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Summer 2018 Kids Art Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
Kids must be at least 7 years old to attend (Photography is 10 & up)
  • Classes are almost every Tuesday & Thursday during the summer
  • Classes are almost always 1 – 3 pm.
  • Classes are $15/day, several classes are a 2 day length.
  • Please preregister whenever possible.
  • Classes include all materials needed (except Photography)

Draw! Materials & Techniques

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, June 26

1 – 3 pm

Discover the wide range of drawing materials and techniques. We’ll have fun creating the same image four different ways to showcase what we’ve learned.
$15.

Paint! Materials & Techniques

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, June 28
1 – 3 pm

Learn about brushes, different types of paint, and a variety of techniques. We’ll have fun creating the same image in different styles and learn about painting techniques through art history.

$15.

Draw What You See

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, July 10
1 – 3 pm

Develop drawing skills and learn to turn what you see into a drawing. Lots of great tips!
$15

Paint like Monet

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, July 12
1 – 3 pm

Create your own copy of a Monet painting and learn about Impressionism.
$15.

Photography

with Martha Gonzi

TWO DAY CLASS
Tuesday, July 17
Thursday, July 19
10 am – 12 pm both days

Required:
  • Bring your own camera (phone is okay)
  • Ability to email the museum the photos taken on Day 1, or bring a thumb drive or CD of the photos taken.
  • Field Trip outside on Day 1.
  • Must be 10 or older
On the first day kids will be led outside the museum on a walking photo-taking expedition. Techniques for taking better pictures, lighting, and composition will be taught. The second day the photos will be reviewed via a slide show format.
$30.

Papermaking

with Amanda Close

TWO DAY CLASS
Tuesday, July 24
Thursday, July 26
1 – 3 pm

On the first day kids learn to create their very own paper.
On the second day simple origami style boxes will be made and kids will write out their dream and place them in their boxes.
$30.

Zentangle

with Cindy Hernandez

Thursday, August 2
1 – 3 pm

Zentangle is a method of creative doodling. Kids will learn how to start a Zentangle, and create several patterns. Kids are always amazed by what they make and love the fact that there are no mistakes! Cindy is a certified Zentangle instructor.
$15.

Creating a Mixed Media Journal

with Karen O’Brien

Tuesday, August 7
1 – 3 pm
In this class we will make a book that you can to draw or write in. We will color the papers for the inside of the book using a fun technique and decorate the covers using collage and paint.
You will learn:
  • How to use watercolor and medium for a surprise finish to the pages
  • How to tear and put together papers to create a book.
  • How to use collage to decorate the cover.
$15.

Ceramic Fairy Worlds

with Jan Lacy

TWO DAY CLASS
Thursday, August 9 and
Tuesday, August 21
1 – 3 pm
Not only will kids get to create their own fairy house, but they can create their own world! Should there be mushrooms? A cute owl? A river? Plants?
On the first day kids will use hand-building techniques to create their world. Then Jan will take the projects, dry them out and fire them in her kiln. A week and half later everyone returns to glaze! Then Jan will fire the projects. She will have them back in the museum ready for pick up by August 30th. Beginners welcome!
A great opportunity to create a project that most of us cannot do at home!
$30

Paper Bag Journal

with Vicki Cushing

Tuesday, August 14
1- 3 pm
Create a fun journal with a paper bag! Lots of interactive pages to hold TONS of photos, and space to add your own writing or drawings.
$15

Draw from a Photo

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, August 16
1 – 3 pm
Learn how to sketch, shade, and create a copy of any photograph. Bring your own photo, or choose from one of ours.
$15.

Kumihimo

with Stephanie Girdlestone

Thursday, August 23
1 – 3 pm
Kumihimo is a Japanese style of braiding, which is about 1500 years old. It bagan as a simple form of fingerloop braiding and grew more complex and intricate as the years went by. Create your own bracelet using a simple pattern. A Kumihimo disk will be provided in each student’s kit.
$15

Paint like Seurat

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, August 28
1 – 3 pm
Pointillism and color! Learn about the basics of color, how to make your colors feel brighter, and have fun. Create a copy of a section of a Seurat, or apply his style to your favorite subject.
$15

Watercolor

with Barbara Burnett

Thursday, August 30
1 – 3 pm
Have fun painting with watercolors, practice different techniques, and create your own painting of a dog or cat.
$15

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

Southern Oregon Society of Artists July 24 Meeting

SOSA February meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artists

The Southern Oregon Socity of Artists ( SOSA)  July 24 meeting will be a juried critique by renowned artist Gabriel Lipper at 6:30 pm at the Medford Public Library. While everyone interested in art is welcome, only members may  submit their art to be juried.
For more information call Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 or BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or [email protected] .

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

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Words in Red Exhibit by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

Masterpiece Christina Fine Arts Foundation logo and header imagePresents

 Words in Red logo for the art exhibition presented by Masterpiece christian Fine Arts Foundation in 2017

“Words In Red, – the Direct, Uncensored,  Provocative Words of Jesus”
July 1 – 23, 2017
 

Opening Reception Saturday, July 1st in Ashland, Oregon

    Ashland is known for its world renowned Shakespeare Festival. What guests will also find this July is the traveling “Words in Red” fine art exhibit.  Guests and tourists from across the country can stroll through this fine art gallery to view Nicodemus at Night, The Woman at the Well, Healing of the Blind Beggar, The Woman Caught in Adultery, the demise of the demon possessed pigs, the crucifixion, the resurrected Christ on the shore of Galilee.  A visual plethora of compelling artistically rendered scenes by contemporary art legends Michael Dudash, Ron DiCianni, Frank Ordaz, Chris Hopkins, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Dan Chen and local artists Austin Maloney, Cathy Gallatin, Debby Fisher, Veronica Thomas, and Melanie Cardinal.

Plus the cinematic sounds of the Words in Red music score, “Sanctus” by Willem van Wyk
Experience this enrapturing sound
July 1 – 23rd

Rogue Coworks at the corner of East Main and 64 N. Pioneer St across from the Black Swan Theater .
Join us for the opening reception
Saturday, July 1st  at 7:00 pm.  $7 at the door/reception or advance tickets here
Daily   11 a.m. – 7 p.m.    Sun. noon – 6.   Regular admission is free

Group tours available . Call 541. 601.7496  for info.

Santus CD cover, music by Wilhelm van Wyk, Masterpiece Christina==an Fine Arts Foundation

Can’t make the show, but want to explore the Words in Red exhibit?   Order the full Gallery Guide here with artist bios, full color depictions and more.

Experience the Incredible Music!
Listen now to the cinematic-esque original music score for the Words in Red exhibit by international composer Willem Van Wyk

Sanctus takes you on a moving journey with a blend of fusion and ethnic world/folk music, rich with haunting vocals (Clara Sorace, Celica Soldream and Victor Sordo) and orchestral grandeur that speaks to the heart. Inspired by the Words of Christ and the artwork of Words In Red, these musical tracks accompany the exhibit experience . Listen now and download one or more of these compelling melodies.

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Coming July 1, 2017

On the front lawn at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon!

Artists Workshop July 1, 2017 Plein Air Event Show and Sale at ARt Presence ARt Center, Jacksonville, Oregon

The Artists Workshop is holding their 2017 Plein Air Event this year from June 28-July 1, 2017. Participating artists will paint on location for three days, then present their work for judging, a show and sale on the front lawn of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon on July 1 from 9 am – 3 pm.

There will be an exciting quick-paint competition from 10 am to noon, and the awards ceremony takes place at 2:30 pm. Over 30 artists are participating in this year’s event, which means there will be a wide range of plein air painting styles available to interested collectors. Jurors are Willo Balfrey and Richard McKinley, so you know the awards will be decided by two of the most highly respected artists in the Valley!

The event takes place side by side with the July reception for the new art exhibit at Art Presence Art Center, so be sure to come inside and view the paintings and other art works in the gallery too!

Words in Red Art Exhibition

Masterpiece Christina Fine Arts Foundation logo and header image

Never were or will there be again
words like  His…

Words in Red logo for the art exhibition presented by Masterpiece christian Fine Arts Foundation in 2017
The Direct, Uncensored, Provocative Words of Jesus

45+ Paintings and sculptures
19 artists  :   7 Cities

Experience a gallery of inspirational,  soul-enriching fine art in Portland.  Works by 19 contemporary artists from across the country including Ron DiCianni, Tim Botts, Chris Hopkins, Michael Dudash, Frank Ordaz, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Dan Chen, Melanie Cardinal and more

March 23 – 26th
Lakewood Center for the Arts – Lake Oswego, Oregon
Thurs.,  March 23rd
Opening gala event at  7 pm
$10  Advanced gala tickets online/ $12 at the door
Friday,  Sat. & Sunday admission  is free
Fri., Sat  10- 8 pm,  Sun. 12 – 4

And at
Concordia University Library
April 3rd – 30th.
April 9th – Reception 2 – 4:00 p.m. (free)
Guided Tours available for groups call 503-493-6370
Admission is free
For more information see www.mcfineartsfoundation.org or call 541-601-7496

 

Coming soon to:
Eugene May 5 – 27th at Pacific Rim Gallery
Ashland July 1 – 23rd – Rogue Coworks

And experience the Music!
Listen now to the cinematic-esque original music score for the Words in Red exhibit by international composer Willem Van Wyk

Sanctus takes you on an imaginative journey with a blend of fusion and ethnic world/folk music, rich with haunting vocals (Clara Sorace, Celica Soldream and Victor Sordo) and orchestral grandeur that speaks to the heart. Inspired by the Words of Christ, these musical tracks accompany the Words In Red. Listen now!   And use coupon code: wordsinred and proceeds from the CD sales will help the travels of the Words in Red exhibit on its tour

Ryan Moon and Insurance Lounge Team Up For CASA Benefit

Image of Shipwrecks and Storm Clouds, painting of a man with a dark abstract background by Ryan Moon

“Shipwrecks and Storm Clouds,” painting by Ryan Moon

Many of Ryan Moon’s paintings focus on one person or object, but the background bears an array of natural colors, like browns, greys and blues, that heighten whatever or whoever is the center of the piece. And in this particular gallery event, on July 29 at the Insurance Lounge in Medford, Moon’s work that is often focused on one person, will help many. The event will benefit CASA—Court Appointed Special Advocates—an organization of volunteers who are matched with neglected and abused children in the justice system and investigate their cases and represent them in court in Jackson County, with the goal of finding a safe, permanent home for each child. Moon hopes viewers will be affected by the authenticity and rawness of his work.

Twenty four original paintings by Moon will be shown, revealing his naturalistic style that blends abstract with realism.

“Really, it’s a lot of exposure for me, but it’s a lot of exposure for CASA,” Moon says.

The event will have wineries, breweries, distilleries, food trucks, and will feature DJ Hope. The building across the way from the Insurance Lounge will also be a part of the event, showing more of Moon’s original and reprinted work that will be for sale. Along with all this, a six foot painting for CASA will be unveiled and auctioned at the event as well.

“It’s showcasing my diversity and what I can paint,” he says. “I mostly paint portrait work, so for me to move outside of that and do figure work or maybe a little bit of landscape or still life, whatever it may be. There’s a lot of pressure to perform.”

Pressure isn’t anything new to Moon, however. Teaching at Southern Oregon Art Academy for six years, he had to constantly meet a standard of work his students could learn from.

Something Moon is very sensitive to is not forgetting why he is doing this, because he loves to paint.

“I always just painted to paint,” he says. “What I’m trying to do with that abstract aspect of it is to bring something that’s recognizable. And once you realize that the whole world is abstract it’s just that we recognize certain bits and pieces of it.”

 

Ryan Moon Gallery Event

Friday, July 29, 4 pm – 7:30 pm

Insurance Lounge, 625 Medford Center, Medford

Free

This post originally appeared at the Rogue Valley Messenger

Southern Oregon Society of Artists July Meeting

southern Oregon Society of Artists July meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artistsThe Southern Oregon Society of Artists July Meeting will be held July 25 at the Medford Public Library starting at 6:30 pm.
This is our Membership Art Critique and  all members are invited to bring a piece of their own work for a professional evaluation and critique.  The Artist critiquing will be Alx Fox.  You must have your work there by 6:30 to participate. All works submitted must be original.
For more information contact BJ  Mathis at 541-414-4993

July First Friday Event

Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon logo imageJuly First Friday Event 

www.ashlandartcenter.org/classes-events/

JULY First Friday FREE Community Art Event

July 1st @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featured Gallery Artists: 

Hannah Bremmer- Ceramics & Leah Fanning- Paintings

Featured Gallery Artists: Hannah Bremmer- CeramicsFeatured Gallery Artists: Leah Fanning- Paintings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July Featured Studio Artists: Studio #6

Susanne Petermann’s ‘The Sky Series’– Collage Works, and

Zoe West’s ‘Let’s Party’– Masks & Sculpture 

July Featured Studio Artists: Studio #6 Susanne Petermann's 'The Sky Series'- Collage WorksJuly First Friday Event: July Featured Studio Artists: Studio #6 - Zoe West's 'Let's Party'- Masks & Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downstairs Featured Artist:

Lisa Eldredge, “The Woodlands”– Ceramic Sculpture

Downstairs Featured Artist: Lisa Eldredge, "The Woodlands"- Ceramic Sculpture

 

“I draw heavily from my outings into the woods, to inspire my ceramic design elements. I incorporate natural colors, shapes, and textures to create works that make me feel connected to nature.

“The Woodlands” is the most literal of my work to date. This project  represents my musings on the physical and social relationships between people and wild animals, that take place where urban areas and woodlands interface.”

 

 

 

 

Featured Photographer:

Debra Rene Harder 

July First Friday Event : Featured Photographer: Debra Rene Harder Debra Rene Harder is an exceptionally skilled local photographer who will be showing a selection of her recent work, “A Method to The Madness” at the Photographers Gallery in the Ashland Art Center during the July First Friday Art Walk.

Debra began her photographic journey studying landscape and portrait photography inspired by the works of Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz, respectively.  In the early years, she focused primarily on honing her technical skills in the field and in the digital darkroom. Knowing what she can do with the skills she has developed has opened the door to many creative possibilities.  Debra enjoys traditional photography, but her true passion is creating ‘story-telling’ images; hence a window into her imagination.  The prints displayed this month at the Ashland Art Center, not only show her unique perspective, but also reflect the years spent refining her technique.

The print ‘My World’ depicts Debra’s dream sanctuary created as a composite using various landscapes captured in the Glencoe, Scotland region.  Additionally, two studio portrait prints, ‘Keeping Time’ and ‘Vegan Dining in Style,’ will be shown. These are character driven and convey a curious mood with a bit of humor.

Featured Musician:

Accapellaré
July First Friday Event : Featured Musician: Accapellaré

 

Accapellaré is a local Ashland duo combining the spectacular voices of Jeffri Lynn Carrington and Zoé Laterreur. Be captivated by pure, rich harmonies and the beauty of two women who have dedicated their lives to the art of singing. Renaissance and Baroque music, Celtic songs, and Opera duets make up their repertoire.

 

Kukur Tihar Celebration of Dogs

Kukur Tihar Celebration of Dogs

with FOTA and Kindred Spirits

Kukur Tihar Celebration of Dogs : a dog receives a tika and blessing of flowers during the Hindu annual celebration of dogs and their relationship with humans.Kindred Spirits teams up with Friends of the Animal Shelter to host a two day festival this weekend, July 8th and 9th, called “The Nepali Kukur Tihar Celebration of Dogs.”

We’ve based our festival on the yearly celebration honoring dogs and their relationship with humans, which has a rich history in Hindu society and spirituality.

Friday, July 8: Talent Second Friday ArtWalk Theme: The Dog

Friday we open our doors at 4:00 for Talent’s 2nd Friday Art Event. Our theme at Kindred Spirits is, of course, The Dog. Enjoy our fun display of art; 20% of the art sales at Kindred goes to FOTA.

Saturday, July 9: The Blessing of the Dogs at Kindred Spirits

Saturday is “The Blessing of the Dogs” at Kindred Spirits, 106 Talent Ave, from 11:00 to 4:00.  Bring your dog(s).

Bill Turner is a professional speaker and trainer from eastern Oregon. Because he is well known for his healing energy work on people, dogs and competition horses, we chose him to offer the Blessing to the dogs at this ceremony.

Dogs will receive a “Malla,” or garland necklace.  The malla is a mark of respect and dignity and symbolizes the prayers that go with the dog.

A red mark, known as the “Tika,” a temporary red mark, will be applied to the forehead of each dog.  Since the tika marks the dog with an air of sacredness, it acts as a blessing to those who encounter the dog.

Friends of the Animal Shelter will be there both days; on Saturday they bring shelter dogs for this dedication and the opportunity for adoption.

Please join us for this festival as we offer our blessings to each wonderful dog, their owners and potential owners and all participants in the celebration of man’s best friend.