Explore Your Inner Artist!

On July 8, at the first of three art workshops, four intrepid artists showed up with a passion to create. One student said she wanted to take her art to the next level, another knew she would learn how to draw better and another brought his child to have a fun time together.

The subject matter for the first workshop was a flower arrangement, and students would learn to work with tempera paint. As many painters do, we began the class with a warm-up exercise, drawing leaves in pencil, then a sunflower. Then we drew with charcoal and did a quick study of the still life subject of flowers we would soon paint.

Every student received a canvas board to paint on and we learned about creating a painting palette. One student was so excited to be able to match the green color of the table fabric exactly. The finished works were suitable for framing!

These workshops are open for all, from beginner to experienced artists. I hope you will join us July 22, from 2 – 4 pm for our watercolor painting workshop. Click here to learn more and sign up.

The third and final workshop is August 26, where we’ll use pastels. Click here to learn more and sign up for that session.

The more art one does, the better it gets, and you feel good. See you in art class soon!

— Bill Curran, Museum Associate