The Charlotte Art League currently holds studio sessions and workshops on life drawing, printmaking, art journaling, mixed-media painting and collage, and more. Learn more about our current offerings and instructors below.
Life Drawing: Michele Hoffman
The Charlotte Art League offers figure drawing sessions for members and non-members alike.
Our classroom atmosphere is relaxed with no instruction. Most classes feature a live nude figure model, with costumed models or portrait sessions on occasion.
The class usually warms up with a set of 5-minute and 10-minute poses before beginning the 20-minute poses. The 20-minute poses are extended if the students are interested.
Where: 1517 Camden Road, in the Art League Gallery
When: Saturdays, 8-10 a.m.
Class fees: $10 (this goes toward the model fee and facilities costs) or $10.50 if paying by credit card. Pre-registration is not necessary — simply sign in at your first session and at every session thereafter. Sign-in will include name, e-mail, and phone number.
Contact Michele: at (704) 905-1773 or M.firstname.lastname@example.org
Printmaking: Janet Talmage
Janet teaches classes on Lithography, Monoprints, and Collagraphs. To find out information about the availability of classes, please visit http://www.folliesofyore.com or call 704-699-8061.
BYOB and snacks and don’t forget to dress for mess, the ink is permanent!!!
Janet Hunter Talmage spent her “first” career as an architect, but in retirement returned to her first love — art. Her childhood love for art, perspective and design led her to a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1979. For the next several decades, Janet worked for architectural firms while raising three sons with her husband, Gary. In 2000, she enrolled in art classes and taught architectural and interior design classes at Central Piedmont and a community college in Kansas. In 2011 she received a B.A. in Art from UNCC.
Art Journaling, Collage Art and Mixed-Media Painting: Brooke Gibbons
Brooke Gibbons, founder of Hello Urbanist holds Open Studio Art Journaling workshops in her studio classroom at the Charlotte Art League, as well as instructed classes on topics such as process painting, mixed-media painting, and techniques in art journaling. Students use materials such as old books, vintage magazines, stamps and washi tape. Open studios and instructed classes are for all skill levels and styles.
She encourages first-timers to stop by the studio classroom during the Charlotte Art League’s regular hours of operation (admission is free) or attend an Open Studio, held several times a month for just $10. The purpose of these workshops is to bring together people who just love to sit and create side-by-side!
April 2015 Art Journaling, Collage, and Mixed-Media Classes (downloadable .doc calendar)
View current list of classes by Brooke Gibbons and RSVP: Meetup.com/hellourbanist
Brooke is a mixed-media artist and educator at the Charlotte Art League and the founder of Hello Urbanist, a creative development agency. In her studio classrom at the Charlotte Art League, Brooke has brought her love of creativity and community, along with her large collection of vintage magazines to form a group of art journaling junkies. Her workshops strive to honor everyone’s personal creativity, style, and skill, build community connections, and develop a practice of creating every day.