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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Japanese Magnolias, circa 1945, oil on canvas, 36 × 24 inches. Gift of Ted Mitchell in memory of Edna Mitchell, 1997.04.21. © Estate of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, courtesy WME.

SOLD OUT Zelda’s Flowers: Painting + Drawing

Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
$75 Museum Members, $85 non-members (includes all materials)

This workshop is sold out. To add your name to the waiting list, please email Kristi McMillan, Adult Programs Manager, or call 828.253.3227 x122.

Springtime means flowers, but flowers are not always as they seem: to the artist, they may suggest globes of color, gashes of light, or tentative gestures of changing shape. Using Zelda Fitzgerald’s painting Japanese Magnolias as inspiration, explore what it means to make abstract images from nature – giving them power as essential forms – and study them as iconography. In this workshop, draw, paint, or mix the two to produce works that capture the dance-like gesture and elegance of plants as they bloom. Look at works by Jim Dine, Vincent van Gogh, Robert Motherwell, Alex Katz, Edouard Manet, Emil Nolde, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others, and compare their approaches to Zelda’s magnolias.

Before relocating to Asheville, co-instructors Pamela Lanza and Glenn Hirsch taught for over 20 years at UC Berkeley Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Art Studio program and the San Francisco Art Institute. Both have exhibited widely at public and private galleries in the US.

Space is limited. Bring a snack/lunch; the Museum will provide drinks. For more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122.

Planned in conjunction with Celebrate Zelda! 2018.

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, click here or call 828.253.3227 x133.

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