Art Workshops

Arts Alive invites you to discover the artist in you with our various art workshops for adults and students (11-18). All classes are held in the West Point United Methodist Church basement located at 1020 Main Street unless otherwise noted.  Classes are filled on a first come basis and space is limited. Participants will be emailed a supply list, if necessary.

For the safety of our participants, Arts Alive is following safety protocols that include social distancing of 6 feet, wearing a mask and the wiping down of surfaces. Only two participants will be at each table, with a total number of 12.

If you discover you can no longer attend a workshop, we cannot offer a refund, but you may get a friend to take your place. Please retain a copy for your records.

The 2020-2021 season is supported in part by:

Events Sponsors - VA Commission for the Arts

Workshops

Friday, September 4, 2020

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Gudrun Kiel-Bullocks, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15 + Materials $10 = $25

Painting with Wool   

Workshop Full

Learn the basics of creating two-dimensional images using 100% wool fibers and a felting needle.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Gudrun Kiel-Bullocks, Artists, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15 + materials $10= $25

Painting with Wool   

Workshop Full

Learn the basics of creating two-dimensional images using 100% wool fibers and a felting needle.

 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Sue Kurfees, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

What’s in a Face-Learn About Shading 

Light and shadows visually define how we see objects.  Values are the different shades of gray between white and black. Learning to translate the light and shadows with shading techniques create the magical illusion of three-dimensional reality.  Our subject will be faces….it is a fun way to learn about shading!!

Friday, October 9, 2020

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Sue Kurfees, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

What’s in a Face-Learn About Shading    

Light and shadows visually define how we see objects.  Values are the different shades of gray between white and black. Learning to translate the light and shadows with shading techniques create the magical illusion of three-dimensional reality.  Our subject will be faces….it is a fun way to learn about shading!!

Friday, November 6, 2020

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Gudrun Kiel-Bullock Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

Weave a “Plarn” Bag       

Workshop Full

Bring your plastic bags and learn a great way to recycle them by cutting them into plarn (plastic yarn). We will be using a simple cardboard loom to weave the plarn into a usable bag.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Gudrun Kiel-Bullock, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

Weave a “Plarn” Bag    

Workshop Full

Bring your plastic bags and learn a great way to recycle them by cutting them into plarn (plastic yarn). We will be using a simple cardboard loom to weave the plarn into a usable bag.

POSTPONED UNTIL  SPRING – DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Mary Montague Sikes, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

Paint Like Georgia (O’Keeffe)   

This workshop will focus on using floral close-ups to inspire. Monti will demonstrate acrylic painting techniques using her own photographs as working drawings. Students should bring a selection of floral photos they have taken. Participants may use acrylic or oil paint.

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING – DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Mary Montague Sikes, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist  Church

Donation

$15

Paint Like Georgia (O’Keeffe)  

This workshop will focus on using floral close-ups to inspire. Monti will demonstrate acrylic painting techniques using her own photographs as working drawings. Students should bring a selection of floral photos they have taken. Participants may use acrylic or oil paint.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Sue Kurfees, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

Discover Pen and Ink Techniques

Lines are basic to all drawing. The principles of line are simple. In this workshop, we will learn several pen and ink techniques. Getting the various tones and shadows using line is different from that used in the other mediums but the quality and challenge of how it works is fun and can be used in many ways.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

 Sue Kurfees, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

Discover Pen and Ink Techniques   

Lines are basic to all drawing. The principles of line are simple. In this workshop, we will learn several pen and ink techniques. Getting the various tones and shadows using line is different from that used in the other mediums but the quality and challenge of how it works is fun and can be used in many ways.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Tina Crawford, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15 + Materials $5 = $20

Fun Mosaic Flower Pot    

Beginner to advanced students welcome. Join us to create a fun mosaic garden flower pot. Students will learn to cut glass tiles and ceramic pieces with tile nippers. They will then glue tiles and fun objects to their terracotta pot and grout to finish their fun creations. All supplies will be provided by teacher. If you have tile nippers you may bring them to use.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Tina Crawford, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15+ Materials $5 = $20

 

Fun Mosaic Flower Pot   

Beginner to advanced students welcome. Join us to create a fun mosaic garden flower pot. Students will learn to cut glass tiles and ceramic pieces with tile nippers. They will then glue tiles and fun objects to their terracotta pot and grout to finish their fun creations. All supplies will be provided by teacher. If you have tile nippers you may bring them to use.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Jean Forbes, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

Basic Hand Embroidery   

You will learn some basic embroidery techniques. A design will be supplied. Once learned, these stitches can then be used to embellish clothing, pillow cases or artwork.

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Jean Forbes, Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

Basic Hand Embroidery   

You will learn some basic embroidery techniques. A design will be supplied. Once learned, these stitches can then be used to embellish clothing, pillow cases or artwork.

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Marjorie Perrin, VMFA Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

Watercolor Landscape Painting     

Workshop Full

How do artists capture the mood and light effects in landscape? In this workshop, participants explore how to use color and form to create an expressive landscape painting. A demonstration shows how to see color and simple shapes as a starting point and how to create atmospheric perspective and depth while developing individual styles.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Marjorie Perrin, VMFA Artist

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15

Watercolor Landscape Painting     

Workshop Full

How do artists capture the mood and light effects in landscape? In this workshop, participants explore how to use color and form to create an expressive landscape painting. A demonstration shows how to see color and simple shapes as a starting point and how to create atmospheric perspective and depth while developing individual styles.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Jen Cardwell, Seat Weaver/Caner & Owner, JC Caning

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15 + Materials $40 = $55

Make a Cool Stool     

Learn the chair caning process on a great foot stool. Using a beautiful flat reed, you will weave the top of stool which has been stained or painted to suit your purpose.

Please note that participants will need to prepare the footstool prior to the caning workshop. Details will be sent.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Time

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Jen Cardwell, Seat Weaver/Caner & Owner, JC Caning

Location

West Point United Methodist Church

Donation

$15 + Materials $40 = $55

Make a Cool Stool    

Learn the chair caning process on a great foot stool. Using a beautiful flat reed, you will weave the top of stool which has been stained or painted to suit your purpose.

Please note that participants will need to prepare the footstool prior to the caning workshop. Details will be sent.

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P.O. Box 906
West Point, VA  23181
(804) 843-3475
Hours:  M-F 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

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