Weekend Workshops


Fiber Arts

VIRTUAL- Pattern and Decoration Movement: Surface Design on Cloth

Instructor: September Krueger

Discover the artists that shaped the short lived Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970's. We will work with painting and printing techniques using layering on cloth and combining cloths to make a finished work. Whether a quilter or painter, these techniques could build new motifs into your work and let you discover a movement that broke away from Minimalism and braced excess.

September Krueger is the Director of Lifelong Learning at the CAM. She has taught a variety of studio classes 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 -
Saturday, February 20, 10-4, Sunday February 21, noon-4
CAM member: $144; Non-member: $180

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Fiber Arts

VIRTUAL: Rock, Paper Stitches- Joomchi & Embroidery

Instructor: Jan Wutkowski

'Rock' two slow-process crafts in one unique class! Day 1 will concentrate on learning an ancient Korean paper craft to create a 'felted' paper called joomchi. Joomchi utilizes layers of thin hanji papers that, through agitation and manipulation, create a sturdy piece that can be used alone or in other artistic endeavors. One such endeavor will be achieved on Day 2. Taking the previous day's joomchi pieces, you'll use simple hand stitches for mark making, to add found objects, or to stitch several joomchi together for a larger, dramatic piece of finished paper art. (This is not a paper making class.)

Adult: All Levels -
Friday intro 6pm; Workshop Saturday March 13-14, 10am-4pm, and Sunday noon-4pm
CAM member: $144; Non-member: $180

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Painting

VIRTUAL- Come and Paint Inside!

Instructor: Jeri Greenberg

Join award winning pastel artist and teacher Jeri Greenberg, and explore painting fascinating interiors. Find interesting fabrics, reflections, dramatic shadows and sweet small stories right in your own home. We will work from photos and learn composition and what to leave out, what to leave in, and make the viewer of your painting want to "come inside" and stay a while.

After many years as a fashion illustrator and designer, Jeri took time off to raise a family while working from home as a textile and graphic designer. Devoting herself to full time painting over 10 years ago, and sharing her love of pastels by teaching, has led to a new and interesting "next act". Jeri has found that the immediacy of pastels make them the perfect medium in which to "Make the Ordinary, Extraordinary" and tell stories in her paintings. Jeri loves painting still lives, urban interiors, and especially figures & fabrics. Her interest in negative space painting and finding "hidden colors" in objects make her classes enlightening. Jeri has been teaching weekly Zoom classes since July!

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesday, January 26, 10-4pm Various
CAM member: $88; Non-member: $110

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Painting

VIRTUAL- Painting the Features: the eye

Instructor: Amy Gibson

This one day online workshop will take you through the steps of creating a painting of an eye. We will go over the structure of the eye, creating a 3-dimensional shape on a 2-dimensional surface. We will go over color mixing and special details that make an eye look realistic! I will have an eye photo reference for everyone to use and show you how to get your panels gessoed and ready to paint!

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 March 6, 10am-4pm Various
CAM member: $88; Non-member: $110

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Photography

IN PERSON- The Garden in Winter

Instructor: Alan Cradick

The New Hanover County Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit year-round. The garden is tended to show off the best of every season. Even in winter, this garden is a wonderful place to spend time with a camera, tablet or smart phone. Join Alan Cradick and seek out the gems offer up by the winter season in this beautiful space. Oh, and yes, the Koi are in residence all year. We meet at the Arboretum at 10 am on Saturday, February 20, 2021, the following day, we join a Zoom meeting from noon to 2 pm to view our work. The Sunday session includes a group critique of our work.

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, February 20, 10am-noon, Sunday, February 21, noon-2pm zoom critique Various
CAM member: $48; Non-member: $60

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