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Intro to Sketching with Minnie Valero: 4 Week Virtual Class
March 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until April 15, 2021
Learn about renowned artist Minnie Valero’s artistic process in sketching. Sketching allows you to remember more details than just taking a picture – when traveling or around town. Be bold, dare to sketch the life around you!
You will be sketching objects, plants, flowers, buildings and people around us, FEARLESSLY. Cezanne used to say: “Give me an apple and I’ll give you the world”. Picasso used to say: “It’s the sketchbook, that’s what’s important!”. These and other famous painters realized that a little sketch carries the weight of your spirit, your dreams, your desires, your concentration, it accompanies you so you are not alone, and you build confidence in yourself. Sketching is a habit that shows what you see, how you feel, and it becomes your friend.
About Minnie Valero: Born and raised in Córdoba, Argentina, Minnie immigrated to the US with her family, and pursued a career in public high school education while obtaining Masters degrees in English and Linguistics, Counseling and Educational Policy from UCLA. Now, she divides her time between her home in California, and her travels around the world (when allowed), painting and teaching art in French, Spanish, and English.
Artist Statement: I enjoy working with watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and oils, artfully blending classical and contemporary. I let the painting choose the medium. Portraits, landscapes, figures: my divergent interests in genre stem from a deep love of the interplay of light, shadow, mood, and drama, always trying to convey harmony in the composition. I am a contemporary impressionist. The challenge of doing something unusual, and sometimes working with found mediums keeps my work fresh, relevant, and ever evolving. I am now working with original pigments from Nepal. We will see where this leads. I paint with pleasure and passion.
The benefits of art and creating for seniors are endless. Some benefits include:
-Increased motor skills and coordination
-Cognitive function and stimulation
-Improved mood and mental health
-Opportunities for social connection
Thursday, March 25, April 1, 8, 15 at 10-11:30 AM
$49/M, $59/NM (Guest)
Registration required. 12 students max.
To register, please visit: www.ljcommunitycenter.org/series