Volume #2, No. 7
July 2011




Create Your Own Handmade Holiday Gifts

Oriana Allen at the Wheel

There is still room in our November Intro to Wheel Thrown Pottery 5 week class, beginning Wednesdays, November 16th, 4 – 6 (SA 21) with instructor Trisha Coates. She will offer Tile Making, Wheel Throwing, and an Open Studio this Winter for those folks who want to experiment with some expert guidance.


Bronze Horse Head By Carol Lake

This lovely bronze piece was cast at Green Foundry at Sanctuary Arts. Carol Lake once studied with me and it was a pleasure to see her first commissioned public piece cast on the premises.

Scary iron skulls cast by Green Foundry for the Iron Guild's Halloween Molten Masquerade at the Steel Yard in Providence RI







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Thinking about Winter Classes

Dewit Hardy's Landscape and Watercolor Class

It's that time of year again when I have to figure out what classes I want to offer here at Sanctuary Arts for the winter session. Winter traditionally is when I hunker down and spend a lot of time creating. The garden is put to sleep, major building improvements are finished and it's time to get more serious about my creative life. Since I only offer classes that appeal to me, I reflect on just what I want to offer my creative community. I'm passionate about surrounding myself with stimulating ideas and conversations through the format of artist workshops and classes. I've been chatting with potential instructors, trying to create the best artistic offerings to get us all through the winter. 


Bright November Floral by Dustan Knight
Cate Aichele has agreed to come back and teach an anatomical drawing class. Trained at the New York Academy of Art, she's the best anatomy instructor I have had the pleasure to study with. Plus she knows the traditional ways of preparing paper with colored gessos to get that renaissance look. Dewitt Hardy continues his master watercolor teaching with both a figure and a floral class; Russ Whitten continues with his lively Drawing & Watercolor with the inclusion of some figure observation on Monday mornings, and has agreed to teach a drawing class Thursday evenings as well. Carol Ann Morley will be teaching daytime classes in both Botanical Drawing in Color and Representational Drawing with Colored Pencil. She gives the kind of “old fashioned” drawing instruction that cannot be found these days, not even in most art schools or colleges. Her rigorous British training is a true gift for those of us able to study with her. Dustan Knight will offer a Floral workshop- perfect for those dark winter nights and may have something else up her sleeves for our entertainment

Shiao Ping Wang offers an encore of her popular Color & Collage in Abstraction in a longer version. It's exciting to offer classes with such an excellent abstract painter who actually knows how to convey the thinking process that goes along with a more intuitive creativity. Todd Bonita will be offering a five hour intensive Color workshop as an antidote to all that winter white. And, new to us, Shane Chick will bring his printing press over to teach a multi-color reduction woodcut printing class.Well, I am still working on class offerings and hope to have something to please your palette.


                                                                                                       Chrysanthemum by Shiao-Ping Wang

              Norma Macado teaching Capturing Color in Pastel