Private Sessions

Private Sessions

Private Sessions Just call me to schedule a time for me to sit down with you, conjour up what you’d like to focus upon and then, I’ll craft a specific 2 hour class just for you! It’s one of my favorite arrangements with those I have the privilege of helping along the watercolor path. Contact information at my website, http://elainefrenett.com, or in my listing at Southern Oregon Artists...

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Monthly Journaling Clinic 2017 Update

Monthly Journaling Clinic 2017 Update

Monthly Journaling Clinic I continue doing my fun and successful monthly, Visual Art Journaling Clinic in my Ashland Art Center Studio! Each 3rd Friday, 3-5pm we gather for an new topic with first a quick demo, then all you have your hand at it in these intimate yet relaxed class. Call me to reserve your space (541-944-2196)to come along and play!

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Women’s Retreats

Women’s Retreats

Women’s Retreats Alpine Celebration Our August Women’s Alpine Celebration this year was beyond my wildest dream of success. Our cozy group was dazzled by a new chef (“Bear”, by name, in photo), sparked creatively making “everyday a surprise” (to quote one participant) and swooned by personal time enough to even practice one’s mandoline (honest, “I swear”)! And I won’t even go into what happened after the retreat! 2018 Dates for next year’s retreat will be between August 5-16th! Mark your calendars to be included in this...

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Traveling Conversations at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, January 2018

Traveling Conversations at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, January 2018

“Traveling Conversations” January 2018 at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Gallery III, I’ll be presenting with my dear peer artists, Jean Warren and Floy Zittin, our continuting project, of over 10 years, mailing visual exchanges in paintings (two forms: 5×7 inch individual statements – over 150 – and our collaborative large sheet watercolor pieces). More news to...

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Ashland Open Studios Tour

Ashland Open Studios Tour

Ashland Open Studios Tour Because I’ve moved to Talent I’m FINALLY able to participate in Open Studios. Do come by October 14-15th, 11-5pm. Here’s a handy map and I’ll be doing a demo Saturday at 3pm should you want to catch me in the act!

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Inner Bridges Show, Ashland Art Center

“Inner Bridges” Opening October 5th, 5-8pm, for Ashland Art Center‘s Artwalk is my newest experimental work. I’m pairing up with Janette Brown, testing with our creative process how to bring the new and unpredictable to...

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2012 ~ Painting Autumn’s Color … On Site

2012 ~ Painting Autumn’s Color … On Site

2012 ~ Painting Autumn’s Color … On Site 3-Day Watercolor Workshop With Elaine Frenett Dreamy, color-splashed fall landscapes meander throughout the Rogue Valley. Come sample how to transfer your autumn into watercolor richness. We’ll work with Plein Air painting but processes applicable for journals too. Date: October 12th, 13th & 14th Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Location: Eden Vale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford, OR Fee: $60 per day or $160 all 3 days. Materials list upon registration. Registration or questions: elainefrenettlivecom or call Elaine at...

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2016 Women’s Alpine Art Retreat

2016 Women’s Alpine Art Retreat

2016 Women’s Alpine Art Retreat This year is unique in that we’ve moved our retreat dates to August 14-19, to include more of the late summer. With the one month jump forward one participant from last year gleefully declared, “more wildflowers!!” In addition more activity on the lake, more subjects to sketch and maybe even lively music on the lodge deck weekends will add to the atmosphere. These are fully packed, yet gently paced, days of creativity. Each day includes personalized instruction with your tandem teachers Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren. Along with learning we take time to...

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Monthly Journaling Clinic 2015 Update

Monthly Journaling Clinic 2015 Update

Monthly Journaling Clinic Update Continuing by popular demand … this relaxed and insightful class keeps your watercolor momentum going while daring to go into foreign subject matter. Once a month Elaine will do a quick demo and the remainder of the clinic time will be for helping you with YOUR journals and answering any questions you have. She’ll bring along extra materials from the demo for you to try out — and we’ll enjoy the focus of once a month journaling together, catching up, and perhaps learning a wealth of new techniques and ideas from one another. Do come join her!! Third Friday of...

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“Cross Train Your Creativity” Women’s 2015 Retreat

“Cross Train Your Creativity” Women’s 2015 Retreat

“Cross Train Your Creativity” Women’s 2015 Retreat SOLD  OUT!!!!! June 7th – June 12th ~ OVERVIEW A guided exploration for wonder-filled women. This wide open northeast Oregon terrain, with vistas stretching endlessly, wide open skies and legends of deep history, will cradle a safe, harmonious and engaging gathering. With this retreat, our intention is to cultivate and steward awareness and creativity through play, invention and connection. To explore how watercolor,  journaling and plein air painting compliment and ignite new perspectives. John Muir … “Climb the mountains and get their good...

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Watercolor: In Deeper Pursuit

Watercolor: In Deeper Pursuit

Watercolor: In Deeper Pursuit Want to more understand pigments, mixing colors, glowing glazes and wet-into-wet? This beginning-intermediate to intermediate 6-week spring series will travel through value and color wheel review, then move into landscape (hopefully a plein air adventure, weather permitting), greens, design and corrections. Come swim in the wet, juicy world of watercolor, demos, homework and silliness included. Basic watercolor and drawing skills suggested. “I’ve learned more in the two hours with Elaine than years of buying books and looking at web sites.” – J.B., previous...

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“Applegate On Site” ~ two workshops, two sites & two instructors

“Applegate On Site” ~ two workshops, two sites & two instructors

“Applegate On Site” ~ two workshops, two sites & two instructors Silvia Trujillo, oil & acrylics, and Elaine Frenett, watercolor, will lead these two classes. Both Silvia and Elaine have over 40 yrs. combined professional/teaching experience as Oregon/California artists and delight in sharing along the creative path. Paint the picturesque “Lavender Fields Forever” farm, with lavender at it’s brilliant peak and then, the rolling hills with the dazzling vistas of Valley View Winery. Each session will guide you gently through an outdoor painting intro, separate demos by each instructor...

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