Melanie Zucker Stanley


Discover the Artist in You:
Paint, Draw, Mixed Media
with Melanie Zucker Stanley


These Classes are not currently scheduled.

Encaustic Mixed-Media Collage
with Deborah Morbeto (TBA)

The Art of Visual Memoir:
Use the Art Journal as a Tool
with Melanie Zucker Stanley (TBA)


These Workshops are not currently scheduled.

Encaustic Painting &
Mixed Media Lab
with Karen Eide (TBA)

Discover the Artist in You:
Paint, Draw, Mixed Media

with Melanie Zucker Stanley


Instructor:
Melanie Zucker Stanley

Dates and Times:
Mondays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Session 5 2013: Sept 9 - Oct 28
no class Oct 14 and Oct 21
Session 6 2013: Nov 11 - Dec 16

Choose Your Class

Cost: $185

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(6) 3-hour classes

Explore your artistic voice and creativity as you learn different techniques for drawing, painting and mixed media on a variety of surfaces. Using an art journal, you will explore the techniques; then work on canvas/paper and other surfaces of your choice when you are ready. Your instructor facilitates your creative journey by demonstrating ways to use watercolor, acrylics, pencils, pens, interesting papers and photos to create both representational and abstract compositions influenced by our environment, imagination and personal experiences. Demonstrations are designed to build understanding, skill and expertise with drawing, painting, collage and some reflective art writing. Your individual pieces may be framed, and your journal will be a work of art in itself, like a visual memoir.  All levels are welcome!
Explore, discover, and HAVE FUN as you LEARN in a safe, supportive environment!
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”   - Picasso


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Encaustic Mixed-Media Collage
with Deborah Morbeto

Instructor:
Deborah Morbeto


Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

supply list
(4) 3-hour classes

Open up the doors to your creativity. We will start with the basics of collage techniques, including materials to use, with a focus on encaustic. Beyond that, this class will allow students to explore their creativity with boundaries. Participants are encouraged to bring unique materials for incorporation in their pieces. Students can develop personal themes by exploring their relationships to images, textures and words. Let the fun begin!


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Creating Your Art is
Your "Visual Memoir"

with Melanie Zucker Stanley



Instructor:
Melanie Zucker Stanley


Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

supply list
(6) 3-hour classes

Explore your artistic voice and creativity as you learn different, informative, and exciting techniques for drawing, painting, and working with mixed media on a variety of surfaces. Using an art journal, you will explore the possibilities; then also work on canvas and other surfaces of your choice with colors that make your heart sing!  Your instructor will facilitate your creative journey by demonstrating ways to use watercolor, acrylics, pencils, pens, interesting papers, photos, writing, and design. In addition to canvas and paper, your journal will be a work of art in itself! 
Explore, discover, and have fun as you LEARN in a safe, supportive environment!
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”   - Picasso


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Encaustic Painting &
Mixed Media Lab
with Karen Eide



Instructor:
Karen Eide


Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled


What was old is new again! One of the oldest techniques acknowledged by art historians, encaustic painting uses molten beeswax mixed with colorful pigments. The resulting effects are luminous color and richly layered work. It is an ideal complement or stand-alone process for oil painters, printmakers, collagists, sculptors, watercolorists and other 2-D artists. This introduction to the historic process includes a brief slide lecture and then students explore the medium and learn classic encaustic techniques. Contemporary processes such as surface embellishment through scraping and incising, collaging, and marking with oil paint, pastel, oil sticks or paint are also introduced. Students (and teachers) are also provided with information (supply sources, instructions for setting up a studio for encaustic work, safety guidelines, and mounting and framing notes) that will allow them to continue their investigation of this versatile medium. This program has been organized by the VMFA Office of Statewide Partnerships and is funded, in part, by the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.

All required supplies will be provided. Students may bring Optional Supplies.

About the Artist: Karen Eide is a full-time professional artist who earned her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. The Council of the VMFA awarded Ms. Eide the Virginia Craftsperson of the Year

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