Creative Classes and Workshops
Making Color Sing
May 5th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Color can be the most challenging element to work with in art. Sometimes the tiniest dab layered or juxtaposed against another color can either pop or flop your work. Understanding the myriad ways color functions in art can take your images to a new level of effectiveness. Whether you work with paint, pastel, colored pencil, cut paper, or any other media, making your color sing will make your work soar.
Psychological effects of color
Emotional responses to color
Working purposefully with color wheel relationships
Layering color for effect
Deep Breath, Deep Dive
April 25 – May 30th
Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Non Member $200
Artists in all media often have difficulty finding and trusting their unique internal dialog. If you have art training and experience, letting go of your thinking and planning mind, as well as tight skill-based working, may well challenge you. But it’s exactly that letting go - that inside out thinking - that will lead you to your authentic artistic voice. You will become more aware of the deep well of resources that is always there, already residing inside you, that you can tap at any time.
This 6-part series of topics and exercises, each exploring a different facet of working with images, work synergistically to encourage you to dive deep into your creativity. Whether experienced or new to art, this series will help you chart a personal path. Topics include:
Inner world unfolding
Becoming a portal
Letting go of resistance
Self-empowerment through word and image
From the personal to the universal
Sketchbook Adventures Part 1
9am - Noon
Saturday March 16th or April 13th
$45 + $30 material fee paid to Kimball Jenkins School of Art
A sketchbook is not what you think it is.
It’s not an informal place for undervalued doodles; instead it can be a land of discovery, a visual record of your travels wherever you may be. Wouldn’t you love to look back through a sketchbook filled with your impressions of a trip overseas, or a trip to a nearby lake, or even a trip to your own living room? Once you have your road map, your practice can become a daily activity, and you will be amazed at how your skill increases once you remove that pressure to create a masterpiece each time you pick up your pen. This is the beauty of a sketchbook, this is where your art learns to fly.
In this one-day class you will:
- learn what to look for in a variety of art papers, drawing tools, and watercolor sets
- begin with pencil and various pens, then finish using watercolor to bring your sketches to life
- see demos of each skill, then record them in your own sketchbook for later reference
- discover ways to explore seeing /drawing as meditation
- explore the work of contemporary sketchbook masters from around the world
- learn about online resources to continue your explorations at home
NOTE: This class has an additional one-time materials fee of $30, payable in cash or by check to the School at the beginning of class.
In order for the whole class to “be on the same page” literally, we will be using art kits supplied by the instructor. This kit includes a 30-page sketchbook, a quality watercolor palette with 12 colors, a water brush, four specialized pens, and a pencil. You will also receive printouts of the class lessons and reference materials to use later at home.
We will take a short break about 10:30am, so feel free to bring a snack and a thermos of tea or coffee.
For questions about the class, call Bobbie Herron in Concord NH at 603-715-9152.
Sketchbook Adventures Part 2
9am - Noon
March 30th or April 27th
reat yourself to another one-day infusion of enthusiastic instruction while the lessons from Part 1 are fresh in your mind. Part 2 has a slightly different syllabus, exploring topics introduced in Part 1 in more depth. As always, printouts will be distributed to support your ongoing work at home.
(Attendance to Part 1 is a prerequisite to taking the Part 2 class.)
No materials fee. Bring along your art kit from Part 1, plus any other sketchbook-worthy supplies you enjoy. A snack and thermos of tea or coffee are also recommended for break-time at 10:30am.
Sketchbook Adventures First Sundays Open Studio
Sunday afternoons, March 3rd- 1-3pm
April 7th - 1-3pm
All are welcome! No experience necessary.
Free of charge.
If you have taken any of my classes at Kimball Jenkins, or if you have a sketchbook that is getting a bit dusty, come join us for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon sketching together in the company of friends. All you need to bring is you sketchbook, a small kit of your favorite tools, and a bit of curiosity. We will meet in the back of the Yellow House, in the printmaking room where the Sketchbook Adventure classes have been held. Bring with you a photo or two that you would like to work from, or any small ‘still life’ objects to sketch, such as a pine cone, acorns, or fresh flowers. (Natural objects are far easier to sketch and explore than hard-edged man-made objects.) Feel free to also bring a thermos of tea and a snack for mid-afternoon. (Your snack might end up being your still life!)
There will be no formal instruction included so this class will be free of charge. Free supportive feedback and enthusiasm from me and your classmates is always available!