What Is Art In The City
The Cadillac Area YMCA is putting on an arts competition, to encourage all to embrace the arts and concepts of social responsibility. Art in the City is an art competition program that the YMCA will be running from June 1- August 23. Participants will make a 11×14 piece of art or sculpture and enter it to win in the competition. The Y will provide at no cost the first paper or canvas upon request of any artist wanting to compete. Our hopes in this event is two-fold. First to encourage the arts in our community that is rich already with talented artists. Second is to raise funds for our 7th grade membership fund, where any 7th grader in the area is able to have a membership for free by completing the application and checking in 4 times per month.
Workshops (All Workshops Are At The Cadillac Area YMCA Unless Specified)
- June 22, 2017 – Art of Felting 5:30-7:00pm
Joy Hogg is a retired teacher who loves working with fiber – knitting, spinning and felting. She is teaching a felting workshop and providing the inexpensive materials plus the colored unspun wool so we can all learn to felt perhaps coasters or fabric or a picture. Take home a wet felted piece which has possibilities when dry!
- July 8, 2017 – Loose Landscapes Oil Pastel 2:00-4:00PM
Cassie Anderson graduate of South Dakota’s Northern State University, she has a degree in studio art and loves painting or drawing in most mediums as well as doing ceramics and wire sculptures. She will be teaching an oil pastel landscapes workshop that focuses on loose figures with impressionistic elements.
- July 21, 2017 – Plein Air Workshop 6:00-8:00pm (Cadillac City Park)
Instructor TBD… Artist or novices will learn plein air painting techniques.
- August 10, 2017 – Pastel Underpainting Workshop 7:00-9:00pm
Jane Nemecek is a “late bloomer” on the art scene. Not wasting time since her retirement she enthusiastically tackled acrylics and oils and now uses pastels to capture the beauty around her. After being introduced to pastels by Mary Fuscaldo she became especially interested in using them to capture the atmosphere and mood of her surroundings. She will be instructing on the art of underpainting for pastels and their importance, and the multiple applications that they have.