Sketch Class with Sue Wheeler of Arts Abound at Hammond Castle Museum
Sketch Class With Sue Wheeler of Arts Abound in Magnolia at Hammond Castle MuseumClasses are offered from 10:15 am to 12:15pm
Classes are $20 each. Hammond Castle Museum Member discounts apply.
Join us as we present "Sketch The Halls" – a sketch class led by Sue Wheeler of Arts Abound in Magnolia, offering exclusive access into the Museum during our Deck The Halls Holiday celebration. Whether you're a stick figure doodler or a first-rate talent, all skill levels are welcome! During this two-hour session, you'll have the unique opportunity to sketch in the museum's enchanting rooms adorned with holiday decorations. The class will begin with a 30-minute beginner sketch lesson to get you started. All you need to bring is a sketchbook, pencils and an eraser. Please note: watercolors, pastels, oils, or acrylics are not permitted.
About Sue Wheeler: Sue has a lifetime of making art through various mediums from delectable pastries to abstracts in pastels, watercolor, and acrylics. She enjoys using her creative flair in quilting and interior design as well. Sue graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor's in business with a focus on hospitality management and earned an associate's degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Following her tenure as a pastry chef in New Hampshire, Sue returned to school for a certificate in graphic design and put her talents to use as a designer in the book publishing and art publishing industries in Vermont. In early 2019, Sue opened her own gallery and studio, Arts Abound in Magnolia Village, MA as an artistic haven for local artists. Through the gallery, over 30 artists featured their creative works ranging from paintings, hand-painted silk scarves, silver jewelry, and more. Sue also ran many workshops and classes featuring many of the artists. Often, Sue would work late into the night painting in her Arts Abound studio. After closing the gallery in 2022, Sue continued to offer the often sold-out painting classes, taught by some of the Arts Abound artists.
Sue has studied under numerous artists to learn watercolor, acrylic painting, cold wax & oil, and collage. Her goals for the Hammond Castle Museum sketch classes are to engage those who are new to the world of art and reinvigorate those who haven't picked up a blank canvas or sketch pad in a long time. Sue's philosophy on the creative process encourages you to be concerned less about the final product but instead to enjoy the journey of creativity and get lost in the moment. Once you find yourself in your work, you may just surprise yourself!
Parking is free. There are many stairs leading from the parking lot down to the Museum. All proceeds from this program will support the restoration of the Hammond Castle Museum.