Hand-On Art Appreciation
Instructor: Jas Milam
No experience required. Artists and non-artists are all welcome!
We are excited to introduce a new series of classes that combines an art history lesson with a fun and meaningful hands-on art project. Looking back on contemporary art history there are certain artists that define a period, a movement, a medium, or a style. Familiarity with these artists and their work enriches both the artist and the non-artist's understanding of and appreciation of art. This artistic intelligence provides a fundamental context in which to view and/or make art. In this 4 week workshop, we will do both. Each week participants will learn about the life and work of one influential artist through PowerPoint presentations, followed by a hands-on art project related to the featured artist. All materials are provided; bring your own sack dinner or snack if you wish.
This is a great way to start off your new year!
The first four artists that the well-educated artist and art student will learn about are:
Week 1: Piet Mondrian | de stijl movement, hard edge painting
Week 2: Alexander Calder | mobiles
Week 3: Joseph Cornell | assemblage
Week 4 – Georgia O'Keefe | watercolor flower paintings
About the Instructor:
Jas Milam, MAAT, is an artist and art therapist with over 25 years of experience as a teaching artist. She has designed and taught art education programs for Allied Arts, The Hunter Museum, The Creative Arts Guild, the City of Chattanooga's Arts and Culture Division and the Hamilton County School System for children and teens age 2-18. Her work as an artist in the studio continues to enrich her life, her teaching and her work with clients. For more information about Jas visit www.jasmilam.com or her facebook page Daily Practice Altar Art by Jas Milam.
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