Enjoy a glass of wine, light hors d'oeuvres and socializing during Wine & Art. For this session participants will use a combination of stencils and acrylic paint to capture a familiar feathered friend on canvas. Learn how to cut stencils, mix a palette that corresponds to your bird of choice, and free-hand details to make the painting your own.
Instructor: Emma Farber Cunningham
Supplies, snacks and wine provided
Bio: Emma received a majority of her art education in the area. She attended Black Hawk College from 2006-2008, St.Ambrose University from 2009-2011, and Illinois State University from 2013-2016. While in school, she immersed herself in graphic design, painting, and art history courses.
Since her return to the Quad Cities, she has worked as an adjunct art instructor for both Black Hawk College and Scott Community College.
Emma's main body of work is composed of imagined landscapes that mix representational and abstract elements. She utilizes a vibrant palette while playing with myriad painting strategies—hard edges against soft ones, large brushy passages adjacent to smaller, more detailed ones, and smoothly blended wet-on-wet areas juxtaposed by choppy, layered sections.
Although the subject matters of her artworks are varied and prone to change, she remains interested in creating areas of contrast by pairing the elements and principles of art—especially color, value, texture, unity, and variety. Through a combination of both careful planning and playful experimentation, she seeks to find a poetic balance between visual extremes within each piece.