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Art du Jour June 2018 Featured Artists

During the month of June, Judy Benson LeNier’s work will be featured in the Salon and Mary Jo Heath will be the featured artist on the back wall at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford. Music on Third Friday will be provided by Minstrel Stream.

A professional photographer who specializes in photographing Wildlife, Judy Benson LaNier

Guest Artist Judy Benson LaNier

A professional photographer who specializes in photographing Wildlife, Judy Benson LaNier’s love of Africa began in 1961 when her family hosted Ashland, Oregon’s first Rotary-sponsored exchange student who was from South Africa. The bond forged then has continued through the years as the two families visit each other in Africa and the U.S.A. The magnetism of Africa is strong and Judy has returned there eight times. Her range of photography has expanded to include North American and Hawaiian Flora and Fauna as well as landscapes.

Judy Benson LaNier says, ““When I first went to Africa I was amazed that the animals ignored us completely. They went about their business as if nothing extraordinary was happening. Little did they know that something quite extraordinary was happening inside me! I was experiencing a catharsis, a cleansing of my soul. I was being taught what is truly important in life and I was filled with joy by the lessons!

I hope that my photographs bring you a taste of life in the Bush.”

Her photographs capture the essence of the wildlife in amazing detail. For many years Judy led Photographic Safaris to countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, teaching photography and holding workshops for participants. Her Photographic work is currently represented in five art galleries in Oregon. Judy has published seven books of her photography, the latest being FACING LIONS which recounts an adventure she enjoyed in Africa.

Mary Jo Heath presents a body of work themed “Southern Oregon”

Featured Artist Mary Jo Heath

As the featured artist for the month of June, Mary Jo Heath presents a body of work themed “Southern Oregon”. She was born in Coos Bay, Oregon. At the age of five, she moved to the Rogue Valley with her family and attended school at Central Point and graduated from Medford High School

Mary Jo taught art in public schools for more than 30 years.  The majority of her teaching experience is in Central Point Schools. In 1994, she began working with pastels and has won several awards from the Pastel Society of Oregon National and Membership shows.

When asked about her art, she said, “I have gained experience with a variety of art media during my time teaching art in public schools. Of all the media that I have tried, pastel is the most immediate, the most expressive, and the most forgiving. The pastels become an extension of my hand as I try to interpret what I see and how I feel about a subject matter.  It could be the light, the compositions or the challenge of something I have never painted before. Sometimes the subject matter becomes a vehicle for a more abstract expression. Whatever the inspiration, pastel says it for me.”

Please come and enjoy the wonderful art of both Judy Benson LaNier and Mary Jo Heath at the Art du Jour Gallery. Judy’s photos will bring you closer to wildlife in an exciting way.  Mary Jo Heath’s pastels show her passion for pastels.

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 Is Coming! Plan Your Life Accordingly.

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Art In The Rough:

A Plein Air Vendor Fair  at Central Art! 

It’s your first plein air “field assignment.” The easel’s packed, brushes are stowed, paints and canvas tucked into the nooks and crannies of your rig – which is now bursting at the seams! “But wait,” you say, “what am I missing? Is there something better I could be using?”

Bring that intrepid spirit to Central Art during our Plein Air Vendor Fair

Wednesday June 20th, 2018,

and expand your artistic horizons with a plethora of the latest and greatest in plein air essentials that will enrich your experience.

Watch live demonstrations and talk with the experts about what’s new and exciting, enjoy great discounts, and enter to win a Grand Prize!

Plus: don’t forget to share your art adventures with us on Instagram! Be sure to tag @centralart1 in your post, and use the hashtag: #rogueartadventures . We look forward to seeing what you create in the places that inspire you!

*For full schedule of events and to Register Online, be sure to visit

www.soartistsworkshop.com

VISIT CENTRAL ART!

 

Hello, Summer! Hello, Berries! Hello, Poets & Painters!

Hello, Southern Oregon friends!
Summer’s here. Might I suggest a Saturday afternoon Poets & Painters workshop at Pennington Farms? Their summer berries inspired Mindy Carpenter & me so much, we’re holding a workshop to celebrate the sweet harvest: we’ll eat ’em, we’ll write about ’em, we’ll paint ’em.
Here’s one of Mindy’s berry celebrations:

I’ll help you write a poem (zero pressure!) and Mindy will help you paint a painting (also zero pressure!). No experience needed; this workshop is more like a playshop…it’s all about having fun 🙂
So grab a friend and come play with us:
When: Saturday, June 9 from 11-3 pm
Where: Pennington Farms | 11341 Williams Highway | Grants Pass, OR 97527
Cost: $95 per person (includes all painting & writing supplies, coffee, & berries! Savory treats will be available for purchase)
Register: Email me at [email protected], let me know how many people you’re bringing, & I’ll send you payment info.
You’ll leave the workshop with a finished 8″ x 10″ painting, a poem & berry-stained fingers 😉
Space is limited, so register soon!
Love,
anna elkins
art word spirit

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

Spring 2018 Classes at Light Garden Glass Art in Medford

1086 Washburn                            April 2017
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.
 
  If you missed the
Alcohol Inks Demo
it was
FANTASTIC!

 

You can learn more about alcohol inks

by dropping in 

or better yet sign up for our
first formal class

taught by  

 

Vera Jacobson
June 16th   1-3pm

The fee for attending the class is $20

and you will make one 4″ x 4″ abstract tile, all supplies included.  If you would like to make one or two of the the 6″ x 6″ birch tiles you will need to buy the ink to make them.  The Spring Birches use 5 colors.  The Winter Birches use 3 colors.  All attendees will get a discount on the inks and tools if you decide to buy them.  Tiles are included.This  class will fill up quickly so sign up today!  

  SO here’s the coolest thing that 

happened last week:

Dory brought in
12 Flowers of Hope panels
that she made at home!
Aren’t they just the cutest?

 

Thank you to everyone who has been in this year and made panels.  It’s looking like it’s going to be a great year!!
 
These projects can be done during our regularly scheduled workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from
10 – 12n.  Please call or email ahead to reserve your space.

Painting with Frit 2

        
April 28th & May 5
1-4pm
 
Take your frit painting to the next level!

Learn the secrets to multi-layering glass, paint and frit giving your artwork depth and dimension.
Project is shown with bear but there is a deer pattern available as well.
This will be a small class and will fill up quickly so register today.

$125

One Space Left!

Painting with Glass Enamels

Dogwood Spoon Rest or

Small Platter    

May 19th
1-4pm
Paint dogwood flowers, leaves and branches on the top layer and learn to paint complementary watercolor backgrounds 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.  Small platter also available.

This class includes all materials and 2 firings.

$55       

Painting with Frit

One Saturday Morning and Afternoon
June 2nd
10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm

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.

$135

Alcohol Ink Class     


June 16
1-3pm
$20 plus materials
 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 Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon & Central Art Present “Watercolor En Plein Air” Workshop

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon & Central Art Present “Watercolor En Plein Air” Workshop

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For full details and to Register Online, visit

www.soartistsworkshop.com

VISIT CENTRAL ART!

“En Plein Air” Workshop with Aimee Erickson

Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon & Central Art Present “En Plein Air” Workshop!

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For full details & to Register Online, visit

www.soartistsworkshop.com

VISIT CENTRAL ART!

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 Is Coming! Plan Your Life Accordingly.

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*For full schedule of events and to Register Online, be sure to visit

www.soartistsworkshop.com

VISIT CENTRAL ART!

Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art now through June 2018

 

Gelli Printing

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, April 14th
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial and homemade gelatin printing plates. We will experiment with color, plant materials, stencils, masks and texturing materials to make complex papers that can be used as collage for mixed media projects or framed as art. I will also cover how to make your own stamps and stencils to use for printing.
$45. Includes all materials.
Recommended by Karen:
Bring along some soft leaves, so they do not dig into the plate surface and any of your favorite stencils and texture materials ex: bubble wrap, lace…

Paint like Van Gogh

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, April 21st
1 – 4 pm
  • All materials provided
  • Leave with an acrylic painting
  • Learn about post-impressionism and Van Gogh
  • Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
  • Each person copies a work of their choice (Not a follow-the-leader format)
$30. All materials included.
Recommended to bring a color photocopy of your favorite Van Gogh as a reference.

Paint like Picasso

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, April 28th
1 – 4 pm
  • All materials provided
  • Leave with an acrylic painting
  • Learn about Picasso and his immense influence on many periods of art
  • Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
  • Each person copies a work of their choice (Not a follow-the-leader format)
$30. All the materials are included.
Recommended to bring a color photocopy of your favorite Picasso painting as a reference.

Living a More Inspired & Heartfelt Life

with Janet L. Stanley, M.A.

Saturday, May 5th
1 – 4 pm
Are you the ‘You,” you long to be?
Are you following your heart’s deepest desires?
Are you nourishing your soul?
I invite you to join me to explore what gets in our way and how we can overcome those obstacles.
Please bring a journal, a blanket and pillow. If you have a drum and/or rattle, I invite you to bring it/them along.
Janet L. Stanley is a spiritual guide, mentor, teacher, and shamanic healer.
$25.

Sketching from Life: Fun with Flowers

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, May 12th
1 – 4 pm
  • Learn or develop your skills in drawing from life.
  • We will sketch fresh flowers
  • We can use pencils, pens, or charcoal.
  • Work on creating good values, realistic lighting
  • Improve composition
  • All skill levels welcome
$30. All materials provided.

Paint like Alex Katz

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, May 19th
1 – 4 pm
Contemporary painter Alex Katz is a master at simplifying compositions. His artwork has been exhibited over 700 times and he is one of the most famous living painters. In this class we will:
  • Have fun learning tricks to simplify a painting to make it stronger
  • Learn to plan our colors ahead of time
  • Beginning students can copy one of his works, and more intermediate, advanced, or adventurous students can bring in a photo and we will paint it in Katz’s style.
  • Leave with an acrylic painting
$30. All materials provided.

Animal Drawing

with Bobbi Baldwin

Saturday, June 2nd
10:30 – 4
Paint your beloved pet or favorite animal, open to all mediums (except oil). Dogs, cats, horses, tigers, cows, wild animals. Whatever your favorite fur or feather animals are!
We will work on learning the anatomical structure of bodies and faces as well as how to best portray them.
We will also work on composition, color theory, techniques, and painting.
Beginners through advanced artists—all are welcome.
$85. Materials list to be sent to you. (Most materials available for use at the Museum if needed).

Art Journals

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, June 16th
10:30 – 3:30
In this class we will learn how to begin our own art journal* with simple supplies. I will share plenty of ideas and approaches to begin filling your journals. We will create a journal spread.
All you need to bring to class is:
  • Blank journal that can handle water media: 90-140 lb paper
  • OR
  • Old book : thin spine, no larger than 9″ x 12″, no shiny, slick or glossy pages
*What is an Art Journal? It’s a place to record your thoughts, memories, and emotions through images, art and words.
Why do it? It is an easy way to use your creativity every day. It can be done with simple tools. It is portable, requiring very little space to do it. It can be used to document life, travels, plan you art, express your feelings, test out new art products and techniques. It can be personal – only for you, or you can share it with others.
$45.

Advanced Figure Drawing

with Bobbi Baldwin

Friday, June 22nd &
Saturday, June 23rd
10:30 – 4
Bobbi returns by popular demand!
An in-depth study of how color theory applies to the human form. This class is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how to draw the human form. It will also apply color theory to the way you draw the figure – including how shadow and light can make your work far better. You will leave with a stronger knowledge of how to apply light and shadow, keep them separated, and how to draw anyone in any position.
$150. Materials list will be sent to you.

How to Paint Waves

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, June 30th
1 – 4 pm
  • Learn how to paint convincing waves
  • Where it the light in the wave?
  • What colors make a convincing wave?
  • Learn about transparent vs opaque colors
  • Learn about the difference between Mineral Inorganic colors and Modern Organic colors – finally find out what all those crazy paint names are about!
  • Great color theory class that will apply to other subjects too!
$30. All materials included.
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

Save the Date Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts 13th Annual Conference

Save the Date Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts 13th Annual Conference
So you’re thinking….wouldn’t it be so great to do something just sooooooooo much fun 
while getting a fresh boost of Inspiration from a Biblical Worldview In current culture and exceptional artistic technical instruction plus camaraderie with other professionally minded and passionate artists of faith?Then you or an beloved artist you know can kick start some summer plans June 14 – 17th by being at the 2018 Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference and Workshops in Ashland, Oregon at the beautiful Ashland Hill Hotel and Conference Center. It’s a stellar and inspiring lineup of talent and joy! Paint with professional and nationally recognized instructors Ned MuellerJoAnn Peralta,  and the young and talented  Brittany Weistlingfor this 4 day event.  Plus One Day Artisan Workshops : Introduction to Mosaics andWire Entwined Stone Jewelry and Marketing tips of the Trade.  These Workshops and breakout sessions will ignite your gifts and passion for your art and your faith with renewed purpose and refocused aim. Class sizes are limited so please sign up early.

See all the details and sign up now at www.mcfineartsfoundation.org

Fulfill your calling. Hone your gift.  Let all you do be done to the glory of God. Sign up early as each class size is limited.  Best pricing by signing up by April 30th.  For details and pricing www.mcfineartsfoundation.org or call 541-601-7496.
“Declaring the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light”
1 Peter 2:9