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Let’s Paint! Thursdays starting January 5
January 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Chris Cheek
Location: Room 208
Date: Thursdays, January 5 – February 23
Join our painting group for some serious fun and meaningful discourse. Then, we will see where it takes us. Be ready to find yourself on the launching pad of individual ingenuity and creativity. You will take flight and paint a path to your own original and unique visual universe as an artist, and share your creative momentum with others.
You can take a walk on the wild side, and explore beyond your current limitations without being constrained by conventional use of materials – you can paint images on a functional object like a wooden box, combine paint and collage, or you can choose to interpret reality as an honest, direct and personal little painting. How you interpret this, how tight, loose, realistic, abstract or expressive, big or small is up to you!
The goal of this “class” is to form an enthusiastic and welcoming painting group that inspires
creative expression and growth over time, regardless of participants’ skill levels. All are welcome! The instructor’s role will be to individualize instruction, to coach, and to encourage. Come to the first day of class with a small object to paint, some ideas for a painting, or just some images that you find inspiring.
Participants are invited to bring any materials on the supply list below, though not required. There are some supplies in the studio that are available for all students to use, such as various paintbrushes, acrylic paints, watercolors, Masonite panels, canvas boards, pencils, and paper.
Skill Level: All Levels
Ages: Adults, Teens (with accompanying adult)
Sliding Scale Class Fee: $140/$230/$330
Chris Cheek taught art at Analy High School for 22 years; opened and ran an art supply store for 9 years; and designed, built and sold high-end furniture made from reclaimed wood. Chris has always painted and made stuff. He says he refuses to leave his studio unless it is for something really worthwhile – like facilitating this group!