I guess that’s why I haven’t posted here on my Events page. Because I just want to be making art, not so much writing about it.
But I have been talking about art. As most of you know I’m now teaching creative workshops at Curtis Arts. Curtis offers a fabulous menu of painting and drawing classes. To those offerings, I’m bringing make-and-take workshops that only last for two hours and students walk out the door with a finished piece.
I was hearing friends say they want to make things, but don’t have the time for finding DIY projects, assembling all the materials, and figuring out the details. So I asked, “What if you just show up, all the materials are there and we make things together step by step?” And, above all, we keep it light and fun? Now I had their attention.
Besides, when we create together, we can’t hear our inner critic saying we can’t do this. We move forward, one brush stroke after another because we are all doing it at the same time. Making things in class can be our social outing aside from the usual meeting at a restaurant or a happy hour. And, let’s face it, the joy of saying “I made that” is pretty rewarding [pat, pat on the back].
Modern Calligraphy classes are being held Mondays from 1-3 in February (1, 8, 22 and 29). This one is perfect for beginners wanting to learn how to use a pointed pen nib and ink to create gorgeous letterings.
And for Valentine’s Day we’re going to be crafting this floral wreath together on a fun Saturday morning 2/6/16 from 10-noon. Yes, you’ll leave with a finished piece!
And planning ahead for April there is a Casual Watercolor class on Mondays (4, 11, 18, 25). This workshop will be a light introduction to watercolor and lots of techniques to use when playing in this popular medium. I promise to demystify that this is one of the most challenging painting mediums.
Registration is here and most, if not all, supplies are included (perk!).