Looking for a way for your child to explore different artist media and practices? Sign up for Art Exploration Camp! Students will have fun working with the basics of drawing with pencil and charcoal and with exploring the fundamentals of watercolor and acrylic painting. Throughout the four days, students will touch on still-life, landscape, and the basics of portraiture. Individual talents and areas of interest will apply! Each student will receive their own sketchbook to take home to continue their art practice! Students will become adept at recognizing their individual strengths and how to refine them. They’ll learn the nuances of different approaches to line, shape, value, texture and color, and how to apply those elements as desired.
Session C of Art Exploration is open to students 13-15 and will be August 1-4 from 9-11 AM all days.
There are a maximum of 12 spots available per session. The minimum for this class 4 students per session. 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.