Virtual Lab | Intro to Creativity featuring Georgia O’Keeffe
August 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm$20
Back again, with a new artist and VIRTUAL!
This acrylic painting workshop is a little art history, a little technique, and a lot of creative exploration! Virtual | Intro to Creativity will be a chance for artists or new artists of any level to tap into new processes using acrylic paint. Instructor Beverly “Bevo” Manning will lead this class through ZOOM – exploring this session’s theme inspired by American painter, Georgia O’Keeffe, and guide students through her painting techniques used to make some of her most famous works.
The main goal for this workshop is to give an opportunity for students to learn, explore, relax and enjoy painting, and now from your home studio. While everyone is encouraged to take this workshop, it was designed with three specific types of people in mind: those who’ve never painted before, those who feel like their creativity is being blocked, and those who just are curious to explore something new. Now with restrictions and isolation time due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to get creative and express yourself! We’re excited to reach new audiences near and far with the first Virtual Intro to Creativity Workshop.
Before starting the workshop, the instructor will introduce a meditation technique meant to open up the creative mind, helping each student set a specific intention that will subconsciously influence his/her/their painting style. Get ready to get creative!
Artist Sessions by Date
- Aug 15th – Hilma af Klint
- Aug 22nd – Georgia O’Keeffe
- Aug 29th – Jackson Pollock
- Sep 5th – Frida Kahlo
There are two options to participate in this virtual workshop:
1. Virtual Registration – Workshop Access Only | $20: This ticket type will give you the ZOOM meeting invite so that you can join Beverly, follow along with the presentation, meditation, and painting class and utilize your own art materials that you have at home. Supplies needed:
- Acrylic Paint (at least blue, red, yellow – whatever else you have)
- Paint Brushes (Varying sizes)
- Paper Towel
- Cup or Jar of Water
- 1 canvas (recommended size 12 inch x 16 inch, or larger)
2. Virtual Registration – Art Supply Pickup and Workshop Access | $32: Do you live locally? This ticket type allows you to pickup the basic art materials needed to participate in Intro to Creativity class with a take-home kit. Curbside art supply pickup available at Arts Warehouse July 20th – 24th. Limited quantity available, first registered first served! You will receive pickup instructions once registration is complete.
ZOOM MEETING LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETED
Deadline to Register for Workshop Access Only will be 9:30am the day of the class
Deadline to Register for Workshop Access & Art Supplies will be the Monday before the class.
Questions? Give Arts Warehouse a call 561-330-9614.
Don’t just take our word for it, here are some reviews from last class’ participants:
“I really enjoyed this class. Great morning, great instructor.”
“Amazing! Wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning! Feeling gratitude for Beverly and Arts Warehouse!”
“Bev was inspiring! It’s been a long while since I held a paintbrush and have been feeling a little less than creative. Class was fun, art history mixed with meditation and painting- what could be better?! Thanks for helping me start to breakthrough my creative/artistic block!”
About the Instructor:
Beverly was born in New York City and raised in Ecuador. She graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a BA degree in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and Photography. In 1996 she moved to Florida where she worked as a Graphic Designer.
Best known for her colorful abstract paintings, Manning acquired her technical skills by working with renowned painters from the South Florida area. She uses a wide range of mediums such as acrylics, newspaper, oil pastels and crayons, even her interior house paints. In other words, any and everything that can help to create and obtain vibrant paintings. Inspiration comes in many different forms, such as photos, flowers, and anything that touches her creativity. The main objective is to communicate feelings through colors and flowing lines that suggest the freedom of movement. Manning uses an array of techniques which range from Tapping and Meditation to art exercises in order to tune into her feelings. The techniques open up her creativity and prevents judgement towards her own creations.
In March of 2018, Manning exhibited at the office of The Octopi Group in Delray Beach, where 27 paintings in a collection where presented. She also has exhibited at Style de Vie and Cornell Museum in Delray Beach.
During the summer of 2019, she gave a number of workshops of personal wellness, nutrition and meditation by applying the knowledge obtained as a nutritional coach and therapeutic art life coach.