Art Education - Workshops & Retreats

View announcements of classes, workshops and artist retreats
offered by our listed art education providers at Art Matters!

You can also find class and workshop dates in our online event calendar,
then add them to your own Google calendar or desktop iCal.


Visit Art 4 Joy's website to learn more about their art education offerings!

Art 4 Joy Art School & Event Center


Visit Art 4 Joy's Facebook page
  • www.art4joycp.com
  • Kim Samitore
  • Phone: 541.951.9026
  • 425 Oak Street - Central Point
We offer classes weekly for pre-k through adult, host wine and paint classes for adults regularly, private parties such as birthdays, bridal showers, anniversaries, work retreats, fundraisers, etc. We partner with local schools to increase art exposure to youth in the community. Senior classes also available. Our studio provides all the supplies and cleans up the mess for a reasonable rate!
Visit Ashland Art Center's website!

Ashland Art Center


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  • www.ashlandartcenter.org
  • Phone: 541.482.2772
  • 357 East Main Street
  • Downtown Ashland
  • (Next door to Cripple Creek)
Ashland Art Center is an artists' support hub that fills its 9000 square feet to the brim with two fine art galleries, 19 private artist's studios, a Cooperative Clay Studio, Central Art Supply satellite store, Rowan Design and a Community Classroom for classes and meetings. Come visit and be inspired, pick up an amazing gift or join the Artist Member family. Open 7 days a week, 10-6pm.
Visit Stefan's website to learn more! Click here

Stefan Baumann


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  • Romantic Realism in Oil
  • www.stefanbaumann.com
  • Phone: 530.926.2230
  • Classes Every Thursday:
  • Central Art Supply Studio, Medford
Stefan Baumann has successfully painted and taught oil painting classes in the Bay area for the past 35 years. He also offers 3-day plein air workshops in Mt. Shasta with numerous easily accessible locations to paint, delicious food, focused instruction, and critiques. He also provides instruction through his PBS series, "The Grand View," which appears on local Create TV and PBS stations.
Visit Central Art Supply's website for more information

Central Art Supply


Visit Central Art Supply's Facebook page
  • Dan and Ann Ebert, owners
  • Phone: 541.773.1444
  • Fax: 541.773.2122
  • 101 N. Central Ave., Medford
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6; Sat 10-5
As a two generation family business, Central Art Supply has been supplying our art community with the best tools available for local artists to create for over 30 years. We carry a large range of brushes, paints, canvases, pencils and drawing pads and a great deal more. We also provide custom framing services and classes by top art instructors.
Click to visit Charu Colorado's website

Charu Colorado

  • www.charucolorado.com
  • Phone: 541.482.6319
  • I teach frequent art bookmaking workshops at:
  • Illahe Gallery, Ashland
My art and subject matter is governed by my intuition as well as by my emotional responses. It is apparent that unconscious archetypal energies are a strong influence in all that I do. Listening to the voice within allows me freedom from obsessive perfection, as the perfection of intuition guides my art experience. See Charu's listing in the Visual Artists category.
Dodero Studio Ceramics, Jacksonville, Oregon

Dodero Studio Ceramics

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  • Raku Pottery and Decorative Ceramics Since 1970
  • Phone: 541.899.8285 
  • Jacksonville, Oregon
Inspired by Japanese and Native American esthetics, ceramics by John Dodero are characterized by their calm elegance, clean spare lines, and timeless appeal. John specializes in raku pottery and decorative ceramics, with designs that include Urns for Ashes (for pets & humans), Decor Urns, Cachepots, Volcano Pots, Volcano Seed Pots, Southwest Style Pots, Decorative Platters, and Stoneware Ikebana Platters.
Click to visit Anna's gallery of images at Picasa.

Anna Elkins


Visit Anna Elkins' Poetry blog at BlogspotAnna's Prophetic Art Workshop WordPress blog.
  • art + word + spirit
  • Picasa Web Gallery
  • Phone: 541.778.0811
  • Jacksonville
A painter and poet, I play in the crossroads of art & spirit. I've had the honor to create and exhibit art in the United States, Europe & Micronesia. Creative people and artists interested in exploring the creation of prophetic art and poetry can advance their techniques in my workshops. I also offer private tutoring. Please visit my blogs for more information. See Anna's artist listing in the Visual Artists and Literary Arts directories.
Artist Elaine Frenett of Jacksonville, Oregon is an award winning watercolor artist whose subjects center around nature and landscapes. She frequently paints en plein air, and teaches visual art journaling. Pictured is Gnarled Silhouette, original watercolor painting by Jacksonville artist Elaine Frenett. Click to visit Elaine's website.

Elaine Frenett


Elaine’s attention to detail, intermingled with rich, juicy abstracts stir her students abilities. Always “the encourager,” she is steadfast in helping each artist finding their own style and expression. Elaine offers private or group classes and a yearly art journaling retreat in Lake Alpine, CA.
Visit Wendy Gell's website

Wendy Gell

  • Fashion Jewelry Designer
  • Phone: 541.535.1954  
  • Talent
Wendy Gell is best known for her sumptuous costume jewelry, particularly her "wristy" (a wide, bejewelled cuff bracelet), which has been worn by movie stars, supermodels and television personalities. Wendy and her jewelry have been featured on the Oprah Show and numerous fashion magazine covers. Wendy also paints pet portraits and creates mixed media collage pieces encrusted with jewels and found objects, which she calls "Gelastic Art."
Visit Grants Pass Museum of Art's website to learn more!

Grants Pass Museum of Art


Visit Grants Pass Museum of Art's facebook page
  • Phone: 541-479-3290
  • 229 SW G Street, Grants Pass
  • Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 10am- 5pm

Grants Pass Museum of Art is the city's primary resource for exhibitions and collections of fine art since 1979. Located in the heart of the historic old town, our galleries offer opportunities for learning, introspection and connection with cultures from around the world. Please browse our website, and when in town, come visit the museum.
Click to visit Imprint Gallery's website!

Imprint Gallery & Studio

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  • www.imprintgallery.com
  • Phone: 541.672.2532
  • 183 N. Hemlock Street
  • Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Imprint Gallery & Studio is a contemporary art gallery showing narrative art, contemporary ceramics and printmaking. The gallery's printmaking studio hosts educational and interpretive events supporting better understanding of original printmaking.
Visit Ink and Oil's website!

Mark Hannah, Ink & Oil

Visit Ink and Oil's facebook page
  • www.inkandoil.net
  • Phone: 541.632.9104
  • 1024 S.E. M Street
  • Grants Pass, OR 97526
We design and build unique things. We teach workshops in Industrial, Entertainment, and Sustainable Design. INK&OIL is in Grants Pass, Oregon. THIEF is in Pasadena, California. We also offer a small Gallery space for local and emerging artists in Southern Oregon. Take a look at our online store for some of our unique products and artwork.
Visit Jo Ann Manzone's Dreamweaving Designs website

Jo Ann Manzone 


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  • Dreamweaving Designs
  • See my work at:
  • Ashland Art Center, Ashland

Jo Ann is a fiber artist living in Ashland, Oregon. Over the years, Jo Ann has pursued her passion for fiber art by seeking new ways to utilize her knitting, weaving and felting skills to create fabric which she transforms into clothing and accessories. Jo Ann has a studio at the Ashland Art Center where she creates and teaches felting and other fiber art techniques.
Visit the Masterpiece Christian Fine Art Foundation website!

Masterpiece Christian Artists Conference

  • Jeanne Randall, President
  • www.mcfineartsfoundation.com
  • Location: Box R Ranch, Ashland
Sharpen your vision and purpose, refine your skills and pursue excellence in your craft while enjoying the camaraderie of other artists who desire to bring glory to God through their art! Three days of painting and drawing with master artists of our day, resident artist Chris Hopkins, Thomas Blackshear and David R. Darrow, whose works have attracted the attention of a generation. Registration begins January 15th; conference takes place May 30- June 2, 2012.
Visit McKenzie Orchard Bed & Breakfast's Workshop page for more information!

McKenzie Orchards Bed & Breakfast


  • Karen Reid
  • Click for Detailed Workshop Info
  • Phone: 541.515.8153
  • Location: 34694 McKenzie View Dr.
  • Springfield, OR 97478
We have a beautiful property on the McKenzie River near Springfield, Oregon and operate a 5-guest-room bed and breakfast inn. We're hosting 2 workshops instructed by superb watercolorist Carole Hillsbery of Florence, Oregon. May 16-17: Landscapes; May 18-19: Watercolor on Canvas. Please call innkeeper Karen Reid at 541-515-8153 to reserve a space in the workshop.
Visit Karen O'Brien's website to learn more and view her artwork!

Karen O'Brien


Visit Karen O'Brien's facebook page!Read Karen's blog "Urban Folktales"Follow Karen O'Brien on Google+Connect with Karen O'Brien on LinkedInFollow Karen O'Brien on PinterestKaren O'Brien's Etsy shop is coming soon!
  • Urban Folk
  • Grants Pass

I am an art maker, pathfinder and storyteller. I teach workshops for small groups in my studio and various locations throughout the year, including Acrylic Painting Explorations, Art Journaling Techniques, and Collage. Visit my blog for my current schedule, and contact me for further information and prices.
Visit Project Space's website to learn more about their art education offerings!

Project Space


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  • artprojectspace.com/
  • Megan Headley and Sarah F. Burns
  • Phone: 541-283-3131
  • 106 Talent Ave Suite 5 - Talent
Project Space is the educational art studio of abstract artist Megan Headley and representational painter Sarah F. Burns. Located in downtown Talent, OR, Project Space promotes innovative partnerships between artists, educators, community groups and local residents through art classes, exhibitions and events.
Visit the Rogue Gallery and Art Center's website to learn more about fine art classes and workshops for kids and adults!

Rogue Gallery & Art Center


Visit Rogue Gallery and Art Center's facebook page
  • www.roguegallery.org
  • Phone: 541.772.8118 x301
  • 40 S. Bartlett Street, Medford
The premier destination for art inspiration and education since 1960, with unique art exhibitions and a full roster of art classes. Discover your creative self, develop perspective or practice your technique. From open studios to intense topical workshops, new and seasoned artists can explore a variety of mediums and techniques in our large, well-equipped classroom in the heart of Medford. Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart...Boldly Create!
Click to visit Scrappy Craft's website

Scrappy Craft Fine Arts


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  • Fine Art & Scrapbooking Supplies
  • www.scrappycraft.com
  • Phone: 541.512.0040  or
  • Toll Free: 888.636.6865
  • 511 North Main Street
  • Phoenix, OR 97535   Hours: Mon-Sat 9-6:30, Sun 12-5
We are your complete fine art and drawing materials store, with name brands at an affordable price. We carry items for the professional or student, with discounts to both. We also offer a variety of art classes - Click here to view our current schedule.
Click to visit Southern Oregon Clay Distributors website

Southern Oregon Clay Distributors


Visit Southern Oregon Clay Distributors facebook page
  • Johnathan & Felix
  • Phone/Text: 541.535.1311
  • 1134 Suncrest Road
  • Talent, OR 97535
  • Hours: Wed-Sat 11-3
  • www.southernoregonclaydistributors.com

We are the local supplier for everything related to Pottery and Ceramics. We supply clay, raw materials, firings with kilns, sales of kilns and wheels as well as lessons.
Visit Southern Oregon Guild's website to learn more!

So. Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans


Visit SO Guild Gallery & Art Center's facebook page
  • Phone:541.659.3858 or 541.592.5019
  • RCC Kerby Campus
    24353 Redwood Hwy, Kerby, OR
  • Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 10am- 4pm
The SO Guild Gallery & Art Center is home to the SO Guild of Artists and Artisans. The Guild welcomes you to its gallery where it offers classes, special events, and ever-changing exhibits of Guild members' work, with art and fine crafts including work in both 2D and 3D media — painting, jewelry, fiber & fabric arts, woodcraft, sculpture, pottery, and a gift gallery.
Artist Roxanne Evans Stout of Keno, Oregon works in encaustic and assemblage / collage using natural materials and found objects to create poignant scenes and memoirs. Her blog is thoughtful with a dreamy edge and well worth reading. Click to visit Roxanne Evans Stout's website for a great read and lots of beautiful pictures of her art

Roxanne Evans Stout


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  • River Garden Studio
  • Phone: 541.883.7686
  • Keno, Oregon
A mixed media artist, I am inspired by the natural history of the mountains and river lands in Southern Oregon. I love collage and book arts and have shown my art throughout the US and locally at Illahe Gallery in Ashland and Paschal Winery in Talent. I have been published in online collaborations and art zines, nationally in Cloth Paper Scissors, and I'm a featured artist in "The Pulse of Mixed Media" by Seth Apter. I also teach and design art workshops.
Visit Eve Margo Withrow's website to learn more and view her online art gallery!

Eve Margo Withrow

  • Mixed Water Media on Collage &
         Clay Sculpture
  • www.evemargowithrow.com
  • Phone: 541.772.6888
  • My work is represented by
  • Art And Soul Gallery, Ashland
Recently, I have been moved to explore the common ground between sculpture and painting. These pieces are made of paper and paper clay in combination with images from my paintings and mounted on wrapped canvas. I expect them to evolve and morph as I continue to explore this new dimension.
Writers’ Room Workshops provide a unique opportunity to write in community in Southern Oregon. Participants generate writing from prompts and receive useful feedback in an encouraging environment. Weekly practice groups and special workshops are led in the Amherst Writers and Artists method. Writers’ Room Workshops are built to inspire, develop and celebrate each writer’s unique voice. Come join us!

Writers' Room Workshops

Writers' Room Workshops Blog
  • writersroomworkshops.com
  • Marion Denard
  • Medford, Jacksonville, Ashland
Writers’ Room Workshops provide a unique opportunity to write in community in Southern Oregon. Participants generate writing from prompts and receive useful feedback in an encouraging environment. Weekly practice groups and special workshops are led in the Amherst Writers and Artists method. Writers’ Room Workshops are built to inspire, develop and celebrate each writer’s unique voice. Come join us!

















Elaine Frenett's book, Traveling Conversations,
is available at lulu.com.