You may view the previous live streams of our brown bag lectures on our YouTube page!
The Library holds a series of Brown Bag lunches, presentations and conversations concerning The Josephy Center, our Wallowa community, Indians, and Western history and culture. Programs have examined the Civil War in the West, fire in the Wallowas, the evolution of canyon ranching and horse gear, flint knapping and Indian tools, weeds and plants of the Wallowas, etc.
Brown Bags are generally held first and third Tuesdays at noon, and are open and free to the public.
Brown bags are also offered as live streams to those unable to attend. You can view the live stream link here.
Join Cody Limbaugh in this beginners drawing course designed to help students build confidence and gain a level of competency that will encourage continued drawing practice long after the course ends!
Join Rodd Ambroson in learning to draw the human figure with live models. Must be at least 18 years. This is a weekly drop-in session, preregistration is preferred for a discount. Cost is $20 per session drop in or $70 for 4 classes. Newsprint (18" x 24"), boards, easels and pencils provided.
Join Susan Pesti-Strobel for a morning of creating textile art. In conjunction with the Women’s Exhibit, we invite you to bring your thoughts, wishes, “feminine visions,” and the like, and put those in fabric and stitches as you meditate about them, and what they mean for you.
This spring our new group will be organizing regular outings around Wallowa County. In the spirit of a brand new project, there will be a hands-on workshop for making blank canvases. Local amateur painter Tony Chiotti will demonstrate a few ways to make low cost canvas panels that are perfect for outdoor sketching.
In this class students will learn about the reduction printmaking process and complete an edition of six two-layer linocuts. Classes held at The Josephy Center downstairs in the Printmaking Studio.
Create your own unique copper earrings with or without a bit of sparkle added. No experienced need. Just come and have fun creating.
Let’s spring into ceramics with a sculpture workshop. This is an intermediate/advanced workshop for those who have previously taken ceramics classes and feel comfortable and confident with the clay medium.
We live in a time when conflict seems inevitable and achieving balance seems unlikely, from the smallest aspects of life to issues of major significance. It is challenging to have open dialogue if we assume society is polarized beyond return. Has it always been this way? Are our differences as deep as we imagine? How will we make the world a better place if we don’t work to find common ground? How can art-making help us and heal us as we engage in the process?
Learn to needle felt succulents! Each student will be provided with enough supplies to create 3 separate succulents. They will also be provided with wool, felting surface, and felting needles to take home to continue creating.
Create a couple pair of fun Sterling Statement Hoops, for yourself or share with a friend.
No experience is needed for this class. You will learn to cut, texture, shape and finish the edges of the hoop. Simple, fun and statement worthy.
Students will learn how to weave a traditional stake and strand willow basket. The process of weaving includes learning techniques and patterns alongside the freedom to explore personal style and creativity. Students will take home a round wicker basket woven by their own hands!
Join Roger Amerman in this workshop to learn the Construction of either a Small Medallion fashioned into a fringed neck piece with ornate thongs or a Small Ornate Partially Beaded Buckskin Neck Pouch. Workshop participants will learn the basics of applique and edge beading.
Save the dates! The Josephy Center's 2024 summer camps will be June 17-20th July 22-25th More details to come! JCAC offers 2, week-long summer camps. Camp themes have included “Far Away Places”, “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Under the Sea”. Activities include clay, drawing, painting, drama and walks to the park for a free […]
Embark on a journey of self-discovery, goal-setting, and creativity at our New Year 2025 Vision Board Workshop. Start the year with a clear vision and the motivation to turn your dreams into reality!