Watercolor Night - June 4, 2017 The first paint night was a blast! A big thank you to Carissa Armstrong for teaching the watercolor class and Olivia Nalder for helping out! Check out the calendar below for more art nights.
Watercolor Workshop with Michael Kerby Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:00pm-5:00pm Join contemporary landscape artist, Michael Kerby, for an instructional afternoon of landscape watercolor painting. This class is geared toward beginner and intermediate water-colorists. Michael will be teaching various watercolor techniques that the student will be able to apply to their own vision. Students are asked to bring several photos that they would like to paint from. More details coming soon! Pre-registration only.
Biography Michael Kerby Michael Kerby lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is there that he feels the special kinship created by living close to the Earth that is so necessary to his artistic vision. Michael’s concern with humanity’s spiritual bond to the Earth is apparent in his work, which expresses the need to both touch and be touched by the Earth, "We have a spiritual as well as physical need for a healthy Earth.” "I try to capture and share the "Awe" of a place". Working from photos and sketches, Michael combines elements of the area. Starting with a general idea, and keeping with the feeling . It is fun to see how a painting develops. Putting in just enough detail so the viewers eye fills in the rest. Painting is fun and joyous, bringing pleasure to the creator, as well as expanding the imagination and creativity of the viewer. Michael is a native Californian, raised in the Sierra Nevada, near Yosemite National Park. He was encouraged to draw and paint at an early age. Although primarily a “self-taught” artist, he has studied at Sierra College, and taken several workshops from renowned artists. His artistic philosophy has been influenced by his travels to the Far East during a tour with the U.S. Coast Guard in the early 70's and by his nearly thirty years service as wild land firefighter. Michael is currently a full-time artist working primarily in watercolor and acrylic, where he continues to explore the possibilities of the mediums in creating what he refers to as “dreamscapes”, feeling that a painting is “a man-made dream produced for those who are awake”.