Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Arts

Look to learn at Art Alive!

HOLIDAY — Have you ever looked at a drawing, a woodcarving or some other piece of art and wondered how it came to be? Or maybe you're a dabbler yourself, wanting to know how to get those palm fronds flowing just right when drawing a Florida landscape, or how best to cast a shadow on paper using watercolor or a piece of charcoal.

Those wanting to know might think about dropping into the three-day demonstration extravaganza at the Pasco Art Center called Art Alive! that promises to offer some insight into artists' vision along with some of their helpful techniques.

Local artists and a handful of instructors from the center will be showing how it's done, said Laura Know, director of the Pasco Art Center, with more than 20 art demonstrations to pick and choose from. Life drawing, quilting, silk painting, portrait painting, wood carving, charcoal drawing are some of what's on the schedule. Take in one session for $5, or $15 for the whole lot.

Amateur as well as seasoned artists are welcome to bring their own work for a professional critique for $2 per piece. There will also be an art raffle and an option to do a little holiday shopping with a handful of vendors selling handmade wares each day.

There's also the option to peruse the book sale on Friday and Saturday at the adjacent Centennial Park Library or take a stroll through the Historical Society's Baker House, the oldest Cracker house in western Pasco County, which will be open in conjunction with Art Alive!

Michele Miller can be reached at [email protected]

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