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CS1 Let Clarence Shivers Art Influence Your Art

Level I – This class is for those with some familiarity with the medium. This could include informal use of the medium outside of the classroom.

You will evaluate the many artworks of Clarence Shivers an original Tuskegee Airman, with the sole purpose of creating your own art using acrylic paint. You will tour and evaluate Shivers’ art to gain inspiration. You will learn the history of Shivers, what he gained inspiration from, and how his work inspired others. You will use this inspiration to paint a master study of his work. During the second half of this course, you will explore Shiver’s abstract paintings and dive into what made him explore this style. You will use the information gathered to create your own abstract painting. This will be accomplished by recreating a master study of Shiver’s work, or by painting something completely new and original. At the end of this class, you will have learned the history of Clarence Shivers, but also how to use that inspiration to create your own unique works of art. Gallery visit on Saturday, 4/6 at 10 a.m.

Please note: By registering for this class you are agreeing to adhere to the Fine Art Center Bemis School of Art’s publicity waiver, medical waiver, and other general policies.

FAC Member Price: $165

Non-Member Price: $180



Class Dates:

April 8-May 13


5:30-7:30 p.m.

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6 sessions


Bemis School of Art

30 W Dale St

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