Friday, December 17, 2010

Great January Workshops Planned!

Sometimes it is hard to think about the coming year, when we haven't even made it to the holidays yet, but this year we are excited to have scheduled several great workshops for January and February! As our gift to you, take a look at some of our New Year plans. And who knows... you may even decide to revise that Christmas wish list after you're seen! :)

We're pretty thrilled to have talented artist and AAWS Juried Member Pat Spainhour coming in January to teach an oil painting workshop. This is a topic we've been asked about many times, and we know she will do a great job! With years of painting and teaching experience, you'll leave this class feeling confident and secure and ready to tackle this challenging medium with ease! You can get details, including costs, via the Associated Artists website.

Joyce Teta, fabulous calligraphy artist and master book-binding and paper artist, will be offering a fun workshop on handmade leather books. Date tentatively set for January 12 so check your Weekly Notes for specifics, but these will make great personalized Valentine's Day gifts... Just saying...

Continuing our partnership with Winston-Salem Monthly magazine, professional glass artist Jody Danner Walker will offer a free gallery talk about her work. This event will be Friday January 28th at noon.

Next on our list is a wonderful series of practical presentations by professional artist agent, Lee Mecum! Lee has worked with artists her entire life it seems and has a straight-forward and easy plan to help anyone get their work together, portfolio in order, and everything needed to go out and secure gallery representation. If your goals are more simple, she can walk you through the steps for entering juried shows, creating an artist statement, or just tracking your time and making sure you're on track and headed in the right direction. Lee will begin in late January or early February. Her first talk will be "Your Artistic Portfolio: What's In There?" and from there there will be 3 others, as well as the opportunity to sign up for individual consultations. Stay tuned for more on Lee and this timely series.

Do you have ideas for workshops? Or is there a special skill that you can share? AAWS is always looking for new ideas, and we especially love it when one of our members can offer a presentation that inspires other members. You can send us an email,, or call any of our staff at 336.722.0340. We'd love to hear your thoughts!

And remember - all of our events are posted on the Associated Artists website calendar, which is sortable by event type and your interests. Check back regularly for new show prospectuses, special announcements, and more workshops!

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