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Date: 6/21/2022
Subject: ASA Update
From: ASA

Thursday Guided Open Studio with Arlon Gilliland
One of our most valued perks for ASA members is here Thursday afternoons! 
This Thursday, June 23rd from 1 to 4 pm, Arlon will host his weekly Guided Open Studio in the ASA Classroom.  This week will be about painting WATERFALLS
Arlon has  sample paintings and photos for reference or you can bring in your own photos and ideas to work on.
You are most welcome to come and work on a painting of your choice during this time.
Registration is not required but UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE please be prepared to wear a mask.

ASA members with basic mosaic skills and safety training meet to create.
When:  Tuesday,'s from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Where: ASA Classroom 
Event:  Rosemary Wood-Hemm
Category:  Free to members
Registration is not Required


ASA members enjoy free open studio.
Besides Tuesday's Mosaic open studio and Arlon's on Thursday's, you now have another opportunity for Art Exploration on Wednesday's.  Host Bonnie Holubetz will facilitate a hands on, group learning and discussions.  You're going to love this.  Check the calendar for dates. 
 Please take a look at Bonnie's new open studio by clicking on the button below.

Open Exploration



Dream Monsters and Found Object Fiends Class:
 An internationally known assemblage artist, Michael deMeng will be teaching a three day class at the ASA/Beachstone gallery on July 21-23 DeMeng utilizes discarded items for his shrine-like works and creatures.  Scrap metal, old appliances, or miscellaneous objects that would typically be considered ‘junk’ are transformed into pieces of beauty and meaning.


 DeMeng describes his works as,

a form of rebirth from the ashes into new life and new meaning. These assemblages are metaphors for the evolutions and revolutions of existence...the forms are examinations of the world in perpetual flux, where meaning and function are ever- changing.”


While most artists tend towards privacy and secrecy when discussing their techniques, deMeng couldn’t be more open about his artistic process. The artist is not only unguarded about discussing how and with what he makes his assemblages, he teaches workshops showing the very same processes that he utilizes to create their own works of art from scraps and junk- yard finds.

Link to class enrollment and details:
SCHOLORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE...Please Contact Michelle Lindsley

An array of assemblage objects and Aves Apoxie Sculpt Clays are available from the Crow’s Nest Gallery and studio in Toledo, Or.305 N Main Street, Toledo OR 97391. 


June, 2022

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ASA instructors are preparing for SUMMER classes.  Find all of our events online on the Events TAB  or click on Class Brochure for a printable copy. 

Classes, Classes, Classes

The SUMMER brochure is on it's way, if you are an artist, and would like to teach a class, please notify Jeanette Mahoney   To see about getting on the schedule, there may still be some openings.



The winter and spring classes were great, painting, dyeing, mosaic, mixed media, some old favorites and perhaps something new in the season.  Brochures can always be picked up in the ASA classroom.


Click HERE to see the electronic version. You can also go to the Events menu on our website and select Classes and Workshops to see full class details and to reserve your place.  Find Open Studio information listed under Events, Free for Members.  

Classes will fill up fast, so you will want to check out what's coming as soon as it's here.
LINK:  Class Brochure  electronic version