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November 2019 Rapid River Magazine

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310 ART Gallery New

310 ART Gallery New Adventures in Learning at 310 ART BY FLETA MONAGHAN • RIVER ARTS DISTRICT, ASHEVILLE Our fine-art school for adults was founded in 2006 and is now the oldest independent school of its type in the WNC region. If that were not cause for celebration enough, every year, we create new courses and learning opportunities, and this year, with the creative thinking of three of our resident artists, we have embarked on new projects and opportunities! Some of the new things happening are unusual, exciting, and only found at 310 ART. Nadine Charlsen, our Experimental Watercolor instructor Bridget Benton inWax and Light workshop nonpareil, created a new project that has taken artists on an exploration of paper and watercolor. “The Paper Project” is related to our extensive experimental watercolor program and supported by our friends at Cheap Joes, who provided 11 different papers for each artist. The results have been a revelation. Ten artists, starting in a one-day workshop in June, have worked all summer to paint a chosen subject on these different papers to see how the paint behaved and which surface they liked best. The results vary dramatically! The project has captured the interest of several publications, including a national magazine, and will be published in 2020 as well as shared with other students at 310 ART. Bridget Benton, our lead encaustic instructor, is offering oneon-one coaching sessions through 310 ART that blend her experience as an encaustic/mixed-media art instructor and author of the awardwinning book on intuitive artmaking The Creative Conversation. A huge success, the coaching sessions focus on helping emerging artists find their unique creative voice, and support established artists in addressing blocks, slumps, or major style transitions. Benton says, “I love helping people make things. With the Finding Your Denise Markbreit’s press Voice sessions, I want to help artists access their authentic creative voice, whether they’re just starting or have been working for years as professional artists. Sometimes the pros need a 10 |RAPIDRIVERMAGAZINE.COM | RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE | VOL. 23, NO. 3 NOVEMBER 2019

Shop, Learn, Explore. . . Everyday, All Year Round Classes at 310 ART chance to reconnect with their love of artmaking - something that can get lost when you’re always making things to sell.” Benton has expanded her home studio, which is very close to 310 ART, to accommodate this growing program, which also includes private and semi-private encaustic, eco printing, and nature printing classes, giving more opportunities to schedule sessions. Denise Markbreit, a professional printmaker, joined 310 ART as a resident artist and instructor this year. She will teach printmaking courses and private instruction in partnership with 310 ART at Asheville Print Studio, recently opened this September, and is just upstairs from the classroom at 310 ART. An exceptional feature of this new studio is environmental and health consciousness with materials. Printmaking as long been associated with the use of toxic materials. Now, Denise has established the only independent green print shop in the region. Using safe soy and waterbased inks and paints, and no solvents have proven to be a healthy environment for artists of all ages wanting to learn. Some techniques include one of a kind prints, mixed media printmaking, fabric printing, solar plate, woodcut and wood lithography in her fully equipped studio. We are happy to announce we will be offering private printmaking classes and weekend workshops in the upcoming 2020 schedule. IF YOU GO Elizabeth Henderson paper project work 310 ART 310 ART is pleased to announce the 2020 schedule now online at Join us in our never-ending quest to learn more and create more. 310 ART, 191 Lyman St, #310, ground floor, also houses a large gallery that features the work of 20 local artists. Gallery hours M-Sat 11-5 and Sun 12-4, class times as scheduled. 310 ART AT RIVERVIEW STATION Marvelous Mondays with Lorelle and Nadine Beginner and Up! Open art studios Mondays with instructor to guide you - start and continue year round in our Monday classes, 9:30-12:30pm and 1-4pm. Come the dates that work for you! See for schedule and sign up. Beginners welcomed! Workshops: Coming Soon Super Sunday Afternoon Watercolor classes are resuming this fall.. see for dates, times and to sign up! Workshops are: Wax and Light-Encaustic on Paper - Nov 2 Pastels, Beginner and Up - Nov 9 Atmospheric Effects in Watercolor - Nov 16 All Occasion Cards - Dec 5 Completing Your Watercolor Demo - Dec 7 Drawing on the Right Side of the Shadow Mini - Dec 7 See 2020 listings at Classes for adults at 310 ART, 191 Lyman Street, #310, Asheville, NC 28801 (828)776-2716 Adult classes, beginner and up, most materials provided. Register online or at the studio. VOL. 23, NO. 3 — NOVEMBER 2019 | RAPIDRIVERMAGAZINE.COM | RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE | 11