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Art History Meetup: Why Did They Make That?

Wed, February 26 / 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 We are welcoming any art enthusiast, especially those with a background in art (or art history) to join our exploration of artists and art movements throughout history from the Renaissance to Abstract Expressionism! If you yearn for knowledge about art history through the ages or are an enthusiastic art historian willing to share your expertise, we encourage you to join us for “Why did they make that?”   On the last Wednesday of every month from 5:00-6:00pm in the Education Gallery,…

How to take Great Photos of your Art

Sat, February 29 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Improve your photography skills during this one-day workshop with professional photographer, James Morrison.  This session will cover an overview discussion of tips to successfully capture great shots of artwork in a variety of mediums and settings.  There will be a demonstration of techniques to consider when photographing artwork for your online portfolio, social media and exhibit submissions.  Participants are welcome to bring their own camera and or smartphone with camera, tripod, laptop, one piece of your art to photograph, paper…

Baby & Me in the Gallery

Tue, March 3 / 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Explore the creative wonders of the art on display in the gallery with your little one. Each week fill feature a different theme and our Teaching Artist will lead a  story time along with a sensory art activity to pique your little one’s curiosity!  Date Class Theme Sensory Art Project Story Time Book 3/3/20 Automobiles Action Painting with Automobile Toys Little Blue Truck 3/10/20 Trees & Nature Collaborative Tree Little Acorn 3/17/20 St. Patrick’s Day Rainbows Group Mural Painting How…

Petite Picassos

Tue, March 3 / 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: Maggie Cowitz Ages: 4-6 Six week class Start Date: 3/3/20 No class on 4/7/20 End Date: 4/14/20 Tuesdays Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Members*: $55…

Drawing 101

Tue, March 3 / 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to elevate your observational drawing skills by exploring: line, shape, form, texture, value, and color! This class begins with sketches of objects inspired by the gallery environment and builds up to two main projects- a still life and a portrait. This inspiring six week course will train the young 'artist's eye' to create a strong art foundation that students can apply towards other mediums. Week 1 Line/Value - Main Project: Leaf/Feather Mirror Week 2: Shape/Form - Main Project:…

Anime Design on iPad

Wed, March 4 / 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Develop skills on the iPad using Procreate to design amazing anime work! Students will gain a deep understanding of how to form an Anime character through the various elements offered by Procreate. Students will leave the class with a physical printout of their masterpiece! Week 1 - Back to Basics: Reviewing basic mechanics of the program and learning shortcuts Week 2 - Creating Characters: Creating a character with Anime characteristics using techniques in Procreate Week 3 - Nature and Environment:…

Painting & Collage

Wed, March 4 / 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Students will get to experiment and play with these two art forms. This exploration of art techniques will allow students to express themselves through painting and collage. The class will investigate different painting techniques such as: 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. Students will learn how to combine various elements to create their own collage…

Art in Bloom

Fri, March 13 / 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Petal Connection and Blue Line Arts present: Art in Bloom Our first ever takeover event featuring local florists creating bouquets inspired by art in the gallery! Enjoy drinks, appetizers, and live music while browsing the works available during the Lottery for the Arts event on March 19th.  This event is a special preview reception for our annual Lottery for the Arts exhibition, and a great chance to meet the artists and local florists who were inspired by their work.…

Artist 2 Artist Meetup

Sat, March 14 / 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, repeating until Sun, December 13, 2020

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…

Lottery for the Arts

Thu, March 19 / 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Lottery for Arts is a fundraising event that provides collectors with an opportunity to acquire original works of fine art by professional and emerging artists, all while raising money for art education by supporting a non-profit organization and its community of artists. Join us for cocktail hour from 5:00–6:00pm at the gallery and pick out your favorite works of art while enjoying great food and wine. At 6:00pm, the Live Auction begins. Want to get the first pick of the…

Clay Animal Workshop for Veteran families

Sat, March 28 / 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Veterans are welcome to join us for an art workshop to spend quality time with your family members while creating a clay animal! Led by local teaching artist, Marsha Schindler, you will enjoy learning basic clay sculpting techniques for making your own family keepsake. Open to all veterans and up to 4 of their immediate family members (ages 8 and up), this workshop is designed for veteran families to engage in a creative project together. All instruction and art materials…

Art Lab Spring Break Camp

Mon, April 6 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have fun with art exploration! Participants will learn innovative ways to layer paint and other art mediums to create their own creative projects. Each day will feature a new project on canvas from imaginary monsters and cityscapes to vision boards and self-portraits. This camp will give kids the freedom to explore different art forms and experiment with many different art techniques. Teaching Artist: Teagan McLarnan Ages: 8-12 5 days Start Date: 4/6/20 End Date: 4/10/20 Monday-Friday Time: 9:00 a.m. –…

Painting & Collage Spring Break Camp

Mon, April 6 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This camp will expand upon our popular Painting & Collage class by going into more creative depth. Students will get to experiment and play with these two art forms to express themselves. The five-day camp will investigate different painting techniques such as: watercolor, acrylic and mixed media to explore negative space, composition and color theory. Creative projects will be inspired by students' imagination and the works of art found on our gallery walls. Students will learn how to combine various…

Ikebana Workshop with Sensei Helen Tashima

Sat, April 11 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Ikebana" is a Japanese style of floral design - a sculptural art form in which nature and human creativity come together to create artistic flower arrangements. These designs not only include flowers but emphasize other parts of plants,- branches, stems and leaves. Shape, line and form are relevant to the artistic expression of the design. For this beginners workshop, we will create two different arrangements using both branches,various greens and flowers:  1)  structured design using basic principles  2)  free-style with…

Marvel Superhero Illustration with Jerry DeCaire

Sat, April 11 / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marvel Artist Jerry DeCaire has illustrated Thor, Deadpool, Wolverine and other super popular heroes for Marvel Entertainment. He will give you a presentation on his career as a comic book illustrator along with a step-by-step live drawing demonstration. Participants will learn how to use cubes and cylinders to draw a superhero profile/head, design your very own superhero costume and blue line comic book page followed by an open Q&A session. Are you ready to learn the art of blue line…

Felt Succulent Workshop

Sat, April 25 / 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Do you love succulents but can't seem to keep them alive?  Learn how to create your own forever plant during this felt workshop!  Needle felting is a traditional craft technique used to stiffen and shape wool to create a desired form.  During this workshop, participants will learn about different types of wool and tools used in needle-craft to create their own felt succulent in a terra cotta pot.  Needle felting is also a popular form of stress relief and the…

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