Workshops & Classes
CREATING YOUR OWN
VALENTINE’S CARDS with Becky Bucci
Play shop – Valentine Cards
Sunday, January 26, 1-4 p.m. Class fee $30 plus $10 supply fee to instructor
Instructor: Becky Bucci
THIS CLASS IS FULL
Creating your own Valentine Cards
In this day of electronic communication, it’s still nice to receive a “snail mail” card. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Surprise your loved ones with a handcrafted card made especially by you. Becky will have two SiZZIX die cutting machines available, explain how they work and have a wide assortment of die cutters, embossing folders, papers, stamps, inks and much more to design and create your own cards.
We’ll start the class with a warmup card to learn basic techniques then you can use provided supplies to jump into your own lane.
Becky will also discuss how she photographs original art to create multiple cards with photos reprints and touch on fused fabric cards. With the techniques you will learn in this class you will be able to create cards for every occasion year round.
Snacks and beverages will be served. BYOB and share a creative winter afternoon with a few friends.
Each participant will get 10 blank cards and envelopes and all necessary supplies. Supply fee to instructor at class $10
DEVELOPING A LOOSER LANDSCAPE STYLE with Kari Feuer
4 Classes: Tuesday, February 4,11,18 and 25
This 4 session weekly class will be scheduled on Tuesday mornings in February 2020. The class will build consecutively with students advancing their skill levels, working together to refine each artist’s view and approach to the landscape. There will be an emphasis on techniques to “loosen up” while painting from photos, sketches, memory or imagination. Moving away from portraying specific items or places, we will be more concerned with harmony, space, design and mood–concentrating on the tools of color mixing and paint application which lead to successful paintings. We’ll use large brushes and palette knives and work into basic landscape designs, which may lean more abstract or more representational.
This weekly schedule is ideal to maximize painting instruction in classes, with time to make progress on paintings at home between sessions. Meet and share creative development with other artists from our area in an optimal small group environment.
Either oil or acrylic mediums are fine, however if students have not painted before (or recently) Kari’s beginning workshops specifically in oil or acrylics offered in January is required. Beginners are welcome, but some knowledge in handling of the materials, and basic concepts is needed. A supply list will be provided to the students.
POSITIVELY PLEIN AIR: THE URBAN LANDSCAPE with Kirah VanSickle
2 1/2 day workshop
Friday March 6-Sunday March 8
Times: Friday March 6 – 6pm-9pm includes Wine and Cheese Reception and instructional activities at Gallery Citrine
Saturday 3/7 and Sunday 3/8 9:30-4:30 with 1 hour free lunch time on your own – various urban locations
With historic downtown Wilmington and the Cape Fear Riverfront as our inspiration, this annual plein air spring retreat will focus on capturing the essence of urban scenes. Geometry, reflective surfaces, lighting, signage and figures all add challenges to the alla prima approach. Build confidence in painting fundamentals and enjoy the southern charm of Wilmington, NC.
Level of student skill recommended: For all levels, all painting mediums welcome.
Kirah Van Sickle is a lifelong artist and adventurer at heart. She has a rich academic history in art study, graduating from Duke University with dual majors in Biology and Art and Art History, an MS in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia and MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University.
Kirah’s strength is her versatility and confidence in the painting process. A dynamic instructor, she teaches custom courses and workshops to both beginner and seasoned artists; and is on the teaching staff of local community colleges and the Cameron Museum.
Learn more at: www.kirahfineart.com
GELLI PRINTING GALORE! with Kirah VanSickle
Two day workshop:
Monday, March 30 and Tuesday March 31
A chance to win $50 gift package of Gelli supplies if you register before or on 2/28/2020
This 2 day workshop is a fun introduction to exploring Gelli Arts monoprinting techniques. No experience necessary! Great for the beginner to advanced student artist interested in creative mark-making. We will cover printing basics using Open acrylic paint as our ink. Along with stencils, texture, masking and layering techniques, we will look at a variety of ways to use prints in mixed media processes and journaling. Warning: it’s addictive!! Instructor will supply various size plates, paint and a variety of papers for printing. $5 supply fee. Students will receive additional supply list
Instructor : Kirah Van Sickle
Kirah Van Sickle is a lifelong artist and adventurer at heart. She has a rich academic history in art study, graduating from Duke University with dual majors in Biology and Art and Art History, an MS in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia and MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University. Kirah’s strength is her versatility and confidence in the painting process. A dynamic instructor, she teaches custom courses and workshops to both beginner and seasoned artists; and is on the teaching staff of local community colleges and the Cameron Museum.
Learn more at: www.kirahfineart.com
BACK FROM BLACK- Exploring Abstract Design and Value with Mixed Media
2 day workshop
Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7, 2020
Times: 10 am -5 pm each day with 1 hour free lunch break on your own
In this two day workshop, students will be develop a dyptich with a strategy Rebecca calls “Back from Black”. The focus will be on compositional design, value, and use of a limited color palette. Black acrylic gesso, collage, watermedia and optional metal leaf will be our materials.
Instructor: Rebecca Zdybel
Rebecca is an award winning professional artist, and a member in excellence of the South Carolina Watermedia Association. She lives and works in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She teaches weekly classes in her studio in Myrtle Beach and leads international annual Eat, Paint, Cook Tours. Her work is adventurous, and her methods and materials are varied. Her students love her energy, her sense of humor, and her heartfelt enthusiasm for sharing art creation with her students. For more info see: rebeccazartist.com
PAINTING FROM THE HEART-Watercolor Workshop with Carol Carter
3 Day Workshop
Sunday July 12 – Tuesday July 14 2020
Time: 9-4 each day with 1 hour free for lunch
COST: $475 early bird registration before March 31, 2020
$500 per student after March 31,2020
Class size limited to 15 students. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an internationally recognized watercolor master in Gallery Citrine’s small group setting. Carol’s expertise with all subjects, from figures, to animals and landscapes is amazing and she receives rave reviews from her workshop students. For more information see:
Instructor : Carol Carter
Carol Carter received her MFA from Washington University, St. Louis. She received a MAA-NEA Fellowship in Painting and Works on Paper in 1994. Voted Best St. Louis Artist by The Riverfront Times in 2000. In 2002 her work was chosen for the cover of New American Painting magazine and in 2003, the US Embassy sponsored a solo exhibition of her work at the Teatro del Centro de Arte, in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Ms. Carter has been visiting artist in Oslo and Stavanger, Norway, in 1999, 2001, and 2003. The Schmidt Art Center in Belleville, IL held a solo exhibition in 2006. She was invited to be in the National Watercolor Biennial at Parkland College in February. She is featured artist in the Herstory invitational at SWIC in Granite City, IL. A retrospective of her work will be held at the Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta, GA opening this March. Different Strokes, by Quartro Publishing, in London, England is featuring her work.
Ms. Carter’s work is represented in many public and private art collections, including those of Citicorp, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Arjomani Paper, Leonard Slatkin, Price University, and Utah State University.