Embrace the new year with a creative spirit! In our “Women Create” class on January 9, we’ll employ the dreamy and elegant painting "Spring" by Frances MacDonald as our muse. Using watercolor paints and tracing paper, we will delve into the elegant shapes and patterns of Art Nouveau, and reflect on beauty, grace, and creativity. “Women Create” is an ongoing series exclusively for women featuring a new art project, muse, and discussion each month. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. The cost of the class is $35.00 per person. Pre-registration is required and online registration is preferred. Click here to register online. Having trouble registering online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554.
About Our January Muse: Scottish artist-designer Frances MacDonald (1873-1921) and her sister, Margaret, established a shared studio in Glasgow where they collaborated on graphics, textile designs, book illustrations and metalwork. Influenced by mysticism, symbolism, and Celtic imagery, their distinctive designs became synonymous with the “Glasgow Style” of the late 19th century.
About Our Teaching Artist: Mary-Gail King is an award-winning artist and self-proclaimed “Creative Catalyst.” As a Contemporary Impressionist she has a traditional Impressionist's approach to paint and focuses on creating luminous color while capturing the essence of her subject. As a Creative Catalyst she helps people recognize and unleash their own creative powers. King is also an artist-in-residence at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo and serves as the Museum Educator at the Santa Paula Art Museum.