The Arts: Music, Creative Workshops, Demos and Studio Tours

May

6 Sessions: May 31, June 2, June 6, June 11     All classes are from 1:00-4:00
**Please note: these are new dates, recently rescheduled**

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Beginners Drawing Workshop

Yes, you can learn to draw.  Drawing is the foundation to any artistic pursuit and is a learned skill which anyone can be taught.  With a minimum of supplies, you will be able to record your travels and interests visually and enjoy a lifelong, relaxing hobby.  You will learn the basics of line, shading, contour, form and perspective.  Attendees bring their own materials.  Supply List to follow.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  Freddie Flynt always has a sketchbook and pencils with her and draws wherever she travels.  Freddie has taught many CLE art classes throughout the years.

June

Monday June 13  2:00-4:00

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The Art of Encaustic Painting (Demo and Studio Tour)

You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to visit "The Hive", Penny Pollock's private studio.  Penny will demonstrate the ancient process of encaustic painting, which involves melted beeswax, paint pigments and tree resin. Enjoy a little vino along with great fellowship.

Location:  Private Studio         Limit 20

Presenter:  Penny Pollock, an encaustic artist who chose this medium to bring together her history of working in fashion with textiles and shapes through the combining of materials and colors to produce clothing and accessories for name brand lines. The elements of Encaustic art are beeswax, paint pigments, and tree resin developed by the ancient Greeks with some surviving paintings hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from 2500 years ago. Pollocks' use of this ancient method of painting started as a fascination with the technique and quickly became a tool in which she could infuse antique book pages, dried botanicals and fine pieces of cloth woven into her art.

July

Wedneday July 20  5:30-8:00

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Churchill:  A Passion for Painting

History has painted a portrait of Churchill (1874-1965) as an ambitious, confident, bold and highly creative man.  Volumes have been written about him as a statesman, and he is remembered today - over five decades after his death - as a leader whose eccentricities and audacity contributed to his stubborn defiance in the face of adversity.  There is another picture to be painted of Sir Winston Churchill:  the portrait of Churchill as an artist.  This course will examine Churchill's passion for painting, a hobby that informed and inspired him throughout his life.  A wine and cheese reception will follow.

Location:  The Bascom

Presenter:  Tim Riley is the Director and Chief Curator for the Winston Churchill Museum at Westminster College.  Tim is a graduate, cu laude, of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and also studied at Columbia University in the city of New York.  He has also served as a curatorial assistant, education assistant and lectures/concerts coordinator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  From 2006 through 2012 Tim served as a director of The Trout Museum of Art in Appleton and was appointed Director Emeritus in 2012.  In April of this year Tim was installed as Churchill Fellow of Westminster College.

Friday July 22  10:00-12:00

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"Beethoven and Me"

Gary Motley, one of Americas leading jazz pianists and educators, has long been fascinated with harmony and counterpoint from the classical genre.  this class will explore some of the similarities and influences of the classical stylings of Beethoven on various jazz piano styles.  This class, a collaboration between CLE and the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, will be held at the Performing Arts Center where Professor Motley will demonstrate the relationships between these piano styles.  In addition to this class, you can hear Gary and his Trio at free Family Concerts - "Just Jazzin' Around" - at the Village Green in cashiers on Wed. July 20th at 3pm (followed by Ice Cream Socials) and a Jazz Jam, open to the public to join in, on Wed July 20th at 7:30pm at the Village Green.

Location: Highlands Performing Arts Center

August

Tuesday July 26  10:00-12:00

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Decoupaging Oyster Shells

This class will introduce the participant to the fun craft of Decoupage, where lovely papers are adhered to, of all things, oyster shells, turning the mundane into a lovely trinket dish.  All supplies provided.  You will complete 2-3 pieces in this class.  this is a unique workshop and you do not need to have artistic abilities, albeit, you will have bragging rights once you take it!

Location:  The Porch at the Peggy Crosby Center

Presenter:  Colette Clark is a ceramic artist, painter and Jack of all trades.  You can find her most often teaching at the pottery barn at the Bascom.  She has a past career as an RN and following her retired marine Colonel, around the world.

Monday August 1  1:00-4:00

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Watercolors Beginners I

This class will focus on the basics of watercolor painting.  samples will be shared of various watercolor techniques and weights of paper used.  You will:  learn the basics of how watercolor is used, brushes, watercolor markers, watercolor-colored pencils and watercolors in a variety of styles (tube or palette).  All materials are included.

Please note: taking all classes will help with your artistic progress. However, you can take a class independently in this series and feel comfortable with your art making processes.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli has been an Arts Educator for over 40 years working with public and private schools, museums and communities in Florida, Iowa and Japan.  She is a National Board-Certified Art Teacher K-12, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Master's in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership.

Monday August 4  1:00-4:00

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Watercolors Beginners I

This class will focus on the basics of watercolor painting.  samples will be shared of various watercolor techniques and weights of paper used.  You will:  learn the basics of how watercolor is used, brushes, watercolor markers, watercolor-colored pencils and watercolors in a variety of styles (tube or palette).  All materials are included.

Please note: taking all classes will help with your artistic progress. However, you can take a class independently in this series and feel comfortable with your art making processes.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli has been an Arts Educator for over 40 years working with public and private schools, museums and communities in Florida, Iowa and Japan.  She is a National Board-Certified Art Teacher K-12, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Master's in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership.

Monday August 8  1:00-4:00

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Watercolors II

This class will focus on a review of watercolor painting techniques and use.  You will learn how to choose the right watercolor paper for your work.  Adding mixed media using watercolor as a base and incorporating other materials will be demonstrated as well.  All materials are included.

Please note: taking all classes will help with your artistic progress. However, you can take a class independently in this series and feel comfortable with your art making processes.

Locations CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli has been an Arts Educator for over 40 years working with public and private schools, museums and communities in Florida, Iowa and Japan.  She is a National Board-Certified Art Teacher K-12, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Master's in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership

Friday August 12  1:00-4:00

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Watercolors II

This class will focus on a review of watercolor painting techniques and use.  You will learn how to choose the right watercolor paper for your work.  Adding mixed media using watercolor as a base and incorporating other materials will be demonstrated as well.  All materials are included.

Please note: taking all classes will help with your artistic progress. However, you can take a class independently in this series and feel comfortable with your art making processes.

Locations CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli has been an Arts Educator for over 40 years working with public and private schools, museums and communities in Florida, Iowa and Japan.  She is a National Board-Certified Art Teacher K-12, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Master's in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership

Monday August 22  1:00-4:00

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Drawing Beginners I

This class will focus on the 7 Elements of Art with an emphasis on line, shape, texture and value.  We will also discuss the Art of Observation and how it can enhance your drawing skills.  How do you see the world visually?  You will:  draw/practice simple lines, sketch from memory, create Zentangles, lift and/or copy images from others who have mastered the skills pulled from the world around them. Realism and Abstraction will be discussed.

Please note: taking all classes will help with your artistic progress. However, you can take a class independently in this series and feel comfortable with your art making processes.

Locations CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli has been an Arts Educator for over 40 years working with public and private schools, museums and communities in Florida, Iowa and Japan.  She is a National Board-Certified Art Teacher K-12, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Master's in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership

Thursday August 23  10:00-12:00

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Spiritual Journey of Art:  Private Studio Tour with Diane McPhail

Join Diane for a tour of her fascination studio, filled floor to very high ceiling with paintings from years of her renown career.  Hear and see the spiritual journey of her art - paintings that look highly diverse yet fit one step at a time into a progression that ultimately begins to loop back in a whole, every piece related to every other.  Become acquainted with her philosophy of artistic expression and its relationship to her method, as well as her philosophy of teaching and mentorship.  Diane's expertise in art therapy has resulted in life changes for others.  She will share the foundational aspects of how creative expression can become a healing experience where language fails.

Location:  Private Studio, check in at CLE at 9:30

 

Presenter:  Diane McPhail holds an M.F.A., M.A., and Doctorate in Ministry focused on creativity and spirituality.  Diane was Director of Ariel Gallery at Tula, in Atlanta.  She has curated major regional exhibitions. She designed and directed the outpatient art therapy program for Northside Hospital in Atlanta.  She has taught for the Atlanta College of Art and The Bascom in Highlands.  Diane's exhibition of history includes numerous juried, group, collaborative and one-woman exhibitions.  Her work is represented in prestigious private, university, and corporate collections, regionally and internationally - including France, Germany, and Japa.  an interested note is the inclusion of her work in the private collection of celebrity Halle Berry.

Drawing Beginners I

Monday August 25  1:00-4:00

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This class will focus on the 7 Elements of Art with an emphasis on line, shape, texture and value.  We will also discuss the Art of Observation and how it can enhance your drawing skills.  How do you see the world visually?  You will:  draw/practice simple lines, sketch from memory, create Zentangles, lift and/or copy images from others who have mastered the skills pulled from the world around them. Realism and Abstraction will be discussed.

Please note: taking all classes will help with your artistic progress. However, you can take a class independently in this series and feel comfortable with your art making processes.

Locations CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli has been an Arts Educator for over 40 years working with public and private schools, museums and communities in Florida, Iowa and Japan.  She is a National Board-Certified Art Teacher K-12, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Master's in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership

Monday August 29  1:00-4:00

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Drawing Beginners II

This class will focus on the 7 Elements of Art and how to use these elements effectively in your drawings.  You will learn additional drawing skills and drawing techniques.  While you do not need to have taken the previous drawing class, this course will build on the lessons from the first session.  All materials are included.

Please note: taking all classes will help with your artistic progress. However, you can take a class independently in this series and feel comfortable with your art making processes.

Locations CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli has been an Arts Educator for over 40 years working with public and private schools, museums and communities in Florida, Iowa and Japan.  She is a National Board-Certified Art Teacher K-12, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Master's in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership

Tuesday August 30th  10:00-12:00

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Shibori Dyeing Workshop

Discover the simplicity of Japanese Shibori style dyeing, but with fiber reactive dyes which are safe for home use and available in a wide range of colors.  You can create stunning hand dyed looks with a few simple tools and techniques.  Only plant fibers (cellulosic) will work with these dyes, so think cotton, rayon, bamboo, linen, denim, etc.  we will work on two small projects and dye them in class; students will take projects home to cure and wash. Handouts included for take-home use.

Location:   CLE Lecture Hall

Presenter:  Jessica Kaufman first learned to teach batik, tie-dye, and shibori while working at Gwynn Valley Camp in the early 2000's.  She was hired to head up the crafts program and was so inspired that she decided to earn a master's degree in Crafts Education at Prescott College in Arizona (2008).  She also has an undergraduate degree in teaching theatre arts, which means that she can give you an entertaining, in depth, and well-paced course full of insight and experience.

Tuesday September 20 1:00-3:00 ***NEW DATE! RESCHEDULED from 8/26/22***

September 

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Make a Birdhouse Out of Foraged Materials

Create and decorate a wooden birdhouse, with foraged natural findings from our beautiful Highlands/Cashiers plateau.  Mosses, dried flowers, greenery, mushrooms and pinecones along with a few surprises will be available for you to design a masterpiece to display in your home for years to come.

Location:  Peggy Crosby Center Porch

 

Presenter:  Penny Pollock, an encaustic artist who chose this medium to bring together her history of working in fashion with textiles and shapes through the combining of materials and colors to produce clothing and accessories for name brand lines. The elements of Encaustic art are beeswax, paint pigments, and tree resin developed by the ancient Greeks with some surviving paintings hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from 2500 years ago. Pollocks' use of this ancient method of painting started as a fascination with the technique and quickly became a tool in which she could infuse antique book pages, dried botanicals and fine pieces of cloth woven into her art.

Wednesday September 21  1:00-4:00

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Drawing Beginners II

This class will focus on the 7 Elements of Art and how to use these elements effectively in your drawings.  You will learn additional drawing skills and drawing techniques.  While you do not need to have taken the previous drawing class, this course will build on the lessons from the first session.  All materials are included.

Please note: taking all classes will help with your artistic progress. However, you can take a class independently in this series and feel comfortable with your art making processes.

Location: CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli has been an Arts Educator for over 40 years working with public and private schools, museums and communities in Florida, Iowa and Japan.  She is a National Board-Certified Art Teacher K-12, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Master's in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership

Thursday September 29  2:00-4:00

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Private Studio Tour:  Inside the Art Studio of Sue Fazio

On this private studio tour, you will have a glimpse into Sue Fazio's creative process, an artist who uses several different mediums.  Sue chooses her medium (oil, pastel, encaustic or acrylic) depending on whether she is painting animals, flowers, landscapes, people or abstracts.  Painting for Sue is her greatest joy (besides her family) and her work is full of expressive color, shapes and textures.  "It is how my passion meets the world!"  The freedom of creation is evident in all of her work.  Often questioned as to why she doesn't "settle" on one style, subject or medium, her answer is quite authentic..."I do not choose all the same kind of people as friends nor eat the same foods every day or only love one place."

Location:  Private Studio

Presenter:  Sue Fazio's journey as painter has carried her through the dramas of raising six children, earning a doctorate in education (FAU), a dozen moves and marriage to golf course architect Tom Fazio (37 years and still counting).  Painting is how her passion meets the world.  She paints because she needs to and she is excited by the challenge.  She sells her paintings and prints because she needs space and all proceeds benefit her hometown Boys & girls Club of Hendersonville, North Carolina that she and Tom founded in 1993.