Have you been intrigued by all the YouTube videos of abstract paintings made using the Acrylic Pouring technique? In this messy, experimental class, we’ll explore the fun and very addicting technique of “dirty pours” and “flip cup” acrylic pours. The results look like marble or even planets. Learn how to create “cells” within your pours. This class includes lots of paints, pouring mediums and several supports (canvases, boards, etc.), so you will definitely get your money’s worth. You will finish the session with at least 4 finished pieces.
In addition to learning the basics of the acrylic pouring technique we will pause with each creation and contemplate the experience of allowing things to flow in our lives. How do we resist flow or want to control what is happening versus working with what emerges?


Cost $55 – 2 hour class, all materials included (4 small finished paintings) Wear clothing you don't mind getting paint on!


THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS. YOU MUST PRE-PAY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT IN THIS CLASS.


To register use this link Click Here
Or register by sending an email to info@faithart.org


You may pre-pay by sending money to info@faithart.org on PayPal or by mailing a check to Center for Faith & the Arts, P.O. Box 4098, Salisbury, NC 28145


​Thursday, April 19, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30  pm, April 4 -- 25

Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Meditative reflection sitting quietly with your spirit...What do you hear? What is the sound of your spirit? What color reflects what you feel in your core, or represents your inner spirit?
In this workshop will reflect on these questions. Then under the guidance of Kyla Glover you will choose one color as your primary color to work with to create an abstract painting on canvas using varying tints and shades of chosen color. blends with other colors, and expressive brush strokes.
Price per student: $40
Cost includes: 3 hours of instruction, canvases, paint, brushes, and supplies, and a glass of wine or cup of herbal tea to aid relaxation and and meditative reflection and inspiration for painting.


To register, follow this link Click Here OR send an email to info@faithart.org.


To pay send money to infor@faithart.org through PayPal, or mail a check to Center for Faith & the Arts, P. O. Box 4098, Salisbury, NC 28145.


About the instructor:


Kyla recieved a Bachelor of Arts in Art from UNCC, where she received an Art And Art History Outstanding Achievement Award. She is a multidisciplinary artist, working primarily in clay. She has previously worked with the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, as a Ceramics Studio Assistant and Youth Camp Assistant. She taught Beginning Wheel Classes, Handbuilding Workshops, and Kids Clay Camps at The Whirling Wheel Pottery Studio in Charlotte. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across NC. She enjoys singing, playing Native American Flute, creative writing, photography, as well as being in nature; hiking, swimming, and canoeing.
"I love people. I have worked with people of all ages, from many different walks of life and varying levels of abilities. I am passionately compassionate, (okay sometimes just passionate), about helping others. We are all in this world together, and we can all help each other heal, and heal our world. We all need art and creative, expressive therapies; from babies, young children, kids, pre-teens, teens, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, blind and visually impaired, deaf community, mental health survivors, senior citizens, dementia patients, friends, family, religious organizations, people re-entering society for various reasons, etc. At different times in our lives, we may find ourselves relating more with some of the most vulnerable populations.


Led by Sean Glover, come spend two hours each Wednesday in April working with a live model. This is not a class, but a chance to work on your own sharing a model with others. It's a chance to try new techniques, and new media in an open friendly environment. Open to all artists from fresh beginners to the very experienced. Cost is $15 per session.



DUE TO THE INSTRUCTOR'S UNEXPECTED PERSONAL CONFLICT ON FRIDAY THAT CANNOT BE POSTPONED, AND THE FACT THAT THE FORECAST HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY FOR RAIN ALL DAY ON SATURDAY WHEN WE WERE TO SPEND THE DAY SKETCHING, WE HAVE RELUCTANTLY DECIDED TO POSTPONE THIS WORKSHOP TO EARLY MAY. HOPEFULLY AT THAT TIME WE WILL BE PAST ALL THIS WEIRD WEATHER AND THE ONGOING RAINY SEASON. WE WILL BE MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR AN ALTERNATIVE INDOOR SKETCHING SITE FOR THE NEW DATE WHEN IT IS SET SO THAT THE WEATHER WILL NOT BE AN ISSUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND STAY TUNED FOR THE NEW DATE.


Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly rediscover the world." Frederick Franck

In August 2017, using Frederick Franck’s book, "The Zen of Seeing- Drawing as Meditation" as a starting point, artist Mark Stephenson led a day-long workshop on the art of seeing at CFA. This upcoming three day workshop is an expansion on the concepts and techniques explored in that workshop. 

As Franck said, "Everyone thinks he knows what a lettuce looks like. But start to draw one and you realize the anomaly of having lived with lettuces all your life but never having seen one, never having seen the semi-translucent leaves curling in their own lettuce way, never having noticed what makes a lettuce a lettuce rather than a curly kale." Through discussion, illustration, and practice the participants in this workshop will explore how to move from "knowing" what something looks like to truly seeing and capturing what you see in drawing. 

This is a completely independent workshop. Although exploring the same concepts as the previous workshop, there is NO prerequisite for this workshop and it IS NOT necessary that you have attended the workshop in August to attend this workshop 

Artists of all levels are welcome. Each artist will provide their own drawing/sketching materials and any media may be used. Each participant is encouraged to buy and read "The Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation" by Frederick Franck, Publisher: Vintage (September 12, 1973), ISBN-10: 0394719689 prior to the workshop 

Schedule for the workshop is:

Friday, March 23, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Presentation by Mark Stephenson including an exploration of the Franck text and guided discussion. 

Saturday, March 24, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm -- outdoor drawing/painting session at location TBD, with break for lunch. Guided by Mark, but participants can use medium of choice. No experience necessary

Sunday, March 25, 2:00 to 4:00 -- Sharing and Reflection

Cost: $90

TO REGISTER: 
Follow this link and submit the form.  ​​​https://goo.gl/forms/TE7RdCAsxag47fzq1

TO PAY:
Use the Donate button at the bottom of this page or Mail a check to :
Center for Faith & the Arts
P. O. Box 4098
Salisbury, NC 28145
QUESTIONS: Call us at 704-647-0999



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