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.