Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Revised Perspectives

Please stop by this Friday for the closing reception for Toby Penney's solo show, Revised Perspectives.  Toby will be on-hand to answer questions.  Her work is absolutely amazing!  She is a native Chattanoogan who currently lives in middle Tennessee.  Toby's work is shown internationally and nationally at well known contemporary galleries.  I'm so happy to have her in her hometown!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer Camp Schedule 2011

Finally, my art camp schedule!!

All classes run Tuesday – Thursday from 9 – 12.
(July 12 session will run 1-4)
$125 per student. Art materials & daily snack are included.
(10% discount for sibling attending same class.)
$50 nonrefundable deposit to hold your child’s spot.

IT’S ALIVE! Sketching and painting from life. AGES 8 – 12
June 14 – 16, 9AM - NOON
We’ll talk about sketching, creating studies & painting from real life. We’ll all go to Coolidge Park to sketch and set up still life at the gallery. Using our sketches, develop a painting. We’ll focus on scale, composition, artist tools and color selection. Artists will have at least one “free” painting to paint what they want.

CREATIVE JOURNEY – Focus on technique & enjoy the creative process! AGES 10 – 18
June 21 – 23, 9AM - NOON
We’ll discuss selecting subjects to paint. We’ll paint from life, imagination and photos. Artists will use sketching to develop ideas. Artists are encouraged to explore mediums and different tools. All artists will paint one large piece as well as several in other sizes.

LOVE OUR LOVEYS – Painting from life and imagination. AGES 6 – 10
June 28 - 30, 9AM - NOON
Children will develop lists and sketches of things they love. Working from life and imagination, artists will paint the things they love. Children will be asked to bring their favorite stuffed animal and make a portrait. We’ll work on developing ideas, color selections and improving our technique.

SMALL to LARGE – Developing ideas & painting in different sizes. AGES 6 – 10
July 12 – 14, 1 – 4 PM
We’ll talk about proportion and painting in a series….artists will develop ideas. Artists will create a set of watercolor cards and miniatures on canvas with acrylics. They’ll use still life as a starting point on “Medium” day. Then, on BIG day artists will paint a BIG piece on canvas.

ICE CREAM & CUPCAKES! Yum Yummy Paintings! AGES 6 – 10
July 19 - 21, 9AM - NOON
Artists will work with mediums and fabric to create texture for a dessert painting. We’ll discuss pop art and give our subject some “pop” treatments. We’ll create lovely dessert treats to taste and paint them. We’ll focus on different techniques, surfaces and mediums.

FLOWER POWER – A focus on working with different tools and techniques! AGES 6 – 10
July 26 – 28, 9 AM - NOON
We’ll talk about perspective and using flowers, discuss perspective and different ways to present the flowers. We’ll take a walk through Coolidge Park and sketch live flowers and plants. Children will use various media in re-imaging the same flowers. They’ll be introduced to palette knife techniques as well as mixed media.
August 2 - 4 – OPEN – First people to sign up decide what this week will be!

Call me at 423.648.0533 for more information!