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Artful Living Group: February Classes

This month Artful Living Group has announced their new winter hours. They will now be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am until 5:00pm. Upcoming classes are as follows: Polymer Clay Jewelry for beginners: Part One - Sat, February 9, 10:00am - 1:00pm. Part Two - Sat, February 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm. $80 - includes both classes and all materials. These are beginning polymer clay classes where you will learn the basics including conditioning the clay for making canes and beads with assorted colors of polymer clay, discovering what polymer clay is, and how to use the tools that help us make canes. Cyndi will start with two different styles of canes for jewelry: bulls-eye canes and checkerboard square canes. You will leave the class having gained the knowledge of how to work with clay, in addition to taking home completed work. The Magic of Collage: Tuesdays, February 12, 19, 26 and March 5, from 1:00 - 3:00pm $100, includes most materials.  Please bring magazines, photos and papers that you find interesting to incorporate into your collage. Found papers from magazines, photos, wallpaper, packaging, etc. can become beautiful, artful collages.  Learn how to see ordinary images as inspiration for collage projects.  Skills include:   color, composition, design, dynamic subject matter and personal expression.  What you take away from this fun class will be very useful for painting and drawing as well!  Four part series of classes with Lois DeWitt.     
Fresco Secco "Mini Fresco on Burlap":  Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 - 8:30pm $35 includes all materials. "Fresco:  A painting done rapidly in watercolor or pigment on wet plaster on a wall or ceiling, so that the colors penetrate the plaster and become fixed."  Learn to paint on plaster using burlap as the substrate.  Susan will take you through the process of creating art that resembles mural fragments... Pompeii style!  The Artful Living Group is “an innovative art center located in the heart of Carolina Beach’s central business district.”  A variety of working studios combined with an amazing retail space make up the center, which offers events, classes and much more.  The center is based upon a sustainable business model supporting artists through promotion of the value and appreciation of artful living.  The Artful Living Group boasts works from more than 150 artists in their retail space. Artful Living Group’s objective of bringing affordable fun functional art to the public and the public to great artists is enhanced by enabling people to experience the creative process through the workshops and events where artists can share their inspiration and work. For more information about upcoming classes and events call 910.458.7822 or email info@ArtfulLiving (112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC).