Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Adults Classes

Art Classes

Exploring Oil Painting

Exploring Oil Painting

Recommended ages: 17+

This is an ONGOING CLASS - JOIN ANYTIME It meets every Tuesday - 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 his 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! For ages 15 to adult

Equipment needed: Equipment is at Crossroads

Tuition: $16 session (members), $24 session (nonmenbers) Buy 4 sessions get 5th for free | Instructor: Amy VanGaasbeck | Time: 5:30 pm through 7:30 pm every Tuesday | Dates: 0020-10-06 - 2017-12-19

Adult Open Studio

Adult Open Studio

Recommended ages: 17+

Adult Open Studio

Tuition: $16 per session or 4 sessions for $54 members--$24 per session or $86 for 4 sessions Non- Member | Instructor: Paul Hoelscher | Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Dates: 2017-05-13 - 2017-12-31

Exploring the Fine Art of Repurposing

Exploring the Fine Art of Repurposing

Recommended ages: 17+

Exploring the Fine Art of Repurposing Instructor: Stephen Wadner Class Schedule: First class begins on Friday October 20th: 5:45 PM -8:45 PM Follow-up classes are on Monday October 23rd and Thursday October26th -6:00 PM-7:30PM Saturday Nov. 4th: Optional Class to Steve’s Studio in Union for those needing addtl help Monday November 6th and Thursday November 9th-6:00PM-7:30 PM Saturday November 11th—Optional last class at Steve’s studio in Union for those needing additional help. Location: Downstairs Studio Cost:$50.00member/$85.00 nonmember (includes basic quartz clock movement and plywood panel) Supplies: At the first class students will have an in depth discussion with instructor about the potential materials that students will need to gather for their projects. At the first class students are welcome to be bring dinner. Minimum: 3 Students Maximum: 6 Students Skill Level: Only skill necessary is the willingness to be open to exploration and experimentation. Age: High School and Above Course Description: An Experimental, Innovative and Improvisational clock making class using repurposed, recycled and unconventional materials. Beginning with a 12 x 12 plywood panel the class will make a quartz clock using recycled, repurposed and other unconventional materials. The class will begin with a brief discussion of design principles and associative thinking and then with the use of digital images we will look at the work of other artists working in various genres, themes, and materials as a source of inspiration and ideas for our own work. The class is intended for those who are interested in being experimental, innovative and improvisational with materials and associations. Because of the experimental nature of the class actual work on the clocks will be accomplished both in class and out of class. The instructor will provide reasonable assistance to students with tools, materials and methods to complete the clocks. This class will kick off on Thursday September 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM with a Conversation at Crossroads with Stephen Wadner. When he showcases his remarkable clocks and art works he gets asked the same two questions every time. He will share the questions and the answers. He will discuss the concept of Associative Thinking and how it impacts his work. How to recognize the associations and how they change your thinking. Instructor: Stephen Wadner, Union Oregon. One of the regions finest artists will be teaching this exciting experimental class.

Tuition: Cost:$50.00 member/$85.00 nonmember (includes basic quartz clock movement and plywood panel) | Instructor: Stephen Wadner | Time: 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM | Dates: 2017-10-20 - 2017-11-06

Pastel Workshop

Pastel Workshop "Fur, Feather and Hairs on Animals"

Recommended ages: 17+

Class Description

Equipment needed: Supplies Included Bring own pastels if you have them

Tuition: 45.00 for members/$72.00 non members | Time: 9:30 Am- 4:00 PM | Dates: 2017-10-28 - 2017-10-28

Painting With Paper

Painting With Paper

Recommended ages: 17+

Ages: 14 and up Teens and Adults! Min # of Students: 6 Max# of students: 12 Course Description: Do not want to buy expensive brushes and paint? Turn those old magazines into art! Mosaic paintings are a fun and easy way to upcycle to create your own mosaic masterpiece. Using just magazine scraps and flour paste, we will create paintings which require no painting skills at all. Using individual photo references as a guide, students will learn how to build a color palette, how to use contrast for maximum effect, and how to make patterns compliment their piece. Mosaic paintings have been a part of art history beginning in Mesopotamia in the third millennium B.C. This is a chance paste your way into art history.

Equipment needed: Student Supplies: Reference photos (of the image you want to reproduce or inspire you). At least a dozen magazines that contain color in their pages (the library regularly recycles their magazines).

Tuition: Cost: $37.50 for members/ $56.25 for non members Board Cost: $8.00 a person ( 16x 20 mdo board) | Instructor: Nancy Coffelt | Time: Saturdays November 4th, 11th, 18th Time: 10:00 am-12:30 PM | Dates: 2017-11-04 - 2017-11-18

Artist Development Classes - One Day Only

Artist Development Classes - One Day Only

Recommended ages: 17+

Beginning Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Artists We welcome all artists, crafters, small business people who are still struggling to understand and join social media. This entry level class will introduce artisans on how to create a basic Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account for your art business. Social media is critical part of selling your artwork, art business or sharing your artwork with a much larger audience. To make connections with other artisans to learn and grow your business, art technique and build collaborative arts relationships. We will help you set up a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, help you connect them so that you save time and understand the unique relationship between these three critical social media platforms. Do’s and Don’ts for social media, how to fully complete your profile to maximize likes and shares. We will review social media etiquette so that you don’t make the mistakes common to artists (and a whole lot of regular folks!) This class is welcome to artisans, crafters, small business owners who have no social media or who have just started using social media or who want to use their social media more effectively. The following Monday an advanced Facebook Class will be taught by Timothy Bishop of Baker County Marketing for those who are actively using Facebook now but who want to go the next level. Crossroads has Wifi! Also have loaded 2-3 quality photos of your work or studio, short artist’s bio or business information. Make sure you have your address, business hours, website, email and phone number you will use for your business available for this class.

Equipment needed: What to Bring: Bring your device that you primarily work from—Cell Phone, Tablet or Laptop.

Tuition: Free | Instructor: Ginger Savage and Kristin Hauter of Crossroads | Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Dates: 2017-11-13 - 2017-11-13

Other Classes

Artist Development Classes -  Advanced Facebook for Artists, Gallery Owners, Art Business or Small Businesses

Artist Development Classes - Advanced Facebook for Artists, Gallery Owners, Art Business or Small Businesses

Recommended ages: 17+

We welcome all artists, crafters, small business people for those who are regularly using Facebook to promote their art business or business and who want to expand their impact. This is not a newbie class! Timothy will review Do and Don’ts of your small business Facebook Account including who has access. He will review and walk you through the use of Events, how to use Hastag’s, and how effectively use Tagging. He will review how to build engagement through organic and paid posts and effective use of the “Live” feature. He will discuss and make suggestion on the look of your page as business Facebook pages have different branding needs then personal accounts. He will discuss how to effectively use photo, albums, and Videos—including specific dpi, copyright, watermarking just for artisans. He will also do a brief review of understanding insights/analytics for Facebook. Monday November 13th the Basics of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Class will be taught by Ginger Savage and Kristin Hauter. This class is for the newbies!

Equipment needed: Bring your device that you primarily work from—Cell Phone, Tablet or Laptop. Crossroads has Wifi!

Tuition: Free! | Instructor: Timothy Bishop, Marketing Director for Baker County Marketing (Base Camp Baker) | Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Dates: 2017-11-20 - 2017-11-20

Pottery Classes

Open Pottery Studio

Open Pottery Studio

Recommended ages: 17+

Members of the Crossroads Pottery Studio Committee will have the pottery studio open to anyone wanting to work on a pottery project. All students are asked to help with set up and clean up. Great time to work independently. First Tuesday of Every month the studio is open to anyone for free to take a tour of the facilities, become familiarized with tools, clays, glazes and supplies available at Crossroads.

Equipment needed: Clay

Tuition: Pottery Pass $20 monthly pass or quarterly pass for $30 plus glazing and firing fees | Instructor: Members of the Pottery Committee | Time: Open every Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Dates: 2017-01-03 - 2017-12-19

Clay Skills: The Sequel

Clay Skills: The Sequel

Recommended ages: 17+

Start date: Set Time with Instructor Time: Arrange with Instructor 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. 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.

Equipment needed: Supplies: Purchase clay for your project at Crossroads. Or bring your own Cone 5 clay.

Tuition: $16.00 members for 2 hours/$24.00 nonmember for 2 | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: open | Dates: 2017-06-01 - 2017-12-31

Clay Coaching with Mo

Clay Coaching with Mo

Recommended ages: 17+

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. 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.

Equipment needed: Supplies: Purchase clay for your project at Crossroads. Or bring your own Cone 5 clay.

Tuition: $16.00 members for 2 hours/$24.00 nonmember for 2 hours | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: Start date: Set Time with Instructor Time: Arrange with Instructor | Dates: 2017-10-01 - 2017-12-30

Handbuilding Class

Handbuilding Class

Recommended ages: 17+

Start date: Fridays Oct. 6th- Nov 3rd Location: Pottery Studio Min. # of students: 3 Class Limited to 5 Students Age: 12 years -80 years Come learn the treasured “slight” of hand skills for handbuilding pottery. Learn to build nearly anything out of clay. Learn what you want to learn. Building with mold forms, cut outs and slabs. Come join Mo and learn handbuilding pottery. Welcome to Jr. High and High School Students. Scholarships are available.

Equipment needed: Nonw

Tuition: $62.50 members, $93.75 non-members, clay and firing fee of $25 | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Dates: 2017-10-06 - 2017-11-03

Clay Ornament Class

Clay Ornament Class

Recommended ages: 17+

Min. # of students: 2 Class Limited to 7 Students Supplies: Bring ideas and cookie cutters. Age: 13+ encouraged to bring a parent—Welcome to adults Come do a quick ornament making easy personalized gifts or tags for gifts. Personalize and create ornaments, wall pieces or any other flat things you feel like creating. Make as many as you have time for! Bring friends and enjoy making your own Christmas Ornaments! Come join Mo and learn how to get your hands dirty!

Equipment needed: None

Tuition: $40.00 members, $60.00 non-members, clay and firing fee provided | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Dates: 2017-12-04 - 2017-12-11