The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is offering
a new outreach art program, Colorcopia,
designed for senior groups in living communities, libraries and other
organizations. The program offers three classes based on the Dixon’s
collections and special exhibitions, and encourages creative thinking, self- expression
and socialization. The one hour program is free and all the materials are
Classes offered this semester:
journey into the Impressionist movement, learning about its process and
application. Work on
painting techniques involving mixing color, use of light and Impressionists-inspired brush strokes.
Learn the basics and history of the craft
of printmaking. Participants will create prints, while learning compositional
planning and making historical and cultural connections. Idea generation and
application will be emphasized.
Color in the Gardens
Friday, September 4, 2015 at Raleigh Branch Library
Monday, September 14, 2015 at Bartlett Branch Library
Monday, September 21, 2015 at Cossitt Library
Monday, September 28, 2015 at Poplar-White Station Library
This class offers participants
with limited mobility the opportunity to practice higher-level color techniques in painting. Using the rules of
complementary and tertiary colors, Color in the Gardens offers a better understanding of
successful compositions. Participants will produce a painting of a plant from
the Dixon’s living collection.
To register or to receive more information
on scheduling, program details, or additional accommodations needed for your
group, please contact:
Christine Ruby, Colorcopia Coordinator
and Instructor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barger, Colorcopia Instructor, email@example.com
Art To Grow
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a unique place that features both fine art and horticulture. Recognizing this dual focus presents an exciting opportunity for cross disciplinary education. The colorful Art to Grow van and its talented and creative instructors visit schools and other organizations bringing art and horticulture to your learning space. The curriculum offered provides students with stimulating and creative experiences that teach art concepts and skills that meet the curricular needs of students. Each lesson includes a presentation on the topic and also a hands-on activity.
more information and to schedule Art to Grow click here.