CHARLOTTE
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 27 April
East Boulevard - 10am - 2 Hours
Ryan Valdez
Step into the vibrant world of abstract expression! Unleash your creativity and join us for an exhilarating journey through Exploring Abstract Art Class. Dive into a realm where imagination knows no bounds and every brushstroke tells a story. No experience necessary, just bring your enthusiasm and an open mind. Get ready to explore bold colors, unconventional shapes, and boundless possibilities. Let your inner artist soar as you experiment with various techniques and discover your unique artistic voice. Secure your spot today and let the adventure begin! Note: Participants are required to bring their own basic materials. Detailed event information will be shared upon booking confirmation.
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 11 May
East Boulevard - 10am - 2 Hours
Ryan Valdez
Unleash your inner artist and embark on a journey of discovery with our Beginner's Drawing Class! Dive into the fascinating world of lines, shapes, and shading as you learn the fundamentals of drawing. No prior experience necessary - just bring your passion for creativity and a willingness to learn.

In this dynamic and engaging class, you'll explore basic drawing techniques and unleash your imagination to bring your sketches to life. Whether you're a complete novice or looking to brush up on your skills, our expert instructor will guide you every step of the way.

Participants are required to bring their own basic materials, allowing you to personalize your artistic experience. Full details of the event will be provided upon confirmation of booking, so secure your spot today and get ready to embark on a journey of artistic exploration!
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$47      
Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Saturday 25 May
East Boulevard - 10am - 2 Hours
Ryan Valdez
Dive into a world of vibrant colors and boundless creativity with our Introduction to Acrylic Painting Class! Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, this class is your ticket to unleashing your inner Picasso.

Join us for an unforgettable artistic journey where you'll learn the essentials of acrylic painting in a fun and supportive atmosphere. From mastering brush techniques to experimenting with texture and composition, our expert instructor will guide you every step of the way.

Bring your imagination to life as you create stunning masterpieces on canvas. No prior experience is necessary - just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to explore.

Participants are required to bring their own basic materials, ensuring you have everything you need to get started on your artistic adventure. Full details of the event will be provided upon confirmation of booking, so reserve your spot today and get ready to paint the town red (and blue, and yellow)!
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$47      

ABOUT CHARLOTTE
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Facebook Group here to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.

You can also subscribe here to receive notifications of upcoming events.

Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
ARTISTS
Ryan Valdez
Hello to you all. My name is Ryan Valdez, a current drawing instructor, and aspiring digital illustrator and cartoonist. my goal here is to help guide you through the creative process. Providing incite and constructive criticism, in a dignified and respectful manner, to aid in your artistic journey.

Ryan Valdez is available for private bookings

I am available whenever I'm needed.

PHOTOS
Charlotte Art Group
2023-12-21
Charlotte Art Group
2024-03-18
Title or Location: Come, Everyone Who Thirsts
I started this piece sitting in the hospital waiting room, waiting on a friend. I was contemplating those in unfortunate circumstances and in need of hope, and I was reminded of this passage in Isaiah 55:1-3 in the Bible. I often combine my love for watercolor and lettering with my contemplations of what I read, painting in my Interleaved journal Bible.
Credit: Nita Erlien
Instagram: nita_bible_journaling
Atlanta Art Group
2024-04-15

Charlotte Art Group
2024-03-01
Title or Location: Elephant
I drew this in white and gray color pencil on black card stock. The reference was a photograph on Penterest (no photographer listed). I love doing what I refer to as shadow drawings for several reasons. One being that I can express myself artistically without tiring my arthritic hands. ( I?m 82) and another being it induces the viewer to use thir imagination!
Credit: Linda Bateman Rothwell
Facebook: Facebook.com/artbynonna
Instagram: Flip_flop_fly_
Richmond Art Group
2024-04-15
Charlotte Art Group
2024-02-21
Title or Location: I'm here
Hello, my name is Junirose Fisher and I am originally from Caracas Venezuela. I am a Graphic Designer as well as a Mixed Media Artist. My passion is to draw inspiration from pictures and transform them into unique pieces of art. I love to explore my styles on a multitude of surfaces and I believe in the FLOW and the Happiness of making art. This piece was created by using a page from an old book as well as implementing various mediums such as watercolors, acrylic pencils and pastels. My inspirat
Credit: Junirose Fisher
Facebook: Junirose Fisher
Instagram: @junirose4

Pasadena Art Group
2024-04-10
Charlotte Art Group
2024-02-12
Title or Location: Owl
I?ve always sketched, mostly animals and attempts at portraits of people, which have always been hit or miss. I?ve recently taken up woodburning and some of the animals and other things I?ve done with that medium are among my favorites. Currently, I?m working on incorporating epoxy to some of the burns and after some learning curves, figuring it out.
Credit: Shane Absher

Charlotte Art Group
2023-12-04
Title or Location: Pura ternura
Nada m?s hermoso que ver crecer a mi hija radiante de ternura e inocencia. There is nothing better than seeing my daughter grow up radiant with tenderness and innocence.
Credit: Kelly Guerrero
Instagram: Kellyguerrero1531
Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25
Charlotte Art Group
2023-11-27
Title or Location: A Place to Breathe
I wanted to create a place of tranquility and quiet. A retreat into nature where you can take a moment to breathe. There is a hush over the valley. The storm is over and the water quietly continues on its way much as it has always done. It is here I invite you to stay for a moment or two and rest.
Credit: Debbie Hunt
Instagram: Summerlandsouth

Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25
Allentown Art Group
2024-04-17
Title or Location: Tiffany
This photo was taken by niece. It is her horse and her name is Tiffany. The two were out on a trail ride and stopped by the stump for a beautiful photo.
Credit: Carol Olesh
Cincinnati Art Group
2024-04-17
Title or Location: City of Canals
An experiment using soft pastels on stretched canvas. The texture of the canvas lent itself to the pastels quite well. The image is based on a photo taken by a friend visiting Venice, Italy. By using more vibrant colors than the original, I believe it became more magical.
Credit: Sandy Moore
Facebook: Sandy Moore
Instagram: Moore.4.You

Leeds Art Group
2024-04-17
Title or Location: Pudsey, Leeds
After taking up mandala painting in my late 60's during lockdown I decided to experiment using fabric scraps withing the design. This is the result of my first try. I am going to expand on this idea in the near future once I obtain more fabric scraps.
Credit: Susan Anderson
Facebook: Sue Anderson
Belfast Art Group
2024-04-15
Title or Location: New beginnings
I'm new to oils and painting, I would say my style would be fine art and surrealism, no rules and I can escape, experiment and have fun. I painted this scene as I'd came across a beautiful photo of calla Lilly valley in California, I use the idea but made it my ownwith the colours and changed parts of it, I like the perspective and the enchanting mysterious vibe it gave. Returned to art almost a year ago, still finding my way, but determined, excited and fully motivated to reach my potential,
Credit: Emmanuel Cunningham
Instagram: @manoc81
Aberdeen Art Group
2024-04-15
Title or Location: A stag do!
I wanted to paint something that reflected the amazing part of the world that I live in. Scotland has magnificent scenery and wildlife so I was spoilt for choice. These 3 good looking beasts were the result.Acrylics on a 16? x 20? canvas board.
Credit: Keith Price
Facebook: Keith price art
Instagram: Keithprice547

Cleveland Art Group
2024-04-14
Title or Location: The Boats at Sunset in Bradenton
I was at The Starfish Restaurant when I captured this view on a cold day in Bradenton Florida from the dock behind the restaurant. I was fascinated by the light coming from one of the boats and the gas pump. The photograph helped me to produce this oil painting when I got home in Ohio.
Credit: Patrick Funke
Facebook: Patrick Funke
Instagram: patrickfunkemoderndaymonet
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