Thursdays from 6:30-9.
Learn the ins and outs of oil painting. Using your own paints, learn how to mix colors, layer colors and express yourself with this somewhat challenging and mysterious medium! I have been painting in oils for over half my life and am happy to share tricks of the trade.
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Focus on animals in your art! Drawing from art history for inspiration we will work in rendering animals in paint with personal expression and individualistic color harmonies. You are welcome to paint with oils or acrylic paints.
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My newest body of paintings. I'm taking a slightly different direction with this body of work. They're abstract landscapes with a focus on architecture. Some structures are solid, some are translucent, and some appear to be disappearing. There's multiple viewpoints- like the feeling of being in two places at once. Some structures are coming apart while others are coming together. Others stand solid, ever present.
I have been having a lot of fun with colors. I was honored to win a grant earlier this year that has allowed me to buy lots of of oil paints- not just the colors I ordinarily buy but trying every color I've ever been curious about! Cobalt violet, azo red, hansa yellow, I'm loving life!
I will be hanging out with my work in this super casual meet the artist event. Come by and see the new work- and enjoy a beverage!
Introduction to Encaustic Painting (age 16 & up) Encaustics is an ancient painting medium. Pigmented beeswax, melted on a heated palette, is applied with brushes. It hardens immediately and must be fused with a heat gun. It can be layered, scraped and incised. Also works beautifully with collage. The class is technique oriented, students are free to explore their own imagery and aesthetic. Visit the Cary Arts Center's spring catalogue to register.
Gelli Plates allow an artist to create mono prints without a press! We will cover lots of techniques to create original, painterly monoprints. We'll use objects to create textures in the paint, We'll do photo transfers and use brayers to make color gradients. Class is 6 weeks long- starting on Wed. March 7- April 18. Evenings. Register through Sertoma Arts center.
Come express your self with color, pattern and imagery while making your own art book! You will learn several skills in this class- monoprint using gelli plates, coptic stitched bookbinding, and some creative book altering and customizing techniques. The monoprints we create will become the cover and some of the pages of our books.
An artbook/ sketchbook is the foundation for your creative practice. It's a portable record of your thoughts and ideas, a judgement free repository for your daily emotions, and a reference to pull from when creating bigger artistic endeavors! I have consistently kept a sketchbook since my college years and I can attest to it's power to keep one focused on artistic goals. In the beginning I used store- bought books that I would alter to personalize, but found that creating my own book from the ground up offered me more creative options. I would love to share my bookmaking process with you!
Class is all 5 Saturdays in September from 1-4pm. Class is held in my studio (#220) at Artspace. I will offer one make up class for scheduling convenience- date yet to be determined. Class is limited to 4 students. Class fee includes the use of these supplies- acrylic paints, brushes and tools for monoprinting, collage materials, scissors, book altering materials, book board for book covers, all bookmaking supplies and any other supplies needed except:
Students must bring to class- 6-10 large sheets of paper and a Gelli plate of any size. Specifics on supplies will be discussed via email.
Class tuition is $200. A non- refundable deposit of $50 is due to reserve your spot, the balance is due on the first day of class. Please email me to register.
An all ages class- bring your kids, your friends or just yourself! We will use geometric shapes to create architectural structures. We will work on bringing our ideas into our buildings in surreal ways. We will use acrylic paint, collage, and mixed media to bring our designs to life.
This class is limited to 6 people. The cost is $30 per person- includes all supplies. Email Anna to secure your spot. email@example.com
Enjoy a night of connectedness and creativity! With political strife at home and abroad, and just general life stressors, I have been using my art as an outlet. I want to share the healing power of art! (and wine and chocolate...)
This will be a free-for-all with all materials provided- just bring yourself! We'll use my many national geographic magazines, plus random art studio tidbits, plus fabric to collage onto paper. We'll use pens and acrylic paint too. It's your chance to express your unedited thoughts- no previous art experience nessecary!
There will be room for four people - so bring a friend! Cost is $40 - includes all supplies plus wine and chocolate. Email me to reserve your spot! firstname.lastname@example.org
The first two classes will be devoted to construction of books. We will use rives bfk lightweight paper, excellent for most drawing and painting materials. Students will have the choice of creating their own hand painted cover or using vintage found bookcovers.
Once the books are made, we will focus on content- drawing, painting with inks, watercolor and acrylics, and collage.
We will discuss the idea of a daily drawing practice and what that can mean for your artistic life.
This class is perfect for those who intend to make 2017 a year of creativity!
All materials included, though students are encouraged to bring any found bookcovers or papers they would like to use. Saturdays 1:00- 4:00. Jan 7- 28- 4 classes. $130. Four spots available- please email me to reserve yours! email@example.com
This is a 3 part class on integrating painting and stitchery. We'll create our own hand painted fabrics to use in a sewn and painted artwork. We'll be using our appliqué skills as well as learn some embroidery stitches to embellish our work. This class is 3 Saturdays, 1-3:30 Octopber 22- November 5.. Cost is $90. All materials included. Class is limited to 4. Please email me to register, or if you have any questions!
(Cat is by my former student- Heather Youngblood)
This is a 3 part class on integrating painting and stitchery. We'll create our own hand painted fabrics to use in a sewn and painted artwork. We'll be using our appliqué skills as well as learn some embroidery stitches to embellish our work. This class is 3 Saturdays, 1-3:30 August 13, 20, and 27. Cost is $90. All materials included. Class is limited to 4. Please email me to register, or if you have any questions!
We will explore the entire creative process from the germination of the idea to bringing the idea to fruition with encaustic techniques.
We will spend time initially brainstorming with collage material such as handmade papers, national geographic magazines, fabric, and drawing materials such as ink, watercolor, and gouache.
We will discuss how the technical choices made to translate an idea onto the surface of a painting reflect each artist's specific vision.
We will then use encaustic techniques such as collage, rice paper drawing, and photo transfer to incorporate our ideas into paintings.
All materials will be provided. Cost is $160. Class is limited to four students. We will meet four times at my artspace studio.
Sunday May 15- Sunday June 5th. 1-4pm.
Register online here, or contact me to register in person.
This class is open to beginners to learn basic techniques but also to anyone who wants to continue their encaustic studies. Jan 20-Feb 24. Wednesdays, 7-9:30 pm.
If You were a house, what would you look like? Answer this question and more in a special workshop with artist Anna Podris, as we use architectural elements to put our personalities into paintings of ourselves as houses. $15, $10 for members. Contact Angela Zappala at 919-821-2787.
Ages 8-15. We will learn the basics of animal drawing and practice our skills drawing from real specimens. Working from our favorite drawings, we will create an expressive animal painting using acrylic paint. We’ll practice composition, color mixing and color harmonies to create a painting of an animal (or animals) in their own habitat.
This exhibition invites us to participate in a "synesthetic experience"- to extend the horizon of our sensory perception through the complementary power of art and science.
Continue learning encaustic painting! A great opportunity to continue with the encaustic techniques you've learned in the intro class without having to purchase all the supplies! We will cover more advanced techniques and learn how to effectively combine techniques, working toward a more personal vision.