Adult Studio


Art Appreciation

Experiencing Art Through Music

Instructor: Luc Travers

In conjunction with the new exhibition of Modernist prints, "The Eye Learns," and its innovative integration of music, this presentation looks closely at how music can enrich your experience of the visual arts. [Image: Sonia Delaunay (Ukrainian, 1885-1979) Color Rhythms, 1971 Color and aquatint on Arches vellum paper, ed. 13/75 Collection of Cameron Art Museum: gift of the estate of Louis Belden Artwork © Pracusa]

Adult: All Levels - 2019/6 AA1
Oct. 27, Sun., 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Studio 1
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Art Appreciation

Modernists and Music

Instructor: Luc Travers

Look at the art and lives of one or more of the artists featured in the exhibition, "The Eye Learns," with a special emphasis on how music influenced their art.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/6 AA3
Nov. 24, Sun., 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Studio 1
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Art Appreciation

Picasso & Matisse: How a Friendship Revolutionized Art

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Survey the motivation, influences, and relationship that inspired these two prolific creatives to produce a lifetime of art unmatched. Museum School teaching artist, Kirah is adjunct instructor at Johnston Community College, Cape Fear Community College, and leads regional and international workshops.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/6 AA4
Dec. 8, Sun., 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference Room
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

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Clay

Building Clay Foundations

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Develop and build clay skills and techniques. Focus on the wide variety of shapes, functional pieces, and surface texture found through hand building.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/5 C4
Sept. 12 - Oct. 17, Thurs., 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $160; Non-member: $200

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Clay

Enhancing Surface Design

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Every touch leaves an impression on clay. Experiment with the variety of techniques used to generate visually dynamic surfaces on wall pieces and functional clay objects.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/6 C2
Oct. 30 - Nov. 20, Wed., 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $20 material fee

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Clay

Bas-Relief Wall Sculpture

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Create intriguing sculptural clay pieces designed to hang on the wall. Tell a story, or simply be decorative.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/6 C3
Oct. 30 - Nov. 20, Wed., 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $20 material fee

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Clay

Creating Household Earthenware

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

One of a kind plates, bowls, mugs and boxes add creative flair to any home. Learn how to make simple earthenware that can easily be incorporated into your every day or given as special hand-made gifts.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/6 C4
Oct. 31 - Nov. 21, Thurs., 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $20 material fee

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Clay

Drop-In Saturday Clay Studio

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Saturdays are for CLAY! All skill levels - adults and youth - invited. Tuition includes access to fully equipped studio and the assistance of professional clay teaching artists. Drop-in and pay with mobile device or cash. Purchase clay for $1 a pound - weighed at end of studio session and includes glaze and firing. (No Drop-In Clay Studio Oct 19.)

Adult: All Levels - 2019/5 C1
Sept. 14 - Nov. 30, Sat., 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (breaks in description) Pancoe
CAM member: $25; Non-member: $30

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Creative Writing

Autumn Muse: Fiction & Memoir

Instructor: Dina Greenberg

Writers critique one another’s work with the instructor’s guidance following a traditional format while instilling respect and compassion. Literature is presented for discussion, and weekly writing prompts will provided. Open to adults with varying degrees of creative writing expertise.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/5 CW1
Sept. 11 - Oct. 16, Wed., 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Café
CAM member: 130.40; Non-member: $163

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Creative Writing

Prose to Poetry, Poetry to Prose

Instructor: Dina Greenberg

Push the boundaries of traditional genres. Study basic elements of prose and poetic forms and discover contemporary authors and poets who revel in this cross-genre exploration. Participants work from weekly prompts, crafting short works for group critique.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/6 CW1
Oct. 30 - Nov. 20, Wed., 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Café
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115

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Drawing

Beginning Drawing: Starts With Seeing

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Create a strong foundation for your art by learning how to see, react to and record the world around you with the simplest of tools. Students work from still-lifes and photographs.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/5 D1
Sept. 10 - Oct.15, Tues., 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $160; Non-member: $200

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Life Drawing

AM Life Drawing Studio

Instructor: Donna Moore, facilitator

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 punch cards online to be used in morning or evening sessions. Cards expire within three months of purchase. Single, drop-in tuition is paid upon arrival. Break weeks listed under supplies.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019/5 LD
Sept. 11 - Dec. 11, Wed., 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Pancoe
CAM member: $90 punch card / $20 drop-in; Non-member: $110 punch card / $25 drop-in

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Life Drawing

PM Life Drawing Studio

Instructor: Donna Moore, Facilitator

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 punch cards online to be used in morning or evening sessions. Cards expire within three months of purchase. Single, drop-in tuition is paid upon arrival. Break weeks listed under supplies.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-5-LD
Sep 11 - Dec 11, Wed, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Pancoe
CAM member: Punch Card $90 / Drop-In $20; Non-member: Punch Card $110 / Drop-In $25

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Mixed Media

Exhibition Artist Intro: Kathryn DeMarco

Instructor: Kathryn DeMarco

Meet guest exhibition artist, Kathryn DeMarco of Durham. Her featured show in Studio 1, “Finding A Way”, Nov. 14 - 24, tells the intimate story of diabetic night seizures through collage. Kathryn reveals her work process and raises awareness of daily living challenges of type-1 diabetes. Students registered in Kathryrn DeMarco’s two-day workshop, Nov 15-16, are encouraged to attend. Limited seating, registration is encouraged.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/6
Nov. 14, Thurs., 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Studio 1
CAM member: Free; Non-member: Free

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Painting

The Power of Pastels: Intro To Still Lifes

Instructor: Jeri Greenberg

Come enjoy working with pastels and learn how different papers, textures and pastels all work together to create magic. Students practice painting glass, ceramic and metals, fruits, flowers etc., learning how to arrange a powerful set-up, work with reflections, shadows and color values.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/5 P1
Sept. 10 - Oct. 15, Tues., 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $192; Non-member: $240

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Painting

Beginning To Paint: Oils

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Learn the basics of mixing colors and strategies for applying oil paints. Students work from from both still-lifes and photographs.

Adult: Beginning - 2019/5 P2
Sept. 12 - Oct. 17, Thurs., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $192; Non-member: $240

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Painting

The Power Of Pastels: Focus On The Figure

Instructor: Jeri Greenberg

Work from photos of figures in "urban settings", either your own or furnished. Learn how to convey a story in your paintings - engaging the viewer with a central focus and its surroundings within a sound composition.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/6 P2
Oct. 29 - Nov. 19, Tues., 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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Painting

Unity With Variety - Keys to Good Composition

Instructor: Margie Worthington

Designed for the experienced painter, this class explores how variations of color, value, shape, and edges can add interest - or create chaos- in your paintings, critical to good design. Students work from their photos in oil.

Adult: Advanced - 2019/6 P1
Oct. 29 - Nov. 19, Tues., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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Painting

On the Surface: Painting on Paper

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Step beyond oil and acrylic on canvas to work on alternative substrates. Both fine art and upcycled paper surfaces considered, paying homage to master artists who used a variety of materials to get unexpected and dynamic results. A variety of textures, fiber and colors considered. All levels of oil and acrylic welcome.

Adult: All Levels - 2019/6 P4
Oct. 31 - Nov. 21, Thurs., 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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Painting

Watercolor Wrangling: The Basics

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Watercolor is such a rewarding yet challenging painting medium. Let's put on our spurs and saddle up for a fun ride. Through instructor demos, historical and contemporary context, and plenty of painting exercises, students experience the spectrum of watercolor processes. Beginners encouraged, all levels welcome.

Adult: Beginning - 2019/6 P3
Oct. 31 - Nov. 21, Thurs., 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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Photography

Calling All Shutterbugs

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Move from taking a picture - as decided by your DSLR camera - to creating photographs that truly reflect your vision. Learn shutter function and control, aperture and light sensitivity, and their interaction. Photo editing, image resolution and file type introduced. Bring your camera.

Adult: Beginning - 2019/5 PH1
Sept. 12 - Oct. 17, Thurs., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $130.40; Non-member: $163

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Photography

Diagonals and Triangles and Leading Lines, Oh My!

Instructor: Alan Cradick

For the photographer who has a working knowledge of the camera and wants to take the next step! Explore subject matter, composition, and discover new ways to capture your photographic vision. Participants should NOT bring their cameras to class - learn through group directed photo assignments and critique of images.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019/6 PH1
Oct. 31 - Nov. 21, Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115

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