Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Classes Schedule

If you have looked at the UCC Winter Class Schedules, THEY ARE INCORRECT! They have listed the Best of Oils & Acrylics class as having later hours and no afternoon class. THAT IS NOT THE CASE!

The schedule has not changed. Classes will start the week of January 9th. Please go to Classes page for the correct schedule and prices.

Please register early to ensure your place in the class!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and beautiful New Year from Ye Olde Art Shoppe

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2011 Winter Wine Walk

The Winter Wine Walk and The "Grand Illumination" of the city Christmas tree will be held Saturday, December 3rd from 4 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. in downtown Myrtle Creek. Start at The Myrtle Inn for maps, purchase Souvenir wine glass for $5 or bring your own. Take a carriage ride, featuring Draft Horse "Stahl" from A Place of Hope Ranch in Riddle. Visit participating businesses on Main Street, 1st Ave, 2nd Ave, Oak St and Pleasant Street. Other downtown businesses will also be open during this event. Get photos taken with Santa at Photos by Serena right before the wine walk
Christmas Tree Lighting is at 5:30pm at the corner of Main St & 2nd Ave. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, Carolers and maybe even a visit by Santa Claus!
For more information about this event, please call 541-860-5846

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Create A Gift That Lasts a Lifetime

How would you like to have your baby or grandchild in a frame like this one? Well, I can do it for you!

                            Or maybe you want to honor your Mom or Dad? I can do that too!
Or you can think up your own designs. These mats are only $7 each and would make wonderful gifts for the holidays or for any day. Stop by and see all of the new designs I can do for you with my new Computerized Mat Cutter.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween in Myrtle Creek!

Gravesly, the official "greeter", invites you to join us downtown for a "safe corridor" Halloween bash Monday, October 31st.

This year over 20 downtown businesses including Ye Olde Art Shoppe will stay open a little later than usual for "trick or treat". Thanks to WinCo Foods, Ray's Food Place and Shop Smart, lots of candy was donated to Chamber of Commerce member businesses to hand out.

"Halloween Headquarters" will be at the Computer Solutions (old Rio theater) thanks to owner Donald Barrows. That's where we'll take photos for the costume contest, with cash or Diary Queen gift certificates for winners in 3 age groups. Many other activities are also planned, as follows:

Last year, for the first time, we added a petting zoo. It was so well received that a Place of Hope at Ash Creek Ranch is bringing it back again. The Myrtle Creek Lions will set up their "bounce house" (weather permitting) and the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge will offer kids games and a ticket for a hot dog and soda for $1 or a can of food. New this year is "Trick or Trunk" and a showing of the movie "Despicable Me" at the Family Fellowship Church, on 2nd Ave just beyond City Hall. It's all fun and FREE!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October Frame Sale

Well, with new things in, old things must go out. With that said we are having a giant frame sale. Some new, some used. Both metal and wood frames in a large variety of sizes and colors.

This sale is through the end of October which is when the new Computerized Mat Cutter is arriving so stay tuned to the many new and exciting things that will be happening at Ye Olde Art Shoppe.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Deadline for Drawing Class

If you are interested in attending the new Drawing Class by Debbie Aken you need to sign up by Tuesday, October 4th by 5pm. This is a new class for us and we would like to get it going.

If you are seriously interested in learning how to draw you need to be in this class. Debbie Aken has over 30 years experience as an art teacher, just recently retired from the South Umpqua School District after teaching all aspects of art.

The drawing class will be an exploration of materials and technique. The class will include the study of perspective, life study and creative illustration. elements such as line, shape, space, form, value and texture will be explored. Media will include but not be limited to pencils, charcoal, and ink/washes using a variety of paper types and textures.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Art Classes are Scheduled

I hope you are enjoying the summer (finally!) and are getting ready to return to art classes this fall.
Most classes start the week of Sept 19th but check the schedule at to make sure you don't miss any!
We have a brand new class starting on Oct. 6th taught by retired Art Teacher Debbie Aken. Here is a description of the class.
"The drawing class will be an exploration of materials and technique.  The class will include the study of perspective, life study, and creative illustration.  Elements such as line, shape, space, form, value and texture will be explored.  Media will include but not be limited to pencils, charcoal, and ink/washes using a variety of paper types and textures."
In addition to this class is our regular line up of classes. For more information, please go to or give me a call at 541-863-6843. As you know if we don't get enough people registered in classes, UCC will cancel them before they even begin so please sign up early and bring a friend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Loyalty Cards

Ye Olde Art Shoppe will begin issuing Loyalty Cards to reward our customers beginning September 1, 2011.
We appreciate your business and want to reward you for it. So you will get $10 credit after $50 purchase of art supplies (excludes framing).

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wine and Dinner on the bridge event deemed successful

Nearly 90 people enjoyed the first-ever Wine & Dinner on the historic Horse Creek Covered Bridge in Millsite Park Saturday evening, August 20th.
Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars and Vadai Quality Wine Cellars provided wine for tasting and for purchase. The Tri City Slickers Jazz Band provided entertainment and volunteers from the South Umpqua  High School National Honor Society helped serve the 3 course meal. Door prizes were given and an auction raised over $600. 
Steve & Carol Hall, owners of Hall's Mercantile & Ace Hardware in Myrtle Creek were the organizers for this community fundraiser for four local non-profit organizations. The Main Street Myrtle Creek Association, Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge #1943 and Myrtle Creek ~ Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce will each receive the money raised.

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Magical Evening in Myrtle Creek

Come enjoy Wine & Dinner on the Horse Creek Covered Bridge in Myrtle Creek on Saturday August 20th, 2011.
Wine tasting from 6 pm - 7 pm. Featuring Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars and Vadai Barrels. Bring your favorite wine glass or purchase one on site for only $1.

Dinner and entertainment from 7 pm - 9 pm prepared by local restaurants. Dinner will be salad by SoCo Coffee Company, Chicken Cordon Bleu by Jeff Messner. Garlic mashed potatoes and veggies by Goodfella's. Dessert will be a surprise from the Painted Lady Bed & Breakfast & Tea Room. Coffee and Pepsi products by SoCo Coffee company.

Tickets are $30 each. Limited number available! Tickets my be purchased at Ye Olde Art Shoppe, Ace Hardware, Myrtle Creek and Umpqua Bank, Myrtle Creek.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Call To Artists

South Douglas county Festival of the Arts featuring fine arts & crafts ~ live music, free hands on art activities for adults & children. Free admission & free parking. Applications now being accepted for the juried show.
Where: Seven Feathers Casino Resort Convention Center
When: Saturday, October 15, 2011
           9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Set up: Friday, October 14, 2011
           5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
for more information contact::
Phone:   541-733-1853
Presented by Riddle Art Guild. Sponsored by: Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Douglas County Cultural Coalition, KPIC TV Channel 4 and KTVL Channel 10 News

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Patriotic Rooster

For those of you that bought tickets for the Patriotic Rooster drawing, thank you very much for your support. The money raised is going to buy supplies for the kids art class this summer. We have three kids and they are having a good time. The class goes until August 23rd.

The winner of the drawing is Ted Romas. He is very supportive of community events and is currently the President of the Myrtle Creek~Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations Ted!

Myrtle Creek Summer Festival

Myrtle Creek will be invaded by thousands of festival goers next week for the annual event. Starting Thursday, July 28th through Saturday July 30th, Millsite Park will be the hot spot in town. There will be musical entertainment on stage every evening and plenty of craft booths to keep you shopping and enjoying the outside. Stop and check out the variety of food vendors that will be cooking up a storm to entice you to their booths. Stick around for the BEST fireworks display in Douglas County Saturday night. It's always a good time so come enjoy this free event!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Douglas County Crafters Has a Website

The Douglas County Crafters has its own website.   So What?
  1. Want to find out what craft fairs are happening in Douglas County?
  2. Want to see who else is crafting?
  3. Want to be part of a Crafters Directory?
  4. Want to show off your art?
        And it's free!  Meet other artists and crafters!  Help by adding you name and information. It is only a small site now but with more crafters  and suggestions it can only get better!
check out the site:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Line Dancing at Ye Olde Art Shoppe

We have started another new class! Line Dancing! Yes, that's right, Line Dancing. Every Thursday from 9am - 11am you can learn & practice line dancing in our studio. Join us for only $2 per session and dance yourself silly.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Music in the Park

Music in the Park starts this week with performances running from 6pm - 8:30pm. All performances will be held at Millsite Park in Myrtle Creek with food vendors on site. Well behaved pets are allowed and owners are expected to clean up after them. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy!

Your Guide to the 25th Anniversary Season of FREE Music in the Park Concerts
June 30           The 234th Army Bank, Oregon Army National Guard, Portland OR
July 7              The Michael Fowler Band, Special 25th Anniversary performance
July 14            Broadway Phil & the Shouters, A "Roots Rock" Bank, Murphy OR
July 21            Mr. J./"Magic" Mike Smith, Rock & Reggae, Grants Pass OR
July 28            No Performance, enjoy the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival
Aug 4              New this year, Karaoke contest by Mike's Mobile DJ Service Myrtle Creek OR
Aug 11            The Conjugal Visitors, Old Timey Bluegrass "Swang", Eugene Or
Aug 19            The Craig Allen Blues Bank, "Rockin' Blues & Soul", Klamath Falls OR
Closer/Aug 25  Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising, "Roots Bluegrass" Bank, Tualatin OR

Myrtle Creek Summer Wine Walk

Thursday, June 30th is the Myrtle Creek Summer Downtown Wine Walk sponsored by the Main Street Myrtle Creek Association from 4pm - 6pm. You can sample wines from several local vineyards at participating businesses. Other businesses will self-pour wine. Light food is available as well as art on display in some businesses. Start at the lobby of The Myrtle Inn where chef Tony Ignoffo will be pouring wine. You can also purchase a souvenir wine glass there for $5. Then stop by the following businesses for more wine tasting. SoCo Coffee Company, Photos by Serena, Millsite Mercantile, Fotos by Flo, The Broadway House, Reeds' 2nd & Main Antiques, Creative Elegance, Mardee's Town Tavern, Rode Hard Leathers and The Painted Lady Bed & Breakfast & Tea Room. Stop in at other businesses to see what our downtown has to offer! Need a rest after all that walking around town? Come to the season opener of Music In The Park and listen to the  234th Army Band preform from 6pm - 7:30pm.

New Things Happening at Ye Olde Art Shoppe

During the month of June and July you will see some new things going on here at the shoppe. Painting, rearrangement of products and more! We have been in this location for more than three years now and it's time for some "refurbishing and refreshing". Stop by and see our new setup and do a little shopping.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Workshops 2011 with Billie Sheets

Register for all workshops or classes by calling 541-863-6843 or contact me .

June 1st - Rose Workshop 

9am - till done. $25 per student includes masonite. Optional lunch $4.

June 15th - Barn Workshop 

9am - till done. $25 per student includes masonite. Optional lunch $4.

June 29th - Seascape Workshop 

9am - till done. $25 per student includes masonite. Optional lunch $4.

Regular summer classes start Wednesday July 6th.  $35 per student. 

9am - noon OR 1pm - 4pm. Please register by July 1st

New Blog & New Website Starts Today!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What's New!

Welcome to Ye Olde Art Shoppe!
The latest news is that we're making some changes! We're going to merge website and blog so all updates and info are in one place. This is currently a work in progress, so launch date for this merge is probably a couple of weeks away. Until then, check Linda's Blog.