Fine Arts

Friday Art Group (ON SITE)

Friday Art Group (ON SITE)

Friday, October 23, 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

Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Monday, October 26, 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, October 26

Monday, December 14

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Wednesday, October 28, 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
Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

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

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

Pay for this event online

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Monday, November 9, 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

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays! Participants will select colors and pour acrylic paint on plastic ornaments to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations. These make wonderful presents, too! Decorative embellishments will also be provided. This is a FUN class – bring your friends. Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests $25. Materials are $15 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: 8

Pay for this event online

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Card Making (ONSITE)

Card Making (ONSITE)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Veteran card maker and Center member Sherry Sinard teaches you how to make one-of-a- kind handmade cards using decorative paper napkins. Choose one of several textured finishes as an overlay, then add embellishments to create your masterpiece. There will be time to make at least 3 cards of your choosing. You can even bring your own design paper napkins to use if you have one you want to make into a card to send to someone special. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $15.00 Materials fee: $5.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

Pay for this event online

Card Making (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members fee $0.00
Alcohol Ink Acrylic Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Alcohol Ink Acrylic Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays! Let's get the ball rolling by creating some beautiful decorations! Alcohol ink is a vibrant and unpredictable medium that is used to create colorful ornaments. Each participant will choose their preferred colors and take home three unique ornaments designed in the workshop. The process is easy and FUN – bring your friends! Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests $25. Materials $15 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: 14

Pay for this event online

Alcohol Ink Acrylic Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
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: 9

Pay for this event online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $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: 12

Pay for this event online

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