Just Craftin Around
Aug
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Just Craftin Around

Make your own creative craft at the Beckley Art Center. Just Crafting Around For Adults ONCE A MONTH

Express Your Inner Creative Self! Artists will be guided step by step. No experience necessary. BYOB - Bring Your Own Adult Beverage and Snacks to help the creativity flow! First two workshops in the 6 month series listed below:

 

Pre-register by calling 304-253-9226 or email Beckleyartygroup@gmail.com

July 31st 6:30 -8:30: Make Your Own Chalk Paint. An economical way to revitalize wood, fabric, glass and other surfaces. Demo of process for several surfaces. Each participant will finish a project to take home plus the easy formula for making the paint. Cost: $35 includes supplies. Pre-registration required.

August 21 6:30 - 8:30 Paint a One-of-a-kind Chair or Table. Re-Imagine an old, dusty piece of furniture into an attractive art piece and brighten a spot in your home! you'll be guided step by step through transforming a forgotten treasure. Call Peggy for supplies needed...304-923-4822. Cost $35 pre-registration required.

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An Evening with John Wyatt the Appalachian
Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

An Evening with John Wyatt the Appalachian

The Beckley Art Center is proud to host the musical talents and phenomenal storytelling of local legend John Wyatt: The Appalachian.  His songs and stories of the mountains transport you back to another time and place drawing upon his personal experiences growing up in rural Appalachia in the 1950s and 1960s.  Wyatt’s music and storytelling celebrates the common bonds of faith and family and what it means to be Appalachian. His music has been described as having a hint of the old Carter style of playing with ballads with a smooth-sounding voice that will make you reminiscent of country legends like Kenny Rogers. Wyatt’s stories also come from those experiences of growing up in rural Appalachia in the 1950s and 1960s. John Wyatt will perform live at the Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Road on August 25th starting at 6 pm. Tickets are $15 are will be on sale up until the evening of the event by calling 304-253-9226. RSVP today!

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Paper Mache Monsters
Aug
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Paper Mache Monsters

A perfect workshop for families and peoples of all ages and skill levels. Artist Christina Hototo will guide you in creating a paper mache creature. Keep one ear open, though, as you hear about the tales of monsters and creatures that have become legends of the mountain state - such as moth man, the green monster, and more! $15 per person includes all supplies. This is a BYOB event: participants are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome! RSVP by calling the Beckley Art Center at 304-253-9226. The Beckley Art Center is located at 600 Johnstown Road.
 

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Airbrush Makeup Seminar with Celebrity Makeup Artist (Lunch included)
Aug
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Airbrush Makeup Seminar with Celebrity Makeup Artist (Lunch included)

“Bringing Hollywood to my hometown mountain state of West Virginia.”- Robbie MillerCelebrity Makeup Artist Robbie Miller normally caters his workshops to beauty professionals in the bridal industry but this seminar is open to any makeup lover.

About Robbie:

Robbie, a Paul Mitchell Alumni, has studied the art of airbrush makeup for years and himself has had multiple teachers in the field along the way. Robbie has worked with and is familiar with all brands. He is formerly the head of Global Education at Dinair Airbrush Makeup, the originators of airbrush makeup cosmetics in Los Angeles.

Robbie was the Head of Makeup for the 2016 season of "Say Yes to The Prom" with Monte Durham that aired on TLC.

His work has been published in People and Vogue Italia, and seen on TLC, Discovery, Vh1 and Bravo.

Robbie's celebrity clientele includes actor Mario Lopez.

"Robbie is a good friend who happens to be from my hometown in West Virginia. He is also a very talented airbrush makeup artist"

--Monte Durham, Host of TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress"

Robbie has worked with top bridal and beauty experts across the country, and he worked closely with Monte Durham, who is a mentor and a friend, whom Robbie looks up to and gets inspiration from. Robbie and his partner Ramon have taught their signature airbrush makeup workshops to beauty professionals and other celebrity makeup artists all over the globe.

5 hours of instruction, demonstrations, and lunch.

Exclusive Price (just for Beckley Art Center Guests): $150 ($750 normally)

For more information, contact: Joanie at 304-253-9226

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Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Target the Abs
Aug
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Target the Abs

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

AUGUST 18: Target the Abs

Draw a model as realistically as you can, and then take that drawing and work it progressively towards total abstraction! Bring three surfaces to work on; your choice of drawing or painting (or both).

NEEDED SUPPLIES: Paints (watercolor, oils, acrylic, tempera, or soft pastels) and a surface to paint on (canvas, wood panel, cardboard, canvas paper, etc.) or Drawing materials (Graphite, Charcoal, Ink, etc.) and paper.

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COMICS: Final Draft Workshop
Aug
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: Final Draft Workshop

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 8: Final Draft Workshop

Students will present their completed work to the class, and will critique as before.

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 Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Sum-E for the Catty
Aug
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Sum-E for the Catty

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

AUGUST 17: Sumi-E for the Catty

Sumi-E is a revered Ink-wash painting technique which expresses the simple and evanescent beauty of everyday life. So we're going to use it to paint cats. Learn about the philosophy and motives behind this beautiful painting style, and then forget all about that ancient hogwash and draw a kitty. Kitties will be provided. Please do not bring your own kitty.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: Ink, cups, soft watercolor brushes, and thick paper (preferably watercolor paper) spare ink and brushes will be provided, but they will be limited.

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COMICS: Comics and Art
Aug
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: Comics and Art

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 17: Comics and Art

Students will evaluate comics in relation to the wider world of art, and examine how comics have been snubbed and embraced by the art world and the world at large.

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Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: "What the Hell?" Hieronymus Bosch's Paintings, their Origins, and their Symbolism
Aug
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: "What the Hell?" Hieronymus Bosch's Paintings, their Origins, and their Symbolism

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

AUGUST 16: "What the Hell?" Hieronymus Bosch's Paintings, their Origins, and their Symbolism

Heironymus Bosch, best known for his painting, "The Garden of Earthly Delights" was weird, but he wasn't as weird as he seems. Learn about the symbolism and history behind Hieronyms Bosch's paintings.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: A Functioning Attention Span

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COMICS: Comics and Politics
Aug
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: Comics and Politics

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 16: Comics and Politics

Students will examine comics as a political force throughout history, considering the context these comics were originally found in, how many and what kids of people these comics reached, whether they effected political change, and how effectively they did so.

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 Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Operator, Get Me Art
Aug
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Operator, Get Me Art

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

AUGUST 15: Operator, Get Me Art

The Instructor has painted a picture, and it's your job to copy it. But you have to do it in five minutes. We then pass it on to the next person to copy, and on around the room, while the Instructor gives a lecture on how everyone in Art History is a rip-off artist. We'll review the results at the end of the course.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: Paints (watercolor, oils, acrylics, tempera, or soft pastels) and a surface (at least 9x12 inches) to paint on (canvas, wood panel, cardboard, canvas paper, etc.)

 

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COMICS: Comics, Time and Space
Aug
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: Comics, Time and Space

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 15: Comics, Time and Space

Students will consider what Time and Space mean in relation to the comic format, and how Time and Space can be manipulated in unique ways by the comic artist.

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Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Ugly Portrait Night
Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Ugly Portrait Night

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

AUGUST 11: Ugly Portrait Night

Bring in a model, and show their ugly side while learning about ugliness throughout art history! The Instructor is happy to model, but as a warning, using him may make things too easy.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: Paints (watercolor, oils, acrylics, tempera, or soft pastels) and a surface to paint on (canvas, wood panel, cardboard, canvas paper, etc.) or Drawing materials (Graphite, Charcoal, Ink, etc.) and paper.

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COMICS: Comics and the Theatrical
Aug
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: Comics and the Theatrical

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 11: Comics and the Theatrical

Students will consider comics in relation to the element of theater in art, and examine how a greater awareness of the theatrical element in art starting from the Renaissance and moving all the way through the 18th and 19th Century contributed to the development of the comic form.

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 Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Ostrich the Truth
Aug
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Ostrich the Truth

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

AUGUST 10: Ostrich the Truth

Yes, I was serious. We're going to cover the floor with newspaper and start some mud-slinging. And ostriches will be the result. You'll have a time limit for each ostrich, starting with one minute sessions and ending in one twenty minute session. Please note that live ostriches will NOT be available, as I could find no willing ostriches for a reasonable price.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: You will get dirt and rocks. You can also bring some, but I don't know why you would. Please bring paper, preferably 18x24 inches.

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COMICS: Second Draft Workshop
Aug
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: Second Draft Workshop

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 10: Second Draft Workshop

Students will bring completed or re-evaluated storyboards to class, as well as at least 5 more finished pages.

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Beginner Watercolor Class for Ages 12-17
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Beginner Watercolor Class for Ages 12-17

Join artist Sara Fox as she guides you in the techniques of basic watercolor. No experience needed. Students are encouraged to bring their own watercolor palette. This class is designed for students ages 12 -17. This is a 2-day workshop from noon - 3pm each day. $75 due upon registration. Register by calling 253-9226.

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Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: The Jerks of Art History
Aug
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: The Jerks of Art History

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

AUGUST 9: The Jerks of Art History

An art history lecture focusing on the art world's most famous and/or entertaining jerks. Explore the art, the lives, and the unscrupulous behaviors of art history's most wonderfully horrible awful artists. Vote at the end with your peers, and decide just who is the worst human being.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: Ears, and/or eyeballs.

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COMICS: What's Old? What's New?
Aug
9
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: What's Old? What's New?

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 9: What's Old? What's New?

Students will be given a brief and overarching history of comics and will be shown examples of comics from the past and from contemporary times. We will be evaluating a select few comics in relation to their time periods, their creators' biographies, and the social milieu they appeared in.

 

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Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: The William Gainsborough Method
Aug
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: The William Gainsborough Method

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

AUGUST 8 : The William Gainsborough Method

We can't paint landscapes in the studio, but we can do what Gainsborough did: we can make models. Bring in broccoli, carrots, lettuce and whatever variety of greens you like, and we'll paint it into a landscape while learning about how landscape became a respectable subject for artists.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: Paints (watercolor, oils, acrylics, tempera, or soft pastels) and a surface to paint on (canvas, wood panel, cardboard, canvas paper, etc.) Also, vegetables.

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COMICS: Art Materials
Aug
8
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: Art Materials

 

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 8: Art Materials

Students will learn about the variety of tools and techniques used by comic creators.

 

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Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: No, But Really...
Aug
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: No, But Really...

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

AUGUST 4: No, But Really...

Yeah, yeah, it's a masterpiece of humanity or whatever, but why did that dude REALLY paint it? Lean in this lecture about the history and background of some famous pieces of art, and learn a few of the dirty secrets about the more worldly reasons those artists painted those divine masterpieces.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: Just bring your sick curiosity and sit right down.

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COMICS: First Draft Workshop
Aug
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: First Draft Workshop

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 4: First Draft Workshop

Students will bring in first drafts of storyboards and one (or more) completed pages as an example of the artwork.

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 Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: It's Still Life, but Now We're Painting
Aug
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: It's Still Life, but Now We're Painting

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

AUGUST 3: It's Still Life, but Now We're Painting

Like before, but now we're using color.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: Paints (watercolor, oils, acrylics, tempera, or soft pastels) and a surface (at least 9x22 in) to paint on (canvas, wood panel, cardboard, canvas paper, etc.)

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COMICS: Preparing a Story
Aug
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: Preparing a Story

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 3: Preparing a Story

Learn how to prepare a detailed plan for the story; students will discuss scripting, detailed outlines, character profiles, and story boarding.

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 Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: It's a Portrait to Have
Aug
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: It's a Portrait to Have

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

AUGUST 2: It's a Portrait to Have

We're doing portraits, people; painting or drawing, it's your choice. But you do not get to pick the model. That's my job. Learn about the basics of portraiture, and get guidance on how to utilize line, color, light and dark, and proportion.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: Paints (watercolor, acrylics, termpera, or soft pastels) and a surface to paint on (canvas, wood panel, cardboard, canvas paper, etc.)

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COMICS: The Mechanics
Aug
2
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: The Mechanics

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 2: The Mechanics

Deconstruct comics in the class to understand what makes them work, using examples from well-known comics, as well as taking those examples and seeing what changes might disrupt or de-rail the comic entirely.

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Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: It's Still Life
Aug
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: It's Still Life

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

AUGUST 1: It's Still Life

Students will set up a basic still life out of chairs and a bunch of obscure articles provided by the instructor, and will then proceed to draw it. Students will learn about drawing representationally, and expressively in Black and White, while making a balanced and focused composition.

Supplies Needed: Your choice of Soft Charcoal, Brush and Ink, or Black and White Paints. Please bring paper sized at least 11" x 14" (inches).

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COMICS: Why Comics?
Aug
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

COMICS: Why Comics?

This multi-week, 1 hour course will focus on the comic format, and will teach about comics as a true artistic medium. Students will learn how to create comics while exploring their history, their relation to politics and art, and how they function as a mode of theatrical expression, as well as a way of upending time and space. Students will join their classmates and Instructor Patrick Facemire in outlining, writing, story boarding and drawing their own works, receiving feedback and suggestions from their peers as they expand their knowledge and range of thought in a versatile and powerful medium.

For students ages 13 and older; as this is a highly focused course, no more than twelve students will be accepted.

Payment will be $130 up front for the full course; students may also pay $15 per class on a pay-as-you-go-basis on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first class in the course will be free.

Students will be expected to provide their own materials unless otherwise notified by the instructor.

AUGUST 1: Why Comics?

Explore the history of the comic, why comics matter in the wide field of art, what differences, if any, there are betwixt comics and the rest of the fine art world, and why comics in particular are a worthwhile medium for graphic and literary expression. (This class is free to prospective students)

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Just Craftin Around
Jul
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

Just Craftin Around

Make your own creative craft at the Beckley Art Center. Just Crafting Around For Adults ONCE A MONTH

Express Your Inner Creative Self! Artists will be guided step by step. No experience necessary. BYOB - Bring Your Own Adult Beverage and Snacks to help the creativity flow! First two workshops in the 6 month series listed below:

 

Pre-register by calling 304-253-9226 or email Beckleyartygroup@gmail.com

July 31st 6:30 -8:30: Make Your Own Chalk Paint. An economical way to revitalize wood, fabric, glass and other surfaces. Demo of process for several surfaces. Each participant will finish a project to take home plus the easy formula for making the paint. Cost: $35 includes supplies. Pre-registration required.

August 21 6:30 - 8:30 Paint a One-of-a-kind Chair or Table. Re-Imagine an old, dusty piece of furniture into an attractive art piece and brighten a spot in your home! you'll be guided step by step through transforming a forgotten treasure. Call Peggy for supplies needed...304-923-4822. Cost $35 pre-registration required.

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2017 SUMMER YOUTH ART CAMPS with Educator Holly Pittman
Jul
10
to Jul 14

2017 SUMMER YOUTH ART CAMPS with Educator Holly Pittman

NEW this year: Three Camp Offerings Based On Child's Grade Levels.

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Signing up is simple! Fill out the attached Registration Form and make payment before JUNE 30th to save your spot! We accept cash, credit card and checks.

GROOVY GRADE SCHOOL (3 Days): Monday, July 10, Wednesday, July 12, and Friday July 14

9 AM - NOON (9 hours of instruction) Fee: $90 per child

Mixed media art activities designed for children entering grades 1-5. Students will meet for three 3-hour blocks of time to explore the artwork of Japan, Navaho Country, Mexico, and American Pop Art. * Japanese fans, watercolor birds, painted rocks, sugar skulls, paper weaving, paper art, painting project, and a lot more! All supplies included!

Maximum number of campers: 20

MARVELOUS MIDDLE SCHOOL (2 Days): Tuesday, July 11 & Thursday, July 13

9AM - 2PM (10 hours of instruction) Fee: $100

Hands-on art activities that are paired with educational mini-lessons on artists and art genres from Japan, Navaho Country, Mexico, and American Pop Art. Students entering grades 6-8 will meet for two 5-hour blocks of time. *Origami, Masks, Picasso & Cubism, Weaving, Yarn and String Art, Painting Project, and a lot more! All supplies included! BONUS: Boxed lunches will be provided for middle school students, or they can bring a packed lunch with them.

Maximum number of campers: 20

TERRIFIC TEENS (5 Days): Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14

2:30 PM - 5 PM (12.5 hours of instruction) Fee: $125

Advanced-level instruction in Japanese Art, Navaho Art, Mexican Art, and American Pop Art. Students entering grades 9-12 will meet for five 2.5-hour sessions. *Advanced Origami and Paper Art, Plaster of Paris Mask Making and Decorating, Tapestry Weavings and Yarn Art, Painting Project and a lot more! All supplies included! BONUS: Teens will have the opportunity to paint a MURAL as part of a Community Art Project in downtown Beckley. On Saturday, July 15, teens and their families are invited to an afternoon Cook Out at an area park. Details will be given to participants on Monday, July 10!

Maximum number of campers: 25

To register, call the Beckley Art Center at 304-253-9226 Wednesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm, or via email at beckleyartgroup@gmail.com.

 

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Jul
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Poets Cafe and Open Mic Night

Doors open at 6:30. Readings begin at 7 p.m. All are welcome to participate. Sign up sheet will be available at the door the night of the event. No RSVP needed. We are a non profit arts organization, and this is a free event. However, if you would like to make a donation of an art supply for our Summer Kids Series, you may do so at the door. We are looking for donations of: liquid glue, yarn, construction paper, markers.

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