MAX Winter session classes are open

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 by Sara

From Contributor Monica Wooton


Winter Session art classes offered by MAX (Magnolia Art Experience) Magnolia?s new non-profit that promotes art for all are now open for on-line registration. You can register on-line by going to – classes begin in February and space is limited. Watercolor, writing and encaustic painting will be offered in a series or one day workshops. Students will have experienced instructors who emphasis working at your own pace and stress fundamentals whether it is joining an adult writing community and finding your writing voice, experimenting with watercolor as a medium or doing encaustics – learning to paint with pigmented wax.

The class gathers to learn som watercolor technique.

Newly elected MAX Board president, Nancy Gellos, teaches watercolor classes.

Past students have commented on the individual attention by instructors, kind critique and gentle guidance; and, learning with others in an enthusiastic and professional art environment as big pluses to these classes. Costs are reasonable and scholarships are offered. MAX classes and events, including its Narthex Gallery space, are held on Magnolia at 3555 W McGraw.
On January 15th, MAX welcomed its 2017 Board, eleven community members many active artists themselves. They will participate in a Board retreat in January to develop a working rapport, think about Board policy and plan for the long range direction of MAX. They will manage the Narthex Gallery Shows, plan classes, ongoing events like art showings, artist talks, theater presentations, artist meet-ups, book readings, neighborhood art walks and other art related happenings for adults, children and families throughout the year. These activities will promote MAX?s mission: ?Magnolia?s place for creative arts exploration and expression ? A place where creativity, imagination and the arts flourish, where all are welcome. A safe place to encourage, nurture and develop the artist in each of us.?
The new Board includes: Scott Ward past president, Nancy Gellos, President, Whitney Mason, vice-president, Charlie Evens, treasurer, Barbara Richardson, Secretary, and members at large: Colleen Monette, Claudia Meyer-Newman, Rebecca Novelli, Monica Wooton, Marilynn Sheldon, and Bill Seach.
Now showing at the Narthex Gallery works by emerging artist Brittany Wilde. In her artist statement Wilde says: ?This collection of works takes a feminine and yet raw look at some of the most beautiful cultures, faces, eyes and human spirits from around the world. The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people and no two faces, eyes or emotions within this series are the same. Each individual captured within this series stands alone, demanding to tell their own story.? The opening is January 28 4-7pm. The public is invited.
MAX welcomes inquiries regarding classes, volunteers, requests for art showings, class proposals and tax deductible donations. MAX is a 501 (C) 3 organization. Call 206-284-2430 for more information regarding how you can help MAX and how MAX can serve you!


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