Adult Education



Umpqua Weavers & Spinners Guild present an experience with Felt artist – Tylar Merrill

Tylar Merrill is a fiber artist based in Eugene Oregon, her fashion collection includes a wide range and styles of garments and accessories based on the nuno felting technique.

She works and teaches at her studio in Eugene, Oregon. Tylar’s approach to felt making is intuitive, being open to the unexpected and to always have fun felting!

Friday January 25th, 2019 | 11:00am – Noon | FREE 

Tylar Merrill showcases her work through a slide presentation and a collection of her work. Featuring award winning nuno felt garments she has designed and created in her studio Timbleberry Felt Designs in Eugene Oregon.

Friday January 25th, 2019 | 1:00am – 4:00pm  | Class Fee $30

Hands on workshop with Tyler Merrill, exploring wet felting, working with resists to create 3D forms called “Emotopods”

Classes will be held At the Umpqua Valley Arts Association


For more Information, and to Register for the Workshop contact Clare Matthews at:   Or   Call: 541 236 7183

Tylar Merrill’s Website:

Fly Tying for Veterans 

November 7th, 28th

December 5th

January 2nd, 16th, 30th

February 13th

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Participation is Free of charge. All Tools and Materials are provided, donations are welcome.

Drop-In for any session: No Pre-Registration required!

If you have questions, call us at 541-680-5655

Or Email:

Join us and learn the art of Fly Tying! We want to share this art with you, fellow Veterans, your Family and Friends.

Held at the Umpqua Valley Art Association in Studio East.

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Current Term: Jan 9 – Mar 1

Spring Term : April 3 – May 24

Students interested in exploring making works in clay are sure to benefit from our professional instructors Ted Isto and Samantha Reitenbaugh who have an extensive art background in ceramics.  Additional assistance is available from Samantha Reitenbaugh during open studio time. New policy for Summer Term Registration here.

Registration is open for Winter Term
Full Pack: $175 | $185 or 10 Pack: $90 | $100
Learn more about Clay Place here

for Winter Term
Class Schedule


Life Drawing – Winter Term

Facilitated by Hade Honscheid

Tuesdays, January 15th – February 19th | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Figure drawing from the live model is offered at the Art Center. Join us for the challenge of improving your skills in this time-honored tradition. The ability to draw the human form translates into all other aspects of the artistic expression. Our open studio sessions offer a chance to share the expenses of a live model in a relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of a structured class. All skill levels are welcome and critiques are optional.

This six-week figure drawing class occurs every Tuesday evening from January 15th – February 19th.

$50 (UVAA Members) $60 (Non UVAA Members)  Registration Open



Payment and Refund Policy: Full payment at time of registration is required. Full refunds will be made in the event that the UVAA has to cancel the workshop or class. Should you need to cancel or change your registration to a different time, there will be a $10 fee as long as the change is made more than a week in advance of the class/workshop. Cancellations made within a week of a class will be given a refund that is 50% of the cost of the class/workshop. We are unable to refund registration fees the day of the class/workshop.
Are you an artist with a great idea for a class or workshop?
Do you have an interest to share your creativity through teaching? We invite you to submit a proposal, synopsis or outline including artistic techniques, project-oriented plans, length of class/workshop, supply list, material and instructors fee to UVAA’s Gallery Director, Sandee McGee via email to

Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.