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Rogue Gallery & Art Center: May 2011 Events, Classes & Workshops

Rogue Gallery and Art CenterMay 6-June 10: Art in Bloom Invitational

Coinciding with the 12th Annual Art In Bloom Festival, this year’s Art in Bloom Invitational brings together artists working in various media to fill the Main Gallery for our annual spring-themed exhibition. Invited artists are Linda Boutecoff, Jim Chamberlin, Tom Glassman, Pat Holton, Denise Kester, Leona Keene Sewitsky, Mike Smith, Harriet Rex Smith and Meredith Page. Meet the artists during the opening reception May 6 from 5 – 7pm; the show will remain on display until June 10.
For more information, see Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s listing at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource for various contact methods and a link to their website. SOAR also posts the classes & workshops presented by RG&AC and more of our listed members on our online calendar, which you can subscribe to using your Google account or desktop iCal.

WORKSHOP: Creative Landscapes in Oil with Adrienne Husum

May 13, 14 & 15

Adrienne Husum’s landscapes seem to “glow from within” and impart a deep and serene other-worldliness. In this workshop, participants will to learn to compose a landscape painting using basic design techniques. Participants will be encouraged to re-evaluate the natural setting and to configure paintings based on simplified abstract elements. The objective of this class is to use subject matter as a tool to enhance creativity, not merely factual depictions. Previous oil painting experience required.

Third Friday Art Walk: May 20, 5 – 7pm – ARTISTS DEMONSTRATION With Nancy Jo Mullen


WORKSHOP: Botanical Illustration with Ann DiSalvo
May 21 & 22

Using direct observation, workshop participants will study the essential details of plants. The goal is to create illustrations that exhibit the distinct characteristics of each plant species. Starting in pencil, then moving into ink and finishing with color, if desired, students will learn through hands-on experience and instruction to accurately record live plant samples using the time-honored techniques of botanical art. Some drawing experience required.

WORKSHOP: Silkscreen Printmaking with Jess Gleasman
May 28 & 29

This workshop is an introduction to silkscreen printing on various surfaces. Students will learn to prepare an image and screens for printing, proper set-up and technique for printing, and how to manipulate the screen or image for desired effects. Use of tools, printing techniques, registration, and layering will all be demonstrated and discussed. Students will leave this class with a kit of necessary items to continue silkscreen printing at home. Basic drawing and composition skills helpful.

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