Adult Studio Spring Session


Creative Writing

Prose To Poetry, Poetry To Prose

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS5
June 6, 13, 20, 27, Wed., 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (4 week class) Conference Room
CAM member: $90 ($105 after May 31)
Non-member: $115 ($130 after May 31)
Instructor: Dina Greenberg

This course encourages writers of all levels to push the boundaries of traditional genres. The instructor will present basic elements of prose and poetic forms, and provide examples from contemporary authors and poets who revel in this cross-genre exploration. Participants work from weekly prompts, crafting short works for group critique.

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Drawing

Museum Sketchbook

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS1
June 5, 12, 19, 26, Tues., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4 week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $130 ($145 after May 31)
Non-member: $165 ($180 after May 31)
Instructor: Sharon Wozniak-Spencer

Resourcing the beautiful Cameron Art Museum, students develop drawing skills in the studio from still lives of classic plaster casts, from current artists' work on exhibit, and by working outside on CAM grounds. Emphasis on developing thumbnail sketches into finished drawings through the fundamental techniques of observation drawing.

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Drawing

Drawing the Figure with Shadow Shapes

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS7
June 7, 14, 21, 28, Thurs., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4 week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $130 ($145 after May 31)
Non-member: $165 ($180 after May 31)
+ $30 model fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Sharon Wozniak-Spencer

Using the figure to understand shadow shapes, sight sizing, and perspective students discover how to get correct proportions. Beginning with a plaster cast figure on class one, and continuing on with a clothed model wearing fitted clothing. This class helps all who struggle with getting the correct proportions of the figure with ease and accuracy.

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Drawing

Drawing People

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS12
July 9 - 13, Mon. - Fri., 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (1 week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $160 ($175 after July 5)
Non-member: $195 ($210 after July 5)
+ $15 model fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Todd Carignan

Using charcoal, focus on drawing the clothed figure and portraits. Will be working from both live models and photographs. Students are encouraged to bring in photo reference for the last day.

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Healthy Living

FREE PRESENTATION: Intro To Mindfulness

Adult: All Levels -
Wed., May 23, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
CAM member: FREE | please register to reserve a seat
Non-member: same as member
Instructor: Tina Abraham

Have you heard the word "mindful" and wondered how it could be a practice or a class? Meet instructor, Tina Abraham, and find out how you might integrate mindfulness into your life daily. Please register for this FREE presentation so we can comfortably accommodate guests. Detailed description of 4-week class in June found below. Location: Intro takes place in the seclusion and beauty of exhibition gallery. Go to main entrance of CAM and ask front desk for direction.

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Healthy Living

Introduction to Mindfulness

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS4
June 6, 13, 20, 27, Wed. 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (4 week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $70 ($85 after May 31)
Non-member: $90 ($105 after May 31)
Instructor: Tina Abraham

Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you - consciously and systematically working with your own stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life. Restoring within yourself a balanced sense of health and well-being requires increased awareness of all aspects of self, including body and mind, heart and soul. The benefits : Mindfulness boosts the immune system, slows the progression of disease, increases self-esteem, reduces stress and anxiety/depression, increased cognitive functioning, helps to overcome physical and emotional pain, reduces loneliness and slows down the aging process. Topics include: Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, Body breath (yoga) exercise, Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life, Group discussions and dialogue aimed at enhancing awareness . Group meets in the quiet environment of CAM's exhibition wing, during closed hours. Public is invited to a FREE presentation on Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Meet instructor, Tina Abraham, and find out how you might integrate mindfulness into your life daily. Main entrance, CAM, front desk for direction.

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing Studio - Evening

Adult: Intermediate - 2018/4 LDG2
May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, Wed. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Studio 1
CAM member: 6 Session Punch Card $90, $20 Drop In
Non-member: 6 Session Punch Card $110, $25 Drop In
Instructor: Donna Moore, facilitator

Working from the human figure benefits from exercising the fundamentals of rhythm, balance, form, and gesture. Its study is basic to most all image making. Both morning and evening life drawing groups meet on a continuing basis, working with professional, nude models. Since sessions are a self-guided format, a basic understanding of technique and tools is suggested. Work in the medium of your choice. Painting, modeling (with clay or wax) is encouraged in addition to the use of dry drawing media. Sessions meet in Studio 1. Stop at front desk to sign in. Punch card will be issued at first participation and expire 3 months from purchase. Please call 910.395.5999 ext.1029 for more information. Life Drawing Studio does not meet May 30, July 4, or July 18 thru August 29. Resumes September 5.

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing Studio - Morning

Adult: Intermediate - 2018/4 LDG1
May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, Wed. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Studio 1
CAM member: 6 Session Punch Card $90 / $20 Drop In
Non-member: 6 Session Punch Card $110 / $25 Drop In
Instructor: Donna Moore, facilitator

Working from the human figure benefits from exercising the fundamentals of rhythm, balance, form, and gesture. Its study is basic to most all image making. Both morning and evening life drawing groups meet on a continuing basis, working with professional, nude models. Since sessions are a self-guided format, a basic understanding of technique and tools is suggested. Work in the medium of your choice. Painting, modeling (with clay or wax) is encouraged in addition to the use of dry drawing media. Sessions meet in Studio 1. Stop at front desk to sign in. Punch card will be issued at first participation and expire 3 months from purchase. Please call 910.395.5999 ext.1029 for more information. Life Drawing Studio does not meet May 30, July 4, or July 18 thru August 29. Resumes September 5.

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Painting

Watercolor Painting: Basic Principles and New Techniques

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS9
June 4 - 8, Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (1 week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $160 ($175 after May 31)
Non-member: $195 ($210 after May 31)
+ $25 material fee
Instructor: Fritz Kapraun

This watercolor class introduces basic principles of drawing and painting, including value studies, composition, color theory and harmony. Personal attention and art 'duets' with the instructor are a significant part of this course. Perspective scale drawing explained and demonstrated. Students explore mono-print making with a variety of surfaces including mylar and plexi-glass.

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Painting

Impressionist Intensive

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS10
June 11 - 15, Mon. - Fri., 2:00 - 5:00 (1 week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $160 ($175 after June 7)
Non-member: $195 ($210 after June 7)
Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

This adult painting "camp" takes the Paint Like the Masters course to a new level! Let's explore the foundation of Impressionism, understanding principles of color and paint-handling. Through lecture, demos and plenty of techniques and exercises, students complete studies in still life and landscape with more confidence, looseness and capture the light! All levels, acrylic, oil or pastel preferred.

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Painting

Drawing and Painting: Start to Finish

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS3
June 5, 12, 19, 26, Tues., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (4 week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $130 ($145 after May 31)
Non-member: $165 ($180 after May 31)
Instructor: Loraine Scalamoni

This class develops the initial sketch to a completed drawing/painting. Students explore many materials and techniques reflective of individual curiosity and desire. Acquire the fundamental tools needed to compose and execute a finished painting. All levels are welcome, but some prior experience in drawing is suggested.

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Painting

Painting on Location

Adult: Intermediate - 2018/4 ASS2
June 5, 12, 19, 26, Tues., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4 week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $130 ($145 after May 31)
Non-member: $165 ($180 after May 31)
Instructor: Todd Carignan

Learn the process for successful painting in the outdoors, from picking your subject, thumbnail to completed painting. Instructor works in oils, all mediums welcome.

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Painting

Beginning Oil Painting

Adult: Beginning - 2018/4 ASS8
June 7, 14, 21, 28, Thurs., 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (4 week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $130 ($145 after May 31)
Non-member: $165 ($180 after May 31)
Instructor: Todd Carignan

Learn the basics for painting in oil using a limited number of colors. We will focus on mixing colors, organizing your palette and applying paint to get the effects you desire.

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Painting

Jammin' Gellies and Journals

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS11
June 25 - 28, Mon. - Thurs., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (4 day class) Studio 1
CAM member: $130 ($145 after June 21)
Non-member: $165 ($180 after June 21)
+ $10 material fee
Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

$10 material fee paid to instructor first day of class Let's explore monoprinting, collaging and journaling with the Gelli Arts gel printing plate! This adult "camp" is a fun adventure in printmaking and mixed media techniques. Students enjoy the versatility of acrylic slo-dry paint as "ink" and all the ways designs can be used. Also covers various hand-made journal techniques. All levels welcome!

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Painting

Cold Wax and Oil - Taking It To The Next Level

Adult: Intermediate - 2018/4 ASS13
July 30 - Aug 3, Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (30 hour intensive) Pancoe
CAM member: $350 ($365 after July 26)
Non-member: $420 ($435 after July 26)
+ $25 material fee
Instructor: Liz Hosier

Artists with previous experience in cold wax and oil expand their skills and techniques to develop larger, more complex artwork. Students explore the use of expressive drawing and painting which they will incorporate into their artwork. Students are encouraged to work in series on larger boards on easels, experiment and explore new techniques and materials, and to consider including collage in their work. The workshop includes instructor demonstrations, group and individual discussions, critiques, and lot of time to paint and experiment.

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Painting

Portrait Painting with Shadow Shapes

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS14
Aug 6 - 11, Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (1 week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $160 ($175 after Aug. 2)
Non-member: $195 ($210 after Aug. 2)
+ $30 model fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Sharon Wozniak-Spencer

Using the head and shoulders to understand proportions, shadow shapes, sight sizing, and perspective of the portrait we will study how to get the correct proportions with shadows. We will start with drawing in the shadow shapes of our model on paper, we will then transition to canvas and complete 1 painting in oil using raw umber to start a similar process of finding the shadow shapes which define who we are. This class will help all who struggle with getting the correct proportions of the portrait in a painting much more accurately. Model fee will be based on how many students we have.

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Photography

Strengthen Your Image Taking

Adult: All Levels - 2018/4 ASS6
June 6, 13, 20, 27, Wed., 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (4 week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $90 ($105 after May 31)
Non-member: $115 ($130 after May 31)
Instructor: Alan Cradick

Almost everywhere we look today we see images. Find out how the various controls on your camera and the fundamentals of composition and design can strengthen your images and make them stand out in the mix. At the end of the class you'll be able to adjust your camera for the conditions around you and create a strong photograph. With any luck, you will leave the class with more questions than you came with.

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