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Recurring Event Event Series: Jumpstart January 2023

Jumpstart January: Abstraction & Landscape – Painting Workshop with Karen Jelenfy, Experience not necessary!

Sunday, January 22 @ 1:00 pm 3:30 pm

Using book illustrations and a piece of my original work, students will reflect on artists’ use of abstraction as a response to the landscape. Artists to be explored include Andrew Wyeth, Vincent Van Gogh, Joan Mitchell, and John Walker.

Questions: Is this a landscape? Why or why not? What clues do you see? What choices has the artist made? How does this image make you feel? 

An original painting by the instructor will be viewed. The influence on this painting of remembered places and other works of art (such as books, films, music) will be discussed, in addition to the materials and colors used. There will be a brief demonstration by instructor of mark-making and tool selection (pencil, charcoal, ink, paint).

Each student will then create 4 painted works per student in response to a landscape, either chosen from the materials provided or done from memory. Individual instruction throughout.  An informal critique will complete the class.

If you have taken this class before, Karen will work with you to make sure you reach a new level in your painting.

Spots are limited and pre-registration is required! Sign up over the phone by calling the library at (207) 236-3440 or in person at the first floor circulation desk.

A $10 material fee is required at the time of sign up and all materials will be provided.


Explore more of our Jumpstart January offerings!

ProgramDateLocation
Rest Into the New Year Yoga Nidra Series, Phase 1: Rest w/ Hester Kohl BrooksTuesday, January 3
6 PM – 7 PM
Virtual on Zoom
Watercolor Paint-Along w/ Erica QualeyThursday, January 5
6 PM – 8 PM
Virtual on Zoom
Relationship Intelligence w/ Michael Shell and Rev. Gabriel BurfordTuesday, January 10
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Picker Room at the library
Slow Stitching Mandalas w/ RobinsunneTuesday, January 10
6 PM – 7:30 PM
Hybrid: Picker Room & Zoom
Senior Fitness Dancing w/ Rita SwidrowskiWednesday, January 11
2 PM – 3:30 PM
Picker Room at the library
Rest Into the New Year Yoga Nidra Series, Phase 2: Release w/ Hester Kohl BrooksThursday, January 12
2 PM – 3 PM
Virtual on Zoom
Learn to Make Accordion Books w/ Amy HandThursday, January 12
6 PM – 7:30 PM
Hybrid: Picker Room & Zoom
Painting Morning Sun in Watercolor w/ Jaeohk Cho KeenanTuesday, January 17
12 PM – 3 PM
Picker Room in the library
Rest Into the New Year Yoga Nidra Series, Phase 3: Rise w/ Hester Kohl BrooksThursday, January 19
2 PM – 3 PM
Virtual on Zoom
Abstraction & the Landscape Painting Workshop w/ Karen JelenfySunday, January 22
1 PM – 3:30 PM
Picker Room in the library
Valentine Papercraft w/ Joelle WebberTuesday, January 31
6 PM – 8 PM
Hybrid: Picker Room & Zoom
55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
207-236-3440