Monday, February 14, 2011

So You Think You Can Paint? Yes, You Can!

Acrylic Painting Workshop with Donna Zieky

Saturday, April 16th 2011 : 2-4pm

For beginning artists or creative individuals looking to learn more about art, artist Donna Zieky will lead a fun and informative no-pressure painting workshop at Left Bank Gallery Essex on Saturday, April 16th from 2-4pm. This creative workshop will cover basic acrylic painting techniques and applications, and will offer insight into the medium that will open your eyes to a broad range of possibilities. Learn tips and pointers about painting, including form, composition and color in order to express your creativity. Guided by the artist, attendees will explore the potential of acrylic painting and create their own masterpieces to take home and show-off to friends and family.

Donna Zieky is a resident of East Hampton, CT. Her artwork ranges from exciting landscapes to brilliantly colored abstracts done in oils or acrylics. Her florals and landscapes originate from her love of nature, gardening and the outdoors. She is inspired by Connecticut’s varied geography, stating that, “It is so wonderful to have such beauty in your own backyard.” Imagination, innovation, and creativity are the driving forces behind her fun and vibrant work. Donna is excited by color, movement and texture, and strives to imbue in her paintings, a feeling of overall happiness and joyous emotion. Donna Zieky’s artwork has been exhibited in many juried shows in Essex, Lyme, West Hartford and Glastonbury. She is an elected member of Essex Art Association; and won an award from EAA for Best Technique in 2009. In 2007, she won First Place for a painting at the Glastonbury on the Green Art Show. Zieky is a member of many artist leagues and associations throughout the state and exhibits her work at Left Bank Gallery Essex.

“So You Think You Can Paint? Yes, You Can!” Acrylic Painting Workshop with Donna Zeiky is a free public event suitable for adults and teens. No experience is necessary. Painting supplies and material will be donated by Jerry’s Artarama of West Hartford, CT. To register, please contact the gallery no later than April 14th at or by calling 860.767.0449.

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