"What art offers is a space - a certain breathing room for the spirit." - John Updike
Open studio offers a welcoming space for aspiring and experienced artists to create and explore. Artists can work independently on their own projects, try out new mediums, or work collaboratively with others. We provide a well-stocked studio and our highly experienced Resident Artist is on hand to assist participants in learning something new or advancing their skills. The mediums available are acrylic painting, watercolor painting, collage, printmaking, clay work, assemblage, sculpture, and drawing with pencil, artist markers, pastels, charcoal, colored pencils, and watercolor pencils.
Saturday Open Art Studio
Taller de arte abierto al público los sábados
A bilingual supportive space, guided by a native Spanish speaker
Un espacio bilingüe apoyado y guiado por artista latino.
Marcos Rockwell was born in Mexico City and has traveled extensively and lived abroad. He has been passionately involved with visual art for most his life primarily as a painter and sculptor. Around 1990 he began to explore digital art and has enjoyed creating images with this rapidly evolving and very exciting medium. Marcos earned a B.F.A in 1976 in painting and drawing and later studied art education and earned a Teaching Credential in Art Education. Marcos has worked as a bilingual resource and Spanish teacher and taught independent studies. Since moving to Eugene in 2010 has been happily involved with the dynamic local art scene. He has exhibited at Eugene Saturday Market and New Zone Gallery, Maude Kerns and MECCA as well as at Lincoln Gallery. He has been a Direct Support Professional at OSLP since 2015.
Open Studio Spring Hours:
Weds: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thurs: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
309 W. 4th Ave, Suite 100, Eugene
Sterling is academically trained as a painter, and trained by community in many types of craft-making. She has over a decade of experience teaching art for all ages. In addition to crafts, painting and ceramics, she does illustrations, loves music, and creative writing. Sterling works in an improvisational style, and enjoys the ways in which art develops beyond an initial vision. She believes in the value of practice, family craft traditions, and the artistic spirit within all of us.
Sterling holds a BA in studio art from Humboldt State University, and an MS in community arts management from the University of Oregon.