Saturday, August 11, 2012


Sage Place is thrilled to announce the kick off to its

Second Anniversary, with the return of SAS COLBY, to our

Bandon studio. We invite students of all artistic and

creative levels to join Sas for an adventurous Two Day

Workshop on the Oregon Coast!

“Art As Improvisation,” is again being taught by

California artist, Sas Colby, on September 21 & 22 at Sage

Place, Bandon. Sas is a master teacher with forty years of

experience exhibiting and teaching art.

In this fast paced workshop, Sas Colby will lead

participants through a variety of exercises designed to

jumpstart the creative process. Colby believes it’s

necessary to get the mind out of the way to allow the

artist’s true potential to flourish, so for the first 3

hours her students are immersed in a dizzying world of

materials and directions that lay the groundwork for

exciting art making. On the second day of the workshop

participants will be guided in creating individual works

based on the techniques and concepts presented the day

before. These could take the form of artists books, or

drawings or paintings.

While the techniques taught include drawing, painting, and

sculptural concepts, the emphasis is on getting to the

essence of the art making impulse. Colby also teaches

participants how to talk about their art intelligently,

introducing critical criteria to elevate and encourage


Sage Place director, Anne Sobbota, says this is a rare

opportunity for local artists to work with Sas, whose

workshops usually take place in exotic locales such as

Mallorca, Spain; France; and Taos, New Mexico. Her

workshops are highly valued as breakthrough experiences by

their participants. For more information on the art of Sas

Colby, go to

The registration deadline is September 1, 2012; tuition is

$225 and includes all materials and lunch for both days.

For information on the workshop, “Art As Improvisation,”

contact Sage Place at: (541)329-0303 or

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