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"The Power Is In The Underpainting" UART Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky

3-Day UART Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky!

Location: Central Art Supply, Medford, OR

Date:  Friday April 27 – Sunday April 29 2018

Time: Friday April 27 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday April 28 10:00 am -4:00pm, Sunday April 29 10:00 am -4:00pm

Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Medium: Pastels

Skill level: Beginner to advanced

Number of Workshop Days: 3

Price: $350.00

Students: 6-12

If you have a solid strong start you can create a strong painting. That is why we will be focusing on the underpainting in this workshop.

There are many ways and many benefits of using an underpainting on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. The type of underpainting depends on the subject and desired end effect. In this workshop we will explore several options. Using strong, vibrant colors but not filling up the tooth of the paper is a great way to create a base upon which to add many glorious layers of pastels.

There will be a demo each morning using a different medium as an underpainting. There will also be an option to ‘paint-a-long’ from the same reference photo as Susan to really get a step-by-step approach of her technique from beginning to end. You will also have an option to work from your own photo reference as well as from a still life set up. You will receive individual instruction tailored to your specific needs, level and goals as well as a constructive critique of work done in the workshop as well as any work you bring along.

UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop.

Register by copy/pasting this link in your browser:

Check out Susan’s website at

Location: Central Art

Fan Art Fandemonium! at Central Art

In honor of Medford Comic Con, join the "Fandemonium" at Central Art Supply!

During this FREE 3-part event, you are invited to don your creative cape and cowl as you prepare for Medford Comic Con & Central Art's Fan Art Contest 2018!

Thursday, February 22nd, 4:30-6:00pm - Session 1: "Origins"
Never heard of "Fan Art?" Maybe you have, but need some inspiration to get started. Whether you're a Sidekick or Superfan, this informal uninstructed intro to the Fan Art phenomenon is your golden opportunity to unleash your untapped powers and create something extraordinary!

Saturday, March 10th, 2:30-4:00pm - Session 2: "Of Capes & Canvas"
You've laid the foundation for your Fan Art concept. Now's your chance to hit it with a bold splash of color an make it burst from the page with a pastel, pen or brush! What medium will you choose?

Thursday, March 29th, 4:00-5:00pm - Session 3: "Doing Art Justice"
Fulfill your creation's destiny! Let Central Art's classroom be your creative "Fortress of Solitude" to add those final touches to give some POW! and ZAP! to your creative vision before you submit the finished product.

*Limited art supplies available for use during this event. Be sure to bring your own!

Deadline for entries is 4:00pm, Saturday, March 31st, 2018. Artwork must be submitted with completed entry form to Central Art, 101 North Central Avenue, Medford, Oregon 97501

If you have any further questions, please email

Location: Central Art

Beginning Painting & Drawing with Bobbi Baldwin

Student Work Day with Lectures & Demos
Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fee: $75 per person

Have you been to a "Sip & Paint" class and want to learn more?
Do you have supplies and you just don't know how to start?

This is the class for you! Let me help you to get to know your supplies. I have 32 years of teaching artists of all levels and there is no stupid question. I have been introducing new students to art tools for my whole life.

This class will help you get started with that creative project that you really want to start. Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, oils, watercolor, clay ... you name it. I can teach you. I am a very highly trained artist but I know how to make the beginning stages of painting easy to start. The workshop will be held at Central Art in Medford.

The hours are 10:00 AM - 4 PM (there will be a one hour lunch, you can bring in or go out)
The cost is $75 for the day class. It is up to you to bring your own supplies.

I can email you a list of supplies or go to my site link here:
to find out what supplies I suggest. I do hope you will bring what you have and get started with what you do have. I don't require that you buy the supplies on the list, it is only a suggestion for supplies for those who do not have any supplies yet.

• What to bring
Bring your supplies, what you have. If you do need a list, the link for my suggestive list is above. Most all mediums are welcome, Acrylic, oils, watercolor, pastels, graphite, or charcoal.

• Important to know
BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME! Need to learn to use your supplies or have you been to a SIP & PAINT and want to learn more? This is the class for you!

Class is limited in size. RSVP soon.

(916) 505-8253 for more information.

REGISTER NOW by sending an email to

Location: Central Art

Explorations in Pastel Painting with Janis Ellison

Price: $125.00
Workshop Dates: 5/14/2018 - 6/4/2018
Location: Central Art Classroom

Learn a variety of techniques in Pastel to capture color and texture in your paintings. This session will move beyond simple application and teach you techniques to give your paintings texture and color with an impressionistic painterly look and feel.

Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.

All levels welcome.

Next class session May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 2018. Four Monday sessions from 9:30-1:00 pm.
Register with $50.00 deposit, email or call for details.

Student supplies materials, supply list available upon registration.


Contact: Janis Ellison
Phone: 541-218-9788

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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