Welcome to the Southern Oregon Guild's Event Calendar.

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Watermedia Textures with Pam Haunschild

08-21-2021 09:30 am -03:30 pm
Class Fees are on a sliding scale from $55 to $75. Scholarships or discounts available by request and based on stated need.
Watermedia Textures with Pam Haunschild

Texturing with Watermedia

Saturday, August 21 from 9:30am-3:30pm (bring a lunch)

The Southern Oregon Guild invites you to join Guild member Pam Haunschild in a fun, exciting in-person painting workshop! We will be creating textured, complex watermedia backgrounds and then work on turning them into successfully finished paintings. You can work in the watermedia of your choice (acrylic, watercolor, ink, or gouache).  We will work to create both dimensional texture (raised above the surface of the painting) and visual texture (on the surface) using a texturing medium (provided) and some ordinary household items. This class is appropriate for anyone – no painting experience necessary. 

This class will be held at the Guild Gallery & Art Center at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, Or 97531.


Exploring the Unconscious Source of Creativity

08-27-2021 - 08-29-2021
Fees are on a sliding scale from $60 to $100. Scholarships or discounts available by request and based on stated need.
Exploring the Unconscious Source of Creativity

Day(s): Three sessions over a weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Date: August 27th - August 29th
Times: Friday 5-7pm and Saturday & Sunday 2:30-5:30pm

We have all faced enormous challenges this past year and a half; and we've gotten creative about getting through. How can creativity continue to support us as we heal from a year of isolation and evacuation; as we re-emerge and reconnect? This weekend workshop will draw on Process Work, Theatre for Living/Theatre of the Oppressed, and performance methods such as Viewpoints and Grotowski to explore through movement and expression our deepest sources of creativity and motivation. This space will be playful, healing, transformative, and open to anyone! You don't need to be a performer or an established artist to participate; and artists from any medium will benefit from this work. We will journal, move, talk, dance, play and more.

Please reach out to us if the price for this course is prohibitive for you. We have a reduced rate of $50 for Illinois Valley residents who would benefit from the reduced amount, as well as work exchange options. For information, call (541) 659-3858 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Call for Proposals: "Creative Community" Workshop Series

Call for Proposals:  "Creative Community" Workshop Series

Do you have an idea for bringing people together to inspire creativity and build community?

Proposal Link

Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans is seeking proposals from creative people in the Illinois Valley and Josephine County to deliver online workshops on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm this fall, starting in mid-October, as part of our "Creative Community" series. 

Offerings could take the form of a:

  • Workshop
  • Guided Activity
  • Discussion
  • Collective Performance (or)
  • Another Format

Got an idea? Learn more and fill out the simple proposal form found here: Creative Community Proposal Form, and submit it as soon as possible. 

Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

We use the term "arts" and "artists" in a broad sense, encompassing all forms of creative practice and thinking. And, you don't have to be an expert!

We are looking for proposals that can happen via Zoom and are interactive, engaging, and encourage connections among participants. Your idea might involve just one Zoom meeting or several. We aim to create opportunities for exploration and to strengthen the creative community in southern Oregon’s Josephine County, especially in the Illinois Valley.

The Guild will provide support in coming up with ideas, facilitation, Zoom access, promotion and outreach, and a small stipend, depending on participation. Workshops will be offered for free with a suggested donation; 10% of the donations will go to the presenter with a $50 minimum guaranteed.

See What Strong Proposals Might Explore