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October 2016

Anime Day Workshop

with guest artists David Anyanwu, Melissa Scarth & Michael Mercer

Saturday, October 8

Ages: 12+
$80 members/$100 non-members
Materials provided
Spots are limited, so sign up early!


Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to meet these professional Anime artists! Join them to learn new techniques, develop your own characters and make new friends that share a love of all things anime.

To learn more about the individual instructors, check out their websites below:

David Anyanwu

Melissa Scarth

Michael Mercer

For more information, contact Angela Zappala, Education & Outreach Coordinator.

Photographing Your Artwork with Chris Ciccone

Saturday, October 15
10am-3pm (with a lunch break)

Ages: 16+
$35 members/$50 non-members
Materials provided.
Walk-ins welcome!


Master artwork documentation in this five-hour workshop with NCMA Art Photographer Chris Ciccone. Ciccone will walk you through every step of the process, from camera settings to image editing, and make sure you leave with your art looking like it was photographed by a professional.

November 2016

Painting the Figure in Watercolor with Mario Andres Robinson

Saturday-Monday, November 12-14
10am-5pm (with a lunch break)

Ages: 16+
$325 members / $375 non-members
Materials extra.


Students will learn how a detailed drawing leads to an accurate representation of the model. The painting process will commence with a monochromatic block-in, in order to establish the proper values. Once the proper values are established, a full application of color will be applied using thin glazes of color. The objective of the workshop is to show how a methodical process increases the sense of depth and realism in watercolor paintings.


The instructor will give a demonstration at each stage of the process. There will be a discussion of materials and instruction provided, as needed.

Artist Bio:

Mario Andres Robinson was born in Altus, Oklahoma and studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Robinson is an Exhibiting Artist Member (EAM) of The National Arts Club, an Artist Member of The Salmagundi Club and a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America. His work has been featured several times in The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, Watercolor Magic,American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur and on the cover of American Artist magazine. In the February, 2006 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, Mario was selected as one of the top 20 realist artists under the age of 40. Robinson’s work is widely collected by private and public collectors.

Recent Workshops

Photographic Portraits with Titus Brooks Heagins at Chavis Community Center

Saturday, September 17
10am-2pm (with a lunch break)

Ages: 14+
Materials provided (please bring a hooded sweatshirt)
Registrations required

Become a part of the art at Chavis Community Center on Saturday, September 17. Exhibiting artist in Artspace’s Gallery 2, Titus Brooks Heagins, will be set up to take your portrait and will give participants insight into his artistic and photographic process. For more information, contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs.