Adult Education




This six-week figure drawing class will feature nude models and will be facilitated by artist HaDe Honscheid. Participants will engage in the process of drawing from life and critiquing works made in an intimate space where concepts and ideas can emerge and change with relative ease. This studio time is an open environment for imaginative elaboration that is self-driven.
Some supplies will be available to participants.

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

Only 10 spots available!

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Baking with Arnold Morton!

SATURDAY, APRIL 8 | 12 -5 pm
Come and learn from a master and his craft.
Learn how to bake two types of buns/rolls (including cinnamon)

4 spots available

$35 (UVAA Members)  |  $45 (Non UVAA Members)

Only 6 spots available!

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Artwork by Zoe Cohen, Title: Haiku One, Medium: Ink and Acrylic on paper, Size: 16 x 16

Visual Haiku

Instructor Zoe Cohen

FRIDAY, APRIL 14th | 12 -5 pm

Expressive mark making and composition are the guiding principles of this afternoon workshop. The first two hours are spent generating an original collection of collage papers emphasizing graphic/ calligraphic marks made with ink, paint, stencils, rubbings, mono-print techniques and drawing tools. We experiment with various weights of paper to create a variety of effects. We also balance simplicity and complexity, keeping our final compositions in mind.

$60 (UVAA Members)  |  $75 (Non UVAA Members)

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Artwork by Zoe Cohen, Title: Industrial Winter, Medium: Acrylic on Paper, Size: 12 x 12


Workshop facilitated by Zoe Cohen focuses specifically on non-representational abstraction, leaving behind any attempt to draw or paint objects and instead explore mark making, texture, pattern, color and form as the content of our paintings. Participants develop an intuitive approach 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.

$150 (UVAA Member)  |   $175  (Non UVAA Member)

Only 14 spots available

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2016-web-clay-place_titleThe Clay Place 1

April 12 – June 2, 2017

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.



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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.