Taught by Ron Heath, art teacher, carpenter, sculptor, painter and one of May’s Artist in Residence. This class is “a real live wire”. The workshop is designed to help “sculptors of all ages” use simple materials like coated electrical wire, paper napkins, masking tape, and a coating layer of plaster gauze (i.e. plaster cast) to create a small, realistic human figure-rigid or articulated. The figures end up being about a foot tall with a small simple wooden base. A part of Arts on Main’s Artist in Residency Program, this fun filled workshop is for adults and children fifth grade and above. Two day class fee is $40 and scholarships are available.
Color Your Canvas, Paint Like a Pro – Join us the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a fun paint-in night taught by professional artist Renate Bumgarner. Renate brings over 50 years experience as a painter & teacher to help you create your own masterpiece! Renate is an award-winning artist who studied art in Frankfurt and Wurzburg, Germany and at Thomas Nelson Community College. While working for the US Military in Germany she was an instructor at the Education Center in Schweinfurt. She moved to Virginia in 1976 and has lived in the Middle Peninsula since 1996. She works primarily in oil, watercolor and pastel. In April, Bumgarner will demonstrate how to paint these harbingers of spring…the yellow daffodil! It will look beautiful hanging in your home!
Cost: $35pp, all supplies, 2 adult drinks & refreshments are included
Please reserve by 5pm the day prior
Our gifted weaver, Janet Griffin, will be here showing us how to felt with fluffy wool. Amazing painterly technique! Create a unique textured canvas with colorful Romney and Corriedale wool as your paints! Your one-of-a-kind artwork will be suitable for framing. Surface embellishment includes mohair, silk and glass beads. Treat yourself to organic fiber art! You deserve it! You may bring a photograph. This will be a wet felt method. You will get wet. Students are requested to bring a towel.
Tuition: $40. Materials fee: $10. .
This ongoing series is taught by Renate Baumgarner. Beginners or intermediates. Renate will share her 30+ years experience to get you started with the essentials or help you improve your paintings. Good advice on paints, brushes, starting a painting, analyzing it and more.
Supply list given at registration. Classes begin 1/19 and continue on 1/26, 2/9, and 2/16. Join the class anytime. Class Options 4 Classes $100.00 USD Single Class $28.00 USD