Painting the Winter Landscape Robert O’Brien Saturday, February 22 10am -3:30pm Workshop Fee - $100
Painting the beautiful New England winter landscape in watercolor will be explored in this one-day workshop. Learn glazing techniques and layering of the subtle tints of snow. Value, composition, and painting light and shadow will be emphasized. Students will work from photo reference and learn to create a finished painting from a favorite winter subject. All levels welcome. Materials List provided
Drawing with the Masters Instructor: Phillip Robertson Saturday, March 7th – 1-3pm Cost: $35 / $30 (members)
Using the plaster and marble sculptures from the permanent collection, students will be immersed in a classic approach to figure drawing. Basic drawing supplies provided, students also encouraged to bring their own newsprint and drawing supplies. All experience levels welcome.
Calligraphy Instructor: Clara Geist Sat March 21, 1pm - 3pm Cost: $35 / $30 (members) includes materials Come learn calligraphy with Clara Geist! All levels welcome! Click here to register for Calligraphy
Lunch and Artist Talk - Iraqi Art and Culture Sat April 11, 1 PM Lead by Sabah Abbas Cost: $12-15 - sliding scale
Join us for a traditional Iraqi meal and artist talk by Irqi-American Sabah Abbas. Abbas grew up in Baghdad, Iraq and began drawing illustrations for magazines, books, and public service projects in 1988. She illustrated four children’s book and created public posters for UNICEF campaigns in Iraq. Between 1990-1998 her work was exhibited 12 times at the prestigious Widad Orfali Art Studio in Baghdad. She was also a journalist for the Iraqi Journalist Syndicate from 1988-1999. Sabah left Iraq in 2003, moving first to Jordan, and then Syria, where she studied classic Arabic. Her family immigrated to the United States in 2014. Her painting is inspired by classic culture and history and traditional Arabic art styles.
How to Draw Everything: Observation and Expression Instructor: Glen Coburn Hutcheson Sat May 2 - May 30 8am-930 (5 saturdays) Cost: $145 / $135 (members) This class is an overview of drawing from observation. Over the course of 5 one-and-a-half-hour sessions,we'll draw portraits, landscapes, still life, and the human figure. Exercises will be based on the work ofcontemporary or modern artists, like "the Botero game" introducing deliberate girth distortion, and "theGiacometti process" in which students follow imaginary, wandering paths over the form they're drawing.The class will focus on practice, and students will draw constantly, producing several pieces during each session,It will be serious play: fun but not easy.
Over Dinner Series: Artists as Activists How you can make an impact Tuesday, May 7, 6 - 8:30pm Cost: $25
Are you a maker? Do you have an art practice? Are you dismayed, fed up, bewildered and disgusted with the state of the world? Have you thought; “How can art impact politics? Does it enhance it? How and when is it needed?” If you have any of these questions, or similar ones, this is a conversation for you! Please join At the Root’s, Jen Berger, for a conversation, Over Dinner, about art, activism and how you can make small and big shifts in your work towards social justice.
Handmade Books Instructor: Suzanne Rexford-Winston Sat, May 16 12:30-3:30 Cost: $90/ $85 (members) Join us for Japanese Stab Binding and Caterpillar book making. The Stab Binding is the classic side bound book that can work as a album, a journal and more. The Caterpillar is of a simpler construction and takes a bit less time.
Plexi Dry Point Instructor: Suzanne Rexford-Winston Sat May 23 - 12:30-3:30pm $90/ $85 (members) Plexi dry point is a process by which you etch an image onto the surface of the plexiglass with a pointed metal tool creating the plate. You then coat with etching ink, wipe it, then transfer the image to paper. Time needed depends on the complexity of the image, and the comfort level of the printmaker.
"Making Images of Activism" A theory and skill based workshop in Blockprinting Instructor: Jen Berger - At the Root Cost: $65
Protests and creative actions often employ signs, banners, and flyers to amplify a message and make it visible; yet there other ways to share meaning. Printmaking is an accessible and replicable way to get your ideas out there! We will discuss messaging, graphics, and brainstorm how to use print for your voice. Bring images to class that inspire you!
Join our life drawing groups-Open to artists of all levels. $12 - $15 per artist, $6 for high school students. All media welcome - artists bring own materials. Easels provided. Drop ins welcome Short Poses 1-20 minute poses. Third Thursdays of every month from 7 - 9 PM. Contact Michelle at Michelle.Lesnak@comcast.net for more information Long Poses One Pose for the entire class All other thursdays of the month. Contact Ward Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Location CENTER FOR ARTS AND LEARNING 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
The T.W. Wood Gallery mission is to preserve our artistic heritage and to bring the best of today's art to Central Vermont.