Attention Artist Friends: 3 Day Watercolor/Fluid Acrylic Workshop with Bob Noreika on the Thimble Islands, Branford - 3 Spaces Left -
I'm happy to share with my friends this exciting news about an upcoming artist workshop that still has a few spaces available - 3 Day Watercolor and Fluid Acrylics with Bob Noreika
I've known Bob for over 14 years and have taken several classes and workshops with him. I have learned so much by watching and listening to Bob teach. His approach to teaching is very relaxed and everyone has a great time learning and sharing in Bob's classes.
Although Bob will be working in watercolor and acrylic during his demonstrations, any medium is welcome. You'll learn to capture seascapes, boats and landscapes in a spontaneous “Fluid” technique.
Plus the location is a gem! Take it from me, painting on the Thimble Islands in Branford is a treasure trove for visual artists. Maureen Wilkinson is a very accomplished watercolorist and teacher herself who is graciously hosting this workshop at her house on Little Governor's Island. Maureen and her business partner Christine Chiocchio own and operate Stony Creek Studio and Gallery ... just a minute from the docks.
Although the workshop starts next week Monday June 8-10th you can join in for one, two or all three days! There are still a few spaces left. I'll be there helping out... painting ... and looking forward to working together with a very creative and fun group of artists.
In case of rain, the workshop will be held indoors at Stony Creek Studios.
Cost: $125 per day or sign up for all three days for $325
Time: 8:45am - 4:00pm - please arrive at the docks by 8:30am - we have a designated taxi/ferry for our group that leaves promptly at 8:45am - the ride back to the main land is at 3:45. It costs $5 each way and must be paid upon entering the boat.
Dock Location: End of Thimble Island Road, Branford, CT 06405 - Street parking is available behind Jamberries restaurant. Please check parking signs for designated times.
Bring your own lunch
For more information about Bob and his work, visit: www.robertnoreikaart.com
Contact Maureen Wilkinson for more information at:
phone: 203-458-0423 or email: email@example.com
Bob Noreika - Professional Artist/Instructor
Robert Noreika is a prominent painter whose work hangs in both corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Robert’s passion for art is matched by a natural talent to paint a wide variety of subjects, highlighted by expressive coastal scenes, intimate woodland pictorials and seasonal treks through the countryside. He has illustrated magazine editorials and seven books; the latest, Marsh Morning is now available in book stores. Robert is an Elected Artist member of the Lyme Art Association, Signature Member of the National Casein and Acrylic Society, a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, as well as a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Robert’s work is represented in numerous galleries and he is a popular instructor and lecturer throughout New England. He has received numerous regional and national awards, and his work is part of the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art. The LAA extends its congratulations to Robert for recently winning two major awards: The Alden and Mary Bryan award in the New England Watercolor Society’s 2012 national exhibition, and the Robert Sanstrom Prize and Gold Medal in the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic’s 2012 national exhibition.
Come join us for an awesome 3 day workshop!
Where Do We Go from Here? Changing Canvas - Saying Goodbye to our Studio and Gallery at the Watch Factory Shoppes and Hello to...
Well, it was just about two weeks ago that we moved out of the Watch Factory Shoppes in Cheshire. It was a lovely location, however the operating costs were consistently rising at a pace we couldn't keep up with and added circumstances that were beyond our control.
Reflecting back on the seven months that we were there, we do feel very fortunate to have occupied such a beautiful space... a place that was always filled with plenty of sunshine and yes, plenty of heat especially during this past arctic winter we had. But a building is just a building and the true blessing thats come from this experience are the friendships we made... and cherish the most.
I can't help but smile when I think back on the very first week we moved in and the warm welcomes we received from our neighbors - Elizabeth, Markus and Paul... just to name a few. And the number of inquisitive visitors who happened upon us by chance. Especially... a handsome gentleman and his lovely wife who's wooden bow ties made a lasting impression.
In just a short time we meet so many talented artists from the area. We had over 35 amazing artists display over 150 pieces of artwork in our Gallery. Both our Wednesday and Friday morning artist groups started small but grew in numbers and in developed a wonderful bond.. a bond that will continue to grow. Many thanks to Judy, Dale, Nina, Ann, Gary, Liz, Charlotte, Nick, John, Sue, Joanne, Bob, Suzanna, Carla and Scott.
From our first 40th Birthday Painting Party to our kids birthday parties, fundraisers and girls night out... over 500 canvases came in white and left with amazingly beautiful paintings! Wow! Each party, each painting is as unique as the individuals who painted them. Kudos to all of you who so willingly joined in.."trusted the process" and work hard... yet had fun... held your breath.. and sighed deeply.... I'm so proud of all of you!
Well, you ask.... what's next? Where do we go from here? The wheels are in motion but we haven't put it in park yet. We have a few irons in the fire, so they say... I'll be sending out our June Newsletter shortly but I'll fill you in on what's ahead... I'lll be teaching Painting Parties and Artist Website Design at Artsplace in Cheshire this Fall..
So for now... we want to say a "BIG THANK YOU" to all of you...
Peace and blessings - Linda and Dean
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