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Find Your Inner Artist – Free Guided Tour Event

Wed, September 25 / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us in the gallery as we welcome Eskaton residents as well as the general public to a free guided tour of the gallery featuring work by: Ana Lisa Hedstrom, acclaimed textile artist and this year's Susan Cooley Gilliom Artist in Residence in the Coker Family Main Gallery. Egg tempera artist, Teagan McLarnan in the Westpark Gallery Ceramics by Chistine Liu in the Feature Foyer Variety of work created by artist members in the Wanish & Smith New Members Gallery…

The Successful Social Media Plan Every Artist Needs

Wed, October 9 / 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

You’re an artist making work who’s ready to finally use your social media accounts to help you show and sell your art. You’ve heard so many stories about how Instagram and Facebook are helping artists do impressive things that you’re ready to figure it out for yourself. You love sharing your work, selling it and having it exhibited, and you feel like now’s the time to see what social media can do for you. But, with SO many platforms out…

Egg Tempera Painting Workshop

Fri, October 11 / 5:30 pm - Sun, October 13 / 4:00 pm

This three-part workshop is an introduction/history to the unique and classical painting method, Egg Tempera. Each student will learn how to put together their own wood panel, "cook" their own traditional gesso using marble dust and rabbitskin glue as well as how to measure out ground pigment to make their own paint with the yolk of an egg! Students will gain hands on experience and learn the traditional methods of the past to create contemporary art. A still life will…

Artist 2 Artist Meetup

Sat, October 12 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, happening 12 times

Come to the Artist 2 Artist Meetup to share, learn, and network! Each month the group will focus on & discuss a different professional development topic for artists such as marketing, grants, teaching, local opportunities, and more. Make new art friends, air your artistic grievances, listen & learn from each others experiences, share who you are and what you do and develop into a true professional with the help of your fellow creatives.  Learn More   2nd Saturdays of the…

SCG ART Workshop: Indigo & Shibori

Wed, October 16 / 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

It is magical to lift fabric from an indigo vat and watch it turn from green to blue.  Shibori, the Japanese tradition of shaped resist dyeing is perfect for indigo.  Students will learn from this year's SCG Artist, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, a variety of shibori techniques: stitch resist, folding and clamping, and wrapping fabric around a pole to create textured bundles that can be dyed on the surface to create an amazing variety of patterns.  The class will prepare an…

Figure Drawing Session

Thu, October 17 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thu, November 21, 2019

"It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover, to your surprise, that you have rendered something in its true character." -Camille Pissaro Drawing from life is a great way to continue to develop your artistic skills. Just like with any other profession, regular practice helps maintain a high level of excellence. Keep your artistic eye in good form during this two hour figure drawing session with a live model. Embark on a…

Finance for Nonprofits

Thu, October 24 / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Looking to answer finance questions specific to your nonprofit organization? This is an opportunity to workshop your own financial statements and reports, hearing from experts on best practices for issues specific to nonprofits.  Who should attend: EDs and Board Members who have a basic working knowledge of finance. Limited to 3 attendees per organization. $25 per attendee. Registration includes lunch. Topics: Internal Financial Practices How to make financial reporting effective during board meetings, the role of the ED vs. the Board,…

SCG ART Workshop: Natural Dyes & Shibori

Fri, October 25 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Led by this year's SCG Artist in Residence, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, this workshop will introduce the best practices for the use of natural dyes as well as basic applications to dye both fabrics and wool yarns.  We will start with the classic dyes of madder and cochineal for reds, pomegranate for yellow, and indigo for blue.  During the course of the workshop we will also go over the use of local plant sources such as walnut hulls and golden rod. …

Drawing in the Gallery

Tue, November 5 / 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Blank notebooks, pastels, charcoal & colored pencils will be provided for little Rembrandts to study a new drawing technique each week. From composition and texture, to form, value & perspective--this is the perfect foundation class for young artists to learn from the wonderful real-life examples of art we have on rotating display in the gallery! Teaching Artist: Teagan McLarnan Ages: 8-12 Start Date: 11/5/2019 End Date: 12/17/2019 Tuesdays Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Members*: $80 Non-Members: $90 *Memberships start as low as…

Painting in the Gallery

Tue, November 5 / 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Each week the class will investigate a different painting technique using a new medium: watercolor, acrylic and mixed media to explore negative space, composition and color theory. Creative projects will be inspired by students imagination & the works of art found on our gallery walls. Teaching Artist: Teagan McLarnan Ages: 8-12 Start Date: 11/5/2019 End Date: 12/17/2019 Tuesdays Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Members*: $95 Non-Members: $105 *Memberships start as low as $60 for the year starting the day you join!    Space…

Create Like the Masters

Wed, November 6 / 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

High school students will take a fresh dive into art history to learn about the masters and their respective art movements. Participants will create their own projects using techniques & materials in the style of the greats. Enjoy the process of creation and discover the wide range of methods employed by the most well-known artists in the world and then break all the rules to make your own work! Teaching Artist: Teagan McLarnan Ages: 12-16 Start Date: 11/6/2019 End Date:…

Art Lab

Wed, November 6 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Participants will learn innovative ways to layer paint and other art mediums to create their own creative journals. Each day will feature a new project on canvas from imaginary monsters and cityscapes to vision boards and self-portraits. Teaching Artist: Leah Florence Ages: 8-12 Start Date: 11/6/2019 End Date: 12/18/2019 Wednesdays Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m. Members*: $95 Non-Members: $105 *Memberships start as low as $60 for the year starting the day you join!    Space is limited. Reserve your seat today:

Petit Picassos

Fri, November 8 / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This six week class is designed for ages 4-6 to explore their own creativity and imagination using different art materials such as acrylic paint, watercolors, printmaking and more! Each week will feature a different themed art project: under the sea, at the farm, in the city, at the market, and many more! Teaching Artist: Sloane Cabrera Ages: 4-6 Start Date: 11/8/2019 End Date: 12/20/2019 Fridays Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Members*: $55 Non-Members: $70 *Memberships start as low as…

Creative Art Journaling for Women Veterans

Sat, November 9 / 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for a special art workshop to embark on a journey to self-connection and creativity! You will enjoy building up their creative courage by learning basic skills in art making, journal prep, color play, and mixed media techniques. Open to all women veterans, this workshop will offer a brief introduction to the therapeutic benefits of creating an art journal before combining elements of reflective writing and mixed media art. All skill levels welcome. All instruction and art materials including…

Encaustics 101 Workshop

Sat, November 16 / 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Learn the art of Encaustics in this beginner workshop! We will cover the following: Tools and safety A brief history of Encaustics How to set up an easy and inexpensive encaustic space Basic skills: fusing and layering wax Extra Techniques: collage, adding images and mixed media, incising the wax Students will leave with 4 completed projects Having confidence and knowledge in this ancient and luminous medium Packet of written material Comprehensive Resource List Ephemera List for Students  (this will make…

Expressive Self-Portraits for Veterans

Sat, November 30 / 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for an art workshop to create an expressive self-portrait! Lead by regional artist, Deidre Trudeau, you will enjoy learning basic art making skills before diving in to create your own expressive portrait. Open to all veterans, this workshop will offer an overview of drawing and painting techniques to design your own portrait on paper and canvas. All instruction and art materials will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring their own ephemera collage materials if they wish to…

Mixed Media Art Exploration for Women Veterans

Sat, December 14 / 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for a fun workshop focusing on a variety of different mixed media art techniques! You will enjoy building up your creative confidence by learning skills in color combinations, mark making, composition and mixed media techniques such as layering, stamps, different adhesives, etc. Open to all women veterans, this workshop will offer a brief introduction to the therapeutic benefits of creating art lead by Gloria Rill before exploring different art materials and creative prompts for projects on paper and…

Creative Vision Boards for Women Veterans

Sat, January 11, 2020 / 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

You will enjoy building up your creative confidence by learning skills in collage, color play, mark making, composition and mixed media techniques such as layering, stamps, different adhesives, etc. Open to all women veterans, this workshop will offer a brief introduction to the therapeutic benefits of creating art lead by Gloria Rill before exploring different art materials and creative prompts for projects on paper and canvas with Deidre Trudeau. All skill levels welcome. All instruction and art materials will be…

Art Critiques with Pat Abraham

Tue, January 21, 2020 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us in the gallery for a special 4 part monthly series of art critiques lead by local artist, Pat Abraham. Each artist attendee will be able to bring 2 works of art for the two hour discussion. Try to bring work that is 80% done. This approach will help you catch and fix problems before you are too attached to the piece. For some artists, the last time they received structured, meaningful feedback on their work was during college…

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