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2/21 Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit 2013

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit is coming up on February 21st from 5 to 7 pm. Regional arts and culture organizations host a table at the Summit. Table Reservations open on January 2nd. …

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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]

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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Mexican Artist Efren Gonzalez Visits Ashland Art Center

Ceramic Clay Mural Mexico

Efren Gonzalez with Ceramic Mural

Ashland Art Center is so excited to bring International Artist Efren Gonzalez to Southern Oregon for a visit and round of workshops in September!

Efren Gonzalez lives on Lake Chapala in the town of Ajijic, a picturesque fishing village near Guadalajara. He enthusiastically engages visitors and locals in the Efren Gonzalez Cultural Center, a gallery, frame shop, ceramics studio, and classroom, where he mentors both adults and children. His work includes painted murals, watercolor and oil paintings, and a recently developed, incredible, three-dimensional clay mural technique.

Efren Gonzalez – Ceramic Mural

These clay murals were inspired by ancient Mayan traditions, although the method and outcome is completely Efren’s invention. The murals, which measure about 8 feet high and can be as much as 18 feet wide, are made in sections, then fired and assembled at the installation site. Although the

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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

7/13 BCA Presents: Building Artful Collaborations

In the current climate, navigating the murky waters of business support for the arts can be difficult. Let us help you find the way to profitable, mutually satisfying partnerships with local businesses. This half-day workshop will focus exclusively on …

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7/10-17 Summer Fishtrap Creative Writing Workshops & Gathering

Summer Fishtrap Creative Writing Workshops & Gathering: a week of creative writing workshops and a weekend of presentations, readings and conversation on questions of Migration and Passages, both political and personal, on July 10-17th. The week lo…

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6/16-18 BECon 2011: Crossover

What can makers in the field of kiln-glass learn from artists working in other media? What lies at the interface of kiln-glass and forms of expression like painting, architecture, photography, digital technologies, printmaking, and textiles? Exploring …

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