For one Sunday each month, children’s instructor, Aimee Aul will be guiding students in creating an original work of art inspired by a great artist of the past or present. Fee includes admission to the gallery and all materials. Click on the desired session to register!
February 9 - Georgia O’Keefe Learn how this great American artist observed the natural world up close and create a masterpiece in oil pastels.
March 1 - Albrecht DurerExperiment with printmaking and make your own linocut and monoprint
April 5 - Chesley BonestallScience meets imagination in the sci fi art of American illustrator Chesley Bonestall. We will be making acrylic paintings inspired by real life discoveries in outer space.
May 3 - Keith Haring
This 20th century master of graffiti art shook up the art world with his dynamic, colorful murals. We will be working with permanent markers and tempera paint to make an original graphic art piece in Haring’s signature style.
June 7 - Hsu Wei
This contemporary Chinese brush painter uses ancient traditions in a fresh new way. We will learn traditional Chinese strokes and make a bamboo painting and landscape, incorporating old and new ideas. Requires a $7-$10 brush each.
Sept. 6 - Frida Kahlo This hugely influential Mexican painter did many insightful self portraits. We will use chalk pastels to make our own symbolic portraits in Frida’s surrealist style.
October 18 - Leonardo da VinciUnlock the secrets of Renaissance perspective as used by Leonardo. We will make a colored pencil urban landscape using the one-point perspective he pioneered centuries ago. Prepare to be amazed!
November 8 - Deborah ButterfieldThis American sculptor is known for her realistic, life sized horses. We will be sculpting slightly smaller versions with oven bake clay over wire armature.