Nov 16, 2014
Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk: Alice Ballard
2 pm - 3 pm
Greenville artist Alice Ballard will discuss her inspiration, process, and work in her exhibition at the GCMA.
All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.
Nov 15, 2014
Workshop with Artist Alice Ballard
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Artist Alice Ballard demonstrates critical drawing techniques in this process-oriented workshop, helping students explore and develop their drawing skills in translating ideas from the two-dimensional to three-dimensional.
Cost is $84, includes materials and a box lunch.
Yesterday I had the delightful experience of speaking to David Hooker's ceramic class and want to thank them for an enlightening opportunity to share a bit about my life and career as an artist and teacher.
A message for David Hooker and his ceramics class -
It is important that you know that using Skype did actually involve a bit of risk-taking for me. I was a little nervous but was surprised how comfortable I felt talking with all of you this way. Thank you again for some excellent and thought provoking questions by the way. I know I talked too much! I just had so much I wanted to share with you.
I am excited to see students who dare to at least consider embarking, full or part-time, on the journey of self-discovery by taking up some creative endeavor. The rewards are great though not alway monetary! Having said that about not always "monetary", I just received an email from Allison Brown, former student from the Governor School for the Arts and she announced she just received her first big commission, a 9 foot ceramic relief mural for BMW!!!!!!!! Wahooo! Allison will tell you that it has taken all those things we talked about to get to this point - persistence, work ethic, risk-taking, patience, doing your home-work, not to mention she is working a second job 3 days a week, at least for the time being, to help pay for her rented studio space. She might be the perfect person to do a Skype interview with as she has only been out of school for a few years. My congratulations to Allison!
I want to add that I learned some new things about myself and my work. For example, I have really been thinking about the meaning beyond the obvious for the appearance of thorns, prickles, and a rough texture on my work. In the past I was sort of known for being the "Queen of smoothness and white surfaces and forms". This started a whole new conversation for me with my work...
You all looked positively angelic under that light just about Mary's head! I didn't even mind a few yawns - Really! Please feel free to email me with any further questions you might have and remember a couple of other qualities that will help you on your journey - be open, trust your intuition, especially when in doubt, and by all means have some fun along the way!
David - this worked so well, I might even try this at CCES with local and regional artists and my advanced 7th and 8th grade art group. Thanks so much for your invitation to Skype! It was a pleasure sharing time with all of you.
Best wishes to each of you as you continue on your journey in life,
David Hooker, instructor at Wheaton College outside of Chicago, has arranged for me to talk with his students by Skype! This will be a first time for me as way of communicating with students using this new technology! I will let you know how it goes....
I was leafing through my sketch book when I discovered this amazing drawing by my granddaughter who is five and a half. We love to draw together and have matching sketchbooks but she just happened to pick this one up and did this lovely drawing without ever mentioning it. As you might imagine, the discovery put a big smile on my face. A special thank you to my granddaughter with love from Mimi.
Remember to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the workshop at the GCMA taking place November 15th 2014 in conjunction with a show of my work.
Nov 15, 2014 - Artist Alice Ballard demonstrates critical drawing techniques in this process-oriented workshop, helping students explore and develop their drawing skills in translating ideas from the two-dimensional to t...
As line making of all kinds with all manner of drawing tools will be an essential part of this workshop, please consider joining http://www.pinterest.com/alicerballard/ and going to my board called "line". I believe it will start you thinking about all the exciting possibilities of how exciting and how expressive line can be...
Teaching Middle School has become one of my passions. Teaching 2 days a week keeps it that way!
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"Thinking With Your Hands" is a process oriented drawing workshop on November 15th, 10:30-4:30 in conjunction with my show that opens that day. The next day there will be a talk and gallery walk through at 2:00 on November 16th, 2014. http://gcma.org/contact/
In the mean time, check with Kim Dick, education coordinator, at the Greenville County Museum of Art if you have an interest in this one day workshop and see if you can get on her list. <email@example.com>
Just as soon as the official information is put out by the Museum, I will put it on my blog....
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A new approach to making Wall Pods.