Learn the basics of watercolor painting. Lessons include washes, lights and darks, color mixing and more. No painting experience needed, but basic art knowledge and creativity will go a long way! 6 weeks. Instructor: Joan Carlson Minimum: 5 students. Time: 10 am -12 pm Ages: Adults Cost: $175 (Early Bird Registration: $20 discount if you register on or before Dec. 21)
Instructor Tina will help you to create a drawing using the pointillism technique of the impressionists. Develop your personal style, learn some fundamentals you can utilize in your own drawings and paintings. Time: 3-5 pm Ages: 13-18 All supplies included. $90
Money. It’s the first thing you’ll probably think of when you read the title of this new exhibit at McColl Center for Visual Arts. If that’s the case, you’re partially right about the reference. This exhibit does feature what appears to be money, but also opens the doors to “creative” currency. Organized by Core Visual Art — a collective of six former McColl Center affiliate artists, including Daniel Allegrucci, Crista Camarroto, Diane Hughes, Ashley Lathe, Laura McCarthy and Felicia van Bork — the idea is to create dialogue around forms of exchange. A piece in the exhibit, inspired by the exchanging of ideas, is “State Currencies.” For it, artists came up with their own ideas of currency for all the states in the U.S., based on ongoing political drama. Folks attending the opening reception can add their two cents to an interactive work. Opening reception on Nov. 22. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
The third Friday of each month is Girls’ Night Out at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery! In January, draw hearts within hearts. Create custom cards or frame the piece you create. Several ways to make a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or that special someone! Notecards, envelopes and other supplies included. Girls' Night Out is a time to relax and enjoy doing art with the "girls" ... no experience needed. (Refreshments--must be at least 21.) Time: January 17, 2014, 7 p.m.-8:30(ish) Pre-registration, with payment, required. $35
This group exhibition will highlight recent works by faculty members from the Department of Design and the Department of Fine Arts. Held in Rutledge Gallery.
This course will provide each student with the basics of drawing, such as composition, perspective, lights and shadows. Using drawing as a tool for everyday life--figuring out how to design a garden, construction, making art, or just doodling--we will offer concepts every artist uses in the process of creating. Bottom line? We are going to have fun! Some supplies included. Minimal supply list given at time of registration. 8 weeks. Time: 10 am-12 pm Ages: 16 to Adult Cost: $200 (Early Bird Registration: $20 discount if you register on or before Dec. 21)
Instructor Tom will help you learn to draw your own unique cartoon character. All supplies included. Time: 1-3 pm Ages: 9-13 $35
Forget Ferris wheels, fun houses, funnel cakes, corndogs or whatever else you associate with fairs. That is not what this new Mint Museum exhibit is about. Instead, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939 showcases extravagant glass, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, metalwork and textiles. If you’re like me and decorative art at a fair seems foreign to you, that’s because in those days (remember, we’re talking 1851-1939, when technology was limited) it was a way for folks with money to make a big purchase and see new designs from around the world. Exhibition highlights include an extraordinary Fabergé tiara fashioned from hundreds of tiny rose-cut diamonds set on knife-edge mounts, which gives the tiara the appearance of woven lace. Items from Tiffany & Co., Lalique, Cartier, and Boucheron will be represented. And you thought a fair couldn’t be classy?
Pura Vida Worldly Art in NoDa, Charlotte, NC will host a demonstration and talk-back with award winning representational artist Osiris Rain. Osiris Rain will focus on painting the clothed figure in oil. He will cover comparative drawing and sight-size technique to obtain correct proportions, creating a strong pose and design for your canvas, paint handling, and much more! Only 20 spaces are available. Register online or in person at Pura Vida, or over the phone by calling 704-335-8587. $40
Charlotte Mini-Con is the CLT's longest runing comic book show featuring comic creators, comic books for sale, crafts, original art and much more! It's brought to you by Heroes Aren't Hard to Find just like America's Favorite Comic Convention, HeroesCon so you know it'll be fun! $5
This holiday showcase will feature new works from a variety of artists. Free admission
The exhibit is a celebration of textures and moods in monotone. Opening reception on Dec. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Charlotte Woodcarvers Club in Charlotte, NC will be hosting its 31st, "Showcase of Woodcarvings 2014" on February 22-23rd. Over 700 carvings in competition and on display. Vendors, Mini-seminars, raffles. Free Admission and Family friendly. Visit charlottewoodcarvers.com Freehttp://www.charlottewoodcarvers.com