Gathering of Artists
“A Gathering of Artists” is a monthly professional development and peer support program for all levels of artists. Facilitated by varying instructors and artists, each month’s session will focus on a new topic. Our intention is to provide artists with an opportunity to gather in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere to learn and benefit from one another’s lived experiences and expertise. Some workshops will be project based while others will focus on more of a sharing environment, with sessions being offered on the first Friday of each month. Workshop costs for members will vary between $15 and $45 depending on the facilitator, type of workshop and materials. A glass of wine (or other beverage) and light snacks will be included in the price. Stay tuned to find out upcoming session topics.
If you are interested in facilitating a session or have ideas on what topics you would like to see offered, please contact Gale Woodhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date to be Determined…
Composition Art Lab | with Svetlana Shkuratova
Strong composition is vital to the success of a piece of art, whether it’s a drawing, painting, photograph, ceramic vessel or sculpture. A skillful and conscious application of composition is what helps the artist capture the viewer’s eye and hold their attention. A good composition can tell a story or convey a mood. In this lab, we’ll cover in detail basic elements of design and how to organize them to create a pleasing visual whole. We will also look into how these elements can evoke certain emotions and reactions from your audience. As rules of composition are universal and can be applied to any form of visual art, there will be plenty of examples covering different forms of art including painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and fiber art. During the second half of this lab we will discuss how we apply and use composition in our own art practice and share some tips and tricks from our own process.
Members $30 Non Members $45
Social Media for Artists | with Sheri Kunzli
Learn the tips and tricks of navigating the world of Facebook and Instagram to boost your marketing strategy, and increase your social reach without using costly ads.
Peer Art Critique | with Gale Woodhouse
Critique, in many ways, is crucial for artistic development. In this session we encourage artists to bring in work for a group critique. Bring along a piece of artwork that you may be struggling with or that you would appreciate some feedback on. Or just come along and learn from the journey of other artists.
Tapping into Creativity | with Charley Hampton
Everyone has unrealized creative potential. Tapping into it can lead to new learning, effective stress management, and more meaning in life. Join artist Charley Hampton in a discussion about how barriers to realizing creative potential arise and what a person can do to break through them.