Adult Studio


Buzz

Book Buzz- Women Who Misbehave

Instructor: Sayantani Dasgupta with Heather Wilson

Join author Sayantani Dasgupta for a discussion of her new novel, "Women Who Misbehave". Dasgupta states, "Well-behaved or not, woman or not, each of our lives is made up of stories. How you tell it is where the art lies. Each of us lives through historic moments every day, and ends up with thousands of stories. Now who gets to tell stories, whose stories are valued and heard is another matter altogether." Registration includes a glass of wine or sparkling water. Studio dinner and half-priced bottles of wine available from the CAM Cafe.

Sayantani Dasgupta has taught creative writing in the United States, India, Italy, and Mexico. She is an essayist, a short story writer, and the author of Fire Girl: Essays On India, America, & The In-Between- a finalist for the 2016 Foreword Indies Award for Essays- and the chapbook The House Of Nails: Memories Of A New Delhi Childhood. Born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi, Sayantani received a BA in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, an MA in Medieval History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, February 12, 1pm-2:30pm Reception Hall
CAM member: $20; Non-member: $25

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Painting

The Power of Pastels Returns to CAM!

Instructor: Jeri Greenberg, PSA

Come along and explore the sheer joy of painting in pastels, learn to use different brands, softness, papers and lighting to make the "ordinary EXTRAordinary". Each week we will work from a still life setup or a model, to expand your repertoire and your comfort zones, working with this wonderful, immediate medium.

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 -
Thursdays, January 27-February 17, 10am -1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190

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Painting

Continuing Flowing Watercolors

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

This course will take you through the fundaments of preparation, composition, design and color mixing with watercolors. Each class will begin with a demonstration. One on one personal instruction will be available.

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, February 24-March 31, 12pm-3pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260

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Painting

Intuitive Painting

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

"Conventional Opinion is the Ruin of our Souls"-Rumi. Intuitive painting is for ANYONE! From someone who has never picked up a paint brush to the professional artist who has creative block. You will not be learning technique or method. It is all about being free with no pre-conceived ideas! Intuitive painting is a tool for beginners and advanced painters alike. Play is encouraged. The goal is not to paint for an exhibition or for others, but to allow oneself the freedom to explore color, be creative and find ones inner being and intuitive self. No criticism of yourself is allowed!

The magic of Intuitive painting is connecting your intuitive voice, finding your flow and creating a painting with depth and meaning to you. The student will not have paints and brushes at their table. These are all on a central table where the student will go back and forth to choose a paint color and a different brush as inspired. This is a very Zen and spiritual process. Faulkner will begin each class with a brief meditation and/or reading from poets and authors such as Rumi. The classroom will be quiet. Come free your imagination and your soul! Faulkner took several courses in intuitive painting while living in the DC area. She studied with a certified intuitive instructor.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, March 9-30, 10am - 12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $117; Non-member: $130

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Painting

Capturing our Colorful Coastal Skies

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Living in coastal Carolina you most likely have witnessed the variety of skies; from brilliant sunrises/sunsets to threatening thunder skies and everything in between. This course will provide you with the basic concepts of achieving some of those classic features found in our colorful skies. In this class you will learn the balance between soft and hard edges while creating beautiful multi-colored sunrises, sunsets and storm clouds, using acrylic paints. This course will provide you with the confidence to be bold with your brush and colors as you softly blend colors to achieve that memorable look. Some key features of this course is understanding that nothing is truly white in the sky and the use of a variety of colors becomes an asset. Both sky and clouds have some of the softest edges found in nature. A balance between soft and hard edges are important to the painter to describe the volume of the clouds and their translucency.

Ms. Faulkner is known for her blending techniques. She uses a variety and intensity of color combinations to get the desired atmospheric perspective. Ms. Faulkner is a professional Artist with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Fine Art from ECU. In addition, she studied plein air painting in Les Cerquex sous Passavant, France and Bird and Flower Painting with a Master teacher in Taipei, Taiwan.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, January 19 - February 23, 10am - 12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $153; Non-member: $170

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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 poetry, fiction, essays, and articles have appeared widely in literary journals, anthologies, and peer-reviewed journals, both in the U.S. and the U.K. Her work facilitating creative writing workshops for combat veterans and military families precipitated Nermina's Chance, her forthcoming novel (Oct. 29, 2021 with Atmosphere Press). Dina earned an MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I served as managing editor for the literary journal Chautauqua. She facilitates writing workshops here at the CAM, and across expanding avenues of the World Wide Web. Find her at dinagreenberg.com.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, February 2-23, 6pm - 8pm Online
CAM member: $108; Non-member: $120

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Drawing

Principles of Drawing

Instructor: Todd Carignan

The foundation of all representational art is drawing. This class covers how to start a drawing, measuring, mark-making, arranging your subject and lighting, creating texture and depth.

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, January 18-February 22, 10am - 1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260

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Painting

Painting Animals

Instructor: Todd Carignan

In this class we will explore a variety of animals and how to create the colors and textures of fur, feathers, skin, etc. The last class will be devoted to painting your own favorite animal. The instructor will be painting in oils, but other media are acceptable.

Adult: Intermediate -
Tuesdays, March 8-29, 10am - 1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190

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Clay

Thursday Night Clay

Instructor: Renato Abbate

A fun class for all skill levels. Make your own custom plates or mugs. Work on some wild sculpture. Explore how clay can work for you and gain a new appreciation for handmade pottery. Class will meet on Thursday evenings with Open Studio hours on Friday from 9-12.

Renato Abbate 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: All Levels -
Thursdays, January 20 - February 24, 6pm - 9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $225; Non-member: $250
+ $25 material fee

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Drawing

The Natural Way to Draw

Instructor: Donna Moore

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

After graduating from UNCW's Creative Arts Department, Donna Moore has worked in southeastern North Carolina as an arts administrator and teaching artist. Facilitating a Life Drawing Studio for over 35 years, she is most recognized for her expressive nude figurative drawings. As a result of recent COVID restrictions, her four goats (an all girl herd) have become practiced in the distinguished art of professional modeling.

"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, January 12-February 16, 2pm - 5pm Pancoe
CAM member: $234; Non-member: $260
$35 model fee paid to instructor

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Clay

Colander or Berry bowls

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Clay marries beautiful forms with function! Create slab built berry bowls or colander that can help keep your berries fresher longer and look great at the table.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, February 26, 11am - 2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60

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Mixed Media

Interactive Color

Instructor: Lois DeWitt

Interaction of Color by Josef Albers was published by Yale University in 1963. A seminal study, it provided new perspectives on color and how it is perceived visually. Through a series of visual projects using Color-aid papers, students develop new cognitive and visual skills towards seeing and analyzing the perception of color. These skills can transfer easily to other artistic skills like painting, drawing and printmaking. Keeping close to Alber's instruction and projects, this six-week course leads students through a series of fascinating, unique and informative color theory using Color-aid and found papers.

Image credit: Josef Albers, Homage to the Square: Apparition, oil on masonite, 1959

Adult: All Levels -
Fridays, January 28 - March 4, 10am-12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $153; Non-member: $170

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Painting

Painting Fundamentals: Dynamic Compositions

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Composition is often overlooked in foundational painting classes but understanding the design principles that artists through the ages employ, we gain confidence and inspiration for staging dynamic paintings. We'll turn to the magic of the masters and explore the golden ratio along with other tried and true design templates. Students can work in their preferred painting medium. Instructor will demo in acrylic. The class pulls inspiration from both traditional and contemporary masterworks, photographs and in studio setups. Sessions include demos and plenty of techniques and painting studies.

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 -
Tuesdays, March 1-15, 2pm- 5pm Pancoe
CAM member: $153; Non-member: $170

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Sculpture

Introduction to Ikebana

Instructor: Karen Chevrotee

IKEBANA, the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging. Originally used in Temples, simple, elegant, at once meditative. Following prescribed rules to create Beauty for your home or office with natural flowers, leaves and branches.

"I have practiced "Ikebana" the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging for more than 30 years. My travels for demonstrations have brought me to Washington, DC, Richmond VA, Winston-Salem, NC and in our Wilmington Chapter of Ikebana International. For the last 20 years I have taught independent classes and workshops in Raleigh and Wilmington."

Adult: All Levels -
Fridays, February 4-25, 1pm - 3pm Pancoe
CAM member: $117; Non-member: $130

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Photography

Photographing Wilmington Interiors

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Each week, participants will photograph the interior of a Wilmington attraction. We will visit five attractions, including the Battleship North Carolina, Thalian Hall and Bellamy Mansion. On the Sixth week, we will meet to share our work and hold a group critique. This class is intended for any digital device, DSLR, smart phone or tablet.

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, February 3 - March 10, 10am -12pm
CAM member: $153; Non-member: $170

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Life Drawing

AM Life Drawing - Drop In

Instructor: September Krueger - 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. Ongoing weekly - break weeks listed under supplies. Click on "Show individual events" to register for separate class sessions.

Adult: Intermediate -
Mondays, 9:30am-12pm, January 10- March 28*, breaks listed under supplies Pancoe
CAM member: $20; Non-member: $25

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Life Drawing

PM Life Drawing - Drop In

Instructor: September Krueger - 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. Ongoing weekly - break weeks listed under supplies. Click on "Show individual events" to register for separate class sessions.

Adult: Intermediate -
Wednesdays, January 12- March 30, 6:30pm - 9pm, breaks listed under supplies Pancoe
CAM member: $20; Non-member: $25

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Buzz

Book Buzz: David Cecelcki and The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War

Instructor: David Cecelski with Heather Wilson

Join NC author David Cecelski for a reading and discussion of his book The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War. This discussion will shed light on the story of the USCT and the reading will be followed by a book signing and an opportunity to learn more about Stephen Hayes's new sculpture Boundless. Abraham H. Galloway (1837-1870) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought against slavery and injustice. He risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North, and fought racism in the Union army's ranks. He later became one of the first black men elected to the North Carolina legislature. Long hidden from history, Galloway's story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us. Historian David Cecelski has written several award-winning books and hundreds of articles about history, culture, and politics on the NC coast. Cecelski was recently the co-recipient (with Tim Tyson) of the N.C. Literary and Historical Association's Crittenten Award for lifetime achievement.

Your Book Buzz experience includes one glass of wine, beer, or a nonalcoholic drink from CAM Cafe.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, March 24, 6 pm - 7:30 pm Reception Hall
CAM member: $25; Non-member: $30

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Fiber Arts

Knit, Purl - Toe and Heel: Sock Knitting 101

Instructor: Nina Zonneyville

Do you knit, but have always been intimidated by making a pair of socks because you couldn't wrap your head around "turning the heel"? The instructor, Nina Zonnevylle, walks you through the knitting process from the ground up. In this class you will learn the most basic method of sock making, from the cuff to the toe, one at a time. Once you learn the basic method, you will have the skills to tackle the most intricate cable or lace sock patterns or progress to learning the "toe-up" and "two-at-a-time" methods. Spoiler alert: once you've worn handknit socks, you'll never be satisfied wearing anything else.

Requirements/Helpful skill set:

* Basic knowledge of knit & purl stitches

* Comfort level using double-pointed needles.

* Comfort level knitting in the round.

Adult: Beginning -
Wednesdays, February 23 - March 9, 1pm - 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $108; Non-member: $120
+ $20 material fee

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Life Drawing

AM Life Drawing: Punch Card

Instructor: September Krueger - 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. Ongoing weekly - break weeks listed under supplies.

Adult: Intermediate -
Mondays, 9:30am-12pm, January 10 - March 28* Pancoe
CAM member: $90; Non-member: $110

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Life Drawing

PM Life Drawing: Punch Card

Instructor: September Krueger - 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.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, January 12- March 30, 6:30pm - 9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $90; Non-member: $110

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