Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Adults Classes

Art Classes

Learn to Love Watercolors and Pastels

Learn to Love Watercolors and Pastels

Recommended ages: 17+

Come to one or join both. Each session is considered a separate class. Class Description: I will discuss what elements to put in a painting, what to leave out, How to use photos as a reference, how to position subject matter on painting paper surface for the best visual impact. How to pick the proper size paper for the subject matter depicted. I will discuss outlets for students to sell art, including local business, art in parks, and the internet & of course local galleries. Also will discuss how to determine which pieces of art they produce have the best appeal to a large audience, therefore worth the investment to reproduce on note cards & prints. Becky has studied under several well known artists and instructors and is an active artist herself. She has been instructing watercolor classes at Crossroads for many years.

Equipment needed: Basic supply list available at Crossroads

Tuition: 16.00 per session for members/24.00 per session for nonmembers | Instructor: REBECCA MANCINO LITKE, INSTRUCTOR | Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm & 5;00 Pm to 7:00 PM | Dates: 2013-01-09 - 2019-12-25

Adult Open Studio  Ongoing Class

Adult Open Studio Ongoing Class

Recommended ages: 17+

Instructor: Paul Hoelscher Start date: Saturday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM OK to join any time! Age: 18+ Location: Downstairs Studio Cost: $16 per session or 4 sessions for $54 members--$24 per session or $86 for 4 sessions Non- Member Class Description: Come to the Art Center to learn and refine artistic skills of your choice with the encouragement and practical experience of artist/instructor Paul Hoelscher. The goal of this class is to offer an ongoing studio opportunity for people interested in any art medium or technique. Come and be around other creative people taking time to be artistic. There are often three or four different media being applied within the same small group, and this creates a supportive and inspiring experience. Paul’s versatility will be encouraging in whatever medium interests you. Give yourself some really positive art time and join us!

Tuition: $16.00 a session Member/ $24.00 a session nonmember | Instructor: Paul Hoelscher | Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Dates: 2018-03-03 - 2021-01-02

Open Painting and Drawing Studio

Open Painting and Drawing Studio

Recommended ages: 17+

Open Painting and Drawing Studio Instructor: No instructor-independent work time! Start date: Mondays. Please call in advance to assure that the studio is open. Time: 10 AM -2 PM Location: Downstairs Studio Cost: $5.00 a month Course Description: The downstairs studio is open to all members of Crossroads who would like to come and work on 2-d projects. Come and join anytime!

Tuition: $5.00 a month | Time: 10 am to 2 Pm | Dates: 2018-03-05 - 2021-01-04

Exploring Oil Painting- Ongoing Class

Exploring Oil Painting- Ongoing Class

Recommended ages: 17+

Instructor: Amy VanGaasbeck Dates: Every Tuesday ONGOING CLASS JOIN ANYTIME Time: 5:30 Pm-7:30 PM Location: Downstairs Studio Cost: $16.00 a session (members), $24.00 a session (non-member) Buy 4 sessions and get the 5th Session free! Ages: 15 to adult Supply list: At Crossroads Course Description: This class will teach beginning students how to paint with oils, and help more advanced students refine their skills. We will learn basic techniques, composition, and color theory. Students will learn to create original paintings, using objects from life and/or photographic reference. Our focus will be centered more on realism, rather than abstract. Each student will work at their own pace and will receive individual instruction as needed. Some objects will be available for use and inspiration in painting a still life; however, students are encouraged to bring their own objects and reference photos. Instructor: Amy VanGaasbeck has been a local success story by taking a hobby and making it into a successful art business. Crossroads is pleased to offer a weekly class in Oil painting where beginners can learn and experiment and intermediate and professional can get additional support and studio time!

Tuition: $16.00 a session Member/ $24.00 a session nonmember | Instructor: Amy VanGaasbeck | Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM | Dates: 2018-03-06 - 2020-03-24

Artful Soul Playing with Paper Dolls

Artful Soul Playing with Paper Dolls

Recommended ages: 17+

Artful Soul Playing with Paper Dolls “Artful Soul” is a series of classes with Dawn-Marie which engage your creative side with an introspective or meditative element. Instructor: Dawn- Marie De Lara Dates: May 28th (One day only!) Last date to sign up: Saturday May 26. Please sign up in advance. If you don’t, I can’t possibly know how much of what to pack up and bring. Time: 6-8 p.m. Price: $16.00 member/ $24.00 for NonMembers Sign up for all Artful Soul Classes and save $10.00-- $70.00 for members/ $100.00 for non-members. Supplies Provided: Paper, magazines and other printed ephemera, paint, markers, colored pencils… and stuff. Oh, and connectors, including the cool brad thingies. Student should bring: 9x12ish journal or Artful Soul Scrap Planner, or wirebound sketchbook to one day turn into a Scrap Planner; favorite pens, markers, colored pencils; old magazines if you have them, especially if you have a few to share. For this class, gather a few photos of your face through the years, preferably 1-2 inches head height. Age requirements: Adult 18 and over Skill Level: Beginner is fine Minimum number of students: 2 Maximum number of students: 10 Course Description: Not yo mama’s paper dolls, no siree! This paper form of the art doll will open avenues of self-exploration and provide a tactile, movable piece that can wander through your art journal. Come spend a Monday evening with your inner child, and those of a few other good souls, to explore how you really prefer to bend, move, ramble and run (or dance!) through your world. Art dolls are an amazing form of personal expression, and creating them can facilitate, healing, growth, and deepening joy. It can also take a lot of time to sculpt, sew, build, or otherwise craft them, but doing them in paper makes for almost instant gratification. We’ll cut and paste, color and connect (oooh, with those cool little brad thingies your first-grade teacher was so stingy with!), and generally enjoy exploring an old idea in fun new ways… or new ideas in fun old ways.

Tuition: $16.00 a session Member/ $24.00 a session nonmember | Instructor: Dawn Marie deLara | Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Dates: 2018-05-28 - 2018-05-28

Pet Potraiture

Pet Potraiture

Recommended ages: 17+

Saturday June 23rd One Day Only Location Upstairs Studio Supplies: Students should bring a printed photo of their pet, preferably in black and white, and between 5X7 in. to 8X10 in. in size. All other supplies will be provided by the teacher. Supplies include: drawing pencils, rulers, variety of erasers, drawing paper, handouts, variety of pens, and more. Age Requirements if any: 8+. Kids and adults welcome Skill Level Requirements if any: none, all levels welcome Minimum: 4 Maximum: 16 Learn about pencil drawing and ink drawing, while creating a portrait of your pet! We will do a series of drawing exercises, to learn different tricks for drawing with pencils and pens, and students will finish class by creating a portrait drawing of their pet. Learn how to draw with graphite and ink, while creating a portrait of your pet! We will do a few short exercises and in the process learn tricks for drawing animals, including: how to draw fur and other textures, and how to translate a photograph into a drawing. We will also learn about different kinds of pens, erasers, papers, and inks. Students will finish class by creating a portrait drawing of their pet. Welcome Back to Crossroads Jenna Lechner, Portland, OR Jenna Lechner is an illustrator, teacher, and writer living in Portland, OR. She is currently watching Scandal, drawing, and wearing a knit sweater out-of-season, probably. Jenna studied art and art history in Florence, Italy, and the University of Oregon. She received a bachelors of fine art degree (in printmaking) in 2010. She works in natural media like watercolor, gouache, and pen and ink. She also enjoys paper crafts, print media, and writing profiles in the third person.

Equipment needed: Students should bring a printed photo of their pet, preferably in black and white, and between 5X7 in. to 8X10 in. in size.

Tuition: $10.00 members, $15.00 nonmembers | Instructor: Jenna Lechner, Portland, OR | Time: 10 am to noon | Dates: 2018-06-23 - 2018-06-23

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Recommended ages: 17+

Saturday June 23rd One Day Only Location Upstairs Studio Supplies: I will bring all supplies. They include: rulers, watercolor paper, towels, artists tape, water brushes, watercolor pencils, plants. Age Requirements if any: Age 7+ Skill Level Requirements if any: None, beginners welcome Minimum: 4 Maximum: 16 Learn to draw plants from life, using direct observation. We will learn tricks and techniques for colored pencils and watercolor pencils. This class is great for beginners and intermediates: people interested in illustration, nature lovers, and for those who simply want to learn more drawing basics. This workshop is an opportunity to draw botanical subjects (plants & flowers) from life, using direct observation. We will learn special techniques for colored pencils and watercolor pencils, in addition to observational drawing. This class is great for beginners & intermediates, for aspiring illustrators, and for people who want to learn more about working with colored pencils and watercolor pencils. It is also a good class for those who want to learn how to watercolor: watercolor pencils are a great bridge and starting point to go from drawing to painting Welcome Back to Crossroads Jenna Lechner, Portland, OR Jenna Lechner is an illustrator, teacher, and writer living in Portland, OR. She is currently watching Scandal, drawing, and wearing a knit sweater out-of-season, probably. Jenna studied art and art history in Florence, Italy, and the University of Oregon. She received a bachelors of fine art degree (in printmaking) in 2010. She works in natural media like watercolor, gouache, and pen and ink. She also enjoys paper crafts, print media, and writing profiles in the third person. She has worked with and been featured by people like: Adobe, Pentel of America, HTC, Wildcat Echo, ArtAsiaPacific, The Cleavery Quarterly, the Portland Mercury, the Willamette Week, Paper Darts, Grounded Magazine, Galler.ee Inc, the Daily Serving, Wide Eyes Paper Co., and more!

Equipment needed: None

Tuition: $10.00 members. $15.00 nonmenber | Instructor: Jenna Lechner, Portland, OR | Time: 10:00 am to 10:45 am | Dates: 2018-06-23 - 2018-06-23

Historic Baker City Streets and Alleyways Photo Walking Tour

Historic Baker City Streets and Alleyways Photo Walking Tour

Recommended ages: 17+

Instructor: Shirlee Severs, Photographer Date: Monday June 25th Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Meet at the Downstairs Studio. We will walk around Historic Baker City Main Street and alleyways. Supplies: Bring your cameras; either Smart Phone, point and shoot, or DSLR. Be prepared to walk up to 8-10 Blocks, wear comfortable shoes. Crossroads and Ms. Severs are not responsible for any injuries. Age Requirements: all ages welcome. Price: $15.00 members or $22.50 non-members Max # of Students: 10 Course Description: Let us walk the Historic District and take some beautiful pictures along the way old buildings, Victorian homes, back alley doors or windows, Adler Park walking path sculptures, the Powder River, people, and more. Students will meet in the downstairs studio to discuss some simple camera techniques, learn a few things about street photography, and ask any questions you may have about photography. We can discuss photo processing apps, Instagram, social media like Facebook, where best to permanently store photos, and share our favorite photographs as time allows. Follow-up class if necessary or requested. Shirlee Severs, New to Crossroads Before I retired from the Washoe County School District in Reno last summer, I taught gifted students basic engineering and science, the arts (excluding voice and music), and how to problem solve and think creatively. She is a self-described Artist, Educator, and Curious Human Being. One of her photographs was selected in the Cascadia Photography Exhibition at Crossroads opening on April 6, 2018.

Equipment needed: Bring your cameras; either Smart Phone, point & shoot, or DSLR. Be prepared to walk up to 8-10 Blocks, wear comfortable shoes. Crossroads and Ms. Severs are not responsible for any injuries.

Tuition: $15.00 members or $22.50 nonmembers | Instructor: Shirlee Severs | Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Dates: 2018-06-25 - 2018-06-25

Tie Dye Fun!  Back by Request!

Tie Dye Fun! Back by Request!

Recommended ages: 17+

Supply Fee: $1.00 per item dyed. Participants provide PRE-WASHED 100% (at least 75%) cotton items (limit of 10). Instructor will have cotton shoelaces available for purchase.

Equipment needed: Supply Fee: $1.00 per item dyed. Participants provide PRE-WASHED 100% (at least 75%) cotton items (limit of 10). Instructor will have cotton shoelaces available for purchase.

Tuition: $10.00 members/$15.00 for Nonmembers Children 8-12 $5.00 with Parent | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Dates: 2018-06-25 - 2018-06-25

Basic Batik

Basic Batik

Recommended ages: 17+

Basic Batik Instructor: Ginger Rembold Start date: Thursday, July 12h, (One Night Only!) Time: 5:30 to 9:00 PM Location: Downstairs Studio Cost: Costs are $20 per class for members, $30 for non-members. This class in not appropriate for children under 12. Participants should bring a simple design idea with white and black and one color, plus a sack dinner and drink. Dye, wax, fabric, and tools are provided. Min. # of students: 4 Maximum: 10 Course Description: This is an introductory class of the Indonesian and Indian art of batik, which combines a wax resist process, dye and fabric. This class will involve hot wax and will run for 3-4 hours.

Tuition: $20.00 for members/$30.00 for non members | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM | Dates: 2018-07-12 - 2018-07-12

Paper Flowers!  Round Three!

Paper Flowers! Round Three!

Recommended ages: 17+

PAPER FLOWERS, ROUND THREE! Instructor: Ginger Rembold Start date: Thursday, July 19th, (One Night Only!) Time: 6-8:30pm Location: Downstairs Studio Cost: Costs are $10 per class for members, $15 for non-members. Children 8-12, $5, with a paid adult. Participants should bring scissors, glue stick, and a variety of colorful paper scraps (calendars, wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, etc.) Min. # of students: 4 Maximum: 10 All classes are offered for age 12 through 100, 8 and up with a parent. Course Description: Learn to create flowers from paper scraps that never need sunshine or water! Easy care bouquets! This class will introduce two NEW designs in additional to instructions for the five flowers taught in previous Paper Flower classes. Previous classes NOT a requirement.

Tuition: $10.00 members/$15.00 for Nonmembers Children 8-12 $5.00 with Parent | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM | Dates: 2018-07-19 - 2018-07-19

Cut and Print Linoleum Block

Cut and Print Linoleum Block

Recommended ages: 17+

CUT and PRINT A LINOLEUM BLOCK! Instructor: Ginger Rembold Start date: Thursday, July 26, (One Night Only!) Time: 6-8:30pm Location: Downstairs Studio Cost: Cost is $10 members, $15 non-members. Children 8-12, with a paid adult, $5 additional. Participants should bring a simple black and white design 4”x6” in size or smaller. Blocks, cutters, ink, rollers, and paper provided. Min. # of students: 4 Maximum: 10 Course Description: Introductory class to basic block printing! Participants will use appropriate linoleum cutters to cut a simple one color block and then print their project.

Tuition: $10.00 members/$15.00 for Nonmembers Children 8-12 $5.00 with Parent | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM | Dates: 2018-07-26 - 2018-07-26

Dance Classes

Master Ballet Class with Valery Lantratov

Master Ballet Class with Valery Lantratov

Recommended ages: 17+

Master Ballet Class with Valery Lantratov Instructor: Valery Lantratov Start date: Sunday August 19th (One day only!) Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Location: Ballet Studio Attire: Students are required to wear dance shoes in class. Flat ballet shoes are preferred but jazz and other appropriate dance footwear is acceptable. No bare or stocking feet please. Technique classes are not conducted with the students on pointe. Special pointe classes are available on request. If the students have them, character or jazz shoes should be worn for character classes. Traditional ballet attire is appreciated, but not required. Any appropriate dancewear is acceptable. Cost: $40 for Crossroads members and $60 for non-members. Min. # of students: 4 Maximum: 10-15 Course Description: Crossroads is thrilled to welcome Ballet Master Valery Lantratov, who is traveling through the area and has agreed to teach an advanced ballet class at Crossroads. The class is a 1 1/2 hour classical ballet master class, Russian technique, barre and center. We ask that all participating students have taken multiple ballet classes either adult or teens. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced dance students. Valery can teach more than one class but we must fill classes before we add an additional class so students need to sign up immediately at 541-523-5369. Class must be paid for at time of sign up. To receive a refund cancellation must occur 2 weeks prior to the class. We can do a younger student class only if we can get 10 paid tuitions. Contact Crossroads for more information—541-523-5369. If there is no interest in a younger student interest in a separate class we will arrange for parents to bring the younger students to come and sit and watch the advanced class at no charge. Students and parents will need to sit quietly and observe the class. Valery Lantratov, Artistic Director, Russian National Ballet Foundation Valery Lantratov has had a distinguished career as a dancer in the companies of Vladimir Vasiliev, Maya Plitsetskaya and Ekaterina Maximova and international tours with Rudolf Nureyev. Most recently he has made international headlines for his role as Czar Nicholas II in a production of the new ballet Rasputin, with Farouk Ruzimatov of the Marinsky Theater (Kirov) and for successful international tours of Don Quixote and original choreography for the annual festival for the goddess Aphrodite in Cypruss. A graduate of the Moscow Academic Choreographic College, Lantratov was selected as a first soloist with the Moscow Stanislavski Ballet. With the theater he danced principal roles in such ballets as Don Quixote, Copellia and Romeo and Juliet. He has received accolades in the Russian and international press for his strong technique, personality and expressiveness. In 1993, Lantratov began working for the Kremlin Ballet. This same year, he formed the Russian National Ballet Foundation. He has toured as a solo guest artist in such countries as Japan, Germany, Italy, Greece, France, Portugal, Spain and the United States. The Russian National Ballet Foundation has toured in Europe, Asia, The Middle East and the United States. In 1997, Russian president Boris Yeltsin named Valery Lantratov “ People’s Artist of Russia,” the Russian Federation’s highest artistic honor. Mr. Lantratov holds a teaching certificate Russia's renowned National Academy of Theatrical Arts- GITIS.* For three years, Mr. Lantratov served as a guest instructor at the Boston Ballet. With his Russian National Ballet Foundation, Lantratov is able to realize his goal of introducing new audiences throughout the world to some of the finest classical works of Russia. “No matter what might happen between the countries in the world, dance can deliver peace, compassion and art—eternal values.” *GITIS' ballet department was founded in 1946 under A. Gorsky, R. Zakharov and Leonid Lavaovsky of the Bolshoi Ballet with equal state funding to the Bolshoi. It is the only institute in Russia to offer a diploma in choreography and direction for ballet theatre. Its distinguished ballet masters include Vladimir Vassiliev (director of the Bolshoi, retired), Nadja Pavlova (prima ballerina absoluta of the Bolshoi, retired) and Katirina Maximova (prima ballerina absoluta of the Bolshoi, retired).

Tuition: $40 for members or $60 for nonmembers | Instructor: Valery Lantratov | Time: 10 am to 11:30 Am | Dates: 2018-08-02 - 2018-08-02

Pottery Classes

Clay Coaching With Mo

Clay Coaching With Mo

Recommended ages: 17+

Instructor: Mo Quinn Start date: Set Time with Instructor Time: Arrange with Instructor Location: Pottery Studio Cost: $16.00 members for 2 hours/$24.00 nonmember for 2 hours Notes: Kids 5 year and older all the way to adults are welcome. All ages and skill level welcome from beginner to advanced. Can be individual instruction or small group of no more than 5. Supplies: Purchase clay for your project at Crossroads. Or bring your own Cone 5 clay. Course Description: I will help you make whatever you want out of clay. Limited only by the kiln size and your imagination. I will meet you for 2-10 sessions to help you reach your learning goal and achieve your final project goal. Students need to call the art center with suggested dates, times, and what they would like to learn and Crossroads will connect you with Mo to confirm specific dates and schedule. Instructors: Mo Quinn

Tuition: $16.00 for members for 2 hours $24.00 for nonmembers for 2 hours | Time: To be arranged with the Instructor | Dates: 2018-03-01 - 2019-12-31