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Join Charlotte Art League President Susan Dunn (owner of Off the Canvas, a studio at CAL) for a fun workshop on silk painting scarves!

Cost: Class is $20 plus the cost of a silk blank ($6 to $10); Cash or Credit

RSVP: Contact Susan Dunn: 281-948-8980

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Creative Studio Sundays: Every 2nd Sunday at the Charlotte Art League

Please note: There is no Creative Studio Sunday in August

Next Event: Sunday September 10 11am-2pm

August Theme: The Spirit of the Woman

We are excited to be launching a new 2nd Sunday Series at the Charlotte Art League called “Creative Studio Sundays!” with Yoga and Meditation instructor Tamara Jefferies and Artist/Educator Brooke Gibbons.

Here’s what is included:

11am-11:45am: Yoga and Meditation*
11:45am-12pm: Break/Set up tables
12pm-12:30: Discussion/Journaling prompts for the month’s theme**
12:30-2: Open Studio Art Journaling

* Tamara offers gentle yoga that works for all ages, sizes, and abilities. She gives clear, simple instructions on how to get into a position and you are able to adjust the position based on your ability and comfort.
**Every month we will have a theme to work with. After a short discussion on the theme and some prompts to work with, we will dive into Open Studio Art Journaling where you are free to create what you wish in your art journals. All supplies are included, just bring your journal! (For those who have not attended an Open Studio: these gatherings bring together all different types of people and their journals. You have full use of our supplies which include glue, scissors, paints, washi tape, vintage magazines, etc. There is no instruction here but we can definitely help you out if needed. How and what you create is up to you. Some prefer mixed-media or various paints, some prefer just collage/paper and some just want to write. The fun part is being together and learning from each other!)

Cost: $25; Cash or Credit/Debit only please.
What to bring:
+ A yoga mat if you have one, if not please write to me and we will have one for you to use.
+ Your journal. If you don’t have one you can purchase one on the spot for $5.

You are welcome to bring food or drinks.

Please no children or animals at this session, thank you.

Parking: There is metered street parking and we do have a free side parking lot. Since it is the weekend you CAN park on the other side of the lot that we share with The Charlotte Post.
Lynx Lite Rail: Our back door is the diagonally faces the Bland Street stop.

To ensure we have the proper amount of supplies please register on Meetup or by emailing Brooke:


Life Drawing: Michele Hoffman

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Artist Michele Hoffman hosts drawing at CAL every Saturday morning.

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

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Printmaking: Janet Talmage

Janet teaches classes on Lithography, Monoprints, and Collagraphs. To find out information about the availability of classes, please visit or call 704-699-8061.

BYOB and snacks and don’t forget to dress for mess, the ink is permanent!!!

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About Janet

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

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Brooke Gibbons 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!

View current list of classes by Brooke Gibbons and RSVP:

About Brooke

brooke sloan gibbonsBrooke is a mixed-media artist and educator at the Charlotte Art League. 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.