Adult Education



2016-web-clay-place_titleThe Clay Place 1

Sept 26 – Nov 16

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

for Fall Term
Class Schedule


Life Drawing – fall term

Facilitated by Hade Honscheid

Tuesdays, September 18th – October 23th | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

This six-week figure drawing class occurs every Tuesday evening from September 18th – October 23th. The 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 where concepts and ideas can emerge and change with relative ease. 

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


Bonsai Pot Workshop

April 7 & 28 | 12 – 4pm

Instructor:  Sam Rogers

Learn how to make a bonsai pot in this unique, two-day workshop. On April 7th, everyone will make one or two pots for bonsai trees. Traditional and contemporary aesthetics of the art form will be discussed. Instruction will be provided on forming the pots of stoneware clay, and the means for anchoring and watering.

On April 28th, a juniper tree, soil and anchoring wire will be furnished for everyone and instruction and assistance will be provided to plant, anchor, trim and style the trees.

Preregister before April 4, 2018.  Class is limited to 15 participants.


$60 (UVAA Members) $70 (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.