Kids Summer 2018 Art Classes at GP MOA

Adult Summer Art Classes!

SoulBook Gathering Experience

with Candy Rosenberg

Saturday, July 21st

10:30 – 4:30

Spend the day creating your own personal Soul Book using a vast variety of crafting goodies, paper, paint, stencils, magazine cutouts, collage print outs, flowers, embellishments, ribbon and so much more. We supply all the tools, adhesive and everything you need to construct your own book. We only ask that you bring a few personal items, such as, printed out photos of yourself, loved ones, favorite quotes, personal items that are fitting for your book.
The Soul Book is all about exploring what your soul needs and to have a place to look back on to remind you of this. Candy Rosenberg is a private life coach and professional artist that will be instructing the class and doing her Soul Works program while you create. We will connect, laugh, share stories and most of all TAKE A DEEP BREATH and just be together. In a harsh world, we need to stop and learn to take a break and connect, to feed our souls.
$65. All materials included.

How to Paint Trees

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, August 4th

1 – 4 pm

Learn tricks and tips to painting trees.
We will cover how to mix green (which many artists can find tricky).
How to add interest to your tree shapes
How to avoid common problems
How to use light to create depth
All materials are provided. Bring in your own source photo of a tree if you like.
$30. All materials provided.

How to Paint Water and Waves

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, August 18

1 – 4 pm

  • Learn how to paint convincing waves
  • Where it the light in the wave?
  • What colors make a convincing wave?
  • How to paint clear water?
  • An expansion of our last “How to Paint Waves” class, will cover those tips, plus to create realistic water in your paintings.
  • We’ll talk about the difference in how to streams verses rivers, and lakes verses oceans.
  • Welcome to take if you attended to “How to Paint Waves”
All materials are provided.
$30. All materials included.

Kids Summer Art Classes!

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
Kids must be at least 7 years old to attend (Photography is 10 & up)
  • Classes are almost every Tuesday & Thursday during the summer
  • Classes are almost always 1 – 3 pm.
  • Classes are $15/day, several classes are a 2 day length.
  • Please preregister whenever possible.
  • Classes include all materials needed (except Photography)
As of Saturday, 7/14 we still have room. Walk-in spaces are expected to be available!
This is a morning class so your kiddos can stay cool on their photo adventure.


with Martha Gonzi


Tuesday, July 17

Thursday, July 19

10 am – 12 pm both days

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


with Amanda Close


Tuesday, July 24

Thursday, July 26

1 – 3 pm

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


with Cindy Hernandez

Thursday, August 2

1 – 3 pm

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

Creating a Mixed Media Journal

with Karen O’Brien

Tuesday, August 7

1 – 3 pm

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

Paper Bag Journal

with Vicki Cushing

Tuesday, August 14

1- 3 pm

Create a fun journal with a paper bag! Lots of interactive pages to hold TONS of photos, and space to add your own writing or drawings.

Draw from a Photo

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, August 16

1 – 3 pm

Learn how to sketch, shade, and create a copy of any photograph. Bring your own photo, or choose from one of ours.

Perspective (drawing)

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, August 21

1 – 3 pm

Kids learn three types of perspective to help them draw: 1 point, 2 point and atmospheric. Lessons are taught in pencil.


with Stephanie Girdlestone

Thursday, August 23

1 – 3 pm

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

Paint like Seurat

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, August 28

1 – 3 pm

Pointillism and color! Learn about the basics of color, how to make your colors feel brighter, and have fun. Create a copy of a section of a Seurat, or apply his style to your favorite subject.


with Barbara Burnett

Thursday, August 30

1 – 3 pm

Have fun painting with watercolors, practice different techniques, and create your own painting of a dog or cat.
Advance registration is strongly recommended. Classes have been filling up this summer.
We are disappointed to announce that we cancelled the ceramics class. We hope to be able to offer next summer.

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

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