WHAT: HAHC’S Art-y Party!
WHEN: Tuesday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Helen Arts & Heritage Center
SPEAKER: “Sights & Sounds of Summer” Featured Painter Mary Ellen Rand
POTLUCK THEME: Keeping It Cool
“Sights and Sounds of Summer” opening reception is at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17. Intake is 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. Sunday and Monday, July 15/16. Featured artists potter Nannette Johnson and painter Mary Ellen Rand.
The current exhibit is “Summer Sublime” featuring the work of painter Annette Rougeou and potter Susan Holmes. Gallery hours are Thursday thru Sunday, noon until 4:00 p.m.
SECOND TUESDAY HISTORY EVENT:
No History Event will be held in July. On August 14 at 5:30 p.m. HAHC welcomes Emory Jones, author of “Distant Voices,” for a program about the Nacoochee Indian Mound. Tuesday, September 11 co-authors David Greear and Chris Brooks will introduce Images of America “HELEN” a new book that traces Helen’s history from earliest days to the present. Program begins at 5:30 p.m.
ART & STORY DAY CAMP:
Our first day camp was a huge success with our young artists, who held a show-and-tell reception on the last day of camp. Many thanks to our fine teachers for their time and talent: Hilton Hill, Gayle Murdock, Paula Ash, Anna Wilkins; Marlene Eubanks, Annette Garmon, Donna Redfeather, Rudy Potesta and Theresa Rice.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
To register or for more information, call 706-878-3933 or come by 25 Chattahoochee Strasse in Helen.
Instructor: Becky Threlkeld
Date: Tuesdays Ongoing; Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Class fee: The class is ongoing at $35 per session, paid at the beginning of each class.
Materials: Not included. A basic supply list may be obtained at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center.
Each class session is a stand-alone lesson so students may attend week by week without worrying about make-ups or missed classes. The focus of Becky’s classes is to relax and have fun while learning painting techniques with a non-academic approach. Each class will begin with a demo or mini-lesson. These“warm-ups” will cover blending color, how to paint trees, flowers, rocks, sky, clouds, landscapes, and texture, as well as some non-traditional techniques. After the demo, we will move on to hands-on help with your individual paintings. For beginning, intermediate or advanced students.
Class: Pottery On and Off the Wheel
Instructor: Hilton Hill
Date: July 12 – August 16; Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $150.00 plus $25.00 materials fee
Pottery class participants will have an opportunity to learn how to create hand-built pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction techniques and/or thrown pieces on the potter’s wheel. Demonstrations and examples will help the students to produce a variety of both functional pieces and decorative ones. After firing the clay pieces, the students will also learn a variety of glazing methods for finishing the clay. We welcome beginners, along with anyone who has had previous clay experience.
Artists Open Studio: Thursdays 12 noon till 4:00 p.m. Ongoing. Bring your materials and brown bag lunch to work on whatever you choose. Stay for the whole time or drop in as you like. No fee but donations are appreciated.
Workshop: Pen & Ink in Unique Forms
Instructor: Midgie Humphreys
Date: Monday, July 16 thru Friday, July 20, 2012
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $50.00 per student, plus $5.00 for shared materials
The workshop focus will be on pen & ink, with a few surprises along the way. Students will explore a variety of different uses of pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic inks and drawing forms in abstract and realism.
- 1stday – Zentangles (in a new way)
- 2ndday – Abstract in ink with watercolor enhancements
- 3rdday – Pen & ink (realism)
- 4thday – Watercolor with pen & ink
- 5thday – choose your subject (one-on-one help)
Come at 1:00 p.m. on Monday and bring something for the table and we will share lunch together. Class starts at 1:30 sharp.
Class: Art Mondays with Midgie Humphreys
Date: Ongoing. First session Monday, July 23
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Do you have an urge to take up art? Or try a new medium? Join instructor Midgie Humphreys as she shares techniques and ideas in a variety of media. Each Monday session will be a stand alone lesson with a different theme. Midgie has experience working with all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. She will work with you to develop your talent.
Workshop: Glass Fusing — Dichroic Pendant
Instructor: Janine Shelby
Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 28 & 29*
Time: Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday noon – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 includes materials
Talented glass fusing artist Janine Shelby will offer another HAHC glass workshop, this time teaching jewelry making, using dichroic glass. Dichroic glass has a particular transmitted color and a completely different reflected color that changes depending on the angle. Class limited to 15.
*Rescheduled from July 21/22
Workshop: Three Day Artists Intensive
Instructor: Gayle Murdock
Date: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 16,
17 & 18; Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Donation: $45 for one day or $120 for total workshop
Noted artist and facilitator Gayle Murdock will offer a hands-on art concentration from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday, August 16, 17 & 18 at the Helen Arts and HeritageCenter. The course, designed to give participants both personal and artistic growth, is open to artists of all levels, tailored to the individual artist’s skill, ability and interests. “Bring your idea file of inspiration,” says Ms. Murdock, who has taught several classes and workshops for HAHC. “Media used will include acrylic, watercolor, oils and mixed media. Projects will range from studio drawing, still life, en plein air (outdoor) painting, abstract art and others.” Guest artists Paula Ash and Sue Williams will each offer a special demonstration during the workshop. Attendees will supply their own paints and other materials, including at least six grounds (surfaces) to paint on, several medium-sized and some small-sized, with at least one large canvas or board. No fee will be charged, but donations are requested.
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