Art Classes

2017 Art Classes

Special workshop for adults, character sculptures of polymer clay & mixed media

The Staunton Augusta Art Center enthusiastically welcomes internationally known artist Bill Nelson who will teach a weekend workshop of sculpting character heads, November 3-5, 2017. Bill’s figures of polymer clay and mixed media are in many private collections including those of Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, the late Ralph Waite and many more. Bill has taught throughout the United States and is known for his “gentle”, fun approach where participants always meet with success. Heads can be endearing, frightening, or hilarious… you get to create and learn the craft in one weekend. All materials are included in the registration fee of $400/$360 for members. Class size is limited and registrations are already underway so please sign up soon.

Where: Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street, Staunton
When:
Friday, November 3, 6-8pm
Saturday, November 4, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 5, Noon-5pm
Cost: $400 ($360member rate)
Register: Pre-registration is required by calling 540-885-2028

 

Painting like the Masters, oil painting for beginner and intermediate students

When: 6:30-8:30pm, Wednesdays, October 11-November 15
Where: Smith Center for History & Art- 20 S. New Street–historic downtown Staunton, street and lot parking available
Cost/Registration: $165/$144 members. Pre-registration required by calling the Art Center at 540-885-2028
Teacher: Claudia Furlow

The Staunton Augusta Art Center welcomes Claudia Furlow who is a veteran teacher recently returned to the Valley. Claudia earned her MFA with an emphasis in the Renaissance style from Georgia Southern University. With her friendly, individualized approached, she has been successfully teaching to all ages for the past 12 year including tutelage to children in our own Summer Studio to university students in Georgia, to adults at BRCC.

Materials List for students to furnish:
*Oil paints (student-grade), see pigment list below
Plastic white palettes
Palette knife
Odorless solvent (Turpenoid)
Galkyd Lite
Brushes for oil (filberts and/or flats, sizes 10, 8, 4 + fan brush for blending)
Brush cleaner
Canvas, 16″x20″
Can for solvent
Jar with lid for storing solvent
Can for medium and/or glaze
Thickened linseed oil or stand oil (from art store, not hardware store)
Rags
Roll of paper towels
Masterwork for copy work, your choice; bring color copies of 2-3 works from artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Jan van Eyck, Titian, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Rubens, etc.

*Oil pigments:
mixing white, permanent alizarin crimson, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow medium, prussion blue, cerulean blue, dioxazine violet, permanent green light, viridian, burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ocher, naples yellow/flesh

 

Spring Celebration Children’s Art Workshop (6-10 year olds)

With the art of Georgia O’Keeffe as the inspiration, Sarah Beth Latane will teach techniques in artfully interpreting spring flowers with oil pastels.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10am-Noon
$15/$13 members
Pre-registration required by calling 540-885-2028

Watercolor Studio Series for adults

Guided by teacher Peg Sheridan, students will learn how to gently assess their skills, strengths, and weaknesses to set goals and devise plans for more consistent work and more effective personal expression through watercolors

Six Wednesdays, March 29-May 3, 2017
9:30am-Noon
$170/$150 members
Pre-registration required by calling 540-885-2028

Designing Better Watercolors

Peg Sheridan, teacher

Review and apply principles of design and compositional strategies in realistic and abstract paintings. Students determine their own compositions; individualized guidance is offered.

Wednesdays, 9:30am-Noon, January 25-March 1
$170/$150 members

Saturdays-in-March classes

The Staunton Augusta Art Center is pleased to once again host Saturdays-in-March classes for the next generation of artists, ages 6-10. Classes are held 10 – Noon every Saturday in March in the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art at 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton. Pre-registration is required by calling the Art Center (540-885-2028). The cost per class is $15/$13 for members. All materials are included.

Expand your understanding of color in 2-D artwork. Evan Clough will reveal techniques for creating, mixing, blending color with a variety of mediums. Sign up for one class or all four!

Coloring the Sea, March 4th

By mixing, creating, and coloring with paints, create beautiful seascapes to gain a better understanding of color theory and complementary color.

Lights and Darks, March 11th

Draw your favorite heroes and villains with pastels and charcoal to better understand form and figure, shading and blending.

Pet Pictures, March 18th

Bring in a photo of your favorite pet or animal. Using colored paper and/or markers, depict your favorite animal using colors created through optical blending.

Out in Space, March 25th

Imagine and create landscapes from outer space using mediums such as watercolor, tissue paper, and/or color pencil to learn about layering colors.

Materials List for Watercolor Classes

Quality watercolor paper, Arches 140 lb. preferred or Fabriano, Winsor and Newton, Gemini, etc.

Brushes: flats and rounds in sizes you prefer, bigger is recommended.  Include a 1″ or larger flat and a #10 or larger round

Paints: whatever you prefer including reds, blues, yellows, brown

Palette: a white plate or a plastic plate or butcher tray will suffice

Sketchbook and pencil

2017 Art in the Park Details

 Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill

The 51st two-day art festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 27 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, May 28 (Noon-5pm) in 2017.

Participating Artists

Holly Allen – handmade bags and totes
Troy Argenbright – colored pencil drawings
Mary Barnes – hand weaving
Tracy Booth – oil and acrylic paintings
Cynthia Boteler – shoulder bags
Hillary Burkett – mixed media jewelry
Angus Carter – outsider art
Katherine Cummings – vintage glass garden art
Andrea Denniston – porcelain
Joe Engel – acrylic painting on wood
Bruce Fortier – pops bots
Suzanna Garrett – nature-inspired jewelry
Edmund Gaudet – cut-paper graphic art and quilling
Brecken Geiman – mixed media jewelry designs
Lisa Geiman – original watercolor artwork
Seth Guzovsky – pottery
Deborah W. Harris – face painting, ocarinas, gourds
James Hofmann – landscape photography
Wanda Hollberg – fused-glass jewelry
Barbara Coyle Holt – “found” paper: jewelry, wallpieces, works on paper
Julie R. Jernigan – sterling and gemstone jewelry
Jake Johnson – wheel thrown porcelain
Karl Lemay – handcrafted vintage metal art
Shalom Lord – candles and soap
Georganne E. Ludt – chair and seat weaving
Conrad Matiuk – photography
Gail McMindes – marble sculpture, Shenandoah pixies
Marti Mocahbee – clay
Bill Nelson – mixed media sculpture
Phillip Nolley – blown glass
Viesture Osvalds – stained glass
Nikki Pynn – stained glass and bike parts sculpture
Lisa Rippingale Robertson – hand-crafted jewelry
Jessica Rublee – ceramics-stoneware
Allison Schroeder – sterling jewelry
Aaron Shaver – nature photography
Mike Sorge – wood craft and sculpture
Feather Stein – iron and copper jewelry
Alison Thomas – digitally modified photography
Karen Trimble – classic still life and landscape
Mary Ann Vessey – landscapes
Wendy Waugaman – sterling and/or 14k gold handcrafted jewelry
Sue Whitehouse-Evenson – polymer clay jewelry
Susan Wolf – gourds
WWRC Building Trades – wood tables, boxes, cutting boards

An Evening at Barren Ridge Vineyards, 2017

An Evening at Barren Ridge Vineyards

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6pm

Cocktails and fancy hors d’ouerves on the patio, gourmet dinner, and memorable entertainment overlooking the vineyards

A benefit for the Staunton Augusta Art Center, reservations required

Price per person is $80, with additional donations encouraged and accepted.

 

Art for Gifts 2015

It’s that wonderful time of year when the Staunton Augusta Art Center transforms its galleries into a merry, very full holiday shopping boutique known as Art for Gifts. Over 70 juried artists and artisans are participating; many are new to this year’s event so there will be a lot to tempt you. Come select one-of-a-kind handmade items that will make your gift giving memorable. Support area artists and your non-profit Staunton Augusta Art Center all at the same time. Gallery hours are extended November 14-December 31 to 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 1-4pm Sunday. Staunton Augusta Art Center members receive a 10% discount throughout the sale. [Read more…]

Vestiges: recent paintings and monotypes by Frank Hobbs

Vestiges: recent paintings and monotypes by Frank Hobbsestiges: recent paintings and monotypes by Frank Hobbs, will be on display September 25-October 31, 2015.  During the course of the opening reception from 5-7pm Friday evening, September 25, Hobbs will offer a brief gallery talk at 6pm.

Former Staunton resident and well-known, award winning artist who founded the Beverley Street Studio School, Hobbs is now on the art faculty at Ohio Wesleyan University.  He explains that this body of his relatively new work reveals what is seen as well as what was once seen. [Read more…]

Art Auction/Gala

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Craft Beer & Craft Festival

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2016 An Evening at Barren Ridge

Save the date, Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 6pm for this rite of spring and very special benefit for the Staunton Augusta Art Center.

An elegant evening of cocktails, wine, fancy hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet meal, delectable desserts, special entertainment, and convivial company in a beautiful setting.

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Art for Gifts

The Big Elf is checking his list right about now so ’tis the season for the Staunton Augusta Art Center’s Art for Gifts!

The Staunton Augusta Art Center’s annual boutique, Art for Gifts, opens Friday evening, November 14, 2014, 5-8pm with refreshments and live Christmas music by singer/songwriter John Tracy.

The exhibit/retail sale will be open every day through December 31 with extended hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 1-4pm Sunday (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day).  The event showcases art and craft by 70 artists and artisans, of which 23 are new this year.  [Read more…]

Craft Beer and Craft Festival

SAAC_beerfestpcardThe Staunton Augusta Art Center, in partnership with Virginia Eagle Distributing presents the first annual downtown Craft Beer and Craft Festival.

When: Saturday, September 27, 1-6pm
Where: Smith Center garden and Barristers Row
What:

  • Craft Beer including Devils Backbone, Starr Hill, Three Brothers, and Bold Rock Cider
  • Music, in order of appearance, by The Plumbley Jazz Quartet, Bourbon Barrel Congress, Hound Dog Hill, and The Findells
  • Unique art and craft
  • Delicious Dishe food truck

Why: Profits from admission tickets and beer sales support Staunton Augusta Art Center exhibits and programs

Cost:

  • $10 admission price includes one beer
  • $4 per beer