Art Classes

2017 Art Classes

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.

Are you an artist who is interested in being a part of Art in the Park? Please complete our application.

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

More details coming soon.

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