ARTpops are designed for you to try your hand at a variety of art forms,
both traditional and nontraditional.
Our goal is to expand the appreciation of the arts
in our community and region, one "ARTpop" at a time!
Try it, and if you like it, do it again as a class series
Bundle and Save: Members registering for 3 or more ARTpops will receive $5 off class tuition fee of the third and subsequent classes.
Saturday, Sept. 21 / 10 am-2 pm
BEADED FLOWERS II
with Cathy Sexton
For learners of all levels, this French beaded flower-making class is a continuation of the Spring session. New class members are welcome! Students will experience the thrill of watching tiny beads literally jump on their wire as the bead spinner does most of the work. Turn the full line of beads into flower petals and leaves, and assemble them into complete flowers with vintage jewel centers. Previous students, please bring your bead spinners to class. New students, we’ll have spinners for you, which you may take home for only $20.
Saturday, Oct. 5 / 10 am-12:30 pm
with Lorraine Turi
Picture taking is so easy with today’s digital phones, tablets, and full size cameras. But, do your snapshots really preserve the moment or event? Do you end up with anything worth framing? You’ll say “yes” to both questions after taking this ARTpop, where you will learn to compose/arrange your subject(s), foreground and background in exciting ways. Students are to bring their own digital device to class. Note: consider pairing this class with its companion, Now What?, scheduled two weeks following Say “Cheese.”
Saturday, Oct. 19 / 10 am-12:30 pm
with Lorraine Turi
So, you’ve finally started taking pictures using your phone, tablet, or digital camera. Now what? Where did they go? How do you access them to share with family & friends? Can you print pictures that are “in the cloud”? Learn the basics, plus how to edit and do fun things with the pictures you take using available software for your digital device, in this great primer ARTpop. Bring your own digital device to class. Note: consider pairing this class with its companion, Say “Cheese,” scheduled two weeks prior to Now What?.
Thursday, Nov. 14 / 6:30-9 pm
MAKING ART WITH NATURAL PIGMENTS with Dani Iris
Nature provides most everything an artist could need or desire. For centuries, plants, minerals, and insects have been hand-processed into dye for textiles, and paint for the canvas. This ARTpop focuses on making and painting with natural pigments, on handmade paper. And, since some of the same ingredients are also edible, students will get to enjoy a selection of natural refreshments during class.
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 / 6:30-9 pm
NEW YEARS CULINARY/MIXOLOGY
with Rick Anderson
Because we never tire of entertaining in the South, we need another of Rick’s culinary delight/mixology ARTpops to keep our food and drink menu fresh, authentic, and exciting! This experiential class is really a 2-for-1, as Rick will be sharing recipes and entertaining tips for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Of course, you will want to sample everything!
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
in order of class listing.
CATHY SEXTON is the owner/designer of Catiques. Catiques jewelry and beaded flowers inspire curiosity and prominence, featuring finds and techniques from the earlier centuries. These one of a kind architectural pieces honor individuality, while remaining timeless.
Cathy has refined her process for creating French beaded flowers, and is excited to share her passion and techniques. Spinning the beads, and crafting each petal of the flower takes time and concentration, and with Cathy’s guidance, students experience success and fulfillment in the early stages of learning.
LORRAINE TURI taught photography for a number of years to Rowan Cabarrus College students, using the darkroom and classroom inside of Waterworks, so we feel like Lorraine is already part of our family of artists. She is teaching three Fall classes, and is involved in planning adult classes for Spring. Lorraine’s own professional photography is so admired that she has been invited to exhibit in Waterworks Spring 2020 show.
Lorraine earned a BFA in Photography at UNC Charlotte, and an MFA from East Carolina University.
DANIELLE “Dani” IRIS debuted at Waterworks this summer, teaching Landscape Weaving in the Summer ARTventures program. Dani received her BFA in painting and fiber from Appalachian State University. She is the 2018 recipient of the Windgate Fellowship, a grant awarded to recent graduate artists to help kick start their career.
Dani is passionate about all the ingredients she uses in making her art, from the paper she paints on to the pigments she paints with, and the yarns she weaves with. All natural, and many hand-made, are her preferences.
RICK ANDERSON is a hometown “boy”, born and raised. He is a 1988 graduate of Catawba College and the owner and operator of the Sidewalk Deli, a downtown luncheon hot spot for over 23 years.
Rick is a huge supporter of the arts in Rowan County. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lee Street theater, and joyfully shares his culinary art, mixology skills, and extraordinary entertaining tips and secrets. This season will be Rick’s third experiential party class at Waterworks.