Art Happy Hour

Art Happy Hour

A monthly series encouraging recreational and fun interactions with art and artists. Bring a date (or your best friend!) to meet a local artist and try something new! Sip some wine and get creative. No experience necessary, just bring your creative spirit!

Register early – classes fill quickly! Walk-ins accepted only if class is not full. Call us to check availability.

Interested in a private Art Happy Hour for friends or family? Private sessions are available for groups of 15 or less. Contact Brittany Carlson for more information.

 

January

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ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members

Learn basic watercolor techniques and create a sweet framed landscape.

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Susie Silver grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended the New York State College of Ceramics within Alfred University in Alfred, New York where she earned her BFA in 2002. Silver is a contemporary painter working out of a studio in her home. She is currently in her sixteenth year as a Visual Art teacher at Cary High School. She earned her National Board teaching certification in 2010. Silver also owns and operates Locally Made Market and sits on the Board of Directors for Cary Visual Art. She currently resides in Cary, North Carolina with her spouse and two sons.

February

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TH February 14 
7-9pm
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members

Spend the evening learning the basics of linoleum prints.

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Angela Lombardi earned her degree in studio art from Hunter College in NYC. She continued her studies in portraiture privately at the New York Art Student’s League and pursued sculpture and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. She accepts portrait commissions and whenever possible, prefers to work directly from the subject. She currently works in oils and silverpoint and as a freelance illustrator, working in a wide variety of media. Lombardi is currently the Coordinator of Teen, College and Studio Programs at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

March

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TH March 14 
7-9pm
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members

Explore the beautiful and complex world of beaded jewelry.

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Kathy King is an award-winning jewelry artist, beading instructor and author of Bead Quilled Jewelry: New Beadwork Designs with Square Stitch. In 2008, King developed an innovative bead weaving technique called “Bead Quilling” in which the holes of the glass beads and thread are exposed, allowing the thread color to become an integral part of the final design. Another signature component of King’s jewelry is the “Beaded Bead” in which she creates intricate beads by weaving hundreds of smaller glass beads together. King’s innovative techniques have landed her sculptural designs on the cover of Bead & Button Magazine and in articles featured in BeadworkNiche and Giftware News magazines.

King’s work is strongly influenced by her engineering background and by historical architecture and cultural patterns from around the world.

April

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TH April 18 
7-9pm
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members

Create a unique wall hanging using color, design, and texture.

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Oami Powers is a designer and artist raised in California & New Zealand who now calls Raleigh, NC home. Her clothing designs have been sold in boutiques across the country and been featured in InStyle, Southern Living, the News & Observer and the IndyWeek. She now creates art in a variety of media and works with the design innovators and creative troublemakers over at Designbox.