I have created two workshops to share essential drawing and painting techniques to sharpen my students' eye and increase their creative skills. Experience the passion I put into my artwork and discover how you can increase your artistic confidence and capabilities with my art classes. Only at Natur-Tyme!
Drawing Still Life for Adults
Wednesday, July 20th | 5:00-7:00 PM | Cost: $40
In this two-hour workshop, students will use a still life arrangement as an avenue to study composition, design, and proportions with graphite pencils. This drawing demo/workshop will help students understand how to draw from life, the medium used, and to practice different drawing techniques. The still life will be set up indoors, in Natur-Tyme’s Community Room, and the materials will be provided by the instructor.
The Painter’s Color Wheel for Adults
Wednesday, July 27th | 5:00-7:00 PM | Cost: $50
In this two-hour workshop, students will create the painter’s color wheel as an avenue to study hue, value, and intensity with acrylic paint, and ask questions. This painting demo/workshop will help students understand color families and their relationships, the medium used, and to practice different painting techniques. The Painter’s Color Wheel will be set up indoors, at Natur-Tyme’s Community Room, and the materials will be provided by the instructor.
ABOUT MARIA RIZZO
Maria Rizzo’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the northeast of the United States and abroad, including the Wilson Art Gallery and ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY; the RSI Bank's 3rd Annual Artists Contest in Rahway, N.J.; and the Museo d' Arte Contemporanea di Lissone in Italy. Rizzo is also the recipient of several awards and honors, in addition to the 2014 Individual Artist Commission Grant from CNY Arts, she is the recipient of an Honorable Mention from the RSI Bank's 3rd Annual Artists Contest in Rahway, N.J., she is the Artist-in-Residence at Natur-Tyme, she is the former Artist-in-Residence and Curator at The Tech Garden in Syracuse, New York and she is a 2012 NYFA Mark Alumna. Maria Rizzo was born in Bologna, Italy in 1987.
I'm excited to introduce you to this new series of acrylic and oil paintings on canvas that celebrate a love for nature and trees. These recent artworks were created with a colorful, expressive, and whimsical signature style and they were designed to capture the emotional aspect of looking at nature.
These paintings can be viewed at Natur-Tyme until June 26, 2016, along with new open edition prints (starting at $25) and magnets ($6 and $8 each).
Also, I have partnered with fineartamerica.com to provide you with:
- prints on fine art paper, canvas, and metal;
- home decor items like bedding, pillows, shower curtains;
- phone cases and tote bags.
Make sure to check it out!
This week I highlight the story of Mary Mollica and her photo of trees along the DeWitt canal in New York. She is one of the eight winners of the Best Onondaga County Tree Photo Challenge, an interactive art project that asked Onondaga County residents to go into nature, find the most beautiful trees in our county, and send their suggestions to me with a photo.
Describe yourself: name, age, location, what do you do for a living and what are some of your hobbies? Mary Mollica, 47, Liverpool, NY Artist & Owner of The Decorative Paintbrush, It's funny that you ask about "hobbies" because I really don't have any I don't think? lol! My profession and my hobbies all sort of intertwine. I love to paint, hunt for antiques and refurbish them into art. I also love photography & writing my blog-you name it! If it's creative I'm trying it!
Why did you choose to photograph this particular tree/ trees? I loved the way the colors of this particular tree and its surroundings all worked together. It just looked so peaceful and serene.
What time of the year was it? I took this at the beginning of Fall
What is the exact location of this tree? This tree was at one of the stops/entrances along the Erie Canal in DeWitt
Do you know the type of tree you have captured? Does this tree have a particular meaning to you? I believe it's an Oak Tree. Like I said, I was drawn to it because of its vibrant colors, as if it were ablaze against the cool back drop of the sky & water. I love the way the Oak tree develops from a tiny acorn into a mighty, intricate tree-old and wise.
How did you find out about this challenge? I found about this challenge via Face Book
The making of the 'Trees Along The Canal'
The reason why I chose to paint this tree is very simple: I LOVE FALL COLORS and this photo truly capture the hues of this beautiful season. Below you will see the development of this painting.
The finished piece is a 30x24" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas and was completed during the month of March of 2015.