Dec 12 9:00 am - Dec 20 12:00 pm (GMT-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
1922 5th Street, Northport, Alabama 35476, United States
This 2-day workshop with Janet Mego will focus on determining an artistic child’s interests and strengths in medium, subjects, and style. The class is limited to six students, ages 7-12. Janet will present an individualized approach to working with each child as he or she requires in order to increase confidence and refine ability in whatever direction the artist wishes to pursue.
Participants will make choices in the following subject areas: Landscapes, still-lifes, portraits and figure drawing, fantasy art, Impressionism, expressionism, abstracts, and more. We’ll explore the impacts of acrylics, watercolors, pen-and-ink, graphite, or whatever the preferred medium may be. The artist will be exposed to other noteworthy artists with similar interests and will leave the workshop experience with renewed passion for expressing him or herself through artistic media.
Experience level: The child has already expressed a focused interest in art and has produced a number of pieces of art work at home and/or in school.
Needed Supplies: A few pieces of art work the child has done in the past and feels good about; anything the child would like to bring for inspiration or reference. We will supply some materials, but if there are preferred items outside those, the child should bring them (for example, high-quality brushes or tubes of paint; pen-and-ink supplies if that is what the child prefers).
There are a maximum of 6 spots available. The minimum for this class 3 students. If this class does not meet the minimum, participants will be refunded.
About Janet Mego: I have been compelled to draw, paint, and sculpt since I was six years old. From the first grade upward, after earning first place in a juried show in the first grade, and later receiving recognition for my early artistic endeavors in Baltimore, Maryland, I then earned a BFA in Art at the University of Alabama. Much of what I do has been influence by the fine art of “learning to see”, implemented masterfully by those professors essential in taking me far beyond the face value of that degree. I’m graced in this regard by having studied with Professors Alvin Sella, Richard Zoellner, and Arthur Oakes.
After graduation, I began working with watercolor portraiture and continued to exhibit pieces in galleries and patron’s homes in several counties throughout Alabama. Placing in juried shows and exhibitions concomitant with my tenure as Artist in Residence for the Sumter County Fine Arts Council in the 1980s, and as adjunct art instructor for Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama), I continued to explore the intricacies of the human face and its expression of emotion. Concomitantly, I felt a spiritual awareness of the beauty of nature creep from my soul into the watercolors that had become my favorite medium. Later, I rediscovered and applied the acrylic paints I’d used in college to canvas and to a more abstracted interpretation of trees, of water, of sky, and of terrain.
This event is made possible in part by a grant from Alabama State Council on the Arts.
This class will be held in our Georgine Clarke building at 1922 5th Street, Northport, AL 35476. The entrance is on 5th Street across from the Anders Hardware parking lot. Look for red sculptures out front and glass doors! There is a parking lot next to this building, and participants are also welcome to park in Downtown Northport.