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art Classes

Classes are limited to 12 & filling fast so hurry!

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Contact Katie Stocks at for questions regarding classes.


Exploring Art with Ellen

Children will love drawing with Ellen! She is patient and calm and works students through the drawing process step by step.  The lessons will revolve around the seasons and holidays.

Designed especially for your child, ages 6-10 .


April 22, May 20, June 3 July 8


$90 for children of members

$110 for children of non-members

Mindfully and gently led by artist and instructor Ellen Gabehart

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Paint Party at Emerald Art Center

Each month, Sarah a professional working artist will guide participants through an acrylic painting. Register for each month separately.  Beginners are welcome and gently guided through the process.


Sundays April 2

Sunday May 7

Sunday June 4


$ 45 for members; $50 for non-members.

All materials are provided

Professionally taught by Sarah Shines Art

FUNdamentals of Drawing

Each month, Pam, a retired art teacher, will explore additional aspects of drawing. She will be talking about integrating the elements of art, techniques using charcoal on different papers, and demystifying portraits using ourselves as models. 


April 5, May 3, June 7

1st Wednesday of the month


$65 for members; $75 for non-members.

Individual Classes: $25 members; $30 non-members.

All funds go towards the Emerald Art Center Class Scholarship funds, minus any materials needed for the class.

Thoughtfully taught by Pam Horn

May Flowers

Katie is obsessed with Spring and flowers, trees and gardens!  Let’s paint the freshness of new life using watercolor along with Micron pens, masking fluid, and other products to produce interesting results.  These new projects will be presented in a supportive environment. Class time will involve demonstration, practice, questions, and positive critiques of the work. Beginner and Intermediate level painters are encouraged to have basic skills in brushwork and creating washes. Sign up soon, as this is a popular class.  Limited to 12 artists.            


Tues. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6th                   1:00-3:30                                                            $165 members/$175 non-members.                  

A materials list will be provided upon registration.  Joyfully taught by Katie Stocks

Framing for the Artist

This class will provide an understanding of the ABC’s of picture framing, methods, materials, and design for two-dimensional arts on paper, board or canvas. You will learn why a good frame job can make your art stand out from the rest; how to frame different mediums; how to choose the right frame for the right art; tips and ideas to stay within your budget.  No materials needed.  Please do not bring personal artwork for framing.


Two separate opportunities to take this class will be May 6 and June 10.

Sign up for one or the other.


$50 members/$60 for non-members

Professionally taught by Patricia Carroll

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Yupo Explored

Combining Yupo (“plastic paper”) and watercolors may seem like a bad idea... BUT... they can actually play well together and create some incredibly fresh and unique images that you cannot acquire with any other surface or paper. This one-day class will concentrate on using a variety of techniques on/with Yupo to create interesting and vibrant “starts” that can become finished paintings.


During class we will create planned and unplanned starts. For a “planned” result, we would have an idea of what we wanted to create: maybe a waterfall, a red rock scene, an animal, a flower, or a building. For the unplanned start we would use techniques like a wet into wet background, a beaded wash, “twins” technique, or a dynamic wash.


Experience level does not matter. You just need to let the watercolors and the Yupo play together and “get out of the way” ... and know that if you don’t like where something is headed, you can take it to the sink and wash it off!

·      June 24

·      9:30-3:30

·      Early bird registration June 17 $60 (members and NON members)

·      $75 member- $85 Non-member

Thoughtfully instructed by Jo Dunnick

Call Tom at 541-726-8595 if unable to register online.

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