Weekend Workshops


Photography

IN PERSON - See the World in Black and White

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Documentary photographer Robert Frank once said, "Black and white are the colors of Photography." This workshop will explore the use of the monochrome palette in photography. We will spend two hours downtown photographing light and shadow, removing the distraction of color that sometimes obscures the true subject of the image. On Saturday, we will meet at the corner of Market and Front streets downtown. On Sunday, we will meet at CAM in Pancoe. Please have a mask, remember social distancing and dress for the weather.

Alan Cradick,( vufinder@mac.com ) 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: Intermediate -
Saturday, August 21, 10am-noon, & Sunday, August 22, noon-2pm, in Pancoe
CAM member: $48; Non-member: $60

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Painting

Power of Pastels Returns!

Instructor: jeri greenberg

The pastel painting class returns in person for the Fall. Using still life set ups, the occasional model, and class exercises to get us all "back in the groove", bring your boxes of pastels, your papers and your imagination and lets get creative together again.

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 -
Saturday, October 2, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $99; Non-member: $110

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Painting

Painting Skies and Water

Instructor: Joanne Geisel

The ever changing coastal water and skies create a fascinating painting. In this painting course, we will examine how master artists have interpreted the movement, color, shapes and values and experiment with personal representations. Also included will be discussion about composition, color mixing and other fundamentals. The instructor will provide demonstrations and group and individual instruction. For oil and acrylic painters of all levels.

"Most of my paintings reflect a moment in time where the immediate impression captures my emotions and sense of design. I assess the composition, the values, the proportions and color, then I paint, all the while trying to maintain the initial feeling that drew me to paint the particular landscape, person or still life. " She pursued a degree in Art Education, then followed careers in human services and higher education, and received a Masters in Public Administration. Joanne teaches courses in Wilmington, NC and conducts workshops for many organizations. Her paintings have won numerous awards in juried shows and are held in personal and corporate collections.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday & Sunday, November 6-7, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190

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Creative Writing

Out-of-the-Box: Short-form Hybrid Works Condensed

Instructor: Dina Greenberg

Prose poem? Flash fiction? Micro-essay? We'll blur the lines during this three-hour session. The only common denominator for this creative writing workshop will be our focus on brevity. Open to adult community participants with varying degrees of writing expertise.

Instructor will present literature samples, writing prompts, and guidance on both writing and critique. How much creative writing can we squeeze into three hours? That's up to you!

Dina Greenberg is a third-year candidate for the MFA in fiction from UNCW and she holds a Master of Liberal Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.. Currently, she is managing editor for the literary journal Chautauqua. Her interest in the spiritual component of trauma led her to pursue research into post-traumatic (dis)tress among returning combat veterans. She has designed and facilitated narrative workshops for military family and service members as a means of healing the psychic wounds of war. In a recent project entitled StoryForce, Dina led student veterans at Cape Fear Community College in a weekly narrative workshop that culminated in an anthology of creative work and a celebratory reading. Dina has collaborated with psychologist, Larry Winters, on community-based projects that bring awareness to the needs of veterans and civilians as service members return home.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, September 25, 10am-1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60

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Drawing

The Natural Way to Draw - intro workshop

Instructor: Donna S Moore

Through gesture and observation of live models, practice capturing form and character of a subject by activating your personal visual sense. One day workshop is introduction to upcoming 6-week class based on Kimon Nicolaides classic method - The Natural Way to Draw. Encourages quick, expressive renderings.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, September 11, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $99; Non-member: $110
$15 model fee paid to instructor

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Mixed Media

Folding Into Fall: Mindfulness Writing & Craft

Instructor: Heather Wilson & Donna Moore

Wrap yourself up in the new fall season! Writer Heather Wilson and visual artist Donna Moore incorporate meditation, mindfulness writing, and art making while gathering inspiration from the galleries. Using simple folding and stamping techniques, make a uniquely personal journal to note season-changing prompts.

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."

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.

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, September 26, 1-2:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $50

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Photography

The Camera in Your Pocket

Instructor: Alan Cradick

It's time to stop thinking of your smart phone as a phone with a camera in it and think of it as a camera with a phone in it. I am often asked, "What is the best camera to have." I have always felt that it is the one in your hand, or pocket. Today's smart phone comes equipped with a capable camera. Using algorithms to assist in compiling the image, the results can be stunning. In this workshop we will explore the native photographic capabilities that are already in your smart phone and tablet. All you need is an iOS or Android device and your curiosity to liven up your social media. This is a three hour workshop for everyone.

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 -
Saturday, September 25, 10am - 1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60

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Photography

Fall in Oakdale Cemetery

Instructor: Alan Cradick

This photography workshop is geared to the photographer of all skill levels. Fall is a wonderful time of year for cemetery photography. Pumpkin spice coffee, ghosts, pumpkin spice doughnuts, goblins, pumpkin spice pizza, and tombstones, fall is a great time to walk through Oakdale Cemetery. This is another year round local destination. A wonderful place for reflection, history and photography. Any digital device may be used for this workshop, smart phones, tablets or DSLRs. If using a DSLR is it is suggested that the participant bring an array of lenses, from wide to telephoto. A macro is always fun if you have one. Alan will be available with assistance and technical advice. Meetup is 10 am at main gate, 520 North 15th Street. Please have a mask, remember social distancing and dress for the weather.

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 -
Saturday, September 11, 10-12pm & Sunday, September 12, 12-2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $50; Non-member: $50

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Photography

I Am

Instructor: Alan Cradick

In this workshop participants will offer a white board with "I Am" written on the top to people on the street and invite them to complete the thought by writing down their feelings. We will then make a portrait with the person and the board. By working with strangers to create a photograph in half a minute, this workshop will hone the photographer's interpersonal and portrait skills. On Saturday, we will meet at the corner of Market and Front streets downtown. Sunday will be a Zoom meeting. Please have a mask, remember social distancing and dress for the weather.

Adult: Intermediate -
Saturday, October 2, 10am-12pm, Sunday, October 3, 12-2pm
CAM member: $50; Non-member: $55

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Photography

The Garden in Fall

Instructor: Alan Cradick

The New Hanover County Extension Service Arboretum is a hidden gem along Oleander Drive. Maintained by staff and volunteer Master Gardeners, this wonderful garden is always in season. No matter the time of year, there is always something to see and photograph. This is a two day workshop open to all skill levels using any digital device. We meet at the Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, on Saturday morning from 10 am till noon. On Sunday afternoon, 1 pm to 3 pm, we meet at Cameron Art Museum to share our images in a group critique.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, October 23, 10am-12pm, Sunday 24, 12-2pm Conference Room
CAM member: $50; Non-member: $55

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Clay

Safe Places- Pop Up Workshop!

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Robert Johnson's exhibition is rich with imagery of our favorite plants, animals, insects and birds! Capture a memory from one of his notecards or paintings using clay. Form a flat clay plaque as your foundation and then build a relief using images from Robert Johnson's paintings to inspire you! Textures can be created to give your piece interest. Incising tools can also be utilized to create flowing lines that emphasize different areas. High school to Adult.

Carolyn attended Ringling College of Art and Design, received her Bachelors and Masters degree from East Carolina University, then furthered her studies in Taiwan, Japan, and France. Faulkner feels it very important to find and nurture the creative side of each student. She tries to help them see things in a different way in order to approach the world with an open and seeing mind. Faulkner believes the combination of a strong foundation in technique and creativity contributes to one's total art experience.

Adult and Youth -
Saturday, July 31, 10am -3pm Pancoe
CAM member: $60; Non-member: $75

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Clay

Sea life Relief tiles

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Students will choose an image to Transfer and translate into a relief clay tile. This can be a new technique for the experienced potter or a fun surface design technique for the novice.

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: Beginning -
Saturday, October 23 & Saturday, October 30, 11am-2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $81; Non-member: $90
+ $10 material fee

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Buzz

Art Buzz- Alcohol Ink Painting

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Have a lot of fun with these very easy to use inks using isopropyl alcohol as a blending solution. These inks can be used in a variety of ways! Alone by tilting your paper to create designs and then enhancing your image by drawing on top of the inks with markers once dried. Straws are also used to blow the wet ink across the surface of the paper. Endless tools and possibilities!

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, October 9, 11am-1:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $50

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Painting

Sgraffito Painting

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Sgrafitto is the Italian word for scratching. We will be using this technique by applying a layer of paint in one or more colors on canvas or paper. After it dries another layer of paint will be applied and then the wet surface will be scratched into with a tool so that the under colors show through. This creates beautiful lines, textures and different values in your painting.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, October 16, 10am-3pm Pancoe
CAM member: $72; Non-member: $80

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Painting

Watercolor paints on Yupo paper

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

Come and experiment painting watercolor on Yupo paper. It's an archival paper that is a non porous plastic and it is very different than watercolor paper. Experience the adventure of developing art on slippery paper where the paint is vibrant and exciting, pushing it to make something of substance and creativity. We can work with any type or shades of paint colors that you have.

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 -
Saturday, August 21, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115

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Buzz

Art Buzz- Felted Landscapes

Instructor: September Krueger

Inspired by Elizabeth Bradford, we will take a look at the beauty of the coastal landscape where we live. We will use soft, colored wool roving to "paint" an image of your own design. With just warm water and lots of squishing, you will take wispy strands of wool and make an image you can hang on the wall. Wet felting even makes a finished piece of cloth that can be embellished with stitching, or transformed into a usable object.

Adult: Beginning -
Saturday, September 18, 11am-1:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $50

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Buzz

Art Buzz- Contour Line Drawing

Instructor: Judith Chandler

Think you can't draw? Let me prove you wrong! Research shows that humans have an innate ability to draw. Some are gifted with great talent and some have to work at it. Perhaps you draw from imagination or perhaps from life. Whatever your style, a great way to improve your drawing is through practice and doing Contour Line drawing exercises. They are simple and so effective for improving your work! If you already feel confident about your drawing, these exercises can keep your skills at top level. The best part is they are challenging and great fun. So come for a lot of fun and some hearty laughs along the way as you sip on your Mimosas.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, November 20, 11am-1:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $50

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