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Studio Space in Downtown Ashland Available NOW!

We just heard from SOAR member Sarah F Burns, who tells us that her friend is offering this office or studio for rent in downtown Ashland on the Plaza.  It’s up a flight of stairs, has no outside window, but is very clean, looks pretty sharp and has a ceiling vented AC for summertime.  $275 a month. There are pics on the link.

Feel free to share with anyone you think is interested.  Available now!

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


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September 2017 &
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

Ormes Grizzly Peak Trail

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                                                                           Mabrie Ormes


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


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:  

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:

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!



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


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 »


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],

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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.


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.
Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520


Visit for info and to register!

This April in the Rogue Studio:


Summoning the Muse with Becky Hale, Saturday, 4/6 from noon -3pm.
Artists and non-artists are welcome to this playful and insightful workshop where we will draw, collage and write using expressive art therapy techniques to transform creative blocks for art and life. RegisterDrink & Draw: Art A La Carte Register
Printmaking with Amy Godard Navickas
Friday, 4/12 from 6-9pmMixed Media Canvas with Brooke Nuckles Gentekos
Friday, 4/26 from 6-9pm
NEW- Studio time for Printmakers: Starting April 15th! Mondays from 2-6pm.
Experienced printmakers are welcome to drop-in every Monday to use the Rogue Studio Griffin Press. Bring your own materials, there will be a brief orientation for all participants. RegisterIn Small Print: Japanese Wood block Printmaking with Walt Padgett Tuesdays, 4/16, 23, 30 from 5-9pm,
Design, carve, and print your own 5” by 7” or smaller woodblock prints in the Japanese tradition utilizing Japanese tools and materials with watercolor pigments. Register
April Afterschool Art Studio (for ages 7-12), Wednesdays, 4/10, 17, 24 from 4-6pm, Explore art techniques with natural inspirations and boldly create with drawing, painting, sculpture and more!
RegisterFree Family Saturday (all are welcome!) The Rogue Studio will offer art activities Saturday, April 13th from noon – 2pm during the Pear Blossom Festival.
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The Jefferson Baroque Orchestra will be holding two open rehearsals in our Main Gallery Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5 from 7–9pm. They will be preparing for their performance of “Handel’s Foundling Hospital Concert with Fireworks Music.” Come and enjoy the art, the music and do some shopping!Click here to learn more about the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra.
Interested in learning how to take your art online? Check out the workshops Hannah West, Founder of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource, is offering:
Call the Gallery for more info: (541) 772-8118
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 regional artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages. RGAC is located in 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.

Summer Art Classes for Adults and Summer Art Camps for Youth at Rogue Gallery & Art Center!

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart- Boldly Create!





The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is offering a variety of inspirational art classes & workshops for adults this summer!

For youth ages 4-7, 7-12 and 13-17, please check out our summer art camps.

Please visit our website: for detailed class descriptions and to register. For more information, please call (541)772-8118, email [email protected] or stop by 40 South Bartlett Street in Medford, OR.


Adult Summer Art Opportunities at RGAC:

May 19, 12-3pm: Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement- Barbara Longhurst

June 15-16, 5-8pm & 9am-12pm: Paste Paper Art Bookmaking- Denise Kester

June 23-24, 10am-4pm: Encaustic: Experiment in Layers & Creativity- Cathy Valentine

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 1-5pm: Oil Painting Basics- Roni Marsh

July 6, 1-5pm: Basketry: Japanese Gourd-Style Basket- Donna Sakamoto Crispin





July 7, 9am-4pm: Basketry: Reed Market Basket- Donna Sakamoto Crispin

July 28, August 4-5, 1-4, 1-4, 1-5pm: Intro to Sculpture- David Turner

August 10, 17, 24, 6-9pm: Art Interplay & Spatial Synergy: my chair, my space- Marilyn Michele Kunkel

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! In order for us to hold a class or workshop, we must meet the predetermined minimum enrollment requirement one week prior to the first class or workshop meeting. If we do not meet the minimum enrollment, the class or workshop will be cancelled due to low enrollment.


MEMBER DISCOUNTS and PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! Call (541)772-8118 ext. 301 for more information.



Summer Art Camps are designed to nurture creativity and youth ages 4-17 will have fun, explore, and learn foundational art skills. Each camp is taught by an experienced artist educator and students use quality materials to create their art. All this takes place in a real art making environment-our professional art studio.  Rogue Gallery & Art Center Summer Art Camps provide quality art education to inspire and build life-long interest in the arts.

Pre-Register ONLINE at | Camps held at 40 S. Bartlett Street in downtown Medford | 541.772.8118

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! To hold a camp, we must meet the minimum enrollment requirement one week before the first day of camp.

 All Camps | $105 Members | $125 Non-Members

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE For more info call the Rogue Gallery & Art Center or email [email protected]

NEW! Ages 4-7


Tuesday- Friday ● Aug.  7-10 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Play and create with non-toxic up-cycled and recycled materials to make sculptures, kinetic art, mixed media art, puppets, prints and more. We will focus on turning cast away ephemera such as empty spools of thread, berry baskets, game pieces and more into interesting art objects. A parent/ guardian is welcome to participate and stay or to drop-off campers.


Ages 7-12    


Tuesday- Friday ● June 19-22 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Art makes the world go round! “Travel” around the world from the   Americas and through Mexico, Africa, Asia, and India to create fresco paintings, clay vessels, masks, musical instruments, and more!



Tuesday- Friday ● June 26-29 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Eva Fawcett

Expand your drawing skills and let your imagination soar by learning classic techniques like shading & perspective, draw real or imaginary   animals, self-portraits, and explore drawing in Manga style.



Instructor- Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Tuesday- Friday ● July 5-7 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Experience the wonderful world of paper! Learn to make paper, create marbleized and colorful paste papers, and use your art papers to construct one of a kind sketchbooks, sculptures, and collages.



Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Tuesday- Friday ● July 10-13 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Draw, paint, print, collage, and have fun exploring pop art techniques inspired by popular culture. Learn to draw in three dimensions and discover basic skills that will make your drawings POP!



Instructor- Samar Dawisha

Tuesday- Friday ● July 17-20 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

The fun is in the mix of art expression- experiment and get creative with paint, printmaking, collage to discover their own unique style of expression while referencing art history from ancient to modern art.



Instructor- Samar Dawisha

Tuesday- Friday ● July 24-27 ● 1pm -4pm

Explore the world of 3-dimensional art from Egypt’s Sphinx to Oldenberg’s Giant Bag of Fries and play with a variety of materials to create and construct wild, wacky, and fantastic art objects.



Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Tuesday- Friday ● July 31-Aug 3 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Paint with watercolors and explore landscapes, buildings, abstract designs, imaginary creatures and more while learning basic design principles with references to art history.



Instructor- Tia Gardner

Tuesday- Friday ● August 7-10 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Experience acrylic paint on canvas! Learn to use light and shadow, describe shapes in 3-D, experiment with color mixing, composition, and paint an impressionist landscape with movement and expression.



Instructor- Tia Gardner

Tuesday- Friday ● August 14-17 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Printmaking is like a giant stamp- explore and discover ways to create block prints from a variety of materials with bright and colorful inks to create original designs.



Instructor- Ted Helard

Tuesday-Friday ● August 21-24 ● 9am-12pm

Learn to construct creative and unique comics with the basic concepts of cartooning. Create simple cartoon figures and characters and bring them to life with stories, expression, and creativity!


NEW! Ages 13-17

TEEN DRAWING: Draw on the Artist Within

Instructor- Eva Fawcett

Tuesday- Friday ● June 26 -29 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Let the artist in you come out and play by illustrating the human face, explore figure drawing, and practice drawing realistic animals. Learn to see as an artist and apply that vision to paper with graphite, charcoal and color, exploring value, tone and line.


TEEN PRINTMAKING (Two-Day): Monotypes on the Square

Instructor- Nancy Jo Mullen

Thursday & Friday ● July 5-6 ● 9:00am-4:00pm

Create “out of the box” monotypes (unique prints) using square plexi-glass as a plate and learn to pull prints using a professional etching press and fine inks in the studio of the instructor. Explore ways to create one-of-a-kind prints from black & white to full color. Bring a lunch, a small sketchbook and a swimsuit and towel as campers are welcome to take a swim after camp each day.






TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY: Developing an Artistic Eye

Instructor- Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Tuesday- Friday ● July 10 -13 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Develop an eye for taking great 35mm photos, express individual style, and explore lighting, composition, portraiture, and still-life with fun hands-on activities and walking field trips then develop your film in the darkroom and print black and white photographs.


Register online for RGAC art classes & workshops







Upcoming adult classes and workshops at RGAC:

Thursdays 1/26 – 2/23 5-6:30 pm Beginning Drawing Brooke Nuckles Gentekos $72 members$85 non-members
Fri. & Sat. 3/23 & 241 – 5 pm Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Lane Hall $72 members$85 non-members
Saturdays 4/7 – 2810-11:30am Visual Storytelling Through Cartoon & Comics Ted Helard $51 members$60 non-members
Fri. – Sun. 4/27 – 29 Pinhole Photography Weekend Workshop Mary Wilkins-Kelly $80 members$95 non-members
Saturday 4/281 – 3 pm Consumable Art Anna Elkins $51 members$60 non-members
Artist Professional Development Series
Saturday March 311 am – 2:30 pm Marketing Your Art For Success Nikolas Allen $35 members$45 non-members
Saturday March 1012- 2 pm Social Networking to Promote Your Art Hannah West $35 members$45 non-members
Saturday March 1710:30 am – 12 pm Working with Images for Artists PHOTOSHOP  (Beginner) Hannah West $35 members$45 non-members
Saturday 3/171 – 3 pm Working with Images for Artists PHOTOSHOP (Intermediate/Advanced) Hannah West $35 members$45 non-members

For detailed class descriptions and instructor bios, please visit the website:

Also- LIFE DRAWING OPEN STUDIOS every first and third Friday: 1/20, 2/3 & 17, 3/2 & 16, 4/6 & 20: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St. Medford, OR 97501 (541)772-8118

Scholarships/ financial aid available! Call Brooke: (541)772-8118 ext. 301 for information or to apply. Have a creative day!

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create! this Winter at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center.



Artist Professional Development Series at RGAC this March!

The mission of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is to promote and provide for the study, development, exhibition, and appreciation of art in the Rogue Valley.

This March, RGAC is offering an Artist Professional Development Series! Each class is just $35 for members and is jam packed full of useful information, ideas, and skills to help you bring your art career to the next level. Whether you want to develop an art marketing strategy, better utilize online resources and social networking, or learn to make digital images of your work stand out for exhibition opportunities- we’ve got you covered!

With four amazing workshops led by outstanding artist and artist advocates Hannah West and Nikolas Allen, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center wants to help YOU develop your art career! To register- please visit our website:

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!

Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces Winter 2012 Classes & Workshops

Register online for adult, teen and children’s classes in the Rogue Gallery & Art Center studio!

Discover the Class or Workshop that’s Right for You

Professional or amateur, young or old – there’s a class for everyone who wants to explore art through our diverse art education programs.  Our classes and workshops feature traditional and new art techniques taught by professional artist/educators.

In addition to hosting classes with well-known local artists, we offer workshops with nationally-recognized educators from the Northwest, and beyond.

Our 1100 square foot studio is located in the heart of downtown Medford. We occasionally offer satellite classes at local artists’ studios allowing us to offer more specialized mediums in an intimate setting. We also host “local travel” workshops for some location inspiration.

For more information, please visit our website with online class registration!

Member discounts, scholarships, and financial aid is available- just call (541)772-8118 for more information.

Upcoming classes for adults include:

Beginning Drawing with Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

Watercolor: Water and Sky with Lane Hall

Visual Storytelling through Cartoon and Comics with Ted Helard

Pinhole Photography Weekend Workshop with Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Consumable Art: Painting with Drinkable and Edible Mixed Media

Life Drawing Open Studios every 1st and 3rd Friday

Marketing Your Art for Success with Nikolas Allen

Social Networking to Promote your Art with Hannah West

Working with Images in Photoshop for Artists I and II with Hannah West

There are many more art education opportunities for youth- kids ages 3 up to teens- please visit our website for a complete listing!!


Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!


NEW!! Register For Classes Online!

Did you know?

You can now register for classes and workshops at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center:

Tap into your creativity and discover the class or workshop that’s right for you. Check out the new Winter 2012 catalogue with Art Classes for children, teens and adults- now available online!

Upcoming art education opportunities include:

Adults: Beginning Drawing, Intermediate/ Advanced Watercolor: Water and Sky Workshop, Visual Storytelling through Cartoon & Comics, Pinhole Photography Weekend Workshop and much more!!

Take one of our Artist Professional Development Workshops this March designed to help Rogue Valley artists thrive!

Teens: Drop In & Draw Open Studios and Altered Photographic Images and more!

Children: Afterschool Art Studios I and II, Drop In & Draw, Start with Art- Making Art Together, Earth Paints and Nature Inspired Art and MORE!

There’s something for artists and aspiring artists of all ages and abilities!! Gift certificates available for someone you love!

Need help paying for a RGAC class or workshop- scholarships are available!! Call (541)772-8118 for info.

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create! in 2012 with the Rogue Gallery & Art Center!

RGAC- 40 South Bartlett Street, Medford, OR 97501  (541)772-118




























If you are interested in volunteering as a studio assistant for our youth classes, please contact volunteer coordinator Andrea Andrus: (541)772-8118 or [email protected]

Have a creative day!!

Life Drawing Open Studio at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center

This Friday, November 4th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is hosting


Every first and third Fridays, Life Drawing Open Studio

November 4 & 18, December 2 & 16: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

40 South Bartlett Street, Medford, Oregon

No pre-registration required!

Join other artists for two hours of uninstructed figure drawing from a live model. Warm up with short poses then stretch your creative muscles with a series of longer 20 minute poses.

Participants should bring their own materials, although there are plenty of easels, drawing boards, tables, and chairs available.

$10 members, $15 non-members

(Individual memberships- good for one year- starting at $35 for individuals!) Memberships and more information about the Rogue Gallery & Art Center:

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!

Roni Marsh puts the “Fun” in FUNdamentals for local artists!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center presents Roni Marsh teaching a weekend workshop for painters of any medium, Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4.


FUNdamentals of Design & Composition

Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 10 AM -5 PM

$85 for members, $100 for non-members

Join other painters (of any medium) for an intensive weekend workshop designed to be a fun way of exploring and strengthening artistic use of the fundamental building blocks of design and composition. Participants will learn skills to capture and hold the attention of viewers and build confidence in the fundamentals, while enjoyably exercising creativity and exploring painting in new ways. Space is limited- maximum 10 students. Register soon to reserve your space in this fun workshop at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center Studio:

Roni Marsh is a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Oregon and a Signature Member of the Northwest Pastel Society and the Sierra Pastel Society. Her work has won numerous awards both nationally and internationally and she teaches pastel, oil painting, landscape, and still life classes and workshops in both California and Oregon.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center                      40 S. Bartlett St. Medford, Oregon 97501                       (541)772-8118                 

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!