2014-03-14 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Even More Classes For Adults
by Susan Hartenstein

RAA is continuing to offer art classes to our adult community.

All classes will be held in sTudio 7 Gallery, RoCA at Fort Tilden and can be paid for on a class by class basis, or the entire series can be paid for at a discount. For information and/or registration, please call 718-474-0861 or email: jamesrockart116@aol.com.  Watercolor Painting on Sundays through March 30 from 2-4 p.m. Fee per session is $25 for RAA members;

$30 per session for non-members.

Instructor is Karl Lorenzen. Materials and supplies are included.  Coastal, Seascape, Landscape Painting in Oil and Acrylic: Tuesdays,

March 11-April 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in sTudio 7 Gallery. RAA members - $20 per class/$75 for all four classes; nonmembers

- $30 per class/$100 for all four classes. Instructor: award-winning painter Joseph Perez. Check out www.josephperez.org.  Basic Point and Shoot Digital Photography, Saturdays March 15-April 5,

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Students bring their own camera. RAA members - $50 for all four classes; non-members - $65 for all four classes. Instructor: photographer and educator Jessica Schulman.  Creative Writing for Emerging and

Established Writers continues on

Wednesdays through April 12, 12:30-

2:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

RAA members - $15 per class; nonmembers - $20 per class. Supplies and materials are included. Instructor: Ed Mallon, MA.  Introduction to Landscape Watercolor, Saturdays March 22-April 5, 1-4 p.m. RAA members - $30 per class/$80 for all three classes; nonmembers - $35 per class/$100 for all three classes. Supplies and materials included. Students bring their own sketchbooks. Instructor: renowned watercolorist Arlene Cornell. Visit: www.cornellwatercolors.com.  Cartooning, Tuesdays March 18-April

8, 10-11:30 a.m. RAA members - $15 per class/$50 for all four classes; nonmembers - $20 per class/$75 for all four classes.

Materials and supplies included. Students bring their own sketchbook. Instructor: author/illustrator and editorial cartoonist Robert Sarnoff.

Joseph Perez has been painting seascapes and landscapes for more than 40 years. He teaches painting at the prestigious Salmagundi Club, where he is an artist-member. An avid sailor and wooden boat builder, he is an official Coast Guard Artist with COGAP, and member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Perez considers his greatest influences in marine art to be Winslow Homer, Emile Gruppe and A.T. Bricher.

Perez has had a life-long romance with Rockaway, first being taken here as a boy by his parents and “falling in love with the waves and the jetties … and the sea air.” As a former student of his I can tell you his teaching is inspired by a passionate love of his subjects, a controlled and disciplined eye for critique and an ability to pass his talents on to others.

Call to Artists: Next RAA exhibits:

“Black and White All Over” – RAA invites artists of all stripes to explore the dynamic expanses, drama and shades of black (the absence of color) and white (the entire spectrum combined), and all grays and grades in between; and to express their world in “Chroma,” the purity of a color and intensity of hue. The exhibits are open to all mediums. Dates: April 12th -June 1st. Opening reception: Sunday, April 12. Submission deadline: March 21. Full prospectus and entry form may be downloaded from the RAA website.

RAA board member Christian Le Gars, whose art can be found in the collection of the Library of Congress, is displaying his work in “Visual Verses,'' an exhibit of watercolor and prints, at the Brooklyn Library/Kings Highway branch, 2115 Ocean Avenue Brooklyn, from March 4-31. Contact the library for hours.

A free 2014 calendar featuring reproductions of the work of RAA artists is now available in the RAA office at 260 Beach 116th Street and at sTudio 7 Gallery in Fort Tilden.

RAA Contact Info:

Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474- 4373; email: info@raa116.org; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org

CU@RoCA.

Fort Tilden Highlights

PRESENT EXHIBIT: “Mixed Media.” Exhibition dates: through March 23rd, 2014. sTudio 7 Gallery, Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission.

NEXT EXHIBITS: “Chroma” and “Black and White All Over” will run April 12-June 1. Opening reception: Sun., Apr 12. See column.

ROCKAWAY THEATRE COMPANY: “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Director: John Gilleece. March 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th at 8 p.m.; March 15th at 2 p.m.; March 23rd,30th at 3 p.m. Prices and reservations: 718-374-6400; www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org

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NOTE - THE NEW WEBSITE FOR

NOTE - THE NEW WEBSITE FOR JOSEPH PEREZ IS WWW.SEAPAINTER.NET


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