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Art Classes at the GP Museum of Art- Nov/ Dec 2017

Grants Pass Museum of Art Classes

Art Classes! Visit our Website Elderhood, Wisdom, and Our Inner Knowing workshop with Janet L. Stanley, M. A. Saturday, Nov. 18 1-4 pm “We are the Crones, the Wise Women whose truths must be given voice, our spiritual journeys embraced and our sage insights welcomed. Come join me as we celebrate elderhood, our collective wisdom and how this inner knowing will help heal Mother Earth and all her inhabitants.” $20 per person How to Paint Snow with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, Dec 2 1 – 4 pm All materials provided Create your own painting of a winter scene Learn about color theory (warm & cool colors) Have a fun afternoon! All skill levels are welcome $30 per person, includes all materials. Art Journaling: Recipe for a Perfect Holiday with Karen O’Brien Saturday, Dec 16 10 am – 1 pm In this class we will learn how to begin our own

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Classes at the Grants Pass Museum of Art! Fall 2017

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Art Classes for Adults! Visit our Website Anatomy & Structure of the Face with Bobbi Baldwin Friday, Oct. 13, 9 am – 4 pm You will learn from a hands-on demo and lecture by Bobbi Baldwin, who has taught this same lesson to plastic surgeons. The morning will be an in depth study of how to think about the anatomy and structure of the face in simple terms of physiology and drawing skills. Bobbi puts this lecture into common sense terms, teaching you how to think about the structure, measure, shape, and shadow in ways that you haven’t thought to do previously. The afternoon will be for you to practice what you have learned. It is a must, for all who paint or draw. You don’t want to miss this. $85 for workshop Optional lunch purchase for $10 Paint Like Henri Matisse with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, October 14 1-4

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GPMA Fall Art Classes

Grants Pass Museum of Art Fall 2017 Art Classes and Workshops - image of a group of students painting

Art Classes for Adults! Visit our Website Paint Like David Hockney with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, September 9 1 – 4 pm Leave with an acrylic painting. Learn about Pop Art and David Hockney Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills Paint any Hockney painting you wish. Have a fun afternoon! All skill levels are welcome $30 per person, includes all materials. Paint like Monet with Kristen O’Neill Wednesday, September 13 1:30 – 4:30 pm Leave with an acrylic painting. Learn about Impressionism and Monet Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills Paint any Monet painting you wish. Have a fun afternoon! All skill levels are welcome $30 per person, includes all materials. THIS CLASS ISN’T ON OUR WEBSITE YET – PLEASE CALL 541-479-3290 to register. Space is very limited. Anatomy & Structure of the Face with Bobbi Baldwin Friday,

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Open Studios: How Art is Made - Grants Pass

open studios how art is made grants pass 2017

Get inspired by 23 artists in 18 studio locations throughout Josephine County. Artist’s whose studios are located south of the Rogue River have their studios open on 9/23 & 9/24. The next weekend, 9/30 & 10/1, artists whose studios are north of the Rogue River have their studios open. Both days the studios are open 10 am – 5 pm. Tickets for the event are $20 per adult. The map of all the studio locations is the ticket. And for the first 150 tickets we have an Artist Guide Book, featuring photos of each artist’s work, and their artist statements. It is a 52 page, 6” x 9” book. Attendees can visit as many studios as they like, over the course of the 4 days. We also have a Preview Exhibition in the Grants Pass Museum of Art from 9/20 through 9/28. We have an artist opening (everyone is

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August 2017 news from the Grants Pass Museum of Art

Grants Pass Museum of Art

 

It’s almost the end of summer and school is starting soon. The museum is a great place to visit – we have great exhibits and activities and it’s “cool” inside. Our very successful classes for children end this week. We have a bit more room in the Zentangle class on Tuesday. It’s been a fun summer with kids exploring various forms of art.

We will continue adult workshops through out the fall, winter, and spring. Check below for what is coming up soon.

AND don’t miss out on our fabulous music offerings. This week we have a double header. Friday we have Daniel Boling, one of the best song writers in America. Saturday we have a string quartet from New York doing a fund raiser for Chinquapin Center for the Arts.

P.S. Don’t forget the ongoing events – like First Friday (every month from 5-9) Second Friday

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Adult Art Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Art Classes for Adults! Visit our Website Color & Value with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, August 12 1 – 4 pm Learn about color theory, mixing and values Learn simple techniques for improving your art Have a fun afternoon! Great for beginners. All levels welcome.

 

$30 per person, includes all materials. Paint Like Georgia O’Keeffe with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, August 26 1-4 pm Create an acrylic painting, Learn about American Modernism and O’Keeffe Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills Paint any O’Keeffe painting you want. Have a fun afternoon! All skill levels are welcome $30 per person, includes all materials Paint Like David Hockney with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, September 9 1 – 4 pm Leave with an acrylic painting. Learn about American Modernism and O’Keeffe Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills Paint any Hockney painting you wish.

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Art Classes for Kids at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Art for Kids! All Classes are $15 each and ages 7 and up. All materials are provided. Visit our Website Painting Pots Wednesday, August 9 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Taught by Laura Davis Create fun projects from pots! Make a bird feeder, fairy house or your own creation.

Collage Thursday, August 10 1-3 pm Taught by Judy Davidson

Learn to collage to turn existing art and photos into new art.

Dragons Around the World Tuesday, August 15 1-3 pm Taught by Kristen O’Neill Dragons have been used in art around the world. See examples and have fun making your favorite type of dragon. All levels of skill are welcome.

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Thursday, August 17 1-3 pm Taught by Kristen O’Neill Kids get to great their own “stained glass” projects with tissue paper. Fun way to add art and color to any room. Zentangle Tuesday, August 22

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“Hot Palette” and August Events at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Hot Palette art exhibit of encausti cpaintings by Dianne Jean Erickson at GRants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon

Hot Palette: Dianne Jean Erickson​ August 4th – September 15th, 2017

Dianne Jean Erickson is a painter, printmaker and encaustic artist producing works of art both personal and universal in their nature.

“Each day working in my studio I start not knowing what image will emerge. I allow myself the freedom of indecisions, improvisations, and impulsiveness in my work, and that leads to exciting discoveries. Subjects of my encaustic (hot wax) work are non-objective and figurative painting and printmaking.”

The exhibition highlights her encaustic paintings and encaustic monotypes. Her artwork is of a figurative and portraiture nature, with a whimsical series exploring head gear.

This exhibition is sponsored by Wealth Management Group of Oregon.

First Friday Live: August 4th and September 1st, from 5 – 9 pm

Admission is free.

Grants Pass Museum of Art’s Hours are 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

 

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Kids Summer Art Classes at GPMA

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Art for Kids! All Classes are $15 each and ages 7 and up. All materials are provided. Visit our Website Making Art Books Wednesday, July 12, 2 – 4 pm Taught by Laura Davis Create small art books. Draw your own art or collage pages. Painted Rocks Thursday, July 13, 1-3 pm Taught by Judy Davidson Paint small creatures, abstract patterns or whatever you can dream up on river rocks.

Paint Like Van Gogh Tuesday, July 18, 1-3 pm Taught by Kristen O’Neill Learn about Van Gogh and create a painting by copying one of his, or being inspired by his art. Drawing from a Photo Thursday, July 20 1-3 pm Taught by Kristen O’Neill Kids learn drawing techniques, and methods to draw from a photo. Bring a photo of their own, or we can provide one. (We recommend to avoid photos of faces). All skill levels welcome. Printmaking

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Judy Elliott Featured Artist at Gallery One

Reflection, paintig on silk by Judy Elliott, Grants Pass, Oregon

Judy Elliott Featured Artist at Gallery One

Silk artist Judy Elliott will be the featured artist at Gallery One in Grants Pass and will demonstrate her process for painting on silk on First Friday, July 7th, from 6-7pm.

“Crabbing”

Judy Elliott’s artwork relates to traditional painting. However, instead of painting on canvas, she uses dye and resist on silk, with an emphasis on wildlife and its preservation. Watch a demonstration of her work on July 7th, 6-7pm at Gallery One in Grants Pass.

 

“Reflection”

“My inspiration for painting on silk is influenced by my experience while growing up in Hawaii with a family who appreciated art, music, exotic cultures and a love of nature, as well as my observations while hiking throughout Oregon. After reading countless articles about the perils of nature and it’s wildlife, I chose to express the urgency of man’s awareness and accountability for

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