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Artists in Residence Weekend at the Tides Inn

June 25 - June 26

Collaborating with area artists, the Tides Inn presents art-filled weekends for our guests. Hosted in our newly created Maker Space – a light-filled, interactive studio, each hands-on workshop is led by artists who are also exceptional educators.
Meet the Artists
Claire Jensen, Ceramic Artist + Educator
Claire Jensen, based in Richmond, is an artist, maker, and educator. Teaching ceramics and photography at a high school and Visual Arts Center of Richmond, she hails from Harrisonburg, VA – in the foothills of the Allegheny and Appalachian Mountains. There, she developed a deep appreciation for nature and the beauty in all things organic. She works predominantly with clay, as she is drawn to its raw origins and tangible possibilities. Striving to bring art into the everyday, Claire uses her ceramic pieces to enhance the aesthetics of life.
Molly Reeder, Painter, Stylist +Educator
Living around the world – from Hawaii to Bulgaria to New Zealand – Molly Reeder is a Richmond-based painter and stylist, specializing in botanicals and food illustration. She paints large scale, detailed watercolors of edible plant-based subjects to highlight their unique shape and beauty. Molly seeks meaningful collaborations through the lens of her artwork, where her paintings and illustrations help to support and showcase community efforts for LGBTQ, BIPOC & other minority run organizations. Co-organizing Richmond Bakers Against Racism, she sees food styling and baking as complimentary focuses that serve a symbiotic relationship to her work. Her work has been featured in such publications as Saveur Magazine, Taproot Magazine and Bake From Scratch, naming her as one of the top dozen bakers in America for 2018.
Friday, June 25
Watercolor Workshop: Food Illustration: Session 1
10:00 am, 90 min.
Led by artist Molly Reeder, this class explores food as an art form. Working with the Chef Truman and team, edible subjects will be delivered to use as your painting inspiration. Discover how to compose a pleasing still life, and then move into the technique of watercolor. The first session starts with setting up our subjects, mapping them out in pencil on paper and then beginning to add the first layers of watercolor. Suitable for all levels of painters, this class is held in two sessions. $150 per person for first session.
Beginner Pottery Wheel Experience
2 pm, 2.5 hrs.
Claire Jensen returns to lead an introduction to pottery’s most interesting tool, the pottery wheel. Your masterpiece will be fully fired and glazed by our team and sent to your home. $225 per person
Watercolor Workshop: Botanical Nature: Session 1
2 pm, 90 min.
This alfresco workshop takes you outside to explore painting either an object from nature (such as a seashell, a flower or a leaf) or a landscape. Learn how to compose a beautiful image on paper, adapt in pencil and then add watercolor. Suitable for all levels of painters, this class is also held in two sessions. $150 per person for first session
Pottery & Pinot
5 pm, 2 hrs.
With your choice of a bottle of Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio, join pottery instructor, Claire Jensen, for a fun beginner class and a glass or two – including small bites from our culinary team.
Saturday, June 26
Watercolor Workshop: Food Illustration: Session 2
10 am, 90 min.
Led by Molly Reeder, this workshop is a continuation of the first day, working in watercolor primarily, and some colored pencil to finish for detail. $150 per person for second session
Beginner Pottery Wheel Experience
2 pm, 2.5 hrs.
Claire Jensen leads another introductory class to pottery. Your piece will be fully fired and glazed by our team and sent to your home. $225 per person
Watercolor Workshop: Botanical Nature: Session 2
2 pm, 90 Minutes
This second session is a continuation of the first and takes place at the same time of day in order to obtain the same kind of light. $150 per person for second session
All classes are hosted in the Maker Space, except Botanical Nature, which will be outdoors. Please make a reservation by emailing Activities@TidesInn.com

Organizer

Tides Inn

804-438-4489

Artists in Residence Weekend at the Tides Inn

June 25 - June 26

Tides Inn , 480 King Carter Drive Irvington, VA

Collaborating with area artists, the Tides Inn presents art-filled weekends for our guests. Hosted in our newly created Maker Space – a light-filled, interactive studio, each hands-on workshop is led by artists who are also exceptional educators.
Meet the Artists
Claire Jensen, Ceramic Artist + Educator
Claire Jensen, based in Richmond, is an artist, maker, and educator. Teaching ceramics and photography at a high school and Visual Arts Center of Richmond, she hails from Harrisonburg, VA – in the foothills of the Allegheny and Appalachian Mountains. There, she developed a deep appreciation for nature and the beauty in all things organic. She works predominantly with clay, as she is drawn to its raw origins and tangible possibilities. Striving to bring art into the everyday, Claire uses her ceramic pieces to enhance the aesthetics of life.
Molly Reeder, Painter, Stylist +Educator
Living around the world – from Hawaii to Bulgaria to New Zealand – Molly Reeder is a Richmond-based painter and stylist, specializing in botanicals and food illustration. She paints large scale, detailed watercolors of edible plant-based subjects to highlight their unique shape and beauty. Molly seeks meaningful collaborations through the lens of her artwork, where her paintings and illustrations help to support and showcase community efforts for LGBTQ, BIPOC & other minority run organizations. Co-organizing Richmond Bakers Against Racism, she sees food styling and baking as complimentary focuses that serve a symbiotic relationship to her work. Her work has been featured in such publications as Saveur Magazine, Taproot Magazine and Bake From Scratch, naming her as one of the top dozen bakers in America for 2018.
Friday, June 25
Watercolor Workshop: Food Illustration: Session 1
10:00 am, 90 min.
Led by artist Molly Reeder, this class explores food as an art form. Working with the Chef Truman and team, edible subjects will be delivered to use as your painting inspiration. Discover how to compose a pleasing still life, and then move into the technique of watercolor. The first session starts with setting up our subjects, mapping them out in pencil on paper and then beginning to add the first layers of watercolor. Suitable for all levels of painters, this class is held in two sessions. $150 per person for first session.
Beginner Pottery Wheel Experience
2 pm, 2.5 hrs.
Claire Jensen returns to lead an introduction to pottery’s most interesting tool, the pottery wheel. Your masterpiece will be fully fired and glazed by our team and sent to your home. $225 per person
Watercolor Workshop: Botanical Nature: Session 1
2 pm, 90 min.
This alfresco workshop takes you outside to explore painting either an object from nature (such as a seashell, a flower or a leaf) or a landscape. Learn how to compose a beautiful image on paper, adapt in pencil and then add watercolor. Suitable for all levels of painters, this class is also held in two sessions. $150 per person for first session
Pottery & Pinot
5 pm, 2 hrs.
With your choice of a bottle of Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio, join pottery instructor, Claire Jensen, for a fun beginner class and a glass or two – including small bites from our culinary team.
Saturday, June 26
Watercolor Workshop: Food Illustration: Session 2
10 am, 90 min.
Led by Molly Reeder, this workshop is a continuation of the first day, working in watercolor primarily, and some colored pencil to finish for detail. $150 per person for second session
Beginner Pottery Wheel Experience
2 pm, 2.5 hrs.
Claire Jensen leads another introductory class to pottery. Your piece will be fully fired and glazed by our team and sent to your home. $225 per person
Watercolor Workshop: Botanical Nature: Session 2
2 pm, 90 Minutes
This second session is a continuation of the first and takes place at the same time of day in order to obtain the same kind of light. $150 per person for second session
All classes are hosted in the Maker Space, except Botanical Nature, which will be outdoors. Please make a reservation by emailing Activities@TidesInn.com

Organizer

Tides Inn

804-438-4489

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