February Guest Speaker

February Guest Speaker

Michelle Beliveau will give a presentation on her knowledge and experience in Art.

Michelle Beliveau grew up in Dover NH. and went to the University of New Hampshire where she graduated in 1988 with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Studio Art. From there she continued her schooling at Franklin Pierce College to receive her Certification in Art Education. Throughout the years Michelle has explored various mediums and techniques to express her perspective in what she sees around her. She realized mixed-media was a great way to marry all the materials she loved to use together. She loves combining 3 dimensional objects on 2 dimensional surfaces as well as mixing together different cloth and papers in a unique way. She has a very imaginative approach to using everyday elements in her artwork. Throughout the years Michelle has taught Art classes at various levels keeping in touch with her education background. She is a instructor at E. W. Poores overseeing painting, colored pencil, drawing and mixed-media classes.

 

 

January Guest Speaker

January Guest Speaker

Tracey Goodwin who is our very own website manager for the MAA will give a tutorial of our new website that she built exclusively for our members to use and enjoy.  She will also talk about her experience with using WordPress to build the site and explain how easy it is to build your own website (almost).

December Guest Speaker

December Guest Speaker

 

 Rhonda McCune teaches English Art: Drawing, Ceramics, Painting, Crafts, Sculpture at NHIA Community Education as well as teaches The Essence of Watercolor Book Arts Educator’s Workshop Studio 550.

My first passion is as an art educator. I love to help my students mine their creativity through various media, including watercolor painting and the craft of book art. I encourage them to explore and express their ideas through observation and imagination.

My recent courses in watercolor ask students to apply technique and composition expressively and abstractly, allowing the medium to drive the outcome using a balance of letting go and control and the incorporation of “happy accidents” in their work.

All classes include student/instructor critiques of finished and on-going work. Most important is the transmutation of ideas, techniques and styles. My students are encouraged to fully embrace the creative process and share with one another their individual experimentation in that process.

Additionally, I have used watercolor painting as art therapy with friends who have suffered from brain tumors and Alzheimer’s disease. The results are stunning and serve as a kind of immortality for their loved ones.