Connect + Create

Connect + Create

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

Join us for a fun demo by a local artist, followed by a hands-on art making experience for all ages! Connect + Create is great for the whole family.

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

 

September

Adoptable Pet Portraits with Keith Norval

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SAT September 22
11am-1pm 

all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Join Artspace artist, Keith Norval, as we partner with the SPCA to bring awareness to some of their wonderful adoptable pets. Working from images of animals waiting for their forever homes, we will make acrylic paintings that we can share with the SPCA to help spread the word about these great pets!

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

Keith Norval was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He received his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000 before relocating to Raleigh. His paintings feature bright colors, lots of animals, and some businessmen. Norval works in his studio at Artspace and teaches painting and printmaking at the Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh. His work is found in public and private collections in the United States as well as Norway, Japan, England, and South Africa.

October

Papier-Mache: Sugar Skulls with Peter Marin

SAT October 20 
11am-1pm
all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Join artist Peter Marin and create traditional calaveras (sugar skulls) and from papier-mâché and other recycled materials. Learn the culture behind the popular imagery.

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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.”

December

SAT December 15 
11am-1pm
all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Enjoy making a rustic garland for winter starting with twine, pine cones, and some unexpected objects. Fun for the whole family!

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Escalation of technology and the constant thrill of new can cause amnesia to the loss of the once vital relationship we had with newly obsolete technologies. Leatha Koefler seeks to frame the once important connection we humans had with these older technologies.