Art Education - Workshops & Retreats

View announcements of classes, workshops and artist retreats
offered by our listed art education providers at Art Matters!

You can also find class and workshop dates in our online event calendar,
then add them to your own Google calendar or desktop iCal.

Visit the Ascend Young Creatives Conference 2021 website!

Ascend Young Creatives Conference 2022

Join other creatives from across the West Coast at ASCEND 2022 creatives conference and workshops July (14th early bird classes) 15 & 16th in Jacksonville! And sign up early as some class sizes are limited. Inspiring professional instructors, captivating speakers, with 4 major FOCUS PATHS to choose from. Oil Painting with Frank Ordaz and see his original works with Lucas Film and so much more. Filmmaking with Jeff Bates from The Chosen. Thrive in your craft, impact culture, get energized by fellow creatives, and confidently forge ahead! Use SOAR coupon for $25 discount. Register at by July 10th. Check us out on YouTube.
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Stefan Baumann

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  • Romantic Realism in Oil
  • Phone: 530.926.2230
  • Classes Every Thursday:
  • Central Art Supply Studio, Medford
Stefan Baumann has successfully painted and taught oil painting classes in the Bay area for the past 35 years. He also offers 3-day plein air workshops in Mt. Shasta with numerous easily accessible locations to paint, delicious food, focused instruction, and critiques. He also provides instruction through his PBS series, "The Grand View," which appears on local Create TV and PBS stations.
Visit Central Art Supply's website for more information

Central Art Supply

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  • Dan and Ann Ebert, owners
  • Phone: 541.773.1444
  • Fax: 541.773.2122
  • 101 N. Central Ave., Medford
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6; Sat 10-5
As a two generation family business, Central Art Supply has been supplying our art community with the best tools available for local artists to create for over 30 years. We carry a large range of brushes, paints, canvases, pencils and drawing pads and a great deal more. We also provide custom framing services and classes by top art instructors.
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Anna Elkins

Visit Anna Elkins' Poetry blog at BlogspotAnna's Prophetic Art Workshop WordPress blog.
  • art + word + spirit
  • Picasa Web Gallery
  • Phone: 541.778.0811
  • Jacksonville
A painter and poet, I play in the crossroads of art & spirit. I've had the honor to create and exhibit art in the United States, Europe & Micronesia. Creative people and artists interested in exploring the creation of prophetic art and poetry can advance their techniques in my workshops. I also offer private tutoring. Please visit my blogs for more information. See Anna's artist listing in the Visual Artists and Literary Arts directories.
Visit Fiber Arts Collective's website to learn more about what they can do for you!

Fiber Arts Collective

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  • 37 North Third Street
  • Ashland, OR 97520
  • Contact: Tanya Bemis

The Fiber Arts Collective is a space in Ashland, Oregon where fiber artists come together to collaborate, work, teach, and sell their work. We also sell beautiful fabrics.
Visit Wendy Gell's website

Wendy Gell

  • Fashion Jewelry Designer
  • Phone: 541.535.1954 
  • Talent
Wendy Gell is best known for her sumptuous costume jewelry, particularly her "wristy" (a wide, bejewelled cuff bracelet), which has been worn by movie stars, supermodels and television personalities. Wendy and her jewelry have been featured on the Oprah Show and numerous fashion magazine covers. Wendy also paints pet portraits and creates mixed media collage pieces encrusted with jewels and found objects, which she calls "Gelastic Art."
Visit Grants Pass Museum of Art's website to learn more!

Grants Pass Museum of Art

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  • Phone: 541-479-3290
  • 229 SW G Street, Grants Pass
  • Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 10am- 5pm

Grants Pass Museum of Art is the city's primary resource for exhibitions and collections of fine art since 1979. Located in the heart of the historic old town, our galleries offer opportunities for learning, introspection and connection with cultures from around the world. Please browse our website, and when in town, come visit the museum.
Visit Jo Ann Manzone's Dreamweaving Designs website

Jo Ann Manzone

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  • Dreamweaving Designs
  • See my work at:
  • Ashland Art Center, Ashland

Jo Ann is a fiber artist living in Ashland, Oregon. Over the years, Jo Ann has pursued her passion for fiber art by seeking new ways to utilize her knitting, weaving and felting skills to create fabric which she transforms into clothing and accessories. Jo Ann has a studio at the Ashland Art Center where she creates and teaches felting and other fiber art techniques.
Visit the Masterpiece Christian Fine Art Foundation website!

Masterpiece Christian Artists Conference

  • Connecting Culture to Christ...
    through Fine Art
  • Ashland
Sharpen your vision and purpose, refine your skills and pursue excellence in your craft while enjoying the camaraderie of other artists who desire to bring glory to God through their art!
Visit Project Space's website to learn more about their art education offerings!

Project Space

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  • Sarah F. Burns and Julian Bell
  • Phone: 541-621-7767
  • 106 Talent Ave Suite 5 - Talent
Project Space is the atelier of artists Sarah F. Burns and Julian Bell. Project Space hosts art shows, classes and events. Located in downtown Talent, OR and open Fridays during the summer of 2021. See website for more information.
Visit the Rogue Gallery and Art Center's website to learn more about fine art classes and workshops for kids and adults!

Rogue Gallery & Art Center

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  • Phone: 541.772.8118 x301
  • 40 S. Bartlett Street, Medford
The premier destination for art inspiration and education since 1960, with unique art exhibitions and a full roster of art classes. Discover your creative self, develop perspective or practice your technique. From open studios to intense topical workshops, new and seasoned artists can explore a variety of mediums and techniques in our large, well-equipped classroom in the heart of Medford. Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart...Boldly Create!
Click to visit Scrappy Craft's website

Scrappy Craft Fine Arts

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  • Fine Art & Scrapbooking Supplies
  • Phone: 541.512.0040  or
  • Toll Free: 888.636.6865
  • 511 North Main Street
  • Phoenix, OR 97535   Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5:30, Sun 12-5 Starting 5/4/2020
We are your complete fine art and drawing materials store, with name brands at an affordable price. We carry items for the professional or student, with discounts to both. We also offer a variety of art classes - Click here to view our current schedule.
Click to visit Southern Oregon Clay Distributors website

Southern Oregon Clay Distributors

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  • Johnathan & Felix
  • Phone/Text: 541.535.1311
  • 1134 Suncrest Road
  • Talent, OR 97535
  • Hours: Wed-Sat 11-3

We are the local supplier for everything related to Pottery and Ceramics. We supply clay, raw materials, firings with kilns, sales of kilns and wheels as well as lessons.
Visit Southern Oregon Guild's website to learn more!

So. Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans

Visit SO Guild Gallery & Art Center's facebook page
  • Phone:541.659.3858 or 541.592.5019
  • RCC Kerby Campus
    24353 Redwood Hwy, Kerby, OR
  • Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 10am- 4pm
The SO Guild Gallery & Art Center is home to the SO Guild of Artists and Artisans. The Guild welcomes you to its gallery where it offers classes, special events, and ever-changing exhibits of Guild members' work, with art and fine crafts including work in both 2D and 3D media painting, jewelry, fiber & fabric arts, woodcraft, sculpture, pottery, and a gift gallery.
Artist Roxanne Evans Stout of Keno, Oregon works in encaustic and assemblage / collage using natural materials and found objects to create poignant scenes and memoirs. Her blog is thoughtful with a dreamy edge and well worth reading. Click to visit Roxanne Evans Stout's website for a great read and lots of beautiful pictures of her art

Roxanne Evans Stout

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  • River Garden Studio
  • Phone: 541.883.7686
  • Keno, Oregon
A mixed media artist, I am inspired by the natural history of the mountains and river lands in Southern Oregon. I love collage and book arts and have shown my art throughout the US and locally at Illahe Gallery in Ashland and Paschal Winery in Talent. I have been published in online collaborations and art zines, nationally in Cloth Paper Scissors, and I'm a featured artist in "The Pulse of Mixed Media" by Seth Apter. I also teach and design art workshops.
Writers' Room is a space for your creative voice where you can explore writing in a supportive environment. We write together, study craft, and receive useful feedback. Are you new to writing? Beginning in again? Do you have an established writing practice and are looking for community? Writers' Room welcomes all experience levels and genres. Weekly writing groups and special workshops meet at the Writers' Room studio in Jacksonville. Give your creativity the space it needs at Writers' Room!

Writers' Room Workshops

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  • Marion Denard
Writers’ Room is a space for your creative voice where you can explore writing in a supportive environment. We write together, study craft, and receive useful feedback. Are you new to writing? Beginning in again? Do you have an established writing practice and are looking for community? Writers’ Room welcomes all experience levels and genres. Weekly writing groups and special workshops meet at the Writers’ Room studio in Jacksonville. Give your creativity the space it needs at Writers’ Room!

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