Art Classes

Art Station

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FamilyFriday.jpgThe Art Station is Central Oregon’s only non-profit art school, reaching students of all ages, skill levels and economic means every year. Children and adults can explore their creative sides with age-appropriate art instruction in year-round classes and workshops. Small class sizes allow for personalized instruction from the Art Station’s talented teaching artists and create communities where students can enjoy a positive and supportive environment.

Featuring enrichment and specific art skill-building, students can experience the fundamental principles of art and design, the building blocks for all art, and use them to create their own unique work. Recently the Art Station has enhanced its program by offering courses beyond enrichment designed to deepen art appreciation, develop artistic thinking and enhance basic art-making skills. These courses focus on idea development so that each student sees endless ways to express feelings, inventions, observations and unique ideas through artistic process, supporting the belief that art involves lifelong learning. 

Something new for children ages 6-13 who have a passion for art!  Introducing Children's Art Academy, an innovative art program for kids.  Art Academy offers in-depth, sequential art classes designed to deepen a child's appreciation for art, develop artistic thinking, strengthen art-making skills, and cultivate personal expression.  As kids progress through each year of Art Academy, they assemble a portfolio, participate in critiques, and gain artistic confidence.'



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A6 Print Studio & Gallery

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Based on the centuries-old tradition of the atelier, A6 is a center for an energetic community of artists, working collaboratively, sharing ideas, technique and process – it’s a place for learning and inspiration; a studio-workshop where students from all lifestyles, from absolute beginners to professional artists learn directly from master artist teachers.  

A well-equipped studio, A6 has 2000 square feet with three presses for plate lithography, etching, and monotype. Dedicated to sustainable practices, A6 prints with less toxic and “green” materials using soy-based water-soluble inks; no caustic chemicals or acids usually associated with printmaking are used during the print process.

Sponsored by A6, guest artists participating in the Artist in Residence program travel from throughout the northwest to present workshops in bookarts, print techniques, encaustic printmaking and more. Community classes are open to the public and college courses are offered through COCC and Oregon State University in the open studio environment of A6. Instructors include full-time studio artists as well as professors from colleges and universities.

Book classes will give students the opportunity to experiment with beginning print projects. Discussion centers on the development of “new” ideas for your work and encourages “out of the box” thinking. You will garner a basic understanding of the elements of design and enjoy your exploration into book design, collage, calligraphy, printmaking and page to page composition and construction.



Designed for emerging and professional artists who are not afraid to experiment and wish to improve their techniques. Work with various tools and print processes and produce a portfolios of original works.  Class discussion and critiques will encourage students to articulate their ideas. Includes open studio time for class members once a week.


The Working Questions
Embodying the spirit of the traditional atelier, A6 explores questions of interest, new ideas and approaches in printmaking to assist artists in strengthening their relationship with their work and troubleshooting obstacles in technique. 


Atelier, is a French word meaning “an artist studio or workshop,” it is a place where students learn directly from master artist teachers. Dedicated to building artists’ skills and techniques, A6 has designed “studio practice” offerings to inspire creativity for emerging and professional artists who wish to improve their techniques, experiment and explore.


The Artist-in-Residence program provides an opportunity to work side-by-side with an accomplished artist in a workshop format.  A6 residencies enrich the educational process, open invigorating dialogue and provide inroads to learning that are creative and inspirational.