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Sales Special Events at Central Art

Painting with the Masters - Winter Session

Instructor: Tika Weeks

When: Thursdays 4-5:30 PM, beginning Jan 30th, 2020
(WINTER SESSION DATES: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 3/5, and 3/12)
Where: Central Art Supply classroom
Ages: 10 - adult
Fee: $100 *Reservations are required. REGISTER HERE:

No Experience Necessary!

Let us introduce your student to a variety of artists throughout history, focusing on their individual style and heritage, and medium used. Students will create a personal portfolio from class assignments.

Students will try their own hand at some of these styles, learning from the masters by imitating their famous works of art. No prerequisite. Join any time! (prorated) Art supplies are included and students will be encouraged to build a portfolio of their artwork and notes.

Location: Central Art

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's Medford Comic Con's Fan Art Contest 2020!

Pay homage to your favorite character in a comic book, graphic novel or manga by drawing and submitting some Fan Art! The theme for the Medford Comic Con 2020's Fan Art Contest is “Infinite Worlds, Infinite Possibilities.” MCC2020 will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, 2020.

No fee to enter, all ages are welcome! Visit the Jackson County Library Services website for Official Rules and How To Enter:

Location: Central Art

The Power of Pastels 3-Day Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky

When: April 3-5
Where: Central Art classroom
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Fee: $350 *Pre-registration required. Payment required at time of registration.

Learn how to make great choices on composition and color when working from a photo reference to create powerful, emotional pastel paintings. Susan will provide an organized framework for your future pastel paintings taking the mystery out of where to start, what type of pastels to use, and how to avoid feeling overwhelmed from unfamiliar or complicated subject matter.

Location: Central Art

Central Art's 2020 Art Extravaganza Feb. 21 & 22!

Extravaganza Mini Workshop Schedule
*Pre-registration required for ALL classes. Payment is required at time of reservation. Call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art to register.

Friday, Feb. 21

10:00 – 11:00 Taking Watercolor On The Go $10
Create a watercolor brush with QoR watercolors and learn
how to take your paint, brush, and water with you in one convenient tool! Easy application and techniques will inspire you to take your art on the go!

11:30 – 12:30 Drawing with Paint $10
Explore the many ways to draw with paint using Abstract
Acrylics, liners, and tips to create unique, fun, and creative
strokes that will enhance your painting experience.

1:00 – 2:00 Mix It Up Workshop $10
Discover new textures and techniques with Mixed Media
Collage using a wide range of products featuring Strathmore Heavy Weight Mixed Media Board. Express yourself and make something awesome!

2:30 – 4:30pm Pour it on! $25
Experiment with 3-4 different pour ‘types’ using Liquitex
products. Learn to create cells with acrylic compatible materials, while creating unique, one-of-a-kind works of art.

Saturday, Feb. 22

11:00 – 12:00 Still Life of Flowers in Sumi Style $10
Learn how to see your surroundings and express your feeling in Sumi style. Energetic strokes and unique expression composition will be emphasized using Sumi ink and Marie’s Watercolor.

12:30 – 1:30 Painting Wearable Accessories $10
Use Angelus leather paints to create colorful designs and
paintings to customize your leather goods. Learn how to
prepare the surface and seal the paints for wearable one-of-a-kind art!

2:00 – 4:00 Alcohol Ink Fun! $25
Create an alcohol ink masterpiece with Masterpiece Alcohol Ink Art Panels and Jacquard’s Pinata Alcohol inks. Enjoy the extra open time using these panels as you work on your project.

Location: Central Art

Painting with Alcohol Inks

Alcohol Ink Workshop with Lara Strazdas

When: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Where: Central Art classroom
Fee: $45 *Pre-registration required. Payment required at time of reservation. Space is limited. Call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art to register.

In this workshop we are going to do a project from "20 Projects for Alcohol Inks" by Karen Walker. You will learn several techniques to create textures and special effects, and combine them to create a beautiful painting on Masterpiece Alcohol Ink panels and/or a ceramic tile.

Location: Central Art

Sumi Still Life Painting Workshop with Yuming Zhu

When: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Where: Central Art classroom
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Fee: $95 *Pre-registration required. Payment required at time of reservation. Call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art in-store to register.
Max. 12 students

This workshop will concentrate on learning how to see your surroundings and express your feelings in Sumi style. We would arrange flowers in vases or baskets, interpret and re-compose them on rice paper in a traditional and expressive Sumi style. Energetic strokes and unique expression/composition will be emphasized. We will use Sumi ink and Marie’s Watercolor, to paint on absorbent single hand-made Shuan (rice) paper.

Knowledge of Sumi philosophy and materials will be introduced..

About the Artist

Yuming Zhu is a very passionate and well-known artist in the Greater Seattle area. Sumi/Chinese Watercolor, Oil and Pastel are the mediums Yuming loves to express himself with. Yuming was interviewed by Art Business News magazine (refer to the article “Simply Sumi-E: Capturing Nature with Sumi-e Master Yuming Zhu”). He participated in the “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel 9, and in 2015 he was the artist for Amazon Series “The Man In The High Castle”.

He continues teaching sumi painting and calligraphy at Bellevue College, art centers in the Greater Seattle area and nation-wide. His artwork can also be seen in galleries. To view Yuming’s work, visit:

Location: Central Art

NEW Water Color Explorations Workshop with Katrina Meister!

“Southern Oregon Panorama” Watercolor Workshop with Katrina Meister

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Where: Central Art Classroom
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Fee: $45
*Pre-registration is required. Payment is required at time of reservation.

Katrina's Watercolor Exploration Series in collaboration with Central Art continues February 27th! In this workshop, we will be using one of the Hahnemuhle “ZigZag” accordion watercolor sketchbooks to create an Oregon themed landscape.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! Call 541-773-1444 or visit us in-store at Central Art to register.

Location: Central Art


Art Classes at Central Art

Art Classes
with Stefan Baumann

Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Discover the secrets of oil painting with Stefan Baumann in his weekly three-hour art class. Stefan will help you learn basic drawing skills...

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Oil and Pastel Classes
with Roni Marsh

Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Roni's goal is to create a relaxed, helpful and encouraging environment for students of any level of experience

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Oil and Pastel Classes
with Richard McKinley

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Richard McKinley, a long time valley resident, is a widely respected artist and teacher. His Wednesday class is a “next level” class...

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Paint and Sip Pottery at Common Block Brewing! - $44

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12:00pm - 2:00pm