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Watercolor Painting and Monoprinting with Catie Faryl

 

Watercoloor Painting and Monoprinting with Caite Faryl at Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon Thursdays in June 2017

 

Watercolor Painting and Monoprinting with Catie Faryl

This class is fun and accessible, and an affordable way to learn about printmaking or expand into new art mediums.  Registration is handled through Ashland Art Center and materials are included, as described in the flyer abovewatercolor painting class, monoprinting class, as.

Hope to see you Thursdays in June.  Please feel to call me at (541) 535-1854 if you have questions or need more information.

Ashland Gallery Association March 2017 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association – March Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logo

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Upstairs Featured Artists: Susanne Petermann & Darlene Southworth Techno-color

With watercolor and collage, Susanne Petermann and Darlene Southworth create landscapes not visible to the unaided eye: parts hidden inside machines and computers, interiors of plants and animals, and outer space.  Thus the images appear abstract though they are actually representational

Featured Photographer: Julie Bonney Delicate Beauty

Julie Bonney is a widely traveled local photographer who will be sharing a selection from her recent work, “Delicate Beauty” during March.  Favorite photography subjects for many are flowers.  They speak the language of the heart touching us in ways that open us to the natural world.  However, the challenge is to showcase them in ways that are less common and create a desire in the viewer to stop and take them in.  Photography workshops can be a source of inspiration when things feel stagnant.  To learn some new techniques, Julie participated in a flower photography workshop last September.  Using tulle, lace, optic choices, shallow depth of field, multiple exposures and more unusual angles of perspective she immersed herself in the joy of rekindling her love of floral photography.

Featured Musician: Iconoplasty

Iconoplasty is a complex stew of electronic beats, surf guitar riffs, ambient noise and appropriated pop choruses, all courtesy of multi-instrumentalist, Josh Gross.

“Hibiscus,” photograph by Julie Bonney

“Hibiscus,” photograph by Julie Bonney

AGA Annual Student Art Show

March First Friday will have a very special added attraction when the Ashland Gallery Association celebrates student art.  Alongside art by well-known local, regional and national artists, galleries and businesses will feature works by budding young student artists from the Art Department of Ashland High School.

During the First Friday Art Walk, and throughout the month of March, visitors to AGA galleries will be inspired by the creativity and uniqueness of the art made by these young artists. There will be paintings, drawings, mixed media, and special jewelry pieces, as well as photography on display.

Participating galleries include: Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland Art Works, Ashland Natural Medicine, Hanson Howard Gallery, Nimbus, Studio AB, Liquid Assets Wine Bar, Summit+Fields, as well as The Web-sters.

These galleries will host the following local high school students: Nicole Sagal, Kyra Smith, Mayla Sumner, Cross Harris, Nicholas Morris, Lillian Ljungkvist, Eamon Morris, Charlie Burr, Sonora Jessup, Felix Knowlton, Eva Berg, Cora Stonewood, JD Miller, Salus True, Lyric Sylvan, Lukail Reece-Sullivan, Mina DeVore, Enya Cochran, Tatiana Cegin-Wagner, Cedar Taulbee, Izzy Duval, Adriana Bohn, Ayla Prusko, Jasmine Risser, Rachel Porter, Merlin Skye, and Calin Grimm.

All are invited and the community is encouraged to support these emerging artists by visiting the galleries. View and download the March Art Walk map at:

www.ashlandgalleries.com

2016 Student Show artist, Sophie Birch-Bridges

2016 Student Show artist, Sophie Birch-Bridges

Schneider Museum of Art

Trolley Fun, Exhibitions, Student Open Studios, and Book Reading this First Friday

This upcoming First Friday, March 3, ride the Allaboard Trolley to visit downtown galleries and the art happenings at Southern Oregon University. Exhibitions can be viewed in the Schneider Museum of Art Museum, the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries, and the Fine Art students’ Private Open Studios until 8:00 PM. The Museum is hosting a book reading by local author Michael Neimann at 5:00 PM.

University parking behind the Museum will be made available to the public starting at 4:00 PM. The Allaboard Trolley will shuttle patrons to and from the Museum to the downtown Ashland area between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM – a generous amount of time to visit the Museum, the student studios and Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries, and then visit your favorite Ashland galleries, studios, restaurants and more. There will be three stops on the Trolley route, the Schneider Museum of Art, A Street between 5th and 6th Streets, and the Plaza by the Fountains. Wine will be generously poured within the Museum and the hours will be extended until 8:00 PM.

 

At 5:00 PM, local author Michael Niemann will read from his latest thriller, Illicit Trade. Neimann grew up in a small town in Germany, seven miles from the Dutch border. Crossing that border often at a young age sparked in him a curiosity about the larger world. He studied political science at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität and international studies at the University of Denver. During his academic career, he focused on Southern Africa and frequently spent time in the region. After taking fiction writing courses from his colleagues at Trinity College, he embarked on a different way to write about the world. He currently teaches in the International Studies Program at SOU.

On view at the Schneider Museum of Art is Shapes of Curiosity, the SOU Creative Arts Faculty Exhibition curated by Kelly Worman to complement the Southern Oregon University Center for the Humanities 2016-2017 Campus Theme. Featured Southern Oregon University Creative Arts faculty artists include: David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Garrick Imatani, Miles Inada, Kyle Peets, Max Reinhardt, Margaret L. Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld, and Summer Ventis.

Roll With Us! Allaboard Trolley

Allaboard Trolley

Coming April 29th & 30th!

A Taste of Ashland 

Celebrating its twenty-eighth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event, A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th, from noon to 4p.m. Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines while enjoying the local visual arts.

AllAboard Trolley will offer rides to all galleries, but most are within walking distance.  Tickets are limited to ensure the event is not over crowded.

For tickets and more information about A Taste of Ashland 2017 visit: atasteofashland.com or call 541-488-0178

Wild Imaginings : Experimental Watercolors

WILD IMAGININGSWild Imaginings : Exhibit of Experimental Watercolor Paintings by Elaine Frenett, Darlene Southworth, and Janette Erwin Brown at Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon during October 2016. Reception October 7 from 5–8pm in conjunction with the Ashland First Friday ArtWalk

October First Friday at the Ashland Art Center 2nd Floor Lounge Gallery

FREE Community Art Event

October 7 @ 5:00 pm  8:00 pm

Featured Studio Artists: Elaine Frenett, Janette Ervin-Brown & Darlene Southworth

Long ago, three future friends who would later share their wild imaginings together started their lives. Janette, in California, followed her artist leanings into education, eventually stewarding high school students to reveal their creative talents.  Colorado-born Elaine knew that in her heart resided an artist, yet she was a late bloomer, finally letting go of crafts and completing a graphic design program.  Darlene had the heart of a scientist and filled her mind and observations with biology while shaping many a college mind along the way.

They took on a different life.  

Darlene jumped the “botany” ship and found herself shaping her mind’s eye with fungi.  Janette, an avid lover of the outdoors, took her creative pursuits deep into the arms of nature.  Elaine, well she left the restrained illustration world for the freedom of the watercolor world.  But their paths were growing closer, tempting fate to see what happened when their paths finally crossed.

The maps of their lives grew closer.  

Elaine moved to the Rogue Valley, Darlene was already savoring the lush Southern Oregon surroundings and then…Janette traveled north to Ashland.  At Ashland Art Center the star-studded artist’s paths began weaving together.  Between classes, retreats and conversations over something warm, these three came to share Studio #13 as well as creative challenge.  With this camaraderie they have plunged into experimental water media, the only unifying aspect being the format of watercolor paper upon stretcher bars.  

Wild Imaginings

Ashland Art Center Featured Artists for October 2016, in this special art exhibit you can sample the wild imaginings of these three artists:  throwing, swirling, stapling, stitching, cutting, tearing mostly watercolor media upon paper.  From what appeared in the artist’s mind came these expressions of experiment. Come to Ashland Art Center’s Second Floor Lounge Gallery on Ashland’s First Friday ArtWalk on October 7 from 5–8pm to see the show and meet the artists.

 

Animal Ruminations: A Collaboration of Paint and Poetry

The opening reception for Kat von Cupcake’s and my art show is tomorrow, September 2nd from 4-6PM at The Loft in Ashland. Join us to celebrate the first showing of this new venture – pairing my whimsical animal paintings to Kat’s fun poetry written from the animal’s perspective.

 

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Ashland Art Center August 2016 Classes and Events

Ashland Art Center August 2016 Classes and Events

CLASSES, EVENTS, NEWS

www.ashlandartcenter.org/classes-events/

You can also visit our online calendar.

First Friday Event at AAC

August First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

August 5th @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August Featured Studio Artist:

Laura Lawrence, My Dancing Threads

Ashland Art Center Studio 7

“Ponchos on Parade”

 

A lifetime of dance training inspires the movement in my designs.  Comfort, durability and eco-concerns dictate my choice of materials.  The knit ponchos that will be featured this month showcase my latest fiber of choice: bamboo.  They also illustrate how versatile a simple rectangle can become when sewn in the right places and draped in various ways.

 

Featured Gallery Artists:  Paula Fong- Watercolor Illustrations
and Jane Sterling- Ceramic Sculpture

 

Downstairs Featured Artist: Elijah Boor

Featured Photographer: Bobbi Murphy- Death Valley in Bloom

 

Bobbi Murphy is showing “Death Valley in Bloom” beginning Friday, August 5th, 2016 at The Photographers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center for First Friday Art Walk.

Death Valley is the driest, hottest and lowest place in North America and is home to a grand, majestic landscape unlike any other.  Taken during this year’s incredible ’super bloom’, Bobbi’s images show the stark contrast between a barren landscape and one transformed by winter rains.

Ms. Murphy is a graduate of Rocky Mountain School of Photography and shows her work year round at The Photgraphers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center.  Her website is bobbimurphyphotography.com.

Featured Musician: Phoenix Sigalove
Phoenix Sigalove is a provocative singer/songwriter whose soulful, rootsy vocals and rhythm-based acoustic guitar grooves will remind you of Richie Havens and Ben Harper with an Indigenous twist that is unique and powerful.  His lyrics demand accountability and respect for Mother Earth and his story-telling will conjure up images of wild, wind-swept places, and horseback adventures through the American West.

August and Beyond: Workshops & Classes

Painting: Watermedia Painting on Claybord with Pamela Haunschild

$135, includes all materials
August 13 & 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This two-afternoon workshop is designed for everyone to have fun creating semi-abstract nature paintings with a mixture of highly pigmented watercolors and acrylic inks. We will create three 11×14 paintings; a night sky painting like the attached image and two natural materials paintings like those on my website: www.pamhaunschild.com. We will wash watercolors over leaves, grasses, stones and other natural materials to create unique paintings showing the beauty of nature. We will be working on Clayboard, a wonderful surface that allows for bright colors and special texture effects. The techniques we learn in class, however, can also be used on watercolor paper and other surfaces. All you need to bring are your brushes, the class fee covers everything else.
Find out more »
Painting: The Pocket Sketching Workshop with Kath Macaulay
$275, plus $40 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor
September 9, 10 & 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn enough to play for a lifetime! This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, sitting in a café or the airport. Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions and no clean-up.
Find out more »

Painting the Landscape with Sarah Burns

$125 (Six Sessions)

September 21- October 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
(Field Demonstrations on September 23 at 9 am and October 7. Details to be provided on the first day of the workshop.)
Learn principles and techniques for painting beautiful landscapes. This class will include classroom and field demonstrations, slide lectures and feedback on student work.  Students will be able to work independently and bring their work in for critique.  This means source materials can be either photo reference or plein air and work can be completed in a time and place that best suits the student.  Class will cover: drawing and painting the landscape, composition, color in the natural world, light effect, values, linear perspective, atmospheric perspective, form, volume, materials and much more. We will focus on oil painting, but the principles will apply to any media.
Find out more »

OSF/AAC Workshop with Rebecca Gabriel
$275, materials list available online
September 22, 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
September 24 @ 12:30 – 3:30
September 24 @ 8:00pm – evening production at OSF’s Bowman Theatre
Join instructor Rebecca Gabriel for a three-day intensive workshop featuring OSF leading lady, Vilma Silva as our captivating model. Vilma will pose in costume, inspired by her role in this OSF’s season’s ‘Timon of Athens’, and preform a few favorite lines of dialogue. The workshop includes a 3-day pose, for three hours daily, an informal luncheon with Vilma, and tickets to the OSF production of “Timon of Athens.”  Sessions held in the main classroom at the AAC.
Find out more »

Once Monthly Art Classes

Art Journaling Clinic with Elaine Frenett

$20 Fee Includes Some Materials to Sample

*No Art Journaling for the months of August or September, sessions will resume in October*

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

Art journaling topics change each month. Please register ahead with Elaine [email protected] or 541-944-2196. Class will be held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13

Find out more »

Mixed media: Collage with Susanne Peterman

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

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

August 19, September 16

Collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft. Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided. Email Susanne [email protected] reserve your space. Please contact Susanne by the THIRD Tuesday. Minimum of three students required, maximum 10

Find out more »

Off- Site Workshops & Classes

Fiber Art: *Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop with Jo Ann Manzone
$95.00, includes supplies
Saturday, September 10th @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a beautiful nuno felt fall scarf or small wrap.  Students will learn how to lay out wool on silk and play with surface design techniques to create a one-of-a-kind scarf or wrap.  Designs can be simple or have lots of texture and depth.  You will have at your disposal silk gauze, superfine merino wool, silk and wool embellishments—everything you need to make a beautiful piece of wearable art!
Class held at Jo Ann’s A Street Studio: 258 A Street, #10, Ashland, OR

To register for this class contact Jo Ann Manzone at [email protected] or visit her web site: http://www.dreamweavingdesigns.com/teaching-classes/

Find out more »

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!

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Find out more »

Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 Members, $10 General

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.

Find out more »

Ceramics for Kids with Liz Edwards

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

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.

Find out more »

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens

$10 Drop-In includes Materials

Tuesdays, 1:30- 3:00pm

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens Find out how much fun you can have putting pencil and paint to paper!  For all beginners and experienced artists who want to try something new. Each week will be a different focus, including sketching faces, perspective, cartooning, drawing animals, and more, including using various mediums like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Have a special request? Jack wants to know what students want to do!

Find out more »
Fiber Art: Advanced Needle Felting with Liza Hamilton
$15 day-rate, $60 for 5 sessions
Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
In this advanced open studio-type felting class, Liza offers personalized instruction on creating wire armatured pose-able puppets and felted figures, life-size animal sculptures, detailed ‘Fiber Paintings’, adding fine details, and more. Open to adults and ages 12+ who are familiar with the basic techniques and are looking to improve their skill. Includes wool and supplies during class, take home kits, wool, and supplies available for purchase. Held in Upstairs Studio 8. Email Liza to confirm attendance:[email protected]
Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

Printmaking Open Studio with Amy Godard

$10 Drop-In, Some materials included

Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Printmaking studio at Ashland Art Center for open studio hours with Amy Godard. Amy, an experienced printmaker and instructor, will assist you with achieving your printmaking goals.  Working on a project that needs completion?  Come on in!  Hoping to experiment with printmaking for the first time?  Great, we are here to support you!   Regardless of your experience in the field of printmaking, the studio is open for your use under the skilled supervision and/or assistance of Amy.

Find out more »

Pottery and Hand-Building with Max Reinhardt

$10/ 2hrs, $15/ 3hrs plus Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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.  I intend to work with you to develop your ideas into reality and challenge students to greater success with clay.
Find out more »

Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 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.

Find out more »

Portrait Painting with David William Terry

$35 Day-Rate

Every Wednesday @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Instructor, David William Terry, has been a professional portrait artist for several decades. His classes aim to help anyone learn to express themselves visually with the highest standards in artistic quality. – Classes are open to ALL levels of experience and ability. – Beginners come to learn important skills; advanced artists come to practice them. – Students will work from a live, fully clothed model. Materials List Available online. Students should bring their own supplies and materials – odorless please.

Find out more »

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Thursdays with Jo Ann Manzone

FREE Community Art Class

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the unlimited possibilities of your own creativity! This fun art class for kids of all ages has something for everyone – we’re going to have a blast making art! For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present). Drop in anytime during the session. FREE! Includes materials. Creative projects change per week.

Find out more »

Ceramics with Max Reinhardt

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Max for a creative afternoon of hand building or wheel throwing. Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in weekly session.

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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Ceramics Summer Camps

Ceramics: Clay Camp with Liz O’Brien

$170 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

August 22-26 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm

Come spend a week exploring clay!

Kids will learn the basics in sculpting clay and express themselves creating fun and functional keepsakes. No experience needed!
Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing. Sign up for just one week, or both, by visiting us online or in person.

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Artist Services

 

Get Your Artwork Photographed with Ezra Marcos

$20 per image AAC Members, $25 per image General

First Tuesday of every month @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

August 2nd, September 6th, October 4th.

Get Your Artwork Professionally Photographed by EZRA MARCO

Every first Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$20 per image for AAC Members, $25 per image for General Public

Includes CD with high-res JPG and hi-res and low-res TIF

Ezra will be shooting 3D and 2D pieces of artwork for artists on a monthly basis as needed. Work must be delivered before the start of your session and MUST be picked up by 5 pm that day.

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Empowering Your Expression with Dr. Zan Nix

Free for Artist Members, $20 General Public

November 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Each of us came into this world with our own unique passions and expression. When we are using these natural attributes purposefully our creativity is alive and our visions are inspiring. Yet so often we run into roadblocks such as debilitating fears, self-limiting thoughts and behaviors, exhaustion from today’s fast pace, distractions, information overload and overwhelming responsibilities! These make it immensely challenging to identify and commit to our priorities. Life coaching is a partnership with you designed to enhance your personal power across life’s foundations.

Find out more »

TAP: Artist Meet and Greet Party

Free Community Event

Every Last Thursday of each Month @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 25, September 29

Join TAP (The Artisan Project) the last Thursday of the month for an Artist Meet and Greet Party with a selection of outstanding musical guests sponsored by TAP each month. Open to the general public. Join us at AAC the last Thursday of every month!

Find out more »

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Ashland Art Center Classes and Events Update
July, August 2016 &
 beyond…

CLASSES, EVENTS, NEWS

www.ashlandartcenter.org/classes-events/

You can also visit our online calendar.

First Friday Event at AAC

August First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

August 5th @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August Featured Studio Artist:

Laura Lawrence, My Dancing Threads

Ashland Art Center Studio 7

“Ponchos on Parade”

A lifetime of dance training inspires the movement in my designs.  Comfort, durability and eco-concerns dictate my choice of materials.  The knit ponchos that will be featured this month showcase my latest fiber of choice: bamboo.  They also illustrate how versatile a simple rectangle can become when sewn in the right places and draped in various ways.

Featured Gallery Artists:  Paula Fong- Watercolor Illustrations
and Jane Sterling- Ceramic Sculpture

Downstairs Featured Artist: Elijah Boor

Featured Photographer: Bobbi Murphy- Death Valley in Bloom

Bobbi Murphy is showing “Death Valley in Bloom” beginning Friday, August 5th, 2016 at The Photographers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center for First Friday Art Walk.

Death Valley is the driest, hottest and lowest place in North America and is home to a grand, majestic landscape unlike any other.  Taken during this year’s incredible ’super bloom’, Bobbi’s images show the stark contrast between a barren landscape and one transformed by winter rains.

Ms. Murphy is a graduate of Rocky Mountain School of Photography and shows her work year round at The Photgraphers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center.  Her website is bobbimurphyphotography.com.

Featured Musician: Phoenix Sigalove

Phoenix Sigalove is a provocative singer/songwriter whose soulful, rootsy vocals and rhythm-based acoustic guitar grooves will remind you of Richie Havens and Ben Harper with an Indigenous twist that is unique and powerful.  His lyrics demand accountability and respect for Mother Earth and his story-telling will conjure up images of wild, wind-swept places, and horseback adventures through the American West.

July and Beyond: Workshops & Classes

Painting: Watermedia Painting on Claybord with Pamela Haunschild

$135, includes all materials
August 13 & 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This two-afternoon workshop is designed for everyone to have fun creating semi-abstract nature paintings with a mixture of highly pigmented watercolors and acrylic inks. We will create three 11×14 paintings; a night sky painting like the attached image and two natural materials paintings like those on my website: www.pamhaunschild.com. We will wash watercolors over leaves, grasses, stones and other natural materials to create unique paintings showing the beauty of nature. We will be working on Clayboard, a wonderful surface that allows for bright colors and special texture effects. The techniques we learn in class, however, can also be used on watercolor paper and other surfaces. All you need to bring are your brushes, the class fee covers everything else.
Find out more »

Painting: The Pocket Sketching Workshop with Kath Macaulay

$275, plus $40 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor
September 9, 10 & 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn enough to play for a lifetime! This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, sitting in a café or the airport. Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions and no clean-up.
Find out more »

Painting the Landscape with Sarah Burns

$125 (Six Sessions)

September 21- October 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
(Field Demonstrations on September 23 at 9 am and October 7. Details to be provided on the first day of the workshop.)
Learn principles and techniques for painting beautiful landscapes. This class will include classroom and field demonstrations, slide lectures and feedback on student work.  Students will be able to work independently and bring their work in for critique.  This means source materials can be either photo reference or plein air and work can be completed in a time and place that best suits the student.  Class will cover: drawing and painting the landscape, composition, color in the natural world, light effect, values, linear perspective, atmospheric perspective, form, volume, materials and much more. We will focus on oil painting, but the principles will apply to any media.
Find out more »

OSF/AAC Workshop with Rebecca Gabriel

$275, materials list available online
September 22, 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
September 24 @ 12:30 – 3:30
September 24 @ 8:00pm – evening production at OSF’s Bowman Theatre
Join instructor Rebecca Gabriel for a three-day intensive workshop featuring OSF leading lady, Vilma Silva as our captivating model. Vilma will pose in costume, inspired by her role in this OSF’s season’s ‘Timon of Athens’, and preform a few favorite lines of dialogue. The workshop includes a 3-day pose, for three hours daily, an informal luncheon with Vilma, and tickets to the OSF production of “Timon of Athens.”  Sessions held in the main classroom at the AAC.
Find out more »

Once Monthly Art Classes

Art Journaling Clinic with Elaine Frenett

$20 Fee Includes Some Materials to Sample

*No Art Journaling for the months of August or September, sessions will resume in October*

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

Art journaling topics change each month. Please register ahead with Elaine [email protected] or 541-944-2196. Class will be held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13

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Mixed media: Collage with Susanne Peterman

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

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

June 17, July 15, August 19, Spetember 16

Collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft. Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided. Email Susanne [email protected] reserve your space. Please contact Susanne by the THIRD Tuesday. Minimum of three students required, maximum 10

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Off- Site Workshops & Classes

Fiber Art: *Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop with Jo Ann Manzone

$95.00, includes supplies
Saturday, September 10th @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a beautiful nuno felt fall scarf or small wrap.  Students will learn how to lay out wool on silk and play with surface design techniques to create a one-of-a-kind scarf or wrap.  Designs can be simple or have lots of texture and depth.  You will have at your disposal silk gauze, superfine merino wool, silk and wool embellishments—everything you need to make a beautiful piece of wearable art!
Class held at Jo Ann’s A Street Studio: 258 A Street, #10, Ashland, OR

To register for this class contact Jo Ann Manzone at [email protected] or visit her web site: http://www.dreamweavingdesigns.com/teaching-classes/

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Mixed Media: *Spirit Figures with JoAnn Manzone & Denise Kester

$120.00, includes materials
Saturday July 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Create your own one-of-a-kind personal Spirit Figure. In this one day workshop, students will learn how to construct a Spirit Figure using branches and sticks. You will be designing the clothing for your figure by painting on fabric and making paste papers. We will have pictures of faces, hands, etc…to adorn your figure and make it your own. *Session held offsite at: Dreamweaving Designs, 258 A Street, #10, Ashland

To register for this workshop, contact Jo Ann Manzone at [email protected]

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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!

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 Members, $10 General

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 Edwards

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

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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The Artist Within with Jack Wiens

$10 Drop-In includes Materials

Tuesdays, 1:30- 3:00pm

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens Find out how much fun you can have putting pencil and paint to paper!  For all beginners and experienced artists who want to try something new. Each week will be a different focus, including sketching faces, perspective, cartooning, drawing animals, and more, including using various mediums like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Have a special request? Jack wants to know what students want to do!

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Fiber Art: Advanced Needle Felting with Liza Hamilton

$15 day-rate, $60 for 5 sessions
Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
In this advanced open studio-type felting class, Liza offers personalized instruction on creating wire armatured pose-able puppets and felted figures, life-size animal sculptures, detailed ‘Fiber Paintings’, adding fine details, and more. Open to adults and ages 12+ who are familiar with the basic techniques and are looking to improve their skill. Includes wool and supplies during class, take home kits, wool, and supplies available for purchase. Held in Upstairs Studio 8. Email Liza to confirm attendance:[email protected]
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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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Printmaking Open Studio with Maggie Wilson

$10 Drop-In, Some materials included

Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Printmaking studio at Ashland Art Center for open studio hours with Maggie Wilson.  Maggie, an experienced printmaker and instructor, will assist you with achieving your printmaking goals.  Working on a project that needs completion?  Come on in!  Hoping to experiment with printmaking for the first time?  Great, we are here to support you!   Regardless of your experience in the field of printmaking, the studio is open for your use under the skilled supervision and/or assistance of Maggie.

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Pottery and Hand-Building with Max Reinhardt

$10/ 2hrs, $15/ 3hrs plus Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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.  I intend to work with you to develop your ideas into reality and challenge students to greater success with clay.
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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 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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Portrait Painting with David William Terry

$35 Day-Rate

Every Wednesday @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Instructor, David William Terry, has been a professional portrait artist for several decades. His classes aim to help anyone learn to express themselves visually with the highest standards in artistic quality. – Classes are open to ALL levels of experience and ability. – Beginners come to learn important skills; advanced artists come to practice them. – Students will work from a live, fully clothed model. Materials List Available online. Students should bring their own supplies and materials – odorless please.

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FREE EXPRESSIONS: Thursdays with Jo Ann Manzone

FREE Community Art Class

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the unlimited possibilities of your own creativity! This fun art class for kids of all ages has something for everyone – we’re going to have a blast making art! For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present). Drop in anytime during the session. FREE! Includes materials. Creative projects change per week.

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Ceramics with Max Reinhardt

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Max for a creative afternoon of hand building or wheel throwing. Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in weekly session.

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Felting Friday with Liza Hamilton

$10 Drop-In, Includes Materials

Fridays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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Ceramics Summer Camps

Ceramics: Clay Camp “Wheel Work” with Liz O’Brien

$190 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

July 25-29 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm

Come explore clay on the potters wheel!

Children will learn how to create functional bowls, cups and vases. Children will also learn how to decorate their pieces in fun and unique ways. No experience needed!

Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing.

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Ceramics: Clay Camp with Liz O’Brien

$170 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

August 22-26 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm

Come spend a week exploring clay!

Kids will learn the basics in sculpting clay and express themselves creating fun and functional keepsakes. No experience needed!
Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing. Sign up for just one week, or both, by visiting us online or in person.

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Artist Services

Get Your Artwork Photographed with Ezra Marcos

$20 per image AAC Members, $25 per image General Public

First Tuesday of every month @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

August 2

Includes CD with high-res JPG and hi-res and low-res TIF

Ezra will be shooting 3D and 2D pieces of artwork for artists on a monthly basis as needed. Work must be delivered before the start of your session and MUST be picked up by 5 pm that day.

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Empowering Your Expression with Dr. Zan Nix

Free for Artist Members, $20 General Public

November 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Each of us came into this world with our own unique passions and expression. When we are using these natural attributes purposefully our creativity is alive and our visions are inspiring. Yet so often we run into roadblocks such as debilitating fears, self-limiting thoughts and behaviors, exhaustion from today’s fast pace, distractions, information overload and overwhelming responsibilities! These make it immensely challenging to identify and commit to our priorities. Life coaching is a partnership with you designed to enhance your personal power across life’s foundations.

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The Art of Selling Art with Ben Wood

Free for Artist Members, $20 General Public

Thursday July 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Art of Selling Art is part two of ‘Business Success for Artists’ presentation by Ben Wood. In the ‘Art of Selling Art’ you will learn: sale essentials from hook to closure, venues for selling art, adding value, CRM, the power of framing, and the development and importance of your core story.

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TAP: Artist Meet and Greet Party

Free Community Event

Fourth Thursday of each Month @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 28, Aug 25

Join TAP (The Artisan Project) the last Thursday of the month for an Artist Meet and Greet Party with a selection of outstanding musical guests sponsored by TAP each month. Open to the general public. Join us at AAC the last Thursday of every month!

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

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

www.ashlandartcenter.org 

[email protected]

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.

 

Watermedia Painting on Claybord Workshop with Pamela Haunschild

Watermedia Painting on Claybord Workshop with Pamela Haunschild

August 13 and 14 from 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

$135

Pamela Haunschild designed her two-afternoon Watermedia Painting on Claybord workshop for participants to have fun creating semi-abstract nature paintings.

Using a mixture of highly pigmented watercolors and acrylic inks, we will create three 11×14 paintings: a night sky painting like the image in the pdf below and two natural materials paintings like those on my website: www.pamhaunschild.com. We will wash watercolors over leaves, grasses, stones and other natural materials to create unique paintings showing the beauty of nature. Because we will be working on Claybord and Aquabord, you will see how these surfaces allow for bright colors and special texture effects. The techniques we learn in class, however, can also be used on watercolor paper and other surfaces. Finally, all you need to bring are your brushes…the materials fee covers everything else.

Watermedia Painting on Claybord workshop details

DATES: August 13 and 14
TIME: noon-4:30 p.m.
COST: $135, and all materials are included in the class fee.
To reserve your space please register at the Ashland Art Center front desk or purchase a “Ticket” online on the Ashland Art Center website: http://www.ashlandartcenter.org/event/painting-watermedia-painting-on-claybord-with-pamela-haunschild/2016-08-13/

CLASS SIZE: Max 10
LOCATION: Ashland Art Center Classroom
Questions? Email me at [email protected] Also, see additional images on my website: www.pamhaunschild.com or at www.facebook.com/pamhaunschildartist

Below is the flyer for the class. If you have a good location and would like to help Pam promote it, please download, print, and hang in a prominent, artsy spot!

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Ashland Art Center Classes, Events and News

May, June & beyond…

CLASSES, EVENTS, NEWS

www.ashlandartcenter.org/classes-events/

Scroll through the email to view class details and news…or see it with all the images here. You can also visit our online calendar.

First Friday Event at AAC

JUNE First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

June 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

June Featured Studio Artists:
Studio 5 Artists-

Thalia Keple,
Michael Corcoran,
& Marty Hogan

Downstairs Featured Artist: Amy Godard will have on display a printmaking installation titled ‘Fecund’.

Featured Photographer: Julie Bonney

 

Please join local photographer, Julie Bonney at the Photographers Gallery in the Ashland Art Center during the June 3rd First Friday Artwalk.

She will be sharing her work entitled, “Springtime in the Rogue Valley”; so come and see what has aroused her senses and reawaked her joy of the beauty that can be found in springtime blossoms.

 

Spring is a special time of year when we are reminded of the renewal of life.  Trees begin to blossom and flowers awaken from their long winter sleep, beckoning us to join them as the days lengthen and the sun shines with warming rays.  Finding these fanciful treasures on a walk or a drive lifts the spirits, warms the heart and invites us into the natural world.

 

Featured Musician: To Be Announced

Featured Event in the AAC Classroom:

Ashland Middle School will be exhibiting artwork from the students of Christie Boyd, Visual Arts Instructor at AMS. Please come and see how the students at AMS are learning various techniques and lessons related to the visual arts arena.

Led by the highly capable visual arts instructor Christy Boyd, these students have produced some exquisite art and are looking forward to sharing that artwork with you this coming June First Friday.

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Career Development for Artists- FREE for Artist Members

Crafting Habits of Success for Business in the Arts with Ben Wood

Free for Artist Members, $20 General Public

Saturday May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Why are some people more successful or even wildly successful in the Arts? It is simple, they learned the power of habit and have actively devoted time and energy to developing habits of success. In this one hour symposium Ben will remind us what every successful person though out the ages have know and used to craft success in their lives. He will provide a clear framework and tools specific to Artists for bringing any Art Business to the next level.

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Empowering Your Expression with Dr. Zan Nix

Free for Artist Members, $20 General Public

November 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Each of us came into this world with our own unique passions and expression. When we are using these natural attributes purposefully our creativity is alive and our visions are inspiring. Yet so often we run into roadblocks such as debilitating fears, self-limiting thoughts and behaviors, exhaustion from today’s fast pace, distractions, information overload and overwhelming responsibilities! These make it immensely challenging to identify and commit to our priorities. Life coaching is a partnership with you designed to enhance your personal power across life’s foundations.

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May and Beyond: Workshops & Classes

Portrait Painting with David William Terry

$35 Day-Rate

Every Wednesday @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Instructor, David William Terry, has been a professional portrait artist for several decades. His classes aim to help anyone learn to express themselves visually with the highest standards in artistic quality. – Classes are open to ALL levels of experience and ability. – Beginners come to learn important skills; advanced artists come to practice them. – Students will work from a live, fully clothed model. Materials List Available online. Students should bring their own supplies and materials – odorless please.

Find out more »
Fiber Art: Advanced Needle Felting with Liza Hamilton
$15 day-rate, $60 for 5 sessions
Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
In this advanced open studio-type felting class, Liza offers personalized instruction on creating wire armatured pose-able puppets and felted figures, life-size animal sculptures, detailed ‘Fiber Paintings’, adding fine details, and more. Open to adults and ages 12+ who are familiar with the basic techniques and are looking to improve their skill. Includes wool and supplies during class, take home kits, wool, and supplies available for purchase. Held in Upstairs Studio 8. Email Liza to confirm attendance:[email protected]
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Painting: Anatomy Lectures by Robert Beverly Hale with Sarah F Burns

FREE

Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

April 4 – June 6

We will view all ten of Robert Beverly Hale’s legendary lectures on Artistic Anatomy, given at the Art Students League in NYC during the 1960’s. These videos are old, black and white and not HD, but contain deep fonts of knowledge for the figurative artist. Figurative Artist and Teacher Sarah F Burns will introduce each lecture and facilitate discussion afterward, using skeletal model and references.

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Fiber Art: Creative Needle Felting with Liza Hamilton
$15 day-rate, $60 for 5 sessions
Wednesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This fun, open studio type class will provide many options for felting projects including working around a wire armature, 2D ‘fiber paintings’, felted jewelry, mobiles, murals, and more. Ideal for adults and ages 10+ who have some felting experience, or have first taken the Felting Friday beginner-level class. Sample creations, demonstrations, and personalized instruction will ensure everyone creates wonderful works of art. Includes wool and supplies for the duration of the class- take home kits, wool, and supplies available for purchase. Held in Upstairs Studio 8. Email Liza to confirm attendance: [email protected]
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Ceramics: The Figure in Clay | Heads and Hands with Nadine Gay
$125, plus $25 clay & firing fee payable to instructor
Saturdays 6/18 – 7/23 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
This is a structured class that will take you on an exploration of what might be the most expressive parts of the figure: heads and hands. You’ll be introduced to the work of artists which displays a wide range of interpretations from realistic to abstract. The aim is for you to express your creativity while learning modeling techniques, structure and proportions. Clay is wonderfully suited for this endeavor. No previous experience is necessary. This is a safe non judgmental environment, open to beginners.
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Creative Expression with Marisa Shorland
$190 for six week course, or $35 per class
May 13 – June 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Develop your creativity, nurture your curiosity, cultivate your imagination. This course is designed to develop the creative potential of each of us through artistic expression. Each class is structured around insight into the creative process, idea generation, fundamental artistic notions, experimentation and expression. An involved artistic course, concepts will be applied through the production of artwork and constant development of artistic technique. Space is limited so register in advance to save your seat.
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Painting: The Pocket Sketching Workshop with Kath Macaulay
$275, plus $40 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor
September 9, 10 & 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn enough to play for a lifetime! This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, sitting in a café or the airport. Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions and no clean-up.
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OSF/AAC Workshop with Rebecca Gabriel
$275, materials list available online
September 22, 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
September 24 @ 12:30 – 3:30
September 24 @ 8:00pm – evening production at OSF’s Bowman Theatre
Join instructor Rebecca Gabriel for a three-day intensive workshop featuring OSF leading lady, Vilma Silva as our captivating model. Vilma will pose in costume, inspired by her role in this OSF’s season’s ‘Timon of Athens’, and preform a few favorite lines of dialogue. The workshop includes a 3-day pose, for three hours daily, an informal luncheon with Vilma, and tickets to the OSF production of “Timon of Athens.”  Sessions held in the main classroom at the AAC.
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Painting: Watermedia Painting on Claybord with Pamela Haunschild

$135, includes all materials
August 13 & 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This two-afternoon workshop is designed for everyone to have fun creating semi-abstract nature paintings with a mixture of highly pigmented watercolors and acrylic inks. We will create three 11×14 paintings; a night sky painting like the attached image and two natural materials paintings like those on my website: www.pamhaunschild.com. We will wash watercolors over leaves, grasses, stones and other natural materials to create unique paintings showing the beauty of nature. We will be working on Clayboard, a wonderful surface that allows for bright colors and special texture effects. The techniques we learn in class, however, can also be used on watercolor paper and other surfaces. All you need to bring are your brushes, the class fee covers everything else.
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Fiber Art: *Botanical Printing & Dyeing with Jo Ann Manzone
$225 (Two- Day Workshop)
June 25 & 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn how to print and dye on fabric with plants, leaves, bark and natural dyes. Students will explore the wonderful world of natural dyeing and printing on silk and cotton. Instructor will provide plant material including eucalyptus, rose leaves, onion skins, avocado and some surprise materials. Students will supply silk and cotton fabric. Instructor will have fabric available for sale. Indigo will be available as one of the natural dyes. Students will learn about the use of mordants, how to make natural dye baths and design layouts for fabrics. Contact Jo Ann Manzone at [email protected] or http://www.dreamweavingdesigns.com/collection/botanical-printing-dyeing-2-day-workshop/
*Offsite Workshop. Sessions held at: Design Studio, 258 A Street, Ashland, OR
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Painting/Drawing: *Alpine Art Retreat |Women Celebrate Painting & Journaling

Pricing Varies, Learn more at: VisualArtJournaling.wordpress.com

August 14 @ 8:00 am – August 19 @ 5:00 pm

Class Tandem Taught by Elaine Frenett & Jean Warren
Our ALL inclusive gathering, weaving watercolor experiments, word whittling, seeing differently and personal insights together amidst cozy cabins, a sparkling lake and the company of dynamic women (and catered meals) will be an experience you’ll not forget. Shared/Private rooms, scholarships available and an Early Registration bonus of two additional free nights. Gift yourself an extraordinary week to end your 2016 Summer!
*Offsite workshop- Held at the Lake Alpine Resort, near Bear Valley in the California Sierras; 4000 Highway 4, Bear Valley, CA 95223. Visit VisualArtJournaling.wordpress.com for more details (and a blog of previous retreats) or call Elaine, 541-944-2196!

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Once Monthly Art Classes

May Art Journaling Clinic: Foul Play | Chickens and Roosters with Elaine Frenett

$20 Fee Includes Some Materials to Sample

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

May 20, June 17, July 15

Crazy as chickens ‘n roosters are, aren’t they just one of the most colorful animals we have. Isn’t it time you come play with watercolors in the attempt to portray their aloofness, attitudes and variety? Join us!

Topics change each month. Please register ahead with Elaine [email protected] or 541-944-2196. Class will be held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13

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Mixed media: Collage with Susanne Peterman

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

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

May 20, June 17, July 15

Collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft. Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided. Email Susanne [email protected] reserve your space. Please contact Susanne by the THIRD Tuesday. Minimum of three students required, maximum 10

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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!

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Find out more »

Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 Members, $10 General

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.

Find out more »

Ceramics for Kids with Liz Edwards

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

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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The Artist Within with Jack Wiens

$10 Drop-In includes Materials

Tuesdays, 1:30- 3:00pm

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens Find out how much fun you can have putting pencil and paint to paper!  For all beginners and experienced artists who want to try something new. Each week will be a different focus, including sketching faces, perspective, cartooning, drawing animals, and more, including using various mediums like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Have a special request? Jack wants to know what students want to do!

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

Printmaking Open Studio with Maggie Wilson

$10 Drop-In, Some materials included

Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Printmaking studio at Ashland Art Center for open studio hours with Maggie Wilson.  Maggie, an experienced printmaker and instructor, will assist you with achieving your printmaking goals.  Working on a project that needs completion?  Come on in!  Hoping to experiment with printmaking for the first time?  Great, we are here to support you!   Regardless of your experience in the field of printmaking, the studio is open for your use under the skilled supervision and/or assistance of Maggie.

Find out more »

Pottery and Hand-Building with Max Reinhardt

$10/ 2hrs, $15/ 3hrs plus Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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.  I intend to work with you to develop your ideas into reality and challenge students to greater success with clay.
Find out more »

Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 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.

Find out more »

Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Find out more »

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Thursdays with Jo Ann Manzone

FREE Community Art Class

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the unlimited possibilities of your own creativity! This fun art class for kids of all ages has something for everyone – we’re going to have a blast making art! For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present). Drop in anytime during the session. FREE! Includes materials. Creative projects change per week.

Find out more »

Ceramics with Max Reinhardt

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Max for a creative afternoon of hand building or wheel throwing. Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in weekly session.

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.

Find out more »

It’s Not Too Soon to be Thinking About Kids Summer Camps..

 

Ceramics: Clay Camp with Liz O’Brien

$170 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

June 20-24 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm 

August 22-26 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm

Come spend a week exploring clay!

Kids will learn the basics in sculpting clay and express themselves creating fun and functional keepsakes. No experience needed!
Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing. Sign up for just one week, or both, by visiting us online or in person.

Find out more »

Ceramics: Clay Camp “Wheel Work” with Liz O’Brien

$190 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

July 25-29 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm

Come explore clay on the potters wheel!

Children will learn how to create functional bowls, cups and vases. Children will also learn how to decorate their pieces in fun and unique ways. No experience needed!

Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing.

Find out more »

More camps coming soon with educators Natalie Stawsky, Liza Hamilton, Amy Goddard, and more!!

Artist Services

 

Get Your Artwork Photographed with Ezra Marcos

$20 per image AAC Members, $25 per image General

First Tuesday of every month @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

June 7, July 5

Get Your Artwork Professionally Photographed by EZRA MARCO

Every first Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$20 per image for AAC Members, $25 per image for General Public

Includes CD with high-res JPG and hi-res and low-res TIF

Ezra will be shooting 3D and 2D pieces of artwork for artists on a monthly basis as needed. Work must be delivered before the start of your session and MUST be picked up by 5 pm that day.

Find out more »

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

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

www.ashlandartcenter.org 

[email protected]

Ashland Art Center May 2016 CLASSES, EVENTS, & NEWS

Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon logo image Ashland Art Center

May 2016 & beyond…

CLASSES, EVENTS, NEWS

www.ashlandartcenter.org/classes-events/

Scroll through the email to view class details and news

You can also visit our online calendar.

First Friday Event at AAC

MAY First FridayFREE Community Art Event

May 6th @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featured Upstairs Studio Artist Show:Mother Earth-the Art of 

Botanical Printing by Jo Ann Manzone. Medium: Fiber, Wearable Art & botanical printing. Studio #9 upstairs.

Featured Downstairs Studio Artist: Samantha McDermott. Medium: Fiber Artist, natural dyeing. Studio 4B.

“From my surroundings, farms, gardens, and parks, I gather organic material and then hand dye textiles into one of kind pieces of art.”

Featured Photographer of the Month: John-Christer Peterson

John-Christer Petersen is a local photographer based in Medford, Oregon. A selection of his photographs entitled “Persone di Piazze”, (People of the Plazas), will be on display at The Photographers Gallery in the Ashland Art Center from May 6, 2016.

He is shifting the focus of his view finder from the larger scene or architectural details to the human countenance.  John has traveled to Rome, Italy on two occasions and has been fascinated by the piazzas (open squares).  They are generally a hub of activity and each piazza seems to have a personality all its own.  Consequently, they are great places to sit and sip a cappuccino or a glass of Cesanese and ‘people watch.’  Black and white portraits seem to channel our focus toward a person’s character and the mystery in what might be their personal story …. hence, “Persone di Piazze.”

Featured Musicians: Phoebe Knowles 5:00- 6:30pm & Accapellaré 6:30- 8:00pm

Born and raised in Ashland, Phoebe Knowles has been playing the harp

for over 14 years.  Her skill has mostly been a hobby of hers, but after getting a BA in Zoology at the University of Vermont, she returned to Ashland to be a harpist for hire from 2013 to 2014.  You may have seen her playing at Farmers’ Markets throughout the Rogue Valley.  She then went to the University of Winchester in England to get her Masters in Creative and Critical Writing.  With that degree completed, she is now back in Ashland to offer her musical services again while she writes a book.  Celtic, Classical, modern covers, the songs she plays are a varied as her interests.

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.

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Mother’s Day Pop Up Sale

May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AAC is holding a special Mother’s Day Pop Up Sale! Join AAC member artists for this special  event. From fiber art to fine art and everything in between.   Handmade and ready for gifting! Tuesday, May 3rd from 2-5 pm.

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May and Beyond: Workshops & Classes

Fabulous Flowing Watercolor with Cheryl Renee Long

$80, materials list available online.
Wednesday May 5th @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cheryl Renee Long is Seattle based and she has been a professional watercolor artist for over 20 years. Her classes are friendly and approachable. Her special expertise is color, with a wet into wet painting technique. She emphasizes creativity and authenticity, helping each student to find their own style. Classes are open to ALL levels of experience and ability. Beginners come to learn important skills; advanced artists come to practice them.

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Portrait Painting with David William Terry

$35 Day-Rate

Every Wednesday @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Instructor, David William Terry, has been a professional portrait artist for several decades. His classes aim to help anyone learn to express themselves visually with the highest standards in artistic quality. – Classes are open to ALL levels of experience and ability. – Beginners come to learn important skills; advanced artists come to practice them. – Students will work from a live, fully clothed model. Materials List Available online. Students should bring their own supplies and materials – odorless please.

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Fiber Art: Advanced Needle Felting with Liza Hamilton
$15 day-rate, $60 for 5 sessions
Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
In this advanced open studio-type felting class, Liza offers personalized instruction on creating wire armatured pose-able puppets and felted figures, life-size animal sculptures, detailed ‘Fiber Paintings’, adding fine details, and more. Open to adults and ages 12+ who are familiar with the basic techniques and are looking to improve their skill. Includes wool and supplies during class, take home kits, wool, and supplies available for purchase. Held in Upstairs Studio 8. Email Liza to confirm attendance: [email protected]
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Ceramics: The Figure in Clay | Heads and Hands with Nadine Gay
$125, plus $25 clay & firing fee payable to instructor
Saturdays 6/18 – 7/23 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
This is a structured class that will take you on an exploration of what might be the most expressive parts of the figure: heads and hands. You’ll be introduced to the work of artists which displays a wide range of interpretations from realistic to abstract. The aim is for you to express your creativity while learning modeling techniques, structure and proportions. Clay is wonderfully suited for this endeavor. No previous experience is necessary. This is a safe non judgmental environment, open to beginners.
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Painting: Anatomy Lectures by Robert Beverly Hale with Sarah F Burns

FREE

Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

April 4 – June 6

We will view all ten of Robert Beverly Hale’s legendary lectures on Artistic Anatomy, given at the Art Students League in NYC during the 1960’s. These videos are old, black and white and not HD, but contain deep fonts of knowledge for the figurative artist. Figurative Artist and Teacher Sarah F Burns will introduce each lecture and facilitate discussion afterward, using skeletal model and references.

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Fiber Art: Creative Needle Felting with Liza Hamilton
$15 day-rate, $60 for 5 sessions
Wednesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This fun, open studio type class will provide many options for felting projects including working around a wire armature, 2D ‘fiber paintings’, felted jewelry, mobiles, murals, and more. Ideal for adults and ages 10+ who have some felting experience, or have first taken the Felting Friday beginner-level class. Sample creations, demonstrations, and personalized instruction will ensure everyone creates wonderful works of art. Includes wool and supplies for the duration of the class- take home kits, wool, and supplies available for purchase. Held in Upstairs Studio 8. Email Liza to confirm attendance: [email protected]
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Creative Expression with Marisa Shorland
$190 for six week course, or $35 per class
May 13 – June 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Develop your creativity, nurture your curiosity, cultivate your imagination. This course is designed to develop the creative potential of each of us through artistic expression. Each class is structured around insight into the creative process, idea generation, fundamental artistic notions, experimentation and expression. An involved artistic course, concepts will be applied through the production of artwork and constant development of artistic technique. Space is limited so register in advance to save your seat.
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Painting: The Pocket Sketching Workshop with Kath Macaulay
$275, plus $40 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor
September 9, 10 & 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn enough to play for a lifetime! This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, sitting in a café or the airport. Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions and no clean-up.
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OSF/AAC Workshop with Rebecca Gabriel
$275, materials list available online
September 22, 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
September 24 @ 12:30 – 3:30
September 24 @ 8:00pm – evening production at OSF’s Bowman Theatre
Join instructor Rebecca Gabriel for a three-day intensive workshop featuring OSF leading lady, Vilma Silva as our captiving model. Vilma will pose in costume, inspired by her role in this OSF’s season’s ‘Timon of Athens’, and preform a few favorite lines of dialogue. The workshop includes a 3-day pose, for three hours daily, an informal luncheon with Vilma, and tickets to the OSF production of “Timon of Athens.”  Sessions held in the main classroom at the AAC.
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Once Monthly Art Classes

May Art Journaling Clinic: Foul Play | Chickens and Roosters with Elaine Frenett

$20 Fee Includes Some Materials to Sample

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

May 20, June 17, July 15

Crazy as chickens ‘n roosters are, aren’t they just one of the most colorful animals we have. Isn’t it time you come play with watercolors in the attempt to portray their aloofness, attitudes and variety? Join us!

Topics change each month. Please register ahead with Elaine [email protected] or 541-944-2196. Class will be held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13

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Mixed media: Collage with Susanne Peterman

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

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

May 20, June 17, July 15

Collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft. Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided. Email Susanne [email protected] reserve your space. Please contact Susanne by the THIRD Tuesday. Minimum of three students required, maximum 10

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Intro to Art Therapy Workshop Series with Delaine Due

$30 General, $25 Members

Select Sundays Jan. 24- May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

These workshops are a basic introduction to art therapy theory and practice. Every class includes short lecture, handouts, and hands-on experience with the discipline of art psychotherapy. Jan: Art therapy–What it is and what it is not Feb: Art Therapy Process and Product Mar: Art Therapy and Art Media Apr: Art Therapy and Human Development May: Art Therapy and Adolescence Dates: 1/24, 2/28, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15

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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!

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 Members, $10 General

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 Edwards

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

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.

Find out more »

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens

$10 Drop-In includes Materials

Tuesdays, 1:30- 3:00pm

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens Find out how much fun you can have putting pencil and paint to paper!  For all beginners and experienced artists who want to try something new. Each week will be a different focus, including sketching faces, perspective, cartooning, drawing animals, and more, including using various mediums like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Have a special request? Jack wants to know what students want to do!

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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.

Find out more »

Printmaking Open Studio with Maggie Wilson

$10 Drop-In, Some materials included

Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Printmaking studio at Ashland Art Center for open studio hours with Maggie Wilson.  Maggie, an experienced printmaker and instructor, will assist you with achieving your printmaking goals.  Working on a project that needs completion?  Come on in!  Hoping to experiment with printmaking for the first time?  Great, we are here to support you!   Regardless of your experience in the field of printmaking, the studio is open for your use under the skilled supervision and/or assistance of Maggie.

Find out more »

Pottery and Hand-Building with Max Reinhardt

$10/ 2hrs, $15/ 3hrs plus Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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.  I intend to work with you to develop your ideas into reality and challenge students to greater success with clay.
Find out more »

Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 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.

Find out more »

Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Find out more »

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Thursdays with Jo Ann Manzone

FREE Community Art Class

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the unlimited possibilities of your own creativity! This fun art class for kids of all ages has something for everyone – we’re going to have a blast making art! For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present). Drop in anytime during the session. FREE! Includes materials. Creative projects change per week.

Find out more »

Ceramics with Max Reinhardt

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Max for a creative afternoon of hand building or wheel throwing. Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in weekly session.

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.

Find out more »

It’s Not Too Soon to be Thinking About Kids Summer Camps..

 

Ceramics: Clay Camp with Liz O’Brien

$170 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

June 20-24 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm 

August 22-26 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm

Come spend a week exploring clay!

Kids will learn the basics in sculpting clay and express themselves creating fun and functional keepsakes. No experience needed!
Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing. Sign up for just one week, or both, by visiting us online or in person.

Find out more »

Ceramics: Clay Camp “Wheel Work” with Liz O’Brien

$190 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

July 25-29 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm

Come explore clay on the potters wheel!

Children will learn how to create functional bowls, cups and vases. Children will also learn how to decorate their pieces in fun and unique ways. No experience needed!

Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing.

Find out more »

More camps coming soon with educators Natalie Stawsky, Liza Hamilton, Amy Goddard, and more!!

Career Development for Artists

Art Matters – Monthly Panel Discussions with Rebecca Gabriel

FREE

Thursday May 19 @ 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

Art Matters – A Series of Panel Discussions about Art. Please join us for this exciting series which explores vital issues and topics concerning today’s art and artists. The panels will feature prominent artists, gallerists, collectors, educators, and art activists; and will incorporate audience participation. Topics will range from the creative process and education, to success in the art market, and beyond.

The panels will be moderated by artist Rebecca Gabriel who holds a Master of Science in Art Education and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting. Come to these dynamic and interactive discussions to be informed and inspired.

May Panel Topic:

Modalities of Education in the Visual Arts: Atelier, University, Workshops, or Outsider Art?
Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., May 19, in the classroom at the Ashland Art Center.
Panel participants to be announced.
Please join us for an informative and lively discussion with a panel of artists. Event includes audience participation and refreshments.
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Crafting Habits of Success for Business in the Arts with Ben Wood

Free for Artist Members, $20 General Public

May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Why are some people more successful or even wildly successful in the Arts? It is simple, they learned the power of habit and have actively devoted time and energy to developing habits of success. In this one hour symposium Ben will remind us what every successful person though out the ages have know and used to craft success in their lives. He will provide a clear framework and tools specific to Artists for bringing any Art Business to the next level.

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Empowering Your Expression with Dr. Zan Nix

Free for Artist Members, $20 General Public

November 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Each of us came into this world with our own unique passions and expression. When we are using these natural attributes purposefully our creativity is alive and our visions are inspiring. Yet so often we run into roadblocks such as debilitating fears, self-limiting thoughts and behaviors, exhaustion from today’s fast pace, distractions, information overload and overwhelming responsibilities! These make it immensely challenging to identify and commit to our priorities. Life coaching is a partnership with you designed to enhance your personal power across life’s foundations.

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Get Your Artwork Photographed with Ezra Marcos

$20 per image AAC Members, $25 per image General

First Tuesday of every month @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

May 3, June 7, July 5

Get Your Artwork Professionally Photographed by EZRA MARCO

Every first Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$20 per image for AAC Members, $25 per image for General Public

Includes CD with high-res JPG and hi-res and low-res TIF

Ezra will be shooting 3D and 2D pieces of artwork for artists on a monthly basis as needed. Work must be delivered before the start of your session and MUST be picked up by 5 pm that day.

Find out more »

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

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

www.ashlandartcenter.org 

[email protected]