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Fall Newsletter 2019 A r t @ H A L

MoTA

Art Classes @ HAL Kids, Tweens, Teens Art in the Afternoon

Into the Wild

Ages 7 - 12, begin October 3 Thursdays 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Themed classes for children will focus on a variety of art projects built around an array of themes that incorporate STEAM concepts. Drawing, painting, sculpture will explose young artists to basic art concepts & practices. Register weekly or monthly. Class size limited. October - Things that Go Bump in the Night November - Pirates, Mermaids, & Fairy Tale Finery December - Holidays Around the World January - Super ‘Bowl’ February - Down the Rabbit Hole March - Travel the World April - Space Race May - Harry Who?

Visual Academy

Ages 12 - 15, begin October 7 Mondays, 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Focusing on basic art principles such as color, composition, proportions and shading, artists will work in drawing, painting, sculpture & with recycled items to create, learn, and explore. Register by the week or month.

stART Camping

Winter Break, 2019 Dec. 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Youth Art Classes, cont. p. 2

Inside: Fall Classes for Artists

October 19 thru Nov 2

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he Highlands Museum of the Arts presents its second show for the season, October 19 - November 2, featuring the work of Altamonte Springs Painter Tom Sadler, and Folk Artist Dave Kelly. “Into the Wild” gives audiences an appreciation of two different perspectives of the natural world through these artists eyes. Not only are their approaches different, so is their training. “I’m not an artist, I’m a folk artist,” Kelly, who is selftaught said of his home-grown talent. He began carving wood in 2008 and it caught on, with his extending his gifts to teaching young people to try their hand at the art form as well. Sadler, on the other hand, is classically trained, with

“Juniper Jungle” in Oil by Tom Sadler

a BFA from Auburn University, study with Jack Dempsey at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, his work reflects the color and atmosphere that the landscape suggests. One of the first visitors to see the work, Sebring artist Janet King noted, “It’s wonderful. I hope people here realize what they have,” when seeing the exhibit in a sneak preview before its openng. The museum is open Thursdays Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 1 1/2 hours before show time at the Lakeside Theatre for patrons and theatre-goers. Admission is free.

Art Uncorked is BACK @ HAL

Hands on Fun from Pot Making to Prince Painting! Art Uncorked and Corked kicked back into gear in August inviting a private group to come in to create Fireflies with artist Alice Hansen. The group of six teens spent an afternoon painting, laughing, and adding their own

Workshops, Wanderings, & More

personal touches to their works of art. HAL Art Uncorked/Corked classes are always taught by professional artists and friends of the Arts who bring a touch of excellence to every project. From Rock, Rattle & Roll with Beverly Marshall to scrappy pots and jewelry with Barb Hall and Nancy Palmer, and on to Flying Monkeys with Kristy Harris, Art Uncorked is back at HAL. Art Uncorked/Corked, cont. p. 3

Clovelly House Gallery & Gift Shop Opening


Fall Newsletter 2019 Art @ HAL

Youth Art Classes continued

Sidewalk Art Age 14 - College-Age Students Oct. 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 2 Interested in trying your hand with sidewalk art? Come learn the basics from grids to tools to putting down your one-of-a-kind art at an Art Fair in an inter-active opportunity to show your talent at the November 2 Art, Wine & Jazz Festival at Cirlce Park. In this class, student artists will learn the basics and be invited to take their designs to the concrete, first in a small area next to the Visual Arts Center, with tips and instruction provided by artist Beverly Marshall.

Words, Words, Words

at MoTA Ages 12 - 18 Nov. Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Join HAL beginning November 6 for a weekly dip into the pool of writing, editing, spoken-word and published works. Modeled after the National Writing Project young author’s program, this four week session will offer opportunities to write, talk, and think creatively, outside of the classroom and into the world of creative wordsmithing.

Coming in December... Paint it Pretty w/Professional Makeup Artist Lovelee Looks Anime: Emerging Artist Series w/ Artist Phone Photog: Framing Time w/ Photographer Looking for an art class you don’t see? Shoot the education committee an email % manager@ highlandsartleague.org and we’ll see if we can find a teacher and make your wish come true.

Art, Wine, Jazz

Adult Art Class Offerings - Fall 2019

Want to get involved? HAL is still looking for artists to be vendors or to work in a HAL info tent, doing demos, giving out information on HAL and providing direcitons onsite. Not an artist? We still need your help!

Horses of Course

Wednesday, October 16, 9 a.m. - noon Running horses and like animals are beautiful, graceful creatures to watch move, but tricky to capture on paper. Join artist Mary Lou Herald as she teaches the basic skills of capturing horses and animals whose movements and poses have much to do with the understanding and study of anatomy and placement and proportion of joints (circles) and bones (lines), adding muscles to give shape, hooves and head. This simple to follow 3-hour class will cover the basics, providing examples, demonstration, and one-on-one as well as small group instruction that will allow you to move to the next step in creating realistic drawings from the animal world. Drawing class offerings will be offered every 3 - 4 weeks, on demand, with topics suggested by class members for these oneday Wednesday a.m. sessions.

Painting: the basics

Jazz on Tap @ the Festival Julie Black & Her Band Take Five Sebring HS Jazz Band

Tuesday, October 22, 1 - 4 p.m. Explore your own expressive style through the practice and discipline of painting, while learning the fundamentals of color blending & balance with artist Theresa Roman. Create your own abstract, surreal, or representational painting, as you dabble in acrylics. Class will include lecture, demonstration, examples, and individual instruction., allowing you to wet your appetite for art as you begin to explore your creative self. This is an introductory class recommended for the novice painter or someone who simply wants to dabble and take the first steps of creating your own works of art.

Painting: Three Class Intensive

November 1, 12, & 26, 9 - noon Noted for her work with still life and florals, join artist Satya for one or all three in-depth classes that is designed to build know-how and skills necessary in moving from novice to expert. Selecting and preparing canvas, moving your photography skill onto the canvas through sketching, to choosing, mixing, and applying paint, each class is designed to build your artistic skills.

To register for classes, visit us online at https//: highlandsartleague.org

Art Uncorked/Corked Choose ours... Create your own!

HAL began offering Art Uncorked classes in 2008, and while others have coined their own version, HAL is back after a major remodel to present area residents with classes that borrow on the fun of amateur art in a way that is typically HAL - with a little splash of creativity and an emphasis on quality. Get set for Halloween with special guest artist Kristy Harris as she returns to HAL with a holiday favorite, Flying Monkeys on October 22 or Create a little Bling! with Nancy Palmer and Barb Hall on November 19. Looking for something special to celebrate a birthday, want to jump into the holiday season [from Halloween to New Years] with friends, co-workers, or family, or want something fun to do for a bridal or baby shower, HAL’s professionals & guest artists will create an event especially for you. Private parties for five people or more. HAL provides complimentary beverages (including adult beverages for those 21 and over) and snacks with a view of Lake Jackson. Call HAL to reserve your class or event today @ 863.385.3512.

HAL’s fundraising efforts help to keep ‘The Village Where Art Lives’ open and available to artists for classes, club meetings, and as a public vehicle in Sebring for Art appreciation. The festival has helped sustain HAL and our Arts community for 53 years. Call or email for more information.

Is space limiting your party plans? Let HAL help you create some magic. Call 863-385-5312

Clovelly House Gallery & Gifts Opening Nov 15 For those who remember The Yellow House when it was occupied by professional artists working in studios and selling their original work, the Clovelly House will begin to look as if ‘everything old is new again’ with artists showing and selling their work at 1971 Lakeview Drive beginning with their Saturday, Nov 15 opening from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.. The shop, completely managed and run by a committee of HAL artists, will feature original art and photography from jewelry to watercolors, acrylics and oils, sculpture to one-of-a-kind quilts, basketry, glass, and more. Clovelly House Gallery and Gift Shop hours are Thursdays - Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and 1 1/2 hours before performances at the Lakeside [Little] Theatre. Work will rotate quarterly, and featured offerings and all Clovelly artists will appear online @ HAL. Interested in having your work displayed or in volunteering? Call us at HAL, or email manager@highlandsart. league.org and your information will be sent to the Clovelly Artist committee members, who will call or email you.


Fall Newsletter 2019 Art @ HAL

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Gals & Pals 9 – noon Art UnCorked Scrappy Pots, part 1, 6 - 8

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After school program for Middle Schoolers, 3:45 – 5:15

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Gals & Pals 9 – noon

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10 MoTA Exhibit Open 10 – 2; After School program for ages 7 – 12 2:45 – 4:15

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Horses of Course – Intro to Drawing, 9 noon

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All-Day Color Exploration Workshop w/ Mike Grecian Art Uncorked with Kristy Harris, 7 – 9 p.m.

Intro to Painting w/ Acrylics – 1 – 4 p.m.

Gals & Pals 9 – noon

Intro to Painting w/ Acrylics, 1 – 4 Photo Club of Highlands MoTA 6 p.m.

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03 MoTA Exhibit Open 10 – 2; After School program for ages 7 – 12 2:45 – 4:15

Gals & Pals 9 – noon Art UnCorked Scrappy Pots, part 2, 6 - 8

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MoTA Exhibit Open 10 - 2 After School program for ages 7 – 12 2:45 – 4:15 Sidewalk Art Class, 5 – 6:30

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MoTA Exhibit Open 10– 2; After School program for ages 7 – 12 2:45 – 4:15 Sidewalk Art Class, 5 – 6:30

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MoTA “Into the Wild” Exhibit Open 10– 2

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MoTA “Into the Wild” Exhibit, Open 10 - 2

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MoTA “Into the Wild” Exhibit Open 10 – 2 Art Uncorked Rock & Roll 5 7 p.m.

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MoTA “Into the Wild” Exhibit Open 10 – 2 Art Uncorked Rock & Roll 5 7 p.m.

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MoTA “Into the Wild” Exhibit, Open 10 - 2

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Writing and Art Workshop, Grades 3 – 12 8:30 – 4:30

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Painting from Life, Oil Instruction, 9 – noon; Gals and Pals, 9-12

19 Gals and Pals, 9 a.m. – noon Art Uncorked Bling! 6-8 pm

26 Painting from Life, Oil Instruction, 9 – noon; Writing As Art; 8:30 – 4:30; Gals & Pals, 9 – 12

06 Words, Words, Words, 3:455:15 p.m.

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Words, Words, Words, 3:455:15 p.m.

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Writing and Art Workshop, Grades 3 – 12 8:30 – 4:30 Highlands Photography Group, 6 p.m.

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After School program for ages 7 – 12 2:45 – 4:15; MoTA Exhibit – 4 p.m.

MoTA Exhibit Opening: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

After School program for ages 7 – 12 2:45 – 4:15, MoTA Exhibit, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

MoTA Exhibit, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. Clovelly House Opening, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Art Uncorked TBA – 5 - 7 pm. MoTA Exhibit, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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MoTA Exhibit, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Art Uncorked TBA – 5 - 7 pm. MoTA Exhibit, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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MoTA Exhibit, Tales of Revolution & Independence, 2 – 4 p.m.

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MoTA Exhibit, 2 – 4 p.m.

Art Uncorked TBA – 5 - 7 pm. MoTA Exhibit, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Holiday Parties Begin – call HAL to book MoTA Exhibit, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Fall Newsletter 2019 Art @ HAL Color Explorations Workshop @ HAL with Michael Grecian

Back by popular demand, artist, teacher, and color theorist, Michael Grecian will return to HAL’s VAC on October 22 for another fabulous one day workshop. Working with artists on color mixing, the one day workshop will always relate back to the 12 color wheel for reference. Grecian will lead artists through a review of primaries, secondaries, and compliments, moving on to work with color relationships, juxtaposed colors, and include exercises that demonstrate the importance and effect of color relationships.

Hansen Honored in Traveling Exhibit Watercolor Society of Florida Awards While art lovers and artists around Highlands County know nanogenarian Alice Hansen as a gifted artist working in water color, it wasn’t until this fall that the Watercolor Society of Florida chose to honor her for the second time for her work. Hansen was surprised. “I’ve won once before,” Hansen said when learning of the award in August. “We enter these things all the time, but the letter usually is a rejection,” she laughed. This time’s letter was no laughing matter. Not only did Hansen’s work win one award, it garnered four at the state convention and show that took place in mid-September at Harry Leu Gardens in Orlando. The 48th annual Watercolor Society Exhibition, Convention & Trade Show included workshops, as well as a lovely awards event. It is well-attended by watercolor artists from throughout the

Grecian is known for leading workships that provide artists with new tools for practice, and a greater knowledge of the use of color in their work. He studied art at Northern Illinios University, where he was a MFA candidate. Grecian has worked in the art world since 1978 in the Midwest and South where his work is well-known and his teaching is applauded.

The Spirit of Beads from religious banners to art

Color, beads, sequins, canvas, and cloth are the elements that go into the intricate and well-executed Haitian designs that will be on exhibit November 7 - December 28 at the Highlands Museum of the Arts. The exibit showcases banners from the Betty Ford-Smith Collection of Haitian bead-adorned flags and art. More than 50 flags and artifacts reflect Haitian belief and mystery that blend ancient tradition with culture, and religion with art. Call HAL for special opportunities to join Ford-Smith in interperative Gallery Walks in November and December. The museum is open Thursdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 1 1/2 hours prior to performances at the Lakeside Theatre.

state. Sebring artist Janet King taught workshops at this year’s event, celebrating Hansen’s well-deserved recognition. The theme of this year’s convention was “Community.” Following the Exhibition at Leu Gardens in Orlando, the FWS Traveling Show will be at the Visual Art Center in Punta Gorda, FL November 11th-30th, and at the Stirling Art Studios and Gallery in Dunedin from December 3 - 28th. A small group of HAL members will be visiting the exhibit in Punta Gorda on November 19, leaving the Clovelly House parking lot at 9 a.m. Please call ahead if you are interested in joining the group. A small bus has been reserved, but seating is limited to 14, so call soon. Cost is $10 for transportation. A lunch stop and other gallery visits will be included in the day’s outing.

Membership Policy Revised We’ve made some changes to simplify your membership renewal. Membership will now run annually from year of year, allowing the benefits of membership without lapse or worry about renewing only at the New Year.

have not been notified, you will be receiving an email in the next week or two, asking you to consider renewing your membership at this time. Renew in September and your membership will run through October, 2020.

Members will receive notice if their membership is ending the month before their renewal, allowing members to track membership benefits and have all of the benefits of HAL membership. When you receive your “We don’t want to miss you” email or mailing, all you need to do is go online to renew your membership by the end of the next month to avoid a lapse in membership.

Members, as always, receive a discount on classes and other events. We also extend that discount to rental use of our facility for workshops and other events.

If your membership has lapsed in the past six months and you

Your support of the Highlands Art League is what has helped us to support the Arts in Highlands County for the past 53 years. Our commitment as a volunteer board is a labor of love, and commitment to you, our Artists, and children in our area. Thank you for your continued partnership in this effort.


Fall Newsletter 2019 A r t @ H A L Easy Ways to Support

HAL

Holiday Events 2019 Save the Date

Cookie Decorating

Use Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile allows users to order their Amazon purchases and at the same time give to a favorite non-profit. To donate a little to HAL with every purchase, go to https://smile. amazon.com and select The Highlands Art League. Then each time you make an Amazon purchase, simply go to Smile. Amazon and your donation will be automatic. Remember, your support helps us to keep the Art League active in the community and provide opportunities to artists, children, and the public.

Buy a Bag @ Winn Dixie Each month Winn Dixie selects a community non-profit to benefit from their Community Bag proceeds. For every $2.50 community bag purchased during the month of October, HAL will receive a $1 donation. Take a picture of yourself or your kids/grandkids with your new Community Bag, an tag HAL on Instagram or Facebook!

Mark your calendar for our December 7 Annual Cookie Decorating event, hosted by The Highlands Art League and sponsored by The Palms of Sebring. Make a reservation for this Free event @ https//: www.highlandsartleague.org.

Breakfast with

Jack Frost

Paint a Chair Join us in January to paint a chair for HAL. Your business, family names, team sport, club or activity can be a part of HAL’s Paint-a-Chair day. Don’t want to paint your own chair. Donate $100 to HAL [tax deductible] and one of our artists will paint a chair with your logo and/or an approved design. Email HAL @ manager@highlandsartleague. org for more information today!

Gals & Pals Every Tuesday 9 a.m. - 12 noon VAC

This new event invites kids 2-10 and their parents to step inside Jack Frost’s ice cave for a story, an easy-to-makeand-take art project, and special frosty breakfast. December 14 and 21. 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Member discount pricing.

Ornament Making Saturday, December 21, 2 p.m. Make a little memory and something to treasure this holiday season with your preschool or elementary child as Jedeth helps families prepare for the coming week festivities by starting it off with creation of a handpainted, one-of-a-kind work of art. Register for this event, using your member discount @ https//: www.highlandsartleague.org.

Highlands Photo Club @ HAL 4th Wednesday 6 p.m.

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Highlands Art League, Fall 2019  

The mission of Highlands Art League is the encourage emerging and evolving artists of all ages, and to positively impact our community throu...

Highlands Art League, Fall 2019  

The mission of Highlands Art League is the encourage emerging and evolving artists of all ages, and to positively impact our community throu...

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