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Robert Johnson, Notebook Page / Nature Conservancy / Green Swamp / Pine Plantation, 1999, watercolor and graphite on paper, 11 1/8 × 7 1/2 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Asheville Citizen-Times, 1999.16.08.22. © Robert Johnson.

Story Journals – VIRTUAL

Saturday, November 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$60 Museum Members, $70 non-members

November 7—Saturday, 1–5pm
Registration deadline: October 30
This program takes place virtually via Zoom. Space is limited; to register, click here or call 828.253.3227 x122.

In this workshop, use Museum artworks and written prompts to create a handmade journal where you can record your personal ideas and observations! Through demonstrations and detailed instructions, learn to sew and alter journals. Basic drawing exercises with watercolor pencils explore space, light, color, and line, offering both drawing and painting experiences. Creative individual expression is encouraged through exercises and open-ended prompts, guiding students towards an independent and confident journaling practice.

A longtime art museum educator, instructor Susan McChesney has spent her adult life sharing the joys of creating with all ages and abilities. Interested especially in drawing, she has moved from city to seacoast to mountains to broaden her perspectives and experiences, drawing and introducing students to successful experiences creating. She earned an undergraduate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a graduate degree in education.

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Adult Studio

The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, email Kristi McMillan, director of learning & engagement, or call 828.253.3227 x122.

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