Nancy is a graduate of the Design Department at UC Davis and holds a secondary teaching credential in Art and English. Unfortunately, her teaching career was brief due to moving about for her husband’s career, and soon thereafter she was busy raising twin boys. Her desire for painting in oils and acrylics, which was also encouraged by her artist mother, had to take a backseat in those early years and it wasn’t until 4 ½ years ago that the interest was rekindled, but his time watercolor became her passion.
She has studied with two instructors in the Grants Pass area and signs up for every workshop that scheduling will permit. Her paintings have taken many first place ribbons and People’s Choice awards in local studio shows as well as the Josephine County Fair. She is a Past President of the Josephine County Artists Association, a member of the Rogue Gallery, the Grants Pass Museum of art and the Southern Oregon Society of Artists. Eager to share her watercolor passion with others , she looks forward to working with the folks at The Artist Attic to bring affordable, interesting and challenging classes to the Southern Rogue Valley.
Beginning Students: Beginning students will learn the fundamentals of art theory through the use of basics watercolor techniques and will be instructed in developing composition, texture, drama through the use of strong value gradations, and color mixing. Projects will include paintings of florals, still lifes, animals, landscapes and nature studies. The basic designs for all works will be provided in class. This class is offered to those who have never been exposed to watercolors and have had little art instruction and little or no experience painting in any other medium. a list of suggested materials will be provided prior to the first class or a low cost starter kit may be purchased.
Intermediate Students: The class for intermediate students is designed for those who have had some basic watercolor instruction and are ready to begin composing their own paintings with sample sketches and use of color, samples of compositions from which to work, and a gentle critique of the students' progress at the end of each class. The goals is to help students expand their watercolor instruction through on-going projects, yet allowing the students to create original works. A list of suggested supplies will be provided prior to the first class.
All Classes are on-going, so you may jump in at any time! Cost is $60 a month, and you have the choice of four classes, which are held Mondays 9:300-12:30, and 1:00-4:00 or on Tuesdays 9:30-12:30, and 1:00-4:00
Please contact Nancy Graham for more information or to sign up for one of here classes!
Her phone number is 541 779 1697 and/or her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Watercolors have been her creative source since the 1980's and she loves exploring the endless possibilities this medium allows. Kay is both enthusiastic and passionate about panting in her colorful, loose and interpretive style. Currently her art is in collections in Koln, Bachingen and Reinsdorf, Germany, Krems and Vienna, Austria Ryd Sweden, Whales, UK, Rochester Victoria, Australia, Baja, Mexico and many states throughout the USA (from Maine to Florida and to the West Coast). She is an active member of Watercolor Society of Oregon and has also won recognition's in international art challenges of specifically assigned subjects in both "SAA" and "UBA" art societies.
Her early years of watercolor instruction began with workshops by artists Judy Morris, Sharon Wesner and the late Bruce Butte. In 2015, she attended a workshop in Sonoma, CA instructed by Jean Haines, a world famous watercolor artist, author and instructor from London, UK. Kay was born in a Denmark refugee camp and adopted at the age of two by an American farm couple in their late 60's from Blodgett, OR. In 1971, she moved to Gold Rey Ranch Estates where she enjoyed life for many years along the Rogue River. Her work was signed Kay Daniels until 2007 when she married Chuck Myer and now lives happily in Medford, OR.
Like many crafters today, Marti Arrell tried many different mediums until she found just the right fit.
Throughout her life she has always been involved with some kind of craft. As a child, she started with embroidery, then moved on to crochet and knitting when she got married. From there, she got into crewel embroidery and started dabbling in quilting while attending college. She progressed to tole and china painting when her girls were little, and eventually went back to quilting when her smallest started school full time. Marti also started the Azalea Quilters Guild in Brookings, which is still going strong today. After all the many different crafts Marti had been involved in, it wasn’t until she picked up a rubber stamp for the first time that she found her true love – card making and ATC’s. She took that passion and bought a rubber stamp and scrapbooking store, Creating Lasting Memories, in Brookings. She owned the shop for 6 ½ years and then sold it back to the original owner, who still has the business to this day.
After moving to Medford several years ago, Marti found she really missed the companionship of fellow crafters and decided to get back into teaching. She is currently teaching Introduction to Copics, which will be a beginning class as well as a refresher course for those who have previously attended a beginning class. Unlike most beginning Copic classes taught, she will not only introduce the student to the markers, but then immediately guide them in creating their first Copic colored card. She hopes to continue to teach a Copic card every month. Marti has her Standard and Intermediate Copic Certification certificates, as well as her certificates from Copic Workshops from 2013 and 2014.
Beginnings Classes: This is beginning class or a refresher course if you have attended a previous beginning class. In this 3 hour class the student will learn the basics of Copics and will immeditly apply this information to complete their first Copic colored card. everyone must take a beginning Copic class before taking any future Copic classes. Beginning classes are scheduled when enough students are avalible to hold a class. Beginning classes are $20.00 held from 9:30 -12:30. A supply list will be given upon sign-up of the class.
Copic Classes: These are normally held twice a month on a Wednesday and repeats the same class on Saturday. In these classes, you will devote the first 45 minutes or so learning a new technique before coloring and assembling the card. Class dates very in a month so check our Calendar for dates, or give us a call. Classes are from 9:30-12:30 Wednesday or Saturday and the cost per class is $15.
Please contact Marti Arrell for more information or to sign up for one of her classes!
Marti can be reached at 541 425 1236 or best if e-mailed at email@example.com
Terri is an award winning artist and teacher whose work has been collected for as long as she has taught (over 30 years). Her students have ranged in age from 3 to 93! Terri has taught in the public and private school of Florida where she lived until 2016. She is thrilled to be in the beautiful Rogue Valley. Terri currently teacher at RCC through the Department of Community Education. She regularly offers private art lessons and professional critiques. Terri is an extremely versatile artist who works in mixed media, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, color pencils, clay, ect. She was raised in Pennsylvania and in 1984 she graduated from out nation's number one visual art school, the Rhode Island School of Design. Taking a class with Terri means that one will be responsible for conceptual thinking and applying one's own creativity. Terri's strengths include: patience, guidance, kindness, showing students how she uses a medium and critiquing which she views as one of the most important aspects of the art process.
Acrylic Classes: As a professional artist, I will teach you all that I know! Since all students will be at different levels, I want to make sure that students have an understanding of color theory. So if you have not ever made a color wheel, that will be a basic beginning project. I want to make sure that students understand the acrylic medium, so exploration of acrylics will happen with teacher assigned projects. Students May also begin painting their own ideas and subject matter which they are interested in and I am there to help guide through critique and/or demonstration. All Classes are on-going, so you may jump in at any time!
Classes are offered Wednesday evenings 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Cost of the class is $15.
Please contact Terri Regotti for more information or to sign up for one of her classes!
She can be reached at 541 500 1319 or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Hanna has taught art for 20 years, all ages, all medias. She is certified by the state of Oregon to teach art and taught 16 years in the Eugene school district. She is now interested in providing opportunities for fun with art teaching older adults including people experiencing some physical challenges. The class is open to anyone, any level. But she really wants to encourage beginners. You are never too old to make art!
Drawing Classes - Anyone Can Draw - this class will teach the basic skills that can be used to draw anything, still life objects, animals, landscape objects, and people. Jean will draw with students to show them how. After mastering the beginning skills, students may bring in something that they would like to draw.
Classes are offered Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:30 and the cost per session is $12.00.
Please bring pencils, erasers, colored pencils, and a 9x12 sketch pad.
Please contact Jean Hanna at 541 517 5612 for more information or to sign up for classes!
The first Saturday of every month we hold a watercolor card making class. The instructor teaches three new techniques with three different cards that you make and walk away with after every class. Supplies are included and the cost is $15. Classes are on going and you may join at any time. Call us to sign up!
Check our calendar for new card making classes, we offer a variety of them throughout the year.
Watercolor card class: September 1st, 2018 from 1:30 - 3:30. Please call to sign up!
A Half-Day Workship with Jack Wiens.
Getting more comfortable drawing hands, feet and the clothed human form. Learning about foreshortening, proportions, depicting 3 dimensional bodies, seeing the human form with artist eyes.
Sunday September 16th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Materials needed: Sketch pad, 4b drawing pencil, kneaded eraser, any color medium you want to use.
The cost of the workshop is $30. To register: Call, text, e-mail Jack Wiens at 417-522-3414 or email@example.com
Jeannie is offer a basic alcohol inks class on September 23rd from 1:30-3:30. All supplies will be provided. Cost of the class is $30. At the end of the class, you will take home a finished project. Call the store to sign up and reserve your spot in the class today! Spaces are limited, once filled, you will be placed on a wait list.