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December 4, 2018
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Ashland Art Center Tours
 
Ashland Art Center has made many new upgrades to our gallery, studios and classroom space. We are excited to share these changes with our community and are now offering monthly tours to learn about our artists, classes and new programs.
These tours will be offered on the second Saturday of every month at 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. We hope you will stop by, there is so much to see... new artwork on display from several of our world-class artists, including a one-of-a-kind interactive installation. Be sure to check out our recently remodeled print and ceramics area too. Chances are there will be a batch of custom ceramic pieces waiting to be fired up in one of our two brand new kilns. So stop by soon and experience "All Things Art." The next tour will be December 8th.
Private Events
Hold your next event or Holiday Party at Ashland Art Center. We offer a unique venue for parties and art experiences.
Newsletter Delivery
Beginning in November, we will be sending out our newsletter
on the first and third Tuesday's of the month.
 
Scroll through the email to view class details and news
You can also visit our online calendar.
First Friday Event at AAC | FREE Community Art Event
December 7, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening of art, music and wine. Meet our studio and featured artists,
enjoy our premier gallery featuring local art.
Featured Photographer:
Bobbi Murphy
Show: Yosemite: 20 years later
 
 
My photographic trip to Yosemite was truly bittersweet. Yosemite holds wonderful memories for me - of autumn walks in golden meadows and full moon nights along the Merced River listening to great horned owls call to their families on cold evenings. Tramping through spring meadows flooded with snow runoff; riotous with wild flowers. 
 
John Muir walked here and created America’s second great National Park. 
 
There is no denying the impact of climate change on the park: drought, fire, pine beetles have killed 129 million trees in California and Yosemite has not been spared. It is heartbreaking to see and experience while remembering how magnificent it was just a few short years ago. But the tourists come in crowds greater than ever. 
 
Despite all that we have done, it is still a glorious, spectacular place that makes a heart sing, even in the midst of destruction and devastation. We are loving it too much and yet, somehow not enough.  
 

Featured Studio Artist
Susanne Petermann
Show: Inspired by Rumi

Each piece is an original collage created in response to a poem by Rumi, an 12th century Persian poet.  
Featured Main Gallery Artist
Jo Ann Manzone
Show: Reinvent
Jo Ann is a natural dyer, botanical printer and felt artist. Reinvent and refresh is the theme for her December Show. A vest becomes a bag. A bag becomes a pair of fingerless mitts, a dress becomes a vest. Scraps of fabric sewn together becomes a new garment.
First Friday Musical Guest:
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Davis is a musician/singer/songwriter from the Rogue Valley. She comes from a background of Gospel and Jazz. Jennifer is the current Vocal Director for the Craterian Music Hall and performs with several of the Valley's premiere musicians, covering all genres and styles. Her passion is raising her two sons and to bring healing and joy with her music.

Holiday Tag's with Andrea Matteson on First Friday
Enjoy a fun filled evening of wine and art at Ashland Art Center’s First Friday Art Walk. We will have a “create your own gift tags” art experience in the classroom led by Andrea Matteson from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Pay $5 for two gift tag blanks and create your unique mixed media tags. You will leave with beautiful gift tags with your unique design and the know-how to create countless more on your own.
You are welcome to bring images of those closest to your heart, including one of you, and any other mixed media you may been collecting for just the right project! However, all materials will be provided.
December and Beyond:
Workshops and Classes
Zen Sewing for Kids with Fiew Gerk, Winter Theme
$12 drop in rate, materials included
December 5, & 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
 
Sewing is a skill that teaches them to appreciate the time it takes to make something
  • develop and mature their finger dexterity and fine motor skills
  • find and build their self-confidence
  • learn copious amounts of patience (Have you ever tried to trace a pattern!?!?)
  • have a social creative outlet for meeting and gathering with friends
 
Encourage a child's creativity and a love of sewing! Learn the basics of sewing while making and completing a project of children choices. Includes all supplies and fabric to complete project. Must be 7 years of age or older.
Zen Weaving for Kids with Fiew Gerk,
$12 drop in rate, materials included
December 5, & 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Giving children the opportunity to weave helps them to develop many skills: pincer grip, hand & eye coordination, concentration and creativity.
Encourage a child's creativity and a love of weaving! Learn the basics of weaving while making and completing a project of children's choice. Includes all supplies and yarn to complete project. Must be 7 years of age or older.
Wine and Clay: Bring an Angel to your Table
with Nadine Gay
$35
December 7, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Minimum 4, Maximum 10
 
A perfect addition to your table, this elegant handbuilt angel will bring you light and joy. This is an easy project designed for all levels of experience. Come join us for a fun and satisfying art experience at the Art Center.
 
Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week. Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from the Platt Anderson tasting room upstairs. The class fee includes hands-on instruction, clay, and firing. Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week (your piece will be ready to pick up within 3 weeks), or take any drop-in clay classes to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance. No clay experience is necessary!
Mixed Media Prayer Flags with Andrea Matteson
$25, plus $10 material fee
December 9, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Minimum 2, Maximum 10
 
Create a mixed media prayer flag that can be hung to declare your intentions and send blessings out into the world. An energizing and heart-warming workshop to bring balance to today’s heavy and hectic world. Immerse yourself in delicious mixed media fun. Each participant will go home with a prayer flag of their own creation.
Oil & Acrylic Studio with Linda Dixon
$57 plus a $5 material fee paid to instructor to use instructor supplies, none if you bring your own. Pre-registration is required.
December 12, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Please register by December 7.
Minimum 3, Maximum 12
 
Select your own subject matter to work on. Linda will help you with your process and solve problems as needed. Demonstrations on subjects & techniques are a regular feature, with students determining content. Studio is open to most skill levels. Those never having painted are encouraged to take Linda’s introductory level class first. Students without supplies may bring a canvas and use the instructor’s supplies for a material fee of $5 per session or bring your own supplies at no cost.
Pottery Glazing Workshop with Stephanie Friedman
$35 plus clay and firing
December 13, 10:30 am - 1:00
Minimum 4, Maximum 6
 
Do you have a project you made that you need help glazing? In this class, students will have instruction in glazing and decorating. Please come with your bisque fired pottery, ready to glaze.
Beyond the Bowl: Advanced Wheel Throwing Projects with Chris Townsend
$125 plus clay and firing
January 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6:00 pm - 8 pm
Minimum 4, Maximum 6
 
Learn advanced wheel throwing with projects including throwing off of the hump, multi piece throwing, handles and large pieces. Bring your challenges!
Extrusion: Advanced Design Projects with Chris Townsend
$125 plus clay and firing
January 10, 17, 24 & 31, 6:00 pm - 8 pm
Minimum 4, Maximum 6
 
Design and create an extrusion die. Create a project with this die. Learn how to assemble and alter a finished piece.


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