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Go Team Enrichment!

You’re invited to the Enrichment Program’s Student Art Show this Friday in the Classroom and the Clay Studio, featuring the artistic talents of our students and teachers of the Enrichment Program @ AAC. We are celebrating these passionate young artists and can’t wait to show you all they do, including ceramics, drawing, painting, jewelry-making, sewing, […]

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The Artist’s Voice, Summer 2014

“It is often said that Mother Nature’s colors rarely clash. When you are looking for color inspiration, look no further than a park or your own backyard.” – Thalia Keple, quote from “Seeing Mother Nature’s Colors” Dear Artists and Art Enthusiasts! Relax in today’s late evening warmth while reading the latest Artist’s Voice, Ashland Art […]

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Beautiful Pine Needle Pendants and Baskets

It was a lovely time at Sheri Smith Holgate’s Pine Needle Creations workshops this past Saturday. The Pine Needle Pendant and Basket students worked alongside each other, learning stitches and patterns for creating amazing art. Sheri shared her experiences learning to make pine needle art, from her beginnings with raffia and her favorite book that got her started […]

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Get It While It’s Hot: Encaustic Art with Josie Rodriguez

What is Encaustic? By Josie Rodriguez, Visual Artist, San Diego, CA As far back as 5th Century BC Greeks practiced an ancient painting method called encaustic or enkaustikos,  meaning to heat or to burn and refers to the heat that is used at every stage of the process. Shipbuilders used beeswax to repair the […]

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Make, See, Enjoy ~ Art All Day @ AAC

It’s a party at AAC during this Saturday’s Art All Day! From 2:00 -4:00 pm, enjoy a free all-ages art class, live music, open studios and more! Art All Day is a great time to explore and get to know your community art center. There are $10 art classes in the morning and afternoon with […]

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Upcoming Printmaking Workshops

The Print Studio @ AAC is excited to share two upcoming printmaking workshops: Collagraphy and Screen Printing. We also want to remind everyone that artists with printmaking experience and returning students can find helpful assistance and follow-up instruction at our weekly, drop in Open Labs, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:00 – 1:00, for $15. For […]

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From Idea to Image: Pictorial Composition with Sean Forester

Composition is the visual language that allows an artist to communicate with subtlety or strength, with emotional intensity or clarity and calm.   Whatever your skill level, now is the time to explore the fascinating and important subject of composition. In this four-day intensive workshop students will study the principles of line, value, and color, […]

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Thank you Goodwill of Southern Oregon and ScienceWorks!

At AAC’s Free Expressions class, great art and good times are made and had with upcycled materials. All the artists (young and old) who come to Free Expressions find something that sparks their imagination and inspires them to create. Originally, we pieced together the supplies for this class from RAMPart and AAC Studio Artists’ donations […]

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What’s Next for the Ashland Art Center?

By Kathleen Davis, Nonprofit consultant Artist studios, gallery space, and a strong education program: a winning combination? Yes, indeed, the southern Oregon community has embraced the Ashland Art Center (AAC) which provides all those services in an attractive space on Ashland’s E Main street. The Ashland Art Center has enjoyed rapid growth in its five and a half years […]

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Jewelry Open Studio

Thalia Keple‘s weekly Jewelry Open Studio is fabulous. Each Sunday morning, you’ll learn to make a new project that will give you a jewelry-making technique to add to a growing repertoire and a lovely, hand-crafted gift you can keep or give away! So far, students have learned to make earrings and bracelets with various kinds […]

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