Adult Studio


Buzz

IN PERSON - Book Buzz: The Overstory by Richard Powers with Elizabeth Bradford

Instructor: Heather Wilson

Sip wine and talk about books with CAM artists and staff. Join North Carolina artist Elizabeth Bradford, whose work is featured in CAM's exhibition Elizabeth Bradford: A House of One Room, for an engaging conversation about The Overstory by Richard Powers. Registration includes a glass of wine or sparkling water. Studio dinner and half-priced bottles of wine available from the CAM Cafe. Books available for purchase in advance at the CAM Shop. This one is long, so start readying soon! Pre-registration required.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, August 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Pancoe
CAM member: $20; Non-member: $30

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Painting

My Little Art Book: A Foundations of Art Workshop

Instructor: Judith Chandler

Thinking of taking a drawing or painting class but afraid you do not have enough knowledge of the basics? This adults' class offers tools for a great start.

The course will cover the basic Principles and Elements of design that will be recorded in a conveniently small book for future use. Book, paper, paint, tools and resources will be included in the supplies fee.

Judith Chandler studied Art Ed. at ECU and received her MAEd. with a concentration in fibers. For a large part of her career, she taught the IB visual art curriculum at international schools in countries around the world. Some of her interests include large scale sculpture, gouache painting and costume design.

Adult: Beginning -
Fridays, November 5-19, 10am-1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $117; Non-member: $130
+ $15 material fee

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Fiber Arts

Yes you can!

Instructor: Susan Borovsky

Participants will be able to engage with knitting wherever their skill level is. Each person will progress at their own pace. We will develop objectives for each person and work to develop a skill base for everyone.

Susan Borovsky aka The Knitting Nomad has been designing and teaching knitting for over 40 years. Susan first learned to knit not at her Grandmother's knee, but at her kitchen table. Later, studied with Alice Starmore, Lily Chin, Nancy Bush, Peter Collingwood and many others. She taught in a studio in her home where she also had a complete knitting and fiber shop. There she designed works published in Knitters Magazine, for Art Yarns and Interlacements to name a few. She worked at Abercrombie & Fitch as an advisor to their designers on fibers, color and feasibility. Their designers also took her hand-knitting classes. Today, all of her classes are based upon what students want to learn and what their current skill level is.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, October 6-27, 10am-12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $117; Non-member: $130
+ $30 material fee

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Mixed Media

Drawing Inspired by Nature

Instructor: Antoinette Vogt

A drawing course focusing on the details of nature. This course will use the natural areas around the museum as inspiration to study the details of flora and improve drawing ability and techniques through close observation. Class time will be spent drawing outside, focusing on the unique visual characteristics of individual plants. After returning to the studio, students will enhance and refine their drawings using pencil, pen and/or adding color. Experimentation is encouraged. Some previous drawing experience suggested.

Antoinette Angela Vogt received a B.F.A. with a concentration in Drawing from the State University of New York at Purchase and a Master of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She worked in Architecture for several years while teaching drawing at night through Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC. After moving to Norman, Oklahoma in 2011, she began volunteering at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art assisting in the classroom for their educational programs. Antoinette also taught drawing at a small art school in Norman before moving on to teach Drawing and Art Appreciation at Oklahoma City Community College. She has a desire to foster a love for the arts in others while encouraging and inspiring her students to discover and develop their artistic abilities. In 2019 she and her family moved back to North Carolina and now reside in Wilmington.

Adult: Intermediate -
Tuesdays, September 7-28, 10am-1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190

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Painting

Free Flowing Watercolors

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

Six week course to explore the characteristics of flowing watercolors. Each week we will study a different aspect of painting: color mixing, value, depth and composition. Every class will start with a demonstration. Every other week all will paint the same painting, step by step. The between weeks will be the students time to create and develop their ideas and interests.

Growing up in Western New York, Janice lived above her family's tavern. While there was a lot of activity around her, she was often bored and would amuse herself by drawing for hours while sitting at the restaurant's dining room table. Over time, this became a passion of hers, and Janice went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Empire State College in Illustration and Graphic Design. While raising her family, Janice taught art classes and freelanced for companies like Random House, American Greetings and Modern Publishing. Later, she joined Fisher Price and created the look of hundreds of Little People figures and play sets, including Disney. She loved her job, but her true passion has always been watercolor. Janice finds the colors and flowing textures exciting. She also likes a good challenge and remains determined to master a medium that many find to be the most difficult. The subjects of her paintings are typically found in the natural world.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, September 16- October 21, 12pm-3pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260

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Drawing

The Natural Way to Draw

Instructor: Donna Moore

Based on the classic method of study by Kimon Nicolaides, "The way to learn to draw is by drawing". Through gesture and observation of both objects and live models, practice capturing form and character of a subject by activating your personal visual sense.

Donna's career in the arts kicked off officially at the young age of six, winning a coloring contest judged by Ronald McDonald. A graduate of UNCW's Creative Arts Department, she has since worked in southeastern North Carolina as an arts administrator and teaching artist, facilitating a Life Drawing Studio for over 35 years. "Energy captured in short-lived gesture through the tactile experience of drawing motivates me to constantly observe. There is beauty in every form. If a student enjoys mark-making, the visual world is infinitely obliging."

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, September 15- October 20, 2pm-5pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260
+ $10 material fee
$20 model fee paid to instructor

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Painting

Capturing the Light in Oils

Instructor: Margie Worthington

If you are an experienced oil painter wanting to get more drama in your work in terms of light and shadow, this may be just the class for you. We will focus on representational subjects from photographs as we explore moments such as light cascading on water, coming through the trees, falling gently on the space of an interior, or figures in the landscape. The subject matter will be up to the student, preferably from photographs which they have taken. Learn more about the behavior of color and light and how you might capture more of it in your work. The class is designed for an intermediate through an advanced level.

Margie Worthington grew up in northeastern NC and came to Wilmington in 1984 after completing her MFA in Ceramics at ECU. She served as the first Curator of Education at St. John's Museum of Art and then joined the art faculty at UNCW where she taught courses in design, painting and mixed media for 14 years. "After working abstractly in mixed media collage for many years, I have returned to my first love which was painting in oils in a representational manner." Her works are included in public and private collections including the permanent collection of the Cameron Art Museum.

Adult: Intermediate -
Wednesdays, October 27-December 8, 1pm-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260

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Art Appreciation

Wayne Thiebaud and the Bay Area Figurative Artists

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Known for his iconic paintings of cakes and pies, Wayne Thiebaud's legacy as painter of abstract Americana continues, well into his 100th year. He's still painting, teaching and inspiring. The Bay Area Figurative Artists of the 20th century forged a relationship of abstraction and figuration that would distinguish them from the New York School and it's Abstract Expressionist movement. With a focus on several key players, including Wayne Thiebaud, David Park, Nathan Oliveira and Richard Diebenkorn, let's explore their impact and work through historical context, stylistic factors, and that California light, all establishing credence to their influence and special place in the modern era.

Kirah Van Sickle is an award-winning artist whose career spans the creative spectrum. Versatile in all media, her work is inspired by nature and a love for travel. Kirah is passionate about the connective power of art. She values and encourages exploration and expression of the individual voice. Kirah's education includes undergraduate study in biology and art, a Masters in Medical Illustration, and an MFA in Painting.

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, October 17, 1 - 2:30pm Conference Room
CAM member: $16; Non-member: $20

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Painting

Acrylic 101: Fundamentals for the Beginner

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

This course is a primer for the adult student interested in learning painting fundamentals. We'll us a variety of simple still life subjects to explore color mixing, brush-handling and the frame upon which we build a painting. Acrylic is a rich, versatile and forgiving medium and great for learning traditional painting techniques. Through historical context, demos, handouts and lots of painting exercises, beginner painters will have the foundation to build confidence and reconnect to creative mark-making.

Kirah Van Sickle is an award-winning artist whose career spans the creative spectrum. Versatile in all media, her work is inspired by nature and a love for travel. Kirah is passionate about the connective power of art. She values and encourages exploration and expression of the individual voice. Kirah's education includes undergraduate study in biology and art, a Masters in Medical Illustration, and an MFA in Painting.

Adult: Beginning -
Tuesdays, October 12-November 16, 2-5pm Pancoe
CAM member: $288; Non-member: $320

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Painting

The Expressionist Landscape: Classic to Contemporary

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Expressionism is a wonderful pathway to abstraction! With a nod to the classic Impressionists to current contemporary abstract styles, through discussions, demos and plenty of painting exercises, this course is a fun exploration of beginner abstract techniques. We will use the landscape as our inspiration for semi- and non-objective approaches to abstract expressionism. Not for the true beginner painter. Acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolor welcome.

Kirah Van Sickle is an award-winning artist whose career spans the creative spectrum. Versatile in all media, her work is inspired by nature and a love for travel. Kirah is passionate about the connective power of art. She values and encourages exploration and expression of the individual voice. Kirah's education includes undergraduate study in biology and art, a Masters in Medical Illustration, and an MFA in Painting.

Adult: Intermediate -
Thursdays, November 11-December 9, 1-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $207; Non-member: $230

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Painting

Realistic Bow Tie - Oil Painting Class

Instructor: Amy Gibson

Come paint a realistic bow tie with me. We will create this patriotic trompe l'oeil bow tie oil painting using an easy to understand step by step approach. No experience needed. All you need is a little patience and the desire to discover what oils can do.

Amy Gibson grew up in Alliance Ohio and became interested in art at an early age. She started attending semi private painting classes in the fifth grade and continued into high school. Amy received her BFA in 1999 from the University of Akron with a focus on painting. Her work focuses on contemporary portraiture and still life. Amy is best known for her rich color and tonal hyperrealistic portraits that portray the complex human disposition. Her paintings have been in group shows through PoetsArtists/33 Contemporary Gallery/Artsy , The Allied Artists of America, AnArte Gallery and Bold Brush. Amy currently lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Adult: All Levels -
Fridays, October 8-29, 11am-1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $117; Non-member: $130

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Photography

Walkabout Wilmington

Instructor: Alan Cradick

This session offers an opportunity for photographers, of any skill level, to spend some time just photographing our beautiful city. We will spend two hours once a week in different locals around town. We will visit five locations in and around Wilmington and on the sixth week, we will gather at Cameron Art Museum for a group critique. We may find ourselves at Oakdale Cemetery, among the giant animals of Grahamland Fiberglass Figures out RT 74 or on the deck of the Battleship North Carolina. This is a six week session intended for all skill levels using DSLRs or any digital device.

Alan Cradick is a lifelong photographer. Alan picked up his first camera while in high school, carried it with him through a career in the US Coast Guard and has had one nearby ever since. While in the Coast Guard, he performed Public Affairs work as well as providing news, editorial and documentarian photography. Alan has provided photographic services for several local and national non-profits and worked as a photojournalist. With his own photography business, he has done portraits, weddings, product and industrial photography as well as nature and fine art photography in Southeastern North Carolina.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, October 7-November 11, 10am-12pm
CAM member: $153; Non-member: $170

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Painting

Beginning Oil Painting

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Learn about mixing colors, organizing your palette, planning your painting, and following through. Drawing experience is preferred.

Todd Carignan was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in Sequential Art and a minor in art history. Carignan works primarily as a portrait artist and gallery fine artist. His favorite mediums are oils, watercolors and charcoal.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, November 4-December 2, 9am-12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190

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Painting

Painting on Location

Instructor: Todd Carignan

This class is about painting in the outdoors alla prima (wet on wet). We will deal with how to get organized, make the most of your time and get the best results from painting on location. All mediums are welcome, although the instructor's demos will be in oil paint.

Todd Carignan was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in Sequential Art and a minor in art history. Carignan works primarily as a portrait artist and gallery fine artist. His favorite mediums are oils, watercolors and charcoal.

Adult: Intermediate -
Mondays, September 13- October 4, 9am-12pm
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190

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Drawing

Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Todd Carignan

This class breaks drawing down into it's simplest components. You'll learn how to choose a starting point, figure out shapes, measure, create shading and textures.

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesdays October 5 - November 9, 10am-1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260

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Clay

North Carolina traditional pottery

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Create traditional NC ugly jugs and other functional pottery. Get inspired by the rich NC history of pottery making.

Adult: Beginning -
Tuesdays, September 7- October 12, 9am-12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260
+ $20 material fee

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Clay

Sculptural and Functional Pottery

Instructor: Renato Abbate

The focus of this class will be on handbuilding techniques, including pinch, coil, and slab building. An emphasis on design elements will be developed through each project so that students explore shape, form and volume.

Renato Abbate (renatoabbate76@gmail.com) was born in Italy and transplanted yearly till 1999. He currently lives in Wilmington and loves the port city. He is always looking for ways to push his work further using mixed media and clay. Innovation is his inspiration.

Adult: Beginning -
Thursdays, October 21- December 2, 6pm-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260
+ $30 material fee

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Clay

Centering: a beginner wheel course

Instructor: Renato Abbate

This course will focus on throwing exercises and techniques to improve your work on the wheel.

Adult: Beginning -
Wednesdays, September 8-October 13, 6pm-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260
+ $30 material fee

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Drawing

Drawing in the Galleries: studying Elizabeth Bradford

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Have you ever wandered through the National Gallery of Art in DC or perhaps a museum in Europe and saw art students sketching in front of the paintings in the exhibition? Did you want to be there with them participating? Now you can at CAM! Bring a sketchbook, HB drawing pencil and kneaded eraser and sit in front of your favorite Elizabeth Bradford painting now on exhibit! Draw from a small section of her painting or go wild and draw the entire painting! Wander through all of the twists and turns of her trees and vines and begin to develop YOUR own image!

Carolyn Faulkner, Carolyn attended Ringling College of Art and Design, received her Bachelors and Masters degree from East Carolina University, then furthered her studies in Taiwan, Japan, and France. She was recognized in the Washington, DC area as a surrealistic painter and for her teaching program for both children and adults. She has continued her artistic and teaching path since moving to Wilmington several years ago. Carolyn has been selected to exhibit her work in many juried national and international exhibitions by well-known artists and curators. Her works are in private collections nationally and in France. Faulkner feels it very important to find and nurture the creative side of each student. She tries to help them see things in a different way in order to approach the world with an open and seeing mind. Faulkner believes the combination of a strong foundation in technique and creativity contributes to one's total art experience.

Adult: All Levels -
Fridays, September 10- October 1, 11am-1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $108; Non-member: $120

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Clay

Handbuilding with Clay

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Develop your skills for your home. We'll learn several techniques in hand building including slab and coil building in order to create fun and functional items for your home. Projects may include jars, bowls, and butter dishes. You'll learn to finish your work with decorative underglazes.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, September 9-October 14, 6pm-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260
+ $30 material fee

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Life Drawing

Evening Life Drawing - session 1

Instructor: TBD

Work with professional nude models, following a self-guided format studying the human form - in your medium of choice. A basic understanding of technique and tools is suggested. Purchase a six week session or single, drop-in tuition can be paid upon arrival.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, September 15- October 20, 6:30-9:00pm Pancoe
CAM member: $126/ $22.50; Non-member: $140/ $25
$20 model fee paid to instructor

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Life Drawing

Evening Life Drawing- session 2

Instructor: TBD

Work with professional nude models, following a self-guided format studying the human form - in your medium of choice. A basic understanding of technique and tools is suggested. Purchase a six week session or single, drop-in tuition can be paid upon arrival.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, October 27- December 8 Pancoe
CAM member: $126/ $22.50; Non-member: $140/ $25
$20 model fee paid to instructor

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