|EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS
AT THE ELVERHØJ MUSEUM
Two Day Workshop with Robert Burridge:
Drop-In Clay Art Workshop
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!
CREATING HARDANGER EMBROIDERY
This 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.
RECURRING ADULT CLASSES: Click here for examples of adult classes that are held from time to time at Elverhøj.