CAC Workshops Make Artists Of Everyone
Published: May 13th, 2015
By: Matthew White

CAC workshops make artists of everyone

NORWICH – The Chenango Arts Council has long been associated with the performing arts and gallery showings, but the organization also offers a diverse mix of instructional and interactive workshops designed to bring out the artists in just about anyone.

One workshop in particular caters to adults looking for a good time in a relaxed atmosphere while also exploring and challenging their inner virtuoso. “Drink Wine and Let's Design” has been growing steadily in popularity over the past year and a half since its debut, and it is regularly booked solid. The program is hosted on a monthly basis. Participants bring their favorite bottle of vino to serve as a magical medium, easing the everyman (or woman) into the shoes of Picasso, Dali or O'Keeffe.

The class instructor, Matt Wilson, says the class is intended to be “a painting workshop for any level artist, no experience is necessary.”

Wilson arrives early to set up the studio located in the old music wing of the former Norwich High School so that when participants arrive, everything is ready to go. The class begins with a brief discussion of the style and technique that will be utilized for the day’s creation on canvas, and each student is provided with a printed example of what the finished product “should” look like.


The Evening Sun

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