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Painting & Drawing Workshops at Pocosin

Painting & Drawing
Workshops at PocosiN

We have a full line-up of exciting painting & drawing focused workshops on the books for 2018. Come deepen your painting & drawing practice with watercolors, acrylics, or experimental mark-making – and have fun making artwork. Pocosin Arts is located in a nature-rich area, so it’s a great place to explore field sketching or challenge yourself to paint portraits. Here’s a list of the painting and drawing classes we have on deck for 2018.

E.M. Corsa

E.M. Corsa

Field Sketching

Field Sketching

Field sketching helps you learn more about your place in nature, documents areas that may disappear, and can be combined with poetry or diary entries for a personal book. We will slow down and learn to capture what we see, hear, and feel. When you look back at your sketch book you will recall the feel of that day. Everyone can draw with the easy tips you will learn.

ALL LEVELS

Session runs March 23 – 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$190 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:
E.M. CORSA has been a full-time artist for over 30 years. She specializes in fauna and flora, ranging from birds to landscapes. She rarely works from photos, preferring to work from her own sketches done on location. She believes that keeping a field sketchbook provides knowledge, solace and fosters a love of our natural world.

www.facebook.com/emcorsa

$225

Fritz Kapraun

Fritz Kapraun

Transparent Watercolor Techniques

Transparent Watercolor
Techniques

Learn to identify and incorporate architectural detail without making compositions too detailed. Explore the use of color to portray lively botanicals with emphasis on foliage, florals and fruits. Students will be invited to participate in ‘art duets’, sketching and painting a subject in common with the instructor.

ALL LEVELS

Session runs June 15 – 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$190 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:
FRITZ KAPRAUN received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Texas at Austin. His career includes more than 35 years teaching at the university level as well as an active research program developing marine bio- products as renewable resources. Presently, he is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has experience as a botanical illustrator and received training through workshops in watercolor painting to formalize a life-long interest. He is primarily interested in architectural details that provide opportunities to respond to striking contrasts in light, texture and geometry. In addition, he devotes much time to architectural portraits of homes, both historic and contemporary. He is a contributing illustrator for This Old House, Southern Living, Retirement Living and Coastal Living magazines. He pursues his fascination with architecture by frequent working vacations to the American Southwest and Europe. He has been an instructor in the La Romita, Terni, Italy, art program for seven years.

http://sites.google.com/site/architecturalportraits/

$225

Jill Eberle

Jill Eberle

Drawn to Faces

Drawn to Faces

Delve into drawing portraits with more personality and expression. Learn effective ways to capture the gesture and describe the structure of the head. Examine features, anatomical issues, rendering, and techniques for creating a better likeness. Whether your interest is in classical portraiture or contemporary caricature, this course provides a solid foundation for drawing heads and faces.

ALL LEVELS
basic drawing skills helpful

Session runs June 26 – 30, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$470 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:
JILL EBERLE creates realistic works that explore personal narratives and human interactions using traditional materials like oil paint and charcoal. She has taught drawing, painting, anatomy and illustration for over a dozen years at East Carolina University. In addition, she’s taught for ECU’s study abroad program in Italy, Penland and as a guest artist at Hollins University. Recent exhibition locations include Durham Art Guild, Greenhill Center for the Arts, Greensboro, Gallery Hall, Atlanta, and Fine Art at Baxters, New Bern.

www.jilleberle.com

$505

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Kelly S Murray textural acrylic painting workshop example

Kelly S. Murray

Kelly S. Murray

Textural Acrylic Painting

Textural Acrylic
Painting

Playing with the combination of collage, acrylic paint and mediums will build rich textural surfaces during this workshop. Explore varied methods for using color to play up the textural quality of your paintings. Using paper ephemera, textiles, string, and other small found objects the class will explore textural potential of mixed media construction.

ALL LEVELS

Session runs August 24 – 25, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$190 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:
KELLY S. MURRAY is a native North Carolinian, trained in sculpture with BFA and MFA degrees from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and East Carolina University respectively. While maintaining professional practice in fine art and design, Kelly teaches design, painting, sculpture and art appreciation at Wake Technical Community College. She was a 2016 Artspace Regional Emerging Artist in Residence and now remains at Artspace in a tenant studio.

www.kellysheppardmurray.com

$225

Karin Neuvirth

Karin Neuvirth

Playing with Knives

Playing with Knives

Learn how to create vibrant textural works with palette knives and heavy body acrylic paint. Painting with the  knife will help you to abstract some of the details in your paintings and create works that come alive with energy. Expand your understanding of color and value as you explore the broken color technique used by impressionist painters to capture the feeling of the light in a scene.

ALL LEVELS

Session runs September 5 – 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$470 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:
KARIN NEUVIRTH is a visual artist living in NC. She paints with a palette knife to create textured, impressionistic works. She served on the board of directors at SEMVA Art gallery and is currently the president of Triangle Visual Artists. Olmsted Community Hospital, purchased several of her works and they are a part of their permanent collection. Her work was also featured in the ‘Rochester’ magazine in 2010.

www.karinneuvirth.com/portfolio-2

$505

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Mike Rooney

Mike Rooney

Planning: The Key to Success

Planning: The Key to Success

Learn how to plan for a successful painting. Taking the right photos, plotting the value plan using small, fast thumbnail pencil sketches, acrylic and or gouache studies, compositional considerations, and more will be covered. Create on-site color reference sketches for accurate coloring, as well as other techniques. You’ll go from small sketches and studies to the much larger painting.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Session runs October 4 – 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$375 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:
MIKE ROONEY is recognized as one of the East Coast’s top plein air (outdoor) painters and instructors, and he travels from Maine to Key West, Italy, Cuba and the Caribbean teaching at major art centers, judging art shows, and painting for his galleries there. He has been on the cover of the Art Issue of Cape Cod Magazine and is collected both privately and by corporations such as Royal Canadian Bank. Rooney also judges competitions and art shows up and down the eastern seaboard and is also a performing musician. He paints in acrylic and oil, and his subject matter varies, but he loves to show the effect of light on water, boats, and the beach environment – from the salt marshes of the Atlantic seaboard to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. His methodology is varied and he never follows a set way of starting a painting. He experiments constantly, shaking things up a bit to stay fresh. He states, “Each completed painting brings insight for the one to come.”

http://mikerooneystudios.blogspot.com/

$410

Stuart Kestenbaum & Susan Webster

Stuart Kestenbaum & Susan Webster

Experimental Mark Making

Experimental Mark Making

Explore how materials, process, and scale work together. Make large collaborative mixed media pieces as well as small personal drawings using pencils, pens, crayons, markers, brushes, ink, paint, sticks, rope, string, and nails. You will doodle, draw, incise, paint, create patterns, and explore various ways to make marks on paper. Emphasis is on trying new techniques and experimenting with materials!

ALL LEVELS

Session runs October 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
$125 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:
STUART KESTENBAUM is an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council and recently received the Distinguished Educator’s Award from the James Renwick Alliance. He was the director of the Haystack Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine for 27 years, where he established innovative programs combining craft and writing and craft and new technologies. He’s currently serving as Maine’s poet laureate. He is the author of four collections of poems, Pilgrimage, House of Thanksgiving, Prayers and Run-on Sentences, and Only Now and a collection of essays, The View From Here. He has written and spoken widely on craft making and creativity, and his poems and writing have appeared in numerous small press publications and magazines including Tikkun, the Sun, the Beloit Poetry Journal, Northeast Corridor, andothers and on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac.
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/stuart-kestenbaum

SUSAN WEBSTER is a visual artist and printmaker who lives in Deer Isle. She works primarily with an innovative printmaking technique, the gelatin plate process, which was developed by painter/printmaker Francis Merritt, with whom she studied and taught. She has received fellowships from the Women’s Studio Workshop (NY, has been a visiting artist at the University of the Arts Borowsky Center (PA) and the College of Atlantic. Susan has taught workshops at Haystack, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Penland,Oregon College of Art and Craft and other educational settings. She was also an artist in residence at the Maine Correctional Center, where she developed a model arts program.

http://susanwebster.net/

$160

Susan Webster and Stuart Kestenbaum experimental mark making workshop example