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Fall 2020 Senior Capstone Art Exhibition

The Department of Visual Arts at the University of North Georgia is proud to present Stay Home, an exhibition showcasing seniors graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts and Graphic Design. Seniors exhibiting include, Meagan Lafferty, Cassady Fulbright, Erica Carrillo, Magnum Brock, Natalie Davenport, Bobbi Johnson, Emily Jones, and Kaela Wagler. In preparation for their show the artists were supervised by the Professor of Visual Arts, Jennifer Graff.


Stay Home, will feature two group shows. The first group will be on view from November 9th through the 16th. The second group will be on view from November 17th through the 24th. Both groups will be showing in the Roy C. Moore Gallery located in the Continuing Education/performing Arts building on the Gainesville campus. Due to Covid-19 there will not be a closing reception. Stay Home is a free exhibit and is open to the public. Gallery hours are available online at ung.edu. For more information, please contact the gallery at (678)717-3438 or by email gallery@ung.edu.

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Art Colony Georgia – Holiday Art Sale

Art Colony Georgia, an eclectic studio of  working artists, is having a “Holiday Art Sale”  Saturday November 21st and Sunday November 22nd.

It will feature the sale of original paintings, drawings, jewelry, and ceramics by 20 local artists.

Prices will range from $10 to several hundred dollars, with an emphasis on a gift price range.

For information on Art Colony Georgia, contact Sara Oakley at OakleyArtists@gmail.com 

Image: “Rear View” 11 x 14 oil, by Sara Oakley

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Fall Art in the Park

Fall Art in the Park will be hosted by Chestatee Artists on Saturday, October 10, 10 am to 5 pm, in Hancock Park, Dahlonega, GA.  Arts and crafts booths will be present for visitors to purchase from a variety of handmade and original products. A community project, painting a Barn Quilt, will be featured on the Pavilion stage. It is hoped that this project will be the first of many Barn Quilts to be painted toward the goal of Lumpkin County having its own Barn Quilt Trail, as exists in other communities. Arts and crafts booths will be spaced for social distancing and everyone is encouraged the wear a face mask. To inspire this CDC suggestion, Chestatee Artists will sponsor a contest during this event for the most CREATIVE MASKS with monetary awards. Anyone wanting to join the competition should arrive wearing their creative mask before 2 pm and check in at the Chestatee Artist tent.

Appalachian Jam bluegrass group will perform in the Park from 2 pm to 5 pm.  For more information or for an artist application (deadline Oct. 1), contact Letty Rayneri, lrayneri@windstream.net.


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Portrait Painting in Oils with Abner A. Coper

This workshop is designed to help artists enhance their skills in painting portraits. All skill levels, from beginning to advanced, are welcomed. While painting from the live model, artists will employ various techniques for developing accurate proportions, and the proper placement of the model on the canvas. Participants will receive instruction on starting the portrait with a solid structural drawing done in monochromatic lines and tones on a stained canvas, and finishing the portrait in stages from darks, to  middle tones, to lights. Instruction will be based on demonstrations, discussions, and individual critiques. Participants will work each day from a model in the morning, and a different model in the afternoon. The same morning and afternoon portrait will be worked on each day, for the duration of the workshop.

Tues – Fri

Feb 7 – Demo at 7 PM

Feb 8 – 10

9 AM – 4 PM                      




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Watercolor Basics with Dylan pierce

We will pack into 2 days as much as we can about the basics of watercolor. This class is perfect for those who’ve never painted watercolor or have only played with it a little. There will be lots of demos and time for you to paint with one on one help. This class will be limited to 12 people. We will go over the fundamental techniques to teach you how to control watercolor.  Supply list online.

May 19 and 20

Friday and Saturday 
10 AM – 5 PM

Cost $250


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Learn the Beautiful Art of Pastel Painting w/Nancy Nowak

This workshop will cover in depth the foundations and techniques of pastel painting. Instruction and demos will include:

  • Discussion on materials (supply list online)
  • In-depth study of composition, value studies. color temperatures and color harmony
  • How to select and work from a reference photo (importance of simplifying, massing, telling a story).
  • Different methods and techniques of underpainting
  • Step by step painting instruction with individual easel time and critiques
  • Pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Discussion on what makes a successful painting

Feb 17 and 18

Friday and Saturday

9 AM – 4 PM

Cost $375



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The Joy of Painting a Still Life with Sharon Farkas

Focus on capturing the essentials of painting while developing your skills in drawing, value, color and edges.  Learn to create depth and dimension with the use of rich and lively color.  Explore the unique nature of flowers, plants, cloth, and metal in paint. Artists at every skill level will learn techniques  to create successful, beautiful paintings. The work and knowledge explored in this workshop can be translated to any genre of painting. Personal attention will be given to the different needs of each student.

Feb 21 – 23
Tuesday – Thursday 9 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $300



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Paint with Sergio Roffo, Alla Prima Approach

In the morning we will begin with Sergio discussing the aesthetic issues and techniques of art as he demonstrates and completes a field study, encouraging the fellow artists to observe. “Sometimes you learn more by observing and memorizing than actually painting. While I strongly encourage the students to observe my demonstration, they will have to option to paint alongside of me.” After the demonstration students will receive individual personal instruction and encouragement while completing their painting “Alla Prima” (in one sitting). The objective of this three day course is to sensitize the class to the aspects of outdoor painting, including:

* Learning how to see nature’s details
* Understanding the interplay of light and shadow
* Knowing how to mix the right colors
* Eliminating the fear of outdoor painting


Plein-Air Workshop 
April 13-15, 2017

Thursday – Saturday

8:30 AM – 3 PM daily

Cost: $470



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Fast, Loose & Bold Painting wiht Patti Mollica

If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, more dramatic outcome, this step-by-step workshop will help you to learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out. You will practice using bigger brushes and ample paint. We will take color to new unexpected places by working with simplified values. You will learn how to loosen up and apply your paint in a gestural, painterly manner.  Join us for targeted instruction and training – this may open the door to an exciting new level of creativity and artistic expression. Supply list available online.

The workshop begins with a full explanation of materials, methods and a step-by-step painting demo.

You will learn and practice:
– how to simplify and see values clearly
– how to create a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a successful painting
– how to translate values into colors
– how to simplify – knowing what detail is important – and what is not
– how to paint with fewer strokes for a bolder look
– how to work with thicker paint and bigger brushes
– how to keep colors clean and bright
– how to get energetic, gestural brushwork

Three Day
Feb 26 – 28

Sunday – Tuesday
9:30 – 4:30 PM
Cost: $475


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Studio Workshop with Debra Nadelhoffer

This class is focused on how to use photographs to create studio paintings. Students bring photographs to paint from or use those provided by the instructor.  Students will choose 1 photograph for the entire workshop and the instructor will show students how to use 1 photo in creating several different paintings.  Instructor will emphasize the development of a painting from composition to finish including initial drawing, lay in, color and color mixing.  Underpainting techniques for both mediums will be discussed as well as materials and surfaces for both mediums.  Demo each day by instructor.

January 12 – 14, 2017
9 AM – 4 PM


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