Adult Studio


Art Appreciation

Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks: Mary Cassatt: Independent Artist

Instructor: Hank Steffens

Mary Cassatt was one of the best-trained artists among the Impressionists. She moved permanently to Paris in 1875, and after befriending Degas, Pissarro, and Monet, she made her own artistic life and style. She chose not to marry, and throughout her long artistic career, she continued to innovate and change her art. Be sure to scroll for details on upcoming Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks!

Adult: All Levels - 2019-1-AA2
Jan. 27, Sun., 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Art Appreciation

Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks: Hiroshige's Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido

Instructor: Luc Travers

Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido, created by master printmaker Utagawa Hiroshige, is among the most celebrated works of Japanese art. This series depicts the spectacular landscapes and fascinating characters encountered on the journey from Edo (now Tokyo) to the imperial capital of Kyoto. The Tokaido road was the most-traveled route between these two important cities, figuring heavily into popular Japanese art and culture in the mid-1800s. Discuss this captivating work in the Brown Wing where the complete set of 55 prints from the monumental oban series, known as the Upright Tokaido created in 1855, is on exhibit from the permanent collection of CAM through March 10, 2019. Be sure to scroll for details on upcoming Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks!

Adult: All Levels - 2019-1-AA3
Feb. 10, Sun., 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Studio 1
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Art Appreciation

Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks: Minnie Evans

Instructor: CAM Staff

Wilmington proudly claims Minnie Evans as the area's most renowned visionary artist. Airlie Garden's gate keeper until she retired at age 82 in 1974, Minnie started drawing when she was 43 years old in 1935 when a voice told her she must draw or die. Over time she gained recognition as a visionary artist - her work seemingly directed by outside forces and visions from dreams. Inspired by the gardens, she did many drawings using the simple materials of wax crayons and pencils. She gave her pictures to people who admired her work, and eventually hung them up near the gatehouse at the gardens, selling them for fifty cents each, a sum equal to half her daily wages. Minnie Evans left many of her original drawings to St. Johns Museum of Art (now the Cameron Art Museum). Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as many private collections. Be sure to scroll for details on upcoming Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks!

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-AA4
Feb. 24, Sun., 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Various
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Art Appreciation

Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks: Paul Gauguin

Instructor: Hank Steffens

Paul Gauguin began his life as an artist after a career in business. He started with Impressionism, but left the Impressionist group after their last Exhibition. He was determined to develop both his own style and to paint his own subjects. Both in Pont Avon, Brittany- and especially in the South Seas- he produced the unique art that made him famous. Be sure to scroll for details on upcoming Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks!

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-AA5
Mar. 3, Sun., 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Conference Room
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Art Appreciation

Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks: Vincent Van Gogh

Instructor: Hank Steffens

Vincent began his art by perfecting his drawing. Only after he was satisfied, did he begin to paint in oil. His visit to his brother Theo in Paris transformed his painting. He learned from the Impressionists, but he wanted to express his own sentiments and emotions in both landscapes and portraits. His short career, and his continued struggles with both his art and his life, produced the many great paintings we appreciate today. Be sure to scroll for details on upcoming Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks!

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-AA6
Mar. 10, Sun., 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Conference Room
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Art Appreciation

Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks: Claude Howell

Instructor: CAM Staff

Celebrate Claude Howell, born March 17, 1915, in the Carolina Apartments on Market St., Wilmington, NC. Considered a master of color, he spent a life-time depicting images of Lower Cape Fear beach life, fishermen, and local characters in drawings, paintings and prints. Claude's personality was as colorful as his silkscreens. His global travels generated fascinating stories shared through journals and public radio commentaries. He always held high expectations for St. John's Museum of Art (now Cameron Art Museum) and created deeply rooted relationships with art enthusiasts world-wide in his community. Claude died in the same building he was born at the age of 82.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-AA7
Mar. 17, Sun., 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Conference Room
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Clay

Figurative Gesture in Clay

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Capture the loose gesture and form of nude models in clay. Students overlap with ongoing Life Drawing studio, working in the round while other participants draw and paint the model. Less attention is paid to figurative accuracy than capturing the gesture of the form and learning techniques that keep a figurative sculpture together through firing.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-2-C1
Feb. 27 - Mar. 20, Wed., 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $110 ($125 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $135 ($150 after Feb. 21)
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Clay

Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

This is an introductory class. Learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more. Wedging, centering, pulling, lifting and trimming are demonstrated, and basic surface decoration techniques are explored. This class is designed for students with little or no experience on the studio wheel; however, individuals looking to improve upon their skills are encouraged to register.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-C2
Feb. 28 - Mar. 21, Thurs., 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $130 ($145 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $160 ($175 after Feb. 21)
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Creative Writing

Winter Words on Paper: Fiction and Memoir

Instructor: Dina Greenberg

A creative writing workshop in fiction and memoir for adult writers, this course draws community participants with varying degrees of writing expertise. The workshop follows a traditional format where group members critique one another's work with the instructor's guidance. Literature is presented and exercises assigned to complete in class. The goal is to instill respect and compassion in the critique process while helping participants improve their skills in writing and literary analysis.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-CW1
Feb. 27 - Mar. 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (4-week class) Conference Room
CAM member: $90 ($105 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $110 ($125 after Feb. 21)

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Drawing

Drawing the Figure in Proportion

Instructor: Sharon Wozniak-Spencer

See the correct proportions of the figure with ease. Working from a nude, clothed, and costumed model, this class benefits beginning students or those working from the figure now who want to sharpen their skills. Excellent practice for anyone currently in "Life Drawing Studio" working towards getting proportions quicker and more accurately. Start with the basics and gain confidence in difficult poses, foreshortening, shading, and tricky perspective.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-1-D3
Jan. 11 - Feb. 15, Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (6-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $190 ($205 after Jan. 3); Non-member: $230 ($245 after Jan. 3)
$25 model fee paid to instructor

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Drawing

Urban Sketching: the Art of Drawing on Location

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Grab your sketchbook and medium(s) of choice. This class meets in different locations each week to explore the excitement of working from life, without the pressure of having a completed painting.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-2-D1
Feb. 26 - Mar. 19, Tues., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4-week class) Various
CAM member: $130 ($145 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $160 ($175 after Feb. 21)

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Drawing

Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Begin the process of understanding what you see and translating it into a representational drawing.

Adult: Beginning - 2019-2-D2
Feb. 28 - Mar. 21, Thurs., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $130 ($145 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $160 ($175 after Feb. 21)

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing Studio - Morning Session

Instructor: Donna Moore

Develop a disciplined study of the human figure through life drawing studio sessions that have met at CAM on a continuing basis since 2006. Working with professional nude models, sessions follow a self-guided format. A basic understanding of technique and tools is suggested. Work in the medium of your choice: dry drawing media, painting, modeling (with clay or wax). Sessions meet in Pancoe Art Ed. Center. Punch card will be issued at first participation and expire 3 months from purchase. Please call 910.395.5999 ext.1029 for more information. Morning session resumes January 9 and meets weekly with the indicated breaks through March 2019. No registration required for drop-in attendance. No registration required for drop-in attendance.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-01-LD1
Jan. 9 - Mar. 27, Wed., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (breaks Feb. 20) Pancoe
CAM member: 6 Session Punch Card $90 / Drop-In $20; Non-member: 6 Session Punch Card $110 / Drop-In $25

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing Studio - Evening Session

Instructor: Donna Moore

Develop a disciplined study of the human figure through life drawing studio sessions that have met at CAM on a continuing basis since 2006. Working with professional nude models, sessions follow a self-guided format. A basic understanding of technique and tools is suggested. Work in the medium of your choice: dry drawing media, painting, modeling (with clay or wax). Sessions meet in Pancoe Art Ed. Center. Punch card will be issued at first participation and expire 3 months from purchase. Please call 910.395.5999 ext.1029 for more information. Evening session resumes January 9 and meets weekly with the indicated breaks through March 20, 2019. No registration required for drop-in attendance.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-1-LD2
Jan. 9 - Mar. 20, Wed., 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (breaks Feb. 20) Pancoe
CAM member: 7 session Punch Card $90 / Drop-In $20; Non-member: 7 session Punch Card $110 / Drop-In $25

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Painting

Arrange, Photograph, and Paint A Personal Still Life

Instructor: Sharon Wozniak-Spencer

Students will select, arrange, light, and photograph their own personal still life objects to be used as subject source. The focus is on the importance of compositional balance found in arrangement and light. Ideal for the beginning student or anyone wishing to strengthen fundamental painting skills.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-P2
Feb. 27 - Mar. 20, Wed., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4-week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $130 ($145 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $160 ($175 after Feb. 21)

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Painting

Painting People in Watercolor

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Paint from life and from photographs. Discussions include proportions, color, light and shadow, gesture, portraits, and handling clothing.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-2-P3
Feb. 27 - Mar. 20, Wed., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $130 ($145 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $160 ($175 after Feb. 21)
$30 model fee paid to instructor

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Painting

Intermediate / Advanced Oil Painting

Instructor: Margie Worthington

A course designed to deepen your awareness of the principles of painting and how to use that knowledge to strengthen your personal voice as a painter through lectures, critiques, demonstrations, and lots of individual attention. Focus is on the role played by composition, value, color intensity and temperature, and the treatment of edges. Special emphasis given to one's own approach to expression. Students work from still life and from photographs. Intended for oil painters with some degree of experience.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-02-P1
Feb. 26 - Mar. 19, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $130 ($145 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $160 ($175 after Feb. 21)

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Painting

Painting your Pet

Instructor: Sharon Wozniak-Spencer

Working from photos, learn how to create desirable head tilt, eye location, and muzzle angle in your pet's pose. Study the fundamental skills of looking for basic shapes and shadow shapes, then building to more complex details as you layer up. First class covers selection of strong photos, and begins with drawings and thumbnails for final painting.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-P6
Mar. 1 - 22, Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $130 ($145 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $160 ($175 after Feb. 21)

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Painting

ABC's of Acrylic

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Let's explore the versatility and richness of acrylic painting and mixed media. This 4-week class covers both traditional and contemporary painting techniques using acrylics and acrylic mediums. Oil-like effects, glazing, textures, impasto, and mixed media processes will be a fun way to build confidence and encourage experimentation. All levels of experience are welcome. Instructor discusses the range of acrylic materials available, provide demos, and plenty of painting exercises.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-P4
Mar. 7 - 28, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $130 ($145 after Feb. 28); Non-member: $160 ($175 after Feb. 28)
+ $5 material fee

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Painting

Painting 101: The Ways of Water

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Both traditional watercolor and "loose" acrylic wash techniques can be a fun way to sketch, journal, and develop formal paintings. Students build on basic watercolor processes as well as ways to mix various water media for fun, creative results. Fundamentals of color theory, composition, and value patterns will be considered. Instructor demonstrates in pencils, ink, crayons, watercolor, and fluid acrylics. Join in for a painting adventure! All levels welcome.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-P5
Mar. 7 - 28, Thurs., 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $130 ($145 after Feb. 28); Non-member: $160 ($175 after Feb. 28)
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Painting

Painting Landscapes

Instructor: Joanne Geisel

Explore the dynamic elements of painting the landscape and develop the confidence to express your personal interpretation. Instructor presents a short lecture, gives a demonstration of concepts, analyzes master painter works and provides group and individual instruction.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-WS8
Mar. 29 & 30, Fri. & Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mar. 31, Sun., 12:00 - 4:00 p Pancoe
CAM member: $170 ($185 after Mar. 26); Non-member: $205 ($220 after Mar. 26)

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Photography

Plein Air Photography

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Spend a few hours photographing the destinations of Wilmington such as Oakdale Cemetery and old town/downtown Wilmington. Each week, we meet at a different location to photograph. On the final day of class, we have a group discussion and critique of our work at Cameron Art Museum.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-2-PH1
Feb. 27 - Mar. 20, Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4-week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $90 ($105 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $110 ($125 after Feb. 21)

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Photography

Expand Your View: New Ways To See Your Photography

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Is your camera sitting in its case, unused, because you are searching for something to photograph? Do you wonder what your next image will be? This class will push your creativity through a series of tasks designed to make you look at your gear and your imagination in a different light. Each week, participants are given photo assignments with restrictions that force them to think of the image in a new way, unlocking the creative within. In class we share and discuss our images with each other.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-2-PH2
Feb. 28 - Mar. 21, Thurs., 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (4-week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $90 ($105 after Feb. 21); Non-member: $110 ($125 after Feb. 21)

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