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.

Paint ‘n Sips: Laurie Bostian

6:30-8:30pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Contact Laurie: E-mail her at

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About the Instructor: Hey, art lovers! I’m very happy to make a new home for myself at Charlotte Art League! Painting and teaching are my bliss! As a young child, I began sketching and painting faces and started selling them in middle school. Now I ship portraits all over the world! Always wanting to be an educator, I graduated from Appalachian State University as a N.C. teaching fellow in 1994 and have taught for many years in a variety of settings. Teaching privately, according to my own philosophy, has brought me the greatest joy. I believe there is an artist in everyone. What I do is to help people see in new ways. Once you learn to see as an artist sees, the world becomes a wonderfully interesting place in ways you never imagined! Getting there should be a fun, relaxing, enlightening, even therapeutic journey. Come along with me!

Acrylic Painting: Ráed Al Rawi

What: Beginner and intermediate students Acrylic & oil painting classes

Tuesdays 6-8:30 pm

Cost: Five classes for $150

Where: The Charlotte Art League
1517 Camden Road Charlotte, NC 28203

Call instructor: Ráed Al-Rawi 704-609-0361
OR e-mail:


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Art Soiree: Tina Steele Penn

Class Description: Classes are taught in a manner appropriate to your skill level, beginning to advanced. Techniques for attaining success are simple and easy to duplicate. Painting materials are provided, please bring any food or beverages you prefer.

Where: 1517 Camden Road, in the Art League Gallery

When: Feb 12 & 22, Mar 12 & 15 & 22, Apr 12 & 23 & 30, May 7 & 24 – 7-9 PM

Class fees: See Tina’s website,, for fees and information.

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Contact Tina: E-mail her at

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.


Open Studio: Still Life Drawing Terrance Robinson, Art Teacher