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Waterbased Media: Alternative Processes 2 Day Workshop with Shannon Rae Lindsey



Friday Sept 30th - Saturday Oct 1st 10am - 3pm

Back by popular demand!!!! The Water Based Media: Alternative Processes class includes group demonstrations of water-based mediums and various applications on a range of surfaces. When you embrace experimentation, you will discover new and exciting effects of different materials to utilize in your own artistic expression.

The nature of a drip, splash, scrape, pool, and smudge of paint can create meaning in your artwork. We will discuss choosing subject matter to convey meaning, and can range from representational to non-representational.

The class motivates individual creativity and meaning through surface, materials, applications,composition, and subject matter. Instruction will be tailored to motivate each individual's artistic process and is open to everyone regardless of painting experience.

Please attend and be ready to experiment and approach painting as a process of self-expression!

Shannon Rae Lindsey holds her MFA degree from the University of South Carolina and her BFA degree from the University of South Florida. She is the recent winner of the 701 Center for Contemporary Art Prize 2014. She is adjunct faculty at the University of South Carolina and teaches 2-D and 3-D Art Foundations, Drawing, and Installation Art. Her professional work includes drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation.



The class fee is $125.00...Sign Me Up


Here's a comment from one of Shannon's students:  "I really enjoyed the experimental watermedia class. Shannon was a wonderful instructor. She taught us technique, then let us play. It was such a pleasure to play, experiment and learn new methods of using the artist materials we thought we were familiar with. I would highly recommend this class to others. I made new friends, learned how to take my art further and had paint everywhere! What could be better than that! Thank you Shannon and my fellow classmates for an absolutely great experience!  Lisa Schwaberow Illustrator, Designer  Media Specialist"

Michael Del Priore 

2 Day Oil Portrait Workshop

When: October 24 & 25th 2016 

City Art is pleased to announce a two day portrait-painting workshop with acclaimed portrait artist Michael Del Priore. The workshop will be held in City Art's main gallery, a space proven to be an excellent and inspiring workshop venue. Dates for the two day workshop are Monday October 24th and Tuesday October 25th, 2016.

Michael Del Priore, a national award winning portrait artist, is a native of South Carolina, His work, ranging from major Presidents of the United States to leaders of major corporations, can be seen in major capitols, supreme courts, and universities. He has studied at the National Academy in New York with Everett Raymond Kinstler, and New York Academy with Nelson Shanks and Daniel Greene. He has given lectures and demonstrations to art and civic groups at the MET in New York City, the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and the Palette and Chisel in Chicago. His accomplishments include serving as Past Chairman of the American Society of Portrait Artists and as a Fellow of the Artists Fellowship Society of New York.

Join us for a fast paced and fun workshop.

You can find more information on Michael's website

The Workshop fee is $395.00 ...Sign Me Up Deposit fee is $200.00 and final payment of $195.00 due October 10th, 2016

Pulling Beauty out of Chaos

 with Staci Swider

Monday October 17, 2016

10 am – 4 pm  All skill levels welcome

In the midst of working on a mixed-media painting you can feel like you've created chaos on the canvas. Let me show you how to turn that chaos into something beautiful. I will take you step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting, using texture paste, acrylic paint, and oil pastels. I'll show you how I create a painting from start to finish, including how to build a background, define shapes, create a focal point, and add details.

Staci Swider has been making art forever, and she remembers making furniture for her dollhouse out of recycled materials, and clothing for her dolls. This love for design led her to study textile design in college, and later created a career as a fabric designer/stylist in the home furnishings industry. Eventually the corporate work gave way to motherhood, and freelance design replace boardroom presentations. It was during those years that she discovered a love for painting, initially with watercolors. Currently she paints with acrylics, layering those with oil pastels and grease pencil, throwing a little collage at it on occasion, and  building things just to shake it up a little. Staci's work has been featured in many solo and group shows, and has appeared in Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts magazines among others. Her new book is Acrylic Expressions : Painting Authentic Themes and Creating Your Visual Vocabulary, and she has a new set of four DVDs with Artists Network TV.

The session fee is $135.00...Sign Me Up

Oil Painting Class: Painting Figures in the Landscape with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights starting Sept 28, 2016

6 weeks   6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This beginning step by step class will focus on the figure or figures in landscapes.  Understanding how to incorporate figures in to composition while making them congruent to the piece as a whole.  We'll cover the form and structure of the anatomy and the basic principles of color, light and shadow to combine the figure in the landscape.

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up

Drawing and Watercolor Painting for Everyone! With Mark Conrardy

Monday Nights 6:00pm - 8:30pm  6 weeks  Beginning Oct 3, 2016

Here's a fun beginning art class for anyone high school and up. Graphite and charcoal drawing focusing on shapes, shading, perspective and compostion as well as some basic watercolor painting. I will be demonstrating and you will be painting portraits, vegetation and geometric shapes.  We will be using perspective and grids to create the compositions. Also, I will show you how to create luminous colors and discuss other color wheel principles. Other items of discussion will be glazing techniques by layering paint.

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up 


Three Day Workshop: The Content / Expression of Your Art with Alex Powers 

Workshop to be held on the main gallery floor

Monday Oct 10 thru Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

10 am - 4 pm 

The workshop will include portrait demonstration, PowerPoint lectures, design lecture with illustrations and consultations of work from home. You will also receive individual critiques at your table/easel along with being involved in group critiques.

Alex Powers lives in Myrtle Beach, SC and has been an instructor throughout the United States and abroad. He exhibits in numerous galleries and has many national juried exhibition awards. Alex is the author of “Painting People in Watercolor—A Design Approach".

The Workshop fee is $250.00 ...Sign Me Up    

Day 1 (Oct. 10, Mon.)

10:00  PowerPoint program "Content / Expression"

11:00  Students paint and Critique of work from home

           * you may sit in on others' critiques unless it is marked “private”

           * sign-up sheet (20 min. each); if you want it to be private, write  

             "private" after your name on the sign-up sheet

           * 5 recent works from home; any medium; 2-D or 3-D

           * originals, framed or unframed or loose-leaf

           * or JPegs, flash drive for my laptop or yours

           * you may paint instead of joining the critique session (or both)

12:00 to 1:15   lunch

1:15 to 4:00 continue critique as we were doing at 11:00

(3:00 to 4:00 group critique of day's classwork)

Day 2 (Oct. 11, Tues.)

10:00  Design PowerPoint with separate 18 design sheets displayed.

11:15  continue critique of work from home; others may paint or sit in on the


12:00 to 1:15  lunch

1:15    continue critique of work from home; others may paint or sit in on the

           critiques; when I have finished I will come around to your easels

3:00 to 4:00 group critique of day's classwork

Day 3 (Oct. 12, Wed. .)

10:00 demo' drawing; portrait

11:30 to 12:45  Early lunch

12:45 * paint and

          * one on one at tables / easels

          * when your turn comes, as I go around the room, have your

            classwork laid out on the floor or propped up somewhere

          * I will be looking at classwork only

          * to make sure that you know your expressive direction when                

            you paint at home later.

*** Bring a copy of this schedule to class for your reference.

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