NC Writers’ Network Online Spring Conference 2021
The North Carolina Writers' Network, the UNC-Greensboro MFA Program in Creative Writing, and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County bring you two evenings and one full day of classes, workshops, and conversations on the craft and business of writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction—entirely online. The conference features classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as sessions on the craft and business of writing, faculty readings, an an open mic. The faculty includes memoirst James Tate Hill; poet Terry L. Kennedy; fiction writer Zelda Lockhart; poet Ashley Lumpkin; fiction writer Valerie Nieman; poet Joseph Mills; poet Emilia Phillips; poet Ross White; and essayist Eric G. Wilson.
Drawing Experience (One-Day Workshop)
The Drawing Experience will provide an opportunity to try different techniques for creating contour drawings and bringing them up to life with colors. This 1.5-hour meeting, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea NY since 1984. This unique and professional workshop will enable you to learn or improve your drawing skills from instructor Kinga Brassay, while interacting & getting encouragement from other art lovers from all over the world. Class graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and may be elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
Creative Arts Workshop – Linocut Prints with Chris Dotson
Learn the basic of linoleum cut printmaking with local artist and educator Christopher Dotson. Students will learn to transfer an image to a linoleum block, as well as techniques for carving, inking, and printing the block to paper using simple tools. No experience is necessary. Materials provided. Space is limited due to social distancing safety measures, so early registration is encouraged. Registration closes at 5 p.m. February 25. Call 843-740-5854 or visit http://bit.ly/NChasArtsTix to register online (service fee applies). The workshop takes place from 10am-noon.
Educator Workshops: History Through Images and Objects
Social studies isn’t just about documents — images and objects provide wonderful insights for students at any level. Teachers of all subject areas are invited to discuss how visual images fit into the social studies curriculum (including the new standards), how to think critically about images designed to persuade, and what assessments with object-centered learning can look like. Registration fee ($60 for general public, $42 for CMA members) includes gallery admission, all materials, lunch, and a digital copy of the CMA digital image social studies toolkit. Participants will earn seven hours of professional renewal credit. Capacity limited to 10 participants to ensure physical distancing, and face coverings are required. Sessions are Friday, February 26, for elementary school teachers (all subjects); and Saturday, February 27, for middle and high school teachers (all subject areas).
Resonate: Online Workshops with Grace Odell
South Carolina native Grace Odell leads Resonate, online workshops teaching techniques of piano improvisation while relating to mindfulness and meditation. Resonate guides you through a musical journey that engages your creativity while balancing and calming your mind. It is led like a yoga or meditation class but instead teaches concrete skills of musical improvisation at the piano. Resonate is designed for both absolute beginners and experienced musicians. All you need is a piano, phone computer or tablet, and internet access to work on becoming more relaxed, centered, and creative. January 2, 7, 16, 23, & 30; February 6, 13, 20, & 27. Visit www.odellmusicinstitute.com to register.
Rescheduled: Equestrian Painting Five Day Workshop
Aiken Center for the Arts is offering an Equestrian Painting Five Day Workshop taught by Booth Malone, award-winning equestrian artist of Columbus, GA. This workshop is for intermediate to advanced level oil painters. There is no online registration, but you may sign up at the front desk or by calling 803-641-9094. Supply list is at the ACA front desk or online. No membership discount. Class size is limited. Originally scheduled for March 1-5; revised dates are May 3-7.
Online Poetry Workshop with Len Lawson: “A Poetics of Place”
The Poetry Society of SC presents an online Poetry Workshop with Len Lawson, "A Poetics of Place," from 10AM until noon via Zoom. Lawson has received fellowships from Callaloo, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Weymouth Center for the Arts. In describing his workshop, Len writes: "What are the elements that define our places and, in turn, define ourselves? Poets can define a location, city, or region with intricate detail or intense emotion by intimately acquainting us with their experiences. Through the poetry of Phillip Levine, bell hooks, and others, this workshop will examine the elements of place in poetry and guide participants in developing or even redefining places as their own." Registration is required at the Society website (www.poetrysocietysc.org) to receive the Zoom link for access.
Painting Skies with Marcia Kort Buike
Create works of art featuring both daytime and nighttime skies using a variety of materials including pan pastels, watercolors, and Brusho crystals.
Connecting Possibilities | Abstract Painting with Becky Jo Steele
Create your own abstract painting that tells your story in a virtual class offered by the Arts Council of York County. Each painting begins with written words and intentions drawn right on the canvas. Participants will add color, shapes and symbols, and use additional techniques to develop their paintings. By the end of class, they'll have an abstract painting that is all about themselves, to take home and frame. You may be surprised at what you create!
Try Pastels with Marcia Kort Buike
Learn the basics of getting started with soft pastels. Participants will try different brands of sticks, pans and surfaces.