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INTRO TO PLEIN AIR

Six-Week Class

Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $130 per session

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Class Sessions

March 6 – April 10, 2021

Instructor: Barbara Harris

Location:  Art Studio A, 3rd Floor at SCCA for first meeting , then various locations

Ages: Adults, 12+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: En plein air, or plein air painting, is the act of painting outdoors. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look. Definition: denoting or in the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French impressionism.

INTRO TO PLEIN AIR

AFRICAN DANCE

Four-Week Class

Monday 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Cost: $55 per session

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Class Sessions

1: March 1 – March 29, 2021

2: April 5- April 26, 2021

3: May 3- May 24, 2021

Instructor: Alicia Edwards

Location: SCCA, 1st floor dance studio

Ages: Any

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail:

The traditional rhythmic sounds of Western Africa and Eastern Africa will have you feeling lighthearted and energetic. In this hour long class of barefoot beats, the students will find themselves in a cardiovascular engagement and give a therapeutic way to manage stress.

AFRICAN DANCE

OPEN STUDIO

Eigth-Week Class

Thursdays 10am-1pm or 5pm – 8pm

Cost: $25 per day (3 hours) or $185 per session ( 8 weeks)

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Class Sessions

Winter 1: January 7 – February 25, 2021

Instructor: Harriette Laskin

Location: Pottery Studio, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 15+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: In order to sign up for pottery open studio you MUST be registered for this 2021 Winter session. Every student is allows 3 hours for open studio, you pay $25 per day (3 hours) or $185 for the entire 8 weeks for 3 hours per open studio.

OPEN STUDIO

JOY OF PAINTING

Six-Week Class

Thursdays 2pm – 4:30pm

Thursdays 6pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $90 per session

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Class Sessions

March 4 – April 8, 2021

April 22 – May 27, 2021

Instructor: Beth Blanchard

Location: Art Studio A, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 15+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint but were afraid to get in a class only to find out the teacher expected you to already have the skills and talent? Joy of Painting is a safe place to try out oil painting without the pressure or high expectations. Instructor, Beth Blanchard, gives individual instruction and help based on where you are and what you want to accomplish. Learn how to use the oil medium, mix colors, create depth and light in your work, identify interesting compositions, and implement exciting brushwork. Experienced painters, come, bring your paints and supplies, and enjoy the fellowship of other mature artists in the class who have been painting for years and ask for help only as needed. Beginner painters, come with a photo for reference, a canvas or art panel, and a set of brushes. The instructor will give her recommendations for paints and mediums at the first class. Drawing skills are not required. Come, relax, and enjoy the art of oil painting.

JOY OF PAINTING

HANDBUILDING 101 & OPEN STUDIO

Eight- Week Class

Tuesdays 10am – 12:30pm or 6pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $180 per session

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 Class Sessions

March 9 – April 27, 2021

May 4 – May 25,2021

Instructor: John Walton

Location: Pottery Studio, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 15+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: You will learn the basic skills for slab building. Techniqus will involve rolling out clay to an even thickness – usually 1/4 inch then cutting shapes, folding, bending, manipulating and joining together to form a finished object.“A lot more fun.” Limit 5 students.

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HANDBUILDING 101 & OPEN STUDIO

VIRTUAL DANCE FITNESS

Four-Week Class

Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 am

Cost: $40 per session

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Class Sessions

1: March 6 – March 27, 2021

2: April 3- April 24, 2021

3: May 1- May 29, 2021

Instructor: Alicia Edwards

Location: Via ZOOM Link

Ages: Any

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: This is a high impact cardiovascular fitness class that is guaranteed to get your blood pumping. You will be smiling and sweating to West African drum beats. In this hour class you will be combining traditional moves and contemporary styles of African dance with drums and Afro-beat music. Please wear comfortable clothes and layers in case you get too hot, and don’t worry about footwear, you won’t need them.

VIRTUAL DANCE FITNESS

YOUTH DANCE EXPLOSION

Eight-Week Class

Fridays 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Cost: $65  per session

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Class Sessions

Winter 1: January 8 – February 26, 2021

Instructor: Alicia Edwards

Location: Dance studio, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: 7+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: In this class students will explore different dance styles all while studying the fundamentals of dance.  Starting with a ballet fundamental base and moving into more Afrocentric modern and lyrical movement. Practicing fun and emotional dance pieces to cultivate a sense of creativity and mental release. This class will leave you energized and left with a vigor.

YOUTH DANCE EXPLOSION

Blackwater Artist League: “On the Cusp of Change”

On View: May 13th – June 25th
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 5:00-7:00 PM

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Foundation Art Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am-4 pm

MEET THE ARTISTS
May 13, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY
SCCA Blackwater Artist League Exhibition

Blackwater Artist League: “On the Cusp of Change”

The  Blackwater Artist’s League is an organization of artists of all media who get together each week to paint and sketch.  The only requirement is an interest in art. Our members come from throughout the area; Windsor, Suffolk, Franklin and North Carolina. There are usually eight to twelve members who meet in Courtland at the art house, next to Rawls Museum. Established in 1984, the artists were primarily watercolorists, we have evolved, now working not only in watercolor but also in oil and cold wax, acrylic, mixed media and pastel.  On occasion we work en plein air at various locations.  We collect dues, which go to support youth art and charities

Blackwater Artist League: “On the Cusp of Change”

Walk on the Wild Side 2021

On View: March 18 – April 24, 2021
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Foundation Art Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am-4 pm

MEET THE ARTISTS
March 18, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY
Walk on Wild Side Art Exhibtion

“Walk on the Wild Side”

“Walk on the Wild Side” features work in a variety of mediums that depict the beauty of wildlife throughout the region and the world. Artists work in woodcarving in traditional and modern forms, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Participating artists are from throughout Virginia.

‘Walk on the Wild Side’ Featured Artists:
• Painter: Guy Crittenden – Guy began drawing and painting at a very early age, and exhibited in his first art show at age 13. Growing up in the rural county of Gloucester, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay, he found his passion in the natural wonders of the world around him. Hunting, fishing and crabbing were just a way of life for the young man who was a self-described “river rat”. His connection to wildlife began almost as soon as he could walk as a child. When he was 5 years old, his grandfather would wake him an hour before sunrise to go fishing in secret spots on the Ware River. As Guy grew older, he embraced his curiosity of nature. With an academic approach to his observations, he began to draw and paint the world to which he was so connected. An osprey with a fish in his talons. A blue heron taking flight. A Canvasback duck preening on the water. Today, his work still grounded in the influence of those early years, Guy prefers to work in oils and his subjects are best described as Landscapes, Wildlife and Sporting scenes. He is a seven-time winner of the Virginia Duck Stamp. He has won duck stamp competitions in 12 other states as well. Guy is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and works mainly on commissions and large originals for private and corporate clients. Learn more at: https://crittendenstudiostore.com 

• Decoy Carver: Captain John A. Leonard, the Mayor of Chincoteague, VA, is a widely known and well-respected decoy carver, and was even invited to carve on the National Mall for the Smithsonian Institute (twice!) He’s been passionate about decoys for most of his life, and has learned from many Chincoteague carving “greats” including Reggie Birch and the legendary Cigar Daisey. Though most of the carvings he does these days are donated to fundraisers for local causes, he’s often said the he’d keep making decoys whether he could sell them or not– it’s a passion, not a profession.

• Wood Carvers : Mark McNair and Ian McNair, Bird In Hand Decoys, Father and Son. Mark McNair (b. 1950) has been carving and making decoys for a half a century. After leaving his alma mater, Rhode Island School of Design, in the 1970s, McNair worked with antiques and carved wooden signs in his native Connecticut. During this time he was introduced to antique decoys by the Voorhees family and quickly took to the craft. He and his wife now live and carve on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

Son Ian  McNair carves in Exmore,Virginia and is a partner in High ‘N Dry, a company specializing in industrial grade chest waders. Mark McNair specializes in waterfowl and shorebird decoys, weathervanes, and related folk art. His work is held in numerous prominent decoy collections both public and private, including the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, the deWitt Cottage in Virginia Beach, and The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, MD. Learn more at: www.mcnairart.com

Walk on the Wild Side 2021

Living LARGE Exhibition

On View:
January 21 – February 19, 2021
Virtual Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 21, 5 PM

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Foundation Art Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am-4 pm

MEET THE ARTISTS virtually in new Living LARGE Virtual Gallery Tour video, coming soon!

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY

Living LARGE” Art Exhibition

Suffolk Center celebrates the new year with “Living Large” our first art exhibition highlighting large artwork. This exhibition showcases artwork sized 24″ and larger and features 17 talented artists. Living LARGE will hold a virtual art opening on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 5 PM. Tune into Suffolk Center’s FACEBOOK and join the fun.
ARTISTS:
Hye Ja Billie, Chesapeake VA Glen McClure, Norfolk VA
Alex Burdett, Virginia Beach VA Tom Paulk, Chesapeake VA
Rick Byrd, Suffolk VA  Alex Rahn, Chesapeake VA
Pat Eelman, Smithfield VA  Karen Rudd, Norfolk VA
Barbara Harris, Suffolk VA  Karen Sallaz, Suffolk VA 
Petya Ivanova, Virginia Beach VA Wayne Thomas, Suffolk VA
Chris Jeanguenat, Suffolk VA  Sandy West, Chesapeake VA
Hope Kinard, Suffolk VA  Ken Wright, Chesapeake VA
Living LARGE Exhibition