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Join a cast of characters and have some fun with your friends! We are producing two plays this fall, one for students K-6th and one for 7th-12th graders. We'll be holding auditions on August 31st and September 7th at the Canyon City Community Hall. See below for the audition times for your age group and additional information about the practices and performances.
Santa Claus and the Naughty Gnomes
K thru 6th graders
Auditions Aug. 31st and Sept 7th @ 6pm
Practices Tuesdays @ 6pm
Performances Fri Dec 10th @ 7pm and Sat Dec 11th @ 2pm
Our Mrs Brooks and the Christmas Carol
7th thru 12th graders 5 boys 7 girls
Auditions Aug. 31st and Sept 7th @7pm
Practices Tuesdays @ 7pm
Practice and performance will be held at the Canyon City Community Hall.
What are the successful components of a portrait? How do you capture someone's likeness? How do you express personality and mood? How do you mix skin tones?
In this class you'll paint an 11 x 14 portrait of your loved one and learn answers to all these questions and more! You'll gain valuable insight into the portrait painting process and confidence in portrait painting.
This class will be held once per week during the winter term (excluding holiday weeks). This will allow time to complete the portraits and allow for any absences. If time allows, you may wish to start another portrait during the term for an additional $40 for the cost of the supplies.
Prerequisite: Students need to have taken "Paint an Oil Painting Start to Finish" or "Oil Painting Basics" before registering for this class as we will be using some of the techniques learned in these courses.
Bring to the first class: Have available on your phone, ipad, or printed copies of several portraits (human or pet) for us to review. During the first class we will talk about how to choose your reference photo and choose one to paint from your selections. Be sure the photos are not blurry and have a fairly high resolution.
About the instructor:
I'm a local artist and I love painting the figure. To me, portraits are the ultimate expression of love toward a human or animal. Rendering an image to capture the personality or expression of a being is pure joy. I hope to share my painting experience with you so you, too, can express your love for your family, friends, and furry creatures.
Friday Art Club Winter 2021 - 2022
Friday Art Club is for the budding artist in every child. Your student will be able to express themselves creatively while honing their artistic skills. Kids will be learning to paint, draw, write poetry, fiber arts, and movie making.
That is how our week at Art's Center look like:
On Fridays students will be able to be dropped off as early as 8:00 AM. We will provided 2 snacks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Timber's Bistro will deliver a catered lunch, which is included in the class tuition.
Meet our teachers:
Tuition is paid in three recurring payments. The first payment will be charged to your card at the time of registration. The recurring payments will automatically be charged.
On Fridays drop off is 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM. At the PURPLE door at the back of the Art Center
Friday 8:00AM - 5:00pm
Pick up is from 5:00pm - 5:15pm.
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.
Enjoy some moments from our previous activities:
Full time Art Club - Winter 2021 - 2022
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 be learning to paint, draw, write poetry, fiber arts, and movie making.
That is how our week looks at the Arts Center:
On school days, students will be able to ride the bus to the art center after school or parent drop off for home school kids. They will have a snack, make art, and have play time at the Canyon City Park.
The Yellow Bus comes from Humbolt Elementary. 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 with instructions for drop off below.
Tuition is paid in three recurring payments. The first payment will be charged to your card at the time of registration. The recurring payments will automatically be charged to your card.
On Fridays drop off is 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM. At the PURPLE door at the back of the Art Center.
Daily pick up is 5:00pm - 5:15pm.
Monday - Friday - Excluding holidays
Monday - Thursday From 3:30pm - 5:00pm
We are having a Paint Party and Ugly Sweater event all rolled up in one!
You can choose "Vintage Santa" or "Santa's List" - we'll paint with acrylics on 16x20 canvas with the basic design sketched on for you. Beginners are welcome! Sweaters are not required, but having a fun evening is! I'll have all your supplies and will walk you through the steps of the painting you choose! Let's paint!
About the Instructor:
Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.
Ready to paint a fun Christmas craft? We'll use acrylics to paint this 18" wooden sled with runners - it's 3-dimensional! I'll have at least two designs to choose from, "Snowman Winter Scene" and "O Holy Night." The basic design will be on the sled, and I'll lead you through the process - beginners are welcome! I'm so excited to share this fun event with the community!
Students of all ages can stop by between the hours of 4:30-7:30 and make a leather Christmas tree ornament. There will be an assortment of styles to choose from.
Enjoy this Christmas spirit together with Julie Smucker and Clair Kehrberg
Payments must be made at the time of registration. If a payment is not made within 15 minutes of registration our system will automatically cancel the registration.
About the instructor: Clair Kehrberg
Well, hello. My name is Clair. For as long as I can remember I have loved anything creative. My specialty is leatherwork, everything from traditional hand carved leather to painting and stitching. I love to create.
My journey in leather craft began in high school, where I spent my senior year studying with local saddle maker and friend, Tom Berry. After high school I attended a two year saddle making coarse with professor Verlane Desgrange at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane Washington. It was an intense coarse were I learned traditional floral carving, the correct hand stitching methods, pattern making and construction and the mechanics of fine leather goods and western saddles. Though it was intense, it was the best foundation available in the world and it really set me on my path.
After graduating from Saddle Making School, I went on to study with Severe Bros Saddlery in Pendleton Oregon, home of the Pendleton Roundup then finally opened my own shop in the fall of 2004.
I study with master leather crafters when ever I can. Some of the craftsmen I have studied with included world famous saddle maker, Dale Harwood and boot maker Mo Welfl.
At this point I have done some teaching as well. Teaching traditional leather tooling and writing "how to" articles for the crafters magazine, The Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal.
Let's paint these gorgeous "Poinsettias" together. We'll loosen up for this fun painting, just in time for the Christmas season! We'll use acrylics on a 16x20 canvas. Beginners are welcome, but you may feel more comfortable with painting this if you've painted previously, at least a couple times.
Something magical! We'll paint this Christmas Break Gnome with acrylics on 16x20 canvas, going for an ombre look in the sky and in the gnome's sleigh. Join us with a friend or family member, or come solo and be creative while painting this friendly gnome who has found the perfect Christmas tree! Great for beginners and experienced painters for a great evening out! Basic design is sketched on for you and I'll lead you through the painting, step by step.
Originally, I am from Lithuania, but now, I and my family live in NY. We love spending time in nature so we are blessed to have this opportunity to come and spend some time in John Day, Oregon.
Students will make a pocket knife case to fit their pocket knife that will be theirs to keep. Make sure to bring your pocket knives with you!
About the instructor:
Started leathercraft and tooling at age 10. Made his first saddle with a Tandy Kit at age 14. He has made an abundance of belts and wallets and has mentored other leather workers in leather tooling and saddle making.
Leon attended OSU and graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School. He was a practicing veterinarian in Burns until retirement and moved to John Day in 2017.
Students will make a pair of spurs straps that will be theirs to keep. For 16 year old and up.
Students will stamp and paint a leather bracelet with a design of their choosing. Bracelet will be theirs to keep. This class is for 14 year old and up.
We'll paint an adorable "Cow with Flowers" acrylic painting on a 16x20 canvas. I hope you can join us for this fun event - bring a friend or family member or come solo! Beginners are welcome, and more experienced painters may enjoy this light-hearted design as well!
Student will stamp and paint a leather patch for a horse grooming brush that will be theirs to keep. This class is for ages 14 and up and suitable for beginners.
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Physical Address: 118 Washington Street Canyon City, OR 97820
Mailing Address: PO Box 21 Canyon City, OR 97820
Call: (541) 575-1335
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM-Noon
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