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Sales Special Events at Central Art

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2019

When: June 19-22, 2019
Registration Fee: $85

- Plein Air Vendor Fair & Mini Workshops
- Catered dinner opening night
- Breakfast Saturday morning
- Guest Artists on location
- Plein Air art competition and cash prizes
- Quick Paint on Saturday
- Art show on Saturday
- Gallery show for Plein Air competition pieces

To learn more and register contact Central Art.

Location: Central Art

NEW! Ongoing Thursday Classes - Portrait Drawing with Lupe Galvan

Portrait Drawing Fundamentals with Lupe Galvan

When: Ongoing Thurs. Classes Starting - Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Central Art Classroom
Fee: $180 for 4 weeks, $360 for 8 weeks.
*Pre-registration is required for all classes. Payment must be made at time of registration to reserve a seat.

This class will cover the foundations of Portrait Drawing with Pencil, Single Color Colored Pencil (Red, Brown) and Limited Palette Colored Pencil on toned paper. Lupe will guide you as you learn fundamental practices such as measurements, basic anatomical landmarks, form and form drawing, limited palette color and eventually full color. How to properly hold a pencil as well as shifting from hand driven to shoulder driven drawing practices will be discussed and practiced.

The focus will be on line, hatching, tonal drawing and finally a combination of all three.

Historic Artists to be discussed are Zorn, Holbein, Sargent, Sorolla, Michelangelo and Caracci, as well as some contemporary artists.

Seating is limited to 20 students maximum. Call or visit Central Art to pre-register for this class. 541-773-1444

Visit to see more of Lupe's art.

Location: Central Art

NEW Watercolor & Acrylic Classes with Jeanne LaRae

Mondays, Starting April 15th, 2019!

Acrylic Class (4-week session begins 04/15/19) - 10am-1pm
Fee: $120

Watercolor Class (4-week session begins 04/15/19) - 2pm-5pm
Fee: $120

Where: Central Art

*Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited. Call or visit Central Art to reserve (One reservation per individual, please. No group reservations will be accepted). 541.773.1444

Jeanne LaRae uses light and shadow to create and tell a story she relates throughout her paintings of nature, landscapes, architecture, people, and animals.

Organizations -
American Impressionists Society, California Art Club, Intermountain Society of Artists, Oil Painters of America, Southern Oregon Society of Artists, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association - Artist Members

For more information on demos and upcoming classes, contact:
Jeanne LaRae

Location: Central Art

GOLDEN DAYS Acrylic Pouring Workshop

The first workshop will be Acrylic Pouring! on May 10th, 2019 2pm - 5pm at Central Art’s classroom. You will receive a kit full of GOLDEN goodies for four pours using Golden’s Gloss and Matte Pouring Mediums, Golden Fluid Colors, and Golden High Flow Colors on Ampersand Pouring Panels, Art Alternative Canvas, and creating an acrylic skin on Plexiglass. One of the pours will be an embellished Geode pour. You will also learn how to create specific patterns using different techniques such as swirl or ring pours and how to create LONG LASTING cells and working “wet on wet”. You will also receive a worksheet with Tips & Tricks, FAQ’s, Troubleshooting, and more.
Class size is limited to 10 students, so pre-registration is required. Call or stop in and register now before its full! One registration per person, no group sign ups.

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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Pastel Classes
with Janis Ellison

Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ready to simplify and focus on a direct approach to painting? During this session we will begin with a toned surface using a dry application method in Pastel.

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Local Events

Handbuilding Pottery: Clay Altar with Stephanie Friedman. April 18th, 25th, and May 2nd. - $120+

Ashland Art Center

10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Ceramic Sculpture: Totem Spirit/Draped Figure with Nadine Gay. April 27th and 28th - $125+

Ashland Art Center

10:30am - 3:30pm
Oil and Acrylic Studio with Linda Dixon. May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th -$94+ per series of five sessions

Ashland Art Center

10:00am - 12:30pm
First Friday Gala Event

Ashland Art and Soul Gallery

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Paint like Matisse with Kristen O'Neill - $35

Grants Pass Museum of Art

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Third Friday Art Walk

Art du Jour

Figure Painting with Bobbi Baldwin - $90

Grants Pass Museum of Art

10:30am - 4:00pm