Thursday, March 28, 2013

Painting on the Loom

Painting on the Loom, taught by Holly Losee, took place throughout the month of March at Two Twelve. Students began by painting yarn on a preset rigid heddle loom during the first class. After the yarn dried, students integrated weaving into their image. Take a look at the students in action...

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Art at the Café: "The Rural Landscape," Watercolors of Nancy Murray

During the months of March and April, Art at the Café will be featuring "The Rural Landscape," the watercolors of Nancy Murray. 
Murray finds that the rural landscape is a constant source of inspiration. Many of her works were painted plein air and attempt to capture the tones and textures that change with the weather and passing light. Stop by My Favorite Café in Saline to view Nancy's work, and enjoy the lovely atmosphere the café has to offer.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Earth Challenge 4, Reception This Friday

During March and April, our Artist of the Month series will be featuring the art of many artists through a challenge-based exhibit. "Earth Challenge 4-People of the Earth: Cultures" is a collection of works reflecting the idea that cultures and peoples of the earth influence artists' creativity. Come visit to cast your People's Choice vote, and explore this show of many mediums and subjects. An artists' reception will be held this Friday, March 8, from 7 to 9pm. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Recent Happenings...

It's been awhile since we've posted about classes here at Two Twelve Arts Center. Although winter seems to be lasting forever, we are enjoying bright colors and warm spirits inside! We've had a number of fun classes in the past few weeks, both regular offerings and new additions. Enjoy the photos below and see what we've been up to lately.

The students in Watercolors: Basics & Beyond, taught by Jean Canavan, have been enjoying their weekly gatherings. During one class, students experimented with washes and pouring techniques on small sheets of watercolor paper. What fun colors!

 Valerie Mann recently taught a week-long Drawing Boot Camp. Students practiced a variety of drawing techniques, working with still life and portraiture. This relaxed class is great for any student who wishes to learn to trust their drawing intuition and work on their drawing skills.

Ann Staub taught a Make Your Own Buttons class, in which students used colorful polymer clay to create a plethora of buttons. This class is great for fiber artists, jewelers, and knitters who would like to add unique handmade buttons to their collection.

 Donna McCauley, dubbed as our "Knitting Professor," has been teaching Take the Mystery Out of Knitting. A great class for new or intermediate knitters looking for pattern interpretation and guidance. This class is perfect during the winter months.

One of our recent Art Escape offerings was Felted Soap, taught by Nancy Miller. Students had fun digging into the colorful wool roving and felting three bars of soap, to create a washcloth and soap all in one!