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Art in the Park with Tim Fortune: Seeing As a Creative Act Calendar

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Monday, August 28
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Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists. In each three-hour class you will grow your art skills and learn new art techniques in areas such as watercolor, pastels, and mixed media. Every week features a different focus and offers new skills, so sign up for one or more. Museum admission is not included. Space is limited to twelve people per class, so please register soon. Basic materials are included.

This class focuses on art appreciation and improving latent creativity. Rather than focusing on creating a finished piece of art, participants will focus on ways of seeing and processing art. A sketchbook will be provided.

Through various art images and demonstrations the class will explore how we can, in a very meaningful way, enhance the quality of our everyday life using practical approaches to increase awareness and even improve interaction with others by “taking off the blinders.” Wait there’s more!! If you act now you can get a free set of Ginsu knives…well maybe not…by the way bring your sense of humor. These are a few of the topics we will cover:

-How past experiences shape present perceptions.
-How does our unique personal relationships with the world color our understanding of and prejudices for certain aesthetic experiences.
-Discuss various approaches of how we can appreciate/analyze a wide range of art.
-The art of Zen and how it can enhance awareness of our way of looking and perceiving daily experiences.
-Everyday use of creativity and how it can improve our lives.

Born and raised in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, Tim Fortune studied art at Tyler School of Art of Temple University where he received a BFA. He later graduated from New York University with a Master of Arts degree in Studio Art and subsequently studied in Italy for several years. For the past thirty years he has pursued his career in Florida and New York. Mr. Fortune has a passion for a dramatic “inner light” and unique richness of color which is readily apparent in his works.

Cost: $30 members/$40 non-members (pre-registration required)

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