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Saturday, April 6
How to Paint Flowers
1 – 4 pm
In this workshop you will learn some of the basics of working with acrylic paint, color mixing, theory, composition, under-drawing and take home an 8” X 10” painting of a flower inspired by real photographs which will be supplied. Supplies included.
Saturday, April 13
10:30 am – 4 pm
Dogs, cats, horses, tigers, cows, wild animals… Whatever your favorite animal is, we will work on learning the structure of faces as well as how to best portray them! Learn new techniques to make your artwork stand out! Artist Bobbi Baldwin will begin with a demonstration in pastel or watercolor. Then... Work on your own subject with the help of the instructor - Beginners to advanced, all are welcome! You can paint or draw in any medium (bring your own supplies). Open to all mediums except oils.
Saturday, April 20
1 – 4 pm
Learn about Impressionism. A visual lecture of Monet, Renoir, Sargent, and Cassatt will be given. Then students can copy their favorite Impressionist painting. We will use acrylic paint and 8” x 10” canvases. An afternoon of inspiration and fun! All supplies included.
Saturday, May 4
Paint like Matisse
1 – 4 pm
Learn about Matisse, and Fauvism. Create your own copy of your favorite Matisse on an 8” x 10” canvas. Explore bright color, flat surfaces, bold patterns, and a change of perspective. All supplies included.
Saturday, May 18
10:30 – 4 pm
Join Bobbi Baldwin for a day of investigating the techniques of masters in the art of figure drawing! Take your figure drawing to another level following the techniques offered by this workshop. Learn the easiest concepts that will help your anatomy understanding. Work from a live (clothed) model. This workshop will teach you how to understand light, shadow, composition, human structure, and how to make your work outstanding! Bring your own supplies. Open to all mediums except oil.
Saturday, June 1
10:30 am – 1 pm
Play generates ideas and constraints make things interesting. They send you in new directions and bypass inhibitions. The assignment is to make a figure. Any kind of figure. Or more than one! The more you do, the more ideas you will generate for bigger projects like dolls, drawings, paintings, and sculpture. This is a chance to engage deeply and freely with your imagination and embrace real play.
Saturday, Saturday, June 15
How to Paint Fruit & Vegetables
1 – 4 pm
This workshop is a continuation of painting in acrylic where students will expand on the study of the acrylic medium and their subject matter. A finished painting will be completed. All supplies provided.
Saturday, June 29
Traditional Painting Techniques
1 – 4 pm
This class we will explore traditional painting techniques. We will start our paintings with an underpainting, then learn how to block in your painting, and add texture. Then we can glazing, scumbling, and sgraffito. These will be taught in acrylic. Students will leave with a painting that uses all these techniques. We will be using a Renaissance palette of colors. All levels are welcome! All supplies included.
Wednesday July 17
OM PRANA - SONIC MEDITATION
Lipbone Redding (Pranavam Das)
Pranavam Das (Lawrence “Lipbone" Redding) a devotee of Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati (Advaita Vedanta) and student of Dr. V. Balaji (Benares University), has performed at ashrams and devotional centers around the world. Venues include Kripalu Yoga Center, The Omega Institute, Sivananda Yoga Centers, Arsha Vidya Gurukulum and others. A full time professional touring musician and storyteller for the past 20 years, he often leads kirtans, Sonic and Pranic meditations as a form of spiritual devotion.
Expect an evening of chanting, breathing, meditation, Bhajan (devotional sing-along), the explanation of sanskrit mantras and stories from Hindu Mythology accompanied by music.
Bring a mat and/or pillows if you would like to sit on the floor.