1. Virtual Chinese Brush Painting (all levels)

    Virtual Chinese Brush Painting (all levels)

    Virtual Chinese Brush Painting (all levels)

    Jane Chang     $170 / seniors $160

    Originating in 8th century, Chinese brush painting is one of the most renowned approaches to painting. It unifies what were considered the highest forms of creativity in China: painting, poetry, and calligraphy. Known as the "Three Perfections," the painting style combines these disciplines to depict nature as a stylized extension of the emotional world of the artist.

    For the beginner, you will learn the "Four Gentlemen," each a representative of the four seasons: wild orchid, bamboo, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom. We will focus on the quality of strokes, color preparation, rhythm, movement, energy, composition, and more! As for fun-loving experienced students, you will have chances to explore traditional flowers, birds, animals, landscapes, and beyond. Special attention will be paid to individual development. Let the spontaneous harmony and rhythm of Chi (life energy) dominate and flourish. You will learn and master the beauty of this timeless medium in no time. This class is for both watercolor and Chinese-style brush painting students. No painting experience required. All levels welcome. Zoom* information will be sent upon registration. Registration for this class begins Thursday, November 19 at 9:00am. 

    M77B 6 sessions starting Wed. Feb. 24 1:00–3:00pm

    Important Zoom Information: Registration for all virtual events will close 5 hours before the program begins. Zoom invitations will be emailed 24 hours in advance of the program. If you don't receive an email with an invitation code, please check your spam folder or send an email to: dflanaganrca@aol.com.

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  2. NEW! YogArt for Teens

    NEW! YogArt for Teens

    NEW! YogArt for Teens

    Tenley Marshall Escoffrey        $125 (plus $35 materials fee)

    Discover creativity, flow, focus, and intuition through the practice of yoga, the journalling of the imagination, and the creation of art.

    Each virtual class on Zoom, will focus on the stimulation of physical strength, emotional balance, and self-confidence. Drawing on individual experience, this teen class will explore the physical and philosophical practice of traditional yoga.  Teens will develop body and mind strength and flexibility through yoga poses and sequences, breathing exercises, meditation, visualization, and relaxation. Journaling, discussions, and art activities will create a positive environment that supports self-esteem, body appreciation, and tools for stress management.

    All levels of artists and yogi's welcome!

    Projects Include Buddha Books, Zines, Journaling Visual Body Scans, "Chakra Catchers"l, Sound Healing Cards, Accordion, Half-Fold, and Flipbook forms of journaling. A kit with all supplies needed can be purchased for $35 picked-up at RoCA.

    M24 6 sessions starting Thu. Jan. 7  5:45-6:45pm

    Important Zoom Information: Registration for all virtual events will close 5 hours before the program begins. Zoom invitations will be emailed 24 hours in advance of the program. If you don't receive an email with an invitation code, please check your spam folder or send an email to: dflanaganrca@aol.com.

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  3. Glass Bead Workshop

    Glass Bead Workshop
    Virtual Artist Talk 
    with Kris Campbell & Leslie Fandrich

    Thursday, September 24 at 4:00pm
    Free of charge


    In celebration of the year of the women's movement, join RoCA on Thursday, Sept. 24th at 4:00pm for a free virtual discussion on two exhibits by women. Each explores how women are seen and perceived: LOOK AT ME: Works by Kris Campbell and THE FEMININE PERCEPTION: Beauty and Nonsense, Works by Leslie Fandrich.

    Kris Campbell takes a delicate, nominal craft, and, using yarn on mesh screens assembles large works that take up space and demand to be seen.  Her exhibit asks the viewer to go beyond judgment to become aware of what is seen, how something is seen, while actively engaging in the experience of the outward — and inward — gaze.  All the artworks are of women: some confront us, some accept, and some beckon to us to suspend judgment and look within.

    Leslie Fandrich tells stories of the feminine deploying collage, by drawing connections to the female body and ways in which women are viewed – or not viewed – in today's society and the media.  Her modern and timeless work explores the ways in which our visual language has provided a disservice to more than half the human population.  Her intent is to question and transform the way women are respected in our culture and reflected in our media.

    Join us for a discussion with the artists as they share their inspirations, intents, and ask the questions:  What do women need to do to hold power?  How do powerful women make others feel?  How does feminism intersect with racism, gender roles, and other forms of oppression?  How do women increase their value in a society that frequently de-values them?  How do we perceive gender?

    Exhibits on view through October 3, by appointment.
    To register and receive Zoom information for this program, 
    call (845) 358-0877.
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