What wonderful events and classes Gloucester Arts on Main has  coming in February!!

Dathan KaneDathan Kane “Void”

Exhibition of Artwork by
Dathan Kane

An exhibition by Dathan Kane and curated by Asa Jackson, Kane works with bold, abstract, black & white organic shapes to reflect things he sees on a daily basis. Hard lines & edges capture your attention and question the absence of color. Kane is an artist born and raised from Hampton, VA. He has received his Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Virginia State University in 2014 where he focused primarily on illustration and painting. His work has been exhibited across the peninsula at various galleries including the Meredith Art Gallery in Petersburg VA, Newsome House Gallery in Newport News, Downing Gross Cultural Art Center in Newport News, 670 Gallery in Hampton, Charles H. Taylor Art Center in Hampton, and the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

“I look at black and white as a choice between one thing or another and if this is the decision I choose…let it be a bold!” – Dathan Kane

The opening is on February 1st from 6pm-8pm and is free and open to the public, with beer, wine and paninis available. Live Music by Narissa Bond. First Friday sponsored by Karen & Ron Flowe


Color & Light in the Landscape
February 10th & 11th
Learn how to paint beautiful landscape oil paintings by award-winning artist, Lynn Mehta. The focus of this workshop will be on how to translate reference materials in order to create studio landscape paintings filled with color and light. Learn strategies to develop a successful painting, expand our skills, and tap into our personal inspiration. All instruction will be done
in oil, for all skill levels. Two day workshop will be held on February 10th & 11th. Students may attend one or both classes. $195 2/Day, $120 1/Day.


Paint Like A Pro
February 12th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Color Your Canvas, Paint Like a Pro

Join us the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a fun paint-in night taught by professional artist Renate Bumgarner. Renate brings over 50 years experience as a painter & teacher to help you create your own masterpiece! She moved to Virginia in 1976 and has lived in the Middle Peninsula since 1996. She works primarily in oil, watercolor and pastel. In February, Bumgarner will demonstrate how to paint these sailboats in full sail that will look beautiful hanging in your home!
$35pp, all supplies, 2 adult drinks & refreshments included.


Color Your Canvas Kidz
February 16th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Paint this fun cactus & his balloon! Taught by Christina Micket, these
Color Your Canvas Kidz classes are a great way for kids to spend a Saturday
morning! Geared for a fun way to introduce the basics of painting, each session includes instruction,all art supplies and a small snack. $15, Ages 5-12  Sign up early, these classes sell out!

Oil Painting Class
Saturdays, 2pm-5pm
This ongoing series is taught by Renate Bumgarner. Beginners or intermediates. Renate will share her 50+ years experience to get you started with the essentials or help you improve your paintings. Good advice on paints, brushes, starting a painting, analyzing it and more.

Pre-registration required

Supply list given at registration. Classes begin 1/9 and continue on 1/26, 2/9, and 2/16. Join the class anytime. Class Options 4 Classes $100.00 USD Single Class $28.00 USD

Unobjective Abstracts in Acrylic, Saturdays, 10am-1pm
Local artist, Rose Nygaard teaches an ongoing series of acrylic classes.Here is your chance to work with award-winning acrylic painter, whose goal is to help you bring out your own creativeness! Rose graduated with a BA in Studio Art and a Master of Fine Arts by The American University in Washington, DC. Her work has been shown in several galleries throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Virginia. Classes begin 1/26. A list of supplies will be given at the time of registration. $100/4 classes or $28 each

Felt Painting, February 23rd, 1pm-5pm
Amazing painterly technique with teacher Janet Griffin! Create a unique textured canvas with colorful Romney and Corriedale wool as your paints! Your one-of-a-kind artwork will be suitable for framing. Surface embellishment includes mohair, silk and glass. Treat yourself to organic fiber art! You deserve it!

You may bring a photograph for inspiration. This will be a wet felt method. You will get wet. Students are requested to bring a towel.
$40 plus materials fee of $10.

Open Studio
Every Friday, 9am-12pm
If you enjoy painting with company and getting good advice, bring your art and supplies and paint with us every Friday morning. 9am – 12pm. Free!

Drawing with Terri Doyle, every Wednesday evening beginning in February. Contact the gallery for details

Arts on Main has a class or an event for everyone! Please register for any class ahead of time as space do fill up. You may use this link or call them at (804) 824-9464.


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