Adult (ages 16+)

Adult Classes

Learn a new skill or expand your artistic practice with these classes designed to engage both the beginning and seasoned artist. *Great opportunity for college-bound high school students looking to add quality work to their art or design admissions portfolios!!!

All classes are for ages 16 and up, unless otherwise specified. Looking for our Figure Study Programs, like Long Pose and Life Drawing? See our Figure Study page.

FOR EDUCATORS: Educators with proper ID can earn renewal credits for all Artspace classes and receive discounts on class pricing. Contact Angela Lombardi, Education and Outreach Coordinator, for more information.

February

Embossed Leather Notebooks with Celine Lombardi

SAT February 24 + SUN February 25
10am-4pm

$180 members/$200 non-members
Supply fee: $50 to be paid directly to instructor (For a list of tools to bring, please email alombardi@artspacenc.org).

One of the unique qualities of leather is that it is possible to mold and emboss it with a little moisture and pressure.  In this workshop we will emboss leather for softcover notebooks by making printing plates from found objects and running them through an etching press.* We will be using pre-made text blocks to save time for creating our printing plates and for paring and working with the leather.

*If you prefer to carve a plate in linoleum or wood ahead of time to bring to the workshop, please contact the instructor for more details

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Celine Lombardi studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA, and also in private study with Monique Lallier in Greensboro, NC and Mark Cockram in London, UK.  She worked in binderies in New York City for some years before starting her own practice.  Currently she is a core bookbinding instructor at the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan; is the Chair of the New York chapter of the Guild of Book Workers; and has her own private studio in Brooklyn, NY.   Her fine bindings have been exhibited in Boston, Chicago, London and New York. Her artist books and fine bindings are in rare book collections of libraries across the country.

March

Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner with Aimee Cuthrell

TH March 8, 15, 22, 29 + April 5
10:30am-12:30pm

$180 members/$200 non-members
Supply list provided upon registration.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to paint with oils and don’t know where to begin – this is the class for you! In five non-intimidating sessions, experienced instructor, Aimee Cuthrell, will lead you through the basics: from getting set up with the right materials, through an understanding of lights and darks, the use of color and texture, to the final act of pulling it all together into a finished composition. Have no fear! This class will demystify a complex medium and give you the tools to begin creating your own luminous oil paintings.

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Aimee Cuthrell’s paintings explore the relationship between light and shadow and the beauty of atmosphere in everyday images we see around us. She paints using oil, pastel, and charcoal and has been an artist since the early 1970s when she painted with her mother at the kitchen table and spent hours studying her grandmother’s Rembrandt books. Cuthrell is a native North Carolinian and currently resides in Cary.

Summer

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Mondays, July 9 – August 6
6-9pm

$180 members/$200 non-members
Supply list provided upon registration. Teachers with proper ID get member discount.

Embark upon a hands-on journey into the world of urban sketching. Students will acquire techniques and concepts for drawing on location, as well as learn experimental methods for finding stories in the places we take for granted. The class will sketch on location in Downtown Raleigh around the Artspace/City Market area using a variety of media using pen, ink, watercolor, rubbings of gravel and asphalt, etc.

http://www.urbansketchers.org

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Scott Renk is an urban sketcher, award-winning animator, and teacher of at-risk students. After attending the 3rd International Urban Sketchers Symposium in the Dominican Republic in 2012, Scott has developed an urban sketchers community in Raleigh, North Carolina and beyond. He currently leads sketching sessions at CAM Raleigh, Artspace, and has led recent drawing workshops for the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Activate 14 AIA North Carolina Summer series. He will lead an Urban Sketching workshop for the National AIA conference in Atlanta 2015.

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Tuesdays, July 10 – August 7
6:30-9:30pm

$180 members/$200 non-members
Supply list provided upon registration. Teachers with proper ID get member discount.

Paint brushes and canvas, pigments and medium, these are the “tools” an artist might use to make a painting.  But just as important as the tools we choose, are the processes and application techniques; it just may be the one, single factor that turns a good painting into a great one.  When working fearlessly, and with integrity, we can quickly learn from our “mistakes”, while further exploring the boundaries of our medium.  In this 5 week course there will be live demos in oils, acrylics and charcoal, varying each week according to the different exercises, along with quick slide-show presentations of some Masterful paintings to warm up the “right side of the brain”.  By painting more fearlessly, the canvas will no longer be considered just an object, but will become an experience.

The instructor sends out a “welcome email” to all participants about a week before the course begins.  Participants will also receive inspirational emails from the instructor during the duration of the course to keep updated on the curriculum.  Previous painting experience is required and a suggested supplies list is provided upon registration.

http://www.ColorVisionGallery.com
http://www.LesliePruneau.com
https://www.Saatchiart.com/LesliePruneau

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Leslie Pruneau grew up in Raleigh, NC and received her BFA from East Carolina University. Growing up, she traveled extensively, and as an adult, has lived in New York City and Berlin, Germany, before moving back to Raleigh. She is most known for her large scale paintings, as well as plexiglass and mixed-media constructions. The processes can be very varied from piece to piece, but the concepts remain interrelated. Her work is a direct reflection of our fluctuating, media-saturated societies today. Currently, she maintains a studio at her home in Raleigh, teaches classes and workshops, offers critiques both publically and privately, acts as a juror for art competitions, and lectures, by invitation, at universities and various other venues. As a co-founder of “A Pop of Orange Paint” (APOP), she also curates art shows in our area. With over 30 years of experience, her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, with many pieces in public and private collections.

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Tuesdays, July 10 – August 7
6:30-9:30pm

$180 members/$200 non-members
Supply list provided upon registration. Teachers with proper ID get member discount.

Improving your artistic skills and knowledge are inextricably tied to knowing your intuition well.  This course teaches artistic techniques to identify and harness one’s intuition. Students will complete a painting of their own where these techniques can be put to use.  Class instruction will draw from art history and contemporary culture.

petermarinworks.com

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Peter Marin was born and raised in Mexico City. He has lived in New York City, Madrid, San Francisco and Oakland. He recently moved to Raleigh to continue his painting practice and to become an active member of the vibrant local arts community. He received a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from Hunter College.

Marin has been painting over 20 years, and exhibits both nationally and internationally in Mexico, Spain, California, New York and North Carolina. In addition to painting and educating, he is also a curator emphasizing contemporary painting and an arts community advocate who supports 501c3 organizations by volunteering, fundraising, and donating artwork.

His teaching philosophy corresponds to the tradition of student centered-pedagogy in which formal instruction creates crucial personal and experiential learning opportunities. Marin’s goal as an arts educator is to facilitate the construction of the armature required for critical thinking; and, not the rote acquisition and consumption of information.

“I aspire to equip and educate my students so that they can become accountable participants, rather than spectators, in the world.”

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Wednesdays, July 11 – August 8
6:30-9:30pm

$180 members/$200 non-members
Supply list provided upon registration. Teachers with proper ID get member discount.

Natura Morte is a long-honored tradition of still life painting using objects found in nature. We will have bones, bugs and other natural ephemera arranged beautifully to paint from direct observation. This class will focus on an indirect approach to oil painting, where we will use several sessions and layers to build up a luscious and luminous painting. This class is appropriate for the absolute beginner or more advanced painter.

www.alia-fineart.com

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Alia El-Bermani received her BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA.  This talented traditional painter has had six solo exhibitions as well as had her work featured in numerous group exhibitions across the country.  Her figurative and still life paintings and drawings have been showcased in museums such as the Palm Springs Desert Museum in California, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Alaska, the West Valley Art Museum in Arizona, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto and most recently at the Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina. She is a seasoned teacher who has taught at both the college and workshop level.  She has been a guest lecturer locally at ECU, Meredith College and at Ravenscroft School. El-Bermani is a member of the Portrait Society of America as well as a co-founder of the important blog, Women Painting Women. Her work has been featured in such periodicals as American Art Collector, ArtSee, Art Week, The Independent and LA Weekly. She currently lives and works in Apex, NC.

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Thursdays, July 12 – August 9
6:30-9:30pm

$180 members/$200 non-members
Supply list provided upon registration. Teachers with proper ID get member discount.

Working from a different live model each session, you will learn how to quickly and directly paint the portrait in one sitting. You will develop a deeper understanding of the human head as well as how to work in oils wet into wet. Working in this direct manner is an exhilarating practice that will help you become a more confident and efficient painter. Every brushstroke has a purpose. This class will strengthen your drawing and painting ability whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced student.

www.alia-fineart.com

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Alia El-Bermani received her BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA.  This talented traditional painter has had six solo exhibitions as well as had her work featured in numerous group exhibitions across the country.  Her figurative and still life paintings and drawings have been showcased in museums such as the Palm Springs Desert Museum in California, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Alaska, the West Valley Art Museum in Arizona, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto and most recently at the Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina. She is a seasoned teacher who has taught at both the college and workshop level.  She has been a guest lecturer locally at ECU, Meredith College and at Ravenscroft School. El-Bermani is a member of the Portrait Society of America as well as a co-founder of the important blog, Women Painting Women. Her work has been featured in such periodicals as American Art Collector, ArtSee, Art Week, The Independent and LA Weekly. She currently lives and works in Apex, NC.

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DiaCELEBRATE | Día de los Muertos Celebration

Saturday November 4, 10am-2pm

Join artists Peter Marin, Cornelio Campos and Pepe Caudillo as Artspace celebrates the rich cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos with a day of collaborative community art making for all ages. And be sure to check out the Día de los Muertaos altar by Peter Marin in Artspace’s Lobby.

FREE!

Noviembre del 2017

CELEBRAR: Celebración del Día de los Muertos

SÁB 4 de NOV, 10am-2pm

Júntese con artistas Peter Marin, Cornelio Campos y Pepe Caudillo para celebrar con Artspace la rica cultura y tradiciones del Día de los Muertos, con un día de arte comunitario de colaboración para gente de todas la edades.

¡GRATIS!

googleappsGoogle Apps for Artists with Mary Kay Kennedy

Saturday October 21
10am-12pm

All ages
FREE for members/$10 non-members

Learn how to use Google apps to be more organized and productive with your art business with Artspace’s Development & Communications Associate Mary Kay Kennedy.

Mary Kay Kennedy is the Development & Communications Associate at Artspace. Her previous experience is in gallery management and she has a B.F.A. in Photography. She is very involved with the art community and volunteers her time to the Visual Art Exchange and other local art organizations. She has been involved with the SPARKcon arts festival for the past seven years and currently serves as a ‘bobblehead’ helping to oversee the 4 day event. She lives in Raleigh with one dog, one cat, one tortoise, one fish, one husband, and two children.