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‘Exquisite Corpse’ at CAL

'Exquisite Corpse'

'Exquisite Corpse'

Come and experience this crazy, wild, and fun surrealism playground. Exquisite Corpse is a unique experience for artists and non artist alike.

Note: you do not have to know how to draw to participate. This is a technique that is fun and calls for inaccurate doodling.

Here’s how it works: Participants get into groups of 3. Each person will be given a sheet of paper. You will have 15 minutes to draw, doodle, and create a head of some sort. This could be realistic, animal like , or just a stick figure. You can make your drawing as simple or complex as you would like using your imagination — and not letting your group see what you have created.

We will rotate the drawings and do the same thing for the body and then feet. And, you won’t be able to see what the last person drew. The revelation of these characters will make you fall out of your chairs in laughter.

‘Exquisite Corpse Charlotte’ will take place at Charlotte Art League from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 14.
Cost is $15

For more information, contact Michele Hoffman Lino at 704-905-1773 or at

Her website is:

Michele Hoffman Lino is a local self taught Charlotte artist, former life drawing instructor, and art model. Michele has featured her art in many local shows and gallery’s such as Charlotte Art League, Waterworks, art with heart, Studio K, Red Sky Gallery.

Michele has 14 years experience as an art model. Modeling in many Charlotte local studios, gallery’s, schools, art guilds and art leagues. Michele works primarily in sculpture, stained glass, collage and mixed media. Michele is now introducing the surrealism technique Exquisite Corpse to Charlotte.

Life Drawing: Lori McAdams

Class Description: Are you interested in figure drawing? The Charlotte Art League offers 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 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: Every Saturday, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Class fees: $10 (this goes toward the model fee and facilities costs). Pre-registration is not necessary — simply register at your first session and sign in at every session thereafter. Sign-in will include name, e-mail, and phone number.

Contact Lori: (704) 996-2757 and

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About the Instructor: Lori McAdams is a local artist / illustrator who joined the Charlotte Art League (CAL) after attending our Saturday morning life drawing classes. She feels that the traditional discipline of figure drawing has greatly improved her art and is excited to keep this venue available for fellow artists.

Lori has a BFA from Parson School of Design, and an MA from UNC Charlotte. Her illustration work has included book covers and illustration, advertising and event promotions. Her fine art has been exhibited in the Charlotte Art League Gallery, Kings Mountain Art Center in Kings Mountain, NC, Arts on Main in Gastonia, and the Jeanne Rauch Gallery at Gaston College in Dallas, NC.

Janet Talmage: BYOB Ceramic Handbuilding Classes

taught weekly at the Charlotte Art League. Classes are 2 hours in length and are suitable for all ages and skill levels. Single class sessions are available for $35 or 8 sessions may be purchased for $200. The 8 session option may be shared with family and friends. All sessions include clay, glazes, and kiln firings.

Class Times: Mondays – 10:00 AM, Tuesdays – 1:00 PM, and Saturdays – 1:00 PM

Please call 704-699-8061 or visit for more information

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About the Instructor:

Janet Hunter Talmage spent her “first” career as an architect, but in retirement returned to her first love — art. Janet, who teaches ceramic hand building classes at CAL, has recently joined CAL’s Outreach Program staff, teaching students from the Metrolina Association for the Blind. 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. Janet currently offers three ceramic hand building classes a week at CAL in addition to her weekly Outreach class. She plans to add oil painting and printmaking to her teaching repertoire.