Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee is offering the chance to learn mixed media drawing and realist oil painting in June.
Mixed media drawing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from May 30 to June 6. This course will invite students to be experimental with a variety of materials by drawing on paper, then adding collage materials to create layers and two-dimensional depth. Participants will learn how to build a multi-layered drawing and collage composition using a variety of drawing and scrap materials on sturdy paper primed with gesso. The cost is $36.
A course titled “Learning from the Old Masters” will run from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday from June 1 to 22. Students will learn to construct a realist oil painting using techniques similar to that of 16th and 17th century European masters such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.
Participants should provide their own materials, which consist of a basic paint set, selection of brushes, mediums and a surface to paint on. The cost is $62.