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
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.




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Your tickets will be at will call, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the event is set to begin to claim them.
These items are non-refundable and by purchasing a ticket, you agree to allow yourself to be photographed by Art Inspires Ashland representatives for promotional use.