Adult Studio


Art Appreciation

Virtual - Sunday Seminar: Artemesia Gentileschi

Instructor: Luc Travers

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. 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, October 18, 2:30-4pm Various
CAM member: $10; Non-member: $15

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Art Appreciation

Virtual- Sunday Seminar: Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun

Instructor: Luc Travers

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. 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, November 1, 2:30-4:00pm Various
CAM member: $10; Non-member: $15

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Art Appreciation

Virtual - Sunday Seminar: Evelyn de Morgan

Instructor: Luc Travers

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. 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, November 15, 2:30-4:00PM Various
CAM member: $10; Non-member: $15

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Art Appreciation

Virtual - Sunday Seminar: Tamara de Lempicka

Instructor: Luc Travers

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 -
Sunday, December 6, 2:30-4:00PM Various
CAM member: $10; Non-member: $15

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Creative Writing

Virtual - Ekphrastic Writing

Instructor: Heather Wilson

Find your inspiration in art from CAM's collection, from Minnie Evans to Mary Cassatt to Romare Bearden. This class will prompt writers to expand and amplify the meaning of works of art while exploring point of view, poetry, historical narrative, and descriptive writing. Ages: High school - Adult The Instructor will send a zoom link for each class session. 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 and Youth -
Tuesdays, October 6-27, 6:00-7:15pm Various
CAM member: $100; Non-member: $120

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Creative Writing

Virtual - Legacy Writing

Instructor: Heather Wilson

The perfect gift to your children is your own story. This unique memoir class focuses on creating a work of nonfiction about your life to pass down to your children and grandchildren. On the last day of class, create a handmade book to write your story in. The Instructor will send a zoom link for each class session. 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 -
Tuesdays, November 3-23, 10:00-11:15 AM Various
CAM member: $100; Non-member: $120

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Painting

Virtual - Exploring Color and Effects in Watercolor

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

Continue to develop your skills in watercolor. Master additional techniques for color and texture to enliven your 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. The Instructor will send a zoom link for each class session.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, October 8-29, 1:00-4:00pm Various
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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Painting

Virtual - Pretty in Pastel: Seeing the Season in a Whole New Way

Instructor: Jeri Greenberg

Paint the colors of the season in flowers, fruit, sun and skies. After many years as a fashion illustrator and sportswear designer, Jeri is now a full time painter and teacher. In Jeri's words, "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. The Instructor will send a zoom link for each class session.

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesdays, October 13- November 3, 10:00-1:00pm Various
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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Painting

Painting in the Outdoors

Instructor: Todd Carignan

This class is about painting on location and capturing what you can in one sitting. Each class will meet in a different location (revealed the day before through email), where the instructor will talk his way through a brief demo, then help you paint from life for the rest of the time. The instructor will work in oil paint, but any mediums you are familiar with are acceptable.

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesdays, October 27-November 17, 9 AM-12 PM Various
CAM member: $132; Non-member: $165

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Printmaking

Virtual - Introduction to Printmaking

Instructor: September Krueger

Learn the basic components of relief printing, including monotype, linocut and reduction printing. Printmaking combines the joy of drawing with the interplay of value, color and line to create form. We will explore works from the Belden collection to understand the difference between relief and intaglio techniques. The Instructor will send a zoom link for each class session. September Krueger is the Director of Lifelong Learning at the CAM. She has taught a variety of studio classes and art history courses in higher education, and has worked with youth as a teaching artist in our public schools. Her primary medium is textiles, and she holds an MFA in Textiles from ECU.

Adult: Beginning -
Wednesdays, October 7-28, 6:00pm-8:30pm Various
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140

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