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October 2021

Critique Session at Arts on Main

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Free

Critique Sessions on the first Tuesday of every month, show your current work to get a critique. Are you stuck in the middle of a painting? Would fresh eyes help? Do you want to learn more about composition or color balancing? We help each other improve. Offered both in-person and via Zoom. Email: Kathy Klein at kgklein46@gmail.com to sign up and get on the email reminder list. 10am – 12pm, Free

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Pastels with Emily Christoff Flowers at Arts on Main

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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$25.00

Students will apply gesso and tinted pastel ground on foam board to create a textural painterly base. Once the base is dry, students will use rubbing alcohol and pastel to create a base color. The drawing will be done on top of this textured surface to create a finished drawing with a loose painterly texture. Students will use their own photo or the instructor can send her photo and students can draw along with instructor to complete the example. Students…

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ARTLab with Tenley Raithel Grades 5-8 at Arts on Main

October 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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$25.00

ARTLab with Tenley Raithel Grades 5-8 Thursday, October 7 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm These sessions will focus on a variety of methods used by Great Artist’s.   Sonia Delaunay’s Circles: Vibrant Abstracts That Leap from the Walls Looking at the vibrant abstracts created by the fascinating artist and designer Sonia Delaunay, students will be introduced to/review the techniques of overlapping to create depth, the difference between 2 and 3-dimensional perspective, and the specifics of color theory. The design principles…

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Open Studio Special Event with Kay Van Dyke at Arts on Main

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Free

Join Kay Van Dyke for an Open Studio Special on the 2nd Friday of each month, 9 to noon. This is for artists! Each time, the group will be doing something special just for artists. Perhaps a live model, perhaps instruction, maybe marketing info. Sign up at Arts on Main or just show up – free, but some events will have model fees – check the newsletter or the website to find out what’s happening each month. Bring your paints…

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Beginner Pine Needle Basketry with Becky Butler

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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$95.00

October 8 & October 15 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Learn to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, pine needle basket! In this class, beginners can learn the basics of pine needle basketry and complete their own small basket, choosing from a variety of centers, dyed and natural pine needles, and a rainbow of threads. More advanced students can expand their skills by learning different stitches or adding beads. The class will meet on two days, October 8 and October 15, from…

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ARTLab Breakout with Tenley Raithel Ages 10-13 at Arts on Main

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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$25.00

ARTLab Breakout with Tenley Raithel Ages 10-13 Saturday, October 9 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm These classes will focus on the Principles of Design. Fun with Color “Art is playing, dancing, spontaneity.” Wolf Kahn Students will consider the blend of abstract and realism in the artwork of abstract expressionists and those considered color field artists. Color field paintings have the goal of expressing the artist’s state of mind or inner emotions by creating tension within the painting with overlapping and…

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Gallery Talk with Dan Berne at Arts on Main

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Free

Artist in Resident, Dan Berne, will be working on his current manuscript while in Gloucester October 2-16. Berne will give a reading at Arts on Main on Saturday October 9th from 4-5 PM. He will be reading from his “work in progress” and his debut novel The Gods of Second Chances. Dan will discuss both works and will talk about how he approaches the story’s arc and points of tension, as well as the challenges of writing a female versus…

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3-day Non-Objective Abstract Painting Workshop with Rose Nygaard

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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$150.00

October 11,12 & 13 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Join us for a 3 day non-objective abstract painting workshop designed to explore your creativity. Rose Nygaard will discuss fundamentals of design, as well as color theory to help with composition development. Students will use a limited color palette to paint with. Rose will encourage students to let go of fear and work intuitively. Learn how to have fun and play, through painting! Rose will also introduce using collage while painting/mixed…

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Children’s Time with Kelly Richards: Halloween Canvas Painting at Arts on Main

October 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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$25.00

Halloween Canvas Painting October 12 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Ages 6-10 Join Kelly Richards at Arts on Main for a Halloween themed paint class! Children will be able to use their creativity to design a festive composition! Kelly will provide all materials. Children may bring a drink and snack. Cost is $25 per student.

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“Hello Fall” Adult Paint Night with Kelly Richards at Arts on Main

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
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$40.00

October 13 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm Join us for a paint night with Kelly Richards at Arts on Main. Kelly will teach students how to paint a “Hello Fall” theme on canvas using acrylic paint. Kelly will provide all materials needed for the class. Bring your adult beverage of choice and join us for a fun night of painting. Cost is $40 per student.

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Watercolor Workshops with Jan Finn-Duffy at Arts on Main

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
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$110.00

AUTUMN LANDSCAPES OCTOBER 14 (Thursday) from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Celebrate the vibrant colors of autumn by painting fall leaves and landscapes. This workshop will touch on negative painting, special effects, and color mixing. Reference photos will be provided, but feel free to bring your own photo of fall foliage. (Try to choose a pictures that are simple enough to paint during the workshop. These watercolor workshops are open to artists of all skill levels, from novices to those…

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Strengthening Families Program 10-14 Starts

October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
123, 6361 Main St
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Free

In partnership with Gloucester County department of Community Engagement and Public Information. Registration Required. Oct 14- Dec 9 (Thursdays only, skipping Thanksgiving and Veterans Day) This free 7-week workshop series builds strong family communication skills to help youth be more resilient and resist peer pressure. The program works with youth ages 10-14 and their families as they perform group exercises to identify social challenges and increase healthy communication skills. Each session starts with a free dinner provided by us, then…

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