WINSTON
SALEM
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Upcoming Events

Mandala Art

Mandala Art

Saturday 15 June
Oak Summit Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Samantha Wharton
Join us for an engaging and enlightening art class where you'll master the intricate art of Mandala making. Derived from Hindu and Buddhist symbolism, Mandalas are captivating designs often recognized as representations of the universe. Their symmetry, characterized by recurring geometric patterns, creates bold and colorful images that can't help but capture your gaze. Don't miss out on this unique chance to unravel the beauty of Mandalas, creating your own miniature representations of the cosmos.
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$43      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 20 July
Patterson Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Samantha Wharton
Engage in an enlivening journey through the world of art by participating in this specialized class on drawing the human form. Get hands-on experience as we delve into simpler yet dynamic poses, using innovative drawing techniques. This study promises to enhance your understanding of the human body, breaking its complexities down to the simplest form that provides an impactful aesthetic vision. Sharpen your artistic prowess and gain mastery over this crucial facet of artistry!
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$47      
ABOUT WINSTON
SALEM
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

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Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
It was excellent. The class made me so aware of realizing just how much beauty there is in the depth perception of the city scape and landscape all around me. As I was driving about after the class I could not take my eye off of all shapes and angles. Simon explained to me how to use a few techniques to create arches, focal points and properly begin with drawing buildings and structures.
5/5
Leo
2024-02-25
Great event
5/5
Serhiy
2024-01-02
Samantha was great and explained how to best work with the colored pencils
5/5
Regina
2023-12-31

It was nice meeting Samantha, she gave me a few options as we sat and got acquainted. She gave me freedom to sketch what ever. I opted to draw several settings around the part. I was challenged to press myself in a couple of directions. If this is offered again I'd go. I would like to see a few more participants, that would be a great way for folks to learn, challenge, get to know a diverse community.
5/5
Richard
2023-05-16
ARTISTS
Samantha Wharton
Samantha is a North Carolina based artist who was inspired by both American and Japanese comics. It was this first initial love that led them to pursue a career in art through several different mediums.

They have since gone on to earn their Assoicates in Fine Arts in Visual Art at Forsyth Tech. They also took several studio arts classes at UNCG before returning to Winston-Salem to earn their certification in Gaming Design at Forsyth Tech.
PHOTOS
Winston Salem Art Group
2024-03-18
Title or Location: The Edge
Watercolor, A4 watercolor paper. This watercolor painting was created with exploring new abstract techniques in mind. I enjoy exploring and adding a little abstract to my paintings. I use mostly Daniel Smith watercolors they have a nice richness to their colors that I love.
Credit: Miche Lane
Instagram: @miche.lane.art

Winston Salem Art Group
2024-03-18
Title or Location: Beaver Dam
This painting was done over the course of like 2 years. I never thought I would revisit it or complete it at all. But I guess it was inspired by an alien landscape and I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could build a dam. I think that the cool palette I used is otherworldly and beautiful. The Sun is going down and the Moon is coming up, giving it a sense of transition.
Credit: Maryann Gaillard
Facebook: Beth Gaillard
Instagram: gaillard3045
Fresno Art Group
2024-05-20
Winston Salem Art Group
2024-03-11
Title or Location: The Koi Pond
I became interested in an artist (Iris Scott) that does finger-paintings. It really intrigued me. I studied her technique and tried my hand at it. This painting is the first-finger-painting I attempted. I?ve done several since. Painting is acrylic on stretched canvas.
Credit: Roxanna Hoover

Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20
Winston Salem Art Group
2024-03-06
Title or Location: Tiny Fawn Makes a Wish
I created this drawing of a tiny fawn using watercolor brush pens and fountain pens. It is meant to convey a whimsical atmosphere, as well as the hopeful nature of wishing for a beautiful future. I have always been deeply inspired by the works of Vincent Van Gogh. The background swirls were inspired by of the depth and beauty he captured in things that many others overlooked, something I strive to do with my art as well.
Credit: Amanda Goins
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amandagoins44
Instagram: amandagoins_44 LINK: https://www.instagram.com/amandagoins_44/
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20

Winston Salem Art Group
2024-03-04
Title or Location: Heaven Sent
Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 8. I love Cardinals. This is the 4th in my bird series. The branches were definitely a challenge, but I think the end result was worth it. I hope you enjoy!
Credit: Kathryn Gordon
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-19
Winston Salem Art Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: "Lianne Marie"
When I was at home in early 2020, I wanted to learn how to create colored pencil portraits, so I started searching for photos of close friends to use (with their permission). My friend Lianne Marie's face is always so wonderfully expressive, and since her hair had been dyed such jewel-bright colors, I thought she'd be the perfect first study. I laid down a base of alcohol markers for her hair, and then the rest of the piece was done with layers (and layers and layers) of wax-based colored pencil
Credit: Amanda Wils
Facebook: Amanda Wils Art & Design
Instagram: @amtwils.art

Basingstoke Art Group
2024-05-23
Title or Location: Lookout
One of a series of British birds breaking the myth that our birds are only dull colourless! Acrylic on canvas board.
Credit: Jules Routledge
Facebook: Julian Routledge
Instagram: @jules_routledge
Bath Art Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: Peaceful countryside
This painting was inspired by the peace of the English countryside on a sunny spring day.
Credit: Thanh
Instagram: @the.dreamy.brush.arts
Norfolk Art Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: Eye of the Fox
I love doing eyes and enjoyed doing this fox eye. Polychromos and Luminence coloured pencils used on Pastel Mat.My ref photo was from Pixabay It?s an A4 size so quite large
Credit: Trina Harris
Instagram: Trina_Harris_Bespoke_Art

Belfast Art Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: A Dog

Credit: Karina Petrova
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002283082087
Instagram: Petrovakarinaart
Aberdeen Art Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: Aberdeen

Credit: Mum's peony
Grand Rapids Art Group
2024-05-21
Title or Location: Sherman
I love this style of art. I thought Sherman my 3 year old basset hound would look great in color it suits his personality.
Credit: aj bloom

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