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Color Explorations

Working only with the primary colors you will learn to mix beautiful greys, greens, reds, and blues.  Learn how an “ugly” can make another color sing! By the end of the class, you will be more comfortable with how to create your own personal color palette.

You will create several small compositions using acrylics. Beginning or intermediate students will enjoy translating their newfound color knowledge into works of art!

 


About Your Instructor – Anne Hebebrand

Anne Hebebrand - Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art LoftAnne relocated to Bath three years ago after teaching art at the high school and college level in Connecticut. She spends the winter months in the small town of Todos Santos in Baja California, Mexico, teaching and painting in her studio.

Color is a constant in her work. She loves exploring new color combinations and juxtapositions. Matisse, Rothko, Milton Avery are some of the artists whose use of color she admires. In her paintings, she is interested in reconstructing space through shapes, colors, patterns, and gestures. Joy and play guide her in the daily practice of being in the studio and to approach painting experimentally. Anne focuses on keeping the painting fresh by letting things flow and not intervening in the process. She says: “There is a very fine line between staying intuitive and not becoming too analytical or not falling back to the way one usually does things.”

Teaching has been an integral part of Anne’s art making, helping her verbalize formal as well as philosophical ideas. Much like in her own artwork she fosters an inquisitive attitude of why we do what we do! In 2012 she was named Outstanding Secondary Arts Educator of the year by the Connecticut Art Education Association. Anne is a graduate from the Boston Museum School, where she was a recipient of the Dana Pond Painting Award.

Anne’s recent paintings are on display at the Galeria Todos Santos in Todos Santos and at Pez Gordo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Frank Brockman Gallery in Brunswick from June 8 through 28. In January 2020 she will be exhibiting at the Portland Jewish Museum.

Connect with Anne:
email: annehebebrand@gmail.com
Facebook.com/annehebebrandartist
Instagram:@annehebebrand
http://www.annehebebrand.com

 

Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Palette Knife Bouquet

Learn to paint without a brush!

Palette knife painting is an easy skill to learn and so rewarding!!

Take home a bouquet rich with bold, loose strokes. We will find and lay down undertones, pick out blossoms and finish by adding some details to these light-hearted bouquets that never wilt.

 


 

About your instructor – Joyanna Margo Bernardo

Joyanna Margo - The Art LoftJoyanna Margo is an artist from Rockport, Maine. She began painting abstract florals in 2015 while living in Florida. As a Mainer stuck indoors all summer with air conditioning and drawn blinds, she was compelled to brighten up her home with an abundance of color and found freedom in paint and canvas.

Joyanna Margo enjoys creating intuitive abstract floral paintings using acrylic and mixed media. Her paintings begin as a burst of color, words of a song, or pages from a book. From layers of abstraction, she discerns flowers and reveals them by painting in the negative space around them. She hopes these fanciful paintings will bring you joy.

Joyanna Margo holds a BA in Missions with a minor in Creative Writing and a Master Herbalist certificate. She took a few art classes in high school and college but is primarily self-taught. She is a Resident Artist at The Art Loft in Rockland. She has shown her work locally at:
Aldemere Farm
Boynton-Mckay
Barn Door Baking Co.
State of Maine Cheese Co.
River Arts

Connect with Joyanna at:
email: jmargoartist@gmail.com
facebook.com/jmargoartist
instagram: @jmargoartist
jmargoartist.etsy.com

Storybook Tapestry

Drop-in class – Free for members/ $20 for non-members


Have a tale to tell? Let’s create paper stencils of characters and objects to live upon an abstract background; fill in with plant life for a one-of-a-kind painting that upon closer observation tells a story. All materials will be provided, and you may bring pictures or a picture-book that you would like to inspire your painting.

 


 

About your instructor – Joyanna Margo Bernardo

Joyanna Margo - The Art LoftJoyanna Margo is an artist from Rockport, Maine. She began painting abstract florals in 2015 while living in Florida. As a Mainer stuck indoors all summer with air conditioning and drawn blinds, she was compelled to brighten up her home with an abundance of color and found freedom in paint and canvas.

Joyanna Margo enjoys creating intuitive abstract floral paintings using acrylic and mixed media. Her paintings begin as a burst of color, words of a song, or pages from a book. From layers of abstraction, she discerns flowers and reveals them by painting in the negative space around them. She hopes these fanciful paintings will bring you joy.

Joyanna Margo holds a BA in Missions with a minor in Creative Writing and a Master Herbalist certificate. She took a few art classes in high school and college but is primarily self-taught. She is a Resident Artist at The Art Loft in Rockland. She has shown her work locally at:
Aldemere Farm
Boynton-Mckay
Barn Door Baking Co.
State of Maine Cheese Co.
River Arts

Connect with Joyanna at:
email: jmargoartist@gmail.com
facebook.com/jmargoartist
instagram: @jmargoartist
jmargoartist.etsy.com