Classes, Workshops, and Exhibitions

NOTE: Please watch this site for changes to dates due to the Covid-19 crisis and a leave from Atlantic Cape in fall 2021. 

Upcoming Exhibits:

~Annual Judges’ Exhibition featuring the work of those of us who judged shows at Ocean City Fine Arts League. January 2022.

711 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City NJ.

~Artists’ Alcove at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in the Glasstown Arts District. Duet exhibition with my esteemed colleague Professor Rita Michalenko. October 2022.

22 North High Street. Millville NJ.


2021 Summer Remote Workshops and Lectures/Demos:


LECTURE AND DEMO: Journaling in Pencil, Pen and Watercolor (and travel tips) (Zoom link to be provided by SCAL.)

Salem County Art League
Monday, June 28 | 7:00 PM

NOTE NEW DATE: Link and reservation information provided by Salem County Art League

Salem County Art League – Lecture and demo on pencil, watercolor and ink in the sketchbook and an opportunity to visit the pages of my many colorful sketchbooks and travel journals. Please contact the Art League regarding reservations. Discussed will be the concept of making art on the go and drawing with speed and spirit.


WORKSHOP: Sketching on the Go! (Via Zoom – users do not need to purchase Zoom, just download the link)

Salem County Art League
Saturday, July 31 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Much attention has been given to the urban sketcher and sketching outside the studio which leads to swiftness and versatility of subject matter and even media. This workshop is intended to help gain speed and accuracy in preparation for sketching on the go. We will work from some (provided) photographs but we will also work from observation. Cheryl will also show a variety of sketches done of figures and address the concept of figure notations and discuss sole and grouped figures in the notated format. Post-workshop resources will be provided including some exercises to try on your own! This is a see it do it interactive workshop.

(Supplies not included – we will take a snack break. NOTE: All participants MUST be registered through SCAL before the day of the workshop – all registration must go through SCAL. Contact is Mary Herz: meh7@comcast.net.)


WORKSHOP: Watercolor Essentials for Beginners (Via Zoom – users do not need to purchase Zoom, just download the link)

Absecon Cultural Alliance – $50. for 2 sessions
Monday, July 19 and Monday, August 2 | 6:00 – 9 PM (This is a two part series ages 16 and up)


Learn the basics of watercolor, brushes, papers and other accessories through drawing AND painting geometric and organic forms. This two part series informs the participants on watercolor and through a series of watch it – do it exercises introducing watercolor, techniques, and will strengthen your drawing and painting skills. Post workshop resources will be provided including some exercises to try on your own. A supply list will be sent to participants upon registering. The supply list is geared towards beginners to decrease costs.

(Supplies not included – we will take a stretch break in the middle of the course. NOTE: All participants MUST be registered through ACAA before the day of the workshop – inquiries may go to abseconarts@gmail.com.)




2021 Spring Workshops*

Drawing for Beginners

NOTE: Please watch this site for changes to dates due to the Covid-19 crisis. 

Registration through Absecon Cultural Arts Alliance (ACAA):

https://www.abseconarts.com/events-1/drawing-for-beginners-workshop

https://www.facebook.com/events/741145726767480

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The Value of Value: A Workshop in Black, White and Gray

Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts

Saturday, February 20th
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM with a short stretch break or two.
Remote workshop through Zoom through RRCA, Millville, NJ
“The Value of Value: A Workshop in Black, White and Gray”
Value outweighs color and contrast will make or break a painting. This course is a short exploration of value with a limited achromatic palette exploring contrast, focal point, foils (counterchange) and techniques using black and white acrylics in opaque and transparent states for studies or finished works. Shared will be tips to heighten your awareness of contrast in your work and methods to work through value before moving on to color. Please contact Riverfront Renaissance Center to register. Ages 16 and up. diane@rrcarts.com 


 

The Fine Points of Pen and Ink! (Workshop)

Ocean City Art Center
*To be rescheduled in 2021.

The history of pen and ink is long and varied. Techniques can be complex or beautifully simple! Atlantic Cape Community College’s Professor of Art, Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan will instruct beginners on basic pen and ink drawing techniques using traditional dip and newer cartridge pens. Techniques addressed include hatching, gestural drawing, light washes, and the inclusion of organic, flowing lines, which will give your drawings and watercolors a more animated and lively appearance. Participants will combine inking techniques with limited palettes of watercolors after learning different pen and ink techniques.

(Supplies and snack not included – we will take a snack break. NOTE: All participants MUST be registered through Ocean City Art Center before the day of the workshop.)