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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

February Featured Artist Jill Atkin.  “An Extravaganza of Color”

The quote,”Artists have no choice but to express their lives,” perfectly sums up my philosophy of art and life.

In my past, I have been fortunate to live and paint in many varied places; from endless skies of Montana to the lush green landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

I have painted with the challenges inherent of Plein Air: bugs, heat, wind, rain and lots of snow in Wyoming. While coming home to the quietness of my studio.

Almost every medium has called to me at some point in time, which could be both fun and frustrating in process. However, I always return to my favorite…pastels. A somewhat overlooked medium, they are such beguiling little sticks of pure pigment!

February Guest Exhibit is “Emerging Artists of Fine Art Photography” featuring works of three dynamic fine art photographers selected from the September 2016 Autumn Juried Photography Show at EAC.  The exhibit features portraits by Matthew DeFeo, landscapes by Deigh Bates and urban landscapes by Adam Bernard.  The exhibit is sponsored by Photography at Oregon.

These exhibits showing now through March 3rd, 2017

Second Friday Art Walk 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Join Emerald Art Center every second Friday for lively evening of art in Springfield.  Meet and greet our featured artists, learn from artist demos and enjoy and evening out on the town!

MEMBER NEWS

Board of Director’s Meeting:  3rd Tuesday each month,  10 am-12 pm. Regular meeting of our Board of Directors. Members are always welcome to attend.

Members’ Meeting & Presentations:    3rd Tuesday each month, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Join artists/members for artist demos, lectures and surprises.  People who are interested in joining Emerald Art Center are welcome to attend these meetings as well to learn more about the center and get acquainted with other artists.

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Workshop February 2017

Drawing for Absolute Beginners with Cara Brasted.  A series of 6 two hour classes, Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm.  The first hour will focus on drawing exercises and techniques.  The second hour will be for practice and producing artwork.  Open to adults over 18.  Drop ins welcome.  Call to register and get more information.

Colored Pencil Drawing at Emerald Art Center with D.L. Zanetta.  Thursdays 2:00-4:00 pm.  The objective of this class will be to teach people about colored pencils as a drawing medium, through examples and then practicing in and outside of class.  Students will be able to pick projects they want to work on.  Basic drawings skills required.

Mixed Media with Jill Cardinal  New Ways to Make Meaning:  Beginning a Mixed Media Visual Journal.  Take your first liberating steps in the process of making and learning to use a mixed media art journal.  Make a simple book to work in, create layered backgrounds to provide depth and richness to our pages and sample a wide variety of exciting mixed media materials and basic techniques.

Workshops for March 2017

“Going Green” Watercolor workshop with award winning artist and instructor Linda Aman.  This workshop is designed to help you develop your eye and skills for using a variety of greens in your art.  We will use premixed greens as well as greens you create.  Some mixes will add warmer or cooler colors to enhance understanding of color theory and the variety you can use to bring harmony in your work.  The painting will concentrate on the techniques for luminous greens in a succulent.

Watercolor workshop with Dale Kurtz will emphasize the importance of texture to create interesting vegetation (trees, bushes, grasses and distant hillsides) and skies (especially thunderheads) to give painting depth and contrast.  Dale will provide spray bottles and useful techniques to show the student how to create a variety of textures unique to his paintings.  He will perform a variety of exercises to help students understand value and color.

 Workshops for April 2017
Empower your art with texture, color and focus in this mixed media workshop with Alx Fox.  Unleash your creativity!  During this three day workshop, through the use of texture, innovative layering techniques and bold color using acrylics, explore new ways to enhance your creative process with fresh ideas.  This will be an exhilarating time to unleash your passion for creating distinctive works.  Discover mark making to enhance your point of focus.  Loosen up and enjoy the freedom of creating dynamic abstracts with the use of bold blended colors, emphasis will be on discovering your own intuitive way of expression through art.

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Join us for our Adult Valentine Collage Class.  February 11th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.   Have fun with Donna Stearn making your own Valentine.

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.

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.

Stay tuned for new adult classes coming in 2017!

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

January 14th, 2017  Come enjoy an afternoon with Debra Harrow learning about watercolor.

January 21st, 2017   TBD

January 28th, 2017  It’s Zentangle with Wendy Hoffman!

Youth Art Works! Free Saturday Art Classes for Kids Ages 6-12. See Children’s Classes page for information. Class size is limited.  Call (541) 726-8595 to register.

ARTS IN THE NEWS

The Register Guard featured a great story on our featured artist of the month, Robert Cipes, click here for the story.

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.

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