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Uncorked (Paint the Masters) with Jenny Wuerker

Dates: May 24th (Edward Hopper’s Hodgkin’s House), June 14th (Maynard Dixon’s Peaceful Morning) | 6:30-9pm
Fee: $35 per class | All supplies included!

Have fun, make art, and enjoy a social night out! Try something new and make a copy of a famous painting! Follow along as Jenny guides you step-by-step through painting your very own 16” x 20” acrylic masterpiece on canvas! All levels welcome and all materials provided! Classes run from 6:30-9PM and are $35 a piece. Bring your own beverage and snacks. Jenny Wuerker is an award-winning artist, gallery-owner, and art instructor. Reserve your spot today by calling 674-1970 or stop by SAGE!


Watercolor with Nancy Buening

Dates: Thursdays 1-4pm | April 6th – June 8th or Mondays 6-9pm | April 10th – June 12th
Fee: $110 Member | $130 Non-Member

Watercolor with Nancy Buening brings people of all ages and abilities to the wonderful world of watercolor and art. The students, mostly adults (but kids at heart), are encouraged to bring photographs of things that they like and then learn techniques that will help them produce a finished piece of work. Many of the members have taken the classes through the years and consequently an artistic family has emerged ready to help all newcomers. Many classes end with group critiques on the work done that session. For the totally novice painter a limited palette is suggested and is added to as the painter’s ability strengths. Hope you can join us!! ~ Nancy


Silk Painting with France Miller

Dates: June 19th – 22nd (Monday – Thursday) | 9am – 4pm
Fee: $325 Members | $350 Non-Members (Plus $25 for materials if needed)

France is a well known watercolor artist from the shore of Lake Superior. For 30 years, she‘s owned and operated her gallery (, and taught seminars around the world in water media. Her enthusiasm and knowledge are sure to open doors to well designed images. “Silk is a very forgiving medium, it is relaxing, and the materials are by nature, divine to work with.” Francie stated. “I love to watch the painters as they fall under the spell of this ethereal medium. I began silk painting 6 years ago at a watercolor workshop I was teaching in Taos, NM. Not sure how the students would take to the surprise project, I was delighted to witness the joy and relief it afforded them after 25 hours of water coloring!” The 4 day workshop will concentrate on the techniques of silk painting using gutta resist and steam set dyes with emphasis on color, shape and design, and is open to all levels of painters. It includes 4 days of instruction with daily critiques and demonstrations with silk processing (except dry cleaning). Class size is limited to 20!

2015 Artistry in Wood, Dayton carving show. Show and candid photos. Feature exhibit with Vic Hood.

Woodcarving with Vic Hood

Dates: July 22nd – 24th | 8am – 5pm
Fee: $225 Members | $250 Non-Members

Vic Hood, National 2011 Woodcarver of the Year, will be teaching a three-day carving class in “found wood” at SAGE! This mallet and chisel class is open to beginning carvers as well as advanced wood sculptors. Vic is a phenomenal carver, winning national competitions many times, but first and foremost describes himself as a teacher. His great sense of humor, patience and quality instruction makes this class a must do class for regional carvers and sculptors of the human form. Plan to have a mallet and large chisels, and provide your own wood, although Vic Hood will bring some pieces of wood for those who may not have suitable material. Stands are provided, and Vic will have a variety of chisels as well if you do not own mallet chisels. Vic Hood has published a book on carving found wood, and information is readily available on the Internet if you want to know more about the carving we will be doing.


Painting with Pastels with Mike Beeman

Dates: August 3rd – 6th | 10am – 4pm
Fee: $350 Members | $375 Non-Members

Learn the techniques of using pastels in a painterly style.  After a demonstration, individuals will work on projects with one-to-one assistance. Mike will cover the systematic process of blocking in, simplifying, value relationships, and working with edges. Students will become familiar with the use of color notes for problem solving, developing color and composition. Mike Beeman of Cheyenne, Wyoming, works in pastel and oil, in studio and on location, to paint a variety of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes and figures. He is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle artist in the International Association of Pastel Societies. His work has appeared in numerous juried exhibitions and competitions and has received many honors, including the Pastel Journal Silver Award in the 14th Annual Pastel 100 in 2013.


Life Drawing Sessions

Dates: Saturdays 9am – 12pm | March 4th – December 23rd
Fee: $10 per session

Sagebrush is doing a life drawing session on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Sessions are every Saturday. Bring your own drawing/painting supplies. We have a great time, so come join us! Please contact Paulette Kucera at 752-5328 with any questions.


Show & Tell

Every 3rd Saturday of the month | 2-3pm
Fee: Free for Members!

Don’t miss Show and Tell every third Saturday of the month! We’d love to see the artwork that you have been working on, so come share it with other local artists for group feedback! Show and Tell is free, so you just need to bring yourself and your artwork! We look forward to seeing you there!


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