Sewing classes at Hancock Fabrics
Adults can learn to sew, practice their skills and make great projects in a variety of sewing classes and workshops at Hancock Fabrics on Merritt Island.
Serger Two: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20, plus supplies.
Fresh Fabric Flowers: Saturday, April 20, 1-3 p.m. Cost is $20, plus supplies.
Awesome Aprons: Saturday, April 27, 1-4 p.m. Cost is $20, plus supplies.
The Sewing Classes will be held at Hancock Fabrics, located at 95 E. Merritt Ave., Merritt Island.
Visit the store for a more information, or call the instructors at (321) 784-9347 (Linda) or (321) 635-8640 (Mary).
Pastel painting classes at the art gallery
Learn how to master pastels and pastel pencils to create beautiful paintings.
Whether you are painting a portrait, landscape, still life, abstract or any other subject matter, you will learn how to make color choices, achieve different textures and forms, how to layer and blend and drawing basics if needed.
These classes are ongoing and designed for personalized attention for all levels, beginners through advanced.
Supplies are not needed for the first class. A supply list will be provided for those who want to continue the classes.
Cost is $20 per class and $75 for four classes.
The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 101, Viera.
For more information and registration, contact Deb Pettigrew at email@example.com or (321) 749-1153.
Variety of art classes
The Central Brevard Art Association offers art classes throughout the week, excepting Sundays.
Being offered is oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pastel, mixed media, silks, tole painting and jewelry.
Beginners are always welcome, as it's an opportunity to unleash and develop those hidden talents. Membership is not required to attend classes.
Contact CBAAartists@gmail.com or telephone (321) 632-2922 to leave a message.
Instructors will be notified of your interest and will converse with you directly on schedule, costs and materials.
CBAA's studio is located at 103 Barton Blvd., Rockledge, behind the former police station.
'Native Beauty' opening reception
There will be an opening reception for a new collection "Native Beauty," inspired by the beauty of native natural Florida and Native American Southwest, Friday, April 26 from 6-9 p.m. with live music by acoustic guitarist Jesse Long.
"Native Beauty" features pottery by Jan Coleman and photography by Richard Proffitt.
The event will be at The Downtown Gallery, 335 S. Washington Ave., in downtown Titusville.
This is a free event. Wine, hors d' oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
For more information, go to facebook.com/downtown gallery Titusville or call (321) 268-0122.
'Celebrating Shakespeare' in Brevard
The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble presents seven young, beautiful and talented ladies in the fifth presentation of "Celebrating Shakespeare."
Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday, April 26; Saturday, April 27; Sunday, April 28, with a matinee curtain time of 3 p.m.
These productions will take place at the Porcher House, 434 Delannoy Ave., Historic Cocoa Village.
Cost is $15 per person and includes coffee and desserts.
Register at (321) 676-0697, firstname.lastname@example.org or www. brevardensemble.com.
Reservations are required.
Wheel-thrown pottery class
A six-week wheel-thrown pottery class will start Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Indian River Pottery Studio, 1542 Guava Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.
Cost for the six weeks is $145. The instructor is Mary Moon.
This is a great class for beginning and continuing students.
Instruction will be focused on throwing bowls, cylinders and mugs. Surface enrichment and glazing will also be covered.
This class allows for individual project and skill development.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Artist's photographs featured at show
Three of Rene Griffith's photographs will be part of "Spring Thaw," Pizza Gallery's fourth annual group show, featuring tropical sea- and surf-inspired art.
The three images, entitled "Lost in the Sea of Life," "Your Destiny in the Stars" and "Reading the Sky," were all photographed locally in Indialantic and the Banana River.
The Pizza Gallery and Grill is located at The Avenue in Viera, 2250 Town Center Ave. The exhibit will run through April 27.
In addition to being a fine art photographer, Ms. Griffith paints in her Indialantic home art studio. She enjoys creating acrylic abstract paintings and collages.
An active member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, she licenses her photographs to fine art publishers and manufacturers in the United States and Canada.
To see more of Ms. Griffith's work, visit the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at 1470 Highland Ave., in Melbourne or go to her website at www.renegriffith.com.
Art Gallery of Viera artists do it again
Anywhere that Art Gallery of Viera artists go, they come home with awards.
Deb Pettigrew, pastel artist and teacher at Art Gallery of Viera, won first place for her piece, "Lingering," at the 49th Annual Titusville Art League Spring Art Show.
But she's not alone, Linda Krupp, oil painter, won a merit award for "A Moment in Time" at the same show.
Heidi Stocker won first place for her beautiful stained glass work at the Strawbridge Art Leagues' "Mini-Vision's" Show.
Come see more of these artists and other award winning, outstanding art at Art Gallery of Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., the Avenue, Viera between Yankee Candle and Cold Water Creek.
For more information, visit www.artgalleryofviera.com or call (321) 504-4343.
St. Augustine artist solo show at gallery
Nancy Hamlin-Vogler will explore the infinite in her solo show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery n Melbourne.
The show will begin Monday, April 29 and run through June 2.
Her artwork is gestural and spontaneous, while maintaining comprehensible proportions.
She works on prepared paper, using acrylic aqueous mediums combined with gesso, charcoal, conte and pastels, occasionally adding pasted paper elements from silk screens or drawings.
Ms. Hamlin-Vogler's work reflects her roots in Cape Cod and Maine, with worldwide travels in between.
The St. Augustine artist will also give a Second Saturday Gallery Talk and Demo on May 11 at 2 p.m. at the gallery.
Ms. Hamlin-Vogler studied art at Wells College and learned the screen-printing process while earning a Master of Arts in French literature at the University of Maine.
An award winning artist, Hamlin-Vogler is a member of the St. Augustine Art Association and exhibits in gallery shows throughout Florida. For the past 10 years, she has co-directed the Louise Freshman Brown Art Workshops in St. Augustine.
The opening reception for the show will be Friday, May 3, 2013, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Meet her as you enjoy viewing the artwork.
Complimentary light refreshments are served during the opening reception, which is open to the public.
The gallery is located at 1470 Highland Ave., in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.
The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261.
For more information, visit http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.
Gallery award winners
The Downtown Gallery has announced that four top artists received awards at the Titusville Art League's 49th Annual Spring Show.
In photography, second place went to Heidi Thamert for "Tools of the Trade," and a merit to Dale Nichols for "My Little Friend."
In watercolor, Diane DeShong Cannon received two merit awards for "My Pink Cadillac" and for "Greenhouse Guests."
And in the category of oil and acrylic, Linda Krupp received a merit for "A Moment in Time.
Congratulations to all the artists!
To find out more about The Downtown Gallery, visit www.thedowntowngallery.net or call (321) 268-0122.
The gallery is at 335 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.