Fine Arts

Music in the Atrium

Music in the Atrium

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12:00-1:30pm

Thursdays, 12:00-1:30 pm 
Join jazz trio, Jazz 1-2-3 at for a little swing, Latin and jazz standards featuring Andre on bass, Robert LaRue on saxophone and David Weiss on piano.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 9:30-11:30am

Fridays, 9:30am-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. No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Learning from the Masters - Munch (Acrylics)

Learning from the Masters - Munch (Acrylics)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12:30-3:30pm

There are four separate classes offered. You must sign up for each class individually.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about Edvard Munch, the Norwegian painter whose work "The Scream" is known throughout the world. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use this iconic painting as a reference but adding your personal creative touch!  Class fee: Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. This is the first class in a series of learning & painting like the Masters.

September 24th - The Scream - Edvard Munch

The three other classes are listed separately. Click on the date(s) below to register for each of the other classes.
September 3rd - Sunflowers - Vincent Van Gogh
September 10th - Water Lily Pond - Monet
September 17th - Starry Night - van Gogh

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 2

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Learning from the Masters - Munch (Acrylics)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Monotype and Block Printmaking (Sept-Oct)

Monotype and Block Printmaking (Sept-Oct)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Six consecutive Mondays, September 20–October 25

These two simple methods of printmaking are easy to learn and fun to make. You will walk away with a lot of work at the end of this class! Monotypes are fast, involve lots of play and experimentation. Block prints are slower to create with a meditative process—one soft, one crisp, both gorgeous. Award-winning artist Ann Cheeks is the instructor. Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $60. Materials fee $30 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Monotype and Block Printmaking (Sept-Oct)

Standard Members and Guests $60.00
Prime Members $0.00
Advanced Beginners Guitar Class (Onsite)

Advanced Beginners Guitar Class (Onsite)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays, June 7-August 9 (8 weeks), 1:00-2:00 pm  This series has already started.  Registration is now closed.

New Series added! Mondays, August 16-October 11 (will not meet Sept. 6), 1:00-2:00 pm - Register below

If you can play a few guitar chords and strum, this class is for you!  In this class you will learn more advanced chords, fingerpicking and strum patterns while having funs and with familiar songs. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. BYOG (bring your own guitar!) This class is open to all! Prime members $40 for the 8-week session; Standard members and guests $64.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (September-October)

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (September-October)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday evenings, September 7–October 26, 5:30–7:30 pm (8 weeks)

Working from photographs (your own or ones provided) you will set up your palette, learn to mix color, simplify shape, and create the illusion of depth while discovering the luscious feel of oil paint. Odorless mineral spirits will be used, which eliminates the harmful agents typically associated with oil painting. At the end of the class, you will have two or more finished paintings. Award-winning local artist Ann Cheeks is the instructor. Open to all. Prime members free; Standard members and Guests $80. Materials fee is $40 for all, payable to instructor at the first class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

This is a four week class from October 5th to October 26th.

The fall landscape is dramatically different from every other season!  That drama can be captured by paying attention to:  Color, especially the contrasts of cool against warm, and bright against neutral; light, since the landscape receives more sunlight; and trees, because they reveal their structure. Join popular watercolor artist Jane Skafte – Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests $45.00.

 

Closer to the class, Jane will email 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
  • Nice to have: watercolor pencils

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

Pay for this event online

Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Artists Reception

Artists Reception

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 4:00-6:00pm

Works by BozART Fine Arts Collective and watercolorist Jane Skafte will be on display at The Center during October thru November.  The Center invites you to celebrate the opening of the October/November gallery hall exhibit at an artists reception on Thursday, October 7, 4:00-6:00PM. This will be your opportunity to meet the artists as you stroll the gallery halls on the first and second floors of The Center complete with music being played live by the Jazz 1-2-3 combo.  Food and drinks will be served. No registration necessary.

“A New Rhythm”, a BozART Fine Arts Collective exhibit will be on display on the first floor.  Eleven Central Virginia artists are showing their work with over thirty paintings and photographic art.  These are recent works of the artists which will include photography, oils, acrylics and watercolors in both realism and abstraction.  The area’s artists represented are Sara Gondwe, Shirley Paul, Brita Lineberger, Craig Lineberger, Julia Kindred, Matalie Deane, Randy Baskerville, Joan Dreiser, Judith Ely, Juliette Swenson and Betty Brubach. 

Jane Skafte’s work will be on the second floor.  Jane looks to nature as a source of inspiration to create art as a poetic rather than a literal depiction of her subject matter, even when drawn to representational landscapes rendered in watercolor.  Jane received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in textile design, and her MFA is from Syracuse University in studio art. She has had solo exhibitions throughout Virginia, and group exhibitions along the east coast, New York and elsewhere.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 6:00-8:00pm

Meets the 1st Thursday of every month, beginning September 2

A jazz jam session is a relatively informal musical event, in which musicians, including both instrumentalists and vocalists, who have not previously rehearsed their performance together, meet to play commonly known standard jazz tunes. The arrangements are created spontaneously by the musicians during performance. There is also a strong focus on individual improvised solos. Musicians may choose to participate in only one song or all songs during the evening.

The styles of jazz music performed during a single jam session can range widely – from early Dixieland jazz from the 1920’s, to big band swing of the 1930’s to 1940’s, popular Broadway tunes, Latin beats, Bebop and Cool jazz of the 1950’s to 1960’s and contemporary jazz from the 1970’s through to today. The jazz jam experience is a fun and educational experience for both participants and the audience. Participants get the chance to practice their jazz improvising skills in front of a live audience and meet other musicians in the local jazz community. Musicians of all abilities and ages from beginners to professionals are welcome to join in. The audience will likely hear some familiar jazz tunes but will also certainly discover new songs performed that they have not heard before.  

Steve Brecker will head up this program. He has a music degree from University of Miami and has played jazz trumpet for 50+ years in a variety of music groups. He is a member of the Charlottesville based Sentimental Journey Big Band and the Charlottesville (Municipal) Band.

Free and open to all. Not a musician? Just come and listen!
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Friday, October 8, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm

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, and receive lots of one-on-one instruction from artist Jan Settle.  Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 15.00. Materials 20.00 for all participants, 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

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Piedmont Pastelists (Onsite and Online)

Piedmont Pastelists (Onsite and Online)

Monday, October 11, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

2nd Monday of each month, 1:00pm-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.

Click here to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82839488707

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Black Fiddlers of Monticello

Black Fiddlers of Monticello

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Black Fiddlers of Monticello tells the story of the three fiddle-playing sons of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, as well as their fiddling cousins, the Scotts. Both families played for important events at Monticello and lived in downtown Charlottesville for a time. This multimedia program will teach participants about these fiddlers’ important musical contributions, and you will hear what the music sounded like through a performance demonstration by David McCormick - violinist, scholar, and 2020 Fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies. In addition, the slide show presentation will allow participants to learn about the history of local downtown landmarks. 

About the Creator and Presenter:

David McCormick is a Charlottesville-based violinist and scholar. He is the founding Artistic Director of Early Music Access Project and Executive Director of Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival. He was a 2020 Fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Black Fiddlers of Monticello

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Essentials of Drawing with Jane Skafte

Essentials of Drawing with Jane Skafte

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 10:30-12:30pm

This is a four week class from October 15-November 5th.

This class is designed to give you a good foundation in the basics of drawing. You will become familiar with several drawing styles, rendering techniques, and principles of perspective in order to draw different subjects with ease and accuracy. Artist Jane Skafte will cover still life, drawing from photographs and portraits, in pencil, ink and colored pencil. 

Supplies for drawing (please bring these to class):

  • Quality Drawing Pencils, like a tin of Derwent graphite pencils
  • Sketch book (at least 14" in short dimension) Drawing or Mixed media
  • Erasers: kneaded eraser and white vinyl
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Drawing pens-- like micron pens. One brush pen
  • Optional: Colored pencils

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Multimedia Collage

Multimedia Collage

Friday, October 22, 2021 | 12:30-3:30pm

Stretch your creative mind to make a painting of whimsical shapes & colors in this fun class using multiple media with instruction from Jan Settle.  Every painting will be a unique expression of your imagination!  Open to all. Prime members: Free,  Standard Members and Guests 20.00. Materials fee, $10.00 for all, 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: 3

Pay for this event online

Multimedia Collage

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felted Santa Ornaments

Felted Santa Ornaments

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

Have fun felting one of these jolly old souls with fiber artist Donna Markey. Donna is a patient, creative teacher who delights in seeing peoples' creativity come to life as they make their felted masterpieces. No experience necessary - all levels welcome. Prime Members: free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members: 15.00. Materials fee: $12.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Felted Santa Ornaments

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 12:00-4:30pm

Learn to make beautiful monoprints, gelatin prints and mixed media for holiday cards and stationery. Jane Skafte will teach simple techniques for creating cards that can be mailed, tied to gifts, or given as art prints. This one-day workshop will cover card design, color mixing, image transfer, lettering and embellishment. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, 15.00, Guests: 20.00. Materials fee 25.00 for everyone, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felted Angels with Donna Markey

Felted Angels with Donna Markey

Friday, December 10, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

Fiber artist Donna Markey will help you choose your colors and show you how to felt your very own angel. Give as a cherished handmade gift or keep for yourself. Prime Members: free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members: 15.00. Materials fee: $12.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event online

Felted Angels with Donna Markey

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00