Adult Studio


Art Appreciation

Sunday Afternoon Art Appreciation Talks: Berthe Morisot and Lady Impressionists

Instructor: Hank Steffens

Berthe Morisot was an accomplished artist before she met Manet and joined the Impressionist group. Marie Braquemond was also producing fine art before her husband introduced her to his friends, the Impressionists. And Eva Gonzales, the only formal student of Manet, also produced paintings in the Impressionist style. Even though all three women were accepted and admired as artists by their male colleagues, they had to cope with the special problems of marriage, limited freedom, and poor sales.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-1-AA1
May 5, Sun., 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Conference Room
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Art Appreciation

Artists in Business: The Right Brain Plan for Success

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

This fun, 4-week intensive provides a creative approach to professional practices for developing your presence as an artist. Look at the proper way to develop an Artist CV, bio, artist statement, ideas for social media and web site. Cover standards for fine art presentation, juried show and exhibition proposals, answering the questions we artists face in marketing and creating an identity system. For any artist interested in selling and sharing their work to the broader public or building their personal brand.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03-AA10
May 1 - 22, Wed., 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (4-week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115

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Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation Series: Caves to Canvas - Women in Art

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

This survey of women in art explores the influences, historical context and major players that impacted the world, including a review of those currently working today. Despite the challenges of a patriarchal establishment throughout the centuries, women have found unique voices through the visual arts and connective thread is profound. Our exploration includes what we know about prehistoric artists, the impact of Artemisia Gentileschi, Georgia O'Keeffe, the New York School, Cindy Sherman and those pushing the edges of contemporary processes, leaving a mark in ways worth noting as we move forward in the #metoo age.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03-AA9
May 19, Sun., 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Conference Room
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Clay

Figurative Clay

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Capture loose gesture and form of the figure in clay. Students overlap with ongoing Life Drawing studio in addition to working on aspects of the figure without a 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: All Levels - 2019-03 C1
April 3 - 24, Wed., 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $30 material fee

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Clay

Introduction to Clay

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Learn the basics of hand-building and wheel throwing as you create platters, mugs, coiled pots and more. A variety of building techniques taught along with different ways to decorate and glaze your work. Students looking to develop skills and have previous clay experience are welcome.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03 C2
April 4 - 25, Thurs., 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $30 material fee

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Clay

Introduction To Clay - Hand Building and Wheel

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Develop hand building skills and practice throwing on the potter's wheel. Create simple functional objects and build comfort and familiarity within the clay studio.

Adult: Beginning - 2019-03 C3
April 30 - May 30, Tues., 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $30 material fee

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Clay

Continuing Clay

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Continue developing clay skills, all levels welcome. Hand building and wheel throwing encouraged. Instruction as needed.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03 C5
May 2 - 23, Thurs., 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $30 material fee

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Clay

Studio Clay

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Enjoy access to a full clay studio community - hand building or wheel. Develop your own goals or ask for project guidance.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03 C4
May 1 - 22, Wed., 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $30 material fee

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Creative Writing

Words Spring on Paper: Fiction & Memoir

Instructor: Dina Greenberg

Focus on identifying strategies for strengthening your writing, whether fiction or memoir. Learn how to create characters that jump off the page, shape a compelling narrative, and choose scenic details to authenticate the story only you can tell. Participants submit work (no more than 10 double-spaced pages) to the group for discussion. Works by contemporary authors may be read, but only as creative fodder! Materials and additional instructions distributed prior to first meeting date. First time and repeat students encouraged.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03-CW1
May 1 - 22, Wed., 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (4-week class) Conference Room
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115

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Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

Instructor: Katherine Renee Barnes

An introduction to drawing with pencil and charcoal. Focus on building skills in mark making, value, proportions, and perspective. This is a great class for gaining techniques that can be used in sketchbook journaling, sketching for other projects and composing artistic drawings.

Adult: Beginning - 2019-03 D1
April 30 - May 21, Tues., 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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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: All Levels - 2019-03 D5
April 30 - May 21, Tues., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Various
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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Drawing

Museum Sketchbook

Instructor: Sharon Wozniak Spencer

Develop the practice of drawing in public. Students meet in different studios and galleries within CAM and draw on site. Emphasis put on developing fundamental techniques of observation drawing and taking sketches you might do in any museum in the world to finished drawings.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03 D2
May 1 - 22, Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4-week class) Various
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115

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Drawing

Strengthen Your Drawing with Perspective

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Take your drawings to the next level by adding perspective to your game. Other focuses include texture, light and shadow and creating depth.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-03 D3
May 2 - 23, Thurs., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4-week class) Studio 1
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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Drawing

Classical Drawing - Figurative

Instructor: Sharon Wozniak-Spencer

A classical method of learning how to draw the figure and gain a better understanding of proportions. Helpful for both beginners and intermediate artists who just want to be able to render those tricky poses in correct proportion and tackle difficult angles like foreshortening. Working from both nude and clothed models. One class dedicated to hands and feet, and one to head and shoulders to waist only.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03 D4
May 3 - 24, Fri., 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165
$30 model fee paid to instructor

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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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Life Drawing

POP UP Life Drawing Studio - Clothed Model with Instruction

Instructor: Sharon Wozniak Spencer

Working with a clothed model, teaching artist Sharon Wozniak Spencer helps students see the correct proportions of the figure with ease. This instructional boost can benefit both beginning students and those working from the figure who want to sharpen their skills. Excellent practice for anyone currently in "Life Drawing Studio" seeking to render proportions with more accuracy and speed. Start with the basics and gain confidence in working with a live model. Class will include demo and one-on-one attention.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03 PU1
Mar. 27, Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $20 ; Non-member: $25

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Painting

Painting 101: Fabric

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

This two-day intensive explores the anatomy of one of the most common, and elusive subjects in painting - fabric! Through, lecture, demos, handouts and plenty of painting exercises, students gain confidence in creating the illusion of fabric, the array of folds, draping and color relationships that come with this foundational element. Multiple still life setups allow for individual attention and multiple studies completed. All levels and painting mediums welcome! (not ideal for the true beginner painter)

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03-WS1
April 2 & 3, Tues. & Wed., 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $76 (10% Early Bird Discount before March 29); Non-member: $95 (10% Early Bird Discount before March 29)

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Painting

Painting Outdoors Alla Prima

Instructor: Sharon Wozniak-Spencer

Spring weather has arrived! Get outdoors and paint in an Alla Prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt), wet-on-wet, or direct painting - a technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to layers of still wet paint. Complete paintings in one session. Students' choice of medium: acrylic, oil, or watercolor.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03 P1
Apr. 10, 17, 24, Wed., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Various
CAM member: $104; Non-member: $130

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Painting

Painting 101: Color Intensive

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Let's tap into the power of color and color relationships to create bolder, fresher, more dynamic paintings. For all levels your preferred medium, this intensive builds on traditional color theory approaches with innovative, contemporary combinations and plenty of painting exercises and studies.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03 P2
Apr. 24, 25, 26, Wed., Thurs., Fri., 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $104; Non-member: $130

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Painting

Into the Wild: Plein Air Nature Sketching & Quick Studies

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Let's find inspiration in the local flora and fauna for sketching, journal play, and quick painting studies. For the beginner or seasoned plein air student-artist, the 4-week course will introduce fundamentals and fun exercises to capture the colors and patterns of nature. Materials for easy travel and a wide variety of techniques will be covered. All levels/all mediums welcome!

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03 P3
April 30 - May 21, Tues., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (4-week class) Various
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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Painting

Open Painting Studio With Instruction

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Bring in your own painting projects and work under the guidance of an accomplished oil painter. Gentle critiques, suggestions and technical information are what this is all about.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-03 P4
May 2 - 23, Thurs., 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (4-week class) Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140

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Painting

A Contemplation of The Everyday

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Capture the intricacies of single objects familiar to the home and the everyday. Focusing on spacial relationships, students gain confidence in value contrast and compositional design. Instructor demos plus lots of hands on painting. Work in your choice of medium. All levels welcome.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-03 WS8
May 11, Sat., 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $84; Non-member: $105

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Photography

Outdoor On-site Photography

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Spend a few hours photographing the destinations of Wilmington such as Oakdale Cemetery and old town/downtown Wilmington in the beauty of the spring season! 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 - 2019-01 PH1
May 1 - 22, Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4-week class) Various
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115

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Photography

Expand Your View: New Ways to See Your Photographs

Instructor: Alan Cradick

This class is for anyone who has looked at their camera or the images on their Instagram/Facebook/Twitter feed and wondered, “Now what?” Each week, participants will be assigned exercises designed to stretch creativeness and open a new ways of seeing the world in front of your camera. We will then share our work in a group setting and discuss each image. Leave your camera at home, bring a pen and paper and lets change the way we see and photograph the world.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-02 PH2
May 2 - 23, Thurs., 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Studio 1
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115

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