do art your way
instructed by janet mego

This 2-day workshop with Janet Mego will focus on determining an artistic child’s interests and strengths in medium, subjects, and style.  Janet will present an individualized approach to working with each child as he or she requires in order to increase confidence and refine ability in whatever direction the artist wishes to pursue.

 

Participants will make choices in the following subject areas: Landscapes, still-lifes, portraits and figure drawing, fantasy art, Impressionism, expressionism, abstracts, and more. We’ll explore the impacts of acrylics, watercolors, pen-and-ink, graphite, or whatever the preferred medium may be. The artist will be exposed to other noteworthy artists with similar interests and will leave the workshop experience with renewed passion for expressing him or herself through artistic media.

The class is limited to six students, ages 7-12.

Experience level: The child has already expressed a focused interest in art and has produced a number of pieces of art work at home and/or in school.

 

Needed Supplies: A few pieces of art work the child has done in the past and feels good about; anything the child would like to bring for inspiration or reference. We will supply some materials, but if there are preferred items outside those, the child should bring them (for example, high-quality brushes or tubes of paint; pen-and-ink supplies if that is what the child prefers).

 

There are a maximum of 6 spots available. The minimum for this class 3 students. If this class does not meet the minimum, participants will be refunded.

Please email Mary Bell, Program Manager, at mbell@kentuck.org with any questions. 

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Kentuck workshops are non-refundable after the registration closes. If you would like to cancel before the deadline passes, please email mbell@kentuck.org or call 205-758-1257. If the class does not meet the minimum by the registration deadline and the workshop is cancelled, all participants will be refunded their registration fees.

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details:

Age Range: 7-12 year olds

Experience level: The child has already expressed a focused interest in art and has produced a number of pieces of art work at home and/or in school.

Dates: December 19-20, 2022

Times: 9am-12pm all days

Location: Kentuck Art Center's Georgine Clarke Building classroom

Tuition: $150All supplies will be included

Needed Supplies: A few pieces of art work the child has done in the past and feels good about; anything the child would like to bring for inspiration or reference. We will supply some materials, but if there are preferred items outside those, the child should bring them (for example, high-quality brushes or tubes of paint; pen-and-ink supplies if that is what the child prefers).

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This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. 

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Meet the Instructor

Janet Mego

I have been compelled to draw, paint, and sculpt since I was six years old. From the first grade upward, after earning first place in a juried show in the first grade, and later receiving recognition for my early artistic endeavors in Baltimore, Maryland, I then earned a BFA in Art at the University of Alabama. Much of what I do has been influence by the fine art of “learning to see”, implemented masterfully by those professors essential in taking me far beyond the face value of that degree. I’m graced in this regard by having studied with Professors Alvin Sella, Richard Zoellner, and Arthur Oakes.

After graduation, I began working with watercolor portraiture and continued to exhibit pieces in galleries and patron’s homes in several counties throughout Alabama. Placing in juried shows and exhibitions concomitant with my tenure as Artist in Residence for the Sumter County Fine Arts Council in the 1980s, and as adjunct art instructor for Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama), I continued to explore the intricacies of the human face and its expression of emotion. Concomitantly, I felt a spiritual awareness of the beauty of nature creep from my soul into the watercolors that had become my favorite medium. Later, I rediscovered and applied the acrylic paints I’d used in college to canvas and to a more abstracted interpretation of trees, of water, of sky, and of terrain.

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