Thursday, January 31, 2013

Crab Nebula - high resolution print by by Patty Miller Hancock


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The show features Patty Hancock's new large enhanced prints of her natural oxide paintings on clay. These are spectacular images that seem like pictures of galaxies or undersea worlds or landscapes from the air, but they are, in fact, extreme close-ups of her paintings on clay.  We have had smaller prints of Patty's works before, but these are higher quality, richer, larger pieces—fine archival limited edition prints on paper and also works on canvas.
Patty says of her work:
"Oxides and gems are minerals found in the earth.  Many of the same chemical characteristics are shared.  I feel like a magician when I paint with oxides and glazes on my hand-built clay plates.  The unpredictable transformations happen both during the repeated kiln firings, and during the artistic decision-making.  My art process explores the subjectivity of objectivity."  

Also on Art Walk night, February 1, 6:30 - 10:00:
Wendy and Sebastiana's Flying Fashion Showroom, set up in the Fun & Gamed Room, will present "Pieces" Clothing—Chic Essentials and Dance Through Life collections. Most pieces $20 and $25.
The sale will be on Art Walk night and also Saturday, February 2, 10:30 - 5:00.

Valentines and small works for Valentine gifts. We'll have handmade Valentines, our usual large collection of ceramics, jewelry, and other items, and a room full of small art pieces by Genevra Daley Bell, Scooter Glithorthian, and others.

Betsy Dockhorn's exquisite handmade boxes will also be part of the Valentine theme. Every aspect—the structure, covering with special papers, and decoration—have been carefully created by Betsy.

Origami paper cranes made and donated by a local artist have been lovingly hand painted and decorated with prayers and symbols. They are her offering to anyone who wants one to keep or give as a gift. 

These are adult classes (ages 17 and up). All classes are suitable for both beginners and those with art experience. Materials are provided. No preregistration necessary for any of the scheduled classes.

SATURDAY MORNINGS 10:30 - 12:00Saturday Creativity Session - $10  (only $5 for Flying Leap Art Club members)
This class will be varied and will often be based on requests from students. Here are the projects for this month:

February 2 - Layering with Strips or Shapes of Painted Paper - By request, we will spend the month of February exploring many ways of layering during our Saturday morning sessions. In today’s class, we will create painted surfaces, which we will then cut up in various ways to be used in the creation of layered designs. There are many ways to do this to create different effects, such as Matisse’s cut paper designs, Lance Letscher’s intricate collages, and more.

February 9 -  Layering with Transparencies - Continuing our once-a-month “How To” Saturday, we will focus this week on different ways to use transparency in a work of art, and, in keeping with the theme of layering, we will apply these techniques to a layered work of art. Some ways to create transparency are watercolor washes, the use of pastels, different kinds of transparent or translucent paper, acetate sheets, tape, filmy cloth, and so on.

February 16 - Layering with Printed Materials, Photographs, Paint, and Ink-  In this class, we will use book pages, maps, and other printed items, along with photographs, to create mixed media pieces to which we will add paint and or ink. We have many of these materials here, but feel free to bring any of your own if you have some you’d like to use.

February 23 - Layering Using Drawings, Text, Stamps, and Pictures from Magazines or Books - This class will complete our month on layering with a wonderful combination of elements that can produce a rich and delightful effect. The contrasts of these elements, along with the ways their differences can be blended together in a coherent composition will create surprisingly fascinating results. The overall effect is often mysterious in the best way.

SATURDAY AFTERNOONS 1:30 - 3:00Self Discovery Collage Workshop   $10  ($8 for Flying Leap Art Club members)
Aimed at self-exploration. Anyone can do it. Each class has a theme and the abundant collage materials are used to work in an art journal, poster board, or any other format. There is a wonderful feeling in the room and great fascination at the end to see the incredible variety in the results. This is a very popular class.

SATURDAY AFTERNOONS 3:15 - 5:00Working with the Masters    $18 individually or $60 for a 4-class punch card  ($12 a class for Flying Leap Art Club members)
A painting class based on observation and knowledge of the works of great master artists. Suitable for both beginners and experienced artists. Students create their own works, based on inspiration from the artist studied. Gouache and watercolor are primarily used, but pastels, acrylic, and other media come into play if appropriate, This class is full of wonderful discoveries, as well as naturally developing technique.

Each month or two a particular master artist is the focus:
January & February - The Fauve Artists - For two months we will look at the early 20th century art movement known as Fauvism. The artists included Henri Matisse, André Derain, Raoul Dufy and others. Their work was characterized by bright, intense colors, often non-naturalistic and, at the time, shocking. Forms and spatial relationships were simplified and color dominated. These works have a rich, vibrant atmospheric power. Matisse, especially, carried the principles of Fauvism throughout his career, even though the movement itself only spanned three years.

TUESDAY CLASS  1:30 - 3:00Basic Drawing & Painting   $18 individually or $60 for a 4-class punch card  ($12 a class for Flying Leap Art Club members)
Formerly called "The Timid Artist," this class is for beginners or those who want to refresh the basic skills of drawing and painting. Each student gets individual attention and a curriculum based on interest and natural pace. Included are figure drawing, forms in nature, buildings and landscapes, composition, color palettes, and exploration of various drawing and painting media.

WEDNESDAY CLASS  1:30 - 3:00Self Discovery Collage Class   $10  ($8 for Flying Leap Art Club members)
A repeat of the Saturday 1:30 class.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON:Thursday afternoon is designated as Studio Day for members of the Flying Leap Art Club or Art Collective, with the classroom available for those who want to work of any project of their own or get together for collaborative work.

FRIDAY CLASS  1:30 - 3:00 (every Friday except Art Walk week, the first Friday of every month)
The Joy of Writing - $10  ($8 for Flying Leap Art Club members)
Words are a wonderful art form, and one of the very best ways to become a good writer is to read great writing. In this class, each session begins with readings from exceptional writing of a particular author, genre, culture or era of literature and then focusing on what makes it great. There will then be an opportunity to do writing exercises to practice those elements. Members of the class will also be able to read to the group from their own writings if they desire. This is an ongoing class that you can join at any time.

All classes are taught by Donna Colby, owner and director of Flying Leap Art Space. She studied drawing with Robert Vickers at Ohio Wesleyan University (1964-66), attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City (1966-67), and majored in painting and Illustration at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design - 1967-69). She has worked as a free lance illustrator in New York, Boulder, Colorado, Portland, Oregon, and in Fairfield, and has worked as an art teacher, and a writer for many years. She started Flying Leap Art Space in January 2010 after giving numerous presentations about art at ICON Gallery.

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