Weekend Workshops


Clay

Pottery Date Night

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Two hour crash course on the potters wheel. Have a date night you will never forget. We will provide everything necessary . Everyone will have one fired and glazed piece. Bring your lover, partner or friend and get down and dirty on the wheel.

Click on "Show Individual Events" for each scheduled class. Register a space for each student.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, 7-9pm: February 22, March 22, April 19 Pancoe
CAM member: $60; Non-member: $75

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Healthy Living

New Year New Vision

Instructor: Donna Moore and Heather Wilson

Bring your vision of the new year into focus! Writer Heather Wilson and visual artist Donna Moore integrate meditation, mindfulness writing, and art making while gathering inspiration from the 60+ exhibition. Create a mixed media/collage vision board to keep your intentions alive through the new year. Image credit: Minnie Evans, Sunset, Sunrise, 1970.

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 -
Saturday, January 21, 1-2:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $44; Non-member: $55

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Painting

Figure Painting in One Color

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Paint the human form using light and dark to create timeless images. The instructor will be demonstrating in oils.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, January 28, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $100; Non-member: $125
$20 model fee paid to instructor

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Painting

When Life Gives you Lemons, You Paint Them!

Instructor: Amy Gibson

Have you ever started a painting and ended up with a muddy mess? In this 3.5-hour alla prima class you will learn how to mix the colors you see and how to apply them, no more mud. I will take you through my easy-to-follow process of painting a lemon from start to finish.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, February 4, 11am-1:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $60; Non-member: $75

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Clay

Ceramic Figure Sculpture Workshop

Instructor: Anne McCombie

With the observation of a live model to inspire us we will form a mound of clay into figurative sculpture. Work small and create individual body parts or create the full form. The choice is yours. All skill levels are welcome.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, February 4 & Sunday, February 5, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $172; Non-member: $215
+ $15 material fee
$20 model fee paid to instructor

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Painting

Pets and Animals in Watercolor

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

"Animals are such agreeable friends- they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms" - George Elliot.

I find animals intriguing and my fascination with them began at an early age with my pet dog. He was such a loyal and loving companion. They become a part of our lives and family and when they leave there is a gaping hole left in our hearts. So, let us celebrate our pets by painting them and have a lasting memory. Whatever they are, cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, chicken etc. On the second day let us paint some exotic animals like elephants, giraffes - whatever you like. It is going to be fun!

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $172; Non-member: $215

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Buzz

Art Buzz: Hammered Copper Hearts

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Make and take the perfect gift for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day: a handmade hammered heart-shaped dish with your loving message stamped inside.

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, February 11, 11am-1:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $55

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Art Appreciation

The Revolutionary Print: Printmaking works in the Promise Exhibition

Instructor: Benjamin Billingsley

Discover the history and process behind selected artists in the exhibition. Explore lithographs and serigraphs created by some of the premiere American modernists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Robert Rauschenberg.

Image credit: Frank Stella " The Whale-Watch" (print on silk Crepe de Chine) 1994

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, February 19, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
CAM member: $16; Non-member: $20

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Art Appreciation

The Revolutionary Print: Printmaking works in the Belden Collection

Instructor: Benjamin Billingsley

Discover works that challenge your preconceived notion of the limitations of printmaking techniques as you explore the various styles of prints in the Louis Belden Collection. Develop a greater understanding of the works of Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Joseph Albers and Claes Oldenburg.

Image Credit: Roy Lichtenstein, "Sunrise" (color offset lithograph), 1965

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, March 12, 1:00 PM -2:30 PM
CAM member: $16; Non-member: $20

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Painting

Paint Like the Masters: Van Gogh a Go Go

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

This 4-Week course pulls inspiration from noted post-Impressionist masters, including Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gauguin, with a focus on color and brush-handling confidence. This is an opportunity to explore abstract color, expressive brush strokes and texture, and invigorate your painting practice.

Image created by: Van Gogh

Adult: All Levels -
Thursdays, March 9-30, 6-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $288; Non-member: $360

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Painting

Painting Flowers in Watercolor

Instructor: Olya Nik

In this 2 hour class we will use a palette of 10 colors to mix and create beautiful flower paintings. Inspiried by photo referenses of flowers each student will create thier own Iris as well as colorful sketches of other flowers. No stress! Step-by-step instructions and hints from artist Olya Nik will lead you from the beginng to the end of the process. High quality art materials will be provided for the class. Olya Nik is a mixed media artist recently relocated to Wilmington. You can see most of her work on her Instagram page @sonyasmile

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, March 4, 10am-12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $44; Non-member: $55
+ $15 material fee

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Clay

Growing & Throwing

Instructor: Anne McCombie & Heather Wilson

Center yourself as you center your clay. Learn throwing techniques while creating an inner dialog of kindness and self-love.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, March 11, 11am-2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $60; Non-member: $75

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Painting

Intuitive Painting

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

You asked for it! You got it! A weekend workshop for those that are unable to take the class during the week! 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.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, March 11, 10:00am-2:00pm Pancoe
CAM member: $68; Non-member: $85

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Painting

Let's Paint Glass

Instructor: Jeri Greenberg

In this one-day workshop learn to paint a still life of glass pieces, explore reflections and shadows and how all the surrounding colors affect the glass.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, March 18, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $100; Non-member: $125

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Clay

Art Buzz: Slab built Coffee Mug and Pour Over

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Coil built pottery. Coil build functional forms to use in the home.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, March 18, 11-1:30 Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $55

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Painting

Encaustic Workshop

Instructor: Susan Nuttall

Come paint using one of the oldest art mediums. Susan will take you, step by step through the process of creating a hot wax encaustic painting. Bring your inspiration or get ideas using our examples. All levels are welcome. (Minimum age limit is 16 - under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.) Details: Includes: Five-hour class includes all materials and 2- 10" x 10" cradleboard to bring home.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, March 25, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $100; Non-member: $125
+ $75 material fee

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Mixed Media

Wire Wrapped Crystals

Instructor: Anne McCombie

Bring balance to the mind, body and soul as we join together and create some beautifully wrapped crystals and gemstones. You are welcome to use these techniques to create wearable art, sculptures or wall hangings. Adult all levels

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, March 25, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $100; Non-member: $125
+ $20 material fee

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Drawing

Colored Pencil Drawing

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Colored pencils can create soft pastel effects or look like a painting! Learn layering techniques with different colors to create depth and 3-dimension. Values will be explored with the illusion of a painterly effect. Choose your own meaningful subject matter. Anything from frogs to fruit to flowers! Adult workshop.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, April 8, 10am -2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $68; Non-member: $85

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Painting

How to Compose a Painting

Instructor: Todd Carignan

This workshop will tackle the principles of design. Students will bring their own projects to work on during class. All mediums are welcome.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, April 29, 10:00am-4:00pm Pancoe
CAM member: $100; Non-member: $125

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Buzz

Book Buzz: The Kudzu Queen

Instructor: Mimi Herman:

Join writer and Kennedy Center teaching artist Mimi Herman for a conversation with her debut novel The Kudzu Queen.

Mattie Lee Watson's story and character developed as Herman learned about the kudzu bonanza that permeated the Southern U.S. in the 1930s and 40s. (Kudzu, a wildly invasive plant that grows up to a foot per day, also called 'the vine that ate the South,' was once thought to be a vibrant savior in Southern agriculture; it was found to be the opposite, quickly overtaking and destroying native plants.)

In THE KUDZU QUEEN, Herman introduces James T. Cullowee, the self-proclaimed "Kudzu King" who arrives in 15-year-old Mattie's hometown in Cooper County, North Carolina in 1941 to spread the gospel of kudzu-claiming that it will improve the soil, feed cattle at almost no cost, and even cure headaches. As Cullowee sets out to sell Cooper County on the future of kudzu, organizing a countywide festival capped off by the crowning of the Kudzu Queen, Mattie sets her sights on winning both the crown and Cullowee.

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, April 30, 1-2:30pm Reception Hall
CAM member: $20; Non-member: $25

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Printmaking

Printmaking Studies: Collagraph Collage Plates

Instructor: Antoinette Vogt

Learn the art of collagraph relief printmaking using plates created by collage. In this workshop students will create printing plates by gluing elements onto the printing surface to create an image. Students are asked to gather collage supplies ahead of time and bring them to the first class session. Collage items should be less than 1/8" thick and can include scraps of cardboard; textured item such as sandpaper, fabric, burlap or lace; string or twine, leaves, etc. Students will create their plates during the first session and print them during the second session.

Adult: All Levels -
Sundays, April 30 and May 7, 1-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $80; Non-member: $100
+ $8 material fee

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Clay

Pinch Pot pottery

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Create functional forms with pinch pot techniques.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, May 4, 6-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $64; Non-member: $80

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Printmaking

Gelli Print Journal Book

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

This one-day gelli printing workshop will introduce a fun journal/book project made with gelli prints. This is a fun introduction to gelli printing or for those interested in creating unique, one-of-a kind personal journals. Technique include basic gelli printing, layering, stenciling, collaging and folding.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, May 6, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $10 material fee

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Painting

Watercolor Landscaping

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

We will explore the many aspects of landscape painting. We will paint trees, fields, skies, foliage and buildings. Also covering the way to tone images in the background to give a 3D effect on a 2-dimensional surface. Pushing some elements back and other elements forward. Putting all the elements together to create a fully completed landscape.

Adult: Intermediate -
Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21, 10-4pm & 12-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $144; Non-member: $180

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Clay

Plates and Paints

Instructor: Anne McCombie

This is a 2-part workshop. The first week we will make slab rolled plates and platters, then 2 weeks later we will come back and paint our pieces.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, May 26 & 27, 11am-1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $64; Non-member: $80
+ $15 material fee

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Printmaking

Tickled Blue - Cyanotype Printing

Instructor: Donna Moore

The simplest of objects create unique and elegant note cards, bookmarks, fabrics, and frameable prints through the simple process of cyanotype's contact printing. Tap into the power of the sun's rays and experiment with the playful surprise elements of "blue printing".

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4, 10-4pm and 11-3pm Pancoe
CAM member: $116; Non-member: $145
+ $20 material fee

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Clay

Functional Coil Vessel

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Coil build functional forms to use in the home.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, May 4, 6-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $64; Non-member: $80

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Buzz

Hammered Copper SeaLife

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Bring a picture of your favorite sea creature: fish, octopus, sea turtle or seahorse as reference and transform your piece of copper into a hammered copper critter.

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, March 12, 1-3:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $44; Non-member: $55
+ $10 material fee

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Buzz

Art Buzz: Bonsai pot

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Bring positive energy into your home with a handmade Bonsai pot. Learn basic hand building skills to create your own Bonsai pot. Art Buzz is a fun art class that combines artmaking, eating and drinking. Each class comes with a complimentary beverage and the option to order from our studio menu.

Adult: All Levels -
May 18, 6:30-8:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $55

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