The Ann Arbor Art Center is offering a once a month evening of art called Creative Social Club. They are being offered the first Friday of each month and run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Each month there is a different type of art project as the focus. Dave and I attended Jackson Pollack Painting aka spatter painting session.
I have mixed feelings about how it went. First was the price, $35, which included instruction, materials and two beverages.
The instruction, which was very minimal. There were books about Jackson Pollack circulating around, but I expected at least a little bit of information on the artist and his techniques. The rest of the instruction was almost non-existent as well, with a very quick overview of color theory and possible techniques.
The materials included two small canvases, which worked out fine, and communal tubes of acrylic paint in black, white, red, yellow, and blue. The blue was not what I would call a true primary color blue so it was difficult to mix colors as they did not turn out as expected.
And finally, the beverages. I know my expectations were high in this arena, but all they had was a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine (not even chilled) and that’s it. I was expecting a cocktail or more variety, especially for $35.
I’m glad we went, but I wouldn’t sign up again. I’m happy with how my paintings turned out, but the evening certainly did not meet my expectations at all.