The Art Center believes in the power of Art during these challenging times! Many people are turning to art during the Covid-19 pandemic as a way to manage both their time and anxieties. Finding time to ignite a new art practice or find time to tend to your current one is a beautiful way to focus one’s attention away from worry. We are committed to providing art for the community and to supporting our artists and students.
While we are temporarily closed, we want to do our best to continue to offer the best education that we can. We are working with our instructors to create new online classes for you to learn from the comfort of your own home! Our offerings will be given through Zoom via computer, tablet, or phone. Our goal is to keep the materials as simple as the processes can allow. If you are needing to buy more materials, Oregon Art Supply is doing curbside pick up. Please visit their website for more information, www.oregonartsupply.com
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In this relaxing and instructive three day workshop, I will demonstrate and teach the most effective ways to create a beautiful and stunning still life of flowers in oil paints. This workshop is suitable for beginners who need an introduction to working in oils from life as well as experienced painters who simply want to work in a supportive environment. We will cover the basics of working in oils, some basic color theory, setting up a still life, working distance, establishing an underpainting, composition and measurement, tips for creating movement, and finishing the painting in a personally satisfying way. Students will participate in the workshop via Zoom using a computer or tablet and their own flower and vase still life set up at home. Students are encouraged to follow along and ask questions.
Learn the basics of drawing in this beginning course with Barbara Counsil. Discover new ways of seeing the world through simple methods and exercises. Step by step you will learn to sketch, blend, and create full value drawings of still life objects. Grow your confidence to take your drawing skills outside the classroom and into the world! Essential concepts such as value, form, perspective, and composition, as well as effective measuring techniques will be covered. All skill levels are welcome.
**Please join us for our new Artist Services class offered in a new bi-weekly setting. We are hoping to continue to offer the best content, while understanding that the world around us is rapidly changing.**
This online class will use both presentation lectures, guided activities, and facilitated discussions to examine strategies for developing an original and fluent artistic voice. This time of quarantine has brought many people back to art making for social engagement, creative expression, and therapy. This class looks at difficult periods in art history and examines the work artists who excelled at creating a lasting body of work in the face of crisis and social unrest.
Students will need a large sketchbook and art making materials that are suited to their practice, such as pens, pencils, crayons, markers, and paints and brushes.
1. Gentle Compassion - Franz Marc and Henri Matisse
2. Grace and Form - Egon Schiele and the Spanish Flu
3. Spirit of Mind - Hilda af Klimt
4. Naturalism and Language - Henri de Favre
5. Disasters of War - Goya
6. The Symphonic Universe - Fred Tomaselli