material fee to use instructor supplies, none if you bring your own.  

Class Maximum: 12

Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Select your own subject matter to work on.  Linda will help you with your process and solve problems as needed. Demonstrations on subjects & techniques are a regular feature, with students determining content. Studio is open to most skill levels. Those never having painted are encouraged to take Linda’s introductory level class first. Students without supplies may bring a canvas and use the instructor’s supplies for a material fee of $5 per session or bring your own supplies at no cost. Contact Linda at [email protected] to reserve your spot.

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Drawing and Painting with Deb Van Poolen

$10 drop in

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

Ages 8-12

This is an excellent opportunity for children to be exposed to the very foundational underpinnings of artistic expression.  Students will learn basic elements of design through creative exploration of shape, line, color and texture.

Find out more »

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Felting Friday with Liza Hamilton

$10 Drop-In, Includes Materials

Fridays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn the easy and fun art of needle-felting wool, and create your own collection of cute, furry, and unique animal miniatures! All materials included, no experience necessary.  Due to the use of a sharp felting needle, recommended for ages 8+, unless with accompanying adult! Held in the AAC classroom.

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Private Sessions

The following artists are offering private sessions to students who are interested in one on one instruction.

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Private Sessions with Jo Ann Manzone

$45 per hour, $125 for 3 hours
Want to improve your technical skills in the area’s of wet felting, botanical printing and natural dyeing or are you a beginner and want to learn the basic’s?  Jo Ann offers private learning opportunities throughout the year.  Get that one on one attention to address your personal needs. Contact Jo Ann at [email protected]
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Private Sessions with David Lorenz Winston

$55 per hour, $135 for 3 hours

David Lorenz Winston is an internationally acclaimed photographer.  His gentle and honest critiquing skills have consistently helped photographers and artists take their work to the next level.  He is also available for local one on one photographic outings and instruction in Photoshop.  For more information contact David at [email protected], http://davidlorenzwinston.com/mentoring



Artist Services

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Get your art work photographed with Gabriel Al-Rifai

First Tuesday of Each Month @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

September 5

Get your 2D and 3D art photographed, $15 per image for AAC members, $20 per image for non-members.  General images delivered via drop box and include full resolution and web size jpegs. Please text Gabriel at (541) 810-8792 to set up an appointment time.  Gabe recently moved to Ashland from Houston, TX where he ran a boutique photo and video studio for 6 years.  His client base ran the gamut from portraits, weddings & products to creating promotional and fundraising media.  His passion lies in conceptual photography and is the vehicle for his personal expression and art.

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Platt Anderson Cellars will be opening a tasting space at Ashland Art Center.  They feature Southern Oregon wines sourced from Southern Oregon grapes, mainly the Rogue and Applegate Valleys.  Small award winning wines from a small handcrafted boutique winery.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12 – 6 pm and First Fridays 5 – 8 pm.

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Central Art Supply

Need art supplies?  Come shop at Central Art Supply, Ashland Art Center location.  Open daily 10 am to 6 pm.



All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified.
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