By popular demand, we are featuring a special edition of Art Uncorked that will allow you to create your own pet's image during "Art Unleashed". Artists Linda Kegley and Megan Ekenstadt will lead the class through a painting of their best furry (or scaly?) friend on June 24 at 6pm. Participants are asked to submit a good quality photo of their pet, which will then be pre-sketched on canvas by the artists for painting during the class.
2012 -13 Happenings (see Education for our Class listings)
Every Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - HAL's Gals and Pals open painting group in the Visual Art Center.
April 12, 2013 - 2nd Friday Reception at the Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop. Artist of the Month is Dana Daydodge, featuring "The Fractured Look". 5 to 8 pm, free to the public.
The Visual Arts Center overlooks beautiful Lake Jackson in Downtown Sebring, Florida. With large windows giving fabulous light, the Visual Arts Center is ideal for the many classes and workshops that are held at Highlands Art League. One of four buildings that house HAL's activities, the Center is alive with artists through out the year.
Applications are now being accepted for the 47th Annual Highlands Fine Arts & Crafts Festival (Saturday, November 2), with a $10 discount for early application (by June 1, 2013). Held on the charming Circle Park Drive and the spoke streets in Historic Downtown Sebring, this juried show attracts artists and crafters from throughout the state and beyond. With beautiful weather and timed just right for the kickoff of holiday shopping, this is the show to consider for Central Florida.
If you haven't tried an Art Uncorked class yet, ask your friends - they'll tell you what you are missing! HAL is excited to offer a new concept to non-artists (but artists are welcome also) with our Art Uncorked series. You'll complete a project in one evening, led by a professional artist, and enjoy a fun, laid-back evening of creativity with wine and light snacks offered.
Check out the latest edition of Artistically Speaking!
Located on the shores of Lake Jackson in downtown Sebring, Florida, The Village consists of three historic buildings with rich Sebring History. Restoration of these buildings began in 2002, with two complete and one still underway. The Village is a hive of artistic activity and an asset to the community of art and culture in Highlands County.
This year Art on the Waterfront will have a South of the Border flavor when we celebrate our annual fundraiser on Sunday, May 5th! Make your plans now to attend this popular event, with a buffet dinner, cash bar, music and live auction. Auction items feature something for everyone, with original art, watersports equipment, dining adventures, a private Art Uncorked party, and much more!
Taught at the Visual Arts Center in our Artist's Village on beautiful Lake Jackson in Sebring, our offerings for 2013 Creative Kids Summer Camp will appeal to all ages:
Portraiture & Still Life
A Thursday morning class (9:00 am – 12 noon ) for adults covers beginning instruction with direction in how to draw with graphite art pencils and understanding value in still life and portraiture and will carry the student through beginning and intermediate painting of still life and portrait subjects.