New evening workshop, Wine and Dezine, unleashes even the most hidden inner artist
Did you hear that? Your inner artist called. She wants you to take this course, so says the postcard advertising a new evening workshop by the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. Wine and Dezine is a class for men and women who want to enjoy a nontraditional night out or who’d like try a new hobby without committing to buying a lot of materials. It’s an art workshop that embraces those who might say they can’t hold a paintbrush to canvas – though they would be wrong.
The first three-hour workshop session of Wine and Dezine will be held at The von Liebig Art Center on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. All art supplies are provided, and as the class name implies, refreshments are served.
Yes! You do have an inner artist!
Wine and Dezine is part art education, part pure fun and imagination. Students who participate each come away from the session with a painting of their own.
Instructor Anne Chaddock says, often her students in this type of class do not think of themselves as people who can paint, but she knows that anyone given a brush and encouragement can unleash their inner artist.
“It is exciting for me when my students find art approachable and an outlet for individual creativity and emotion. My painting reflects the energy drawn from working with people and the sharing of enthusiasm for art as a form of communication and self-expression,” Chaddock said.
Instructor Chaddock also an active artist
Chaddock is a new addition to the Naples Art Association faculty, and she is already involved in several artist programs offered there. Her work is currently part of the NAA Faculty Biennial 2012, and she showed previously this summer as a member artist in the Show of Shows exhibition. She is looking forward to selling her work during Art in the Park on first Saturdays of the month through April as well as teaching Wine and Dezine and other educational courses.
Reserving your easel
Wine and Dezine is held on Thursday nights: Nov. 8 and Dec 6, 2013 and Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 21, Mar 7, Apr 4 and May 9, 2013; from 6:30-9:30 p.m. It is suitable for all skill levels. The cost per person, which includes all materials and refreshments, is $75 per workshop. A different work of art is taught step by step on each evening. Subjects include still lifes, tropical outdoor scenes and familiar works by master artists Cezanne, Van Gogh and Matisse.
People can register online (http://naplesart.org/workshops) or by calling 239-262-6517 or in person at The von Liebig Art Center at 585 Park St. Naples. Get more info on Facebook at http://facebook.com/vonliebigartcenter or follow Twitter at http://twitter.com/vonliebigart.
The Naples Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1954 by local artists. Its mission is to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida. Through its programs, the Naples Art Association is dedicated to serving individual artists of all ages and skill levels, along their creative journeys. Patrons and visitors are inspired to learn, discover and create. Today, the organization includes more than 1,100 members and operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. The art center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays in season.