Art Cares 2014: John W. Carlson

Art Cares 2014: John W. Carlson
Looking forward to a great event tonight! 

Impulse by John W. Carlson
My donation is hanging on the wall and waiting for a new home... place your bid! It is called "impulse", 18  x 24, Oil and Charcoal on canvas.
Nearly 1,000 art lovers will gather in the former home of the Cleveland Play House on Saturday, April 5th for ArtCares 2014, the annual auction and party to benefit the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. ArtCares 2014 is being presented through the generosity of AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Toby Devan Lewis with support from Consolidated Graphics Group.
The centerpiece of ArtCares remains the auction of art generously donated by professional artists living in, or with connections to, Northeast Ohio, as well as artwork from students and faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Art, one of the founding partners in establishing ArtCares.  

This year’s party features entertainment by a fun jazz band followed by DJ Saint.
The event begins at 7:00 p.m.; tickets are $100 per person.Tickets and more information are http://bit.ly/ArtCares2014 ~ Art Cares


Orange Art Center: Figure Drawing Workshop

Orange Art Center: High School Figure Drawing

Great high school figure drawing workshop at Orange Art Center this weekend. The five hour workshop for offered an intense and rewarding experience for the art students to work for the first time from a live model.

Starting with an exercise in gestural drawing and progressing to longer, more detailed poses the students were encouraged to develop their skills in observation, line quality and tonal dimension. 

I was impressed to see what amounted to a transformation from timid beginnings to a blossoming of confidence and pride in the work and feel rewarded as an instructor to see this growth in such a short period of time. 

Moon 3 Satellite Invitational: Collinwood Arts District

Moon 3 Satellite Invitational: John W. Carlson

Photo by Bob Peck
Although unable to attend in person, several of my friends from the Cleveland fine art community shared images of the Moon 3 Satellite Invitational project organized by Loren Nadji. I am proud to be a part of this invitation only, community arts project happening now in the Collinwood Arts District.
Photo by Justin Brennan
Above: The lower right corner shows my contribution to the project... "At the Shore" by John W. Carlson.

Photo by Bob Peck


John_W_Carlson ''At the shore'' 2'x4' oil and charcoal on plywood.

This will part of Loren Naji's "Moon 3 Satellite Invitational" 38 of Cleveland's top artists were asked by Loren to paint whatever struck the artists fancy, on 2x4' piece of plywood, which in turn be attached to a large cube in the Collinwood art district on Saturday Jan. 18th from 11am-noon.
John W. Carlson


OAC: Orange Art Center - Dynamics of Drawing with John W. Carlson

Orange Art Center - Fine Art Classes!

Learn to Draw: Dynamics of Drawing with John W. Carlson

Carlson, John W.:  The Dynamics of Drawing
Monday, January 20 - March 17
1:00PM-3:30PM               9 weeks             
In this exciting and rewarding course, you will explore the vast and varied aspects of drawing, including creative and dynamic composition, line quality and variety, volume, shading and technique. Different mediums, like charcoal, ink, paint, and more will be used in understanding each new approach, with the goal of producing a fully realized drawing at the end of each session. Beginners and advanced students welcome. For the first class a 14x17 inch sketch pad, and vine charcoal will suffice. 
Visit the artist's web-site at www.carlsonstudio.net
Convenient art class location for all Eastern Cleveland Suburbs!
Including Orange, Pepper Pike,  Beachwood, Lyndhurst, Solon, Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Chagrin Falls, Moreland Hills, Hunting Valley, Gates Mills, Eastern  suburbs, Cleveland East.