Adult Studio


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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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 -
Wednesdays, November 3- December 1*, 10am-12pm 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 14-November 18, 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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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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Life Drawing

Evening Life Drawing - session 1

Instructor: September Krueger

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.

Drop-in Students are encouraged to register by 5pm on the day of class. This can be done online or by calling CAM. Class space is limited and you will want to be sure that there are still openings for your selected session!

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

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Life Drawing

Evening Life Drawing- session 2

Instructor: September Krueger

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.

Drop-in Students are encouraged to register by 5pm on the day of class. This can be done online or by calling CAM. Class space is limited and you will want to be sure that there are still openings for your selected session!

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, October 27- December 8, 6:30-9:00pm Pancoe
CAM member: $126/ $22.50; Non-member: $140/ $25

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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 -
Thursday, December 9, 6:30pm -8pm Reception Hall
CAM member: $20; Non-member: $30

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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!)

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 -
Wednesday, November 3- December 8* (class breaks on 11/24) Pancoe
CAM member: $193.50; Non-member: $215
$30 model fee paid to instructor

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