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Upcoming Workshops

Get creative at The Art Loft, July 13-18

Jul 09, 2019

385 Main St., Suite 9, Rockland | | 200-7915

Journal Making Workshop – Drawing from Nature
Instructor: Naomi Howe
Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. - noon, $35
Explore your creative side with a journal-making workshop designed to highlight the beauty of nature. Learn to make a simple art journal using a variety of papers and a simple stitch pattern with waxed thread and needle. With direction and practice, students will draw from nature with pen and ink using found items from nature to embellish the journal. All material included.

Paint Night – Flamingo Wine Glasses
Instructor: Justin Kinney
Sunday, July 14, 4-7 p.m., $35
Join us at the Art Loft for a special Paint Night, when instructor Justin Kinney will lead participants in creating custom wine glasses.  Although there will be a guided lesson, creativity is accepted and encouraged in creating your own unique design.  All materials will be provided for the creation of 2 glasses. This class is BYOB, so feel free to bring a bottle to accompany your new glass.  The party starts at 4 PM and to reserve your spot, please register in advance. Drop-ins only accepted as space allows.

Intro to Figure Drawing
Instructor: Justin Kinney
Monday, July 15,
3 - 5 p.m. and Tuesday, July 16, 10 a.m. - noon
Drop-in: Free to members, $20 for non-members
The figure could prove to be an extremely difficult subject to paint without the proper tools. This class will guide you through the steps necessary to accurately paint and draw the human form and offer various tips and tricks that may ease the stress of the process. Each week a new aspect of the human body will be addressed until you are comfortable enough to begin painting on our own. This series is appropriate for all levels.

Creative Color Wheel
Instructor: Anne Hebebrand
Wednesday, July 17, 9 a.m. - noon, $35
In this workshop design your creative color wheel, which will be a useful tool for future paintings.  Learn how colors react with each other, which colors compliment each other and which ones create harmony. You will create several small compositions using acrylics. Beginner or intermediate students will enjoy translating their newfound color knowledge into works of art!

Learn Camera Settings the Easy Way
Instructor: Karen Olson
Thursday, July 18, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., $35
Manual Mode is Where the Art Is. Most of us leave our cameras set to Auto mode and let our hi-tech cameras do the work, yet manual mode allows you to be the boss! With it, you can realize your vision and create artful and meaningful work. Learn how and practice changing the settings for your particular camera. Then we will help you balance the three camera settings, ISO, F-stop, and Shutter Speed, for the type of photography you want to shoot.

The Art Loft is a non-profit community art center that makes art accessible to everyone, no matter their ability, age, or income. They aim to inspire everyone to unleash their inner artist and flex their creative muscles on a regular basis. It is located inside the lobby of the Thorndike Building.

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