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

  • Beckley Art Center 600 Johnstown Road Beckley, WV 25801 (map)

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.

Earlier Event: August 17
COMICS: Comics and Art
Later Event: August 18
COMICS: Final Draft Workshop