Adult Studio


Art Appreciation

Sundays with Luc

Instructor: Luc Travers

VIRTUAL: In the spirit of She Persists, Luc Travers will offer a series of talks on four dynamic female artists. These Virtual Art Appreciation Talks can be selected individually or enroll in the package to enjoy a conversation with Luc on the lives of all four the artists.


October 18

Growing up in the male-dominated art world of 18th century Italy, Artemesia Gentileschi (1593-1696) built on the Baroque style she learned from her father to create a successful career of her own. In this class, we'll look at how she epitomized the Baroque style of her time, but then added her own distinct twists to many well-known stories, like Mary Magdalene's, Cleopatra's, and Judith's


November 1

Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842) was one of the most renowned portrait painters of Paris in the 1780s, including being the personal portrait painter of the queen of France, Marie Antoinette. Then the French Revolution sent France--and Elizabeth's life--into turmoil, but that was only the beginning of a 50-year, international art adventure. In this class we'll look closely at what made her portraits so distinctive, and what made her one of the most sought-after portraitists of her time.


November 15

While the art world was starting to turn towards Impressionism and Modernism, Evelyn de Morgan (1855-1919) found inspiration in the paintings of 15th century Florence, including Botticelli. While she joined other Pre-Raphaelite artists in looking at the past for inspiration, she used that style to convey her very modern ideas. In this class, we'll look at how she used ancient stories, like those of Helen, Cassandra, and Queen Eleanor, to communicate her Feminist ideas.


December 6

The Polish painter, Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980), portrayed women as elegant while strikingly independent. Living through the social upheavals and prejudices of the early 20th century, she persisted to become an international success in France and eventually the United States. In this class we'll look at how her art, and especially her portraits, reflect the daring and unconventional life she led.


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 -
2:30-4pm, October 18/ November 1/ November 15/ December 6 Various
CAM member: $10/each or $30/ package; Non-member: $15/ each or $50/ package

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Art Appreciation

VIRTUAL-Hiroshi Sueyoshi with Anne Brennan, Executive Director

Instructor: Anne Brennan

This special seminar with Executive Director Anne Brennan highlights the work of North Carolina Living Treasure Hiroshi Sueyoshi. Brennan, who met Sueyoshi in 1978 when he first moved to Wilmington, will explore Sueyoshi's earliest work as an artist in Japan through his move to North Carolina and his impact on North Carolina through the voices and stories of those who worked with him - from fellow ceramicists, to students, to business leaders, to curators, to collectors.

Anne Brennan has served Cameron Art Museum in the capacity of Curator for 16 years and Executive Director for 9 years. She received a B.A. in Studio Art from Davidson College and an M.F.A from East Carolina University. Her educational philosophy is to strengthen every possible way that an individual, initially approaching art as a spectator, will become a participant in the making of art and the experience of art itself. Cameron Art Museum has strategically heightened educational interactivity in the curation of exhibitions, the programming of CAM Museum School and the museum's brisk offering of outreach programming to the 8-county region it serves.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, January 21- February 4, 1-2:00pm Various
CAM member: $72; Non-member: $90

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Creative Writing

IN PERSON- Writing the Lived-In Body

Instructor: Heather Wilson

Virginia Wright-Frierson's exhibition The Lived-In Body, Celebrating Women Over 65, in a stunning testimony to the beauty and strength of the bodies of women. This writing class, which will be held in the gallery with Wright-Frierson's work, will encourage writers of all ages to be present and write about the strength, beauty, and resiliency of their bodies, as well as the distinctive stories each body tells. Writers will participate in guided meditation, gentle stretching, and affirmative, poetic, narrative, and mindfulness writing in a supportive environment. They will also read works by women writers for inspiration. Masks and social distancing required.

Heather Wilson is CAM's Deputy Director. A writer and an arts administrator, Heather holds a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has a background in the publishing industry and was the founding editor of Ecotone, as well as a senior editor of Chautauqua. She is a certified expressive writing facilitator and has studied writing and health at the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine.

Adult: All Levels -
Mondays January 4-25, 3-4:30pm Studio 1
CAM member: $100; Non-member: $120

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Creative Writing

VIRTUAL- Winter Words on Paper: Telling our Stories in Memoir

Instructor: Dina Greenberg

You, dear writer, are uniquely qualified to tell the stories of your past, present, and perhaps even an imagined future. This creative writing workshop in memoir for adult writers is open to community participants with varying degrees of writing expertise. The workshop follows a traditional format where group members critique one another's work with the instructor's guidance. Literature and craft articles will also be presented for discussion. The goal is to instill respect and compassion in the critique process while helping participants improve their writing and literary analysis.

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 -
Wednesdays, January 13- February 17, 6-8:00pm Various
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

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Fiber Arts

IN PERSON- Knitting Your Way

Instructor: Susan Borovsky

This class is for beginners and experienced knitters! Whatever you need will be what we will work on. From Basic beginners to lace knitting, from reading patterns to creating your own style, what you want and need you'll get.

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 1-3:00pm Pancoe
CAM member: $128; Non-member: $160

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Mixed Media

VIRTUAL- Watercolor Simplified

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

Study the benefits of painting simplified smaller paintings. Finding success in a small painting builds confidence in larger paintings.

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 -
Wednesdays, January 13-27 and February 3, 1:00-4pm Various
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

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Mixed Media

VIRTUAL- New Year, New Ground

Instructor: Donna Moore and Heather Wilson

Get grounded for the New Year. Join visual artist Donna Moore and writer Heather Wilson for guided meditation, writing exercises, and art-journal-making inspired by the new year and the work of North Carolina artist Elizabeth Bradford, whose exhibition at CAM opens in March 2021. Tuition includes supplies (available for pick-up or mailed to virtual students).

Image: Elizabeth Bradford, Water's Edge, Yellow Leaves, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48.03".

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, January 17, 1-2:30pm Various
CAM member: $40; Non-member: $50

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Mixed Media

VIRTUAL- Artful Well-being

Instructor: CAM Education Staff

Studies show that the practice of making art can enhance physical and mental health by reducing stress and anxiety and promoting well-being. Join three CAM staff members as they share the art practices that sustain them. Students will experiment with collaging, writing, and drawing. Each class will start with meditation and creative visualization for stress reduction. Image: R. C. Gorman (Native American, 1931-2005), Dream Night, 1981, lithograph.

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesdays, February 9-23, 10:00-11:15am Various
CAM member: $72; Non-member: $90

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Painting

VIRTUAL- Painting the Portrait: Using a Photo Reference

Instructor: Amy Gibson

Learn to create a realistic portrait in oils using a photo. This workshop is for anyone struggling with color and creating a likeness. Whether you are a loose painter or a hyperrealistic painter, the fundamentals are the same. In this workshop you will learn how to see values, understand the importance of edges, and how to mix realistic skin tones. We will also go through the ins and outs of using a photo reference. I will take you through my approach in a way that you can translate into your own practice. There will be a photo reference provided to work from and I will take you through the process with demos and answering any questions you might have.

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 and Youth -
Tuesdays, January 12- February 2, 10am-1:00pm Various
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

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Painting

VIRTUAL- Come and Paint Inside!

Instructor: Jeri Greenberg

Join award winning pastel artist and teacher Jeri Greenberg, and explore painting fascinating interiors. Find interesting fabrics, reflections, dramatic shadows and sweet small stories right in your own home. We will work from photos and learn composition and what to leave out, what to leave in, and make the viewer of your painting want to "come inside" and stay a while.

After many years as a fashion illustrator and sportswear designer, Jeri turned her love of graphic design towards advertising for a while. Having time to devote herself to painting again - and falling in love with the pastel medium - has led to a new and interesting “next act” as full time painter and teacher. Feeling that "pastels are an immediate tool to express feelings" and the the perfect way to both "make the ordinary extraordinary" and tell stories in her paintings, Jeri works to constantly get a deeper understanding of this wonderful medium. With her background in illustration, Jeri helps her students get a strong drawing foundation down behind their color work. Jeri loves painting still life, urban interiors, figures and fabrics, and the occasional landscape.

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesday, January 26, 10-4pm Various
CAM member: $88; Non-member: $110

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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 Various
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190

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