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"The Power Is In The Underpainting" UART Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky

3-Day UART Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky!

Location: Central Art Supply, Medford, OR

Date:  Friday April 27 – Sunday April 29 2018

Time: Friday April 27 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday April 28 10:00 am -4:00pm, Sunday April 29 10:00 am -4:00pm

Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Medium: Pastels

Skill level: Beginner to advanced

Number of Workshop Days: 3

Price: $350.00

Students: 6-12

If you have a solid strong start you can create a strong painting. That is why we will be focusing on the underpainting in this workshop.

There are many ways and many benefits of using an underpainting on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. The type of underpainting depends on the subject and desired end effect. In this workshop we will explore several options. Using strong, vibrant colors but not filling up the tooth of the paper is a great way to create a base upon which to add many glorious layers of pastels.

There will be a demo each morning using a different medium as an underpainting. There will also be an option to ‘paint-a-long’ from the same reference photo as Susan to really get a step-by-step approach of her technique from beginning to end. You will also have an option to work from your own photo reference as well as from a still life set up. You will receive individual instruction tailored to your specific needs, level and goals as well as a constructive critique of work done in the workshop as well as any work you bring along.

UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop.

Register by copy/pasting this link in your browser:

Check out Susan’s website at

Location: Central Art

Explorations in Pastel Painting with Janis Ellison

Price: $125.00
Workshop Dates: 5/14/2018 - 6/4/2018
Location: Central Art Classroom

Learn a variety of techniques in Pastel to capture color and texture in your paintings. This session will move beyond simple application and teach you techniques to give your paintings texture and color with an impressionistic painterly look and feel.

Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.

All levels welcome.

Next class session May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 2018. Four Monday sessions from 9:30-1:00 pm.
Register with $50.00 deposit, email or call for details.

Student supplies materials, supply list available upon registration.


Contact: Janis Ellison
Phone: 541-218-9788

Location: Central Art

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018

Artists’ Workshop of Southern Oregon and Central Art Supply present Southern Oregon Plein Air, June 20 through June 23, 2018.

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 invites artists of all levels to participate in four days of plein air painting. Artists will participate in one of two categories; Emerging Artist or Established Artist.

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 will be preceded by two optional plein air painting workshops conducted by this year’s Juror, Portland artist, Aimee Erickson, and Charleston, Oregon watercolor artist, Vinita Pappas.

Aimee will present a painting demonstration in the evening on Monday, June 18.

Vinita will present a painting demonstration in the evening on Tuesday, June 19.

Both demonstrations will be open to the public.

Complete details and information: Registration, Rules and Regulations, and Schedule of Events, etc. can be found by visiting:

Location: Central Art

Art Explorations Mini Workshop: Leather Painting with Angelus

When: Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Where: Central Art Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $10 per person

Explore an exciting new realm of textile art: painting on leather! We will be using Angelus Leather Paints and Alcohol Inks to paint 3" leather coaster rounds and scrap pieces. Supplies provided.

Pre-registration required. Space is limited to 10 students total.
Call or stop in and sign up today!


101 N. Central, Medford

Location: Central Art


Art Classes at Central Art

Art Classes
with Stefan Baumann

Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Discover the secrets of oil painting with Stefan Baumann in his weekly three-hour art class. Stefan will help you learn basic drawing skills...

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Oil and Pastel Classes
with Roni Marsh

Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Roni's goal is to create a relaxed, helpful and encouraging environment for students of any level of experience

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Oil and Pastel Classes
with Richard McKinley

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Richard McKinley, a long time valley resident, is a widely respected artist and teacher. His Wednesday class is a “next level” class...

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Pastel Classes
with Janis Ellison

Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ready to simplify and focus on a direct approach to painting? During this session we will begin with a toned surface using a dry application method in Pastel.

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Local Events

Mix Media: Collage w/Susan Petermann

Ashland Art Center-357 E. Main St.-Ashland