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July Workshops 2014

313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend
Register: artscentraloregon.org/artstation.php, 541-617-1317
Creative Juices Series
Art & Saké: Sushi Sets
Helen Bommarito
TH, July 24, 6pm-9,$40
It’s a little bit of art, a little bit of saké, and a whole lot of inspiration! All supplies, two glasses of sake, and light appetizers included.Make ceramic sushi sets: plates, bowls, or saké glasses.
Plein Air Watercolor at Elk Lake
Sandy Holtzman
F, July 25, 1pm-4, $35
Practice the basics of painting outdoors. Immerse yourself in the joy of capturing nature in the open air with the benefit of Sandy’s assistance.
Watercolor Family Portraits
Sandy Holtzman
T&TH, Sept. 9 & 11, 12pm-4, $80
Using your family as inspiration, develop portraits in collage. This two-day workshop provides time to compose a design, then explore mixed-media possibilities that create shapes and texture.
Figure Painting
Brittaney Toles
W, July 30-Sept.3, 6pm-9, $150
Paint the human figure through a study of drawing and painting with clothed and draped models. Sign up for all six sessions; or drop-ins are welcome for $30/session. BYO Materials or buy for $10/session.


Tracy at 503-930-4572, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.artinthemountains.com
July 28 - August 1, 2014, Bend Birgit O’Connor
Rocks, Sand, Glass and Shells, watercolor - studio
Beginning to Advanced students - Some knowledge of watercolor is helpful.
Cost $655 Limit 20
Want a better understanding of creating depth, shape and dimension in a painting? Then this class is for you. Learn to control water and color to get an effective three-dimensional illusion. We will work with many different techniques to create textures on rocks, transparency in beach glass, underwater and wet rocks, realistic driftwood, sand, shells, kelp etc. the results are simple and stunning. You will be amazed at your own work! Birgit  is the author of Watercolor in Motion and Watercolor Essentials. She is a contributing editor to The Artist’s Magazine.
August 4 - 8, 2014, Bend
Gil Dellinger
Turning Plein Air Sketches into Great Paintings
Intermediate to Advanced
Cost $695    
August 11 - 15, 2014.  Bend, OR
David Lobenberg
California-Vibe Watercolor Portraiture, studio
Beginning to Intermediate
Cost $595    Limit  20
Shake it up with David Lobenberg. Apply watercolor with splatters, swabs, slaps, splats, and slashes to that portrait you’ve be waiting to paint or use one of David’s outline drawings. Come flood, blossom, and create textures with a style that is about gesture, expressive color, soft transparency and hard opacity. You’ll paint several studies with step-by-step demonstrations from painting start to painting finish. David’s watercolor paintings can be found in private, public, and corporate collections across the country.  His work has been featured in American Artist, Southwest Art, and American Art Collector magazines.
August 18 – 22, 2014, Bend
Karen Rosasco
Abstraction By Design (using fluid acrylics and collage) - Studio
Beginning to Advanced
Cost $695    
Discover eight different innovative ways to begin an abstract painting the first two days of this exciting experimental workshop. Spend the next three days concentrating on finishing the paintings abstractly or semi-realistically with compositional design solutions, developing your own personal symbolism and creating unity!  Karen will guide you daily with informative demonstrations and individual and/or group critiques. She has been teaching art and design for over forty years and has won major awards in AWS and other shows. Karen’s work is collected privately and corporately, in the USA, Europe and South America.
August 25 - 29, 2014,  Bend
Lian Quan Zhen
 “East Meets West”, studio
Beginning to Advanced
Cost $625    Limit  20
Strengthen your artwork with the limitless creative possibilities of Chinese and watercolor painting. Lian will teach his approach on design, composition and color with clear, practical easy-to-follow demonstrations and instruction. The first 2 days, you will practice “Chinese Brush Painting” in a spontaneous style and then in detail. The following 3 days, your skills will continue to develop with Lian’s one-of-a-kind color pouring, blowing, and blending method. Participate in helpful critiques as he takes you step by step through several paintings. Lian is the author of four Chinese Painting Instructional Books.


Ted Nuttall, Watercolor Portraits
July 14-18
FULL, waiting list available
G. Russell Case, Plein Air in Oils
August 7-9 with reception at Mockingbird Gallery
Skip Lawrence, Artistic Explorations
All painting mediums welcome, Aug 18-22
FULL, waiting list available
David Kinker and James Sampsel, Plein Air Painting on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River
Lodge-to-lodge rafting & plein air painting trip. All artists and significant others welcome
should be August 30 – September 3
Colley Whisson, Modern Impressionism In Action
Oil & acrylic, October 17-20
Contact: Sue Manley, 541-408-5524, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.cascadefineartworkshops.com

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541-325 – 6225
Experience the majestic beauty of central Oregon and enhance your photographing skills by participating in a group photography tour taught by professional landscape photographer, Jeffrey Murray. Participants will experience one-on-one guidance as well as group instruction while in various wilderness locations surrounding Bend, Oregon. In between location shooting, we invite participants back to the Jeffrey Murray Gallery in downtown Bend to engage in our casual Q&A. Group workshops start at $246 per person for one or two-day tours. Visit our website for more details.
Cost $246
Cost $246
AUGUST 16 – 17
Cost $436
Cost $246

Sign up early for an exciting painting vacation in Spain, May 3-10 and/or France, May 10-16, 2015 with Cindy Briggs. Painting adventures are also scheduled at the Emerald Art Center, August 25 & 26 and in Anacortes, Washington October 2-4.  More information about these tours and Bend area private and group watercolor workshops at the Art Station and Broken Top Club is available at www.CindyBriggs.com and www.MakeEveryDayAPainting.com Contact Cindy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 541-420-9463.   

Register: sagebrushersartofbend.com, 541-617-0900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend
All classes to be held at SageBrushers, 117 SW Roosevelt, Bend
Watercolor Wednesdays with Jennifer Ware-Kempcke
Every Wednesday, 10am-12pm
Lots of fun, lots of help and its FREE to members
(Non-members: $5) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Watch for our Lunch and Learn program to resume this fall.


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Exploring Jewelry Making with Recycled Metals
Turn junk to gems with artist Marianne Prodehl. Marianne creates her entire line of jewelry from reworking pieces of found metal objects. Explore the endless possibilities of repurposing scrap metal by learning techniques of cutting, sculpting and refining metal from silver and brass trays, recycled copper and copper electrical wire, old necklaces and a plethora of other found objects. You will gain knowledge of the properties of different kinds of metals and ways of connecting pieces together to create striking compositions that can be made into earrings, pendants, broaches, etc. Before you leave class you will have a pair of one of a kind earrings that you have made! No experience necessary!
Thursday, July 10, 6-9pm
INSTRUCTOR- Marianne Prodehl
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Beginning Silver Metal Clay
Silver metal clay (also known as precious metal clay) is an amazing material that can be worked with like clay. As it is fired the binder burns out and leaves behind pure silver. Silver metal clay is loved among jewelers because of its ability to capture imprinted images and textures as well as its malleable nature. Through this hands on class you will gain understanding of the process of creating a silver clay object from beginning to finish. Working with basic techniques students will explore the possible applications of silver clay while creating their own pendants that will culminate in a completed necklace that can be worn straight out of class! Other possible applications include making pieces such as components for bracelets, dangles for earrings, and silver beads.
No prior experience necessary! Tuition includes all supplies which consist of a beginning tool kit that students will get to keep as well as the silver metal clay.
Thursday, July 17, 5:30-9pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
INSTRUCTOR: Larissa Spafford

Cold Process Soapmaking 101
The cold process method of soapmaking relies almost exclusively on the heat generated by saponification (the chemical reaction of fatty acids and alkali to produce soap). Although it may seem complex, making your own soap from scratch (the way some of our grandparents did) using all-natural ingredients can be both fun and rewarding ~ not to mention extremely addicting! In this demonstration style class, Leslie Colvin of LeCols Soap will walk students through the process of producing soap from start to finish. This class will provide you a brief history of soap, the necessary materials to make soap, the safety precautions to be aware of, how to scent and color your soap, and how to mold and cut it. You'll leave with 2 full-sized bars of soap to enjoy and very thorough handouts with enough information to make awesome vegetable-based natural soap from scratch at home.
*This is an age 18+ class since making soap from scratch involves working with lye (aka sodium hydroxide).
Sunday, July 20, 12-3pm
INSTRUCTOR- Leslie Colvin
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 18, 2014
Summertime Superfood Smoothies!
Come enjoy our local Oregon harvest while learning how to optimize your smoothies by knowing when, why and what to add to boost your immune system and energy. Ramona will be educating us on how we can enhance our nutrition, recover quickly from workouts, slim down and add super food nutrition to your smoothies and super food elixirs. In this fun discussion based, demonstration style workshop there will be no lack of delicious treats and knowledge!
Sunday July 27, 3-5pm
INSTRUCTOR- Ramona Beville
Think You're Not Creative?
Do you wish you were more creative or wish to strengthen your creativity? Learn how to tap into your unique creative spirit through a variety of playful exploration in several different performing and visual art forms. We will explore what creativity is and how it can enhance your professional and personal life regardless of whether you call yourself an artist.
Sunday, August 3, 2-5pm
INSTRUCTOR- Rebecca Ann S. Kirk
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 1, 2014

August 11-14
Plein air watercolor painting in the Steens Mountains, taught by award-winning artist and experienced instructor Mary Lou Wilhelm at the Steens Mountain Guest Ranch.
Art lessons $45 per person per day, lodging $69 per night for a queen or double bed, tents & campers also welcome, $40 per night. Family-style meals at no extra charge.
Early registration is encouraged, 10 person lim8it.
Contact Susan at Steens Mountain Guest Ranch 541-493-1164, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mary Lou Wilhelm at 541-815-3356, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.