Painting Workshop by John Guernsey

The Gadsden Museum of Art will be hosting a painting workshop by artist John Guernsey – “Painting Dynamic Landscape in Oils” on October 13th & 14th, 2017.

 

Spring floral display with tangerines, Still life piece, 12 x 16

 

Gain new insights and skills in color mixing, light and shadow theory, and brushwork, and create paintings with a professional and dynamic look. Gain confidence in the painting process, from start to finish, and learn ways to handle complex subject matter with great ease and simple gestures. Through a variety of lecture, demonstrations, enjoyable practice studies, and one-on-one assistance, you be challenged to apply some unique techniques, and to think in new ways about oil painting. We’ll cover landscape, cityscape, as well as still life. We’ll also cover a variety of additional topics, such as color expressionism and texture, composition, and materials advice. Plan on painting several small study and practice paintings, in addtion to some finished pieces. Expect a focused, yet relaxed, atmosphere with lots of fun and camaraderie.

 

A piece from the Carmel Plein Air Festival, 14 x 18, Beach houses along the Pacific Grove shoreline. Winner of an Award Excellence Prize

 

*Spots are limited, so reserve yours as soon as possible*

 

The class is $150.00 per student and each student must provide his or her own supplies. See the supplies list here.

 

Waterfall in Dawsonville, GA, 20 x 16

 

 

 

California native John Brian Guernsey is a contemporary landscape artist. He currently concentrates primarily on landscape painting, mostly done en plein air or alla prima (completed in one sitting).

Inspired by nature and city life alike, Guernsey’s work reveals a keen observance of atmosphere and light. Guernsey maintains a busy schedule of classes and workshops, and regularly participates in nationally ranked plein air festivals throughout the country. See more from John Guernsey on his website: http://johnbguernsey.blogspot.com.

 

 

 

 

 


Victorian Fairy Garden

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Create a Victorian Fairy Garden during First Friday on June 3 at the GMA from 5 to 7 p.m. FLD Garden Shop will teach the class.

This class is for all skill levels, so if you’re new to fairy gardening, we’ll help you get started from scratch. If you already have a fairy garden and you’d like to develop it further, bring it along and we’ll help you change and grow it in creative new ways.

Fairy gardening is a hobby that dates back hundreds of years, but it has recently been experiencing a surge of popularity as a fun way to build elaborate gardens on a small scale. Adults and children alike are getting swept up in the whimsical, imaginative art of building tiny habitats to accommodate their playful, mischievous fairy friends.

There is a $15 Registration Fee which covers soil, moss, and glass beads. Class limit is 15 people. Bring your own container or pick from FLD’s selection. You will also pick out your fairy accessories and plant(s) to create your own price point.

Register online or call FLD at 256-442-1060. Space is limited!

fldgardens.com/victorian-fairy-garden-workshop

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2016 GMA Art Camp

Color Your Summer FUN: 2016 GMA Art Camp

Kindergarten – 2nd grade

June 20-24, 9 a.m. – Noon
$75 for members, $85 for non-members

Activities: Tie-dye, Color Wheels, Landscape, Self-portraits and more!

On Friday, parents and friends are welcome to view the work in a mini exhibit curated by the artists from noon to 1 p.m.

3rd – 5th grade

June 27 – July 1st, 9 a.m. – Noon
$75 for members, $85 for non-members

Activities: Tie-dye, Color Wheels, Analogous color compositions, Self-portraits and more!

On Friday, parents and friends are welcome to view the work in a mini exhibit curated by the artists from noon to 1 p.m.

Art camp registration form: gma_artcamp_2016


Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Fairy Garden

Create a Fiesta Fairy Garden

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us on Thursday, May 5th at 5:00 PM. FLD Garden Shop is offering a hands-on class to help you create your very own fiesta fairy garden!

This class is for all skill levels, so if you’re new to fairy gardening, we’ll help you get started from scratch. If you already have a fiesta fairy garden and you’d like to develop it further, bring it along and we’ll help you change and grow it in creative new ways.

Fairy gardening is a hobby that dates back hundreds of years, but it has recently been experiencing a surge of popularity as a fun way to build elaborate gardens on a small scale. Adults and children alike are getting swept up in the whimsical, imaginative art of building tiny habitats to accommodate their playful, mischievous fairy friends.

There is a $15 Registration Fee which covers soil, moss, and glass beads. Class limit is 15 people. Bring your own container or pick from FLD’s selection. You will also pick out your fairy accessories and plant(s) to create your own price point.

Register online or call FLD at 256-442-1060. Space is limited!

fldgardens.com/fiestafairies


Origami Class

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Our Origami Class meets Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the GMA Children’s Gallery. It is taught by Isaiah Gallardo. There is no fee and materials are provided.

The Gadsden Times wrote an article about the class here.

“I’ve done this so many times that I can pretty much do it with my eyes closed,” Gallardo said, “but that makes it harder to teach it to people who aren’t used to it.”

The origami class is available to patrons of all ages and preregistration is not necessary. The origami crafts are beginner friendly and cover a variety of subjects.