Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Featured Artist of the Week - John Dempsey

John R. Dempsey was born 1975 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the Florence Academy of Art. He has been an apprentice to Ben Long since 2002. His specialty is portraiture, but he also works in landscape and figures. He teaches portraiture and cast drawing at the Fine Arts League.

“Drawing is the key element of great painting. The ability to describe the nuances of form with a simple tool such as a piece of charcoal prepares the painter for the problems which arise when attempting to display the subtle beauty of nature. Accurate demonstration of nature’s beauty is the hallmark of a great work.”  JRD

You may read more about John Dempsey and the other Fine Art Instructors by linking to our website at: www.FineArtsLeague.Org or telephone our office at (828) 252-5050, Eastern Standard Time in the U.S.

Monday, August 22, 2011

You Tube Video from the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas

Let us hear more from you regarding our latest event on the 20th of August for the Governor's spouses from Missouri, North Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi! The event was a wonderful coming together of the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas and distinguished guests from the Southeast and Central United States. Please see more on our YouTube video:http://youtu.be/8oqmYXma-HQ.  We hope you will pass this along to someone who has a passion for fine arts as we do..and join us for a class in what promises to be a very unique experience in Asheville, North Carolina.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Governor's spouses visit the Fine Arts League of the Carolina

Welcome to the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas!

Ken Richards and Anita Adams

Rebecca King, Paul Blankinship & Lily Beard serving the Governor's spouses at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas in a special visit - Saturday, August 20th!

Today we had the pleasure of hosting an event with several of the spouses of Governor's from the Southeast at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas. Our Presenters were Rebecca King and Michael Smith. Demonstrations were given by Mark Henry and Roger Nelson. Melissa Jacobs, Marion Vidal, Lily Beard and Paul Blankinship were in attendance representing a few of the students. Mimosas, strawberries and chocolate were served. Each spouse signed in our registry and were given a detailed brochure regarding the event and information regarding the Vadim Bora Scholarship. Ken Richards coordinated the group. It was a wonderful opportunity to have these distinguished guests in our school to hear and see why the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas is so different from any other art school one may attend in the US. To attend classes or make tax-exempt donations, please contact the school at 828.252.5050 or visit us on the web at: www.FineArtsLeague.Org for more information. Thanks to everyone who came together to make this a very pleasant experience for all and a wonderful representation of the school.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fall Classes begin September 19, 2011

Tuition and Fee Schedule 2011—2012

Fall semester begins: September 19—December 9, 2011
Spring Semester begins:
January 23—April 20, 2012
Tuition: Full Time
Per Course $700.

FALL SEMESTER: September 19 — December 9, 2011
Monday through Friday
• Course 101F— Materials Course: Monday, 2-5 pm. Instructor: JP Sullivan.
• Course 102F—Fundamental Drawing I: Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1 pm.
Instructor: Mark Henry.
• Course 103F— Fundamental Painting I: Tuesday and Thursday, 2-5pm.
Instructor: Mark Henry.
• Course 104F—Intro. To Landscape & Still Life Drawing I: Monday and
Wednesday, 10am-1pm.
Instructor: Rebecca King.

• Course 201F— Cast Drawing I: Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1pm.
Instructor: John Dempsey.
• Course 202F— Anatomy I: Monday and Wednesday, 10am-1pm.
Instructor: Michael Smith.

• Course 204F— Portrait Drawing I: Tuesday and Thursday, 2-5pm.

Instructor: John Dempsey.

• Course 205F— Landscape and Still Life Painting I: Tuesday and Thursday 2-5pm.
Instructor: John Mac Kah.

• Course 300F— Artistic Anatomy I: Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1pm.
Instructor: Michael Smith.

• Course 301F— Advanced Landscape and Still Life Painting I: Monday and
Wednesday, 2-5pm.
Instructor: TBA.

• Course 401F— Long Pose Figure Drawing/Painting I: Monday and Thursday, 2-5pm.
Instructor: Michael Smith (Monday).
Instructor: Roger Nelson (Thursday).

• Course 402F/POST GRAD.— Fresco I: Friday, 10am-5pm.
Instructor: Roger Nelson.

• Course 403F/POST GRAD.— Figure and Portrait Drawing/Painting: Monday and
Wednesday, 2-5pm.
Instructors: John Dempsey and Ben Long.

Electives • Course105F— Watercolor: Friday 10am-1pm.
Instructor: Christopher Holt.
• Course 303F— Composing Illustrations From Literary Works I: Friday, 10am-1pm.
Instructor: Al Ramirez.
• Course 304F— Sculpture 1, Friday, 2-5pm.
Instructor: TBA.
For more information: www.FineArtsLeague.org or telephone: (828) 252-5050 to register!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Youth After-School Classes for 2011-2012 at Fine Arts League of the Carolinas

After-School Youth Program Calendar 2011-2012
5-weeks, 4:30-6:30 PM, $150.00 + 45.00 Reg. Fee ..............................................................................

2011 Session One— September – October:

Tuesdays: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25. For Starters: Fundamental Drawing.
Fall into Color: Beginning Watercolor.

Thursdays: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27.
Fun with Color: Beginning Oil Painting.
Halloween Mask Making.

2011 Session Two— November- December:

Tuesdays: 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6. Santa is that you? Create your Holiday Present.
Look at me, Self Portrait.

Thursdays: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8. Sculpture Basics. Make Your Story: Comic Book Drawing.

2012 Session One— January – March:

Tuesdays: 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28. Fun with Fresco. Learn to draw Anatomy like Da Vinci.

Thursdays: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1. Oils and Color: Intermediate Oil Painting.
Sculpture: Intermediate.

2012 Session Two— March – April:

Tuesdays: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17. Spring into Beginning Pastels. Imagine with Mosaics.

Thursdays: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19. More Fresco Fun. Drawing for Illustrations.

For more information, go to www.FineArtsLeague.org or call: (828) 252-5050. Pre-registration is August 15th!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Michael Smith of the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas

Michael James Smith grew up in Baltimore, MD. In his youth he had the privilege of being instructed by teachers from the Maryland Institute of Art and later was affiliated with Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. After moving to Miami, FL he became a working artist with drawings and paintings in various media being shown in galleries and acquired by private collectors.

Upon moving to Asheville, NC in 1995, Michael focused his talents on figurative drawing. Over the course of the next few years, Michael continued his figure studies, and had the good fortune to meet and become friends with Ben Long. This eventually led to a position as a founding member of the fine arts league of Asheville, now known as The Fine Arts League of the Carolinas. His extensive knowledge of anatomy is reflected in his love of teaching his in-depth course of the Fine Arts League.

Michael is extremely talented and well versed in anatomy which makes his art come to life!

For more information about classes with Michael Smith at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, go to our website at www.FineArtsLeague.Org and view Faculty and Classes, or telephone (828) 252-5050.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Fine Arts League of the Carolinas Information and Events

A non-profit Fine Arts School teaching in the style of the 'Old Masters'. We are the only school who teaches the art of Fresco in the United States with Benjamin Franklin. Long, IV and Roger Nelson. Other Instructors and Artists include: John Dempsey, Christopher Holt, Mark Henry, John MacKah, Michael Smith, Alisa Lumbreras, Rebecca King and visiting Instructors such as Angela Cunningham and Meredith Lachin. Classes are taught on a semester basis beginning September 19th through December 9th for Fall Semester, with August 15th as the pre-registration deadline. The Spring Semester begins: January 23—April 20, 2012. For more information go to our website at: www.FineArtsLeague.Org.
This Friday, August 5th, The Fine Arts Gallery located in the Grove Arcade in Asheville, NC, featured Artist, Angela Cunnigham will be exhibiting her recent work. See more below...

Salon Friday at

The Fine Arts League of the Carolinas Gallery @ The Grove Arcade

Showing works by visiting Artist Angela Cunningham along with other Fine Arts League of theCarolinas faculty and students.

We would like to invite you to visit Fine Arts League Downtown Gallery located at 115 O'Henry Street in the Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC.

Friday August 5th, 5-8 PM, music, food and wine will be served.