Tuesdays, July 2 & 23, August 6 & 20
10AM - 11AM
This process-oriented workshop explores art in an un-constructed, open-ended, and playful way using real tools and materials to help develop creative thinking, spark curiosity and inspire fun artistic learning.
Ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult.
$10 per class
RETURNS IN MAY!
Stay tuned for dates.
Please arrive on time!
Fingerpainting is a simple way of creating art without the use of brushes. Non-toxic acrylic paints are applied to a prepared canvas board, stretched canvas, or other surfaces using the fingers. Paints are smoothed, dabbed, and mixed on the surface. As part of the workshop, artist Phyllis Biondolillo demonstrates that any tool, even a brush, can be used to achieve a desired effect that can't be done by fingers alone. She will also show the workshop participants how fingernails can be employed to create lines and other tools, such as sticks can also be used to create more texture.
About the Artist
Phyllis Biondolillo has been creating art of one sort or another all her life. Hand-made decorations, uniquely crafted Christmas cards, high school stage sets, and computer graphics – you name it. She fell in love with watercolor and studied with Donald Voorhees to learn how to control that medium; she continues to evolve her individual water color style, exhibiting her work in both solo and group shows. Always experimenting with new media, Phyllis found finger painting quite enjoyable and rewarding. Phyllis likes to share the joy of creating with others.
Thursdays June 13, 20 and/or Wednesday June 26
6:30 - 9:00
Figure drawing from a live model is important to the development of all artists, at every skill level and in any media. Navigating the dynamic challenges of the human form in real time sharpens our abilities in a way few other studies provide.
Each session begins with a brief overview of classical drawing techniques such gesture, skeletal planes, and capturing shadow & light. Modeling will begin with a variety of short poses, and the last hour of each session will be dedicated to one specific pose. Please note that this is an uninstructed workshop, so each participant is welcome to explore any artistic style or media preferred.
No previous skills are required – come explore and enjoy.
All media welcome, with the exception of oil paints. Also consider bringing a portable floor easel or table easel. A suggested basic materials list will be provided to all registrants in advance of the first session.
Wednesday, June 19 - CANCELLED
Check back in JULY!
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Stop by the gallery for our monthly studio session every 3rd Wednesday evening of the month. Multiple stations with still life arrangements
will be set up to allow participants to practice fine art motor skills
in mediums of choice.
Whether you are a seasoned artist or are looking to try art to decompress from the day, this series provides a relaxed setting to spend time with old friends and new! All are welcome.
We suggest you bring preferred materials as donated supplies may be limited. (No oil paints, please!)
Themes will vary monthly with flowers & plants available and in season.
Check back for possible changes in day/date.
Register Members $10
Register Non-Members $15
The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.We are a 100% volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes in the power of the arts to transform and enrich communities. Our primary function is to develop and execute events and arts related activities for the benefit of our community.