Adult Classes 2017-04-24T15:04:56+00:00

Colored Pencil Drawing at Emerald Art Center –   

The purpose of the class is for a student to learn how to draw with colored pencils by exploring the different techniques. The instruction includes learning about colored pencil basic tools (paper, pencils etc), color theory, how to lay down color, layering the pencils, and different techniques to create a beautiful piece of art while continuing to developing your artist’s eye, to name a few. This is done though lecture, demonstrations, exercises and drawing.  Basic drawing skills required.

The course objective is 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.

This is a course that can be repeated to improve skills or a person may start at any time and receive the basic education while seeing the progress of the other students.

Thursdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.  $15.00 per class

Call 541-726-8595 for more information

Alan M. Clark – Award Winning Artist…..Offering Free Classes

Alan M. Clark’s twenty year career has spiraled out from surreal artwork and illustration into collaborations with other artists, fiction writing, collaborations with other fiction writers, anthology editing, book publishing, and much more. In all things, Clark demonstrates a roving curiosity, a sly sense of humor, and a talent for finding the disturbingly surreal, yet human, element in his art.

Alan grew up in Tennessee in a house full of bones and old medical books. His awards include the World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards. He is the author of seventeen books, including ten novels, a couple of novellas, four collections of fiction, some of them lavishly illustrated, and a nonfiction full-color book of his artwork.

Clark’s artwork has appeared on books for publishers as diverse as Ace Books and Night Shade Books, ROC and Cemetery Dance Publications, McGraw-Hill and Borderlands Press. Magazine work has included paintings and illustrations for Amazing Stories, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, and Weird Tales. Short fiction by Clark has appeared in More Phobias, The Silver Web, and The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, among others. Clark has also published several books under his IFD publishing imprint founded by Clark, including several books of Clark’s art matched to stories inspired by his art, to much critical acclaim. Books from other publishers include the oversized Pain Doctors of Suture Self General (Arts Nova Press). This medically themed horror-humor coffee table book, with its combination of stunning full-color plates by Clark and collaborative text, is well worth seeking out, although currently not in print.

A four-time Chesley Award winner for his art and a World Fantasy Award winner for best artist, Clark has recently released a retrospective of his art entitled The Paint in My Blood.

Check out his website at

Photoshop Tutoring with Alan M. Clark

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.

Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00,  FREE

Call 541-726-8595 for more information

Learn Painting and Drawing with Alan M. Clark

Helping to guide you toward your creative vision in painting, drawing and/or illustration. 

On- going drop in class starts April 18th.  All levels welcome.

Tuesdays 1:00-4:00,  FREE

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Figure Drawing – every Wednesday night 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Figurative drawing sessions have a model who at the end of each session chooses her favorite drawing for display in the gallery for the week.

Cost per session is $6.00 for 2 1/2 hours of drawing.