Adult Studio


Painting

VIRTUAL- Exploring Watercolors

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

Study different elements of watercolors. Explore different skies, nature's elements, still life and everyday objects.

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, March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 1:00-4pm
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

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Art Appreciation

VIRTUAL- Our Place in This World: American Landscape Artists

Instructor: Luc Travers

The goal of this series is to immerse ourselves into the worlds created by these artists, sensually, emotionally, and intellectually. We'll learn techniques for getting the most out of enjoying landscape paintings (including the use of music to enhance the mood of the landscape). We'll look deeply into each artist's world and examine what they had to say about our relationship with nature and our relationship with the universe. And we'll explore how the ideas in their landscapes reflected their personal lives and philosophies.


American Landscape Painters

March 7th - Thomas Cole, American (1801 -1848)

March 28th - Frederic Edwin Church, American (1826 - 1900)

April 11th - Georgia O'Keeffe, American (1887 - 1986)

Luc Travers is a museum educator at the Cameron Art Museum. He received his B.A. in Art History from the University of Memphis. Since 2005, he has taught and created curriculum in art appreciation and literature for students of all levels. He is the author of Touching The Art: A guide to Enjoying Art at an Art Museum. Along with teaching in the classroom and online, Luc has shared his passion for art through tours at dozens of museums all over the country.

Image: Thomas Cole (American,1801-1848 )Distant View of Niagara Falls, 1830, oil on panel, 18 7/8 x 23 7/8 in

Adult: All Levels -
Sundays, March 7, March 28 and April 11, 2:30-4pm
CAM member: $12 for each class, or $30 for the package; Non-member: $15 for each class, or $40 for the package

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Fiber Arts

VIRTUAL-Folios and Folded Books

Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos

Learn how to create a variety of fun paper folded books ONLINE during three two hour classes for a total of six hours. Folded books are the first step towards learning bookbinding. This class offers techniques for a no sew approach to making book structures to use as journals, mixed media work and sharing. Ideas for a few surface design techniques for papers will be shared. Create your own or select aesthetically pleasing papers from your stash. WHAT TO EXPECT: Learn how to create five different types of paper folded books with and without hard covers and several fun one page books including a Reliquary. Books for writing and journaling, drawing, mixed media, stitching and holding seeds or recipe cards. Expand your art making vocabulary. Learn about different papers. Receive a supply list with helpful but not required tools and supplies to have on hand for making folded books. Have access to a private site for reference and notes from each class. Get your questions answered before, during and after each class. Learn about resources for supplies.

With over 30 years of hands-on art and education experience, Catherine continues her journey as a lifelong learner, artist, educator, and designer. She specializes in programs for all ages and abilities, developing opportunities for hands-on learning through arts immersion. As an Independent Educator and Consultant she has worked with the Orlando Museum of Art for the past seven years to develop and implement programs. She was invited by Rollins College, 2013, to join the Faculty for their new STARS Lifelong Learning program teaching classes that range from Indigo is World to Art for the Brain. She loves to write and facilitates the Writers Group at Rollins. A presenter at Art and Early Childhood conferences at the local, national and international levels. Her favorite mediums to work in include clay, printmaking, fiber arts, drawing, painting and photography.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, April 14, 21, and 28, 7:00 - 9:00 PM EST Online
CAM member: 92; Non-member: 115

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Painting

IN PERSON - Foundations of Art

Instructor: Judith Chandler

Thinking of taking a drawing or painting class but think you do not have enough knowledge of the basics? This class can offer tools for a great start. Exercises in applying the Elements and Principles of Design will culminate in an original gouache (or tempera, or acrylic) painting.

Activity #1 Elements of Design - line, shape/form, texture; Activity#2 Elements of Design - color, value, space; Activity#3 Principles of Design - Pattern, Balance, Emphasis, Unity, Movement, Rhythm, Contrast; Activity#4 Developing Composition- Contour line, drawing for painting; Activity#5 Complete Original Tempera Paining

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 -
Tuesday, April 20, & Wednesday April 21, 10am-1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65
+ $30 material fee

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Drawing

IN PERSON - Fractured

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Select an element from one of Robert Johnson's pieces in the museum to draw. Using graphite pencil and colored pencil to divide the drawing into sections to create a stained glass effect. This may be interpreted on a philosophical or emotional level including everything from the state of our world as you see it to something that brings you pure joy! Can you find something in Robert Johnson's work that inspires you either way?

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. 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 -
Wednesdays, April 7 &14, 10am-noon Pancoe
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65

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Painting

VIRTUAL - To Trick the Eye

Instructor: Amy Gibson

Trompe l'oeil - to trick the eye. Join Me in Creating Illusions with Oil Paint! This is a 4 week zoom class where I take you through all of the techniques, tips and tricks involved in creating a Trompe l'oeil still life oil painting that looks like it is coming off of the canvas. We we cover the importance of shadows and realistic textures. As well as how to see, mix and apply paint.

Instructor 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.

A zoom link will be provided with registration for the course.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, May 13- June 3, 10am-12pm Online
CAM member: $128; Non-member: $160

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Painting

VIRTUAL - The Colors of Spring in Pastel

Instructor: Jeri Greenberg

Come paint still lives, skies, and all the colors of spring virtually! Bring your pastels and your imagination as we explore new color combos and welcome warm weather.

After many years as a fashion illustrator and designer, Jeri took time off to raise a family while working from home as a textile and graphic designer. Devoting herself to full time painting over 10 years ago, and sharing her love of pastels by teaching, has led to a new and interesting "next act". Jeri has found that the immediacy of pastels make them the perfect medium in which to "Make the Ordinary, Extraordinary" and tell stories in her paintings. Jeri loves painting still lives, urban interiors, and especially figures & fabrics. Her interest in negative space painting and finding "hidden colors" in objects make her classes enlightening. Jeri has been teaching weekly Zoom classes since July!

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesday, May 19 & Thursday, May 20, 10am-1pm Online
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115

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Painting

IN PERSON - Watercolor as you like it. Have fun!

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

Each class will start with a small demonstration covering design, color and values. A different technique or subject will be covered every week. The rest of the class will be devoted to individual instructions. Each participant will be required to bring in photo references in what they are interested in painting. The instructor will go from one student to another to help approach their desired outcome of the painting.

Adult: Beginning -
Thursdays, May 6-27, 1pm-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

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Creative Writing

IN PERSON - Writing to Heal Mother Earth

Instructor: Dina Greenberg

Many of us feel overwhelmed and helpless in the face of climate change. We mourn the myriad impacts to our earth and her inhabitants. In this class, we will read and discuss contemporary literature on the natural world and our place - as humans - within this delicate ecosystem. Participants are welcomed to respond in poetic, prose, or hybrid forms of writing. The goal of this course is to provide class participants a forum to express, through narrative, their concerns, emotions, and activist concepts.

Nominated for The Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and The Millions, Dina Greenberg's writing has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Pembroke Magazine, Split Rock Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Barely South, and Wilderness House Literary Review, among others. Her novel Nermina's Chance will be published by Propertius Press in late 2021. Dina earned an MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she served as managing editor for the literary journal Chautauqua. Dina enjoys the privilege of teaching creative writing to a multi-generational group of community participants at the Cameron Art Museum, as well as the Arts Center in Chapel Hill, and provides one-on-one writing coaching for victims of trauma. Much of her work is available at http:///www.dinagreenberg.com.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, April 15 & 22, 2pm-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65

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Drawing

IN PERSON - Expressive Drawing

Instructor: September Krueger

Has drawing been a refuge for you in the past months? Let's reconnect in the studio and draw together. While we are small in number, let's work large in scale. Compose an expressive, large scale self-portrait in a collaborative environment.

Adult: All Levels -
Fridays, April 9-23, 10am-12:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $96; Non-member: $120

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Painting

IN PERSON - Plein Air in Spring

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Travel to select sites in Wilmington to paint the new color and light of the season. Follow in the footsteps of the Impressionists as you take your paints and easel to locations in the great outdoors.

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesdays, April 6-27, 9am-12pm
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

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Drawing

IN PERSON - Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Learn the basics to create beautiful charcoal drawings. Discover where to start, how to measure and create textures, and why lighting is so important.

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 -
Tuesdays, May 4- 25, 10am-1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

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Art Appreciation

VIRTUAL - Quiet Dreams: The Landscapes of Henry Ossawa Tanner

Instructor: Luc Travers

Henry Ossawa Turner (1859-1937, American) was a deeply spiritual artist, and that spirituality came out in serene landscapes. His meditative scenes take traditional, Biblical stories and imbues them with his distinctively quiet spirit. We'll explore how he uses the genre of landscape to communicate his distinctive spirituality.

Luc Travers is a museum educator at the Cameron Art Museum. He received his B.A. in Art History from the University of Memphis. Since 2005, he has taught and created curriculum in art appreciation and literature for students of all levels. He is the author of Touching The Art: A guide to Enjoying Art at an Art Museum. Along with teaching in the classroom and online, Luc has shared his passion for art through tours at dozens of museums all over the country.

Image: Henry Ossawa Tanners (American, 1859-1937 ) Landscape with Irises, 1914

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, May 2, 2:30-4pm
CAM member: $12; Non-member: $15

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Art Appreciation

VIRTUAL - Quiet Dreams: The Landscapes of Odilon Redon

Instructor: Luc Travers

Odilon Redon (1840 - 1916, France) sought meaning and melancholy in his own imaginative landscapes. These scenes borrowed from mythology, religion, and his visions manifested themselves in distinctively quiet dreamscapes. We'll explore how he takes a genre that usually asks you to look out at the world, and, instead, uses it to capture his own, quiet imagination.

Image: Odilon Redon, Peyrelebade Landscape, 1880

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, May 16, 2:30pm - 4pm Online
CAM member: $12; Non-member: $15

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Art Appreciation

IN PERSON- Exploring the World of Robert Johnson

Instructor: Luc Travers

This class will look in depth at the Robert Johnson: Safe Places exhibition. Johnson is a visual storyteller who has chronicled the natural world on three continents in pencil, acrylic, and gouache on paper and canvas for over 40 years. His work echoes influences from late medieval Italian, American Folk, Indian Miniature, Tibetan Thangka, and Balinese painting traditions. Discover the connections between these artistic influences as well as his emotional connections to works created across all 41 North Carolina State Parks.

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, June 13, 2:30-pm-4:00pm Conference Room
CAM member: $12; Non-member: $15

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Art Appreciation

IN PERSON - Exploring the World of Elizabeth Bradford

Instructor: Luc Travers

This class will delve into the work of 'A House of One Room'. Elizabeth Bradford's masterful paintings originate from an intimate observation and profound reverence for the natural environment. These selections offer an invitation to share Bradford's journey as she explores the wonder of the natural world. The reverence she has for the environment and all of its inhabitants, can inspire a deeper awareness of our interconnectedness and responsibility for its preservation and survival.

Luc Travers is a museum educator at the Cameron Art Museum. He received his B.A. in Art History from the University of Memphis. Since 2005, he has taught and created curriculum in art appreciation and literature for students of all levels. He is the author of Touching The Art: A guide to Enjoying Art at an Art Museum. Along with teaching in the classroom and online, Luc has shared his passion for art through tours at dozens of museums all over the country.

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, June 27, 2:30pm- 4:00pm Conference Room
CAM member: $12; Non-member: $15

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