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Lara Strazdas Mini-Workshop at Central Art!

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

Space Is Limited! Sign up NOW for a Mini Workshop with Lara Strazdas (plus watch for a 4-week intensive)

Mini Workshop – Colored Pencil 101: IntroductionInstructor: Lara StrazdasWhen: Friday, October 1Where: Central Art ClassroomTime: 1-3pmFee: $20Class Size: 6-10 students (10 max.)Registration Required.

In this mini-workshop we’ll explore: Types of pencils, their differences and similarities; good, better, best. We’ll also find out which pencils work best for various techniques, and uncover different surfaces that work well with colored pencil (some may surprise you). You’ll learn blending techniques to get rid of the dreaded graininess, as well as layers and color mixing, plus: tips for creating bokeh backgrounds, how to create realistic textures, incorporating mixed media, and much more!But wait, there’s more! Can’t get enough colored pencils? Want to learn more? Lara will ALSO be offering a 4-week Colored Pencil Intensive held

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ASCEND Young Creatives Conference

Great news!!Get out….get back…get going!To the Ascend 2021 – Young Creatives Conferencefor artists, musicians, and film-makers happening again this summer August 19th-21st in Grants Pass, Oregon with SOOOOO many exciting features and presenters!Join other young creatives from across the West Coast ages 15 – 35 for this 3 day event! Study with professional instructors and inspiring speakers to up your game and inspire your faith.Including world renowned artistRon DiCianni! Ascend 2021 Creatives ConferenceAugust 19 – 21, 2021Sponsored by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts FoundationHost:  Edgewater Fellowship, Grants Pass, Oregon

Painting to Music

The Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland has always been a special place, one where I feel particularly at home showing my work. Now that the gallery is under new ownership by Peter Stone, it has become even more of a community space offering new ways to experience art. Peter is always coming up with […]

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So, You Want to Be an Artist?!

Every year the Rogue Gallery Art Center connects creative teens with professional artists through the Teen Mentor program. I’ve participated in the Teen Mentor program for five years now and always feel just as inspired by the students as they do by me. The mission of the program is to not just teach teens […]

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New Works, Summer/Fall 2018

The secret to creating the illusion of great distance in a two dimensional painting is… well you’ll just have to take one of my workshops to find out! This piece was a demo for my Depth and Distance workshop through the Sacramento Fine Arts Center this September. “Hill Song” Oil on 12×16″ canvas $295 […]

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Don’t Fence Me — or my feet — In

Every year the Rogue Gallery & Art Center in Medford puts on a Members’ Only Show. They have a great theme for it this year — “Don’t Fence Me In”. The show runs just a couple more weeks, until December 21, so while you’re out there doing your holiday shopping be sure to stop in […]

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Haines and Friends Fund Grant: Update

As those of you who subscribe to my newsletter already know, I received a substantial grant through the The Haines and Friends Fund this fall! As an artist who has always relied on patrons and students to stay afloat, it was immensely gratifying to receive this gift. In applying for the grant, I proposed to […]

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Eye-Opening Works for the Oregon Retina Center

Last summer I received a commissioned project for the Oregon Retina Center in Medford. They wanted three large abstract works to add color and energy to their halls. Years ago, I worked primarily in large format and I’d forgotten how much I love the process. I stocked up on large brushes (like you would use […]

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Sold on the Spot

As just about everyone knows, it’s not easy making a living as an artist. It’s definitely a job that must be done for the love of it, and with a certain amount of trust in the universe to connect each painting with its buyer. Sometimes, this connection can take a while, but occasionally it happens […]

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