640 N. Clinton St.Ridgway, CO, 81432
At Weehawken and Sherbino's ARTbar we strive to provide a positive, creative outlet in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Our hope is to inspire the community to discover their imaginative side and cross the bar into other dimensions of creativity. The classes we offer require no experience (and of course, liquid inspiration will also be available!). Open your door to creativity and give it a shot! $40 includes instruction, all materials, a drink AND you'll go home with your very own masterpiece! Learn to add all the beauty of watercolor washes to your mixed media paintings in this colorful class. Local artist Kellie Day will take you through creating a lovely and colorful painting on canvas with watercolor washes, and then add all the fun of acrylic, collage, pastel and illustration to tie it together. You?ll come home with a sweet little painting of your own. No experience or talent necessary! Just show up with your smiles on.
Biography:I am an experiential artist, meaning, I develop a deep interaction with my subject before painting it. To paint snow-covered mountains, I first hike to the top and ski down. To paint aspen trees, I run through them in my sneakers, in a world of shimmering leaves. To paint ravens, I first have to see them fly overhead in a deep desert canyon, and hear the sound of their wings. These interactions with nature, these amazing moments, are what make me have to paint. I like the way words mix with images, and often add Chinese take-out containers, chocolate wrappers and torn pages of books to my paintings that can be serendipitous to the viewer. If you look closely, you?ll find all kinds of surprises. My artistic medium is mixed media on canvas. I love losing myself in collage and acrylic, and then adding pastel and india ink, handmade stamps, and all sorts of elements as I tear through boxed of scraps in my studio. I am constantly exploring the painting process and combining intuitive (unplanned) painting with premeditated painting. Most of my paintings are images that come to me as a result of something I experienced outdoors. I feel it?s my job to spread beauty and love in my lifetime. I have lived in Ridgway, Colorado since 1998. Before that I traveled to third world countries, climbed around the world and worked for the U.S. Forest Service surveying, fighting wildland fire, and being Wilderness Ranger in Alaska, Idaho, Arizona and California. When I'm not painting, I am raising my son and two rescue dogs and running my graphic design business, Dayzign Graphics, in Ridgway, Colorado.