Thursdays at The Cottage are busy with our painting class led by John Guernesey. Lunch catered by Sweet Cissy's and beautiful weather have made for a wonderful workshop out at The Cottage.
-- THE THREE B’s -- Painting with NANCY FRANKE
Backgrounds, Brushwork and Bravura!
April 21 and 22, 2016
This two-day session is for experienced painters (preferably those that have taken at least one workshop with Nancy), who seek to add uniqueness and life to their paintings.
One’s personal signature can be found by learning approaches to create lively, yet
complementary background effects, along with confident and bold brushwork.
When the painter is open to experimenting with different ideas, the finished painting will often come alive with bravura and individuality. Also -- trying these “what- if’s” is fun – and just might light up a path to unexpected results and breakthroughs!
Be prepared to work from life set-ups as well as photos - both objects and figures; also, bring along a painting or two which needs “something” to make it sing.
We will focus on taking our paintings beyond the subject matter and into the realm of magic!
Learn the importance of color theory, light and shadow theory, and correct observation, to create paintings with a professional and dynamic look. Through a variety of lecture, demonstration, and one on one assistance, you be challenged to apply some unique techniques, and to think in new ways about oil painting. We'll cover landscape, cityscape, and still life subject matter, and cover a variety of additional topics, such as brushwork, compostion, and materials advice.
Spiritual yoga with Amy Davis
Nourish, sustain and renew!
Turning our thoughts toward Him and letting go of STRESSMAS!
Peace, Love, Yoga
Stay grounded in your body and open your heart and mind to the reason for the season.
Mondays and Wednesdays beginning
December 7th-December 16th
Morning Class from 9:30-10;45
Evening Class from 4:30-5:45
Cost: $45 Four Class Series
Feb 17 -March 9, 2016
In this class, we will focus on building strong painting techniques using direction, balance, value and integration. One important focus will be learning about shapes and how to arrange them to compose eye catching, interesting paintings.
We will use a limited palette for better color harmony and work toward a loose painterly effect. Included in class will be lecture, demonstration, lots of individual attention and links to painting resources.
Just in time for your holiday shopping! Have you ever wondered about collecting art? Does it seem like something that other people do but that you are just not certain it is something you are comfortable doing? You are not alone in your discomfort, but like most things it is one step at a time. Life with art is just richer and more inspiring! Kind of like the difference in a rainy, gray day and a glorious clear fall, blue sky kind of day. Everything is brighter and more colorful, joyful and uplifting! Art feeds the heart and soul in the same way. It is great eye candy that makes your day brighter just because it can!
Collecting art begins with buying what you love. When a piece of art intrigues or inspires a feeling whether it is happy, or nostalgic or mood provoking, that piece is speaking to you. It can speak to you at a glance and then continue to reveal itself over time in intriguing ways. You might just love the colors, the mood or the movement. It can be simple or complex, large or very small. Art is personal and social at the same time. When you give art as a gift to someone it is special and intimate in the sense that you are sharing a part of the artist in yourself. Selecting something that speaks to you or reminds you of something about the recipient speaks volumes and says you cherish something about that relationship. As any collector will tell you buy within your budget the pieces that speak to you even if the piece is very small. Your collection can and should grow and evolve with you over time. Helping someone else start a collection is a truly valuable investment on many levels. Your gift will be something they treasure for years to come...not to mention the appreciation in value. It is a conversation starter and spreads its gift exponentially!
If you buy a piece of art you love you will never regret it. It is the piece of art that you didn't buy that you will always wish you had bought.
Come and let some of the OPS artists help you with your art collection and holiday shopping.
Chasing a muse! The journey of an artist is ever evolving. The excitement and angst of the profession is that there is always something to learn and the more one learns the more one must pursue new knowledge.
Artists through the centuries have sought to understand and depict the essence of the human form, heart and soul Essential to this process is taking the time to exercise and study the form for the sake of learning. These are not the times when an artist is working for profit but for skill alone. It is exciting and not without extreme challenge to push to new levels of creativity and discovery. These live model studies often remain unfinished, "alla prima", or in the moment works. They sometimes accumulate on the floors and shelves of an artists studio, never intended for public viewing. It is in these paintings that artist take chances and risk failure of the most humbling sort. Alas it can be very rewarding because inevitably one learns if only from the mistakes and from pushing beyond the frustration!
Coulby Glen will be offering live models on Wednesdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm January 13-February 10.
Artist must provide their own travel easels, supplies and drop cloths. This is not a class for instruction! Each artist will work independently from the model. Cost for the five week session is $150.
Do you have a piece of furniture or accessory that lacks oomph? It is well made and the lines are good but the finish is passé or simply does not go with your décor. Learn to turn a throw away pieces into a conversation pieces unique to your home in this series of 4 classes with a certified instructor.
Tuesday, Jan. 12th from 10:00am – 12:30pm
Tuesday, Jan. 19th from 10:00am – 12:30pm
Tuesday, Jan. 26th from 10:00am – 12:30pm
Tuesday, Feb. 2nd from 10:00am – 12:30pm
Limited spaces available for 15 people.
One Step Paint. Requiring no sanding or priming and resulting in a dead, chalky finish, this paint is an artisan’s dream. Learn the proper way to paint and how to apply multiple antiquing finishes. Wood samples are provided, but you may bring a drawer or door from a piece of furniture you would like to transform.
Gilding. Provide a luxurious detail to whatever your restoration project may be. Learn to use imitation gold and silver leaf for gilding furniture, picture frames, mirrors or accessories.
Cracked Patina. Create the look of years of wear with this product. Produces a layered, weathered finish as if the paint has peeled off over many, many years.
Toscana Milk Paint. Learn to create the look of a painted European antique with soft,gentle wear. Learn to use milk paint and gesso with antiquing products.
This fee includes a $100 credit toward materials of your choice.
Payment in full to reserve place.
Additional studio time available until 3 p.m. at $20 per hour.
Check out the examples below.
Coulby Glen is proud to be the backdrop for Canaan Marshal's Macon Magazine photo shoot for the October/November issue. Canaan is an immense talent, and we hope that you enjoy the sneak peek.
Attendees raved at the location and elegant choices that adorned this fantastic wedding. This beautiful couple loved the location and the versatility of Coulby Glen's landscape. We hope that you enjoy a sampling of their photos taken on their special day.
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