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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center



Virtual Classes

WRI 01 - Poetry Workshop (Virtual)

$80

with Memye Tucker

Calendar Aug 29, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A workshop to help you create the poems only you can write. Emphasis on the art and craft of contemporary poetry with suggestions for publication and performance. Restricted to only five poets this quarter, due to the current limitations of time and online venue. Adults only. For opening discussion, please email two poems to mc@tucker.net by Friday, August 21st. This class is taught virtually through the Zoom app. Please Note: The Decatur Book Festival’s programs may interfere with one or more dates. We will notify you ASAP if a schedule change is needed.

Class meets on Aug. 29, Sept. 12, 26 and Oct. 10.

Full Course

PAD 01 - Intro to Drawing (Virtual)

$120

with Jessica Blinkhorn

Calendar Aug 29, 2020 at 2:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Welcome to Intro to Drawing at Callanwolde with Instructor Blinkhorn (you can call me Jessica though)! This is a drawing class for beginners so, please, enjoy the experience and keep in mind everyone is starting at the same level. During our time together, you will learn the principles and elements of design, how to compose a drawing using the principles and elements of design, learn how to discuss art, and participate in class critiques. Supply list located on registration page. All classes will be held on Zoom.

 

SUPPLY LIST: • Set of graphite drawing pencils (must have at least these three: HB, 4B, and 8B) • Small pack of General's compressed or jumbo graphite sticks (NOT charcoal) • Pencil sharpener • White Pearl or Pink Pearl eraser • Kneaded rubber eraser (small to medium size) • 11" x 14" sketchbook or drawing pad (must be spiral bound)

 

About the Instructor:  Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with her BFA in Drawing and Painting and she pursued her MFA in the same concentration at Georgia State University. Following her Master's degree, which she received in the spring of 2010, Blinkhorn worked as a self-sustaining artist. She began working as an Instructor in the arts while in grad school but her first adjunct position arrived in June of 2011 at Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody. She continued working for GPC at their Dunwoody and Clarkston campuses until the summer of 2016 before accepting a full-time position as a Middle School Art teacher in Clayton County. Blinkhorn held that position from 2016-2017 but ultimately decided to return to higher education accepting a full-time faculty position at Georgia State University and Perimeter College's. Blinkhorn has a total of 11 years of instructional experience, has been spotlighted on ABCNEWS, is the subject of an award-winning documentary short, was a semi-finalist for the Forward Arts Emerging Artist Award, and has a passion for teaching the arts.

 

Payment plan available: $85 deposit plus 1 payment of $35.00, paid monthly.

PAD 02 - Advanced Drawing (Virtual)

$120

with Jessica Blinkhorn

Calendar Aug 29, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class will be hosted on Zoom.

Welcome to Advanced Drawing at Callanwolde with Instructor Blinkhorn (you can call me Jessica though)! This is a drawing class for those who have already taken Intro and are familiar with the principles and elements of design, how to compose a drawing using the principles and elements of design, and can actively participate in class critiques vi ZOOM. During our sessions you will have prolonged observational studies of still-life’s and be responsible for producing 2 large scale still-life you will work on for the entirety of the class. 

 

Supply List:

Surface - Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Pads 18”x 24” or two large sheets of drawing paper

Medium – Charcoal/Conte (black, white, sepia, sanguine)

ETC: Artist Tape, Drawing Board, Blending Stumps, Kneaded Eraser,                Artbin

 

About the Instructor:  Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with her BFA in Drawing and Painting and she pursued her MFA in the same concentration at Georgia State University. Following her Master's degree, which she received in the spring of 2010, Blinkhorn worked as a self-sustaining artist. She began working as an Instructor in the arts while in grad school but her first adjunct position arrived in June of 2011 at Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody. She continued working for GPC at their Dunwoody and Clarkston campuses until the summer of 2016 before accepting a full-time position as a Middle School Art teacher in Clayton County. Blinkhorn held that position from 2016-2017 but ultimately decided to return to higher education accepting a full-time faculty position at Georgia State University and Perimeter College's. Blinkhorn has a total of 11 years of instructional experience, has been spotlighted on ABCNEWS, is the subject of an award-winning documentary short, was a semi-finalist for the Forward Arts Emerging Artist Award, and has a passion for teaching the arts.

Payment plan available: $85 deposit plus 1 payment of $35.00, paid monthly.

VTAI CHI 01 - Beginning Tai Chi

$100

with Mali Harrell

Calendar Aug 31, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This class skips Sept. 7.

Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese Martial Art that combines self-defense with meditation and breath control. It is practiced today primarily for its health benefits, stress relief and relaxation.  The slow flowing movements are designed to stimulate the flow of energy or chi in the body with the ultimate aim of rejuvenation and increased longevity.  The slowness also allows the mind to be actively involved so that one’s awareness directs the movements, integrating one’s body, mind and spirit.  This class will improve flexibility, balance and overall well being.  Continuing students need instructor’s approval.  All classes will be held on zoom.

VTAI CHI 03 - Continuing Tai Chi

$100

with Mali Harrell

Calendar Aug 31, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This class skips Sept. 7.

Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese Martial Art that combines self-defense with meditation and breath control. It is practiced today primarily for its health benefits, stress relief and relaxation.  The slow flowing movements are designed to stimulate the flow of energy or chi in the body with the ultimate aim of rejuvenation and increased longevity.  The slowness also allows the mind to be actively involved so that one’s awareness directs the movements, integrating one’s body, mind and spirit.  This class will improve flexibility, balance and overall well being.  Continuing students need instructor’s approval.  All classes will be held on zoom.

PAD 07 - Playing with Feelings Through Art (Virtual)

$70

with Shelley Chinnan

Calendar Sep 3, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In the Age of Covid-19, as many in our community are managing a variety of hardships, a course like this is intended to provide gentle guidance through various Artful techniques.  In 4  weeks, I will teach a different way of connecting to our feelings and emotions through unique drawing and mixed media techniques. Breathing and mindfulness techniques may be introduced in order to support students as they connect to Feelings to emote and release gently and safely.  Students are encouraged to bring a playful heart and sense of curiosity! This course is well suited for the most beginner artist (including adults who do not identify as creative at all) to advanced Artists. Supply list located on registration page. All classes will be held on Zoom.

VTAI CHI 02 - Beginning Tai Chi

$100

with Mali Harrell

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese Martial Art that combines self-defense with meditation and breath control. It is practiced today primarily for its health benefits, stress relief and relaxation.  The slow flowing movements are designed to stimulate the flow of energy or chi in the body with the ultimate aim of rejuvenation and increased longevity.  The slowness also allows the mind to be actively involved so that one’s awareness directs the movements, integrating one’s body, mind and spirit.  This class will improve flexibility, balance and overall well being.  Continuing students need instructor’s approval.  All classes will be held on zoom.

WRI 02 - Memoir 1 (Virtual)

$160

with Lori Muskat

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

An introduction to the art of memoir in which a writer takes the reader far back into his or her life that was unusually vivid or intense and travels far below the surface.  Students will write weekly and read their work in class.  Expect to have your assignments critiqued by the class and edited by the instructor.  Each student will also read a memoir and present an oral report to the class.  All classes will be held on Zoom.

Payment plan available: $85 deposit plus 1 payment of $75.00, paid monthly.




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