2019/2020 Half-Days of Art Schedule

African American Culture and Art Experience is the focus of our K-12 2020 study.

The Crow Applegate Lorane School District is looking forward to a cultural study of the African American experiences from January through mid May. 

The annual Artist in Residence program sponsored by the Rural Art Center is funded this year by a $2500 grant from the Lane County Cultural Coalition and a $2000 grant from the Crow Farm Foundation

Museum visits, new classroom and library books, internet resource and classroom visitors will provide resources for studies.  Songs and quilt squares, a mural about York of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and literature analysis will help students synthesize their studies. 

Stay tuned for public events related to the project.

Thursday Ukes

Join us on Thursday afternoons, from 3:30-5:00 in the Crow High School music room and learn to play the ukulele.  These free lessons, underwritten by Oregon Country Fair and Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation grants, are open to all levels of players, from 4th grade through adult.  We practice October through mid-June and promise fun times.  Email for more information about meeting dates or instruments. 

Rug Hookery Group Meetings

A group of local rug hookers meets monthly.


Our evening meetings are on the first Thursday every month from 6 to 7:30 at the Lorane Fire Hall. (Contact to get on the notification list for changes to location or time.) 

Please let us know if/when you are coming by sending an email to so we can be sure that we arrive with what you need. We will add you to the list to receive reminders of upcoming meetings.

WHAT TO BRING: scissors, cheater glasses if you wear them, any your own equipment if you have it.


• a rug hook (we will have some starter hooks for purchase --$6--or loan)

• a hooking frame (can be a large sturdy embroidery hoop; we have a number of these for sale for cheap) or a frame with gripper strips (for rent for $10/ month)

• a "kit" --a backing material with a design drawn on it and wool strips to hook into it-- We just put together 10 kits to get people started that are $5.50 on burlap or $8.50 on primitive linen for an 8"x8" square. We will be bringing 2 strip cutters for you to turn the wool into strips. (A typical price for a kit on linen on-line is $25-40 for this size. By donating our designs, buying in bulk, using recycled wool and shopping at goodwill stores for used woolens and materials, we have brought the price down to a one time bargain -- to get you hooked.)

Update 5/18/2015: The Rug Hooking Program's Bee Line Cutter arrived in a cool little tote. It cuts like a dream-- six strips at a time.

It was ordered from iloverughooking.  If you subscribe to the website, you get coupons and give-aways.

It is the cheapest place we have seen to order bent scissors and she carries the clear zipping wool storage containers.

Thanks to Shelly of for facilitating our purchase of a Bee Line cutter!