Adult Education



2016-web-clay-place_titleThe Clay Place 1

September 27 – November 17

Students interested in exploring making works in clay are sure to benefit from our professional instructors Ted Isto and Barbara D’Andrea who have an extensive art background in ceramics.
Additional assistance is available from Samantha Reitenbaugh during open studio time.

Registration Full for Fall Term
Full Pack: $175 | $185 or 10 Pack: $90 | $100

Registration FULL for Fall Term
Class Schedule


Raku Workshop

Facilitated by Peter Alsen

Saturday, Oct 21 | 9am – 4pm

Nationally recognized Raku artist Peter Alsen will provide a demonstration of high metallic raku, crackle glazes, and horsehair pots. Participants should bring at least three bisquit fired pots to be glazed and fired, leather gloves, and suitable clothing. Preferred clays are Laguna WSO and WS-4. There is a maximum participant limit for this workshop of 12 people, so please call or sign up online here asap.  Please bring your own sack lunch.

$45 (UVAA Members) $55 (Non UVAA Members)  Registration Open




3-Day Workshop: Nov 9 -11
Daily 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor:  Dale Kurtz

This watercolor painting workshop is in conjunction with an exhibit of Dale Kurtz’s paintings entitled:  Landscapes of Southern Oregon and will be held in the same room as the exhibit.
The workshop is designed to share Dale’s working methods for landscape paintings.

The workshop will have activities for: simplifying and arranging the shapes,  using value to enhance the shapes, color mixing to create interesting areas of light and shadow, and techniques at the end of the process to add extra zing.  The goal is to share the processes Dale Kurtz uses for producing landscape paintings.  This workshop is for those who have some experience painting with watercolor.

$200 (UVAA Members) $225 (Non UVAA Members)

Workshop Supply List

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.