Starting in January
the weekly email calendar will be delivered to your email in-boxes every other Sunday. Be sure to check the email when you get if for the latest classes and events ~ you don’t want to miss out on all the fabulous art-making and -enjoying activities that AAC has to offer!

Scroll through the email to view class details and news!
You can also visit our online calendar

Tiffany Hokanson


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

Preschool Art School

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

Free Expressions

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

Emily Brooks art, Art Freaks regular

Art Freaks (Free!), 5-6 

*Pre-registration required

Descriptions for our AMAZING and AFFORDABLE
weekly classes are listed at the bottom of this email.
You can also view our online calendar, which syncs with your Google and iCalendars!
Ashland Art Center affordable weekly classes


Screen Printing Workshop with Amy Navickas-Godard

Amy Navickas-Godard

Registration due by December 26 

Have you ever wanted to make your own t-shirts, posters, or other crafts using screen-printing but didn’t know how? Bring your ideas and designs to this workshop that will meet over four consecutive weeks and you will learn what it takes to get a good screen print. You will learn the photo-emulsion technique to transfer your own designs to pre-made screens and print on various surfaces such as fabric, paper and more!

Art Therapy 101: Gestalt Psychology with Delaine Due
Delaine Due People's Art

The theory and practice of Gestalt Psychology lends itself beautifully to working with personal imagery. Through short lecture and discussion and hands-on experience, this workshop will provide a taste of the discipline of Gestalt Art Therapy. The class is well-suited to professional counselors, as well as artists and those curious about art therapy. No art skill or experience is necessary and all materials will be provided.

NEW ~ Needle-felted fuzzies with Liza Hamilton

Liza Hamilton Ashland Art Center
Learn the art of needle-felting wool, and create a new sculpture each week! Personal instruction on beginner to advanced projects includes felted miniatures, wire armatured animals, and 2D felted murals. Drop-ins welcome, no registration required! Open to ages 8+. All materials will be provided! No felting experience necessary, drop-in’s welcome!
  • Every Monday and Friday, January 5- February 27, 3:30-5:00pm
  • $15 drop-in, 5 classes for $60, all materials will be provided
  • Open to ages 8+
  • Max 8 Students
  • Upstairs in Studio 4 at the Ashland Art Center 
  • Email Liza to secure your spot at wooliza@yahoo.com

Watercolors with Rachel Fisher

Petie by Rachel Fisher

This watercolor class is geared toward both beginners and artists who wish to develop and improve their watercolor techniques. Each week there will be a new assignment focusing on a new technique or style.
Starting January 5, Monday evenings, 5:45 – 8:00 pm
$25 if you bring your own materials
$30 for materials provided
Max 6 Students
Downstairs in Studio 1B
Drop-ins welcome, or e-mail Rachel to reserve your space at rfisher@rachelspetpaintings.com

Get Your Artwork Professionally Photographed by Judith Pavlik

Judith Pavlik

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 judy@judithpavlik.com

NEW ~ Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge


Join Lisa for a relaxed afternoon of hand building or wheel throwing. Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.
  • Starting January 8, Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • $10, plus clay and firing
  • Drop In
  • Questions? Email lisaeldredge@gmail.com

NEW ~ Beginning Wheel Throwing with Lisa Eldredge

Lisa Eldredge Wheel Throwing
Registration required ~ Click here for the registration form

Updated ~ Jewelry Open Studio with Thalia Keple

Thalia Keple woven necklace

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 tkeple@gmail.com
Donate your old jewelry to the open studio!

NEW ~ WordPress Work Group with David Gordon

David Gordon WordPress Work Group

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.

Cartooning with Curt Evans

CARTOON CLASS WITH CURT EVANSThink 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

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 
Pre-registration required
Email Susanne at creatrix@juno.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

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 elainefrenett@live.com or 541-944-2196

NEW ~ Flamboyant Felted Hat Class with Jo Ann Manzone

Jo Ann Manzone Ashland Art Center

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

Pam Haunschild EncausticMonthly 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 pamela.haunschild@mccombs.utexas.edu

Basic Blockprinting with Midge Black

Raven parts the waterJoin 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

Origami Temple 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

sarah 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 sarahfburns@gmail.com
  • Registration required ~ Registration form coming soon

Structure Drawing with Jenay Elder

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 jenaymelder@gmail.com

NEW ~ Metal Jewelry with Tiffany Hokanson

Tiffany HokansonJoin 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 tiffanyhokanson@gmail.com 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

jo ann Manzone Ashland Art Center

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 dreamweavingdesigns@hotmail.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


Ann DiSalvo "Pregnancy"

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
Drop In  
Adults only
Lizzy by Jenay M Elder

Portrait Drawing with Jenay M Elder
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

Jack Wiens The Artist Within

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens
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
Drop In 
All materials provided
For questions or to find out what Jack will be teaching each week, email jack@jackwiens.com


All of AAC’s children’s classes have scholarships available

Kids Clay

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! 
Drop In 
Questions? Email karaQlewis@gmail.com

Jenay Elder Preschool Art School

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

Free Expressions @ Ashland Art Center

Free Expressions with Jo Ann Manzone
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
Drop in 
For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present)


Enrichment Ceramics

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 ashartcent@gmail.com

Garry Price

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 
Drop In

Ages 13+


Alissa Clark

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
Drop In
Ages 13 to Adult

Ceramic Social with Kami Carlson

Kami Carlson

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


Print StudioThe 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>>


Tiffany Hokanson

Copper Etching with Tiffany Hokanson
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
Drop In
Ages 15+
Questions? Email aacprintstudio@gmail.com


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”


Art Freaks

Emily Brooks, Art Freaks artist

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)
Drop In

NEWS ~ Collaborative Artists’ JAM

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
  • Free
  • Questions? Email elainefrenett@live.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