July 27, 2023 | 2:00-3:00 via zoom
Painting Water with Ellen Nemetz
In this class, Ellen Nemetz will take us through her process of painting movement in water. We will work from reference photos with acrylic on canvas.
Ellen Nemetz is a contemporary artist based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Nemetz studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. As a military wife, Nemetz traveled extensively until settling in Arizona. She studied art at the Maricopa County Community Colleges from which she has twice received the League of Innovation Award.
Everywhere Nemetz has lived, water has influenced her emotions. Her paintings of water reflect not only the beauty of water, but the necessity of water in our desert environment for our health, recreation, and happiness. So much of our enjoyment of the outdoors in Phoenix involves water: in pools, floating down the Salt River, boating on the reservoir lakes that ring Phoenix. Here in the desert, water is more precious than in any other location.
Nemetz’s art has been exhibited widely in the southwest in solo and group shows including the Phoenix Sky Harbor Museum and a solo show at the Shemer Art Center and Museum. Nemetz is actively involved in the Arizona arts community. Nemetz is a former member of the Eye lounge artist cooperative, the co-curator of the First Studio Gallery space, and an active member of several arts organizations. Her works are in public and private collections in Europe, New Zealand and throughout the United States.
Materials: acrylic paint, brushes, water containers, rags, aprons, canvas, reference photos.
No previous experience required. All supplies will be provided.