LEARN TO DRAW AND PAINT

WITH ARTIST DEB VAN POOLEN

ART & ECOLOGY CLASSES

EXPLORE YOUR LOVE OF ART & NATURE

CLASSES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

Connecting Art with Life

Discover Deb’s Drawing & Painting Classes, where students learn how to draw and paint realistically. Passionate about art and nature? Come to Deb’s combination Art & Ecology Classes. Deb teaches art classes at the Ashland Art Center and the Greensprings in Southern Oregon.

WE’D LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK

We want to create classes and experiences that work best for YOU! We appreciate your valuable feedback.

Tuula

"Deb's teaching style is consistently positive, encouraging and eye-opening. I love the tranquil atmosphere and the results of my efforts under her guidance have been surprising! I'm a more confident artist thanks to Deb."

 
 - TUULA, ART STUDENT, ASHLAND OREGON

Deb Van Poolen Art Student

"I enjoyed your class very much! So out of my body-of-knowledge and yet you were an excellent teacher!!! I was able to create and understand all the how to’s of realistic application."

 
 - DAYA, ART STUDENT, ASHLAND OREGON

“Mom, these are the two most relaxing hours of my whole week.”

 
 - REED, ART STUDENT, ASHLAND OREGON

Mt. Shasta Artwork

“Hi Deb, Thought I would show you the painting framed and hung. It looks great. Really enjoying it.”

 
 - DARLENE, ART PATRON, ASHLAND OREGON

anonymous

“I love this class so much. I always learn new things. You’re such a fun teacher. I always feel comfortable asking you questions and you are always so helpful. I’m so excited for the next session.”

 
 - OLIVIA, AGE 12, ART STUDENT, ASHLAND OREGON

anonymous

“Deb, thank you for a rewarding class. I enjoyed the format of each class: starting with warm-ups and exercises to place our perception in the liberated right brain.”

 
 - ANONYMOUS ART STUDENT, ASHLAND OREGON

anonymous

“Thank you again for your warmth and emotional generosity in class. Excellent instruction.”

 
 - ANONYMOUS ART STUDENT, ASHLAND OREGON

Butterfly Diversity in the Cascade Siskiyous

The Cascade Siskiyou region is tied with the S. Appalachian region for having the most butterfly diversity in N. America. 130 different butterfly species have been documented here. This poster showcases 41 of those butterfly species.

Artist Deb Van Poolen

Meet Artist Deb Van Poolen

Deb Van Poolen has been a plein air painter for 25 years.

Deb has taught drawing and painting in various settings, including schools, summer camps and her home studio, The Greensprings Clearing. She shows art at her studio and the Lithia Artisans Market.

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