Short-Pose Figure Drawing, 10-12:30
Copper Etching, 10-12
NO Portrait Drawing*, 3-6 ~ New session starts January 12, Register now
Needle-Felted Fuzzies, 3:30-5
NO The Artist Within, 1:30-3, will return January 6
NO Kids Clay, 3:30-5, will return January 6
Ceramics with Garry Price, 5-7
NO Preschool Art School, will return January 7, 11:30-12:15
NO Ceramics with Alissa Clark, will return January 7, 3-5
AAC closes at 2 pm on Christmas Eve and is closed on Christmas day
NO Free Expressions (Free!), will return January 8, 3:30-4:30
NO Beginning Wheel Throwing*, will return January 8, 6-8
NO Needle-Felted Fuzzies, will return January 9, 3:30-5
Ceramic Social* ~ Plan your group clay party with Kami Carlson
Art Freaks (Free!), 5-6
Judy will be shooting 3D and 2D pieces of artwork for artists on a monthly basis as needed! Work must be delivered before the start of your session and MUST be picked up by 5 pm that day. We cannot store ANY artwork. 2D artwork must not be covered with plexi or glass.
Tuesday, January 6, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
$20 per image for AAC Members, $25 per image General
Includes CD with high-res JPG and hi-res and low-res TIF
Contact Judy to reserve your spot at (541) 292-9117 or email@example.com
~ Beginning Wheel Throwing with Lisa Eldredge
Updated ~ Jewelry Open Studio with Thalia Keple
January: Learn the basics of working with jewelry wire, including types of wire and basic tools. Students will be able to make and wear home a pair of simple wire-wrapped earrings. There is a $2 supply fee for materials. Feel free to bring your own materials and old jewelry from home to repair or upcycle, too.
Learn a new technique each month and get hands-on help on your project. All projects are welcome and no experience is needed.
- Every 2nd Thursday
- Next: Thursday, January 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- $12 Members, $15 General
- Drop In
- Basic supplies are provided, some kits available for sale
- Depending on the project there may be a materials fee which will be posted
- Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate your old jewelry to the open studio!
NEW ~ WordPress Work Group with David Gordon
Sign up for this month’s work group! Bring your laptop and your troubles. Together we will look at issues you are having with your own WordPress site and explore solutions. If you don’t have immediate problems that you need to solve, you can bring specific questions. No set agenda. We will divide time evenly among workgroup participants and others can watch, learn and listen. Instructor’s screen will be projected onto a large screen.
Think you can’t draw? Don’t worry. Cartoons are supposed to be silly! Students will learn simple techniques to get started, enhance their current cartoons, and work through those “I don’t know what to draw” phases. For students with more experience, Curt has lessons to fit your skill level.
- Every SECOND Saturday
- Next: Saturday, January 10, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
- $10, scholarships available
- All ages welcomed
- Please RSVP to EducationDirectorAAC@gmail.com
- Drop ins welcome on the day, but email to secure your space
AIFF student film contest: LAUNCH
“The LAUNCH” is accepting entries for student made films, 5 minutes and under, for the Ashland Independent Film Festival 2015. The deadline to submit is January 16th and it is free to enter. Click here to learn more.
Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann
Join us for a casual session of collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft. Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided.
Every THIRD Friday
Next: January 16, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
$20, materials included
Email Susanne at email@example.com to reserve your space
Please contact Susanne by the THIRD Tuesday
Minimum of three students required, maximum 10
NEW ~ Visual Art Journaling Clinic: Boots and Shoes with Elaine Frenett
Love what what we wear on our feet tell so much about us? BOOTS and SHOES – join us! Short demo first hour, then bring your journals and working materials and get help/suggestions hands on.
Held Upstairs Studio #13.
- Every THIRD Friday
- Next: Friday, Jan. 16, 3:30-5:30 pm
- $20, some materials supplied for sampling
- Pre-registration required
- Space limited so please register ahead
- Contact Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-944-2196
NEW ~ Flamboyant Felted Hat Class with Jo Ann Manzone
In this class you will learn to make a hat template to fit your head and create your one-of-a-kind felted hat. It can be a simple shaped pill box hat or a more sculptured hat with pleats and folds. Strips of fabric can be added to create a luxurious textural look.
- Saturday, January 17, 2014 9am to 4pm
- $85, includes most materials
- To reserve your spot, please contact Jo Ann at www.dreamweavingdesigns.com or 541 951-2526
Encaustic Painting Workshop with Pam Haunschild
Monthly workshop, every fourth Saturday, designed to introduce everyone to painting with encaustics and to have fun creating new pieces. A new technique will be introduced each month, and instruction provided to anyone new to the process. Paints, brushes, heat guns, and other basic materials will be provided. Two 8×8 canvas boards to use as substrates will also be provided. More substrates can be brought in (or purchased), for an additional materials fee. Feel free to bring collage papers, small items to embed in the wax, stencils, and any other materials you might want to work with.
- Every FOURTH Saturday
- Next: Saturday, January 24, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- $40, includes materials
- Minimum 3 students, maximum 6
- January’s class FULL. Registration open February and March: Click here for the registration form
- Registration due by the third Saturday of the month
- Questions? Email Pam at email@example.com
Basic Blockprinting with Midge Black
Join us for this enriching workshop where you will learn basic blockprinting, simple processes that artists have used for millennia to communicate, celebrate and explore. You will design, execute, and produce multiple graphic prints useful for note cards, wall art, book art, or just fun! We will be using the reduction linoprint process, achieving a multilayer print in color or black and white from a single block.
Updated ~ Origami Temple of Kindness Class with Glenda Goodrich
NOTE: Minimum of six students required
Please register with the instructor
503 990 0278
NEW ~ Classical Drawing and Painting with Sarah F Burns
In this 10-week series based on Sarah’s popular drop in class, students will learn timeless principles that apply to every aspect of drawing and painting, including proportion, perspective, tone/value, and how to use materials.
- 10 Wednesdays, starting February 4 until April 8, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
- $220 Members, $260 General
- Materials list: HB pencil, 2B pencil, kneaded eraser and drawing paper. Supplies can be purchased at the Art Center.
- Ages 16+ ~ Scholarships available
- Contact Sarah with questions at 541-621-7767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration required ~ Registration form coming soon
Structure Drawing with Jenay Elder
Sign up now for this exciting opportunity to study classical casts. Learn how to draw facial features using different perspectives and light effects, and discover how to use plane changes to fine tune your portrait and drawing abilities. Students will begin with pencil and advance to longer tonal drawings in charcoal.
- Starting February 5, Four Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- $100 per month (15% discount for Jenay’s Portrait Drawing students)
- Space is limited, so register today!
- Registration and questions to Jenay at email@example.com
Join us for this monthly workshop, every first Friday, designed to teach everyone to etch copper and create designs for one-of-a-kind jewelry. Some of the techniques covered include: riveting, etching copper, texturing metal, and using patinas. Each month will feature a new project or surface design technique and students will leave with something they’ve created, like a pendant, earrings, and more. Please check online for individual class descriptions each month or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information about the upcoming month’s focus. Dates:
- Every First Friday, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- $25 early bird before January 30/$32 after
- Additional $15 cash or check to teacher for materials required the day of class
- Minimum 4 students, maximum 5
- Registration required ~ Click here for the registration form
- Questions? Email Tiffanyhokanson@gmail.com
NEW ~ Felted Scarf Class with Jo Ann Manzone
Choose from a variety of shapes and sizes. Learn how to combine wool and fabric, create textural elements and design techniques to make your one of a kind scarf.
Ideas for men and women’s scarves will be available.
Just in time for Valentines day.
- Saturday, February 7, 2014 11am to 2:30pm
- Cost: $65, includes most materials
- Contact Jo Ann at email@example.com or 541 951-2526 to reserve your spot.
You’ll find the full descriptions for these classes below by their category,
but here’s a quick list of what we have that’s free:
Free Expressions, Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Family art class for all ages. Ages 6 and younger need supervising adult present. All materials included. Your imagination’s the limit in this mixed-media open studio.
Art Freaks, Sundays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Young adults open studio for painting, drawing, collage, mixed media and more. BYO-Supplies. $5 donation for Classroom supplies like hot glue & assemblage materials.
Regular Weekly and Monthly Classes
PAINTING & DRAWING
Uninstructed Short-Pose Life Drawing moderated by Ann DiSalvo
This weekly gestures figure drawing session has short and long poses up to 25 minutes. Unclothed model. Bring your own non-toxic materials.
Mondays, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
$9 Members, $10 General
Become better versed in the fundamentals of composition and the human face in this all-levels guide to portrait drawing. During the course of this six-week series, students will improve their portrait drawing by practicing from a live model and learn principles like proportion, perspective, and more.
Six Mondays, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm
$150 Members, $180 General
NEXT SESSION: January 12 – February 16
Questions? Email JenayMElder@gmail.com
For all beginners and experienced artists who want to try something new! Each week will be a different focus, including sketching faces, perspective, cartooning, and more, as well as various mediums like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Have a special request? Jack wants to know what students want to do!
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
$10 Members, $12 General
All materials provided
For questions or to find out what Jack will be teaching each week, email firstname.lastname@example.org
All of AAC’s children’s classes have scholarships available
Kids Clay with Keeley Bittner
Join Keeley for a special clay class for the young people! Explore the medium and make some cool stuff! Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class. Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult. All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.
Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm
$10, plus clay and firing
4 Classes for $32!
Questions? Email karaQlewis@gmail.com
Preschool Art-School with Jenay M Elder
Each week children and parents will create a keepsake craft and/or art project to take home. Past projects include cork sail boats, Easter potted plants, super hero capes, and plaster mold hands. All materials provided.
Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Four classes: $25 +$8 per each additional child
Drop ins: $8 + $2 per each additional child
Recommended for ages 1 – 5
Questions? Email karaQlewis@gmail.com
This class happens after the Ashland Library’s Storytime for preschool children from 10:30 – 11:00 am
Explore the unlimited possibilities of your own creativity! This fun art class for kids of all ages has something for everyone. You can play with painting, fabric, jewelry-making, assemblage, and more. Wear your paint clothes – we’re going to have a blast making art!
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Free, includes materials
For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present)
Enrichment Ceramics for Students with Special Needs with Nathan Clinton and Alissa Clark
This fun, hands-on course for students with special needs has a structured lesson plan to teach a variety of clay techniques, including hand-building construction, glazing, wheel throwing, and firing. The instructors are Nathan T. Clinton, MED, and Alissa Clark, MFA.
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Free for students with special needs
Recommended ages 12 – 22
Questions? Contact Nathan or Alissa at email@example.com
Ceramics with Garry Price
Garry is noted for his functional pottery as well as his large scale public installations. Beginners will get a great foundation in the fundamentals and more advanced students will enjoy experimenting with a seasoned pro.
Tuesdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
$10, plus clay and firing
Ceramics with Alissa Clark
Alissa Clark is an expert ceramicist, well known for her whimsical functional and decorative, colorful wares. Join her for hand-building and wheel instruction.
No classes on these holiday dates: December 24, and December 31
Wednesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$10, plus clay and firing
Ages 13 to Adult
Clay party! Whether it’s for a birthday, bridal shower, or team-building activity for coworkers, everyone will enjoy making a ceramics project during this fun session with ceramics artist Kami Carlson
. Feel free to bring beverages and snacks to enjoy while you create.
- Friday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 pm or Saturday afternoons
- Reservations required
- $25 per student, materials included
- Minimum of 4 students required, maximum of 10
- Project options available upon request
- Questions? Email Kami at StudioKashland@gmail.com
The Underground Print Studio at the Ashland Art Center
is open to experienced printmakers to work independently on printmaking projects in the presence of a Lead Printmaker. The Underground Print Studio has a Laguna Etching Press with a 26”x48” press bed that can accommodate plates/blocks up to 3/8” thick that may be used for copper plates, woodblock, plexi glass, and linoleum block printmaking techniques. The studio also has a dry mount press, vertical etching acid tank and a photo-etching exposure booth. Learn more here>>
Drop in and learn how to etch your design into a copper plate. No previous experience required. Students must bring an image to work with.
Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
See Liza Hamilton’s listing above in the Upcoming Offerings section for details on her Monday and Friday drop-in classes, 3:30 – 5 pm in her studio at AAC”
Join us for this relaxed open studio for emerging artists and young creatives. Bring a project you’re working on or start something new. People come hang out and embroider, draw in their sketchbooks, bring a friend to draw, and more.
Sundays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Free, or $5 donation for using Classroom supplies (paints, paper, hot glue, assemblage)
NEWS ~ Collaborative Artists’ JAM
The Artists’ Jam will be taking some time to re-energize and come back together after the holidays!
- Stay tuned for return date
- Questions? Email email@example.com or call 541-944-2196
All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified.
Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520