Friday, November 6, 2009

FREE Art Demos at BINDERS Nov. 20-21 - Space is Limited!

Artists never stop learning! No matter how much we might know, there are always lots of new methods to try, and new materials to explore.

That’s why BINDERS upcoming FREE Demo Days come to you so chock-full of vital info for art professionals and beginners alike.

BINDERS Demo Days are your chance to learn a wide variety of exciting art-making techniques from an outstanding lineup of expert instructors. So don’t miss out.

See the schedule of exciting art demos at BINDERS and sign-up today!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Van Gogh, Bigger than Life on the IMAX Screen

* * * * * Colossal color meets Vincent Van Gogh in “Brush with Genius,” now showing on the IMAX screen at the Fernbank Museum.

The IMAX camera follows Van Gogh’s short 9-year career during which he created more than 900 paintings, most during his final two years. A Dutch-born Post-Impressionist, Van Gogh’s tragic life ended in 1890 at age 37.

Van Gogh is widely regarded as one of history's greatest painters and an important contributor to the foundations of modern art. He remains one of the most talked about artists in the world today, his name, self-portraits and paintings appearing on countless posters, calendars and reproductions, as well as many art-related products and artist’s paints. Art books about Van Gogh are global best sellers.

Did Van Gogh ever sell any paintings? His “Red Vineyard” is now believed to be the only piece sold by the artist while he was alive. It sold for sold for 400 Francs (equal to about $1,000 today).

“Brush with Genius,“ filmed at locations from the Netherlands to Arles, Saint-Rémy and Paris, follows in Van Gogh‘s footsteps. The 45-minute odyssey transports us to dizzyingly yellow wheat fields and swirling cobalt skies, to iris flowerbeds and garish night cafes -- the subject matter that drove his compulsive genius.

We found the unique visual journey in this film to be a totally new and appropriate way to eyewitness the expressive originality of Van Gogh’s distinctive techniques. For a glimpse at the amazing cinematography, see the IMAX preview.

“Van Gogh: Brush with Genius” makes for exciting family fun. It shows through December 31 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Tickets for are available online or by calling 404-929-6400.

The large-format IMAX screen is an ideal canvas for Van Gogh, whose paintings for us always seem larger than life anyway.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

This Week @ BINDERS - Nov 2-8


It’s not too early to think about giving art for your Holiday gifts. So this week BINDERS unwraps a new selection of artful and affordable gifts, classes, workshops, exhibitions and receptions. To help you make your own art gifts, we begin three NEW Art Classes. Through the week, you’ll find inspiration at an exhibition and sale of small works by members of the Atlanta Fine Arts League, with a Reception on Saturday in our Limelight Gallery. A workshop for making Handmade Gifts happens this weekend. All this, plus BINDERS discount prices on art-making materials and framing. For gift giving and gift making, think BINDERS!

Monday, November 2:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.

Tuesday, November 3:
NEW! Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24) • 1-4pm or 6-
8:30pm • Fee: $140 per 6 session series
Sign up now for the 1-4 pm classes or 6-8:30pm classes

NEW! Bookmaking with Anne Elser
6 sessions, Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140
Sign up now!

Wednesday, November 4:
NEW! Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser
6 sessions, weekly on Wednesdays, Sept 16-Oct 21 • 6-8:30pm • Fee: $140
Sign up now!

Thursday, November 5:
FREE! Interactive Acrylics Demo
1 to 4pm. No sign up needed - just show up!

Friday, November 6:
No classes today.

Saturday, November 7:
NEW! Handmade Gifts: Button Closure Keepsake Box with Anne Elser
Saturday 10am-5pm AND Sunday 10am-5pm • Fee: $250
Sign up now!

FREE! Collage Demonstrations by the National Collage Society
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2pm-5pm
Wine & Cheese Reception with Gretchen Bierbaum, President of the National Collage Society, demonstrate techniques from her upcoming book, plus six other collage artists.

Sunday, November 8:
NEW! Handmade Gifts: Button Closure Keepsake Box with Anne Elser
10am-5pm • see details above.

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.

Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


Exhibition and Sale of Small Art Works by Artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League
Reception: Saturday, November 7 from 4 to 6pm. Public invited.
Exhibition runs through Nov. 30, 2009

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