Thursday, December 22, 2011

SPRING 2012 ART CLASSES at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas


FINE ARTS LEAGUE CLASS SCHEDULE — SPRING 2012

Spring Semester begins: January 23—April 20, 2012

MORNING: 10 AM TO 1 PM


Fresco/ Roger Nelson (Fridays 10 am - 5 pm)
Fundamental Drawing/ Mark Henry (Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm)
Fundamental Painting/ Mark Henry (Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm)
Anatomy/Michael Smith (Mondays & Wednesdays 10 am - 1 pm)
Etching/ John Dempsey (Fridays 10 am - 1 pm)
Cast Drawing/John Dempsey (Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm)
Landscape/Still Life/Rebecca King (Mondays & Wednesdays 10 am - 1 pm)
Artistic Anatomy/Michael Smith (Mondays & Wednesdays 10 am - 1 pm)
Sculpture/Felix Valez (Fridays 10 am - 5 pm)
Portrait Drawing/John Dempsey (Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm)

AFTERNOON: 2 PM TO 5 PM
 
Fresco/ Roger Nelson (continued from 10 am - 5 pm)
Figure and Portrait/John Dempsey-Ben Long (Mondays & Wednesdays 2 pm - 5 pm)
Landscape-Still Life John Mac Kah (Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2 pm - 5 pm)
Pastels/ Mark Henry (Fridays 2 pm - 5 pm)
Long Pose Figure/Roger Nelson (Thursdays 2 pm - 5 pm)
Materials/JP Sullivan (Mondays 2 pm - 5 pm)
Advanced Landscape/Still Life Painting/John Mac Kah (Wednesdays 2 pm - 5 pm)
Watercolor/Christopher Holt (Tuesdays 2 pm - 5 pm)
Long Pose Figure/Michael Smith (Mondays 2 pm - 5 pm)
Advanced Landscape/Still Life PaintingJohn Mac Kah (Mondays & Wednesdays 2 pm - 5 pm)


 
(Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, 31)


CLASS 1:
Intermediate Oil Painting. Instructor: TBA (Thursdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

CLASS 2:
Sculpture. Instructor: TBA (Thursdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)


(Jan.31, Feb.7, 14, 21, 28)

CLASS 1:
Fun With Fresco/Instructor: TBA (Tuesdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

CLASS 2:
Learn to Draw Anatomy like DaVinci/Instructor TBA (Tuesdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

EVENING CLASSES: 6 PM TO 9 PM

Portrait Painting/Roger Nelson (Thursdays 6 pm - 9 pm)
Anatomy/Michael Smith (Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6 pm - 9 pm)
Portrait Painting/Roger Nelson (Thursdays & Fridays 6 pm - 9 pm)

(Mondays & Thursdays 7- 9 PM)
Live Model
$5/FALC Students
$7/Public

For more information on classes, visit our website at www.FineArtsLeague.org or call (828) 252-5050

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Storyteller - Sarah Larson


invites you or your children or grandchildren to join
Storyteller - Sarah Larson
DATE: DECEMBER 21ST @ 7 PM
WHERE: Fine Arts League of the Carolinas Gallery
Delicious Holiday Treats for children & adults will be served!
Cost: FREE -Donations or Love Offering Welcomed!




Sarah Larson is the Founder Director of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch and a teacher of storytelling to over 3,000 adults.  Her stories are often of the universal and from the Global Village to delight, entertain, and bring awe and wonder. 
She was a member of the People to People Storytelling Delegation to South Africa.  Currently she teaches storytelling at the NCCCR College for Seniors and leads workshops on Using Storytelling to Improve Your Writing and on memoir.
She particularly enjoys telling to audiences who participate in the telling. 
An appreciator of narrative in written or oral form she encourages others to gather the threads of memory to tell their stories whether entertaining listening family members or by writing their memoirs. She has published her story in Memoir: bloomies & me.
“Our newspapers and history books record our nation’s story, 
but who if not you will give witness to yours?”

FINE ARTS LEAGUE of the CAROLINAS GALLERY
1 Page Avenue ~ Asheville, NC 28801 ~ (828) 252-5050 (School #) www.FineArtsLeague.org

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mark your Calendar



begin January 23rd, 2012

Registration is going on NOW!

To discover more about the course offerings, please refer to our website at: www.FineArtsLeague.org

We welcome back the founder of the school, Ben Long
who will be teaching Portraiture

You may read more about Ben Long on our website and his site at:  www.benlongfineart.comhttp://www.benlongfineart.com/


After School Youth Classes are also offered for those ages 9 to 15. For a full listing of those classes, click on the tab Youth Classes for more information.

For those of you who are unaware of the school, please note that we are a non-profit art school dedicated to teaching in the style of the 'old masters' - classical realism.

We also have a Gallery located in downtown Asheville in the Historic Grove Arcade.

We look forward to seeing you!



Monday, November 21, 2011

Felix Velez

Sculptor extraordinaire! Come join Felex Velez, an accomplished sculptor with a lot to teach any one at any level! 

Felex was born on the island of Puerto Rico and at the age of 16, he began creating wire sculptures and selling them on the beaches to the American tourists. When he turned 20, he moved to the United States. Today, this self-taught artist with over 25 year's of experience, is internationally known for his life size bronze sculptures which can be found in public buildings, hotels and private collections around the world.

Felix works with a variety of materials, such as wood, wire, modeling clay, his favorite is bronze. In fact, he is one of the few sculptors who once owned his own bronze foundry.

Felix's passion for life is seen in his designs. When you look at his artwork, you can see the bronze come to life. To this he says, "I give God all the credit for my talent."

Felix will be teaching this Spring at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas beginning in January. Sign up now...space is limited!

Friday, November 18, 2011

OPEN DRAWING STUDIO SESSION with Live Model



OPEN DRAWING

with Live Model

every Monday & Thursday Evening
from 7 pm until 9 pm

Cost: $7 / $5 student rate


Enjoy the freedom to draw in an art school studio with other aspiring or accomplished artists in Asheville, North Carolina
Our school is located in the Historic River Arts District

For more information, contact: (828) 252-5050 or
on the web at: www.FineArtsLeague.Org


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fine Art Classes including Portraiture, Pen & Ink, Drawing & FRESCO!



It's time to register for Spring Classes at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas. Early registration is: November 15th. Classes begin on January 23rd! For more information, contact the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas at (828) 252-5050 or on the web at: www.FineArtsLeague.Org for a complete SPRING SCHEDULE.

Some of the classes include: Drawing, Cast Drawing, Sculpture, Fresco, Portratiture, Etching and Watercolor!

Our Teachers are professional working Artists who offer their time and talent to give personalized attention to each student.

Ben Long, our founder will be teaching Figure and Portrait Painting this Spring! You won't want to miss this opportunity!

We also offer After School Youth Classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout the winter.

This weekend we will be participating in the River Arts District Stroll...stop by and have a look at our classes and the painting and drawings for sale at 362 Depot Street, Asheville, North Carolina. We look forward to meeting you!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fine Arts League presents John Dempsey and Anis Crofts


"The Journeymen"
An evening of fine art featuring artwork by

Anis Crofts
&
THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 17th
5 PM - 8 PM

The Fine Arts League is a non-profit art school committed to teaching the realist traditions of the Old Masters. Their objective is to foster artistic talent and expand appreciation of the arts and cultural creativity through disciplined instruction in the fine arts, community outreach and cultural enrichment.
located in The Historic Grove Aracade, downtown Asheville, 115 O'Henry Avenue,
Asheville, NC 28801
INFO: (828) 252-5050 or at

Artwork: Anis Crofts 'Africa',
the second piece: John Dempsey 'Marilia'








OPEN DRAWING
MONDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS
7 PM - 9 PM
Live Model for Figure Drawing


COSTS: $7.00 (Adults) $5.00 (Students)
www.FineArtsLeague.Org

 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Still Life Drawing and Painting





Come join us this Spring for a Still Life Pen and Ink/Drawing Class with Mark Henry, Rebecca King or John MacKah or Anatomy with Michael Smith! Classes open to individuals with a passion to learn more about drawing, painting and the art of fine art! For more information, go to our website at: www.FineArtsLeague.orghttp://www.fineartsleague.org/index.html and feel free to register for our Spring Classes which begin January 23rd! Pre-registration deadline is: November 15th!

As you know art and music enable the brain to function at a more creative level. See the quotes below:

"Play keeps us fit physically and mentally. "

Stuart Brown, MD, Contemporary American Psychiatrist

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct."

Carl Jung, Swiss Pychoanalyst, 1875–1961

The Fine Arts League of the Carolinas located in the historic River Arts District of Asheville, North Carolina. Feel free to call us with any question you may have: (828) 252-5050!

Friday, October 21, 2011

SPRING REGISTRATION 2012- November 12th


The Fine Arts League of the Carolinas - located in the River Arts District of Asheville, North Carolina. A unique school dedicated to classical realism and fine art!

SPRING SEMESTER:January 23—April 20, 2012
Monday through Friday (12 week classes, combined with a non-profit art school whose specialty is FRESCO and FINE ARTS) See more at: www.FineArtsLeague.org
• Course 101S— Materials Course: Monday, 2-5 pm. Instructor: JP Sullivan.
• Course 102S—Fundamental Drawing II: Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1 pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Mark Henry.
• Course 103S— Fundamental Painting II: Tuesday and Thursday, 2-5pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Mark Henry.
• Course 104S—Intro. To Landscape & Still Life Drawing 1: Monday and
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifWednesday, 10am-1pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Rebecca King.

• Course 201S— Cast Drawing II: Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: John Dempsey.
• Course 202S— Anatomy II: Monday and Wednesday, 10am-1pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Michael Smith.
• Course 204S— Portrait Drawing II: Tuesday and Thursday, 2-5pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: John Dempsey.
• Course 205S— Landscape and Still Life Painting II: Tuesday and Thursday 2-5pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: John Mac Kah.

• Course 300S— Artistic Anatomy II: Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Michael Smith.
• Course 301S— Advanced Landscape and Still Life Painting II: Monday and
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifWednesday, 2-5pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: John Mac Kah.
• Course 304S— Sculpture II, Friday, 2-5pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: TBA.

• Course 401S— Long Pose Figure Drawing/Painting II: Monday and Thursday, 2-5pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Michael Smith (Monday).
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Roger Nelson (Thursday).
• Course 402S/POST GRAD.— Fresco II: Friday, 10am-5pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Roger Nelson.
• Course 403S/POST GRAD.— Figure and Portrait Drawing/Painting II: Monday and
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifWednesday, 2-5pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructors: John Dempsey and Ben Long.
Electives
• Course 203S/Etching I: Friday 10am-1pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: John Dempsey.
• Course 204S/Pastels I: Friday 2-5pm
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Mark Henry.
• Course 303S— Composing Illustrations From Literary Works II: Friday, 10am-1pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Al Ramirez.
Evening Classes
• Course 203S— Anatomy II: Tuesday and Wednesday 6-9pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Michael Smith.
• Course 300S— Portrait Painting II: Thursday and Friday 6-9pm.
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifInstructor: Roger Nelson.



DATES TO REMEMBER for SPRING registration:
• November 15 Pre-registration deadline.(Pre-register and
http://www.fineartsleague.org/Classes/Classes_images/spacer.gifreceive one weekend workshop at ½ price).
January 20: Open registration deadline.
• January 23: Classes begin.
April 2-6: spring break.
April 20: Classes end.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

TED Speaker, Author & Founder of National Institute for Play: Dr. Stuart L. Brown

introduces Dr. Stuart L. Brown to discuss the affects of PLAY and ART on the Brain.

WHERE: Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 7:00 PM
TICKETS: Available at Diana Wortham Theatre at
http://www.dwtheatre.com/box-office/ticket-information.
COST: Educators, Students & Seniors: $15.00 Adults: $25.00

Stuart L. Brown, MD trained in General and Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Clinical research.

Upon his broad based evaluations of highly creative individuals, he revealed the centrality of playfulness to their success and well-being. Dr. Brown broadened his scope of interest to include the evolution and nature of play behavior, and its manifestations in human story and art. This led to a long-term affiliation with mythologist scholar, Joseph Campbell.

The National Geographic Society sponsored Dr. Stuart Brown's exploration of animal play in the wild, resulting in his authoring a Society magazine cover article and the production of an Explorer TV program, each on animal play behavior.

Dr. Brown's recent years of independent scholarship and exploration of the evolution and neuroscience of human and animal play have helped to focus a central commitment bringing the promises and stories of play into general cultural consciousness and to the establishment of the National Institute for Play (NIFP). (www.nifplay.org)

Dr. Brown has authorized the recently released Avery/Penguin Book, PLAY: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul.

This lecture/event assuredly sheds a different light on the importance of art for all persons no matter what their age!

Find out more about art by reviewing our course offerings at www.FineArtsLeague.Org.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fine Arts League Gallery presents Paul Blankinship Oct. 14th @ 6 PM :: Fine Arts League of the Carolinas | MyNewsletterBuilder

THE STRONG IMAGE
Painting and Drawings

Friday, October 14th at its gallery
in the Historic Grove Arcade, 1 Page Avenue, Ste. 115
in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Opening Reception: 6 pm


            Born in Richmond, Va., Paul Blankinship grew up in Virginia and North Carolina, shunning the company of grown-ups for that of forest, swamp and open water.
The great gift of his childhood was access to the landscape, at first through hunting and fishing with his maternal grandfather, and later, exploration for its own sake.  In time, he gained an acquaintance with wilderness, farmland, abandoned areas, and places in between.  
 Blankinship studied drawing while a teenager under Phyllis Biddle in Richmond before attending the College of William and Mary and Duke University, where he earned degrees in English and theology, respectively.  He currently studies painting at The Fine Arts League of the Carolinas.  His work is collected in the United States and the United Kingdom.
 “Persuasion in a realist landscape is in the handling of the air.  Time and atmosphere do not merely surround and wash over a landscape; they are the landscape just as much as the place is, as things are.  I paint them because they deserve regard.” 
            Paul Blankinship’s landscapes in oil arrest the viewer by telling the truth and giving thanks at the same time.  He paints places by placing moments.  Words cannot do this. 
            Paul Blankinship paints the North Carolina landscape with accuracy and evocation.  He fixes vision and atmosphere in dust, oil and sinew, making the foreign accessible and the common arresting. 





Fine Arts League Gallery presents Paul Blankinship Oct. 14th @ 6 PM :: Fine Arts League of the Carolinas | MyNewsletterBuilder

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

PLAY and ART - How it affects the Brain - Dr. Stuart L. Brown

introduces Dr. Stuart L. Brown to discuss the affects of PLAY and ART on the Brain.

WHERE:   Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 7:00 PM
TICKETS: Available at Diana Wortham Theatre at 
http://www.dwtheatre.com/box-office/ticket-information.
COST:  Educators, Students & Seniors: $15.00   Adults: $25.00

Stuart L. Brown, MD trained in General and Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Clinical research.

Upon his broad based evaluations of highly creative individuals, he revealed the centrality of playfulness to their success and well-being. Dr. Brown broadened his scope of interest to include the evolution and nature of play behavior, and its manifestations in human story and art. This led to a long-term affiliation with mythologist scholar, Joseph Campbell.

The National Geographic Society sponsored Dr. Stuart Brown's exploration of animal play in the wild, resulting in his authoring a Society magazine cover article and the production of an Explorer TV program, each on animal play behavior.

Dr. Brown's recent years of independent scholarship and exploration of the evolution and neuroscience of human and animal play have helped to focus a central commitment bringing the promises and stories of play into general cultural consciousness and to the establishment of the National Institute for Play (NIFP). (www.nifplay.org)

Dr. Brown has authorized the recently released Avery/Penguin Book, PLAY: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul.

This lecture/event assuredly sheds a different light on the importance of art for all persons no matter what their age!

Find out more about art by reviewing our course offerings at www.FineArtsLeague.Org.

Friday, September 23, 2011

FALL 2011-2012 ADULT FINE ARTS WORKSHOPS


Fall & Spring Adult WorkshopSchedule
2011-2012

$325.00 per 3-day class + $45.00 Non-Refundable
Registration Fee. 10am—4pm, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

October 2011—14,15,16.
Fall Landscape Painting.
Fall Landscape Pastel.
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November 2011—18,19,20.
Draw/Paint your Self-Portrait.
Traditional Lettering.
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December 2011, NO WORKSHOPS.
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January 2012, NO WORKSHOPS.
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February 2012—10,11,12.
Draw or Paint Your Valentine.
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April 2012—20,21,22.
Spring into Pastels.
Fun with Watercolor.
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 Come join the excellent Instructors of the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas for an intensive weekend workshop in Oil Painting, Drawing, Watercolor, Pastel and Traditional Lettering! Classes begin October 14th! For more information, go to the website at: www.FineArtsLeague.Org and click on the tab which reads Adult Workshops or call (828) 252-5050!