Monday, October 14
10:00 a.m. – Painting on Bristol Board – Bristol board is a unique smooth white surface that brings out the vibrancy of acrylic paints. Today you will paint a landscape based on several images from the Art Center Library. From Georgia O’Keefe’s abstract landscapes to Hopper’s realistic American landscapes, the sky is the limit!
1:00 p.m. – Art Film – The Italian Renaissance – In this Great Courses lecture series, Professor Kenneth Bartlett covers the entire history of the Renaissance. Today’s lectures are The Medici Hegemony, and The Florence of Lorenzo de’Medici.
Tuesday, October 15
10:00 a.m. – Ceramics – Hand Building with Clay – Continue to work on your projects from Saturday’s class or start a new project using clay!
1:00 p.m. – Ink Brush Painting – Artist Resident Frank Spink has studied and practiced Chinese Brush Painting for over forty years and will teach you basic techniques of this ancient art form that dates back to 4000 B.C.! Come relax and learn the beauty of ink brush painting!
Wednesday, October 16
10:00 a.m. – Jewelry Making – Resident artist and jewelry expert Sandy Bohannon will teach you all there is to know about making a beautiful piece of jewelry! This class is for beginners and advanced jewelry makers.
Thursday, October 17
2:00 p.m. – Woodcarving – Master woodcarving instructors Joel and Mike teach basic and advanced woodcarving techniques. If you have a favorite animal that you would like to create from wood, Joel and Mike will show you how fun and easy it is!
Friday, October 18
1:00 p.m. – Framing Your Treasures – Bev Rocco of Art and Frame of Falls Church will conduct a lecture on the art of framing your pictures, paintings or other works that you wish to display in your GHBC home! Ms. Rocco will discuss various materials available, the pros and cons and suitability of each. All are welcome, and you may even bring your work of art to help you determine the perfect combination of mat, frame, and glass to preserve and present your art work.
Saturday, October 19
10:00 a.m. – Ceramics – The Saturday morning ceramics class is back! Join our new instructor, Lena Townsell, who will teach you fun and innovative projects. Lena has a background in fine art and ceramics and is currently in the graduate Art Therapy program at George Washington University.