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Upcoming Classes at FCCA

FCCA Classes/Workshops – 2018
Register at FCCA Docent Desk or call FCCA at 540-373- 5646. Pay by ck./cash/chg.
Contact teacher with questions about specific class.


Classes listed here by instructor name


Carolyn Beever, BASIC PHOTOSHOP: Two-Part Course. Session 1: Saturday May 5, 10:30 am – 1 pm. Session 2, Saturday May 12, 10:30 am – 1 pm. Bring your laptop, camera and five jpg images. Learn resizing and cropping, straightening and leveling, saving for web and print, improving exposure, and creating special effects. Produce good quality images for printing/posting and for submitting your work to online or email calls-for- entry. Software provided for use during class. Cost: $60 Members/$70 Non-members. Fee covers both sessions. Carolyn Beever 703-795- 6509, 540-659 3575 beevercr@verizon.net

Ginna Cullen, CREATIVE BOOK WORKSHOP: Two-day workshop. Saturday, August, 11, 9 am – 3 pm.
Sunday, August 12, 12:30 – 4 pm. Explore many approaches to creating handmade books. You will be
encouraged to experiment with the concept of book making, to incorporate personal artistic styles, to
add sketchbook/journaling possibilities into the book format, and to consider the book as a possible
sculptural form. Prior bookmaking experience is not necessary. All materials provided. NOTE: Use of
various sharp tools, adults only class. Cost: $60 Members/$65 Non-members. Min. 5 students/max. 10.
Ginna Cullen 540-894- 3618 ginnacullen@gmail.com

Joe DiBella, CRITIQUE WORKSHOP: One-day workshop. Saturday, September 8, 9 am – 3 pm. Individual
attention and critique by outstanding artist/teacher/juror Joe DiBella, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of Mary Washington. Bring two artworks for critique. Snacks & beverages furnished. Lunch
on your own. Class limited to 15. Cost: $30 Members/$40 Non-members. Joseph DiBella 703-855- 1951 jdibella@umw.edu

Jennifer Galvin, HOME SCHOOL CREATORS: Home school students’ art classes 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.
April 24, May 8 & 29, June 5 & 19. Grades K-4 at 10 am – 11:30 am. Grades 5-8 at 12:00 – 1 pm. No classes July/August. Fees: Members $20 1 st child, $15 2nd child, $10 each additional in family; plus $5
materials fee per class. Non-members $30/1 st child, $20 /2nd child, $15 each additional in family; plus
$10 materials fee per class per family. Class size minimum 5 students/maximum 15 students. Monthly
prepayment suggested. For list of media featured in each class session, see “classes” on website at
www.jennifergalvin.com. Jen Galvin 541-207- 7971 galvin.jen@gmail.com

Jennifer Galvin, CREATIVE ART CARDS WITH MEDIA DEMONSTRATIONS: Classes 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 –
8:30 pm, May 17, June 21, July 19, and August 16. Each session features a different media demo to use
on art cards. Art cards are created with all kinds of mixed media, such as Zen tangles, watercolor,
drawing, acrylic and collage. Participants will create one larger piece of art work (5×7 or 8×10) and then
work on art cards for the remainder of time. Cost: Members $30 per session/Nonmembers $40 per
session. Includes refreshments and all materials. Maximum students 10/ Minimum students 5.
Questions: Jen Galvin 541-207- 7971 galvin.jen@gmail.com

Cathy Herndon, ART BUG children’s art classes: Two one-week sessions of daily classes for ages 7 – 13.
Session #1, July 23-27 from 9 am – 12 noon and Session #2, August 13-17, from 9 am – 12 noon. A
different class will be taught each day including drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture. Cost:
$115 Members/ $125 Non-members. All materials provided and snack included. Questions: Call Cathy
Herndon 540-424- 5633, 540-373- 6733. NOTE: Photographs of class participants may be used for
publicity purposes. Cathy Herndon Cathy Herndon 540-424- 5633, 540-373- 6733 herndoncathy@gmail.com

Karen Julihn.  [FLYER] ART WITH KAREN: Six classes offered—take one or more to improve your art skills. Karen Julihn is an award winning artist who has studied painting through VCU, at Art of the Carolinas and currently exhibits her work at Brush Strokes Gallery and FCCA.

ART WITH KAREN Painting Flowers: May 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Introduction to various techniques that can be used with watercolor and fluid acrylics: painting wet on wet, masking, wet-on- dry, using alcohol with paint, backgrounds, highlights, lifting, tracing from photographs. Several tutorial flower paintings will be completed before students work on an individual floral still life. Some materials will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring source photos. Adults. Cost: $75.00 Members/$85 Non-members. Includes lunch, drinks and snack. Karen Julihn 540-207- 0814, 540-899- 8857 kjulihn@gmail.com

ART WITH KAREN Plein Aire Painting*, Focal Point: June 26, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Instruction (1.5 hr.)
will focus on techniques for creating a central focal point and review of techniques. Painting outdoors
TBD, in the Garden at FCCA. Students will bring their own supplies and work on their own compositions in any media they prefer. Critique will follow. Adults. Cost: $60:00 Members/$70 Non-members. Lunch, drinks and snack included. Karen Julihn 540-207- 0814, 540-899- 8857 kjulihn@gmail.com

ART WITH KAREN Plein Aire Painting*, Foreground and Background: July 17, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Instruction (1.5 hr.) will focus on techniques for separating foreground from the background. Painting
outdoors TBD, garden or along the river. Students will bring their own supplies and work on their own
compositions in any media they prefer. Critique will follow. Adults. Cost: $60.00 Members/$70 Non-
members. Includes lunch, drinks and snack. Karen Julihn 540-207- 0814, 540-899- 8857 kjulihn@gmail.com

ART WITH KAREN Plein Aire Painting*, Painting in Layers: August 21, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Instruction
(1.5 hour) will focus on painting in layers. Painting outdoors TBD, along the River or garden. Students
will bring their own supplies and work on their own compositions in any media they prefer. Critique will follow. Adults. Cost: $60.00 Members/$70 Non-members. Includes lunch, drinks and snack.
Karen Julihn 540-207- 0814, 540-899- 8857 kjulihn@gmail.com

ART WITH KAREN Plein Aire Painting*, Glazing: September 4, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. A brief lesson (1.5
hrs.) will focus on techniques for glazing (using color to create distance or focal point) Painting location
TBD, along the River or garden. Students will bring their own supplies and work on their own
compositions in any media they prefer. Critique will follow. Adults. Cost: $60.00 Members/$70 Non-
members. Includes lunch, drinks and snack. Karen Julihn 540-207- 0814, 540-899- 8857 kjulihn@gmail.com

ART WITH KAREN Leaf Printing: October 16, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Class will focus on techniques for
creating prints using textured materials, papers, and leaves. Students will complete three or more
paintings on watercolor paper and board. Materials provided. Adults. Cost: $75.00 Members/$85 Non-members. Includes lunch, drinks and snack. Karen Julihn 540-207- 0814, 540-899- 8857 kjulihn@gmail.com

*Plein Aire Classes will meet at FCCA for a brief lesson and then move outdoors. Students may pick their own locations in the garden or along the river. In the event of rain, students may opt to work indoors and are encouraged to bring source photos for ideas. Karen Julihn 540-207- 0814, 540-899- 8857 kjulihn@gmail.com

Vicki Marckel, FINE ART OIL LANDSCAPE PAINTING: Three-day oil painting workshop, July 9, 10, & 11,
from 10 am – 3 pm daily. Join Vicki for an exciting three day workshop where you will learn how to add
more depth to your paintings by utilizing the techniques of the old masters. Vicki will lead students
through all the stages of the painting process with demonstrations of how to: create a dynamic grisaille,
create rich textures using a pallet knife, and utilize critiques to improve your composition. To enable
students to begin with a strong composition, this class will emphasize the fundamental elements of
design. Cost: $250 Members/$260 Non-members. Visit Vicki Marckel at www.vmarckel.com. Vicki Marckel 301-659- 2123 vicki_marckel@hotmail.com

Vicki Marckel, VIBRANT COLOR HARMONY IN LANDSCAPES: Two-day workshop, August 6 & 7, from 10 am to 3 pm daily. Vicki will lead students through all the stages of the painting process with demonstrations of how to create color mixing charts, create rich composition painting alla prima (wet on wet), and utilize critiques to improve artwork. To enable students to begin with a strong composition, this class will emphasize the fundamental elements of color. Cost: $175 Members/$185 Non-members. Visit Vicki Marckel website at www.vmarckel.com. Vicki Marckel 301-659- 2123 vicki_marckel@hotmail.com

Karen Richards, ART JOURNALING: Three sessions offered: April 18th , 12 – 3 pm and 5 – 8 pm; May 30th ,
12 – 3 pm. Mixed media techniques for ages 16 yrs – adult. Beginning, novice and experienced artists
will be inspired to design pages for relaxation, exploration, motivation, or documentation using a wide
variety of media. The workshop begins with exercises to help enhance your creativity, and then
experiment with different types of drawing tools, watercolors, acrylics, printmaking, and collage as your
pages come to life. Bring your own blank, 9 x 12 inch sketchbook – additional materials provided. Cost
per session: $40 Members/$50 Non-members. Karen Richards (540)842-3130 krichardsart@gmail.com

Cathy Ambrose Smith, INTRODUCTION TO MOSAIC ART WORKSHOP: Two days’ workshop on
Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 pm – 5 pm. Create an original handmade
mosaic mirror frame. Previous students may choose a different substrate/project. All materials
provided. Go home with one-of- kind piece of art and instruction folder. Cost: $100 Members/$125
Non-members. Snacks provided. Cathy Smith 540-273- 0653 smithhse@mail.com

Kimberly Splain, OIL PAINTING WITH KIMBERLY SPLAIN: Two-hour start-to- finish classes on 4th Sundays,
2 pm – 4 pm. April 22, 2 pm – 4 pm; May 27, 2 pm – 4 pm; June 24, 2 pm – 4 pm; July 22, 2 pm – 4 pm.
Kimberly is a Bob Ross certified instructor and teaches landscape, seascape, floral and wildlife painting
techniques. Begin and complete a seasonal oil painting based on demonstrated techniques. Take home
a finished painting at end of each class. All materials supplied. Cost @ class: $40 Members/$50 Non-
members. Kimberly Splain 406-868- 3210 kimsplain@aol.com

Dawn Whitmore, ART MARKETING: CREATE MARKETING THAT MOVES: One-day workshop on Friday,
May 18, 11 am – 1 pm. Learn the “MPH’s” of marketing including: Artist Statement, Press Releases,
Social Media, and Website. Understand the aspects of marketing your work. Part of fee is donated to
the FCCA Youth Art Program. Cost: $20 Members/$30 Non-members. Dawn Whitmore 252-349- 9866 dewphotographyva@gmail.com

Dawn Whitmore, FIND YOUR ART BUYER: One-day workshop on Friday, November 9th, 11 am – 1 pm.
Learn to “Find YOUR Art Buyer”, not just any buyer. Cost: $20 Members/ $30 Non-members. Dawn Whitmore 252-349-  9866 dewphotographyva@gmail.com

Love the “Silversmith House” on February 14

Love the Silversmith House

FCCA volunteer members will conduct the 4th annual Love the Silversmith House” phone fund raiser from FCCA on Wednesday, February 14th.

Please answer your phone and help us to Love the “Silversmith House” on February 14th. We will be gladly accepting walk-in donations of cash, check or charge, in addition to mailed donations, and donations through our website homepage donation button, or pledges with other means of payment. 

The “Silversmith House” c. 1785, has withstood the past 232 years, and we hope to preserve it for future generations as the place “where art and history meet”.  Please open your heart and your purse for FCCA on February 14th. Funds from this year will benefit the wall repairs to Frederick Gallery and towards a gallery lighting system.

P.S. Donations of materials and labor by certified technicians are always welcome as gifts-in-kind. All donations are tax deductible.

FCCA Booth at Caledon Festival!

The FCCA participated at the Caledon Art & Wine Festival on November 4 & 5 with 9 artists volunteering & contributing art for sales. Art demo by Megan Crockett, red dot sales throughout the weekend, portion of the proceeds of the art sales benefited Friends of Caledon State Park & FCCA. Special thanks to our artists and volunteers who participated! See you again next year! Smiles, Laura & Megan: Co-Chairs of the FCCA booth for Caledon Art & Wine Festival 2017.

Photos courtesy of Laura Smiles Photography LLC

 

Heads Up: Members’ Holiday Show

ARTIST’S CONTRACT


The Holidays are just around the corner and so is the annual FCCA Members Gallery Holiday Show!

The show is open to all members. There are no entry fees and it is not juried. Bring your fine arts, fine crafts, jewelry and cards to the gallery on Nov. 25. Hanging art is limited to 3 pieces. All items are for sale. What a great opportunity to sell your works.

Youth Art Program Creates Dixon Pool Mural….

The Youth Art Program with the finished Dixon Park Pool. Photo includes teacher Adrian and Hazel Hill’s Community Coordinator. 

The Dixon Park Pool Mural is completed and it is amazing. Thanks so much to our teachers, volunteers, and the Fredericksburg Arts Commission for the grant to accomplish this goal with the FCCA Youth Art Program.

Thanks to FCCA Member Sheila Jones  for documenting the progress with photos for us throughout the week.

 

Art First presents donation to FCCA Youth Art Program

  Art First presents check to Youth Art Program

FCCA’s June First Friday included a presentation of a gift from Art First for FCCA’s Youth Art Program.

It is through donations, such as this, and grants that keep the Youth Art Program running. Want to make a donation to this program? Contact FCCA’s President.

Special thanks to David Kennedy for the photos.

FCCA Artists part of VMRC Exhibit in Harrisonburg


Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts artists artwork in Harrisonburg show
Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts is pleased to announce six FCCA members will have artwork featured in the 14th Annual VMRC Art Exhibition in Harrisonburg, Virginia. According to an email from VMRC, “there were a total of 205 artists hailing from 30 states…which means less than half of this year’s submitting artist and an exclusive 18% of the submitted works will be displayed” in the 100 piece exhibit.

The artists chosen are Lee Cochrane, Dawn Whitmore, Penny Parrish, Robert S. Hunter, Norma Woodward, and Teresa Blatt. The show will be hosting an Artist Award Reception on June 4th from 2pm-4pm at the VMRC Park Gables Gallery. The show will run until June 30th. A preview of the entire show can be seen by visiting:

http://www.vmrc.org/filephotos/150/2017%20Juried%20Art%20Exhibition%20-%20Preview.pdf

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program

Accepting applications summer 2017!

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia.  VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such has awarded nearly $5.5 million to Virginia’s artists since the program’s creation more than 75 years ago.

The VMFA Fellowship program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Offered through VMFA Statewide, Fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment, and supplemented by annual gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic, Jr. Scholarship Fund.  The Fellowship program has a long and established history of supporting Virginia’s artistic talent and has helped to further the careers and studies of many distinguished individuals, including recent recipients Brian Davis of Springfield, Matt Eich of Charlottesville, and Aimee Joyaux of Petersburg.

VMFA offers $8,000 awards to professional artists, $6,000 awards to graduate students, and $4,000 awards to undergraduate students.  Applicants may apply in the disciplines of Crafts, Drawing, Film/Video, Mixed Media, New/Emerging Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Art History (graduate students only).  All applicants must be legal residents of Virginia and student applicants must be enrolled full-time in degree-seeking programs. Applicants’ works are reviewed anonymously by distinguished jurors and awards are made based on artistic merit.  The deadline for Fellowship applications is 5pm Friday, November 3, 2017.

We ask that you please encourage interested students and professional artists to apply. Full eligibility criteria, can be found at www.VMFA.museum/fellowships.  Visit this page during the summer of 2017 for information on how to apply for a 2018-19 VMFA Fellowship.

Caledon State Park and FCCA will host 2017 “Seurat Sunday” September 24

The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) will continue its annual tradition of sponsoring Seurat Sunday with an all-day plein air painting and photography event on September 24, at Caledon State Park, 16617 Caledon Road, King George, VA. The event will begin at 9 am at the Caledon Visitors Center with artists loading their gear onto a flatbed wagon for transport to scenic areas along the trails, marshes and beaches.   Artists are invited to spend the day at their preferred locations or move about the park seeking photo opportunities where they will find nature’s best vistas and views of graceful white egrets in flight.  The transport wagon will return every hour to each location.  After a day of capturing visual images, the participants will return to the Visitors Center for a show of their day’s work and light refreshments provided by the Friends of Caledon.  Rain date is October 1.

The Seurat Sunday event has long been a tradition in the region, dating back to the late 1970s.  Started by the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts in cooperation with Belmont and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Seurat Sunday is named for the French Post-impressionist painter, Georges Seurat (1859-1891), best known for his landscape painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte” of the Art Institute of Chicago.  FCCA is proud to partner with Caledon State Park and its staff to offer this unique art event each year.  Registration required by Friday, September 22.  Phone Caledon Visitor Center at 540-663-3861 and leave your name, contact information and number in your party. 

For additional information contact Carrol Morgan at curator-frederick-gallery@fccava.org or phone 540-760-6928.

Scenic view at Caledon State Park.