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    • Monday, January 06, 2020
    • 3:40 PM
    • Friday, March 20, 2020
    • 6:15 PM
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 2

    Painted Sky Center for the Arts is offering an after school educational program to all students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Your child will be able to get off the bus at the center and participate in art activities until 5:45 PM Monday thru Thursday and 8 AM - 5:15 PM Friday. Lunch will need to be brought from home on Fridays. The only transportation we are coordinating is the public schooling bus to drop off after school Monday thru Thursday. All other transportation needs to be provided by parents.The program cost is $175/month ($300 for two children, $425 for 3 children) and your child will have exposure to music, arts, crafts, and more!

    Parent or grandparent volunteer time is not required but would be greatly appreciated and would help us to be able to continue to offer this great program.  To volunteer, please sign uphere: (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090844AAAC22A02-arts)

    Payment will be required at the 1st of each month, class fee will be pro-rated if starting in the middle of the month. A wait-list will be started when the 10 student limit is reached. 10% discount available for members. Email paintedskycenter@gmail.com with any questions.

    The January calendar for for timing changes or cancellations is below.


    • Friday, January 10, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, March 20, 2020
    • 7:15 PM
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 4
    Register

    Painted Sky Center for the Arts is offering a Friday Art Club to all children ages 5-12. (Kids are divided into groups by age and projects will be age appropriate.) Children can join in the fun 8 AM - 5:15 PM Friday. Lunch will need to be brought from home. Transportation needs to be provided by parents.Program will follow the school calendar. (We are working towards creating Day Camps for Winter and Summer Breaks.) The program cost is $100/month ($180 for two children) and your child will have exposure to music, arts, crafts, and more!

    Parent or grandparent volunteer time is not required but would be greatly appreciated and would help us to be able to continue to offer this great program. 

    Payment will be required at the 1st of each month, class fee will be pro-rated if starting in the middle of the month. A wait-list will be started when the 10 student limit is reached. 10% discount available for members. Email paintedskycenter@gmail.com with any questions. 

    The January calendar for for timing changes or cancellations is below. 


    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • 12 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Art. 118 S. Washington St. Canyon City
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Learn to draw with career art instructor Robert Rex! Students will learn the concepts of drawing basic shapes and applying shading using vine charcoal, white charcoal, and graphite pencils. Students will practice time-tested techniques, study the works of masters, and complete a detailed still life drawing by the end of this 12-week course. See material list below.

    Teacher Biography: My name is Robert Rex, and 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 10 years at Mt Whitney, I was hired to teach a basic drawing class for the College of the Sierra's (a 2-year college)- this in addition to my daytime duties teaching at Mt. Whitney. I retired in 2000 and moved to the John Day, OR 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.

    18.24 pad of rough newsprint paper

    sticks of soft vine charcoal (come in boxes of 12)
    one white charcoal pencil
    small chamois
    can of spray affixitive
    1 large alvin vinyl erasure
    1 large kneaded erasure
    several paper stumps or french tortillions
    set of graphite drawing pencils (2H; 3H; 4H; HB; 2B; 4B; 6B)
    two large clips for holding drawing pad to board
    double hole pencil sharpener
    sandpaper block
    art box (tackle box)
    11x14 sketch book
    • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • 118 Washington Street, Canyon City
    Join waitlist

    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 $55 includes 3 sessions plus all the supplies you need! 

    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.



    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • Thursday, April 02, 2020
    • 12 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Art. 118 S. Washington St. Canyon City
    • 5
    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, January 20, 2020
    • Monday, February 03, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • 118 Washington Street, Canyon City
    Register

    This is an overflow class created based on waitlist interest for previously listed course with same name. It will use same curriculum and pricing and will run parallel to that one on Mondays. (This is not a follow-on course.)

    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 $55 includes 3 sessions plus all the supplies you need! 

    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, February 04, 2020
    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • 4
    Register

    Class uses awareness exercises to uncover essential individual experiences to use as starting points for increased self understanding, enriching writing.

    The only materials needed are something to write with and something to write on- provided by the student. 

    Teacher is introducing psychological techniques to support writers, based on experience as a therapist.

    $40 for 4 sessions. Age 12 and up.

    Instructor bio: Katy Nelson has an M.A in Philosophy of Education from Columbia University, an M.S in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maine.

    • Monday, February 10, 2020
    • Monday, March 16, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 118 Washington Street, Canyon City
    • 8
    Register

    Once you know how to Cast on, Knit, Purl and Bind off these 6 classes will take you from Beginner to Intermediate knitter. I will walk you through projects that I have specifically chosen to teach you the following skills: Increases, decreases, yarn over, slip stitches, cabling, magic loop, joining and knitting in the round, knitting through the back loops, learn to make and use a gauge swatch, counting stitches/rows, how to read patterns and beginner stranded knitting (colorwork). I will also teach you how to wet block and wind yarn on a ball winder. We will talk about different weights of yearn, needles, double pointed needles and different ways to cast on and bind off. If all of this sounds like a foreign language, that's OK, it wont when we are finished! Picture are only two of the four projects we will make!

    Skills required to take class: Knit, Purl, Cast on, Bind off

    Price of $ 150.00 includes sessions plus all the supplies you need! 

    Supplies that will be provided: 

    3 Ring binder, Highlighter tape, 1 US 6, 16in knitting needle, 1 US 5, 40in knitting needle, cable needle, small crochet hook, stitch markers, 1 skein cotton yarn, 1 skein DK weight yarn, 4 skeins worsted weight yarn, darning needle.

    (If you have taken the Knit & Purl class you will receive a $13 discount on this class for the #8 needle you have already purchased.)

    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, 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









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PO Box 21

Canyon City, OR  97820

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Office:  (541) 620-3788

Email:

paintedskycenter@gmail.com

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