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    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • Thursday, April 02, 2020
    • 12 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Art. 118 S. Washington St. Canyon City
    • 4
    Register

    The intermediary drawing class will review some of the topics taught in the beginning drawing class before moving on to new subject matter, such as composition and design elements. Perspective and figure proportions will be touched upon. The intermediary student should have some experience working in graphite and charcoal and have access to a “T” square and a set of triangles – a 45 45 90 angle of degrees and one 30 60 90 degree angles. Also, a medium size compass – (the kind used in school with a pencil). This last item is not mandatory but helpful. Also, a roll of masking tape as well as the same materials required for the beginning drawing class (see materials list below).

    Teacher Biography: Robert Rex
    I am a retired art teacher. I taught for 30 years at the high school level and for 10 years (two nights a week) at the junior college level. I also taught adult education classes at Visalia Unified School District in Visalia, CA. Also, I taught drawing at the local prison for two years (one night per week). I started my art education at Fresno State University, then, later on, I transferred to Art Center, College of Design. From Art Center I transferred to Long Beach State University where I got my bachelors degree. I then moved to the Chico CA area and got my teaching credential. Then I moved to Visalia CA and started teaching art at Mt. Whitney High School. After teaching for ten years at Mt Whitney, I was hired to teach a basic drawing class for the College of the Sierra's (a two-year college)- this in addition to my daytime duties teaching at Mt. Whitney. I retired in 2000 and moved to the John Day area where I have taught a few art classes in my studio.

    Materials list (to be provided by the student) is below. Recommend using  https://www.jerrysartarama.com or https://www.dickblick.com or another art-specific website to shop, NOT Amazon or general retailers. This will help ensure you are ordering the correct supplies.

    MATERIALS LIST FOR INTERMEDIARY DRAWING CLASS

    DRAWING BOARD 18X24

    PAD OF ROUGH NEWSPRINT PAPER 18X24

    SEVERAL STICKS OF VINE CHARCOAL

    ONE WHITE CHARCOAL PENCIL

    ONE SMALL CHAMOIS

    CAN OF SPRAY AFFIXITIVE

    LARGE KNEADED ERASURE

    ONE PINK PEARL ERASURE

    ONE ART GUM ERASURE

    SEVERAL PAPER STUMPS OR FRENCH TORTILLIONS..

    TWO SHEETS OF TONED CHARCOAL DRAWING PAPER.. (SOFT BLUE)

    ONE PAD OF SMOOTH (PLATE)SURFACE DRAWING PAPER – 11X14

    SET OF GRAPHITE DRAWING PENCILS

    TWO LARGE CLIPS (FOR HOLDING ROUGH NEWSPRINT PAPER TO DRAWING BD.

    ONE JAR OF INDIA INK

    ONE CROW QUILL PEN HANDLE AND TWO NIBS: #102 : #108

    ONE STANDARD SPEEDBALL PEN HANDLE AND TWO NIBS: #512 : # 22 ETRA FINE

    ONE 11X14 SKETCHBOOK

    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • Monday, April 20, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 9
    Register

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: In-person meetings will not be held at Painted Sky Center for the Arts through April 8th (see more). Please continue to register if interested, but be aware that start dates may shift as the situation develops. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience. 

    Learn the basic constitution of a knitted Raglan sweater, my personal favorite way to knit a sweater. We will be making a 2-4 year old size, using 100% Fine super wash wool. Soft enough to be worn right on delicate skin. I will break down each step as we go.

    Skills needed: Knitting in the round, Knit, Purl, increases & decreases. You are perfectly set up for this class if you have taken my Knitting 101 class!

    Skills you will learn: Construction of  a sweater, how to make and use a gauge swatch, increases, decreases, how to wet block a sweater, and Two at a time Magic Loop.

    Total cost per student is $160, with all supplies included:

    100% Fine Superwash worsted weight wool 

    Chiagoo Knitting needles in sizes:

    US 6, 16in

    US 8, 16in

    US 6, 40in

    US 8, 40in

    Stitch markers

    Sweater pattern

    This class is a non-refundable. We have an extensive supplies that need to be ordered prior to the class so cancellations will not be allowed. 



    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.

    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • 118 S Washington St, Canyon City, OR 97820
    • 9
    Register

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: In-person meetings will not be held at Painted Sky Center for the Arts through April 8th (see more). Please continue to register if interested, but be aware that start dates may shift as the situation develops. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience. 

    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 the supplies you need!

    This class is non-refundable. We have an extensive list of supplies that need to be ordered prior to the class therefore this class registration cannot  be canceled.

    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.

    • Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • 12 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 6

    This Class will introduce the student to the methods and materials of major mediums or sculpture. (IE-wood, bronze, plaster, oil based clay (Plasticine), and water based clay (ceramic clay). The class will also touch on welding and wire sculpture, as well as paper mache, but emphasis will be place on sculpting in wood, wax, and the use or oil based clay (Plasticine).

    The student will learn what tools are necessary for each area of sculpting. They will start off by producing a "Bas-Relief" in oil based clay. Then they will produce a mold of it and then cast it in a Plaster-of-Paris to produce a wall hanging sculpture. 

    It is my goal to enlighten the student that is interested in sculpting to and understanding of the rigors of sculpting. Depending on the medium used to sculpt in. It is hard work! Some mediums more than others such as carving in stone. 

    Age 13+

    Materials Needed

    25 pound bag or Plaster-of-Paris

    1x6x3 wood board

    1 plastic bucket 

    The rest of the materials will be provided.

    Teacher Biography: Robert Rex

    I am a retired art teacher. I taught for 30 years at the high school level and for ten years (two nights a week) at the junior college level. I also taught adult education classes at Visalia Unified School District in Visalia, CA. Also, I taught drawing at the local prison for two years (one night per week). I started my art education at Fresno State University, then, later on, I transferred to Art Center, College of Design. From Art Center I transferred to Long Beach State University where I got my bachelors degree. I then moved to the Chico CA area and got my teaching credential. Then I moved to Visalia CA and started teaching art at Mt. Whitney High School. After teaching for ten years at Mt Whitney, I was hired to teach a basic drawing class for the College of the Sierra's (a two-year college)- this in addition to my daytime duties teaching at Mt. Whitney. I retired in 2000 and moved to the John Day area where I have taught a few art classes in my studio.


    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Canyon City Community Hall
    Register

    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









    • Monday, June 15, 2020
    • Friday, June 26, 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 28
    Register

    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. Because space is limited, registration for each session is due by the 20th of the month before.

    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.

    Parent and grandparent volunteers welcome to stay and help out with activities. Other volunteers welcome also! (Background check required; contact mariah.d.harper@gmail.com for more information.)

    Session 1 will run from June 15 through 26, excluding Saturday and Sunday: 

    June

    15 Monday

    16 Tuesday

    17 Wednesday

    18 Thursday

    19 Friday

    22 Monday

    23 Tuesday

    24 Wednesday

    25 Thursday

    26 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, July 13, 2020
    • Friday, July 24, 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 28
    Register

    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. Because space is limited, registration for each session is due by the 20th of the month before.

    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.

    Parent and grandparent volunteers welcome to stay and help out with activities. Other volunteers welcome also! (Background check required; contact mariah.d.harper@gmail.com for more information.)

    Session 2 will run from July 13 through 24, excluding Saturday and Sunday: 

    July

    13 Monday

    14 Tuesday

    15 Wednesday

    16 Thursday

    17 Friday

    20 Monday

    21 Tuesday

    22 Wednesday

    23 Thursday

    24 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 10, 2020
    • Friday, August 21, 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 28
    Register

    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. Because space is limited, registration for each session is due by the 20th of the month before.

    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.

    Parent and grandparent volunteers welcome to stay and help out with activities. Other volunteers welcome also! (Background check required; contact mariah.d.harper@gmail.com for more information.)

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

    August

    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

Address:

PO Box 21

Canyon City, OR  97820

Call:

Office:  (541) 620-3788

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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