Weekend Workshops


Drawing

IN PERSON - Spirit Creatures

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Find your spirit creature ( an imaginary animal or person) and create a unique illustration. You can think of your creature as a guide that will connect you more to nature. Minnie Evans will be used as inspiration as she saw and dreamed of spirits. This could open up a new inner world for you! We will take a short nature walk at the museum in order to connect with your spirit being.

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.

Image: Minnie Evans, 1979

Adult: Beginning -
Friday, June 4, 6-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, June 5-6, 11am-1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115

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Buzz

IN PERSON-Art Buzz- Art & Cocktails

Instructor: Amy Gibson

IN PERSON: ART BUZZ: Mimosas aren't just for drinking You can paint them too! Outside 2 hours 1 hour demo/1 hour painting Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour painting class while you sip on a delicious beverage. Grab a drink from the CAM CAFE and join me in the Pancoe! I will show you how to paint a colorful Mimosa using oil paint. We will go over color mixing, applying paint and how to achieve realistic looking glass. Art Buzz is a fun art class that combines art-making and eating and drinking. Each class comes with a complimentary beverage and the option to order from our studio menu.

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: All Levels -
Saturday, May 8, 11am-1:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $38; Non-member: $48

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Photography

IN PERSON - Night Photography

Instructor: Alan Cradick

With long exposures and using available light, you photo making does not need to end with the daylight. Many great images are made with longer shutter speeds and use of a tripod to steady your camera. Headlight streaks are also part of the night photography mix. We will meet downtown and spend the evening utilizing longer and longer exposures as the sun sets. There is no need for special equipment, just your camera and a tripod. On Saturday, 7 pm, Sunday we join a Zoom meeting view our work. The Sunday session includes a group critique of our work. Please have a mask, remember social distancing and dress for the weather.

Alan Cradick has been a photographer for 30 years. In that time he served in the US Coast Guard performing Public Affairs duties that included news, editorial, portrait and feature photography, as well as a photographer on the Cape May Star and Wave, a newspaper in southern New Jersey. Alan currently works as a stringer at the Star-News in Wilmington where he photographs features and sports for the web and print editions. Alan also has his own photography business. Portrait, wedding and fine art nature photography in Southeastern North Carolina are his passion.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, May 15, 6-8:00pm, Sunday, May 16, noon-2 pm critique via zoom
CAM member: $48; Non-member: $60

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Photography

IN PERSON - The Garden in Spring

Instructor: Alan Cradick

This photography workshop is geared to the beginner/intermediate photographer. The New Hanover County Arboretum is one of the best gardens in the Wilmington area, and it is open the public all year. Maintained by master gardeners, the Arboretum showcases the native plants of our region as well as many others. Each season has a unique look. You never tire of visiting and photographing the plants and flowers here. Any digital device may be used for this workshop, smart phones, tablets or DSLRs. If using a DSLR 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 the entrance. Please have a mask, remember social distancing and dress for the weather.

Alan Cradick has been a photographer for 30 years. In that time he served in the US Coast Guard performing Public Affairs duties that included news, editorial, portrait and feature photography, as well as a photographer on the Cape May Star and Wave, a newspaper in southern New Jersey. Alan currently works as a stringer at the Star-News in Wilmington where he photographs features and sports for the web and print editions. Alan also has his own photography business. Portrait, wedding and fine art nature photography in Southeastern North Carolina are his passion.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday May 1, 10 am till noon, & Sunday May 2, noon till 2 pm critique via zoo
CAM member: $48; Non-member: $60

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Photography

IN PERSON - Breakfast at the Beach: With Birds

Instructor: Alan Cradick

The southern end Wrightsville Beach has a wonderful rookery for Black Skimmers and Turns. They return every year and put on quite a show. By getting there early, we will be able to watch as the birds bring breakfast back to their nests. Participants will remine safely away from the nesting grounds while enjoying a great view of the feeding and interactions of these animals. This workshop is for intermediate photographers and the only special equipment need is a medium telephoto lens. On Saturday, we will meet at south end of Wrightsville Beach. This workshop will conclude before the parking meters are turned on, so you will not need to pay. Sunday will be a Zoom meeting. Please have a mask, remember social distancing and dress for the weather.

Alan Cradick has been a photographer for 30 years. In that time he served in the US Coast Guard performing Public Affairs duties that included news, editorial, portrait and feature photography, as well as a photographer on the Cape May Star and Wave, a newspaper in southern New Jersey. Alan currently works as a stringer at the Star-News in Wilmington where he photographs features and sports for the web and print editions. Alan also has his own photography business. Portrait, wedding and fine art nature photography in Southeastern North Carolina are his passion.

Adult: Intermediate -
Saturday, June 19 ,7 am - 9 am, & Sunday, June 20, noon till 2PM critique via z
CAM member: $48; Non-member: $60

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Photography

IN PERSON - Walkabout: Downtown

Instructor: Alan Cradick

This photography workshop is geared to the photographer of all skill levels. There are many interesting and accessible places to photograph here in the Wilmington region. One of the best is our downtown itself. Participants meet at the corner of Front and Nunn to begin our Walkabout. The homes and gardens of old Wilmington make wonderful subjects for the photographer. With stunning views of the Cape Fear from the River Walk and the city center offering opportunities for classic street photography, this workshop will be a winner for every photographer. Any digital device may be used for this workshop, smart phones, tablets or DSLRs. DSLR street photography is fun using a wide lens, but a telephoto zoom would also be nice to bring everything in close. Alan will be available with assistance and technical advice. Meetup is 10 am at Front and Nun Streets. Please have a mask, remember social distancing and dress for the weather. 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: All Levels -
Saturday, July 10, 10am- noon, & Sunday, July 11, noon- 2pm critique via zoom
CAM member: $48; Non-member: $60

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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. Sunday will be a Zoom meeting. Please have a mask, remember social distancing and dress for the weather.

Adult: Intermediate -
Saturday, August 14, 10am-noon, & Sunday, August 15, noon-2pm critique via zoom
CAM member: $48; Non-member: $60

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Buzz

IN PERSON-ART BUZZ - Tripod mug/tumbler

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

ART BUZZ: Make a mug/tumbler with minimal skills required. You will pinch, smooth, and texturize a mug that fits perfectly to your hand. Art Buzz is a fun art class that combines art-making and eating and drinking. Each class comes with a complimentary beverage and the option to order from our studio menu.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, July 15, 6-8:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $38; Non-member: $48

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Painting

IN PERSON - Still life watercolor

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

Instructor will demonstrate a painting of a still life. Preliminary thinking will be explained and demonstrated. She will go over design, color, value and approach. After demo individual instruction will be provided. Still lifes will be set up around the room, taking into account the 6 foot distance rule.

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, June 19, 10am-4pm, & Sunday, June 20, noon- 4 Pancoe
CAM member: $144; Non-member: $180

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Buzz

IN PERSON -Art Buzz-Hammered Copper Leaves

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Bring the rich colors and shapes of Robert Johnson's mountain leaves to life. Visit the exhibition and make your own hammered copper leaf inspired by his paintings. Art Buzz is a fun art class that combines art-making and eating and drinking. Each class comes with a complimentary beverage and the option to order from our studio menu.

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 -
Saturday, June 12, 11am-2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $38; Non-member: $48

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Painting

IN PERSON - Watercolor portraits

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

Discover a portrait technique for capturing faces of any age. Photos and instruction sheets will be provided. Also paint and watercolor paper are included. So let's explore this together and have fun. Other supplies you need will be listed online.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, July 10, 10am-4pm, & Sunday, July 11, noon-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $144; Non-member: $180
+ $10 material fee

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Clay

IN PERSON - Tea for Two

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Teapots for two! Learn to make a teapot together with your child. Design and decorate pair of teapots or a chess set using hand-building techniques. This family class is for all ages... we're never too old to learn something new.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday - Sunday, May 22-23 , 11:00am - 2:00pm Pancoe
CAM member: $88; Non-member: $110
+ $10 material fee

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