Adult Education




Life Drawing – 2nd Fall Term

Tuesdays: Nov. 5th – Dec. 17th | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Winter Term

Tuesdays: Jan. 14th – Feb. 18th | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

1st Spring Term

Tuesdays: Mar. 3rd – Apr. 7th | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

 2nd Spring Term

Tuesdays: May 5th – June 9th | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Facilitated by Hade Honscheid

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.

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


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Winter Term : Jan. 8th – Feb. 28th

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 Open!
Full Pack: $175 | $185 or 10 Pack: $90 | $100
Learn more about Clay Place here

for Winter Term
Class Schedule

Abstract Painting Workshop


Please call 541-672-2532 to be put on a waiting list

November 7th & 8th!

10:00 – 4:00

Taught by Zoe Cohen

Beginning and Intermediate

This two day workshop focuses specifically on non-representational abstraction. In other words, we leave behind any attempt to draw or paint objects and instead explore mark making, texture,
pattern, color and form as the content of our paintings. As a result of this process, participants
develop an intuitive approach – a discovery of delight in the materials and a sense of immediacy as
one responds to the mark making itself.

Taking the lead from mid-century masters and contemporary artists, we practice layering acrylic paint using a variety of tools and techniques to create rich, weathered surfaces and expand our mark-making vocabulary. Working on several paintings simultaneously we build interest through additive and subtractive processes. Participants create abstract images which reflect their individual voice and style.

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


Class Description and Supply List!

Image ‘Sir’ by Sandie Miller

Bill Mehloff’s Watercolor Class

Class meets four Wednesdays each month

(For term schedules, contact Bill at: 541-673-6381)

1:00 to 4:00 pm

Bill’s watercolor classes at Umpqua Valley Arts Center started in June 2000. There is always something new to learn in Bill’s class, and for this reason, some students have been a member of the class for ten years or more.

Watercolor painting projects are inspired by workshops Bill has attended, and his collection of various watercolor artists’ books, artist DVD’s, watercolor magazines, and photos he’s compiled. Learn to paint on various such as yupo, shuan and various Arches papers.
The atmosphere is friendly, positive, and helpful. Good humor is often a part of our class sessions.

$7.00 (UVAA Members) $8.00 (Non UVAA Members)

Thirty percent of these fees are given to the UVAA.

 Class size is limited to 15. If you are interested in this class, please sign up on a Wait List following the link below!

Class Wait 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.