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3-Day Pastel Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky

Space Is Limited! Sign up NOW for a 3-Day Pastel Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky!

“Painting the Autumn Colors in Pastel” UART 3-Day Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky PSA, NWPS, CPP, PSWC, IAPS MC

Dates: Friday November 4th, Saturday, November 5th, and Sunday, November 6th 2022

Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

Location: Central Art, 101 N. Central Ave.
Medford, OR 97501

Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Medium: Pastels

Skill level: Beginner to advanced

Number of Workshop Days: 3

Price: $375 / Register here (full workshop details at this link)

*UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop.

About this event

Pastels are a wonderful medium for capturing the colors of Autumn. Follow Susan’s step-by-step approach from the underpainting to the finished piece. Several different underpainting techniques will be demonstrated along with plenty of individual attention at the easel. Learn how to make good choices on composition and color when working from a photo reference to create powerful, emotional pastel paintings. All the lessons on color and value will be applicable to any other medium(s) you work in. You will have the option of painting alongside Susan using the same photo reference.

This step-by-step method will provide an organized framework for your future pastel paintings taking the mystery out of where to start, and what type of pastels to use. All levels are welcome. This workshop will be packed with information and fun!

Art Excursion and Collaborative Workshop with Dan Chen – Register by November 6!!

More about Dan Chen…
More info and Register here

Sponsored by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation
Connecting to Culture to Christ through Fine Arts since 2007

and hosted at the Studio of Dan Chen
and Pacific Rim Art Guild Gallery

Copyright © Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation 2022.
All rights reserved.

NEW Graphite Workshop at Central Art

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541.773.1444   101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501
MON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5

Space Is Limited! Sign up NOW for a NEW Graphite Workshop with Lara Strazdas!

Dates: Fridays October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, 2022

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (12:30pm – 4:30pm on 10/21)

Location: Central Art, 101 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501

Instructor: Lara Strazdas

Price: $195 (4 sessions)

Registration required. Click here to register.

In this intensive 16 hour, 4-session workshop we will be drawing an up-close and very detailed portrait of a Black Rhino on toned paper. We will be using graphite powder and a variety of graphite pencils, erasers, and a stylus to render the wide range of values and textures of the Rhino’s skin. You will learn techniques that you can apply to drawing other animals in graphite or color. 

*For more information, including a complete supplies list and class registration, visit

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Silvia Trujillo Workshop Updates

Silvia Trujillo Workshop Updates:

There is still time to enroll in one or both of these workshops!

If you’ve never been to Bridgeview Winery, it’s one of the loveliest in the Valley, and well worth the drive.

Date: Saturday September 17 from 10am-5pm
Location: Bridgeview Winery – 4210 Holland Loop Road Cave Junction, OR 97523

All skill levels are welcome! Beginners will get a taste for the process of plein-air, and more advanced artists will get a chance to hone their skills in a beautiful new location.

The workshop fee is $100 and includes a drink ticket that may be redeemed for your choice glass of wine. We have one 50% off scholarship available. If you’d like to apply, please email [email protected] or call 541-592-5019.

 Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery specializes in German varietals such as Riesling. Currently, it has a gold medal award-winning Oregon Pinot Noir that has received an 89-point rating with Wine Spectator. It’s a great value! Wines will be available for tasting and purchase throughout the workshop. Please bring a water bottle and packed lunch.   

Silvia Trujillo Workshop Update: Rescheduled!

Alpacas at Lone Ranch Plein Air Workshop

Sponsored by Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford

 Due to the heat wave last Saturday, the workshop was rescheduled for September 24. All the same info, just a different day : )

 Looking forward to a great outdoor painting day on the 24th! Love to see you there! 

Alpacas at Lone Ranch (in Eagle Point) is another favorite spot for plein air art.

Sign up through the Rogue Gallery to reserve your space. 

Call 541.772.8118 or visit Website:

Suitable for beginner through advanced painters. All media welcome!
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 24, from 9 am–3 pm and painting with you!

Recent plein air scenes by Silvia: vineyard & flower fields





Where I Create

fourth 2022  
Hello, you lovely artists and friends!
May this newsletter find you feeling safe and inspired. I have some fun projects in the works and wanted to update you on what I’m doing these days!

I am featured in the latest issue of Where Women Create! My spread in Where Women Create has me so excited!

Someone once told me that I had a way of creating art that was one with my photographs and studio. I feel that this is true because they are all so connected. When I create, work in my studio, garden, or photograph my work, I am truly working from my soul and my muse is beside me.

The Fall 2022 issue of Where Women Create has a feature on my studio and myself, and all of the photos are taken by me! I am still in awe of how beautiful the article and spreads are, and how supportive you all have been!

It is a gorgeous issue with so many inspirational Studios stories and photos. I’m linking to the magazine here, so if you want to order it you can. It is available at Barnes and Noble if you are there too! But take a look around the wonderful Where Women Create website, and even subscribe while you are there!

Learn Online With Me!

My lovely friend, the artist Zoe Hirson, wrote of me and my art, “Something about this artist. She can put together marks and images and they come together to tell a story [and] show an image that manages to be contemporary with a sense of old, of history, of memory, of fragments, of interest.” I love this description so much!

Have you looked at my online offerings lately? I have fourteen different online workshops available for you to choose from, each with its own unique theme and flavor!

I recently launched two new online workshops that I am so excited to share with you now that the planning and dreaming are complete!

Come create with me in my online workshops!

The Gatheress

Inspired by all of the treasures we gather along the way! Do you have pieces of fabric or paper that are too special to discard? In The Gatheress, we use our sentimental scraps to create a mounted bi-fold book with a scroll attached in the middle as the centerpiece! Learn simple techniques that add rich detail, be inspired by the elements, and reclaim your place on this beautiful planet!

Here is a photo from my feature in Where Women Create. It shows my encaustic station for filming Ring Around the Moon.

Ring Around the Moon My second workshop that just launched, Ring Around the Moon, is my class for Painting with Fire 2022. Painting with Fire is a year-long encaustics masterclass with over 50 hours of lessons and behind-the-scenes from 26 world-renowned encaustics artists.

Create a lush landscape with me and see how wax adds depth and mystery to your creations! Register now for Painting with Fire, and you will gain access to all of the classes that were already released this year, including mine!

Sending you love, light, and magic from River Garden Studio! I hope we create together soon! y® company

September Art Opportunities from the AGA

The Ashland Gallery Association is excited to share a handful of fun and diverse art opportunities offered this month to foster your inner creativity. 

Medford Food Coop, Untitled, Photography

Medford Food Coop
Call for Artists!
No Specific Dates and Times (Ongoing)

The Medford Food Coop is seeking local artists to feature on their Community Art Wall in the Cafe. For those who aren’t familiar, the Community Art Wall offers local artists a space to share their artwork with others while simultaneously giving back to local nonprofit organizations. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

Roxanne Evans Stout, Ring Around the Moon, Mixed Media

Roxanne Evans Stout
Ring Around the Moon
No Specific Dates and Times (Online)

Join Roxanne Evans Stout for Ring Around the Moon and learn more about how to create a magical and lush abstract landscape with the beautiful luminous quality that is unique to encaustic painting. In addition to creating layers of wax over a pre-gessoed wood surface, individuals will also create a foreground and background using different hues.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

Sarah F. Burns, Vesper Meadow Bovine Beach, Oil

Project Space

Paint Out with Your Art Friends!

Friday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join Project Space and Sarah F. Burns to learn more about painting outdoors. Taking place at Rabbit Ears Trailhead at Mt. Ashland, individuals will have the opportunity to observe everything from interesting rock formations, to wonderful wildflowers, amazing views, and more. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Expressions, Watercolor

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Free Yourself Up! Abstract Layering in Watercolor
With Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Saturday, October 1, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass to learn more about intuitive layered abstraction using watercolor. In addition to exploring and experimenting, individuals will also learn how to incorporate textural elements into their own creative style. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

Southern Oregon Guild Plein Air Workshop

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans presents a Plein Air Workshop with Silvia Trujillo at Bridgeview Vineyards and Winery

SO Guild of Artists & Artisans Announcements

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SO Guild of Artists & Artisans Announcements

SO Guild of Artists & Artisans Announcements - Growing Createive Community

Thanks for reading SO Guild of Artists & Artisans announcements for Thanksgiving, December 2021, and January 2022! We have a lot to tell you about! Our Black Friday alternative sale. A December filmmaking and editing workshop with Alex Gaylon. A January storytelling workshop with Georgia Churchill. Our YouTube channel. And more…

Thanksgiving Plus One

Fine Art & Craft Sale

(The Antidote to Big Box Store Black Friday Crazy-making)

Begins Friday, November 26

SO Guild of Artists & Artisans Announcements - Thanksgiving Plus One Fine ARt & Craft Sale

For many years, the day after Thanksgiving has been advertised by giant retailers as the day to shop for bargains at big box stores. For some of us, THAT is no fun at all (not to mention that the purchases are less than inspired.) We are offering you a local and lovely antidote for that “ailment.” 

Our special Friday-after-Thanksgiving event is for all those who have supported the Guild through the past months and years by making a cash donation, purchasing anything from our gallery, attending one of our workshops, sharing Guild information with friends, or wanting to do any of the aforementioned. 

The Guild’s talented and generous artists have donated a few select pieces to offer as a fundraiser for the Guild and for your gift-giving pleasure. Of course, all the items in our most recent show will also be for sale. Come help us support the Guild and celebrate our wonderful community of artists and art lovers. You can also enjoy light refreshments, music, laughter, and a relaxed atmosphere to begin the holidays in an artful frame of mind. Please note that COVID safety procedures will be in place.

You are invited to our “tech-forward” Filmmaking and Editing Workshop With Alex Gaylon

Click here to find out more about the Film Making and Editing Workshop or to register

The Art of Storytelling Workshop

Presented by Master Storyteller, Georgia Churchill

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A Three Part Zoom Workshop January 15, 22, & 29
Time travel through stories!
Discover your voice!
Connect to the rich and ancient tradition of oral storytelling!

This class for all those from age 7 to 107 will be empowering, warm, and full of laughter. We enthusiastically welcome anyone interested in learning to tell stories or simply wishing to improve their oral communication skills.

The first session will focus on basic storytelling techniques such as loosening throat muscles, vocal tone, diaphragmatic breath, and expressing believable emotions. Then, in the second session, participants will apply these techniques to a 5 minute story of their own choosing, and the third session will be a sharing and celebration of everyone’s stories.

Throughout all three sessions, Georgia will pepper in examples from stories of her own repertoire. With them, she explains the power of storytelling and the way that stories are windows into the time and place from which they emerge.

Click here to find out more about the Art of Storytelling or to register

SO Guild of Artists & Artisans Announcements - Happy Holidays!

Wondering what to give to the person who has everything or to give to an entire family?

Consider giving them the gift of either of the workshops above or give them a Guild gift certificate.

We are excited to announce that our Guild YouTube Channel now features ALL 13 of our videos freely available for viewing! With over 6 hours of content featuring Guild members and guest instructors, our Creative Community playlists include artist spotlights, tutorials, and ZOOM class recordings to inspire you! Moreover, you can learn how to create 3D paintings with Sheila Mason, 3-D collages with Kathi Culver, embossed copper ornaments with Ruth Wendover, applique banners with Jean Robertson, naturally dyed fabric and paper with Angela Franklin, and DIY Puppetry.

Tune in and try something new today!

Click here to go to the Guild’s YouTube channel

If you have ideas for programming, please share and let’s see what we can do. Call or email 541-659-3858 [email protected]. Stay tuned for more SO Guild of Artists & Artisans Announcements here on SOARs blog, Art matters!

24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531 USA(541) 592-5019
Click to go to the Guild website  

Online Filmmaking & Editing Workshop

Are you an artist who wants to document your creative process, a parent who wants to make better home movies, or an aspiring filmmaker or video journalist? Learn how to shoot and edit your own footage to create a short film in our video production intensive on Zoom!

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans is proud to present an online filmmaking and editing workshop with Alex Gaylon. Sessions take place on Saturdays, December 4 and 11, 2021, from 12–4 pm Pacific Time.

You will gain concrete filmmaking skills that you can put to use right away. Use your smartphone or any other camera available to you! Editing will be taught on the free software, DaVinci Resolve.

The class fee is on a sliding scale, $100-200, with scholarships available. Don’t have a camera or computer? Don’t worry! Call 541-659-3858 or email us at [email protected] and we will connect you with the resources you need to attend.

Online Filmmaking & Editing Workshop

Mini Workshop with Silvia Trujillo!

Short notice mini workshop with Silvia Trujillo

Saturday, November 20

10am- 1pm

In Phoenix at Artist Attic/ Scrappy Craft

Bring paintings to start, finish, or rework and I’ll help you with the process. There are a few of you who have expressed interest in having a class before the next scheduled date of Dec 2, so here’s your chance!

Let me know if you want to attend, and/ or if you have any questions.

It will be great to see you!

Best wishes, Silvia


*Below are two that were painted en plein air during the smoky summer. Thank goodness for Autumn 🍂 

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