Jamie Golob enjoyed a successful show in the Soho-style main exhibition room at Arts for ACT Gallery in September. So when the Alliance for the Arts instructor teaches a mixed media acrylic painting class later this month and again in February, she will donate a portion of the tuition she receives to Abuse Counseling and Treatment for ACT’s clients.
Golob is a contemporary classic realist who applies the methods and traditions of the Old Masters in her paintings. “Art is learning to see,” Jamie explains, “and there is no better teacher than nature.” Appropriately, then, Golob’s acrylic class will use the “dynamic landscape” as a springboard for exploring color, texture, collage, surface design and composition.
The course will specifically teach students how to mix wet and dry media, combine materials and understand how different materials work alone and together to create new and dramatic techniques that cannot be accomplished with both traditional and alternative materials.
“[The course is designed to] get your creative mind to think in new ways,” notes Jamie. “Personal direction is emphasized and you will receive constructive critiques. Experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. Layering of textures creates depth involving line, shape, color and tone in both abstract and representational subjects. During the course, the class will explore the various supports such as canvas, illustration board and watercolor paper. Additionally we will be experimenting with specialized industrial supplies for textures.”
Beginner through advanced skill levels are welcome.
The class will be offered twice, once on Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, Ocober 27, 2012 and then again February 21-23, 2013. Class starts at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. all three days. Students can register through the Lee County Alliance for the Arts at www.artinlee.org or by calling 239-939-2787. Tuition is $125 for Alliance members and $150 for nonmembers.
Abuse Counseling and Treatment is the domestic violence and sexual assault center serving Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. ACT provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, forensic examinations, and safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as their families, and to the new and temporarily homeless. At any given time, ACT feeds and houses approximately 100 men, women and children in two shelters, and provides them with counseling, advocacy, education, information and referrals.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state-designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance’s 10-acre campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The Alliance is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. To become a member, please visit http://www.artinlee.org/JoinUs/membership.html or call 239-939-2787.