Connect & Create

Connect & Create

Connect & Create is a new workshop series that connects artists and families to create works of art together at Artspace.

Join us every third Saturday for a demo in an Artspace artist’s studio, followed by a fun, family-friendly art activity that participants can take home.

nestsMay 2017

Mixed Media: Painted Nests with Andie Freeman

Saturday, May 20th
10am – 12pm

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.
Walk-ins welcome!

Join artist Andie Freeman as we make our own small mixed media bird nest paintings – learn something new with the whole family! All materials provided, no experience necessary.

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Andie Freeman starts her works with an under-painting in which the canvas is entirely covered with paint, from which she then works to pull the light away from the dark.  Her works are planned out meticulously ahead of time to focus on the visual poetry of light and dark in the composition. Texture and color of the background are as much a part of the finished piece as the foreground and the subject matter. Freeman is a member of the Oil Painters of America and received a BFA in Studio Art, with an emphasis on life drawing and oils, from the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

June 2017

Terrariums: Create a Tiny World in a Jar with Sarah Ferguson

Saturday, June 17th
10am – 12pm

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.
Walk-ins welcome!

Using natural materials and tiny, beautiful, found objects, join master crafter Sarah Ferguson to create your own small imaginary world. All materials provided, all ages welcome!

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Sarah Ferguson is the co-owner of Craft Habit Raleigh. She has been turning things into other things for as long as she can remember. She has taught craft skills to kids and adults formally and informally for years, and currently teaches sewing classes at the Cary Arts Center. She used to live in a beautiful house with a cozy craft studio, but lately it’s become a Craft House with cozy studio space to live in.

ursulaJuly 2017

Community Self Portraits with Pop In Artist Ursula Gullow

Saturday, July 15th
10am – 12pm

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.
Walk-ins welcome!

Join Pop In Artist in Residence Ursula Gullow and create a self portrait that will be part of a community art project.

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Ursula Gullow is a visual artist who has had a dedicated practice to painting for over fifteen years. Gullow was a recipient of the North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant in 2009 and Penland School of Craft’s Williams and Womble Scholarship in 2014. Venues for her solo exhibitions include PUSH Gallery in Asheville, NC, Malcolm E. Blowers Gallery at UNC in Asheville, and Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Her paintings are exhibited at Haen Gallery in downtown Asheville. Gullow was an artist-in-residence with The Gil-Society in Akureyri, Iceland in 2005 and at Spark Box Studio in Picton, Canada in August, 2016. Gullow teaches painting and design classes at A-B Technical Community College and was named “Outstanding Continuing Education Instructor of 2014.”