Fine Arts

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 9:00-1:00pm

Participants will learn all about this colorful and delightfully unpredictable medium – alcohol ink. Each person will experiment using different inks and surfaces to create images using different techniques. Lots of one-on-one instruction from artist Jan Settle.  Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 30.00. Materials 25.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class. 

About the Artist

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universty and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 2

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Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesdays, October 7-December 2 (will not meet October 21)

Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Carole King, Rent...and the list goes on! Join Mike D'Antoni for this 8 week series that will take you back in time to some of the greatest music of all time. Learn a little about the songs, the singers and writers. Sing along with Mike as he plays selected pieces on his guitar. Lyrics will be provided.

Mike has a bachelor's degree in music education and has been teaching and playing music professionally for over 40 years. He has performed with Dixieland, jazz, rock, country and folk combos.

Once you register, you will receive a link to the ZOOM class series.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Standard Members $40.00
Prime Members $0.00
Design Your Own Holiday Photo Card (ONLINE)

Design Your Own Holiday Photo Card (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join local photographer and Charlottesville Camera Club member Liz Marshall as she walks you through designing your own holiday photo card using easy online software. Liz has been creating her own cards for years, and describes the process as “fun and easy,” and a great way to become more comfortable with photography and technology. You can choose from a variety of styles of greeting cards and personalize the card with your own photo/s, message and signature. Cards are printed for you and you receive the cards and envelope in the mail. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86366532539

Meeting ID: 863 6653 2539
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is closed.

This is a four week class on Thursdays from 4-6 - November 5, 12, and 19th (no class on Thanksgiving), and December 3

Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor in this four-week online Zoom class for beginning and intermediate artists.  It is all about enjoying creative exploration in color. The subjects will be from reference photos that Jane will send via email links prior to our meetings. In each class session, a variety of techniques and strategies for experimenting with materials will accompany instruction in basic brush skills, transparent layering and color mixing.

Participants will receive an email shortly before class with the zoom meeting link and ID number.

 

 

Supply list:

Watercolor paper 140lb, size 12″ x 16″ or similar

Pencil

Painting palette for watercolor paints 

Water container

Paper towels or a rag

Brushes: there is a pretty good synthetic set at Michael’s, Artist loft set: 

Wash brush (1")

Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)

Round brushes (sizes 10, 3, 5, 1)

Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)

Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box  OR: if you have paint already or want to add to your supply: (The individual colors are suggested, don’t worry if you have another brand that calls the color by another name. You need the primary colors in both warm and cool (e.g. warm blue is purplish and cool blue is greenish)

Two reds:  for example, Alizarin Crimson and permanent red or Cadmium red

Two blues: for example, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine and Cerulean blue 

One or two greens: for example, Hookers green or sap green

Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge

Nice colors to have (can be added later): Raw sienna, burnt umber, ivory black, paynes gray, quinacridone rose

Open to all.

Location: Online

Friday Art Group (ON SITE)

Friday Art Group (ON SITE)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 9:30-11:00am

If you like to draw or paint, you are invited to join the Friday Art Group. No matter what your medium or skill level, you will enjoy the creative, pressure-free environment of a colorful group of novice and experienced artists. You can work from your own photos, pictures or illustrations or bring your own still life. There is no formal instruction, but plenty of help and advice from others if you need it. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Open Studio w/Jan Settle - Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Open Studio w/Jan Settle - Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Two sessions available - Sign up for December 8th and/or December 15th below

Join artist Jan Settle for one (or both!) of her open studio sessions for Beginner and Intermediate Level Acrylic Pour onto canvas. If you’ve taken one of Jan’s classes, you’ll surely want to sign up to further hone your craft and have fun creating with Jan there to guide you. If you’ve never done an acrylic pour before, Jan can show you the basics. No two paintings are ever the same; you will take home two finished paintings after they have dried. Prime Members – free; Standard Members and Guests 20.00. Materials $15-$20 per person (depending on canvas size chosen), payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 6

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Open Studio w/Jan Settle - Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests (December 8) $20.00
Prime Members (December 8) $0.00
Standard Members and Guests (December 15) $20.00
Prime Members (December 15) $0.00
Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate  (ON SITE)

Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

2 sessions, December  8th and 15th, 1-3pm

Joanne Coleman has created a fun and interesting class that uses acrylic paints, a gel medium, and organic materials on canvas to create a unique landscape all your own. Learn how to: mix colors properly, use organic materials from the garden to create a painting, and glaze a painting with acrylic medium. A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. Open to the community.

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests –  25.00

                Prime Members – included in membership, but registration is still required

Materials fee = $20.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

Two Thursdays - December 10th and 17th  10am-12pm

Join Joanne Coleman for this multi-ability level class using colored pencils. Online using the zoom platform, learn how to: Blend multiple colors to create a unique effect on your painting, use your pencils to create shading, lines, and shadow to give dimension, and combine colored pencil with watercolor pencil for a lovely sunny effect.  A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. 

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests - $20.00

       Prime Members – included in membership fee, but registration is still required

Materials needed:

  • Set of colored pencils - primary colors - at least 6-8
  • pencil sharpener
  • 10x12 inch drawing paper
  •  watercolor pencils (usually come in a tin, available at art stores and Amazon.com)
  • 3 small inexpensive paint brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Standard Members and Guests fee $20.00
Prime Members $0.00

Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Monday, December 14, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Join members of the Wednesday Music Club for informal music in The Center's atrium. Enjoy additional performances on the following dates:

Monday, December 14

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Monday, December 14, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Join a congenial group of artists who gather to practice their pastel painting skills. Each may bring a work in progress for a constructive group critique. 

History

Noting the lack of a chalk pastel society in Virginia, in August 2001, Dick Carpenter invited Charlottesville regional artists in that media to meet at Michaels Arts and Crafts store at Barracks Road shopping center. Many were members of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, which had long admitted pastel as a water compatible “mixed” medium, but not as a feature of the CVWG activities. The result of the meeting was, quite purposefully, an “un-organization” with NO membership requirements, bylaws, officers, dues, agendas, minutes, quorum, name-tags, committees, etc. Just like-minded people enjoying meeting to exchange ideas and experiences about pastel materials and techniques, constructive criticism, and “show and tell.” The format is a mutual critique -- an examination, not fault-finding. Suggestions for overcoming problems are a part of critiquing. The choice of subject and style of a painting are not topics of critique. Some elements of Critique: 1. Overall Composition - Division of space. 2. Shapes and values 3. Form –shadows-placement of each of the elements 4. Perspective- Illusion of depth 5. Color harmony 6. Paths for the viewer’s eye 7. Center of interest - 8. Principles of Design. Assuring that there is a “message”. All attending artists are active producers, serious about their work, open to criticism, willing to present “work-in-progress," and constructive in their comments and suggestions. Although pastels are the featured media, other problem-paintings may be introduced.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ONSITE)

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ONSITE)

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

This is a four week class on Tuesdays from 9-12pm - January 5, 12, and 19th and 26th.

Participants will get to know pastels by experimenting with different kinds of pastels on various surfaces through a simple drawing exercise.  They will then learn how to sketch a simple landscape using basic shapes, lay in color on the surface & blend the pastels using different tools & methods.  Prior experience with pastel painting not required.

Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $55.00. Materials fee 35.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event online

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $55.00
Prime Members $0.00

Watercolor I with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

Held over four Thursdays - January 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4 

Art is a thing of the imagination. It’s all about enjoying creative exploration in color. All levels are welcome in this class. Artist Jane Skafte will start with exercises for beginners and anyone who works in other media but feels curious about painting with watercolor. Techniques will be demonstrated, followed by ample time for you to experiment and produce a beautiful work of art. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: 45.00.

Jane will email you shortly before the class begins and provide you with the Zoom link.

Supply list:
Watercolor paper 140lb, size 12″ x 16″ or similar
Pencil
Painting palette for watercolor paints 
Water container
Paper towels or a rag
Brushes: there is a pretty good synthetic set at Michael’s, Artist loft set: 
Wash brush (1")
Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)
Round brushes (sizes 10, 3, 5, 1)
Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)
Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box  OR: if you have paint already or want to add to your supply: (The individual colors are suggested, don’t worry if you have another brand that calls the color by another name. You need the primary colors in both warm and cool (e.g. warm blue is purplish and cool blue is greenish)
Two reds:  for example, Alizarin Crimson and permanent red or Cadmium red
Two blues: for example, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine and Cerulean blue 
One or two greens: for example, Hookers green or sap green
Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge
Nice colors to have (can be added later): Raw sienna, burnt umber, ivory black, paynes gray, quinacridone rose

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor I with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00

Watercolor II with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Friday, January 15, 2021 | 10:30-12:00pm

Held over four Fridays, January 15, 22 and 29, February 5

Are you looking to build your watercolor skills and maybe try some new experiments? Jan Skafte offers this class for people who have some watercolor experience and are seeking to build upon that knowledge. Techniques will be demonstrated, followed by ample time for you to explore and be creative.  Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: 50.00. 

Jane will email you shortly before the first class with the Zoom link.
 
Supply list:
Watercolor paper 140lb, size 12″ x 16″ or similar
Pencil
Painting palette for watercolor paints 
Water container
Paper towels or a rag
Brushes: there is a pretty good synthetic set at Michael’s, Artist loft set: 
Wash brush (1")
Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)
Round brushes (sizes 10, 3, 5, 1)
Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)
Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box  OR: if you have paint already or want to add to your supply: (The individual colors are suggested, don’t worry if you have another brand that calls the color by another name. You need the primary colors in both warm and cool (e.g. warm blue is purplish and cool blue is greenish)
Two reds:  for example, Alizarin Crimson and permanent red or Cadmium red
Two blues: for example, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine and Cerulean blue 
One or two greens: for example, Hookers green or sap green
Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge
Nice colors to have (can be added later): Raw sienna, burnt umber, ivory black, paynes gray, quinacridone rose

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor II with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $50.00
Prime Members $0.00
Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Veteran card maker and Center member Sherry Sinard teaches you how to make one-of-a- kind handmade cards using a Fun Fold technique with a Valentine's theme. Then add embellishments to create your masterpiece. This will include a top fold card and a right-side folded card. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $15.00 Materials fee: $8.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event online

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00

Anyone Can Draw! with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

This class is held over four Wednesdays -  March 3, 10, 17, 24 

In this fun, step-by-step online class artist Jane Skafte will help you work your way through exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together as a unit. Most students notice striking improvement as the class moves along. Learn to use texture and line, light and shadow, foreground and background, and several rendering techniques to draw expressively whether you have a background in art or not. Jane will also be giving optional “homework” assignments for those who want a little more practice outside of class time. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: 45.00. Register here.

Jane will contact you shortly before the class via email and send you a Zoom link.

Supplies:

Pencils 2H-6B

Sketch book (like Strathmore 400 series, or similar)

Drawing pen - Micron, pilot pen, or similar

Colored pencils 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Seats available: 16

Pay for this event online

Anyone Can Draw! with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00