MondayJanuary 26
About Face Drawing Session10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.About Face Drawing Session
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students
TuesdayJanuary 27
About Face Drawing SessionsPortrait Drawing | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing | 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Sessions
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions
ThursdayJanuary 29
FAAAC presents a lecture with curator Victoria Cooke: African-American Art at the CMA6:00 - 8:00 p.m.FAAAC presents a lecture with curator Victoria Cooke: African-American Art at the CMA
Get a sneak peek of two exciting exhibitions of African-American art premiering at the CMA in the spring of 2016. Organized by the Columbia Museum of Art, REMIX: Themes & Variations in African-American Art is a groundbreaking exhibition that includes a wide variety of work from the paintings of Hale Woodruff and Charles White to the contemporary sculptures of Willie Cole and Renée Stout and the paintings of Fahamu Pecou and Mickalene Thomas. REMIX highlights the practice among many African-American artists of retelling historical themes and stories in new ways and from their own unique perspective. The second exhibition runs concurrently with REMIX and features modern and contemporary work from CMA's own collection of African-American art. With works by artists as diverse as Romare Bearden and Alison Saar, the CMA has built a collection for education and enrichment of the community and all who visit our institution.

A conversation with South Carolina artists Tarleton Blackwell, Michaela Pilar Brown, Larry Lebby, and Dr. Leo Twiggs follows the lecture.

FAAAC members only. Join the FAAAC today to attend.

    Cost:

  • FAAAC members only. Free.
SaturdayJanuary 31
Auntie Karen Day11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Auntie Karen Day
The eleventh annual Auntie Karen Celebration of African American History Program is designed to provide a venue to display the works and talents of local vendors and artisans. The 2015 program features local performers specializing in jazz and gospel, poetry, and visual arts. The Shops at Auntie Karen’s Place will feature local vendors and artisans throughout the entire program.

    Cost:

  • Free
MondayFebruary 2
About Face Drawing Session10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.About Face Drawing Session
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students
ThursdayFebruary 5
Photography 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Photography 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with Instructor Gordon Humphries to explore basic procedures and styles in the art of photography. Photography 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members
SaturdayFebruary 7
Film: Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of ExpressionNoonFilm: Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression
A documentary about the life and work of one of America’s great painters, Jacob Lawrence, the first African American to be represented by a New York Gallery. Emphasis is placed on the epic narratives he painted about the struggles of the African-American people. Central to the film is the attention given to the emotional aspects of creating art as well as the importance of motivation and determination for success. 28 minutes.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
TuesdayFebruary 10
ArtBreak: Ward Briggs10:30 a.m. - NoonArtBreak: Ward Briggs
ArtBreak is a program that looks at art through a different lens. Each session features a speaker, typically from outside the art world, who gives insight into their worldview by sharing their interpretation of works of art at the CMA. This month, begin the morning at the museum with pastries and coffee sold at a pop-up café by Drip before classicist Ward Briggs discusses mythology and its impact on art through the ages.

    Cost:

  • Free with membership or admission.
About Face Drawing SessionPortrait Drawing | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing | 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Session
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.
ThursdayFebruary 12
Photography 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Photography 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with Instructor Gordon Humphries to explore basic procedures and styles in the art of photography. Photography 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members