I have over fifty years of art teaching experience in private schools, community colleges and studio instruction. I hold a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute, New York.
WELCOME TO THE SUN ROOM STUDIO
If you live in or near Wilmington, North Carolina, my Sun Room Studio is not far away! I publish a new class schedule once a month and look forward to being your art instructor!
Classes are ongoing, you can enroll anytime or request custom class times and instruction in a special area of interest. These are small classes with personal guidance in a friendly, sunny art space! Sign up by contacting me today by filling out the form below or calling 910 547-8115.
APRIL ART CLASSES
Collage and Mixed Media - $100.00 for four (two-hour) sessions
Monday Mornings --10:00AM – 12:00PM
Monday Afternoons—2:00PM – 4:00PM
Bring magazines, photos, printed images, leaves, feathers, beads, etc. I will supply additional materials. Learn collage/assemblage skills to create beautiful collages or journalized scrapbooks.
Paint From A Photo - $100.00 for four (two-hour) sessions
Tuesday Mornings-- 10:00PM – 12:00PM
Tuesday Afternoons—2:00PM – 4:00PM
Bring a favorite photo or printed image and learn the basic painting skills to turn it into your own beautiful acrylic painting.
Water Color – $100.00 for four (two-hour) sessions
Wednesday Mornings--10:00AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday Afternoons—2:00PM – 4:00PM
Wet and dry brush, expressive brushstroke, light and shadow washes, spray and splash! Learn watercolor basics or refresh your water color painting skills.
Drawing – - $100.00 for four (two-hour) sessions
Thursday Mornings—10:00AM – 12:0PM
Thursday Afternoons -- 2:00PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday Mornings—10:00AM – 12PM
Line, shading, composition and how to draw what you see. Learn the drawing basics or refresh your drawing skills.
Pen and Ink Drawing – - $100.00 for four (two-hour) sessions
Friday Mornings--10:00AM – 12:00 PM
Friday Afternoons – 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Crosshatching, dot and line techniques. Emphasis is on exploring the drama of black and white composition. Learn the basics or refresh your drawing skills.
...I currently I'm working with a author for children's books and I'm doing some of the illustration. This has been a real challenge, but enjoying it. When I not at home my sketch pad goes with me and I'm practice on something all the time. I've taken my art more serious and have the time to do what I thought I would never be able to do and you have inspired me to make me realize a dream that I thought I wouldn't get to do in my life time. Will be sending a picture for you to look at and see where I need to do to improve. It may take a week or two, but you will hear from me. Janice
I'm 60 and just getting back into art. My mother was an artist and I always wanted to be one too. I like the (acrylic) painting and I'm just finishing up the Intermediate! Never though I could paint so good! Eleanor Fuller
Please send link to basic drawing lessons--enjoyed your blot painting! Thank you, Phyllis
Hello Lois....In your introductory e-mail you asked about who I am. I'm retired. As I watched my triplet grandchildren drawing and creating fine looking artwork, I got to thinking about how much I had enjoyed drawing when I was about their age. My recollection is that I was pretty good but in truth probably not as good as my aging memory recalls. I do know, though, that I enjoyed it very much. So one day I sat down with paper and pencil to sketch a masterpiece only to find that all the talent I had as a teenager had been lost somewhere on my journey to senior citizenship. The desire, if not the ability, was there so I began searching the net for drawing lessons. I was surprised to find sites that actually provided free lessons. (I fully expected to pay for lessons) I was most impressed with your site so here I am....hoping to reawaken a long suppressed interest in the art of drawing.
It's never to late to do art! I've been painting with water color and then did some little cards for my twelve year old niece.
Thank you for your art lessons,
Notes on Writing The Artist Within Lessons...
Five years ago, for a small business course at a community college I developed a financial plan for "The Artful Life Program," a series of art learning classes for 55+ students.
This offering of art classes could be installed in a community recreation center, a church basement, an instructor's house, or wherever people wanting to learn and do art could congregate.
I had to do the financials, figure out what would be needed to teach in a facility and project an income and expense sheet for its operation.
I came a way from the small business class with a good working plan for bringing art to the 55+ community. One of the classes I called "Finding The Artist Within." Based on my experience with teaching older people, the course was constructed to refresh, inspire and develop creative skills through a series of exercises. I made each project simple, fun and provocative and directed towards an end goal of helping the students choose an artful direction in painting, drawing, printmaking, or collage.
Through six lessons, students could develop their imaginative, visualizing and creative skills will working on projects that were fun for the group and not intimidating.
Over the years, I have taught "Finding The Artist Within," in in private classes as well as life-long learning programs. It remains today, one of the most popular class offerings I have!