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Back to Work 

Yep - summer was too short! The kids started back to school today, so it is time for me to get back to work. I've got lots of classes scheduled for the fall, including art basics classes for tweens and adults.

I'm working on a special dog portrait for Dog Days of Summer, a fundraiser for Therapy Partners®. Therapy Partners, Inc.® is a program comprised of certified owner-and-pet teams who work as a therapeutic tool for organizations in the community, from Huntsville Hospital Pediatrics to the public school system to Hospice Family Care. The event is August 19th and costs $75 per person. Get all the information here.

I'll be at the Monte Sano Arts Festival September 17th & 18th. Yes, it is TWO days this year, so mark your calendars.

And I am now taking portrait commissions for the Holidays. December will be here before we know it!

Classes for Kids


Painting Parties for Kids
$25, supplies includes
Ages 6 - 12 recommended

Saturday, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
August 20 - Team Spirit 

Fridays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
August 26 - Owl
September 9 - Ocean Animals
September 30 - Minecraft

Tween Art Class
Tuesdays - Aug 30, Sep 13, 20, 27
Ages 9 - 12 recommended
Morning Session: 10:00 - 11:15 AM
Evening Session: 6:00 - 7:15 PM
 
Monthly series of classes covering art elements and principles, color theory, and exploration of dry media such as graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels. We will focus mainly on drawing techniques at this time. These classes are aimed at the more serious art student looking to expand his or her knowledge and skill.

Classes for Teens & Adults

Colored Pencil Classes

Each month we work from a different photograph and focus on different techniques. Demonstrations will be given in class and there will be time to work on our drawings together. Paper will be provided. Be prepared to work on your drawing at home in order to complete it. If you have a smart phone or iPad, please bring it to draw from.
Ages 12+
Fee: $100
This is a series of 4 classes on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Lighthouse - August 10, 17, 24, 31
Tomatoes - September 7, 14, 21, 28
Horse - October 12, 19, 26, November 2

 

Paint-Alongs for Teens & Adults
$35, supplies included
Ages 12+

Try something new! For some classes we use templates or carbon paper to draw our subject on the canvas. Basic painting techniques are demonstrated. Creativity is encouraged and you’ll be given a full range of colors to work with. We paint on 16” x 20” canvases which can easily be hung on the wall. These classes are meant to be fun!

Friday, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
August 12 - Team Spirit

Saturdays, 2:30 - 5:00 PM
August 27 - Sunset with Sailboat
September 10 - Beach Signs

Art Basics
Wednesdays - September 7, 14, 21, 28
10:00 AM - Noon
Ages: 12+


Monthly series of classes covering basic drawing & painting techniques, art elements and principles, and color theory. Students will help direct what mediums we use in class and may include charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, acrylic paint, mixed media and others. This class is for the beginning art student looking to expand his or her knowledge and skill.

Websites

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If you're looking for a fantastic vacation destination, be sure to contact Gail and Linda of Custom Travel & Cruise. This site was so much fun to work on! I loved going through their photos and picking out ones to make their site special and unique.
CarrieAlderfer.com
I took a marketing workshop last spring and the recommendation was to have an "Artist Website" in order to better promote your work to galleries. I now have carriealderfer.com that focuses on my art.
ChromAddictStudio.com
I also have a new ChromAddict Studio site with a shop. I haven't gotten everything I plan to put in the shop up there yet, but the prints are there. I plan to add the trivets and pendants too. I have also made it easier to sort the classes, find information about private parties, and more.
I started this experimental piece on Saturday. I'm combining acrylic inks with colored pencils. If you have ever read a Star Trek the Next Generation book, you've probably seen the cover art of the amazing Keith Birdsong. He uses acrylic ink and colored pencils to make his incredible art. I tried normal acrylic paint first, but once dry the finish is too slick to draw on with colored pencils. So through Facebook, I was able to ask Keith what he uses and find out about acrylic inks. The inks work kind of like watercolors and allow the tooth of the paper to remain, but once dry they are permanent and the pigments are very intense. My goal is to make more expressionistic art, so we'll see where this experiment takes me.
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ChromAddict Studio #2025
2nd Floor North Side
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35805

256-683-5554
chromaddict.com
alderfer@chromaddict.com
 

AUGUST STUDIO HOURS

Wednesday: 12 - 4 PM
Thursday: 12 - 4 PM
Friday: 12 - 8 PM
Saturday: 11 - 5 PM
 

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