As part of tonight's regular member's meeting we had a special presentation from Trevor Bryan. Trevor is an active member artist as well as an experienced art teacher. He talked about his lifetime interest in art and his training, and then did a quick demonstration of painting from a source photograph.
He put out a variety of acrylic colors on his palette and started sketching the basic composition. After that he mixed and added colors to the still life. Twenty minutes later he had brought the painting to the state you see below.
Part of the reason for this demonstration was to promote a new series of children's painting classes that Trevor will be teaching. It will meet Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 pm through the months of January and February. The 8 week session will cost $125, with all materials provided.
Also starting this month is the latest session of Drawing and Beyond, the popular workshop taught by Sven Widen and Lizzie Schippert. The still life is explored in drawings and paintings. Good for the beginner and the experienced artist, and especially helpful for teens putting together portfolios for art school applications. This workshop meets Thursdays at 3 pm, from January 7th through February 11. The 6 week session costs $168 (3:00 to 5:00) or $240 (3:00 to 6:00).
For information about either workshop or to register, contact the Belmar Arts Council at (732) 749-3360.