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September 2020

JEAN DUFY | French, 1888 - 1964 | At the Races (detail), 1957 - 1958 | Oil on canvas | Gift of Mrs. Rose A. Guy in honor of William & Mary President Thomas A. Graves, Jr. | 1984.027

ONLINE WINE & RUN FOR THE ROSES AUCTION

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - September 20 @ 10:00 pm
Contact: cindy@mmawineauction.com
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for an online auction with exciting lifestyle lots that include smaller social gatherings, dinners and travel, beginning Sunday, September 13 at Noon until Sunday, September 20 at 10 pm. More details soon. Sponsored by

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NATIVE PLACES: Drawing as a Way to See

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Frank Harmon, FAIA, Professor of Practice in Architecture, North Carolina State University College of Design
Virtual, VA United States

As an architecture student in London in the 1960s, Frank Harmon used sketching to discover, study, and understand the nuances of structures and nature. "If I take a photograph of something, it remains in my mind forever." In this session, Harmon will describe his own personal journey, discuss the importance of studied examination and attention as a way to better appreciate the world around us, and preview his book, Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See. Books will be available for sale and will be signed by the author.

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STEPS TO BETTER PORTRAIT DRAWING

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - September 26 @ 8:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Join the Muscarelle’s Director of Engagement Steve Prince in this two-day virtual workshop. All materials will be provided, all skill levels are welcome; just bring your imagination! In this two-day virtual workshop, participants will learn a conceptual formula for creating successful portraits in charcoal. Students will learn proportion and shading techniques of the human head. The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to teens and adults. Workshop fee: Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students $25 | Non-Members $40 | Please note that space is limited to 25…

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October 2020

RECENT RESEARCH ON HISTORIC CAMPUS: Water, Water Everywhere c. 1710

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Susan Kern, Executive Director of the Historic Campus
Virtual, VA United States + Google Map

Join Susan Kern, Executive Director of Historic Campus, as she discusses a surprising discovery found at the Wren Building in summer 2019. Managing water was a challenge in the 18th century too. In the summer of 2019, paving repair inadvertently exposed a vaulted brick drain in the Wren Courtyard, which prompted a flurry of unexpected archaeology and preservation planning to document and protect this massive early 18th century engineering project just under our feet.

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An Occasion for the Arts

October 3 - October 4
Virtual VA United States

WELCOME TO VIRTUAL AOFTA '20! Because we believe so strongly in the value of art, the talent of our artists, and in the Williamsburg community itself, and because we just can't imagine an October without An Occasion for the Arts, we're taking the Occasion experience VIRTUAL for 2020! KICKOFF WEEKEND October 3rd & 4th It's all kicking off on our traditional first weekend of October, the 3rd and 4th, with an exciting 2-day live streaming event featuring some of your favorite local musicians, artist studio tours, workshops with Steve Prince of the Muscarelle Museum of Art and much more! And it's…

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PICTURE ME!

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

In this exciting virtual workshop presented as part of An Occasion for the Arts, Steve Prince will teach participants how to draw the human face with easy step by step instructions. Prince will also cover basic shading techniques, which will allow participants to draw with more accuracy! All you will need to participate is an internet connection, a pencil/pen, and paper! Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 30 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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AOFTA CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Enjoy two free virtual children's workshops with Steve Prince on Sunday October 4 at 12 PM and 2:30 PM! Join us on An Occasion for the Arts live presented by Wells Fargo Advisors: https://aofta.org/workshops/ In these workshops, participants will create popular cartoon and anime characters, and the fundamentals of making your own original creations. Students will learn basic figure drawing skills and how to create expressive characters that emerge from the page!

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PERSPECTIVE DRAWING MADE EASY

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

In this workshop participants will learn the secrets to creating images with dynamic depth and dimension utilizing linear perspective with Director of Engagement Steve Prince. Students will explore one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective and learn how to draw simple to complex structures. The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to teens and adults. Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 25 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE “SELFIE”: Portraiture through the Ages

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

Join Art Historian Elaine Ruffolo for a virtual presentation through the history of portraiture. What profile picture do you have on your social media account? How do you want to be portrayed, regarded, and remembered? Portraiture is a very old art form going back to ancient Egypt, where it flourished from about 5,000 years ago. Before the invention of photography, a painted, sculpted, or drawn portrait was the only way to record the appearance of someone. Portraits can represent individuals in many different ways. They can be literal representations of a person or they can represent a person symbolically. But…

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