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Project Art Kids

Project Art Kids

Project Art Kids is a non-profit dedicated to bringing art and art supplies to children! Come in for a FREE children’s workshop and your child’s work can be featured in the Ashland First Friday Art Walk. These workshops will be held on the Last Saturday of every month from 10:30 am – noon. Drop in and enjoy the fun!

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Experience of a Lifetime – Painting Workshop in Peru

Galina Milton

Paint beautiful Andean landscapes and people, visit Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Pisac and the city and museums of Cuzco and Lima with Artist Galina Milton.

11 days – September 13 – 24 $1597, includes accomodations, breakfasts, some lunches and class fee. (Airfare and materials not included.) For adults of all ages and experience levels Contact Galina at 775-813-4331 or [email protected]

Featured Artist – Candy Wooding

Candy Wooding

Candy Wooding with her Paste Paper Creations

During the August First Friday Art Walk, 5 – 8 pm, Artist Candy Wooding – Studio 12 in the Ashland Art Center (357 E Main St, Ashland, OR) – will demonstrate her Paste Paper technique that she uses to create a wide variety of art pieces, such as folded boxes and books. Candy makes her own archival paste which she adds pigment to and then creates spectacular patterns and textures on wet paper. See her work at

Candy Wooding's Inspiration Book made from Paste Paper

Candy’s Artist Statement: “My fellow artists call me a “paper artist” because most of the art that I do uses paper. I like to think of my art as creating memories in time by commemorating old memories or by creating new ones. I want my art to touch people at the heart level,

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Arty Summer Apron Class with Diane Ericson

Diane Ericson


Diane Ericson with her Red Bike Apron

The Summer Arty Apron Workshop with Diane Ericson

For cooking, gardening or fashion, the apron is a great canvas to let your creative ideas run wild. Bring trims, notions, vintage lace and linens – or maybe some old Levi’s, rolled up paintings on canvas you’ve been storing in the garage – all perfect starters for your unique apron design. You may want to include a theme, such as Asian designs or homage to a beloved pet. Fun and easy to make, participants will get three apron patterns to trace off in class. Diane will share her arty apron creations to whet your creative whistle. Diane’s Red Bike apron will be featured in the Medford Mail Tribune’s Home Life magazine for August. Diane Ericson is a long time contributer to the sewing industry, has a line of patterns, stencils and DVD’s.

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Career Development Workshop – Blogging with Hannah West

Hannah West

Ashland Art Center hosts a Career Development Workshop every quarter…in August, we’re delighted to have Art Matter’s own Hannah West! Hannah will lead a workshop on Blogging for Artists and the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (SOAR) as part of your online networking strategy.

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Bring on the Bling! Jewelry Design with Wendy Gell

Wendy Gell

Cuff by Wendy Gell

Tiara for Vera Wang – by Wendy Gell

Create fabulous art to wear from the knick knacks in your top drawer with celebrated Jewelry DesignerWendy Gell! Create your own wristies, necklaces, pins or rings!

Tuesdays in July 2:00 – 4:00 pm $20 per session Drop ins Welcome 357 E Main St, Ashland, OR Materials Available for purchase in class or bring your own wonderful chatchka items Contact Wendy with questions at 541-535-1954 [email protected] For More information visit

Ashland Art Center Commercial

Thanks to recently graduated Ashland High School Senior, Pia Marchetti for making us this amazing commercial for her senior project. Pia really went above and beyond for this one, coming up with a concept, presenting it (very professionally) to the Directors, then coordinating artists and extras for the shoots, editing, overseeing the voice over, getting permission to use the music and putting it all together beautifully. We’re not surprised to hear that Pia is off to college at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh or that she is receiving a number of merit scholarships to study Theatre. Thank you, Congratulations and we look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the future, Pia!!