Inspiring Creativity

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Summer Arts Programming Brings Out The Artist In Everyone

 

Summer is the perfect time to expand your mind and explore your creative side when you get involved with the Art Farm…you may even be stepping out of your own comfort zone and learning something new about yourself. No matter your niche, your skill level, or interests in the arts, Art Farm is sure to have something for everyone. 

 
Serenbe’s Director of Natural Resources Thomas Peters tells a member of the sketching class about the plant they’re drawing.

Serenbe’s Director of Natural Resources Thomas Peters tells a member of the sketching class about the plant they’re drawing.

You never know what you’ll find in Serenbe’s preserved woods, but we can guarantee plenty of interesting things to draw!

You never know what you’ll find in Serenbe’s preserved woods, but we can guarantee plenty of interesting things to draw!

Monthly nature sketching gives guests the opportunity to hone their pencil-drawing skills while also immersing themselves in the beauty of nature and learning about local flora, fauna and creatures. As it says on the Art Farm website “the goal…is not about making beautiful drawings. it is about sitting down with nature, zooming in and deepening your curiosity about the earth.” This workshop includes drawing direction (shadow, light perspective, form) from an Art Farm Studio instructor and allow plenty of time for independent drawing. Because of Georgia’s relentless summer heat, nature sketching is on hiatus until September 19.

 
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Want to get your hands a little dirty? Newnan-based Austin Lindsey is leading a two-part Hand Built Ceramics Workshop where you can create your very own plates, bowls and cups (the first part is learning to hand-build and completing your pieces, the second is to glaze and prep for a final kiln fire). The first parts of both classes are June 29 & 30.

 

Also this summer is a Hand Embroidery class, led by Sarah Roberts of In The Quiet Hours. The self-taught artist and crafter has been feature in The Atlantan, The Embroider’s Guild of America’s website features and as the 2019 The Bitter Southerner’s annual digital holiday card, and her class will include stitch instruction for all stitches in the Pressed Flowers sampler. She’ll even provide some win for liquid courage! Her class is Saturday, July 20.

If painting is more your speed, Gerald Homminga is leading a Beginners Watercolor Class on August 3. In addition to introducing students to differences in paper, masking and perspectives, he will guide them through finishing a painting by the end of the class.

 
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Art Farm also provides plenty of opportunities to be a spectator, and our favorite event is Art Over Dinner. Local and regional artists and arts organizations are given a platform while guests are able to meet amazing talents and hear about their work, all over an intimate dinner. The next Art Over Dinner is on August 18 with Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, a unit of the Serenbe Institute. Those attending this particular dinner will even have the opportunity to see TMBT perform, a treat not to be missed!

Art Farm programs provide an opportunity to bring people together in support of the arts, with the belief that art in everyday life can create a greater understanding of the world. Learn more about programs, workshops and events at artfarmatserenbe.com.