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The Arts:  Art Classes & Creative Workshops

July

Wednesday July 12  2:00-4:00

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Repurposing and Redesigning Your Old Costume Jewelry

Do you have a jewelry box of broken costume jewelry that you would like to bring back to life? This class will give you the confidence, knowledge and materials to remake that old broken or dated costume jewelry and repurpose it into a new one-of-a-kind piece that you will be happy to wear. Items to bring: Broken chains, beads or pendants from broken necklaces or bracelets. Instructor will supply new clasps, stringing wire, tools, and knowledge for you to create a brand new piece that you’ll be proud to wear.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Presenter: Cathy Korotkin is a retired landscape designer. At the guidance of her grandmother, she has quilted and made jewelry since she was a little child. Over the years she studied extensively both Jewelry Design and Advanced Pictorial Quilting and has taught classes in both for 5+ years. Cathy’s jewelry is sold in several shops in the Highlands/Cashiers and Atlanta areas.

Tuesday July 25  1:00-4:00

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Art Workshop: Botanical Art Graphite Rubbings

The art of Frottage, or “Rubbings,” is a simple form of printmaking that does not require a printing press. The class will begin with gathering botanical matter from the lush wildflowers, grasses and leaves on surrounding facility grounds. Our harvested specimens will be used to make rubbings on two different surfaces; rice paper and vellum. This process will allow each student to attain faithful details of their botanical, which then becomes the basis of further creative exploration using collage materials, and watercolors. All Materials and Printing Equipment Provided.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor: Norma Hendrix has been an exhibiting artist for over 40 years. She holds a BFA, an MA, and an MFA. She has been an artist in residence and presenter at Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, and Atelier Four Winds, Aureille, France and Corris, Wales. She was a professor of Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting and Art History for 10 years at Western Carolina University. She founded and directed Cullowhee Arts, an internationally recognized non-profit arts organization. Hendrix participates in international cultural exchange through artist residencies and artist lectures. Most recently, she presented an arts based paper at the International Conference of Autoethnography, July, 2022, Bristol, England. Hendrix’s artwork is held in private and public collections in the US, France, England and Wales.

Wednesday July 26 1:00-3:30

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Art Workshop: Introduction to Alcohol Inks 

New date added after the August class filled up! This workshop is an introduction to alcohol inks and their versatility in creating translucent and very fluid artworks. We will be using 91% Isoprophyl Alcohol, Yupo paper, plus the inks to create beautiful, colorful art. If you have used watercolors, you will enjoy seeing the beautiful effects these inks can achieve! All materials are provided.

Location: Peggy Crosby Center Porch (two doors down past the CLE Lecture Hall)

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli is an award winning teacher and art instructor. She 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, Bachelor of Arts and Art history and holds a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership.

August

Wednesday August 9  10:00-12:00

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Hands-On Creative Workshop: Reverse Decoupage a Platter

This year we will rev up our decoupage bag of tricks with an introduction to REVERSE DECOUPAGE. The
technique remains the same, application of printed paper with Modge Podge, but this time to the back of a clear glass plate creating a unique piece that is sure to be noticed. Two plates will be provided for each participant, plus all needed supplies. There will be a handout with a supply list and instructions so you can continue to work independently after the class. Level of difficulty = easy, no experience required!

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  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 traveled the world with her retired Marine Colonel husband.

Two Workshop Dates Offered— Thursday August 17or Friday August 18  1:00-4:30

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Creative Workshop and Cocktail Party: Making a Birdhouse Out of Foraged Materials

Back by popular demand, this year with a location surprise! Join us for creativity, cabins and cocktails on this 20 acre property that is home to three historic Joe Webb log cabins built in the 30’s. The many springs and the lake found on the property are the headwaters for Bridal Veil Falls. Basically unchanged since built, the main cabin was featured in Rubin Cox’s photo documentary book “The Works of Joe Webb”. Surrounded by Highlands history, you will design and create a wooden Birdhouse with foraged natural finds from our beautiful Highlands/Cashiers plateau. Mosses, dried flowers, greenery, mushrooms and pine cones along with a few surprises will be available for you to design a masterpiece to display in your home, for years to come. Come create with us and enjoy good company. Complimentary refreshments and libations included. Small groups of 10 are required in this intimate setting. To encourage maximum participation, two date selections are available. This is not a 2 day workshop.

Location:  Private Residence - Address and additional details are provided to registered participants closer to the program date.

Presenter: Penny Pollock, is an encaustic painter, potter, retired fashion designer and creator of unique and unusual home decors.

Thursday, August 17

Friday, August 18

Monday August 21  1:00-4:00

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Art History Lecture & Take-n-Make: The Work of Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her flowers and desert landscape paintings. Using O’Keeffe’s life work as inspiration, participants will come to understand her process and create artwork based on her style. Work will be created on a canvas board using watercolor, pastel, colored pencils and a variety of materials. All materials are provided so that you take home your very own piece of art.

Locations CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli is an award winning teacher and art instructor. She 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, Bachelor of Arts and Art history and holds a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership.

Thursday August 24  1:00-3:30

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Art Workshop: Introduction to Alcohol Inks 

 This workshop is an introduction to alcohol inks and their versatility in creating translucent and very fluid artworks. We will be using 91% Isoprophyl Alcohol, Yupo paper, plus the inks to create beautiful, colorful art. If you have used watercolors, you will enjoy seeing the beautiful effects these inks can achieve! All materials provided.

Location: Peggy Crosby Center Porch (two doors down past the CLE Lecture Hall)

Instructor:  Mary Cavaioli is an award winning teacher and art instructor. She 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, Bachelor of Arts and Art history and holds a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership.

Monday August 28 and Tuesday August 29  1:00-3:30

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Two Day Series Art Workshop: Hands-On Color Concepts for Artists

Color can be one of the most frustrating aspects of painting, but it can also be the defining aspect of a successful piece of art. This two day workshop will provide artists with a clearing understanding of seeing, interpreting and mixing strong color palettes. Using one subject and a color wheel, we will set up 4 different palettes, applied to four quick paintings. Students will leave understanding how to mix lights and darks by using colors that provide beauty and depth, colors that are never “muddy.” We will talk about color as value and the “zen” of mixing color on the palette, before we put our brushes to the painting surface. 

All materials are provided.
 

Locations CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor: Norma Hendrix has been an exhibiting artist for over 40 years. She holds a BFA, an MA, and an MFA. She has been an artist in residence and presenter at Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, and Atelier Four Winds, Aureille, France and Corris, Wales. She was a professor of Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting and Art History for 10 years at Western Carolina University. She founded and directed Cullowhee Arts, an internationally recognized non-profit arts organization. Hendrix participates in international cultural exchange through artist residencies and artist lectures. Most recently, she presented an arts based paper at the International Conference of Autoethnography, July, 2022, Bristol, England. Hendrix’s artwork is held in private and public collections in the US, France, England and Wales.

September 

Friday September 8 1:00-4:00 

Art Workshop: Mixed Media

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How do artists bring a variety of art materials and ideas together into one piece of work? Learn the basics of creating a “mixed media” piece by studying the process and then creating a piece based on your personal expression and style. All materials provided.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

 

Instructor: Mary Cavaioli is an award winning teacher and art instructor. She 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, Bachelor of Arts and Art history and holds a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership.

Two Workshop Dates Offered – Wednesday September 20 or Thursday September 21  1:00-3:30

Art Workshop: Drawing for All

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For beginners and intermediate creators. Register for one class or both! Back by popular demand! Lean skills using a variety of drawing materials. Mary will teach you how to draw using the elements of art: line, shape, form, value and texture. Graphite pencils, ebony pencils, Sharpies, etc., are your tools. We will be creating a value scale and simple drawings still life and landscape using these elements. Bring a sketchbook or journal. 'Process over product' style of learning. All participants will be supported on drawing ideas they would like to develop. All materials are provided.

Location: CLE Lecture Hall

Instructor: Mary Cavaioli is an award winning teacher and art instructor. She 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, Bachelor of Arts and Art history and holds a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership.

Wednesday, Sept. 20 

Thursday, Sept. 21

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