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Painting a Portrait from Life

Saturday, 3/19/2022
10:00AM-4:00PM  
Instructor: Todd Carignan
CAM member price: $99; non-member: $110
Paint head studies from life using a limited palette. Focus will be on measuring and getting values correct. The instructor will be working in oils, but all media are welcome.

Art and Resiliency Saturday

Saturday, 3/19/2022
10:00AM-5:00PM  
All Day
Kids@CAM and other activities with the art subcommittee of the Resiliency Task Force

Gallery Conversation: Stephen Hayes and Mike Willi

Sunday, 3/20/2022
2:00PM-3:00PM  
Gallery Conversation: Stephen Hayes and Mike Williams of the Black on Black Project

Join artist Stephen Hayes and Mike Williams of the Black on Black Project for a conversation for the closing of Voices of Future’s Past. There is limited seating for this conversation in the Hughes Wing on the day Hughes’s exhibition closes, so reserve your tickets now.

Boundless artist Stephen Hayes went to North Carolina Central University, aiming to transfer to North Carolina State University in order to study mechanical engineering. Instead, through a friend, he discovered graphic design. His new major led to a ceramics course, where his enthusiasm and skill allowed him as much time as he wanted on the wheel. He threw enough pots to develop a strong portfolio, leading to a residency at the acclaimed New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Hayes earned a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. His thesis exhibition, “Cash Crop,” has been traveling and exhibiting for a decade. In his work, Hayes uses three symbols: a pawn, a corn, and a horse to explore America’s use (or misuse) of black bodies, black minds, and black labor. Artists, he believes, are as much translators as they are creators. He started teaching at the college level in 2011; currently, he is a professor of sculpture at Duke University.

North Carolina native Michael S. Williams fosters community engagement through his work as a consultant and through the Black On Black Project, an organization he founded that works with artists and community members on exhibitions and events that unpack the issues of our time.
A graduate of North Carolina Central University, Williams spent 15 years in media at The News & Observer in roles centered on content creation and community building. He has curated more than 25 art exhibitions and scores of programs related to equity in partnership with municipalities, local businesses and nonprofits. Williams has provided opportunities for critical conversations at events and forums throughout the state of North Carolina.


Painting Animals

Tuesday, 3/22/2022
10:00AM-1:00PM  
March 8 - 29
Instructor: Todd Carignan
CAM member price: $171; non-member: $190
In this class we will explore a variety of animals and how to create the colors and textures of fur, feathers, skin, etc. The last class will be devoted to painting your own favorite animal. The instructor will be painting in oils, but other media are acceptable.

Drawing the Human Body with Attitude

Tuesday, 3/22/2022
4:30PM-6:00PM  
March 8 - 29
Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner
CAM member price: $85.50; non-member: $95
Learn how not only to draw the body correctly but how to give it attitude! Beginning with gesture drawings in different positions to express body language. The body expresses our emotions just as our face and our words do. Humility, anger, disbelief, triumph, and determination are just a few. The actual body language will then be explored. Figures with despair, confidence, doubt will be drawn as finished drawings. If you are interested in representation, anime, or cartooning, learning how to express the human figure will be very beneficial.


Intuitive Painting

Wednesday, 3/23/2022
10:00AM-12:00PM  
Wednesday, March 9 – 30
Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner
CAM member price: $117; non-member: $130
"Conventional Opinion is the Ruin of our Souls" Rumi Intuitive painting is for ANYONE! From someone who has never picked up a paint brush to the professional artist who has creative block. You will not be learning technique or method. It is all about being free with no pre-conceived ideas! Intuitive painting is a tool for beginners and advanced painters alike. Play is encouraged. The goal is not to paint for an exhibition or for others, but to allow oneself the freedom to explore color, be creative and find one’s inner being and intuitive self. No criticism of yourself is allowed!

New Member Coffee

Wednesday, 3/23/2022
10:30AM-11:30AM  
Register here

New CAM Members are invited to a Member Coffee to meet Executive Director Anne Brennan and learn a little about CAM’s history.
Tour of the galleries following the coffee is optional.


Potters Wheel for Teens

Thursday, 3/24/2022
10:00AM-12:00PM  
Wednesday, February 17 – March 24
Instructor: Renato Abbate
CAM member price: $148.50; non-member: $165
Potters wheel for teens and tweens. Learn how to use the wheel, wedge clay and glaze. Make cups, bowls, plates, pitchers, planters and other functional wares.

Art Explorer Thursdays

Thursday, 3/24/2022
10:00AM-11:00AM  


Continuing Flowing Watercolors

Thursday, 3/24/2022
12:00PM-3:00PM  
Wednesday, February 17 – March 24
Instuctor: Janice Castiglione
CAM member price: $234; non-member: $260
This course will take you through the fundaments of preparation, composition, design and color mixing with watercolors. Each class will begin with a demonstration. One on one personal instruction will be available.

Book Buzz: David Cecelcki

Thursday, 3/24/2022
6:00PM-7:30PM  
CAM Members $25/ Nonmembers $30

Join NC author David Cecelski for a reading and discussion of his book The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War. This discussion will shed light on the story of the USCT and the reading will be followed by a book signing and an opportunity to learn more about Stephen Hayes’s new sculpture Boundless. Abraham H. Galloway (1837-1870) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought against slavery and injustice. He risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North, and fought racism in the Union army's ranks. He later became one of the first black men elected to the North Carolina legislature. Long hidden from history, Galloway's story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us. Historian David Cecelski has written several award-winning books and hundreds of articles about history, culture, and politics on the NC coast. Cecelski was recently the co-recipient (with Tim Tyson) of the N.C. Literary and Historical Association’s Crittenten Award for lifetime achievement.

Your Book Buzz experience includes one glass of wine, beer, or a nonalcoholic drink from CAM Café.


All Levels Flow Yoga with Kim Gargiulo

Friday, 3/25/2022
8:30AM-9:30AM  
Fridays, 8:30AM - 9:30AM in the galleries.
Suggested donation: $10

Kim Gargiulo, RYT, has been teaching yoga classes for over 12 years. She enjoys teaching and practicing vinyasa yoga where each pose organically flows into the next, incorporating breath with movement. The overarching goal of yoga, to Kim, is to unite the body, mind and spirit.

Two Day Papermaking Practicum: NC Paper

Friday, 3/25/2022
10:00AM-4:00PM  
Friday & Saturday, March 25-26
Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos
CAM member price: $171; non-member: $190
Book and paper lovers alike will enjoy this immersion of creative processes. Day One: Expect a hands-on sheet making journey with local plant fibers from the CAM, the coast and surrounding counties in North Carolina. Learn how to identify and harvest plants for hand papermaking. Learn how to process, pulp, press, create sheets and dry textured papers, learn to create formation aids, the vocabulary - learn processes that can be recreated at home with simple equipment.

Two Day Papermaking Practicum: NC Paper

Saturday, 3/26/2022
10:00AM-4:00PM  
Friday & Saturday, March 25-26
Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos
CAM member price: $171; non-member: $190
Book and paper lovers alike will enjoy this immersion of creative processes. Day One: Expect a hands-on sheet making journey with local plant fibers from the CAM, the coast and surrounding counties in North Carolina. Learn how to identify and harvest plants for hand papermaking. Learn how to process, pulp, press, create sheets and dry textured papers, learn to create formation aids, the vocabulary - learn processes that can be recreated at home with simple equipment.

NC Black Film Festival Awards

Sunday, 3/27/2022
2:00PM-5:00PM  
Tickets: $20
Tickets are available through this link: Register

North Carolina Black Film Festival Awards
The Black Arts Alliance will host the award ceremony and closing screenings of film shorts and a feature film as the culmination of the NC Black Film Festival. The festival is a juried and invitational festival of independent motion pictures by Black filmmakers which showcase features, shorts, animation, documentary films, and student films. We pride ourselves in the Carolina Hospitality and great previous honorees and winners such as Anthony Hemingway, Ava DuVernay, Giancarlo Esposito, the late Dwayne McDuffie, Scott Sanders and more.


Painting Animals

Tuesday, 3/29/2022
10:00AM-1:00PM  
March 8 - 29
Instructor: Todd Carignan
CAM member price: $171; non-member: $190
In this class we will explore a variety of animals and how to create the colors and textures of fur, feathers, skin, etc. The last class will be devoted to painting your own favorite animal. The instructor will be painting in oils, but other media are acceptable.

Drawing the Human Body with Attitude

Tuesday, 3/29/2022
4:30PM-6:00PM  
March 8 - 29
Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner
CAM member price: $85.50; non-member: $95
Learn how not only to draw the body correctly but how to give it attitude! Beginning with gesture drawings in different positions to express body language. The body expresses our emotions just as our face and our words do. Humility, anger, disbelief, triumph, and determination are just a few. The actual body language will then be explored. Figures with despair, confidence, doubt will be drawn as finished drawings. If you are interested in representation, anime, or cartooning, learning how to express the human figure will be very beneficial.


Intuitive Painting

Wednesday, 3/30/2022
10:00AM-12:00PM  
Wednesday, March 9 – 30
Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner
CAM member price: $117; non-member: $130
"Conventional Opinion is the Ruin of our Souls" Rumi Intuitive painting is for ANYONE! From someone who has never picked up a paint brush to the professional artist who has creative block. You will not be learning technique or method. It is all about being free with no pre-conceived ideas! Intuitive painting is a tool for beginners and advanced painters alike. Play is encouraged. The goal is not to paint for an exhibition or for others, but to allow oneself the freedom to explore color, be creative and find one’s inner being and intuitive self. No criticism of yourself is allowed!

Bioluminescence Thursday with Gene Felice

Thursday, 3/31/2022
6:00PM-9:00PM  
Free with admission
Join digital artist Gene Felice as he explores bioluminescence with projection-mapping and light on select Thursdays in Confluence.

Thursday Night Clay

Thursday, 3/31/2022
6:15PM-9:00PM  
Thursdays, March 31 - May 5
Instructor: Renato Abbate
CAM members: $225; Non-members $250
Make your own ceramic functional pottery from scratch. Learn basic handbuilding, wheel and glazing.


'Resilience' Community Screening

Friday, 4/1/2022
12:00PM-1:00PM  
View the award winning documentary 'Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.' The film screens in our spacious reception hall from 12 PM to 1 PM, followed by an optional brief discussion with other community members. Learn about the New Hanover County Resiliency Task Force. https://www.nhcbouncesback.org/
The CAM offers free screenings of ‘Resilience’ on the first Friday of each month (unless there is a holiday and then it moves to the second Friday). Feel free to grab lunch at the CAM café, or bring your own lunch!
No fee and no registration necessary.


Artist drop off for State of the Art

Friday, 4/1/2022
5:00PM  
24 hour Open Mic

Beginning Drawing

Tuesday, 4/5/2022
9:00AM-12:00PM  
Tuesdays, April 5-May 10
CAM members: $234; Non-members $260
Beginning Drawing
Learn how to draw what you see. This class tackles everything from where to start a drawing, to measuring, to deciding values, to creating depth and form.


Painting Seashells in Unusual Environments

Tuesday, 4/5/2022
1:30PM-3:30PM  
Tuesdays, April 5-May 10
Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner
CAM members: $153; Non-members $170
Learn to paint a seashell in a sky of your choice. It can be a calm sky, a cloudy sky, or a brilliantly colored sky. Your seashell can hover over the ocean, where it once lived, or be in another venue that is important to you. You should keep your sky simple so that the shell is the dominant focal point. The purpose of this painting exercise is to explore what comes from your inner self. Everything that we choose to create has a deeper meaning than we realize once we allow ourselves that freedom.


Saltwater Creatures on Black Paper

Tuesday, 4/5/2022
4:30PM-6:00PM  
Tuesdays, April 5- 26
Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner
CAM member: $85.50; Non-member: $95
Draw a jellyfish or your favorite ocean creature using colored pencils on black paper. This creates a dramatic effect. The student will learn to use negative space as part of their drawing. Blending and shading will be utilized to create a 3-D effect.


Still Lifes and Figures in Pastels!

Wednesday, 4/6/2022
10:00AM-1:00PM  
Wednesdays, April 6-May 4
Instructor: Jeri Greenberg
CAM members: $193.50; Non-members $215
Come and paint beautiful still lifes as well as working with beautiful models! Learn the wonderful medium of pastel and explore different mixed media surfaces as well. Have Fun and Paint with the Power of Pastels!


The Power of Pastels Continues

Wednesday, 4/6/2022
10:00AM-1:00PM  
Wednesdays, April 6-May 4
Instructor: Jeri Greenberg
CAM members: $171 ; Non-members $190
Come and paint beautiful still lifes as well as working with beautiful models! Learn the wonderful medium of pastel and explore different mixed media surfaces as well. Have Fun and Paint with the Power of Pastels!


The Natural Way To Draw - Measuring Techniques

Wednesday, 4/6/2022
2:00PM-5:00PM  
Wednesdays, April 6-April 27
Instructor: Donna Moore
CAM members: $171; Non-members $190
Practice classic techniques of measuring relationships to better achieve believable proportions within the figure. Return and new students encouraged.


The Natural Way to Draw - Relationships

Wednesday, 4/6/2022
2:00PM-5:00PM  
Wednesdays, April 6-April 27
Instructor: Donna Moore
CAM members: $171; Non-members $190
Practice classic techniques of measuring relationships to better achieve believable proportions within the figure. Return and new students encouraged.



Teen Pottery

Wednesday, 4/6/2022
4:30PM-6:30PM  
Wednesdays, April 6-27
Instructor: Renato Abbate
CAM member: $108; Non-member: $120
Potters wheel for teens and tweens. Learn how to use the wheel, wedge clay, and glaze. Make cups, bowls, plates, pitchers and other functional wares.


Drawing Inspired by Nature - Spring Botanicals

Thursday, 4/7/2022
9:00AM-11:30AM  
Thursdays, April 7-April 28
Instructor: Antoinette Vogt
CAM members: $135; Non-members $150
his course will use the natural areas around the museum as inspiration to study the details in nature. Improve your drawing ability through close observation of spring botanicals. Learn techniques to enhance drawings and add color. Class time will be spent drawing outside, focusing on the unique visual characteristics of individual plants. After returning to the studio, students will enhance and refine their drawings using pencil, pen and adding color. Experimentation is encouraged. Some previous drawing experience suggested.


Exploring Watercolor Colors and Effects

Thursday, 4/7/2022
12:30PM-3:30PM  
Thursdays, April 7- May 5
Instructor: Janice Castiglione
CAM members: $193.50; Non-members $215
Continue to develop your watercolor skills. Master additional techniques to enliven your paintings as you develop greater understanding of the behavior of watercolor and when to use wet in wet or wet on dry applications.


Foundations of Drawing 2 - Light and Shadow

Thursday, 4/7/2022
4:30PM-6:30PM  
Thursdays, April 7- May 5
Instructor: Antoinette Vogt
CAM member: $126; Non-member: $140
Drawing from still life, students will practice realistic drawing to develop their technique rendering form. This 5 week class will focus on developing technical skills rendering value to represent light and shadow in drawings. Students will experiment with a variety of materials. Different techniques will be demonstrated. This course is designed as a follow up to Foundations of Drawing and is appropriate for students with previous drawing coursework or experience.


Thursday Night Clay

Thursday, 4/7/2022
6:15PM-9:00PM  
Thursdays, March 31 - May 5
Instructor: Renato Abbate
CAM members: $225; Non-members $250
Make your own ceramic functional pottery from scratch. Learn basic handbuilding, wheel and glazing.


Jazz@ CAM: The El Jaye Johnson Band

Thursday, 4/7/2022
6:30PM-8:00PM  
$25 for CAM and CFJS members, $30 for non-members, $15 for students and military
Leonard “El Jaye” Johnson is an extraordinary talent and has earned the title of “One-Man-Band”. El Jaye has been seriously involved with music since age ten, and has developed a deep passion for music and the desire to help others to appreciate music’s many benefits. El Jaye wears many hats, both on and off the stage. On stage you will see him energetically bounce around from guitar, to keyboard, to trumpet to singing and dancing. And although he is an accomplished musician in his own right, he likes to be considered an entertainer, rather than just a musician. He thrives on captivating his audience through his music and his dynamic performances and tries to reach not just their feet, but also their hearts.
He also wears the hat of a bandleader and has successfully assembled some of the best musicians around to include in his many productions, including The Port City All-Stars. El Jaye is the founder and owner of EDJE Records, an independent record label, which is a subsidiary division of his business El Jaye Enterprises, based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Since it’s founding, El Jaye has worked as a songwriter, arranger, producer, engineer, promoter and educator. He has appeared in many venues, played in many bands, and is continuing to develop his craft. Career highlights include opening up for the smooth jazz super group Fourplay on June 7, 2002, at the BTI Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, NC, and being one of the opening acts for the legendary Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards in March of 2001. More recently, El Jaye opened up for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Lovin' Spoonful (May 10, 2008) and the classic R&B group The Manhattans (June 7, 2008).

All Levels Flow Yoga with Kim Gargiulo

Friday, 4/8/2022
8:30AM-9:30AM  
Fridays, 8:30AM - 9:30AM in the galleries.
Suggested donation: $10

Kim Gargiulo, RYT, has been teaching yoga classes for over 12 years. She enjoys teaching and practicing vinyasa yoga where each pose organically flows into the next, incorporating breath with movement. The overarching goal of yoga, to Kim, is to unite the body, mind and spirit.

Drawing in the Gallery

Friday, 4/8/2022
10:00AM-1:00PM  
Instructor: Antoinette Vogt
CAM members: $50; Non-members $55
Enjoy a morning drawing in the gallery. Improve your drawing skills and learn new techniques while studying the exhibits at CAM. Each session will focus on a drawing topic related to the exhibit. Session 1: “Confluence”: Use the many interesting shapes, colors and shadows portrayed in nature as inspiration to create your own work of art. Using pencil and colored pencil, students will practice drawing while studying the unique characteristics of algae.

Art of Assemblage

Friday, 4/8/2022
10:00AM-12:00PM  
Fridays, April 8- May 13
Instructor: Lois DeWitt
CAM members: $153; Non-members $170
The mindset of assemblage is essential to discovering the magic of combining the objects of our daily lives, working towards creating hybrid and unique environments that reflect our personal relationship with those objects and the world around us.


My Little Art Book II, Foundations II

Friday, 4/8/2022
1:00PM-4:00PM  
Fridays, April 8 & 15
Instructor: Judith Chandler
CAM members: $81; Non-members $90
This workshop is designed for previous Foundation students and "MLAB" students. The first workshops focused on the Elements of Design. This workshop will focus on the Principles of Design ending with a 12"x18" painting illustrating one or more Principles.