Adult Studio


Clay

Figure Sculpture

Instructor: Anne McCombie

Create your own clay figures. Learn basic sculpting techniques to construct your own form using a mannequin, photos, or video. Then create a form inspired by a live model.

Anne McCombie is a local artist and ceramic sculptress. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with her art degree and has been seeking ways to inspire the members of her community ever since. She can be found at home in her studio, or garden or working with the northside community at Dreams Center for Arts Education, where she teaches both ceramics and mixed media.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, October 20- December 1*, 6:30-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $224; Non-member: $280
$35 model fee paid to instructor

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Drawing

Foundations of Drawing (Part 1)

Instructor: Antoinette Vogt

Learn how to draw realistically through the study of still life. Students will develop drawing skills by understanding and improving ability to see objects in space in order to better represent them on the page. Learn how to see and draw objects in proportion and understand perspective. Topics covered will include: working with line; blind and modified contour drawing; seeing and drawing negative space (the space around objects); visual perspective (perceiving angles using sighting technique); scale and proportion (objects in relations to one another).

This class is suitable for teens aged 15 to adult.

Adult and Youth -
Thursdays, October 13-November 17, 6-8:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $192; Non-member: $240

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Life Drawing

Natural Way To Draw - With Color!

Instructor: Donna Moore

Add dynamic intensity to figure drawings with the impact of color. Emphasis on value study and structural color fields, not realistic rendering. Experiment with paper prep, creating a variety of surfaces and palettes. (Repeat and new students encouraged.)

artwork created by student Sheila Moran

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, November 2- 30, 2pm-5pm* Pancoe
CAM member: $172; Non-member: $215
$30 model fee paid to instructor

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Life Drawing

Morning Life Drawing: Drop In

Instructor: Donna Moore - Facilitator

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. Single, drop-in tuition can be reserved online or paid upon arrival. Ongoing bi-weekly. Session dates listed under supplies. Click on "Show individual events" to register for separate class sessions.

Artists can also purchase Four-session discounted punch cards through the Museum School office to be used in morning or evening classes during the Fall session. Punch cards must be used during the Fall session dates, but the do not have to be applied to consecutive dates. Call 910.726.9732 or 910.726.9486.

Adult: All Levels -
Mondays, September 12- December 5, 9:30am-12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $20, or Four session Punch card, $72; Non-member: $25, or Four session Punch card, $90

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Life Drawing

Evening Life Drawing- Drop In

Instructor: Facilitator: 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. Single, drop-in tuition can be reserved online or paid upon arrival. Ongoing bi-weekly. Session dates listed under supplies. Click on "Show individual events" to register for separate class sessions.

Artists can also purchase Four-session discounted punch cards through the Museum School office to be used in morning or evening classes during the Fall session. Punch cards must be used during the Fall session dates, but the do not have to be applied to consecutive dates. Call 910.726.9732 or 910.726.9486.

Adult: All Levels -
*Wednesdays, September 14- December 7, 6:30-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $20 or Four session punch card, $72; Non-member: $25, or Four session punch card, $90

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Mixed Media

Discover The Color Purple!

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Learn to use the color purple in multiple ways. Use it as a background to make other colors stand out. Use it as a small linear element with certain colors that make the purple stand out. Explore blue purples and red purples by mixing color. Purple is a magical color that invites lovers in the shadows. It's a mystical color. We will begin painting with purple or another color depending on the mood you wish to create. But purple will always appear eventually. Once dry, pastels will be used to enhance your painting creating texture and lines. We will be using foliage, plants, vegetables and whatever I can find to paint from. Professional tempera paint will be supplied.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, November 9 - December 7*, 10am-12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $116; Non-member: $145
+ $10 material fee

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Painting

Painting on Location

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Take your painting out of the studio and into the outdoors! This class is about organizing your set-up, choosing a subject and making the most out of your time. The instructor will be working in oils, but all media are welcome.

Adult: Intermediate -
Mondays, October 3-24, 9am-12pm
CAM member: $172; Non-member: $215

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Painting

Creative Intuitive Painting

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Loosen up, let go, and learn how to paint from intuition. No technique to learn, no self judgment or criticism allowed! Class begins with an inspiring reading and then a guided meditation to lead you into your painting. Using professional tempera paints and a variety of paint brushes and other objects to paint with, you will choose a color and a brush that you are drawn to and go back and forth to the table for new colors and paint tools each time you are ready. This class opens you up to so many things other than painting freely. Unblock your spirit and your mind! No painting experience necessary but professionals will benefit from this class also.

Artwork created by student Stephanie Walker

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, October 5-26, 10am -12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $116; Non-member: $145
+ $10 material fee

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Painting

Portrait Painting in Pastel, Acrylic or Oil

Instructor: Sheri Farley

In this class, we will be learning how to construct a proportional head using basic anatomy, value and color. We will look at the planes of the head and learn how to render them in two dimensions; how to transition between plans and using brushwork to create various edges and blending efffects. We will work from both photographs and live models. You are encouraged to bring photos you may want to work from to the first class session, although you're encouraged to work from the live model when one is present. We will be discussing how to take photos that are useful for painting including lighting, angles and expression.

Adult: All Levels -
Fridays, October 7-November 11, 10am -1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $232; Non-member: $290
$30 model fee paid to instructor

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Painting

Dreaming in Color: Color Theory with a Twist

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

What are ways we can enhance our paintings' color story? Color theory and capturing bold, emotional color can be challenging. This course is a fun study in color fundamentals with a twist. We will explore how we can enhance the characteristics of value, temperature and saturation, along with experimental color combos, to build confidence and more dynamic paintings. We will pull inspiration from art history and modern masters, to create an array of color studies in still life, landscape and abstraction. Great for seasoned beginners to advanced levels, and your preferred painting medium.

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesdays, October 25- November 15, 1pm-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $288; Non-member: $360

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Painting

Beginning Oil Painting

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Start on your adventure with oil painting. Learn how to organize your palette, mix colors and apply paint to the canvas. Previous knowledge of drawing is a must!

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesdays, November 1- December 6, 9am-12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $232; Non-member: $290

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Photography

Landscape Photography

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Landscape Photography is a wide-ranging topic. It can be as simple as documenting the flowers in your backyard or as grand as the million acres of a western National Park. While we don't have any sweeping vistas to compare with the iconic west, we do have many beautiful natural areas in and around Wilmington. In this six-day session, we will explore the Ft. Fisher Hermit Boardwalk, the riverscape of Carolina Beach State Park and much more. On week six, we will meet at Cameron Art Museum to share our work in a group critique. We will explore the use of wide and telephoto lenses as well as using our nifty fifty to create the perfect panoramic. This session is open to all skill levels and any digital device, so grab your DSLR, smart phone or tablet and sign up.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, September 21-October 26, 9-11am
CAM member: $144; Non-member: $180

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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.

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesdays, October 11- November 15, 10 am -12pm
CAM member: $144; Non-member: $180

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Printmaking

Printmaking Studies: Drypoint

Instructor: Antoinette Vogt

Learn the intaglio printmaking process of drypoint in this three day workshop. Developed in the late 15th century, drypoint is a technique in which drawing is scratched directly into a printing plate by using a pointed tool. Rembrandt used this method to relay his spontaneous, expressive drawing style, creating rich blacks as well as subtle shades of gray. Students will learn the basics of plate making, inking and printing using an etching press. Students are asked to come to first class with an image or drawing they wish to use for their plate.

This class is suitable for adults and teens aged 15 and older.

Adult and Youth -
Tuesdays, October 11-25, 2pm-5pm Pancoe
CAM member: $128; Non-member: $160
+ $10 material fee

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Printmaking

Gel Plate Monoprinting - Variations & Themes

Instructor: Donna Moore

Explore the endlessly unique printmaking technique - monoprinting - through popular and easy to wield gelli plates. Countless possibilities feature colors, patterns, stencil masking, textures, and function. Print on papers and fabric to create finished frameable prints, cards, books, and starting substrates for mixed media projects. Full of surprises and fun!

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, October 27-November 17, 10am -1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $172; Non-member: $215
+ $15 material fee

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