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Sales Special Events at Central Art

Central Art's "Creative To The QoR" Mini Art Contest!

Contest Dates: 03/15/17 - 04/30/17

It's time once again to accept the challenge! Central Art's "Creative to the QoR" mini watercolor contest puts you in the driver's seat for a whole new water media experience - and offers a prime opportunity to show off your mad skills! Choose between two sample "Dot Cards" of pre-selected QoR watercolors, and paint your mini masterpiece on the provided 4.25" x 4.25" paper sample.

But wait, there's more! Contest winners will be awarded as follows:
1st Place - QoR Watercolor 24 Tube Set ($119.99 Value)
2nd Place - QoR Watercolor 12 Tube Set ($64.99 Value)
3rd Place - QoR Watercolor 6 Tube Set ($34.99 Value)
Honorable Mentions - $15.00 Gift Certificate from Central Art

Hurry and stop into Central Art to pick up your Contest Entry Form and official QoR sample kit!
Contest ends April 30th, 2017. All entries MUST be turned in no later than 6:00pm on 04/30/17. Supplies limited, one entry per person. Must use ONLY paints and paper included in sample kit. Subject matter appropriate for all audiences, please.

Location: Central Art

Watercolor Workshop with Deborah Dawson

When: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Fee: $50.00

I will be sharing my techniques I've developed to create beautiful paintings of nature. This is a good opportunity to learn how I compose, design, and problem solve my subject. We will study a simple wildflower subject, set it up and use my techniques to create a beautiful painting. I will leave a list of supplies at the Central Art Supply counter. Those of you who would like to receive a supply list please email me at:

- Deborah Ann Dawson

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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Painting or Drawing from Life
with Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

Saturdays, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

A popular class on philosphy, elements, approaches, drawing, and color. Philosophy covers how to "see" the subject and then interpret that vision...

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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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Watercolor Basics 101 and 102
with Norm Rossignol

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

This course is intended to demystify the art of watercolor. These three hour classes of six week sessions will give the student...

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Youth Art Classes
with Charity Hubbard

Mondays/Thursdays, Afternoons/Evenings

Individual instruction & encouragement are both plentiful in these small fun classes where skills grow! Charity’s goal as a teacher is encouraging students in their overall skill growth and enthusiasm for art, her methods are very effective to this end.

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Local Events

Mix Media: Collage w/Susan Petermann

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