Message from the Education Committee
WAA members and non-members are encouraged to attend our monthly meetings at the New Hanover County Arboretum 6.30pm to 9pm on the second Thursday of the month, throughout the year, excepting the months of July and August. We have interesting speakers and lots of member-to-member socializing. Our workshops are another great benefit for you all. Here's what is happening soon at WAA!
On Thursday May 14th we have printmaker Susan Baehmann speaking about the different types of printmaking, showing examples of prints and printmaking tools. It promises to be a very educational evening as we get to learn about how these fascinating and time-consuming artworks are conceived and executed from an expert. This is not your mother's giclee!
June is picnic time. On June 11th we gather at Hugh MacRae Park, Shelter #5, at 5pm for the annual WAA Picnic. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and delicious sides ! We have a still life set up for all to add their individual touch to a combined painting....it is great fun, and a super way to get to know members, old and new.
Two workshops, so far, have been organized in the next half-year. Both are tremendous opportunities to hone your skills, whether seasoned artist or a newcomer to painting. Both workshops are 3-day and cost $325 for members and $375 for non-members. (As WAA membership is only $35 p.a., it pays to join)
Here is brief information on these two workshops:
BIGGER, FASTER, FRESHER, LOOSER PAINTING WORKSHOP
On Wednesday, July 22nd to Friday, July 24th, Winston-Salem painter, David Kessler will present an all-media workshop aimed to loosen up and paint more freely. All who use watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome. You'll learn to loosen-up your painting style, paint with more freedom, be more spontaneous, be more expressive. David is a well-known painter and a dynamic instructor who gives workshops all over the United States.
PAINTING STILL LIFE, LANDSCAPE, AND THE HUMAN HEAD IN WATERCOLOR
Our own watercolor master Betty Brown is treating us to a workshop on Tuesday, October 27th to Thursday, October 29th. Students will need at least a minimal background in the watercolor medium. Betty has vast experience as an award-winning exhibitor, juror and teacher in museum classes and workshops over forty years. She is very well-known in the area as an excellent instructor.
More details on the programs and workshops later. Supply lists will be available and PayPal payment will be online next month.
So come on and get to know fellow artists and our terrific group of friendly and creative people!
Education Committee Chair
Art in the Arboretum