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Classes and Workshops at the Charlotte Art League that focus on the students’ own creativity and artistic calling in a friendly, relaxed environment

Life Drawing

Faciliator: Michele Hoffman

Michele Hoffman

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, 8:30am-10:30am

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

At this time Michele is NOT currently seeking models, thank you for your interest.

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A monthly exploration focusing on Art Journaling, Collage Art and Intuitive/Process Painting

Instructor: Brooke Gibbons

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2017 Collage, Art Journaling and Intuitive Painting Classes with Brooke Gibbons

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The Imagination Brigade’s Creative Studio Sunday has been revamped! We will meet one Sunday a month for a themed, but open studio class. Each class will center around a different theme and will have a short discussion, optional prompt, then plenty of time for you to work on this project (or one of your own!) Each class will be $12-$20, depending on the supplies provided, except for the art retreat and field trip (see below). Class dates will be announced 2-4 weeks before each session. 0

2017 Creative Studio Sunday themes

(subject to change, because you never know what life may throw at you!)

January: Idea Book and Creative Practice

February: Intuitive Painting-SUNDAY FEB 3 RSVP NOW 

March: Fortune Telling Cards (yes, we will be making our own! Start thinking of the fortunes you’d like to tell!)

April: Analog Collage

May: Strange Trip: A Visual Art Retreat (details to come!)

June: Intuitive Watercolors

July: Gelato and Watercolor Crayons

August: Image Transfers

September: Scrap Exchange Field Trip

October: Writing as Art

November: Gather: Community and the Artist

December: Illustration Station


Brooke offers private art classes and mentoring sessions for as low as $35 for 2 hours. Private art classes focus on intuitive/process painting as well as art journaling as a way to develop your creative practice. Private classes are great for people who have a unique or hectic schedule, or are more comfortable working in a personalized space. Mentoring sessions can be one time or ongoing and are treated as practical, hands-on applications that focus on the philosophies of healing art, ephemeral joy and place wellness. Mentoring sessions are great for people who are looking to improve their current lifestyle by developing a personalized creative practice.


View current list of classes by Brooke Gibbons and RSVP:

About Brooke

brooke sloan gibbonsBrooke is the Assistant Director of the Charlotte Art League and a regular instructor and collage artist.  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.



Instructor: 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!!!

Printmaking class
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.


Mixed Media Art Journaling: Contact Kimberly Moore:

Silk Printing: Contact Susan Dunn:

Photography: Contact Tessa Frank: