Southern Oregon Art Education - Teaching Artists

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Stefan Baumann


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  • Romantic Realism in Oil
  • www.thegrandview.org
  • Phone: 530.926.2230
  • Classes Every Thursday:
  • Central Art Supply Studio, Medford
Stefan Bauman is a professional artist who believes that "Anyone can learn how to oil paint, all it takes is desire." With 35 years teaching experience, he helps students develop their technique and style as they define their own vision. Stefan's enthusiasm, vast experience, and artistic competence inspire students to reach their next level of ability.
Fine Artist Sue Bennett paints a variety of subjects, including homes, buildings and other architectural subjects. Visit artist Sue Bennett's website to learn more about her and the classes she teaches and see her online gallery!

Sue Bennett

Sue Bennett is a classically trained artist who paints to express beauty, and has taught art for many years in classes and workshops in several states and Canada. "My intent is to capture the heart of the subject and I get completely caught up in it." Her paintings have been included in over 45 exhibits around the nation. She works most frequently in transparent watercolor, however she also enjoys opaque watermedia and pastel.
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 directory.
Artist Janis Lacey Ellison of Grants Pass, Oregon paints landscapes in oil and pastel. Her work is highly sought after. Click to visit Janis Ellison's website and view galleries of her beautiful artwork.

Janis Lacey Ellison

  • Plein Air Paintings in Pastel
  • www.janisellison.com
  • Phone: 541.218.9788
  • Grants Pass
A credentialed and experienced teacher, Janis has the ability to help take you to the next level in your art and individualize your instruction to help you develop your strengths and your own painting style. She will demonstrate simple techniques and provide plenty of individual attention in an atmosphere where you are free to explore and experiment. See Janis' listing in the Visual Artists directory.
"Two Brushes, One Hand," Jacksonville artist, teacher, visual journaling workshop facilitator  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. Private or group classes are available.
Visit Ink and Oil's website!

Mark Hannah, Ink & Oil

  • 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.
I primarily work with acrylics in landscape and nature themes.  The beauty of Southern Oregon inspires my work, though I use abstraction and bright colors to convey emotion.   I am an award-winning artist with art in private collections nationwide.  I offer my work either in original form or as fine giclee prints.  I also teach painting and mixed media classes.

Pam Haunschild


Visit Pam's Pileated Studios Facebook page
  • Pileated Studios
  • www.pamhaunschild.com
  • Phone: 541.941.1202
  • See my work at Ashland Art Center

I primarily work with acrylics in landscape and nature themes. The beauty of Southern Oregon inspires my work, though I use abstraction and bright colors to convey emotion. I am an award-winning artist with art in private collections nationwide. I offer my work either in original form or as fine giclee prints. I also teach painting and mixed media classes.
Fine Artist Anne Brooke Hawkins is a an accomplished watercolorist in Jacksonville, Oregon whose paintings depict a range of subjects including homes, buildings and other architectural subjects. Click to visit Anne Brooke's website to learn more and see her online art gallery!

Anne Brooke Hawkins

  • Specializing in Watercolor
  • Brooke Watercolor
  • Phone: 541.899.3759
  • 500 W. Oak Street
  • Jacksonville, by appointment

A member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Anne's award winning watercolors have been displayed throughout the West Coast. She has taught drawing and watercolor for 15 years, helping to develop many prize-winning artists, and recently formed Art Presence, a group promoting Jacksonville visual artists.
Visit Jo Ann Manzone's Dreamweaving Designs website

Dreamweaving Designs

  • Jo Ann Manzone  
  • 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 Leah's website to learn more about her art classes! Click here

Leah Fanning Mebane


Visit Leah Mebane's facebook pageView Leah Mebane's LinkedIn profileLeah Fanning Mebane's Earth Art Blog
  • Fine Art Teacher
  • Fanning Art
  • Phone: 541.890.6533
  • Studio in Ashland, by appointment

Leah exhibits her abstract and portraiture work nationally and internationally and has been commissioned for over 400 paintings over the past 15 years. Her studio is in Ashland where she teaches painting, drawing, art marketing and making natural earth paints.
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.
Artist Norm Rossignol of Medford, Oregon paints in watercolor and pastel, favoring painting outdoors en plein air. His love of painting outside has been the moving force behind the formation of more than one plein air painting group. Pictured is Mountain Home, original watercolor painting by Norm Rossignol

Norm Rossignol


Follow Norm and PASSO on Facebook Click to read the latest on Norm Rossignol's blog!Norm is the founder and director of PASSO, the Plein Air Society of Southern Oregon. PASSO is an informal group organized to promote the interest and appreciation of Plein Air Painting in Southern Oregon, and to develop our personal skills and knowledge of this method of artwork.  Click to visit PASSO's facebook page or see his listing below to email Norm for more information.Member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists
  • Specializing in Plein Air Watercolors
  • www.normrossignolart.com
  • 541.535.2609
  • Phoenix, by appointment
  • Please call after 10AM or before 9PM
Norm Rossignol is offering watercolor instruction to beginning and intermediate students in, Phoenix Or. These six week, 3 hr. classes will give the student the "Must have knowledge" in learning about materials and basic techniques applied in creating beautiful watercolor paintings. See Norm's listing in the Visual Artists directory
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.
Hills Aglow, original oil painting by Ashland artist Silvia Trujillo

Silvia Trujillo


Visit Silvia's facebook page!!Follow Silvia's blog!Find Silvia's art on Zatista!
Silvia Trujillo is now offering private painting & drawing instruction to intermediate and advanced students in Eugene and Ashland focusing on understanding color mixing and harmonies, use of warm/cool color temperatures for receding planes, and handling lost/found edges for conveying form. These advanced principals will take your artwork to a new level & encourage development of an individual style.
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.
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Southern Oregon Artists Resource

  • Art Matters! - SOAR's blog
  • Phone: 541.899.2012  
  • Mail: PO Box 914
  • Jacksonville, OR 97530
Founder Hannah West created SOAR to drive traffic to member sites, increase online visibility for our region's art community and promote its members to residents and visitors. Listings are $35/year and include syndication of your blog, posting your classes, shows and events on our online calendar and press releases at our companion blog Art Matters!. We also offer reasonably priced advertising. Let us promote YOU!







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