Adult Education



Fly Tying for Veterans 

November 7th, 28th

December 5th

January 2nd

February 13th, 27th

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 Spring Term
Class Schedule


Life Drawing – Spring Term

Facilitated by Hade Honscheid

Tuesdays, March 12th – April 16th | 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 March 12th – April 16th.

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


Workshop with Sarah Sedwick

Painting the Dynamic Still Life – Alla Prima!

October 18, 19 & 20 | 9:30 – 4:30 PM

Paint Looser and more confidently. During this three-day workshop with Sedwick, learn a step-by-step approach to all prima oil painting, from black & white studies to brilliant color! We will focus on the basics of value and composition design. Sarah will demo and work with you individually. Painters of all levels are welcome! Instruction in oils.

$325 (UVAA Members) $350 (Non UVAA Members)  


Watercolor Workshop with Lian Zhen

July 20, 21 & 22 | 9:00 – 4:00 PM

Lian teaches basic techniques such as compositions and coloring, and his unique methods including “Color Pouring and Blending” and “Paint Around (negative painting)”. He shows how to mix colors on watercolor papers, as well as letting the pigments painting themselves. Only three primary colors will be used. 

There are 4-6 demos each day with student practices between, so that they can absorb and assimilate the lessons. In critics Lian helps students by touching up their paintings. At end of workshop students may be able to finish couple of paintings, or learn enough techniques to complete them later.

$300 (UVAA Members) $325 (Non UVAA Members)  



April 13 | 10:00 – 12:00 PM

Victoria Carnate will be hosting a drop in workshop Saturday April 13th from 10:00-12:00, where families for $15.00, will have the opportunity to explore several different ways to decorate eggs.  Shaving cream, rubber bands, natural dyes and many more stations will be set up for this event. Drop in and have some fun decorating eggs with us at UVAA!

$15 per family | Drop-in’s Welcome!    


Felting, Fun & Family

September 21 | 10:00 – 12:00 PM

The Art Center is proud to present family time at UVAA. Please join us for some family fun and learn how to “wet felt”  for kids and “needle felt” for adults. Community Member and long time friend of the Art Center, Cheryl Stokes, will be here with lots of soft wool to create your own pumpkin. She will have two stations: one for “wet felting” and another for “needle felting”.

$15 per family | Drop-in’s Welcome!   


Bonsai Workshop at the Clayplace

April 6 and April 27 | 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Learn how to make a bonsai pot in this unique, two-day workshop. On April 6th, 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 with a  means for anchoring and watering. On April 27th, 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. Prior ceramic or bonsai experience is not necessary.

Pre-register at before April 4th. Class is limited to 15 participants.

$65 (UVAA Members) | $75 (Non UVAA Members)   


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.