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Sales Special Events at Central Art

Focus On Design In Pastel Painting

Instructor: Janis Ellison
Where: Central Art classroom
When: September 10, 24, October 1, 8, 2018 (Four Monday sessions)
Time: 9:30-1:00
Fee: $125.00

Learn how shape, color, value, texture and line can influence your choices in composing a painting with good design elements. Join me for ongoing 4-week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.

Register now by calling or emailing 541-218-9788

Location: Central Art

Greater Medford Multicultural Fair Art Contest

Celebrate Southern Oregon's cultural diversity by creating art for the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair Art Contest!

As part of our celebration of the fair's 25th Anniversary Sept. 29, 2018, Central Art and the fair are hosting a community art contest. Consider submitting artwork with the theme "Diversity" for the chance to display your artwork at the fair and win prizes!

For official Art Contest Rules and how to enter, stop by Central Art to pick up a contest rules/entry form. Entries must be turned in with filled out and signed entry form to Central Art. All entries are due by 4pm, Friday August 31, 2018.

1st Prize - $30 Gift Card to Central Art

Honorable Mention - $15 Gift Card to Central Art

Thank you for supporting the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair by participating in our Art Contest!

Location: Central Art

Art Explorations Mini Workshop: Gilded Greetings!

Mixed Media Cards using DecoArt Metallic Lustre Paints with Lynn Sauter

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: Central Art classroom
Fee: $7

*Pre-registration required. Pay at time of pre-registration to reserve seat. Space is limited, call 541-773-1444 for more information.

Let your sentiments shine brightly this season by creating a beautiful handmade card with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Paints! During this one-hour "Art Explorations" mini workshop, Lynn will show you techniques using these colors in tandem with stencils to make a holiday card that truly shimmers!

Location: Central Art

Painting for Absolute Beginners with Cheryl Magellen

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Central Art classroom

Participants will learn:
- Simple drawing techniques
- how to transfer images onto a canvas
- basic color theory and color mixing
- how to choose the right brush for applying paint
- blending and layering techniques, and
- what supplies and materials are needed to go to the next step!

For sign-up and more info contact:
Cheryl at

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

Mix Media: Collage w/Susan Petermann

Ashland Art Center-357 E. Main St.-Ashland