Mid Winter Update
Between now and the end of March there are 4 hands-on workshops and 2 gallery receptions that will prove to be a blast for my fellow art enthusiasts. Most involve wine or beer, but don’t let that influence your decisions. We are going to have some fun painting on glass, canvas, and silk at these “no experience necessary” events. Get your schedules out and read on!
“Art…inspires. It’s for everyone!” (I would like to prove that to you.)
Thank you for following my art. You inspire me with your comments and stories. Keep them coming.
Saturday, February 25th, 2-5pm
Join Leanne for the artist talks at the Byrne Gallery.
She will be speaking at 3pm on the 25th.
The Country Way Exhibition is a must see for all art enthusiasts. Particularly popular are the artist talks at the close of the show where each participant offers the audience a glimpse inside their creative process. Two of Leanne’s oil paintings are included in the show’s collection of regional art and offered for sale through the gallery.
For further information go to: http://middleburgarts.org/the-country-way/
The Byrne Gallery is located at 7 Washington Street, Middleburg (south side of Route 50)
A Toast to Your Inner Artist
Workshop Series Returns!
Corcoran Brewing Company, 205 Hirst Road, Suite 105, Purcellville, 540-441-3102
If you’ve never taken one of these workshops you are missing out on an evening of relaxed, artistic creation and great craft beer. This winning combination will take the winter chill out of your bones. Amaze yourself and your friends. No experience necessary.
Each workshop is $40. Advance ticket purchase is recommended at https://squareup.com/store/CorcoranBrewing/ as class sizes are limited. Bring a printed or electronic proof of purchase to class. Additional beer available for purchase. Popcorn is on the house!
2017 Tuesday Art Class Schedule Winter/Spring
February 28th: Paint Your Pint
Back by popular demand! Glass painting is fun for everyone. Decorate and take home your one-of-a-kind beer pint glass. If you’ve taken this class before, create a mate for your first Corcoran work of art.
March 21th: The Crafty Van Gogh
Paint your masterpiece! Van Gogh. Step by step instruction as you paint your own interpretation of Vincent’s signature cypress trees. No experience necessary. Great break through class for the art lover who has never held a brush or mixed paint.
April 18th: Matisse and Malt
Enter the world of avant garde artist, Henri Matisse, as you create cut-paper collages that he called “painting with paper”. Take home a beautiful textile design of natural forms combined with watercolor. Easy and fun!
May 16th: Duds & Suds Wearable Art
Learn and apply printmaking techniques to create unique, wearable art. Share your print block, mix and match with your best buds. Take home a wearable piece that becomes a memory of good times had by all. Step by step instruction. All materials provided. (Great group event for the wedding party or team builder!)
Check out the link below. Jim Sisley’s Tryst Gallery made NBC news! Leanne’s oil paintings are currently on exhibit during A Winter’s Tale and offered for sale through the gallery. Next artist reception is during Leesburg’s First Friday Celebration on March 3rd, 6-9pm. Next Third Thursday event is March 16th.
Meet the Artist Coffeehouse:
Leanne Fink…Discover Your Inner Artist
Sunday, March 12th, 6:30pm
Franklin Park Arts Center
36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville
“Art…inspires. It’s for everyone.” Leanne Fink’s artistic philosophy will be put into action at this interactive workshop. The artist will guide her audience through a group creation process. Everyone will paint on the same canvas, completing the work by the end of the evening. Finished masterpiece will become a part of the permanent art collection of Franklin Park Arts Center. Discover why you belong in the company of artists. Coffee included, in a real mug. Tickets $8 per person. Call to reserve 540-338-7973 or pay at door.
Monday, March 27th, 6:30pm
Dog Money Restaurant & Brewery
50 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg
Sponsored by Friends of Leesburg Public Arts
Discover the art of painting on silk with transparent dyes and make a sun catcher. Beautiful on its own but when bathed in a shaft of sunlight, the effect is magical. It rivals the glow of stained glass. Easy and fun! No experience necessary. Choose a pint of Dog Money’s own brew or glass of wine. Recommend wearing a smock or old shirt as the silk dyes are permanent.
$45 per person. Purchase your tickets at https://squareup.com/market/friends-of-leesburg-public-arts. A portion of the proceeds support FOLPA and its mission to foster the growth of the arts in Leesburg. Art not only enriches people’s lives, it can help local businesses thrive.
Around the Corner
Leanne will be participating in the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour on June 3rd and 4th. She will be returning to Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville. More to come…
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