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
Do not miss the National Juried Show on display now through the month of May!
It’s our 12th Annual Emerald Spring Exhibition – National Painting Competition. Awards will be presented on Friday, May 5th at 6:30 and artists and members only are able to participate in the Judge’s Critique at 5:30. It’s a rare opportunity to hear and understand why our judge, Ruth Armitage, chose the winners. Open to public now and the big reception will take place on 2nd Friday.
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!
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, 6:30 – 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
Continuing Adult Classes
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.
CLASSES FOR ADULTS
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.
Join author and illustrator Alan M. Clark for his FREE classes Tuesdays 1:00-4:00! Alan is giving back to his community by providing this wonderful opportunity to learn and be inspired. Click here to see more about Alan.
Photoshop Tutoring With Alan M. Clark – Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00. Learn how to digitally prepare images for reproduction and use of the PhotoShop Program. You will need this program on your laptop for hands-on training. Alan will be using his computer to walk students through each process. Space is limited to 4 students. FREE
Learn Painting & Drawing with Alan M. Clark – Ongoing drop-in class, Tuesdays beginning April 18th. All levels welcome. 1-4 pm. FREE
Stay tuned for new adult classes coming in 2017!
Youth Art Works! Free Saturday Art Classes for Kids Ages 6-12.
Class size is limited. Call (541) 726-8595 to register.
May 6, 1—3 pm: Volume & Shape of Living Forms with Jac Hoffman – Learning gestures and basic drawing skills to build to other art approaches.
May 13, 1-3 pm: Create your own Mother’s Day Cards with Ellen Gabehart – A variety of materials will be available to help express feelings about Mom.
May 20, 1-3 pm: Painting with David CP Placencia – Learn a wide variety of techniques & skills painting your way to creative self-expression
May 27, 1-3pm: Watercolor Painting with Shawney Goings — Discover the appeal and flexibility of creating art with watercolor paints.
ARTS IN THE NEWS
KLCC radio explains how Emerald Art Center and the arts community are revitalizing downtown Springfield.
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.
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE AT EMERALD ART CENTER!
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!