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Artist Retreat and Journal Making Kathryn Van Aernum

March 16th & 17th, 2018

9:30 am - 5:00 pm with break for lunch

“We see human thought and feeling best and clearest by seeing it through something solid that our hands have made.” - Eudora Welty

Join me for a weekend “artist retreat” at City Art and create among the galleries. This will be a dive into a contemplative exploration of your creative soul through painting, writing and drawing, with the end product of a hand sewn artist journal to continue your journey after our time together. We will explore with painting with acrylic paste papers, watercolor, sumi and walnut inks, photo transfers and more.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to step outside of time without phones (we will bravely check them at the door) and daily life distractions, and to bridge mindfulness with artistic process. This creative retreat in the heart of the City is open to all levels and disciplines.

Kathryn Van Aernum holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Visual Arts from Naropa University, the premier educational institution combining contemplative practice with academic rigor.

While primarily known as a photographer, and photo blogger, Kathryn is also an accomplished watercolorist, mixed media and book artist. The Arthur and Meta Jaffe Rare Book Collection at Florida Atlantic University acquired one of her one-of-a-kind artist book on the history of the name Katherine for its permanent collection. Click here to see.

Her work has appeared in juried competitions, group and solo exhibits in Key West, FL; Boulder, CO; Fort Collins, CO; Ann Arbor, MI; and Columbia, Spartanburg and Lake City, SC. and is in many private collections throughout the US.

She also works as a creativity coach and can do great Katherine Hepburn imitation.

2 Day Fee $235 - some supplies included (bookboard, arches wove paper and bookbinding needles and thread and a few other goodies). See supply list at the bottom of the page...Sign Me Up

Finding Your Style in Acrylics with Barbie Mathis

Mondays 6:00pm - 8:30pm April 16 - May 21

6 weeks

If you’ve NEVER painted, or even if you’ve had A FEW classes, but want to explore your own style and subject matter, this class is FOR YOU. Each week, Barbie will demonstrate and simplify how to use various techniques and supplies for starting your own paintings on Canvas, Wood, Pastel board, or Masonite. Acrylic paint options such as Heavy Body or Fluid Acrylics, and Acrylic Mediums will be discussed. And, she will talk about how to compose a painting using your own photos including how to mix colors, creating a focal point, creating textures, etc. Ways to paint Landscapes, Flowers, Water, Skies, Skin Tones and more will be demoed. And, instruction will be given pertaining to your individual paintings and needs. Bring your photo samples on your phone, tablet or photo copies. And, Barbie will have samples of how she interpreted photos to create paintings.

The class fee is $175...Sign Me Up  


Beginning/Intermediate Oil Landscape Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights beginning April 4, 2018

 6 weeks

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a relaxing class that will tackle painting landscapes from photographs. Learn how to put light, values, and color in your landscape paintings. Beginners with gain basic knowledge of color mixing, perspective and composition. For the well versed artist, we will be learning techniques and concepts to help you advance as a painter.

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

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