In 2019, I will be the Artist in Residence at Cedarburg Cultural Center for the month of February. “As a visual artist, my favorite mediums are drawing, painting and photography. I paint what catches my fancy, including people, flowers, animals, fruit and non-representational abstracts. My artistic influences include Van Gogh, scripture, photography, printmaking, dancing, art history, nature, recycling and animation. Believing that a happy heart makes the face cheerful, I hope my work will bring joy to the viewer, and will touch them both spiritually and emotionally, like an artistic hug. I have exhibited around southeast Wisconsin and the Milwaukee area.” In addition I will be teaching 3 art classes at the cultural center. Listed below are the class descriptions. For more information and to register, visit the Cedarburg Cultural Center's website: http://cedarburgculturalcenter.org/visualarts.html.
1. Adventures in Abstract Painting with Jolie Collins Friday, Feb 15: 10:30 am-12:30 pm In this painting workshop for beginners, you will learn to use different paint knife techniques to create a spirited, colorful, non-representational abstract acrylic painting on canvas. All supplies included. $36 CCC Members/ $43 Non-Members
2. Surrealistic Photo Art with Jolie Collins Friday, March 8: 10 am-1 pm Create art with your digital images…just in case your phone dies! You will learn and gain confidence in your basic photo editing skills while creating surrealistic digital photo art. Students should bring their laptop to class (GIMP, a free photo editing software must be downloaded onto laptop prior to class- instructions available on CCC website) along with 4 or 5 digital picture images on their computer to use in their artwork. $38 CCC Members/ $45 Non-Members
3. Turning Digital Prints into Artful Displays with Jolie Collins Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13: 10 am - Noon Create art with your images...just in case your phone dies! Using matte medium, varnish and acrylic paints, you will incorporate a favorite digital image onto a wooden panel to create a lasting decorative piece for your home or as a gift. All supplies included except students should bring a photo image printed with inkjet printer on copy paper to approx. 5 x 7”. $57 CCC Members/ $68 Non-Members
For more information and to register, visit the Cedarburg Cultural Center's web site: http://cedarburgculturalcenter.org/visualarts.html