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All artists and patrons of the arts, check out these Artist Opportunities at the Arts Center. Also included on this page are links to other artistic opportunities..
Community Council for the Arts
Developing the Arts
Six-Week Class beginning July 11, 2018  with
Charles Philip Brooks
at the Arts Center
"Painting on the Beach" -- Plein Air / Impressionist Landscape Painting Workshop July 28, 2018
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Workshop Description
Plein Air / Impressionist Landscape Painting Workshop—
Saturday, July 28, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 per participant
Ages & Skills: All ages & skill levels

“Painting on the Beach” — All skills levels are welcome. Students will meet at Emerald Isle’s beach, location to be announced and weather permitting. Enjoy three hours of one on one painting instruction with Charles Philip Brooks, a plein air master, and be introduced or acquainted with new techniques. This workshop is limited to 8 participants, so register early!

Class Description
Plein Air / Impressionist Landscape Painting Class—

Wednesdays (6 weeks) at the Arts Center
Class Starts Wednesday, July 11, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $100, Member/ $110, Non-Member
Ages & Skills: All ages & skill levels

In this weekly class, students will paint landscape or seascape subjects on location using oils, while carefully studying light, color, form, and atmosphere directly from nature. Impressionist and Tonalist oil painting techniques will be addressed. As one of the most sought-after young Tonalist painters in the country, Charles Philip Brooks is
widely known for his evocative, atmospheric paintings. He has exhibited with many notable venues across the country, including the Spartanburg Museum Of Art (SC), The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences (NC), Horizon Fine Art (WY), Lee Hansley Gallery (NC), and I. Pinckney Simons Gallery (SC).  All skill levels are welcome but class size is limited and early registration is encouraged.  Limited to 10 participants, so act fast, and sign up now!


"A Gray Day at Sea"
by  Charles Philip Brooks
                                                  Charles recently relocated from the
                                                  Pacific Northwest to Kinston. Born
                                                  in North Carolina, Charles studied
                                                  in New England in the studio of
                                                  highly respected Boston School
                                                  authority Paul Ingbretson and with
                                                  the renowned American Barbizon
                                                  painter Dennis Sheehan. Charles is widely known for his evocative Tonalist landscapes. His early work incorporates elements of impressionism and firmly rooted in the American Barbizon tradition, as established by such artists as George Inness, Alexander Wyant, Bruce Crane, John Francis Murphy, Dwight William Tryon, and North Carolina’s own Elliott Daingerfield. Further influences include the painters Eugene Boudin and Charles -Francois Daubigny, as well as the many other masters of the French Barbizon School. His recent works include paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures reflecting a highly emotive and personal approach, informed by a deep reverence for the history of art.

Artist Statement
The tradition of Tonalist painting is one of intimate and nuance-filled art. The aim of my predecessors has been to reach ever-heightening subtleties of form through the poetic rendering of nature. In this spirit, my work is a continuation of a century-old tradition of American landscape painting. Many of my paintings reflect humble
subjects, which I return to often and work from with great care. My interest lies in landscapes that remain largely untouched by modern development, but instead preserve the quiet aspects of the natural world. I paint the landscape of North Carolina because it is natural for a painter of landscapes to admire familiar places and to make them the foundation of his work.