June 11, 12, and 13
10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
$405 AAC Members, $450 General
It’s time to expand your knowledge of outdoor painting with a master in the field and improve in ways you didn’t know you needed to. In this special three-day workshop taught by visiting artist Carol Peek you will explore the fundamentals of painting landscapes en plein air. Carol is a well-known horse and landscape painter with a studio in West Petaluma, CA. Her paintings glow with atmospheric light and connect viewers emotionally to a scene or animal’s portrait. Click here to learn more and sign up for the workshop. If you have any questions, please contact Education Director Kara Q Lewis at karaQlewis@gmail.com.
“I was so grateful to attend Carol’s workshop in her home base of West Petaluma. It was a wonderful three-day plein air experience. We focused on “seeing” the landscape and understanding color relationships, especially with value and temperature. She discussed Josef Albers’ color theories, demonstrating as she went along. She gave a talk on the first day and short demos at the start of each outdoor painting session. We received lots of personal attention throughout the day. At each day’s end, we lined up our pieces and could clearly see our daily improvements. Carol wanted everyone to go home feeling good about their paintings. She was super friendly and a great instructor with a sincere interest in helping her students improve.”
- Dody Clifford, artist and AAC Artist Member
Tuesday, May 21, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
We’re looking forward to this insightful workshop led by marketing expert Mark Dennett. Registration forms are available at Ashland Art Center or online. $15 for AAC members, $20 general. For more information, click here. See you there!
“Mark has a very unique approach to marketing and engaging customers. It’s a contemporary approach that responds to the tough times we’re living in today. With a graduate degree in marketing and as Executive Director of Ashland Art Center, I have a lot of experience with this subject matter. One thing you’ll hear often in marketing is that you need to ‘educate’ the consumer about your product. Mark has a different message. In his workshop, he talks about creating an experience for your client or customer. He is respectful of the customer, recognizing their needs and expectations. I’m thrilled Mark is presenting his marketing approach at the Art Center, and I look forward to hearing what you learned from the experience.”
- Denise Baxter, Executive Director, Ashland Art Center
We are pleased to announce, Kay Hagen is our Print Studio artist-in-residence for the spring session. A licensed clinical social worker, Kay uses art in her practice, which helps individuals with disabilities. She discovered printmaking four years ago and fell in love with the process. She learns from her printmaking experiences and works to make the processes her own. Her focus is mainly hard ground printing and layering effects. Recently, she started experimenting with mono printing with AAC artist Denise Kester. During her residency, Kay is looking forward to creating a new series of pieces with the theme of “Purpose and Hope.” Because for Kay: “If we don’t have purpose and hope, we don’t have a lot to give.” Welcome Kay! Have fun printing. We look forward to your show in the Print Studio on First Friday, July 5.
Image: “Bird in Tree” by Kay Hagen
Congratulations to Hannah Sohl and her team of volunteers! It’s A Rogue Thing: Bringing Climate Concerns Home was an amazing success. We are so happy and proud to have been a part of this Salmon-making, awareness-raising community art project. It brought the community together with art and the goal of making positive changes in our government policies toward our treatment of the planet. There were close to 1300 tiles, making a 117 ft. long salmon! One tile was made by a 2 year old. Another by a 87 year old. Over 400 people showed up to see the salmon and participate in the day of action. Photos of the Pacific salmon, and the participants and supporters, will be sent to local leaders, state representatives, and on to President Barack Obama. For more photos and information, check out the following links:
Facebook: Rogue Climate Art
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