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Posted on: August 2, 2019

SML Art Club uses oil pastels to recreate masterpieces

SML Art Club

We invite teens and adults to recreate art masterpieces using oil pastels this August and September. The SML Art Club introduces patrons age 10 and older to the works of artists like Edvard Munch and Salvador Dali while teaching them how to recreate their works using various art media and techniques.

SML Art Club meets at various branches each month and requires no registration or previous artistic experience to attend.

In August, SML Art Club will introduce teens and adults to the works of Norwegian artist, Edvard Munch. Munch (1863 – 1944) was an Expressionist painter best known for The Scream. Much of his work was characterized by life and death scenes, love and terror, and followed a style referred to as symbolism, the belief that art should reflect an emotion or idea rather than the natural world.

Patrons will learn about Munch’s life and works and will create their own versions of Munch’s The Scream using oil pastels. SML Art Club: Edvard Munch sessions will be held on the following dates and times at the Shreve Memorial Library branches below:

  • Friday, August 2, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., West Shreveport Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Tuesday, August 13, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Wednesday, August 21, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Means Branch (Facebook Event)

In September, the SML Art Club will celebrate the works of Spanish painter, sculptor, filmmaker, and performance artist, Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989). Dali is best known for his work in Surrealism, a 20th century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind.

His painting The Persistence of Memory depicts melting watches in a landscape setting and is an iconic surrealist masterpiece. Teens and adults will be able to create their own surrealist masterpieces using oil pastel at SML Art Club workshops, scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 4, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Means Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Friday, September 13, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Mooringsport Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Tuesday, September 17, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch (Facebook Event)

SML Art Club meetings are held monthly at various Shreve Memorial Library branches. Classes have explored the works of artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Piet Mondrian, and more.

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