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Grants Pass Museum of Art July 2020 News

Grants Pass Museum of Art July 2020 News

You would be surprised at how much goes on at the museum even though it isn’t open. We still have to plan for the future and take care of the business at hand. We actually had a “live” board meeting in June and everyone sat a safe six feet apart. Planning is tricky because everything is so uncertain. We are hoping to open the museum sometime perhaps in August? We would be displaying a part of our permanent collection. We are also hoping to have the annual membership exhibit and we were thinking we could have it earlier than usual – perhaps starting in October. We will be limiting the number of submissions to one per artist. We are hoping to have lots of participation so be thinking about what you want to submit if you are one of our artistic members.

Scroll down and check out the schedule for the month of things we can do, like a few art classes and a virtual poetry sharing.

In the meantime – stay well and safe. We miss you all!

Hyla

Executive Director

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A message from Board President, Pam Geye

I’m not sure how July got here so quickly. I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe. Since I have been staying at home I’ve been busy working in my garden and we are starting to reap the rewards. Last night we feasted on Cauliflower, Onions, and Bok Choy, all from the garden. Asparagus and Peas are done for now but I’ll be harvesting the first of the Zucchini this afternoon. The Plucots are heavy on our tree and I’m hoping that the birds might share some with us this year.

The Board has been busy planning for these uncertain times. This last month we elected officers. I will continue as President for another year and we welcomed Penelope DiGennaro as our new Vice President. Penelope has a great deal of experience and she will bring much to this position. We also welcomed Amy King as our new Secretary. She has filled in for this position quite a bit and it is now officially in her very capable hands. We also re-elected Melissa Hayes as treasurer. Before Melissa took on this role, we had had a really tough time trying to fill this office. Melissa is defining this role and we are all excited about her wealth of knowledge.

The Exhibition Committee has been working hard on rescheduling exhibits and planning for the rest of this year. We will keep you all updated on when we plan to open. We all miss visiting the Museum and can’t wait for her to be back in all her glory.

We have also been discussing possible fund raising ideas for the rest of the year. As you know we had to cancel Art in the Garden and Dancing with your Grants Pass Stars. We have talked about a possible online auction, but would love to hear any ideas and suggestions you might have for how the museum might raise some much needed money.

As always, thank you for your loyal support of this great gem, all of you make it possible for us to provide our community with a gathering place for art, poetry and music.

Take care.

Pam Geye

[email protected]

541-218-2752

Virtual Exhibits from the Past

Since the museum walls are bare at the moment, we thought it would be fun to remember exhibits from the past. Here is a short video highlighting some of them.
Memory Lane of Exhibits by GPMA
And, if you want to see more of any of the exhibits, you can find them archived on the museum website by clicking here.

Happenings

Thank you!

Many thanks to Jim Harman, Janet O’Donovan, and Carol Genovesi & her garden club for weeding the back of the museum. It is so much better now. There are actually some interesting plants there. Hopefully, we can keep it relatively weed free from now on.

One of our board members, Laura Acosta, shared a picture of her amazing cactus in bloom.

She says that like all cactus in the desert, the flowers only last a few days. This is the most blooms she has ever had.

Artists Susan Burnes and Janet Higgins have a special exhibit at the Rogue Gallery in Medford. Susan is the head of our exhibition department and Janet is the chair of Black, White, & the Blues.

Virtual Events and Things

This is the presentation given to Fifth Graders on their field trips.It’s a really interesting overview of 40,000 + years of art history presented by Kristen O’Neill. Kristen’s own art can be found in Gallery One.
40,000 Years of Art History
BOB art 2020 Condensed
This is a shorter version of the Best of the Best virtual exhibition.
If you haven’t taken a virtual walk through Art in the Garden, you can click this picture and open a booklet full of gardens and art.

Virtual Art Workshops

Grants Pass Musejm of ARt July 2020 News - Paint Like Vangogh virtual art class
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In Person Art Workshops

In part one of a two-part class we will meet up in the park and go over tips and techniques to gather the information we will need to create a painting from our sketches. We will cover:

• Thumbnails & composition. How to translate what you see into blocks of information that can be organized for maximum impact.

• How to break up the space into foreground, middle ground and background. And when you may not want to do that.

• Capturing details that you will want later. With a focus on textures and shapes

• How to use your smartphone smartly! Make the most of this tool and know when to ignore it.

The goal of this class is to have an abundance of information for the second part of the class, not a finished sketch. We will have thumbnails, rough sketches, texture & plant information captured. All to give us ideas to play with back in the studio.

The second class uses the artwork we created in the first part of the class, we will create paintings. Class will be taught in acrylics. An emphasis on color theory and composition will guide us in taking our raw materials and turning them into paintings.

Ideally, we hope to hold this in the museum, but will have the class on Zoom if we are not able to open. Due to social distancing needs, class size is limited.

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Virtual Second Friday Poetry Sharing on ZOOM

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Update on Future Events

Dancing with the Grants Pass Stars:

Cancelled (we hope to have it in 2021)

Art in the Garden:

Postponed until June 12, 13, 2021

Open Studios:

Cancelled

Black, White, & the Blues:

February 20, 2021

Gallery One is now open with a limited schedule.

OPEN

11:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Come in and shop in a safe and clean environment.

Help keep the museum free for all!
The museum does not receive government funding (other than grants from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition). So keeping the doors open depends on grants, donations, memberships, sponsorships, and rent from the street level businesses (Shoefly and Gallery One). You can do one time donations and you can also do monthly donations. It’s easy – and we appreciate you very much!

On additional side benefit – the foundations who offer grants are very pleased to see community involvement. Your donations show your support!

You can DONATE by clicking here
Monthly donations are so amazing. They add up quickly. Just $10 a month means a donation to the museum of $120 for the year. That’s fabulous. Please consider this option. The payments safely charged to your credit card.
Be a “Monthly Sustainer” and click here!
You can also call us at 541-479-3290 or send mail to us at

Grants Pass Museum of Art, P.O. Box 966, Grants Pass, OR 97528

Do you shop on Amazon?
This quarter, we received $13.87. Every little bit helps a lot. Thank you!
Did you know that if you go to a special link called Amazon Smile you can choose a nonprofit to benefit from your purchase. Each nonprofit has a unique link. Here’s the portal you can use for the museum. Every little bit helps! CLICK HERE or click the picture to shop and benefit the museum.The best part is that it doesn’t cost you any extra!

THANK YOU!
If you get this far – looking back….
There are so many forms of art and so many places for art. This artist was highlighted on CBS Sunday Morning last week. He creates mosaic potholes. Well, actually he covers potholes with his mosaics. It’s fascinating.
Pothole art
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G St, Grants Pass, OR 97528

GPMA Art in the Garden Virtual Tour

Art in the Garden

Virtual Tour

Art in the Garden has been a beloved event since its inception in 1996. This year we have a prepared a virtual tour for you.

All of the gardens that were to be featured this year agreed to be on next year’s tour! We have included all eight gardens, plus 21 local artists’ work.

To purchase artwork, simply contact the artist at the contact information they have provided.

We hope you enjoy the “tour” and buy lots of art. Feel free to spread the word and share the fun.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Art in the Garden.

Click here for the virtual tour:

Art in the Garden Virtual Tour Book

-Grants Pass Museum of Art

 

GPMA June Newsletter

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - Grants Pass Museum of Art text image
GPMA june 2020 newsletter - We Cannot Be Silent graphic image
 

Grants Pass Museum of Art

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the GPMA June 2020 Newsletter.

I was fortunate in being able to virtually attend the five day American Alliance of Museums annual meeting along with 4000 other museum representatives. It was inspiring and uplifting and a good place to be in times like this. Overall the group is very thoughtful and very mindful of everything that is going on here and around the world.

One of the keynote speakers quoted a Doris Lessing poem that ends with “We are going to go from this to that.” My mother used to say, “this too shall pass.” (We’ve actually been hearing this a lot lately). However, that phrase assumes that we know what “this” is. We are living in the time of “this.” “That,” on the other hand is unknown. As we go from this to that we must be open to change and know that things will never be exactly the same.

A different keynote speaker, Lonnie Bunch, the secretary of the Smithsonian Museums, said “Impossible is only an opinion.”

When we go from this to that – it’s good to keep that inspiration in mind.

Stay safe and well – and hopefully we will be able to see each other soon.

Hyla

Executive Director

Another quote from Doris Lessing

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - quote from Doris Lessing image

And remember that impossible is only an opinion.

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A message from Board President, Pam Geye

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - image of rhododendronsWell this last week let us know that the warm weather is on its way. I’d prefer it to stay in the 70s and 80s but if the last 2 months has taught me nothing else, once again I am reminded that I have very little control over anything.

The Board of Directors, along with Hyla have been discussing when and how to open the museum again. We are doing our best to make wise decisions to protect everyone that enters our doors. As yet we have not come up with a date for when this will happen, but we will let you know when we do. Until then, please enjoy our online art classes and emails.

With all this extra time on our hands it is a great opportunity to be creative.

Thanks to all of you who continue to support the museum.

You are very important to the our continued success.

Stay well –

Pam Geye

541-218-2752

[email protected]

Pam is a Master Gardener and enjoys working in her yard!

Even Cowboy the cat helps out now and then.
 

Happenings

HELP WANTED!

We have a definite weed patch behind the museum in the alley. We really need help. Would anyone be willing to spend some time pulling weeds and trimming plants. We don’t have any gardening tools – so you would have to bring your own. We would be SO grateful. Please call us at 541-479-3290. Thanks!

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - image of weed patch in the back of the museum
GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - help GMPA tidy up its weed patch!
Since we couldn’t continue the fifth grade field trips to the museum, Kristen created a YouTube video of the presentation she usually gives during the trips. We then sent the link to the teachers and they are very happy. We were able to have about 250 children here before we had to close down. We will resume the field trips (fingers crossed) next year.

If you are curious to see what the presentation of 40,000 years of art history looks like – you can watch it now.

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - 40,000 Years of Art History

GPMA june 2020 newsletter - link to thank you notes from childrenAnd, if you want a really good feel good smile moment – check out some thank you notes we received by clicking the picture.

GPMA june 2020 newsletter - josephone community website launch announcement
The Josephine Community website just went “live” and it is wonderful. We are especially pleased that under their tab “Arts and Culture” they list the museum.

If you click the picture you can check out their new website.

GPMA june 2020 newsletter - link to video of GPMA first virtual exhibition - BOB art 2020 Condensed
In our last eNews we posted the video of our first ever virtual exhibition called Virtually the Best of the Best. The video in its entirety is 24 minutes long and we are very pleased to say it has had over 980 views. For those of you who would rather have a shorter snippet – here is a four minute version which still includes all of the students’ art. Enjoy!
 

Virtual Art Workshops

 

How to paint like Monet

We are now offering virtual art classes. The next class is Saturday, June 13, from 1pm – 3pm. The class is taught by Kristen O’Neill. You can sign up on the museum’s website by clicking the picture.
GPMA june 2020 newsletter - paint like Monet art class image
 

Virtual Second Friday Poetry Sharing

Second Friday Poetry Sharing is alive and well.

Friday evening, June 12 at 7pm

Choose your own theme

The event is virtual on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

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GPMA June 2020 Newsletter Update on events

Dancing with the Grants Pass Stars:

Cancelled (we hope to have it in 2021)

Art in the Garden:

Postponed until June 12, 13, 2021

Open Studios:

Cancelled

Black, White, & the Blues:

February 20, 2021

Gallery One is now open with a limited schedule.

OPEN

11:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Come in and shop in a safe and clean environment.

 

Need a cultural diversion?

Randy Johnson is a long time friend of the museum, an artist, a photographer, and an author. He has a brand new book out about the colors of Florida, where he now resides. It’s based on the color wheel and it is delicious to look at.

You can see more on his website:

http://www.johnsonartworks.com/

The Paintings of Randy Johnson
Since we don’t have an exhibition at the museum right now – perhaps you’d enjoy viewing one of Randy’s exhibits at the museum a few years ago. It’s fun to see “then.” (The museum tour begins at 2:07 minutes but it’s fun to watch the whole video.)
 

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter

Need an idea for being creative?

The Getty Museum issued a challenge to create art from today’s “stuff” and emulate a previous well known masterpiece.

People are really creative. Why not try one or two of your own “paintings?”

GETTY MUSEUM CHALLENGE - MAKING ART IN ISOLATION
Artist Cindy Kahoun, Gallery One’s manager, created a painting in the style of Frida Kahlo.
 

Help keep the museum free for all!

The museum does not receive government funding (other than grants from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition). So keeping the doors open depends on grants, donations, memberships, sponsorships, and rent from the street level businesses (Shoefly and Gallery One). You can do one time donations and you can also do monthly donations. It’s easy – and we appreciate you very much!

On additional side benefit – the foundations who offer grants are very pleased to see community involvement. Your donations show your support!

You can DONATE by clicking here
Be a “Monthly Sustainer” and click here!
You can also call us at 541-479-3290 or send mail to us at

Grants Pass Museum of Art, P.O. Box 966, Grants Pass, OR 97528

 

Do you shop on Amazon?

This quarter, we received $13.87. Every little bit helps a lot.

Thank you!

Did you know that if you go to a special link called Amazon Smile you can choose a nonprofit to benefit from your purchase. Each nonprofit has a unique link. Here’s the portal you can use for the museum. Every little bit helps! CLICK HERE or click the picture to shop and benefit the museum.The best part is that it doesn’t cost you any extra!
amazon smile link for GPMA
 

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter

THANK YOU!

If you get this far – looking back….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7akuOFp-ET8

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

Painting One Color Flowers Virtual Art Class

Virtual Art Class

We continue our journey of online art classes on May 2nd.
Our next virtual class is Painting One Color Flowers
When: Saturday, May 2nd
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
Taught by: Kristen O’Neill
  • Improve your color shading and mixing with a flower subject.
  • Learn the techniques for a monochromatic painting
  • Explore color mixing & the power of just one or two colors!
  • Improve shading to create form
  • Create a small painting of any flower you like
Suggested materials:
  • Paper, or canvas – recommend smaller rather than larger. A 6″ x 6″ to 9″ x 12″ will work the best
  • A flower to paint! Use a photo or a real flower
  • One color and titanium white, or two colors and white. Class will be taught in acrylic – but you can use another material if you prefer
  • Brushes & water
  • Paper towel to blot your brush
How Classes are Held Virtually:
Kristen will email you a link to Zoom. (You don’t need to sign up for Zoom.)
We have a sign up deadline of 5 pm May 1st. Please sign up in advance! Thank you!
Any questions? Reply to this email and we are happy to help.
-Grants Pass Museum of Art

Art Classes While Social Distancing at GPMA

Art Classes – While Social Distancing

(Getting together while staying apart!)

This is the first offering of art classes while social distancing – a virtual class via Zoom! We hope you are well and safe. We miss you all. Our art community is very important to us, and we want to stay connected with you, especially during this trying time.
If you want to join Kristen for a virtual
“How to Draw Animals” class,
When: Saturday, April 4
Time: 10 am
Cost: Free
How: Kristen will email you a link to Zoom. (You don’t need to sign up for Zoom.) We will send you more info if you sign up
What you will need:
  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • A photo of an animal
A few more thoughts about virtual classes:
  1. It would be easier that you already have the supplies on hand,
  2. We could offer friendly critique sessions. Exploring issues of: How do you know you are done? What can you do to improve your artwork? Maybe you are stuck and want help getting unstuck?
  3. Can you stream yourself live? Do you have the bandwidth to do that? (Cell phones work just fine.)
  4. What do you want to learn? Explore? Have fun with?
What are your thoughts? How can we help you? We look forward to hearing from you.
-Grants Pass Museum of Art

GPMA March Adult Classes

GPMA March Adult Classes

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Adult Classes

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all adult art classes.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

Needlefelting Turtles

with Corbin Brashear
Sat. March 7, 1 – 4:30 pm
Needlefelting is a fun way to create small, soft sculptures out of wool. Corbin will teach you how to create the body shape, then add lots of exciting details. They always come out great.
All materials supplied. No experience needed.
$50 /Members
$55/Non-Members

Gelli Printing- Mixed Media

With Karen O’Brien
Saturday, March 14, 1 – 4 pm
THIS CLASS IS FULL – Another great Karen O’Brien class will be held June 6th. More info coming soon!
This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial gelatin printing plates. We will experiment with color, plant materials, stencils, masks and texturing materials to make complex papers that can be used as collage for mixed media projects or framed as art. I will also cover how to make your own stamps and stencils to use for printing.
If you own a commercial “Gelli Plate” please bring it to class. I will have small commercial plates and plates to share. Optional to bring some acrylic paint in colors you would like to work with and any of your favorite stencils and texture materials ex: bubble wrap, lace…
All other materials will be provided.
$45/Members
$50/Non-members
All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected]
Thank you for supporting the arts!

Grants Pass Museum of Art Feb/March 2020 Adult Classes

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Adult Classes

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all adult art classes.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

Painting Flowers

with Kristen O’Neill
Sat. Feb 1, 1 – 4 pm
Great acrylic class for beginners and intermediate students. We will paint large, fun, colorful flowers. Bring in your own source photo, or we can provide plenty of inspiration. Class includes exploring how other artists have approached flower painting, a demonstration and lots of painting time. Help with colors, values, and composition will be our focus.
All materials supplied. No experience needed.
$30 /Members
$35/Non-Members

Gelli Printing- Mixed Media

With Karen O’Brien
Saturday, March 14, 1 – 4 pm
This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial gelatin printing plates. We will experiment with color, plant materials, stencils, masks and texturing materials to make complex papers that can be used as collage for mixed media projects or framed as art. I will also cover how to make your own stamps and stencils to use for printing.
If you own a commercial “Gelli Plate” please bring it to class. I will have small commercial plates and plates to share. Optional to bring some acrylic paint in colors you would like to work with and any of your favorite stencils and texture materials ex: bubble wrap, lace…
All other materials will be provided.
$45/Members
$50/Non-members
All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the event a class is cancelled.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected]
Thank you for supporting the arts!

Adult Art Classes Winter 2020 at GPMA

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all adult art classes.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

Photography 101: How to Use Your New DSLR

with Adam Marland

Saturday, January 11

1 – 4 pm

  • Learn the principals of photography
  • How to shoot in Manual modes
  • Most important settings to understand your digital camera
$45 for members/$50 non-members
Bring your own DSLR camera.

Get Social Media Fit!

with Kelli Matthews

Friday, January 24 New date!

1 – 5 pm

Join us for an interaction workshop to build your social media muscles! Building healthy social media for your business or non-profit doesn’t have to take a lot of time. With a good plan, a practical calendar, and some simple tools, you can be social media fit in 10 minutes a day (or less). Learn how!
Kelli Matthews, Sr. Instructor, University of Oregon & Managing Director, Verve Northwest Communications
Kelli has worked in public relations for nearly two decades. She’s a strategic communications professional with extensive experience providing counsel, researching, planning, implementing and evaluating communication initiatives. Her 15 years of teaching experience at the University of Oregon keeps her on the cutting edge of research and practice. Particular areas of focus include: digital strategy, media relations and crisis communications.
$50/Everyone
$40/Non-Profits
All supplies included

All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected].
Thank you for supporting the arts!

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

Adult Art Classes at GPMA October, November, December 2019

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
We now have two levels of pricing for classes.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all adult art classes.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

Elements of Art – Texture, Form, & Shape

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, October 12

1 – 4 pm

Part of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
We will explore texture and how it creates the quality of an object, how form is created in 2D & 3D artworks, and how artworks have used shape.
Class includes:
  •  An art history exploration of works that focused on texture, form, and shape.
  • Art projects to explore all three: texture, form, & shape.
  • Looking at art in person and applying what we have learned.
$30/Members,
$35/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

Folk Art Dolls
with Karen O’Brien
Saturday, October 19
1 – 4 pm
In this workshop you will learn primitive doll making techniques to create a simple doll. Karen will share her mixed media tips and techniques to create amazing, whimsical faces using a variety of media. In this class you will make a simple “stump” doll. The term “stump doll” refers to an early design made from a single continuous shape, often without arms or legs with stitched or drawn features. She will provide a pre-sewn “body,” so you can forgo sewing machines and cover each step in creating your doll. You will cover pattern design, hand sewing, antiquing, clothing, drawing the face and options for adding “ears” for a black cat? – Halloween is just around the corner! No painting or sewing experience is required. This class is for all skill levels.
$35/Members
$40/Non-Members
All supplies included

Mini Books

with Cindy Hernandez

Saturday, October 26

1 -4 pm

Students will create a mini-book and will also receive supplies to make an additional book. These mini-books are ideal for sketchbooks and are made with watercolor paper.
$45/Members
$50/Non-Members
All supplies included

Needlefelting Birds

with Corbin Brashear

Saturday, November 2

12:30 – 4 pm

Needlefelting is a fun way to create small, soft sculptures out of wool. Corbin will teach you how to create the body shape, then add lots of exciting details. They always come out great. No experience is necessary. All the supplies are provided.
$40/Members
$45/Non-Members
All supplies included

Get Social Media Fit!

with Kelli Matthews

Friday, November 8

1 – 5 pm

Join us for an interaction workshop to build your social media muscles! Building healthy social media for your business or non-profit doesn’t have to take a lot of time. With a good plan, a practical calendar, and some simple tools, you can be social media fit in 10 minutes a day (or less). Learn how!
Kelli Matthews, Sr. Instructor, University of Oregon & Managing Director, Verve Northwest Communications
Kelli has worked in public relations for nearly two decades. She’s a strategic communications professional with extensive experience providing counsel, researching, planning, implementing and evaluating communication initiatives. Her 15 years of teaching experience at the University of Oregon keeps her on the cutting edge of research and practice. Particular areas of focus include: digital strategy, media relations and crisis communications.
$50/Everyone
$40/Non-Profits
All supplies included

Origami Card Holders

with Linda Dunn

Saturday, November 9

1 -4 pm

Join fabric artist Linda Dunn for a fun filled afternoon learning how to dress up those holiday gift cards with origami card holders using both paper and fabric variations…no sewing required!
Class instruction will walk you through the entire process from paper/fabric selection & preparation to simple origami construction and finally creative embellishing ideas for that artistic touch. The fabric cards holders are very durable, suitable for everyday use and are perfect for credit cards/store cards and business cards.
Class fee includes all material and supplies to complete 2 paper card holders plus 1 fabric card holder. Additional prepared fabric may be available for purchase.
$25/Members
$30/Non-Members
All supplies included

Elements of Art – Space, Balance, & Composition

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, November 23

1 – 4 pm

How do artists create space, and use balance and composition in their artwork?
Class includes:
  • An art history exploration of works that focused on space, balance, & composition
  •  Art projects to explore all three: space, balance, composition
  • Techniques for problem solving works in progress (you can bring in your own work in progress if you want)
  • Looking at art in person, with a focus of applying what we have learned.
$30/Members
$35/Non-Members
All supplies included

Origami Fabric Boxes

with Linda Dunn

Thursday, Dec. 5

1 – 4 pm

Fabric artist Linda Dunn returns for another fun filled afternoon creating fabric origami boxes…no sewing required! This class will feature holiday themed boxes which are perfect for gift giving, stowing away small treasures or display as a unique decorating accent.
Class instruction will walk you through the entire process from fabric selection & preparation to simple box construction progressing to more complex variations and finally creative embellishing ideas for that artistic touch.
Class fee includes all material and supplies to complete paper “mock ups” plus 1 fabric box.
Additional prepared fabric sets will be available for purchase.
$35/Members
$40/Non-Members
All supplies included

Elements of Art – Emphasis & Movement

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, December 7

1 – 4 pm

Final class of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
Emphasis and movement can be key elements of art that help create interest and drama. Explore this concept in an art history presentation and learn how to:
  • Create a strong center of interest or focal point
  • Move the viewers eye through a piece in the way
  • Explore the illusion of action
  • Create a suspenseful moment and how to have use tension in your composition.
  • How to use emphasis and movement to finalize an artwork.
$30/Members
$35/Non-Members
All supplies included

All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected].
Thank you for supporting the arts!

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

Adult Art Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art- Fall 2019

Adult Art Classes!

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
We now have two levels of pricing for classes.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all classes.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

How to Draw Eyes

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, 9/28, 1-4 pm
$30/$35
Learn techniques to draw realistic eyes, including:
  • How to draw that second, pesky eye that never cooperates
  • How to create a life-like feeling in the eyes
  • Where to place the eyes, and gaze
  • How to draw eyes of different ages
  • Coloring eyes realistically
$30/Members,
$35/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

Elements of Art – Texture, Form, & Shape

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, October 12
1 – 4 pm

Part of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
We will explore texture and how it creates the quality of an object, how form is created in 2D & 3D artworks, and how artworks have used shape.
Class includes:
  •  An art history exploration of works that focused on texture, form, and shape.
  • Art projects to explore all three: texture, form, & shape.
  • Looking at art in person and applying what we have learned.
$30/Members,
$35/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

Folk Art Dolls

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, October 19
1 – 4 pm
In this workshop you will learn primitive doll making techniques to create a simple doll. Karen will share her mixed media tips and techniques to create amazing, whimsical faces using a variety of media. In this class you will make a simple “stump” doll. The term “stump doll” refers to an early design made from a single continuous shape, often without arms or legs with stitched or drawn features. She will provide a pre-sewn “body,” so you can forgo sewing machines and cover each step in creating your doll. You will cover pattern design, hand sewing, antiquing, clothing, drawing the face and options for adding “ears” for a black cat? – Halloween is just around the corner! No painting or sewing experience is required. This class is for all skill levels.
$35/Members
$40/Non-Members
All supplies included

Mini Books

with Cindy Hernandez

Saturday, October 26
1 -4 pm
Students will create a mini-book and will also receive supplies to make an additional book. These mini-books are ideal for sketchbooks and are made with watercolor paper.
$45/Members
$50/Non-Members
All supplies included

Needlefelting Birds

with Corbin Brashear

Saturday, November 2
12:30 – 4 pm
Save the date! More information coming soon!

Origami Card Holders

with Linda Dunn

Saturday, November 9
1 -4 pm
Join fabric artist Linda Dunn for a fun filled afternoon learning how to dress up those holiday gift cards with origami card holders using both paper and fabric variations…no sewing required!
Class instruction will walk you through the entire process from paper/fabric selection & preparation to simple origami construction and finally creative embellishing ideas for that artistic touch. The fabric cards holders are very durable, suitable for everyday use and are perfect for credit cards/store cards and business cards.
Class fee includes all material and supplies to complete 2 paper card holders plus 1 fabric card holder. Additional prepared fabric may be available for purchase.
$25/Members
$30/Non-Members
All supplies included

Elements of Art – Space, Balance, & Composition

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, November 23
1 – 4 pm
How do artists create space, and use balance and composition in their artwork?
Class includes:
  • An art history exploration of works that focused on space, balance, & composition
  •  Art projects to explore all three: space, balance, composition
  • Techniques for problem solving works in progress (you can bring in your own work in progress if you want)
  • Looking at art in person, with a focus of applying what we have learned.
$30/Members
$35/Non-Members
All supplies included

Origami Fabric Boxes

with Linda Dunn

Thursday, Dec. 5
1 – 4 pm
Fabric artist Linda Dunn returns for another fun filled afternoon creating fabric origami boxes…no sewing required! This class will feature holiday themed boxes which are perfect for gift giving, stowing away small treasures or display as a unique decorating accent.
Class instruction will walk you through the entire process from fabric selection & preparation to simple box construction progressing to more complex variations and finally creative embellishing ideas for that artistic touch.
Class fee includes all material and supplies to complete paper “mock ups” plus 1 fabric box.
Additional prepared fabric sets will be available for purchase.
$35/Members
$40/Non-Members
All supplies included

Elements of Art – Emphasis & Movement

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, December 7
1 – 4 pm
Final class of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
Emphasis and movement can be key elements of art that help create interest and drama. Explore this concept in an art history presentation and learn how to:
  • Create a strong center of interest or focal point
  • Move the viewers eye through a piece in the way
  • Explore the illusion of action
  • Create a suspenseful moment and how to have use tension in your composition.
  • How to use emphasis and movement to finalize an artwork.
$30/Members
$35/Non-Members
All supplies included

All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected].
Thank you for supporting the arts!

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