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Emerald Spring Exhibition

National Juried Show

May 3 - June 3

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Emerald Spring Exhibition

National Juried Show

May 3 - June 3

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Emerald Spring Exhibition

National Juried Show

May 3 - June 3

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COMMUNITY

In The Arts

At the Emerald Art Center

Join the Community of Artists at Emerald Art Center

500 Main St., Springfield OR 97477 (541) 726-8595

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm

Emerald Art Center is a place where beginning and established artists join together to create and show their art in a historic building in downtown Springfield. And it’s a place for people in the community to view local and national art shows as well as attend classes and other events.  Come for a visit today.  Enjoy the art.  Become a member.

HAPPENINGS AT EMERALD ART CENTER

Emerald Spring Exhibition, May 3 – June 3. Our 11th Annual National Juried Show features 66 paintings from artists throughout the Northwest and nation. Visit the show and vote for the art you’d like to receive the People’s Choice Award.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Dawn Emerson “Degas and Beyond,” June 1-3, 2016: 9 am – 4 pm.  Degas was a pioneer in using subtractive monotypes to experiment with composition, mark making and color. Learn how to improve your composition and design skills using black soy based ink to make these monotypes. Then learn to add color with pastel.

Margaret Plumb “Art from the Heart,” June 20-22, 2016: 9 am – 4 pm.  Discover “art from your heart” by balancing technique and intuition and journeying past proficiency and fear. Come for a unique experience that includes live music, freeing-up exercises and demos. You will learn about values, composition, color and brush strokes.

Joyce Hicks “Create Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes With Easy-to-Paint Shapes,” June 27 – 30, 2016: 9:30 am – 4 pm. This workshop emphasizes techniques and strategies that transform ordinary scenes into extraordinary ones with watercolor. Joyce teaches simple, easy-to-learn methods that will appeal to and inspire beginners and seasoned artists alike.

Mary Alice Sinton “A Taste of Japanese Embroidery” June 27 -28, 2016: 9am – 4 pm. Join an expert in traditional Japanese embroidery, and learn this beautiful and unique form using both metal and silk threads.  You’ll have an opportunity to create one of four different designs during this exciting workshop using traditional Japanese materials and tools.

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

“Drawing for Absolute Beginners” with Ben Swetland.  Monday evenings June 6, 13, 20, 27:  6:30 – 9:30 pm. Come to learn about Technique, Scale, Perspective, Composition, Shading, and so much more…. $15 per drop-in class.

Open Figurative Drawing Sessions.  Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Weekly sessions with a model who at the end of each session chooses her favorite drawing for display in the gallery for the week. $6 for 2 1/2 hours.

Adult Painting Classes.  Thursday evenings 7 – 10 pm.  Come join artist, Alan M. Clark, for weekly painting sessions.  Alan provides guidance to all artists seeking instruction in acrylic, drawing and illustration. $15 for 3 hours.

Open Studio. Fridays 11 am-4 pm. Bring your favorite painting or other art project to work on in the company of other creatives.  Open studio is always FREE.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Free Saturday afternoon classes June 4, 11, and 18 from 1 – 3 pm:  Creating 3-D Standup Clowns, Painting a Giant Flower with Arylics, and Creating a Felt Snake.  Limited class size. Call 541.726.8595 to register. See Children’s Classes for details.

Coming soon!  Summer Art Day Camps at EAC – Art sessions for kids ages 6-10, 11-13 and 14-17. There will be a fee for these classes. Dates and subject matter will be finalized soon.

COMING SOON

The call to photographers for entries in our first Emerald Photography National Juried Show in September 2016 will be available next month.

ARTS IN THE NEWS

Lane Monthly magazine featured a full page article about activities at the art center in their edition on “Celebrating the Arts.” Click the link to read the story.

Current Workshops

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MUSIC & DANCE

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AND ALWAYS MORE ART

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE AT EMERALD ART CENTER!

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