Choose from chickadees, cardinals, barn swallows, blue birds or crows for your bird line up. Instructor helps you create a painterly sky for your birds. Then with twine add a line for them to rest on. After the lines are in place cutout bird silhouettes to settle your birds onto the message line .... tiny cloth pins included. Time to get out of the house and have fun with other creative folks. No experience necessary just a creative spirit! All materials supplied by instructor. Wear a smock or clothes to paint in.
Date: Sunday, February 21
Cost: $40 plus Material fee of $5 paid directly to the instructor; Members save $4
For Teaching Artist, Julianna Cameron, art has always been her way of life. She graduated from the Hartford Art School in 1981 with a degree in Fine Arts and worked professionally as a graphic designer | art director for 15 years. She returned to Colchester, CT with her husband Mark to settle on the family farm and raise her children Timothy and Sierra. She started Julianna Design in 1993 specializing in advertising campaigns, company logos, brochures, print advertising, commission work and special projects.
Since 1997 she has turned most of her attention to exploring the mediums of pastels and oils. She is intrigued by the magic of colors interacting with each other, creating new colors and the marvelous effects layering those colors brings to her work. It is a process: an inspiring subject, a connection, and a collection of colors that meld together to create the piece.
Subjects of her work come from everyday images and colors; the gentle look of a cow in blue and purple hues, the brilliant sky as a backdrop to the old farmhouse and barn she can see from her kitchen window, or the Highland’s of Scotland divided by miles and miles of stonewalls.
She has found many art appreciators and supporters at area galleries: Spectrum Art Gallery, Centerbrook, Connecticut, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic Connecticut, Salem Red House Cultural Art Center, Salem Connecticut and Birds Nest Gallery, Guilford, Connecticut. In Addition to exhibiting in galleries you can find her work at various outdoor juried art exhibits Celebrate! West Hartford Arts Festival, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Niantic Outdoor Art Show, and Old Saybrook Arts and Craft Show.
Commission pieces are especially rewarding to her. The process starts by learning about the subject, gathering information and photos. Then once again trusting the process and letting the painting come to life in her impressionistic style.
For Julianna the joy of art is its ability to inspire and lift at each bend in the road.