Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Self Portrait Series: Self Portrait Simplified

As mentioned in the previous post, one of the many new offerings in our Summer Brochure is the Self Portraiture Series. This series features a variety of classes, each focusing on a different style and/or medium of self portrait creation. 
Our second class of the series was the Self Portrait Simplified, taught by Jean Canavan. In this class, students channeled modern masters like Picasso and Modigliani, and used a simplified approach to realism to create their own self portrait in acrylic. Take a look at the class in action!






















Monday, May 13, 2013

Self Portrait Series: Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait

One of the many new offerings in our Summer Brochure is the Self Portraiture Series. This series features a variety of classes, each focusing on a different style and/or medium of self portrait creation. 
From Pop Art to representational, each class is designed for any level of student to leave the class with their very own self portrait. Students will have the opportunity to submit their work for our Self Portrait Show in November. They can use their work from the class, or take the classes to inspire their own vision of a self portrait.
Our first class of the series was the Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait. In this class, students began by creating a monochromatic value scale, and then using that value scale to paint a photographic image of themselves that they had transferred onto canvas. Students could then add a quote, á la Warhol, or leave their painting as is. Take a look, they all turned out GREAT!












Look for more to come on our Self Portraiture Series, and watch for the exhibit in November. To see the other Self Portrait classes we are offering, check out our brochure at twotwelvearts.org.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Two Twelve Artists of the Month: Windows 2.013, the Art of Deb and Jeff Kolar


Stop by to view our current Artist of the Month show, Windows 2.013. This show features the art of Deb and Jeff Kolar, while also featuring a mosaics and glass challenge. The challenge pieces were done by a variety of artists. An artists' reception will be held this Friday, May 10, from 7 to 9pm at Two Twelve Arts Center. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and view the exhibit.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Winter Classes, Coming to an End...

With our Summer Classes beginning this week, I figured that now is the time to post some remaining photos from Winter Classes that have taken place over the past couple of months. Now that it is finally warm and sunny here in Michigan, we're happy to be jumping into a whole new brochure, with some fun and new class offerings. Check out our latest brochure here , and enjoy the photos!

Printmaking

 






 Silk Scarf Dyeing with Saline Newcomers



Art Escape: Decorative Tile







Art Escape: Polymer Clay Basics





Upcycled Sweater Mittens


Pinterest Projects: Hand-Stitched Owls