Miniature Landscape Painting with Rachael VanDyke

Thursday, Feb 23, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605

$35 for museum members, $40 for nonmembers

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Register for Workshop

Join artist Rachael VanDyke to create your own miniature landscape painting on a square, smooth wood cradle. Rachael will share her tips for success in this unique format. All supplies are included: wood cradle, acrylic paints and brushes. Adults and teens of all experience levels are welcome.

Reservations required, sign up deadline is February 15, 2017. Call the museum to register. Snow date is Thursday, March 2, 5 to 7:00 p.m. Price $35 for museum members, $40 for nonmembers

About The Instructor

Abstract landscape painter Rachael Van Dyke is a mid-career artist eager to search for shapes of color that fall on the ridge and valleys of the natural form. These movements are vividly expressed in her broad brush strokes and colorful palette.

Van Dyke’s work is often inspired through national and international artist in residence programs. Van Dyke has most recently participated as an artist-in-residence with the Isle Royale National Parks Service (Isle Royale, MI), ArteStudio Ginestrelle (Assisi, Italy), and Les Pays; Jardin Botanique (Marnay sur Seine, France). Van Dyke has received additional fellowships including TICA with the Art Institute of Chicago, and Les Tasis located in the Ardeche Valley of Southern France. She is also a Fulbright Memorial Fund art teacher recipient to Japan. Van Dyke has had solo art exhibitions with the Forest Hills Fine Art Center (MI), The Power Center of Performing Arts (MI), and the University of Michigan Hospital Gifts for Art program. She earned her MAE at the Kendall College of Art and Design and has worked 14 years as an art and design educator for all grade levels including adjunct instructor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. Her abstract landscape and figure work is exhibited with Rivercross Gallery in Boone, NC, LaFontsee Galleries in Grand Rapids and Douglas, MI, the Ann Arbor Art Center in Ann Arbor, MI, and River Centre Gallery in Sylvania, OH.

Photo credits: Rachael VanDyke