Workshops & Presentations

Evening Presentations

Thursday, November 12th
Doors open at 6pm for catered appetizers and a no-host bar reception
Presentations start at 7:30 pm
Historic Ashland Armory
$30 pre-sale, $35 after Nov. 1st

Join us and prepare to be inspired by our featured artist presenters.
Gregg Kreutz – Painting
Kevin Christman – Sculptor
Denise Baxter – Artist Entrepreneur


Workshop schedule

The Art of the Still Life and Form in Oil with Gregg Kreutz
Friday – Sunday, November 13th -15th, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
General $320, Art Center Members $280
Briscoe Art Wing, 265 N. Main St., studio #1, Ashland, OR 97520. Enter at the top of Laurel. The studio is the first one on the left as you enter from the back, near the basketball court.

This three-day workshop will focus on the drama in still life and form. Students will have the option to study either emphasis by learning to turn simple props into compelling compositions or render the human figure in all it’s complexities. The focus will be on manifesting significant form, and modifying or obscuring the less meaningful. Students will be discovering how to create effects with paint strokes, palette knife, as well as brushes – exploring not only a depiction of observed reality, but also a celebration of abstract qualities.
Click here to download the supplies list.
Materials are not included.
Materials can be purchased at the Ashland Art Center Art Supply Store.
This class is appropriate for beginner through advanced.


Sculpting the Human Figure with Kevin Christman
Saturday and Sunday, November 14th and 15th from 5pm to 8pm
General $120, Art Center Members $80

This hands-on class will teach students how to sculpt areas of the human figure that are typically challenging to portray such as sculpting the ear, nose, lips, hands and feet. Renown sculptor, Kevin Christman, will be sharing his knowledge accumulated over the past 25 years of individual recognition as a figurative sculpture, as well as, working with some of the most noted figurative sculptors in America.
Materials are included.
This class is appropriate for beginner through advanced.


YOU ARE A WORK OF ART – Achieving your goals through creative thinking (Panel/Discussion)
Friday, November 13th from 6pm to 8:30pm
Meese Auditorium at SOU; 1250 Siskyou Blvd; The auditorium is located in the Art Building which is adjacent to the Schneider Museum Building
Pre-purchased General tickets $30
Pre-purchased Artist Members tickets $25
Day of tickets for all $35

Wine and Cheese Bar reception will be available before, during, and after the panel discussion. Hosted and Moderated by Denise Baxter, Founder and Executive Director of The Ashland Art Center.

Denise Baxter has gathered together respected and prominent individuals in the area of creative manifestation. They have demonstrated their abilities to think outside the box, with creative objectivity, focus, and fierce determination. Panelists will share how they have been able to attain their goals, using unique methods, beyond mainstream methodology. You are invited to attend and join in the evolving and dynamic panel discussion. The following panel members, confirmed to join, are Dr. Zan Nix and Attorney Lloyd Haines. Other inspiring panelists are in the selection process:

• Panel Member Dr. Zan Nix – Committed to individual transformation, Dr. Zan Nix consults with businesses on issues of diversity, creativity, employee development and leadership. She teaches psychology at Southern Oregon University and practices as a life coach. Quoting Mary Marquez, diversity consultant and co-facilitator, “The hallmark of Zan’s life and work continues to be an abiding awareness of the sacred in every individual and in their potential to engage in the world of transformation.”

• Panel Member Lloyd Haines, Attorney-at-law, Property Development – Lloyd moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1983, and began developing and redeveloping property in Southern Oregon. Prior to that, he practiced law in Livemore, California with Haines & Walker after receiving his law degree from Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. A New York City native, Lloyd’s interest has primarily been in restoring historic structures and beautifying Ashland. His projects have included Bluebird Park, Shasta Building, Ashland Creek Building, as well as, various public art projects, such as, the “We are Here” sculpture (2006), and the Ashland Creek Art Walk (2007). Lloyd’s current passion is the development of the Sanctuary One, which provides an animal refuge, environmental stewardship, and parkland.

• Shoshana Dubiner – Shoshanah grew up in San Francisco during the ‘golden years’ when the beatniks and then the hippies were making their mark on San Francisco and the world. After graduation from Brandeis University with an MFA in Theater Design, she worked as a costume designer in the Italian cinema, then as a graphics and museum exhibition designer, and finally as a designer of and illustrator for interactive computer-video educational games in the early days of the touch screen. In 2004, Shoshanah moved to Ashland, Oregon with the intention of dedicating herself full time to painting her personal vision. A summer class at SOU in Cell Biology sparked a passion for biological forms, especially those creatures that can only be seen under the microscope. The world of the tiny continues to inspire her today.

• Jack Weins – Jack Wiens is a native Oregonian and moved to Ashland in 2012. For the past few years he has been illustrating children’s books and teaching art classes. He enjoys watercolor, pastels and acrylic painting. He has done stone sculpting also. Art has always been a passion, even when he was working at his other career of professional counselor, which he did until moving here. Jack has a son and daughter and three grandchildren. He loves walking in Lithia Park, hiking, biking and beachcombing and having lively conversation with friends.

• Liz Shepherd – Liz Shepherd was born in Nottingham England. She gained a degree in painting from the prestigious Camberwell School of Art in London in 1975 and taught at London’s Central School of Art. Her watercolors and oils were exhibited in various London galleries before she moved to California in 1979. Ms Shepherd had a successful career in the fine art poster industry in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In the last 15 years, she immersed herself in a rigorous training in Oriental Calligraphy and Sumi-e brush painting with Professor Shozo Sato. She has won several national painting awards, including Best in Show at this year’s National Sumi-e Society exhibition. Her recent work, a series of 28 paintings, are in the collection of Judy Shihe Joel Axelrod.

• David B. Bolen, II – Mr. Bolen has painted on the blank canvas of his life. Dipping into a colorful palate of experiences, education, interests and endeavors he has created a scene that can be viewed from both a horizontal and vertical perspective. At a young age, he was introduced to the diversity of cultures having lived in both Africa and Europe. As a youth, he attended German school. He became interested in music and athletics. His skills on the basketball court awarded him a full athletic scholarship to the University of Colorado. He studied International affairs and later used his degree in the high-tech industry for strategic planning and international business development. After a period of introspection, he retired from the computer industry. He published two books on personal development, The Essence of Living: Reaching Beyond Global Insanity and How You See It, How You Don’t: Discover the Magic and Power of Your Own Beliefs. He is an expert in belief system structuring and has lived and shared his life philosophy worldwide. He has appeared on radio talk shows nationwide and lectured both nationally and abroad. Through his multiple life endeavors he has dipped into his palate to pursue athletics, international business, entrepreneurship, home design/construction, and music. He is as an accomplished drummer and has performed with nationally recognized artists. Locally, he performs with The Rogue Suspects and Jeff K & OverTones. The colors of his life have been creatively combined to produce a fully integrated landscape that is matted in love and framed in joy.




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