Upcoming Workshops

Portrait Workshop

Instructor: Joyce Fischer

Saturday, May 19, 2018

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Downstairs at the McDowell Arts Center

Cost: $35

Joyce will do a demonstration explaining the steps she takes to develop a portrait. Next she will answer your individual questions regarding shading, mixing colors, and correcting proportions to give the closest likeness to your portrait. Bring the art supplies you are most comfortable with (pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil, or other) and a photograph of someone you would like to paint.

To register, please contact Joyce at 980-395-5043 (phone or text) or email her at jrfischer@carolina.rr.com.

About the instructor: Joyce Fischer has been actively painting since 1958, when she sold her first oil portrait. She received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 1964. Over the following 40 years, she periodically taught art classes and displayed her paintings in shows and galleries in 11 different states, until moving permanently to the Charlotte area. 

Painting Abstracts You Will Love

Instructor: Susan Lackey

Saturday, June 2, 2018

10:00 - 4:00

Downstairs at the McDowell Arts Center

Cost: $65   Materials fee: $25

Creating abstracts can be daunting, but not in this workshop! Susan will guide you through a series of steps in her stress-free process, using inks, acrylics, and various mark-making tools. You will create a textured under-painting and use layering as you paint with different media. All art supplies used will be provided by the materials fee. The workshop is for all levels of experience. 

To register, please contact Susan at 704-269-3177 or email her at smlackey1@gmail.com.

About the instructor: Susan Lackey has been painting and teaching painting for many years. She paints in acrylic and mixed media. She has won numerous awards in local shows, and her abstract work has been accepted in both state and national level juried shows. Susan is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina.