Nelson Gallery Art Classes - 2023
Exhibits Schedule - 2023
January - Closed
February - Closed
March -Keri Gould
April -Kathryn Tucker/Maren Nixon
May - Patrick Hinely
June - Project Horizon - Juneteenth
July - P.J. Morant
August - Jonah Brown
September - SPCA - "Art for Arf"
October - Paint Lexington Plein Air
November - Historic Lexington
December - Alumni Anniversary
Nelson Gallery is looking for new members! Contact us if you are interested. We are looking for high quality artists who produce exciting 2D or 3D work.
We are flexible insofar as arrangements that can be made to provide display space for individual artists.
Intro to Caricature for beginning students
When: Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
In this three-hour course, students will learn the fundamentals of caricature and also general portraiture. We will discuss: what is a caricature, how and why caricatures are used in society, and of course how to draw a caricature.
This course not only discusses caricature, but it covers basic fundamentals of portraiture and how to start a portrait in a different way. Students will learn keywords and techniques that will help them draw a better portrait.
Josh will provide a demo on how he personally creates a caricature and briefly explain how others may do it as well.
Plein Air Workshop for beginners to intermediate
When: Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Overview. In this four-hour workshop, students will experience the challenge and rewards of painting outside, from finding a likely scene to paint, figuring out the focal point of the scene, sketching rapidly the scene’s big shapes and values, transferring the sketch onto watercolor paper, readying your equipment, and then painting. David will begin the workshop with a demonstration and then invite the class to spend the rest of their time painting. He will provide personal assistance throughout the workshop. The workshop will conclude with a constructive critique of the group’s efforts.