Carol Maguire – Joyful Painting: Painting in the Garden (Online); Tuesdays, July 30-August 20, 2024

Dates: Tuesdays, July 30-August 20, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time, 2:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time, 7:00-9:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylic (Carol will demo in oil)

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Step into a world of vibrant colors and serene surroundings with ‘Joyful Painting: Painting in the Garden,’ a four-week oil painting class led by the talented artist and instructor, Carol Maguire. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as Carol guides you through each brushstroke, drawing inspiration from her own lush garden or captivating still life setups in her garden as background. Carol will do demos on color mixing, painting and palette knife work covering all of the basics. With Carol’s gentle and supportive guidance, every artist is encouraged to bloom, creating their own garden paintings while surrounded by the sights and sounds of the outdoors. Join us for an unforgettable journey of creativity and joy!

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Carol Maguire holds a Bachelor’s in Art History from Fairfield University and the Sorbonne, she has furthered her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Barnes Foundation and Fleisher Memorial. Her passion results in painterly works saturated with color and joie de vivre. Inspired by a love for color, textiles and gardening, her work focuses on objects that surround her daily life.

Maguire started painting full time and showing her work after 9/11/2001. Her extensive travels have brought her to India, Peru, Romania, Guatemala and Honduras where she has taught her artistic skills to the indigenous women. She has worked as a consultant for the State Department where Maguire’s special skills involved identifying the the skills of the artisans and the materials available to them, blending them to design a program of products to make.

Prior to her full time painting Carol was the design director of a high-end doll company. She has taught doll making in the Transylvanian Alps and in the Andes of Peru. Carol’s quilt designs have been featured in books and magazines for Better Homes and Gardens, and she has designed dinnerware for Waterford-Wedgewood and Lenox China.

She now paints and designs full time in her 200 year-old yellow farmhouse in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.

Carol is represented by galleries in North Carolina, Delaware, New York, in Massachusetts on Cape Cod and on Martha’s Vineyard.

About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to a private class message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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