Nature Drawing and Sculpting Class and Studio Tour


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In a Nutshell

Explore a veteran artist's airy studio—full of 25 years of projects—before drawing and sculpting from specimens from Amazonian expeditions

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 27, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required prior to attending event. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. Wear casual clothing. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $35 one admission to a studio tour and nature art class with Sharon Bladholm
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at a private East Garfield Park location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at 10 purchasers.

What You'll Do

Step into the studio of artist Sharon Bladholm and you're transported to a world that's a far cry from the industrial urban cityscape just outside. The light-flooded space bursts with more than 250 living plants, not to mention 25 years' worth of Sharon's botanically inspired art, from sculptures to stained glass to watercolors. After a tour of the studio, you'll try your hand at drawing and clay sculpting from preserved specimens Sharon has brought back from her expeditions to the Amazon.

  • Explore an Artist's Studio
    See into the mind of an artist in Sharon's airy, plant-filled studio at the Albany Carroll Arts Building in East Garfield Park, where she's been creating sculptural works and watercolors for 25 years

  • Try Your Hand at Nature Drawing and Sculpture
    Working from preserved Amazonian specimens, you'll draw fish, turtles, and piranha, and then sculpt them using self-hardening clay

  • Finish Your Artwork and Take It Home
    You can choose to paint the clay or let it harden in its natural gray color. At the end of the day, you'll leave with your sketches and small sculptures.

  • Enjoy Light Refreshments
    Sharon will provide guests with light snacks during the 2.5-hour class.

Your Host

Sharon Bladholm Sharon Bladholm
Artist and Founder of Opal Glass Studios

With an art teacher for a father, creativity is in Sharon Bladholm's blood. She's been creating art since childhood and has devoted her professional life to mastering such diverse disciplines as drawing, sculpture, and stained glass. Sharon especially loves combining nature and art, and she's even served as the "expedition artist" on numerous scientific trips to the Amazon rainforest.

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    Chicago, IL 60612

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