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    • Monday, August 10, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, August 21, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 4
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    Face coverings are required for indoor public spaces in every county effective July 1st. Children under 12 years of age, as well as people with a disability or a medical condition that prevent them from wearing a face covering, are not required to wear one.

    Looking for summer activities to stimulate your child's mind and productively fill their hours? Enroll your child in the Painted Sky Summer Day Camp program. Students will have exposure to music, crafting, painting, theater, and so much more!

    Open to students ages 6 to 12. Cost is $200 per session. Families pay only $125 for each additional child added. Membership discount rates also apply. 

    Drop off is from 8:00 to 8:30 AM and pick up is from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the purple door of the Art Center (downstairs, back entrance). If you require time accommodations please include this in your application and we can talk about adjustments.

    Session 3 will run from August 10 through 21, excluding Saturday and Sunday: 


    10 Monday

    11 Tuesday

    12 Wednesday

    13 Thursday

    14 Friday

    17 Monday

    18 Tuesday

    19 Wednesday

    20 Thursday

    21 Friday

    Payment must be received in full prior to start date, or your child(ren) will be unable to start. Session must be paid in full even if your child may miss day(s).

    The following forms must be filled out and returned per child by the first day of your session:

    Child Emergency Contact Form.docx

    Photo Release Form.doc

    • Monday, August 17, 2020
    • 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Monday, October 17, 2022
    • 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts

    Learn how to chalk a door tag for your front door in this fun chalk art class.

    Each attendee will get 2 - 9 x 12 door tags to complete a "Bless This Day" door tag set created from Chalk Transfer designs, paste and ribbon. All supplies are provided. Learn how to fuzz a transfer, chalk the transfer design onto your door tag, and how to clean a transfer.

    $30 for class; includes all supplies. Ages 12 and up. 

    Instructor: Tessa Coalwell

    Tess is originally from Hermiston Oregon. She moved to Grant County in June 2005 with her Husband Clinton Coalwell (who was raised in John Day) and their four children who are now grown. She has worked for the Forest Cervice, Chester's, and now Rude Logging. She discovered Chalk Couture in January 2019. She loves being able to create with the transfers and chalkology paste.

    • Friday, August 21, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, August 23, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Canyon City Community Hall
    Face coverings are required for indoor public spaces in every county effective July 1st. Children under 12 years of age, as well as people with a disability or a medical condition that prevent them from wearing a face covering, are not required to wear one.

    Painting the Portrait and Landscape in Watercolor

    In this workshop students have the option of being guided through a portrait or a landscape painting. Each day, both a portrait and a landscape will be demonstrated by the instructor, students have the choice each day of either choosing the landscape or the portrait, if they choose to be guided through the demonstration by Stan. Students also have the option of working on their own subjects. Students are encouraged to bring photos of subjects that they might like to paint in the future for Stan to look at and discuss with the student. Technique, color, choosing paintable subjects, understanding composition and design will also be addressed in this workshop.

    This is an intermediate level class. Students should have some prior experience working with watercolor. No refunds or withdraws within 30 days of the workshop. To make three payments on the workshop, please choose the "pay offline" option.

    Workshop only price: $350

    Workshop plus private room and private bath at The Old School House B&B (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights + Breakfast) price: $650

    Workshop plus shared room and shared bath The Old School House B&B (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights + Breakfast) price: $550

    (The Old School House B & B is astonishingly beautiful and well-appointed. Surrounded by superior craftsmanship and elegant decor, you will find your stay relaxing, comfortable, and luxurious. Your perfect get-away is at the Old School House B&B in Historic Canyon City, Oregon. "The most artistic small town in Oregon!" Located within walking distance of the workshop. Scroll down for photos of the accommodations.)

    Email paintedskycenter@gmail.com with questions about registering, accomodations, or shared room options.

    Questions about the workshop, students are welcome to email: Stan@stanmiller.net 

    About Stan:

    Stan Miller is an internationally known American artist. He has won awards, exhibited his work, instructed workshops and juried art events around the world. Stan studied art for three years in a small college in Spokane, Washington, graduating in 1973. He was a watercolor instructor at Spokane Falls Community College from 1976 to 1984. Miller has been a full time artist for more then forty years. 

    He is a signature member and award winner with the American Watercolor Society. 

    Recent events and awards: 

    2018 Juror of Awards for the 151st American Watercolor Society International Exhibition. 2018 Accepted American Watercolor Society International Exhibition. 2016 Quondam International Exhibition, Quindao, China 2015 World Watercolor Exhibition - Hanoi, Vietnam 2015 First Place, The Artist’s Magazine Competition 2014 World Watermedia Competition and Exhibition - Narbonne, France 2014 World Watermedia Exposition and Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand 2013 American Watercolor Society 

    For a more extensive bio please visit: www.stanmiller.net 

    Materials List:

    Basic Supplies: 

    1. Students need to have Arches, 140 pound, cold press, watercolor paper. NO SUBSTITUTES. They will need at least 4, quarter sheets of this paper, that are about 11” x 15”. They can cut down full sheets, (22” x 30”) in class if needed. 2. Students need to BRING TUBES OF PAINT. Often students just bring a palette with paint in the palette...no. They also need to bring tubes of paint. 3. All students need an inexpensive mechanical pencil, $1 at the most at any drug store or supermarket. 4. All students need masking tape. NOT THE BLUE TAPE. Regular cream colored masking tape. 

    Students have the option (nearly all students choose this option) of working from my handouts of portraits and landscapes. I guide them through each handout, doing one stage at a time. Students are also welcome to work on their own subjects from their own images. 

    Students are encouraged to email me should they have questions about the workshop or supplies. 

    Here are the essential supplies: 

    Arches wc paper, as mentioned above. A 1 inch flat, wc brush. A #6 round wc brush, or something close to that size. A palette, not too small. A large white dinner plate would work, otherwise a purchased palette. Watercolor paints: I recommend one strong red, Quinacridone Rose, or Cadmium Red, or Winsor Red, or Alizarin Crimson. Also a strong blue: Thalo or Prussian Blue (I use Grahams paints and use a Phthalocyanine Blue...thalo blue). Yellow: Cadmium yellow, or Hansa, or Azo yellow. I encourage titanium white. One could also have a black, or paynes gray. Other colors are welcome and helpful, but not required. Additional brushes are also welcome. 

    A watercolor board is not required. Extra scrap wc paper is good. A kneaded eraser. Grocery store sponge for absorbing water. Container for water. 

    I also encourage students to bring images of subjects they may wish to paint, not necessarily in the workshop, but in the future. 

    The Old School House B&B


PO Box 21

Canyon City, OR  97820


Office:  (541) 620-3788



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