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    • Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Friday, December 18, 2020
    • 5:15 PM (PST)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 0
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    Arts After School is back for the new school session! 

    Arts After School is for the budding artist in every child. Your student will be able to express themselves creatively while honing their artistic skills. Kids will learn about well know artist, art techniques, music, and theater. Students will be able to ride the bus to the art center after school or parent drop off for home school kids Monday-Thursday.  They will have a snack and also have play time at the Canyon City park.We're looking forward to seeing the kids and making art!


    The Yellow Bus comes from Humbolt Elementary. Students can only ride ONE bus. Plan ahead. If you are dropping off your student Monday - Thursday, they must be dropped off at the bus stop next to the post office. Drop off on Fridays is at the center. AAS Fall Session will run from September 8-December 18, 2020 and includes 70 days. Face coverings/masks are required for anyone entering the center.


    Price for the entire session is $600 or $540 for members if you pay in full at time of registration.

    If you would like to pay in 4 installments please choose "4 PAYMENTS OPTION".  We will bill you for 4 payments of $160 ($640 total) or 4 payments of $144 ($576 total) for members. Payments must be received by due date for child to remain in program.

    Monday - Friday - Excluding holidays

    Monday - Thursday From 3:30pm - 5:15pm

    Friday 1:00pm - 5:15pm

    Pick up is from 5:00pm - 5:15pm.

    If you have any questions please contact Mariah Harper.

    Mariah Harper

    541-620-4208 (Mariah cell)

    541-575-1335 (Art Center)

    mariah.d.harper@gmail.com

    Youth Programs Director 

    Please allow about 5-10 minutes for the online registration form. We have eliminated our paper forms and your on-line registration will take a little longer because of this. Email us if you are interested in Friday only and we will put you on the waiting list if/when we have a Friday only option. We're starting with 1 class of 10. If we have more than 10 we'll open another class so be sure to register and join the waiting list if this class fills up!

    • Monday, September 21, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Monday, October 26, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 6
    Register

    Everyone has a story to tell. The trick is getting this story out of your own heart and into a format other people can read and be enriched by it.

    This course is designed to walk new writers through the basics of structuring their story with cohesive narration, character development that resonates, and believable and engaging plot, action sequences, dialogue, and scene descriptions. Students will learn to recognize and evaluate these concepts within their favorite works of fiction, then apply what they’ve learned in series of writing exercises that help further refine their own characters, conflicts, and settings. Students will learn to give and receive detailed editorial reviews in a constructive and relationship-building setting.

    Even more experienced writers are invited to delve ever deeper into creative writing principles; explore templates for character creation, worldbuilding, and plot outlines; and have classmates review their writing and provide helpful feedback. Network with other writers in advance of November (National Novel Writing Month), and set yourself up for writing success.

    This course has elements of in-class writing exercises and class discussions, as well as presentation an editorial critique by fellow students. It will rely heavily on homework assignments for students to truly practice and apply these skills all while developing unique characters, settings, and plot points for their future story.

    Supplies needed: pencil and paper (notebook) to complete in-class assignments, and favorite creative fiction novel (will bring with you to class starting session 2).

    $60 for 6-week session. Ages 13 and up.

    Instructor Bio: Laurie Montgomery began dabbling in fiction writing during her military service career as a form of therapeutic stress release. She went on to obtain a Bachelors of Arts in English, with courses that explored literary terms and the elements that contribute to the great literary works of art. Graded workshops and editing groups helped her refine her skills in creative writing. She currently works as a professional writer and editor for a new government agency, with five years experience in the field. She continues creative writing as a hobby, exploring genres such as fantasy fiction, dystopian future scapes, and more. She believes everyone has a story within them bursting to get out, and she is happy to share what she’s learned with new writers to help them overcome initial hurtles and finally get started writing!

    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, December 08, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 12 sessions
    • Elks Lodge
    Register

    Join us for a Youth Performing Arts Theater the production of "A Fairytale Christmas Carol" by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus (Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood Colorado).

    We are doing a casting call on Tuesday September 15th at 6:00 to 6:30 PM for ages 5 to 11 and 6:30 to 7:00 PM for ages 12 to 18. Second casting call with be September 22 at 6:00 PM (all ages).

    All rehearsals after that will be Tuesdays at 6:00 PM at the Elks Lodge (140 NE Dayton St. John Day).

    Ages 5 to 18. Please register per child. 

    29 cast members + extras are needed.

    We will be using Choir Chime Bells as our music.

    This Fall 2020 Term will start Sept 17th. Rehearsals will be every Tuesday until the production.

    • Friday, September 25, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 6
    Register

    Paint a whimsical Halloween acrylic painting "Witchypoo Ready to Ride" on a 16 x 20 inch canvas. Supplies and step-by-step instruction provided so that you can take home your completed artwork. (A traced image on the canvas will provide a guideline to follow for the painting.)

    Price of $35 includes all supplies. All skill levels welcome! Ages 12 and up.

    This class will be held in the new Art Center building (the old Mabel's Cafe)  


    Instructor bio: 

    Angel Carpenter, owner of "WILDbrushes Art with Angel," provides step-by-step instruction in acrylic painting, focusing on a whimsical style that can be fun for the beginner to follow and the more advanced artist to show their creativity - all are encouraged to add their own unique touch. Angel earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (painting and drawing) from Southern Oregon State College (now SOU) in Ashland. She lives in John Day, Oregon, and is married with four sons.

    • Tuesday, October 06, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 5
    Register

    This class is an introduction to painting realism in oil. You will learn about setting up your studio for proper lighting, materials to purchase, preparing a canvas, drawing the subject, mixing realistic colors, and painting a painting. 

    There are countless ways to paint a painting. What I will be teaching you is a workflow that can bring you great success in painting early on. You do not have to have any prior drawing or painting experience. Drawing and painting is a skill that can be taught in steps just like playing an instrument or a sport. Anyone can learn the steps of painting realism. And, just like playing an instrument, with enough practice, can achieve mastery. 

    All materials will be provided by the art center so you can try oil painting without a large initial investment. After the first class you will have the knowledge you need to purchase your own materials and set up your own studio. 

    Class 1-Materials and studio set up

    Class 2-Preparing your canvas and beginning to pencil

    Class 3-Finishing your drawing

    Class 4-Learning to mix realistic colors

    Class 5-Beginning to paint

    Class 6-Finishing your painting 

    All skill levels welcome! Ages 13 and up. $120 for 6 sessions, includes all supplies. Instructor: Kim Randleas.




    Kim Randleas was born in 1975 in Eastern Oregon. Not being one to shout, her paintings are a soft-spoken tribute to a fleeting moment; a quick glance, an exceptionally interesting cloud formation, or an old house not long for this world. The wide-open spaces, moments of the past, and the nearby Native American tribal culture are common subjects depicted in her paintings.

    Childhood days were often spent drawing with found charcoal pieces or painting the landscapes with watercolors. Family outings were regularly in the mountains surrounding her hometown, where stories of early Native People were told. Lazy Sunday afternoons consisted of picnics and slow hikes; taking in the high desert views, but always keeping a lookout for obsidian chips indicating the location of an early Native’s flint knapping work.  

    Her childhood home offered further inspiration from a now well-worn coffee table book “Techniques of the Artists of the American West”, which featured twenty-one classic paintings of the American West. It included paintings by Frederic Remington, Joseph Henry Sharp, N.C. Wyeth, William Robinson Leigh, and Grace Hudson, among others, offering her the first early artistic influences.

    Early adulthood brought a successful entrepreneurial career, including two restaurants, a hotel, and various real estate ventures. The sale of the restaurants left ample time to begin painting again. In 2014, she began experimenting with acrylic paints and transitioned to painting in oil in late 2015.

     A 2015 trip to Pendleton Round-Up marked a turning point. Drawn in by the spirit of the drumming and dancing at the morning exhibition of The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, American Indian people began to make their way in to her paintings and her heart. It is with deep respect, a reverence, for the culture, coupled with a desire to show their strength and resiliency, that her Native American portraits are derived.  

    Other portraits often include pioneer men, women, and children. As great-granddaughter to Oregon homesteaders, the hardships of her ancestors as well as those on the Oregon Trail have had a significant influence in her life.

     Kim continues to reside in her home town, Canyon City, Oregon enjoying the beauty and solitude of her home nestled at the base of Canyon Mountain.



    • Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • 118 S Washington St, Canyon City, OR 97820
    • 10
    Register

    Geared toward beginner adults, this class will teach you the basics of knitting. Focus of this class will be on knit and purl stitches, how to cast on, bind off, sew in ends and read basic knit and purl patterns. You will learn all of this by making two dishcloths. After this class you will be ready for my knitting 101 class. With these skills, the sky's the limit!

    Price of $65 includes 3 sessions plus all supplies.

    Note: Because we must order the provided supplies in advance, this class is non-refundable. 

    About Jessica:
    How fun for me, I get to share my passion of knitting with you.
    I was born and raised right here in Mt. Vernon. I married my High School sweetheart and together we have 2 children. I own Backwoods Soap Company and am a stay at home Mom. I love my jobs.

    I learned to knit in the remote fishing town of Cordova Alaska in 2017. We lived there one summer, while my husband was busy working, I decided to take a Knit & Purl class. The very next thing I did was a sweater class. It's safe to say I was completely hooked. Knitting in Cordova is very popular, classes and get-togethers were common, I loved them all. I became friends with amazing, uplifting woman.

    Since coming home that fall my obsession with knitting continued but I have missed my knitting community. By offering a variety of classes and get-togethers I look forward to building with you what I found in Cordova. Basically, I want people as hooked on knitting as I am. I want this to be an uplifting group for woman of all ages.

    Please like my Facebook page, Backwoods Knits to see upcoming classes and events.

    • Friday, October 09, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, November 13, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 5
    Register

    In this intermediate oil painting class, we will begin with a short instructor lead lesson. After the lesson/practice, you will be working on your own with work that you will bring to class. Please bring your own materials and your painting you are working on or would like to work on. You will be given tips, hints, tricks, and instruction to take your work to the next level.

    Ages 13 and up. $90 for 6 sessions. Instructor: Kim Randleas.

    Skill level: Intermediate to advanced. This is not a beginners class. Some experience, even if it limited, is required.

    Supply list:

    Students need to bring an oil painting pallet, oil paints, brushes, odorless mineral spirits, paper towels, oil painting medium, and disposable gloves. (Everything you will need to paint with except the easel) Students will also bring the painting they are currently working with a reference photo or a canvas and reference photo to start a new painting. Reference photos should be printed at the same size as the painting you intend to paint. If students have questions about materials email paintedskycenter@gmail.com. Easels will be provided.

    Kim Randleas was born in 1975 in Eastern Oregon. Not being one to shout, her paintings are a soft-spoken tribute to a fleeting moment; a quick glance, an exceptionally interesting cloud formation, or an old house not long for this world. The wide-open spaces, moments of the past, and the nearby Native American tribal culture are common subjects depicted in her paintings.

    Childhood days were often spent drawing with found charcoal pieces or painting the landscapes with watercolors. Family outings were regularly in the mountains surrounding her hometown, where stories of early Native People were told. Lazy Sunday afternoons consisted of picnics and slow hikes; taking in the high desert views, but always keeping a lookout for obsidian chips indicating the location of an early Native’s flint knapping work.  

    Her childhood home offered further inspiration from a now well-worn coffee table book “Techniques of the Artists of the American West”, which featured twenty-one classic paintings of the American West. It included paintings by Frederic Remington, Joseph Henry Sharp, N.C. Wyeth, William Robinson Leigh, and Grace Hudson, among others, offering her the first early artistic influences.

    Early adulthood brought a successful entrepreneurial career, including two restaurants, a hotel, and various real estate ventures. The sale of the restaurants left ample time to begin painting again. In 2014, she began experimenting with acrylic paints and transitioned to painting in oil in late 2015.

     A 2015 trip to Pendleton Round-Up marked a turning point. Drawn in by the spirit of the drumming and dancing at the morning exhibition of The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, American Indian people began to make their way in to her paintings and her heart. It is with deep respect, a reverence, for the culture, coupled with a desire to show their strength and resiliency, that her Native American portraits are derived.  

    Other portraits often include pioneer men, women, and children. As great-granddaughter to Oregon homesteaders, the hardships of her ancestors as well as those on the Oregon Trail have had a significant influence in her life.

     Kim continues to reside in her home town, Canyon City, Oregon enjoying the beauty and solitude of her home nestled at the base of Canyon Mountain.


Address:

PO Box 21

Canyon City, OR  97820

Call:

Office:  (541) 575-1335

Email:

paintedskycenter@gmail.com

Painted Sky Center for the Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your support matters. Thank you for supporting the arts. 

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