Fall Art Class at Brookmeade starting October 13th: Sign Up Now!

Art Class to be taught at Brookmeade this fall! Local Artist Michele Lambert will teach a watercolor class at Brookmeade on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm. The dates for the class are October 13th and 27th, and November 10th and 17th. The cost for the class is $80.00 for all four sessions. All materials will be provided. Please see Mike or Adora if you have any questions. Michele is a very talented painter and sculptor, and has had a long career as an art teacher in Metro Schools and at Watkins. We are very excited to have Michele’s expertise and talent to inspire us as we learn basic watercolor techniques. A sign up list is in the hallway, or contact Adora or the church office to sign up. Pre-payment for the class is needed as we will be purchasing the materials.

Michele Lambert, Artist Bio:

Co-owner of Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft, Michele Lambert, is a multi-disciplined artist.  Working primarily as a painter and poet, her large canvases combine color, texture and words to convey her deep connection to the natural world.  In addition to painting on canvas, wood and paper, she creates small mixed media collages using paper, natural objects and tools.  The collection of her work provides viewers with her life stories of family, heartbreak, trauma, and redemption.  Although she received a degree in Fine Art from Watkins College of Art and Design, she considers art-making a natural gift and a necessary outpouring of expression that has healing power.

Before opening Shimai in 2005 with dear friend and business partner, Becca Ganick, Michele taught at Watkins, in Metro Nashville Public Schools, the Frist Museum and many other private venues.  Her work is in private and corporate collections across the country.  Community involvement plays a vital role in her professional life, serving on several non-profit boards, volunteering in public schools and offering advisory consultation for businesses creating interiors sensitive to trauma victims.

Michele is interested in helping emerging artists find a foothold in the professional art world.  Her background experience as a professional artist, educator and gallery owner gives her a broad perspective enabling her to connect developing artists with best practices in professional conduct whether it be with craftsmanship or building relationships with gallery owners.  She enjoys interaction with other artists and is always interested in learning about the process and motivation behind work created by others.

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