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Alleghany Highands Arts and Crafts Center, 439 E Ridgeway Street, Clifton Forge, VA, 24422, United States

April 2021

Watercolor Boot Camp: Painting Skies & Water

  Robin Poteet teaches watercolor classes throughout the mid-Atlantic. All levels will jump in and learn to how to paint two favorite landscape subjects — skies & water! Creating several small paintings & studies, and learning how to paint various clouds- from wispy to stormy on the 1st day. Sunsets, too!  Our 2nd day, we’ll do the same with water scenes — surf, ripples, and reflections on lakes & more. These two will teach you watercolor techniques used with almost…

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“Bloom With Grace” by Candace Monaghan

Free Exhibit in the Gallery by Candace Monaghan. “Bloom With Grace” is an exhibit that has grown out of an annual sunflower festival that I have hosted the past 5 years on our family farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. I have dabbled in nature photography for a few years and have greatly enjoyed combining my new found love for sunflowers with a passion of mine.  To be surrounded by the calmness and easygoing spirit that these views provide is simply breathtaking…

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“A Photographic Journey”

FREE Exhibit in the Gallery by Dan Henderson. “Sometimes I see something so compelling or so beautiful that it just needs to be photographed as it is. But often it is more – or less – than the thing itself; the rock or the mountain, the tree or the forest. What interests me are the nuances, the details that others might not notice. How light and shadow sculpt the subject. The effect of time of day, of season of the…

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Drawing-The Next Step

The Next Step is a class of reviewing basic perspective rules and introducing students to shading techniques. Students should bring an 18″ ruler, 12″ x 18″ drawing paper, a variety of drawing pencils (H, HB, & B), and a couple of photos or images to use as a reference for an extended drawing. By the end of the workshop you will have a really nice drawing that can be used as a basis of a painting at a later date…

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“Bloom With Grace” by Candace Monaghan

Free Exhibit in the Gallery by Candace Monaghan. “Bloom With Grace” is an exhibit that has grown out of an annual sunflower festival that I have hosted the past 5 years on our family farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. I have dabbled in nature photography for a few years and have greatly enjoyed combining my new found love for sunflowers with a passion of mine.  To be surrounded by the calmness and easygoing spirit that these views provide is simply breathtaking…

Find out more »

“A Photographic Journey”

FREE Exhibit in the Gallery by Dan Henderson. “Sometimes I see something so compelling or so beautiful that it just needs to be photographed as it is. But often it is more – or less – than the thing itself; the rock or the mountain, the tree or the forest. What interests me are the nuances, the details that others might not notice. How light and shadow sculpt the subject. The effect of time of day, of season of the…

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“Paint With Ed”

Artist Ed Bordet will be coming to paint with you! This will be a general class for beginners as well as intermediate painters of watercolor, oil or acrylic.  He will focus on composition and design.  Ed is a graduate of the National Academy of Art in New York City Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida.  His strong focus on how to organize a picture and his wry sense of humor should keep the class interesting, for as he says…

Find out more »

“Bloom With Grace” by Candace Monaghan

Free Exhibit in the Gallery by Candace Monaghan. “Bloom With Grace” is an exhibit that has grown out of an annual sunflower festival that I have hosted the past 5 years on our family farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. I have dabbled in nature photography for a few years and have greatly enjoyed combining my new found love for sunflowers with a passion of mine.  To be surrounded by the calmness and easygoing spirit that these views provide is simply breathtaking…

Find out more »

“A Photographic Journey”

FREE Exhibit in the Gallery by Dan Henderson. “Sometimes I see something so compelling or so beautiful that it just needs to be photographed as it is. But often it is more – or less – than the thing itself; the rock or the mountain, the tree or the forest. What interests me are the nuances, the details that others might not notice. How light and shadow sculpt the subject. The effect of time of day, of season of the…

Find out more »

“Bloom With Grace” by Candace Monaghan

Free Exhibit in the Gallery by Candace Monaghan. “Bloom With Grace” is an exhibit that has grown out of an annual sunflower festival that I have hosted the past 5 years on our family farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. I have dabbled in nature photography for a few years and have greatly enjoyed combining my new found love for sunflowers with a passion of mine.  To be surrounded by the calmness and easygoing spirit that these views provide is simply breathtaking…

Find out more »

“A Photographic Journey”

FREE Exhibit in the Gallery by Dan Henderson. “Sometimes I see something so compelling or so beautiful that it just needs to be photographed as it is. But often it is more – or less – than the thing itself; the rock or the mountain, the tree or the forest. What interests me are the nuances, the details that others might not notice. How light and shadow sculpt the subject. The effect of time of day, of season of the…

Find out more »

“Bloom With Grace” by Candace Monaghan

Free Exhibit in the Gallery by Candace Monaghan. “Bloom With Grace” is an exhibit that has grown out of an annual sunflower festival that I have hosted the past 5 years on our family farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. I have dabbled in nature photography for a few years and have greatly enjoyed combining my new found love for sunflowers with a passion of mine.  To be surrounded by the calmness and easygoing spirit that these views provide is simply breathtaking…

Find out more »

“A Photographic Journey”

FREE Exhibit in the Gallery by Dan Henderson. “Sometimes I see something so compelling or so beautiful that it just needs to be photographed as it is. But often it is more – or less – than the thing itself; the rock or the mountain, the tree or the forest. What interests me are the nuances, the details that others might not notice. How light and shadow sculpt the subject. The effect of time of day, of season of the…

Find out more »

“Bloom With Grace” by Candace Monaghan

Free Exhibit in the Gallery by Candace Monaghan. “Bloom With Grace” is an exhibit that has grown out of an annual sunflower festival that I have hosted the past 5 years on our family farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. I have dabbled in nature photography for a few years and have greatly enjoyed combining my new found love for sunflowers with a passion of mine.  To be surrounded by the calmness and easygoing spirit that these views provide is simply breathtaking…

Find out more »

“A Photographic Journey”

FREE Exhibit in the Gallery by Dan Henderson. “Sometimes I see something so compelling or so beautiful that it just needs to be photographed as it is. But often it is more – or less – than the thing itself; the rock or the mountain, the tree or the forest. What interests me are the nuances, the details that others might not notice. How light and shadow sculpt the subject. The effect of time of day, of season of the…

Find out more »

Drawing-The Next Step

The Next Step is a class of reviewing basic perspective rules and introducing students to shading techniques. Students should bring an 18″ ruler, 12″ x 18″ drawing paper, a variety of drawing pencils (H, HB, & B), and a couple of photos or images to use as a reference for an extended drawing. By the end of the workshop you will have a really nice drawing that can be used as a basis of a painting at a later date…

Find out more »

“Bloom With Grace” by Candace Monaghan

Free Exhibit in the Gallery by Candace Monaghan. “Bloom With Grace” is an exhibit that has grown out of an annual sunflower festival that I have hosted the past 5 years on our family farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. I have dabbled in nature photography for a few years and have greatly enjoyed combining my new found love for sunflowers with a passion of mine.  To be surrounded by the calmness and easygoing spirit that these views provide is simply breathtaking…

Find out more »

“A Photographic Journey”

FREE Exhibit in the Gallery by Dan Henderson. “Sometimes I see something so compelling or so beautiful that it just needs to be photographed as it is. But often it is more – or less – than the thing itself; the rock or the mountain, the tree or the forest. What interests me are the nuances, the details that others might not notice. How light and shadow sculpt the subject. The effect of time of day, of season of the…

Find out more »

“Paint With Ed”

Artist Ed Bordet will be coming to paint with you! This will be a general class for beginners as well as intermediate painters of watercolor, oil or acrylic.  He will focus on composition and design.  Ed is a graduate of the National Academy of Art in New York City Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida.  His strong focus on how to organize a picture and his wry sense of humor should keep the class interesting, for as he says…

Find out more »

“Bloom With Grace” by Candace Monaghan

Free Exhibit in the Gallery by Candace Monaghan. “Bloom With Grace” is an exhibit that has grown out of an annual sunflower festival that I have hosted the past 5 years on our family farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. I have dabbled in nature photography for a few years and have greatly enjoyed combining my new found love for sunflowers with a passion of mine.  To be surrounded by the calmness and easygoing spirit that these views provide is simply breathtaking…

Find out more »

“A Photographic Journey”

FREE Exhibit in the Gallery by Dan Henderson. “Sometimes I see something so compelling or so beautiful that it just needs to be photographed as it is. But often it is more – or less – than the thing itself; the rock or the mountain, the tree or the forest. What interests me are the nuances, the details that others might not notice. How light and shadow sculpt the subject. The effect of time of day, of season of the…

Find out more »

“Bloom With Grace” by Candace Monaghan

Free Exhibit in the Gallery by Candace Monaghan. “Bloom With Grace” is an exhibit that has grown out of an annual sunflower festival that I have hosted the past 5 years on our family farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. I have dabbled in nature photography for a few years and have greatly enjoyed combining my new found love for sunflowers with a passion of mine.  To be surrounded by the calmness and easygoing spirit that these views provide is simply breathtaking…

Find out more »

“A Photographic Journey”

FREE Exhibit in the Gallery by Dan Henderson. “Sometimes I see something so compelling or so beautiful that it just needs to be photographed as it is. But often it is more – or less – than the thing itself; the rock or the mountain, the tree or the forest. What interests me are the nuances, the details that others might not notice. How light and shadow sculpt the subject. The effect of time of day, of season of the…

Find out more »
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