- PHOTO BY STEVE E. MILLER
- NEW PERSPECTIVE : David Saari helps painters better comprehend the creative process.
“This workshop will help artists take their artwork to another level … Old painters get into a pattern and beginners do something fresh: They both have something to learn from each other,” said Hampton. “Our senses, brain, and memories process our ideas; how we function. It helps us identify what we’re doing before we touch our canvas. When the artist understands how information is received, processed, and perceived, the individual has a much better chance of success in expressing their ideas through a well-organized design that displays their particular creative experience.”
Hampton’s emphasis is on line, shape, color, and texture; combined with the theory of design and composition. Saari, who’s a professor emeritus of the School of Public Affairs of American University in Washington, D.C., retired in 1999 and starting in 2002, devoted himself to painting. Saari will concentrate on how the brain’s limbic system, from which spring learning, emotions, feelings, and memory, interrelates with the five senses in the creative process. Hands-on painting exercises will follow lectures to reinforce the pair’s lessons.
“We want artists to use all senses. It’s a follow-along process; we evaluate the paintings.” said Saari. “We want people to understand how our brain works in art to build a group of people who understand fundamental painting.”
It’s a rigorous academic class combining theory and the tools of good composition, which is dedicated to students at least 18 years old. It will take place six Saturdays in a row, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 12 to July 17. The cost is $225; full scholarships are available. The workshops will take place at Dave’s Art Farm, 1451 Branch Mill Road, Arroyo Grande.
For more information call 474-8031 or 528-3564.
Dentists have coalesced to donate their entire fees from teeth whitening treatments to the Women’s Shelter Program. The treatments cost $195, payable by checks made to the shelter or by cash. The whitening process takes no more than two visits. Call Dr. Kim at 434-1420 or Dr. Morrison at 481-1789 for an appointment on June 14 through 18; Doctors Murphy, Leopold, or Main at 541-0550 for an appointment on June 21 through 25; Dr. Jones at 489-7645 for an appointment on June 21 through July 2; and Dr. Boone at 466-6998 for an appointment on June 28 through July 2 …
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) received a $5000 grant from the SLO County Community Foundation toward the I am Moving, I am Learning Program, which helps children learn daily activities to prevent obesity. For more information about the program call 544-4355 …
There are many, many, many darling cats and kittens at Woods Humane Society awaiting adoption. Gain a wonderful companion and help Woods celebrate its 55th anniversary: Every feline adoption includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchipping for the special price of $55 through June, which is National Adopt A Shelter Cat Month. The shelter is located at 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo. Call 543-9316 …
See antique tractors, earthmovers, and firefighting equipment on June 24 through 27 at Santa Margarita Ranch. The Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association is presenting the Best of the West 50th Anniversary National Show. Tickets cost $10 per day or $25 for all four days; children under 10 years old have free admission. Call 423-4865 for more information.
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