WILMINGTON ART CLASSES



Professional instruction with Lois DeWitt

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.


SUN ROOM STUDIO



Be creative in 2016!

Announcing August Two-Hour Workshops! Beginners and experienced welcome. We will have a fun learning experience in the Sunroom Studio painting, printing and drawing coastal-themed projects. You will be amazed at what your new skills can produce and many are inspired to continue after the workshop. All art materials are provided. Just bring yourself and a desire to be more creative and imaginative...

Call me at 910 547-8115 or email loislight@bellsouth.net for further information or to enroll.




MORNING AND AFTERNOON ART WORKSHOPS


Monday Mornings 10 -12: “Fish and Turtles” with water color and colored pencils

Monday Afternoons 2 – 4: “Tropical Flowers” with oil pastels and colored pencils

Tuesday Mornings 10 – 12: “ Morning Clouds” abstract with acrylic paints

Tuesday Afternoons 2 – 4: “Sea Shell Print” collagraph

Wednesday Mornings 10-12: “ Three Mermaids “ with water colors and colored pencils

Wednesday Afternoons 2 – 4: ” Beachcomber Designs” with acrylic paints

Thursday Mornings 10-12: “Flowered Swim Suit Design” with colored pencils

Thursday Afternoons 2-4 : ” Coastal Sunset “ with acrylic paints

Friday Mornings 10-12 “ Fish and Turtles” with water color and colored pencils

Friday Afternoons 2-4: “ Tropical Flowers” with oil pastels and colored pencils




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Real Feedback



...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

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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

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Please send link to basic drawing lessons--enjoyed your blot painting! Thank you, Phyllis

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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.

Darrell Larson

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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,

Betty Jacobsen





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!