All of us at Castle in the Air have been delighted, and at times absolutely stunned, to see the incredible art created by students in our classes. We've sensed, however, a growing interest in a different type of class, one that provides opportunities to explore a subject in depth. Students want a class that stretches them beyond comfortable boundaries and allows them to hone their skills over time. The search is really about meaning and content and developing one's own personal voice and style.
In response to this developing need, we've decided to offer three class series, one in book arts, one in mixed media, and one in drawing. Each series consists of multiple sessions of four to six classes with the talented Alice Armstrong.
The class series are open to beginners and experienced artists alike. There will be plenty of instruction in techniques, but the focus will be on personal artistic growth and meaningful expression. These classes are more about the "why" than the "how" of art. In them, we look forward to seeing a new type of art-making take hold at Castle in the Air.