Southern Oregon Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters
Welcome to the online home of Siskiyou Decorative Artists, the southern Oregon chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters.
We urge anyone interested in decorative painting to join us in developing their skills and meeting new friends.
Our chapter meets at the Live Oak Grange in Rogue River, Oregon. We usually meet on the fourth Saturday of each month, but please check the Calendar page for specific dates and meeting times.
We offer a variety of classes and seminars in several different mediums taught by both local and travel teachers. Please enjoy your visit to our website and come back often!
In order that we may safely hold chapter meetings again, we have implemented a temporary protocol to follow during these COVID-19 times. These measures will be in effect until our state is declared open by the governor. The measures to be followed at all indoor chapter functions include:
Each person is responsible for providing her own table. If you are unable to do so, let someone on the board know so we can help set up a Grange table for you. If you use a Grange table, you must cover it. We have thin table coverings available to purchase for $1 and they can be cut in half for two uses.
There will be no shared snacks or desserts.
Each person is responsible to collect and take home her own trash, including any trash from lunch. Bring a small trash bag to keep at your table.
Lunch should be eaten at your own table.
When you are seated at your own table, you don't need to wear your face mask. However, whenever you leave your table you must wear a face mask.
We will continue to hold our monthly raffles. All raffle items will be sprayed with a sanitary spray, and we ask that no one handle the items.
We hope these precautions are short-lived. We are trying to maintain a consistent policy until we are pandemic free. A healthy painter is a happy painter!
We have some wonderful travel teachers scheduled to teach two day seminars next year. Be sure to mark your calendars and save the dates. You don't want to miss them! More information will be posted as it becomes available.
2021 Painting Conventions
Saturday, July 24 - 10:00 - Live Oak Grange, Rogue River - Our July chapter meeting will feature Geri Blake teaching a faux tooled leather project designed by Sharon McNamara Black. The size of the surface is 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 (about the size of a small clipboard) but you may choose any surface or size you wish. Please see the prep instructions on the Members Only Page.
Note: The basecoat color needed to prep your project is Jo Sonja's "Chestnut." If you do not have this color, you may contact Kathy Prewitt in the Grants Pass area or Julie Veronneau in the Medford area to receive the paint for your background. We would like to send a big thank you to Mark Jansen of Jo Sonja's, Inc. for donating the background paint to us!
Chapter meetings begin at 10:00 with a business meeting followed by painting. Doors open at 9:00 for set up. Each person is responsible for providing & setting up her own table. If you don't have a table, there are some small tables available at the Grange. Please let Kellie Pomeroy know if you would like to use one of the small Grange tables. You must provide a table covering if using a Grange table, and we will have table coverings available for $1.00 if you need one.
We will set tables up 6 feet apart and members will be required to wear masks when not seated at their own table. Bring your own lunch and snacks. We hope to see you there!
Saturday, August 28 - 10:00 - Live Oak Grange, Rogue River - At our August chapter meeting, Dottie Bishop will be teaching a Multi Colored Spinner designed by Cindy Moore. This project is painted on a 4" round wood ornament with scalloped edges available from Bear with Us; however, Dottie will provide the surfaces and they will be prepped and ready to paint. Thank you, Dottie! Please read the information sheet on the Members Only page for what supplies to bring.
Chapter meetings begin at 10:00 with a business meeting followed by painting. Doors open at 9:00 for set up. Each person is responsible for providing & setting up her own table. If you don't have a table, there are some small tables available at the Grange. Please let Kellie Pomeroy know if you would like to use one of the small Grange tables You must provide a table covering if using a Grange table, and we will have table coverings available for $1.00 if you need one.
Tables will be set up 6 feet apart and members will be required to wear masks when not seated at their own table. Bring your own lunch and snacks. We hope to see you there!
Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26 - 9:00 - Live Oak Grange, Rogue River - We are excited to welcome Chris Thornton who will be teaching these two lovely projects during our two day seminar with her. Please see the July & August edition of the newsletter for the seminar registration form. The deadline for registration is July 12, so be sure to get yours in soon. Registration includes paint & surfaces for both projects along with a catered lunch each day.
Seminars begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. with doors opening at 8:00. Seminars typically last until 5:00, and we ask that all students stay for the entire day. Anyone needing to leave early is asked to leave at the lunch break.
We generally meet the 4th Saturday of the month at the Live Oak Grange in Rogue River. Doors open at 9:00 & meetings begin at 10:00. Check the Calendar page for specific dates & times.
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