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Robert Burridge

Two Day Workshop with Robert Burridge:
Abstract Painting & Collage Workshop

Wednesday –Thursday, October 5 & 6

10 am to 5 pm
Fee: $250 for member, $275 for non-member
Reserve your space:
(805) 686-1211 / info@elverhoj.org

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Drop-In Clay Art Workshop
Saturday October 22

11 am to 1 pm
Family friendly fun
Free and open to all ages

Burridge’s popular “Loosen Up” workshops nurture individual success and personal enrichment with a big emphasis on daily painting projects at your own pace. Creative tearing and paint splashing starts off this all new workshop. Think Matisse, Rauschenburg, Diebenkorn, Motherwell...and you! Use your ragbag of cool stuff to glue and assemble, plus acrylic paint and your off-center imagination. And, imagine painting with no brushes! This wild workshop is about jumping off the cliff and creating artwork no one has ever seen you do. Finger painting, stick painting and collage—anything goes from there.

Robert Burridge, along with his famous daily handouts, demos and lectures, helps and guides you to paint the way you have always wanted to paint. You will learn how to begin a new, fresh body of work with your own artistic voice and point of view. Think “artist retreat,” producing a body of work, a series of paintings or your conceptual solo show.

Daily, you can expect warmup paint sketching, brief painting and lecture demos, constructive critiques and plenty of time to work on personal projects. Burridge’s newest color wheel technique is also demonstrated. Come prepared to paint your stuff!

Occasonal Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm

Please call to inquire about next class date.

Hardanger embroideryThis class will teach you how easy and satisfying it is to stitch an heirloom that will be cherished for years to come! Beautiful Hardanger embroidery is a traditional form of Scandinavian needlework, originally from western Norway, near the Hardanger Fjord. The finished product, classic in design, appears intricate and complicated. In reality, only a few basic stitches are involved, and these can be mastered by even a beginning stitcher. Traditionally, white thread on white fabric is used to decorate clothing and linens. However, the beauty of Hardanger embroidery is that you can easily change it to suit your taste. Using different fabrics and embroidery threads brings a fresh new look to a traditional art form.

Arroyo Grande resident Nancy Hetrick, with 50 years of embroidery experience, is an accomplished and inspiring instructor.

Fee: $25 for member, $30 for non-member.
Includes prepared fabric.

RECURRING ADULT CLASSES: Click here for examples of adult classes that are held from time to time at Elverhøj.

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